If you struggle with dark circles or puffiness under your eyes, you probably need more than concealer to tackle the problem. To combat my dark circles and morning puffy eyes, I turned to Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream to Brighten and Depuff ($30), and I’m so glad I did.
I bought this brightening eye cream because I’m all about instant gratification. The slightly pinkish formula contains pearly light-reflecting particles, which immediately light up the area, so your skin gets an instant boost. Instantly, my eyes look brighter and more awake. Within minutes, the puffiness is noticeably reduced.
The long-term benefits of this cream are what sealed the deal for me. Over time, it works to minimize the appearance of dark circles with powerful (yet natural) ingredients like ginseng, caffeine derived from coffee beans, and magnolia extract. To experience these benefits within a 60-day range, you should apply it morning and night. (I only apply it in the morning because I use a heavy-duty moisturizer at night). On top of all that, this lightweight cream feels cooling and soothing when I apply it, and not at all heavy or sticky.
You need the smallest dollop to effectively treat the area below both eyes, so the jar will last you quite some time (approx. 3 months).
Quick tip: Use your ring finger (it’s the weakest, which means it will apply the least pressure and reduce tugging on your skin) to gently tap the cream into the skin over your orbital bone (you’ll feel the curve of it under your eye). The majority of dark circles are in that small area, so the cream application should be most concentrated there. You don’t need to go all the way up to your lower lashline. If you have hooded or puffy eyelids, you can also apply the cream to the bottom curve of your brow bone, just above the crease in your lid. You’ll feel a pleasant cooling sensation, and you’ll notice a brighter eye area.
My only gripe with this product: after awhile, the cream collects in the ridges around the lip of the jar (underneath the cap) as a result of unscrewing and replacing the cap. The residue develops sort of a chalky appearance, and honestly, it looks gross. I clean it off daily so I don’t have to look at it. Still, it’s small price to pay for an eye cream that I love.
Have you ever tried this? Did you like it?
Image via Origins