Bags on your arm are one thing but bags under your eyes are another. A tired gaze is the logical result of too little sleep but it can also appear at times of extreme stress, deficient nutrition or – contrary to what many believe –when you’re getting too much sleep. Unless caused by a natural ageing process, however, eye bags can be dealt with rather easily.
Founded in 1921 by a doctor, a pharmacist and a philosopher, German company Weleda fights puffiness with their Wild Rose Smoothing Eye Cream (10ml/£16.95). The product not only seeks to wipe off the fatigue, it also reduces fine lines. Renouncing a fragrance, it is thus the perfect cream to revive the delicate eye area while you’re asleep. In contrast to this, if you’re planning to brighten this area on a night out, London’s REN Cosmetics has just what you need: The Active 7 Eye Gel (15ml/£20.00) can be applied over makeup and fits into every purse. Bursting with vitamin P from Damask Rose Water but free from parabens, sulfates and silicones, the gel can be used without hesitation.
Rounding up this trio of eye-openers is the Lip & Eye Cream (10ml/£23.95) by The Organic Pharmacy which – you guessed it – also works on the lips. With ingredients ranging from bilberry to marigold and frankincense, the product is extremely effective in moisturizing the skin around your eyes and even promises to slow down the ageing process. Most importantly, dark circles are a thing of the past in no time.
Although we’re sure either of these will do the trick for you, remember to stay hydrated throughout the day and stick to a healthy sleeping pattern; both will work wonders on the eyes.
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