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Proven Ways to Get Rid of Dark Circles Under Your Eyes

We’re all for a smouldering smoky eye on a glamorous night out. But when it’s puffy dark circles that are causing a shadow rather than a strategic flick of an eyeliner pen, it’s time to take action. 

Deep purple, blue or brown patches to the inside or under your eyes make you look more tired and older than you are. You’re in the right place if this is the one thing you would magically change about your face.

The good news is that no genies or spells are required to lighten and brighten your eyes. Keep reading for the skincare tips on how to get rid of dark circles and make your eyes stand out for the right reasons. 

What Causes Dark Circles Under Eyes? 

The skin under your eyes is different from the rest of your face as it contains less collagen and oil glands. Paying attention to this area before you notice any darkness or wrinkles will pay dividends later on.

That’s because, over time, your skin loses the ability to produce collagen, resulting in thinner, more transparent skin. In this case, your skin isn’t changing colour, but the blood vessels under your eyes stand out more prominently. Doing what you can to boost collagen and plump the skin keeps dark circles at bay. 

However, dark patches can also be the result of hyperpigmentation. In which case, regulating the production of pigment is your aim. 

Some of the causes of dark circles include: 

  • Allergies 
  • Hay fever  
  • Eczema 
  • Contact dermatitis 
  • Fatigue  
  • Smoking and drinking alcohol 
  • Frequent rubbing of the eyes 
  • Sunlight exposure 

Darker skin tone or a family history increases your chances of developing dark circles. 

Brightening Eye Creams & Serums 

brightening eye cream

One of the simplest ways to lighten and brighten dark rings is with a targeted skincare routine specifically designed for the eyes. The challenge in producing effective skincare is encapsulating potent actives that work in a formula that’s tolerated on delicate skin.  

Dp Dermaceuticals use actives that are proven to be effective in reducing the visible appearance of dark circles encapsulated in sophisticated dermal delivery systems. The result is a superior collection of eye-specific skincare that can help brighten dark circles for all skin types. 


brightening eye serum

The intense infusion of Retinaldehyde (Vitamin A) and Bukuchiol contained in R.E.R. EYE SERUM™ visibly reduces discolouration around the eyes. Skin tone and radiance are improved for eyes that sparkle. 

Antioxidants are another non-negotiable ingredient in the battle against dark circles because they fight the free radicals on your skin that are determined to age you. R.E.R. EYE SERUM contains antioxidant Vitamin E and Centella Asiatica Flower, which is rich in antioxidants, among other advantages. 

Use the handy rollerball pen to cool and comfort your tired eyes and flush fluid retention with lymphatic drainage massage.  

You don’t need to use much of this potent eye-lifting serum for impressive effect. Massage just ½ a rice grain amount into each eye contour each evening for smoother, brighter skin. 


dark circles under eyes cream

As part of your eye skincare routine, remember that cream always follows serum. CBD R.E.R. EYE CREAM™ is a hard-working infusion that lessens the appearance of dark rings. We’ve essentially packaged up the benefits of a few great nights’ sleep in this formula. 

Vitamin C is one of the best active ingredients to look for in eye skincare. As an effective tyrosinase inhibitor, Vitamin C balances a process called melanogenesis. This means that melanin production is regulated, which equals less darkness in the skin. The oil-soluble form used in CBD R.E.R. EYE CREAM of Ascorbyl Palmitate is suitable for sensitised and reactive skin conditions (a fancy way of saying that it’s gentle).  

At low doses, CBD has been shown to have free radical scavenging (antioxidant) properties that outshine even Vitamin C and E. CBD also acts as an ingredient booster, making it a perfect addition to almost any skincare. 

Use our CBD R.E.R. EYE CREAM to smooth and revive wrinkled, dull, puffy eyes and dark circles. 


eye care mask rejuvinating

Your go-to pick-me-up for tired eyes, R.E.R. EYE MASKS™ contain a rejuvenating blend of Hyaluronic Acid, Peptides, Probiotics, Retinyl Palmitate, and Niacinamide. These nourishing masks rapidly plump and firm the eye area for a younger, brighter effect. 

Each of the renewable, refined bicomponent plant fibre masks fit snugly to the eye area for maximum absorption. Pop them on and relax for 10–30 minutes while the active ingredients penetrate your skin.   

These are our favourite go-to when travelling as they offer a quick turnaround in the appearance of your eyes. You can even wear them under a travel mask. 


Whether you’ve been kept up all night with a teething baby or a stressful workday, sometimes your eyes are going to look more tired than others. That’s when you need to make sure you have a flawless coverage to hand. You might feel like you’re wading through mud all day, but your bright eyes aren’t giving you away. 

Dark circles are no match for COVER RECOVER™. With 11 shades that blend miraculously with your skin tone this miracle coverage also offers SPF 30/PA+++ protection and a blend of powerful anti-ageing vitamins, botanicals, peptides, probiotics and hyaluronic acid.  

Hyaluronic Acid 

hyaluronic acid ingredient hydration

Due to the lack of sebaceous (oil) glands in the skin surrounding our eyes, this area is prone to the ageing effects of dehydration. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) attracts and retains moisture in the skin—the ultimate antidote to dryness. 

Our Dp Dermaceuticals range encapsulates the beneficial active ingredients in our signature Hyaluronic Acid formulation, HylaFuse™. With 3 differently sized HA molecules, HylaFuse penetrates deeper into the skin, releasing hydration and active ingredients for a full workdayup to 8 hours! 

Dermapen Treatments™ for Dark Circles 

If you want your under-eye bags to disappear and stay gone, try microneedling with Dermapen. The incredibly fine needles create flawless micro-injuries to boost the production of collagen for months to come.  

If the thought of needles near your eyes alarms you, you can relax—the needle depth and speed are adjusted for delicate areas. And while your Authorised Treatment Provider will safely microneedle around the outer eye area, the entire region benefits from the collagen-boosting effect. As a bonus, you can expect a significant reduction in fine lines too. Bye-bye crow’s feet!  

Find a DermapenWorld Authorised Treatment Provider near you for an initial consultation. 

No More Dark Circles 

You don’t need to go to drastic measures to erase the dark circles under your eyes. By applying proven actives in the form of your Dp Dermaceuticals skincare and regular Dermapen microneedling sessions, you can wow your friends with brighter, younger-looking eyes.  

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