Thanks to the sleepless nights that come with having a baby, I spent the first year of my sons life looking like an extra from “The Walking Dead’.
Years ago (three to be precise), I could pull an all nighter and still look as fresh as a daisy the following morning. These days, thanks to my darling son and his refusal to sleep for the first nine months of his life, I am still trying to shift those dark circles.
Because I know I am not alone on this one (new mums I hear your cry), I have selected 7 fab eye creams for the sleep deprived mum that promise to diminish the appearance of dark circles and reverse the signs of ageing for a more radiant, wide eye look.
- Smart Balm Eye Cream by Time Bomb. Think of this balm as a lip balm for your eyes. Using Centella, powerful peptides and the known anti-ageing super, Smart Balms keeps the skin around your eyes moist and plump, so you can look fresh and rested all day long!
- Instant Radiance Eye Cream by Murad. Clinically-proven to minimise the appearance of dark circles by 30% in 15 minutes and by 48% with continued use, this vitamin C rich formula with hyaluronic acid works to firm, smooth and brighten the eye contours for a more awake and radiant appearance.
- GinZing by Origins. With caffeine, Panaz Ginseng, Magnolia Extra and natural optic brighter, GinZING works to de-puff and pep-up your eye area, disguising and repairing the effects of a sleepless night.
- Aqualia Thermal Eye by Vichy. This fresh velvety balm restores balance to the eye area by reducing any puffiness and boosting moisture levels. Priced at just £15, it’s easy on the pocket as well as the eye.
- Olluminate Intense Eye Repair by Zo Skin Health. Ok so this an expensive one but sometimes you just need to pull in the big guns. With retinol and advanced peptides to reduce fine lines wrinkles, skin tone and texture; plus optical diffuses to dark circles.
- No Wrinkles Tired Eyes by This Works. Using the function of the Persian Silk Tree (ok, I am not totally sure what this is either but it sounds amazing right?), coupled with retinol palmitate and hyaluronic acid to increase cell renewal, No Wrinkles Tired Eyes serum specifically targets and repairs tired puffy eyes and dark circles while you sleep.
- Pigmentclar Eyes by La Roche Posay. La Roche-Posay’s Pigmentclar Eyes targets dullness in the eye area thanks to it’s signature Pigmentclar complex combined with caffeine. Invigorating and smoothing the eye contours,this is a real eye opener.
Do you have any tricks for hiding dark circles? Share your tips in the comments below.