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Old 08-23-2007, 12:54 PM   #1
 
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Just wondering if anyone has any recs for a good eye cream?
I'm mainly looking for help with dark circles and since I'm not getting any younger, anti-aging would help too .
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Old 08-23-2007, 01:49 PM   #2
 
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I just started using Clinique's All About Eyes. I don't have horrible dark circles, but it minimizes what I have. I like it because the creme is light and very moisturizing (not greasy).
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creams don't really help with dark circles - depending on the reason you have them. the Avon Lighten Up is lightweight and absorbs quickly - plus it's often on sale.
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Old 08-24-2007, 12:01 AM   #4
 
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I dont have dark circles but been using an eye cream for years just so i keep the lil eye wrinkles away , so far so good still . I use Dove Proage eye cream with Sph 8 in it , its the only eye cream so far that i found with sph in it and been using it for yrs. ( i use to use the old dove eye cream and it had shp 8 as well , but when the new line of dove proage products came out i switched to that )
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Old 08-24-2007, 02:00 AM   #5
 
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I've recently started using SkinDoctors Circle Clear and Body Shops Camomille eye cream. I quite like them. The circle clear seems to helps with the dark circles but doesn't completely get rid of them - no cream can do that.
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Old 08-24-2007, 05:21 AM   #6
 
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I've been using this for a few weeks now, and I really like it...not sure about long-term results, though:
http://skinactives.com/products/brighti.htm
It's very soft &light, non-greasy....
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Old 08-24-2007, 08:52 AM   #7
 
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creams don't really help with dark circles - depending on the reason you have them. the Avon Lighten Up is lightweight and absorbs quickly - plus it's often on sale.
I used that product religiously for months with no improvement. I just gave up and stick to concealer. I use a regular light lotion to smooth the area out.
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Old 08-24-2007, 07:02 PM   #8
 
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Dark under-eye circles are caused by blood pooling in the vessels under the skin (this also causes the red marks left behind by acne). Because the skin under the eyes is so thin, the pooled blood is very easy to see. Having them constantly (as I do) is genetic, and they cannot be eliminated with creams or other cosmetics. Skin lighteners usually work by causing a lot of exfoliation, but that just doesn't apply here. However, for all I know, there may be a laser treatment that could alleviate them.
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Old 08-26-2007, 11:36 AM   #9
 
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Thanks for all the recs ladies. So I guess I'm stuck with these, huh? Well, at least if I can't get rid of them completely at least I hope to find something that will brighten my under eye area.
It would help if I was able to get some sleep too (motherhood is very sleep depriving )
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Old 08-26-2007, 12:40 PM   #10
 
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i think i knon the answer but can you use skin lightener under your eyes?

my latest favorite eye cream (for prevention) is Neutrogena Anti-Oxidant Age Reverse Eye Cream - comes in a tube for $13 at ulta...i like the consistency and the tube.
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So I guess I'm stuck with these, huh? Well, at least if I can't get rid of them completely at least I hope to find something that will brighten my under eye area.
we had a discussion about this earlier this year too.

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...ic.php?t=99859

the best thing you can do is raise the head of your bed by a few inches so that blood isn't pooling under your eyes while you sleep. vitamin K strengthens blood vessels, so you might want to take a supplement of that.

topical vitamin K doesn't work because it can't penetrate through the blood vessels.
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