There are a lot of products that promise to fight under-eye circles — but how well do they work? Chemists in the Good Housekeeping Research Institute put several formulas to the test.
By The Good Housekeeping Research Institute
Under-eye circles are tough to eradicate. But that hasn't stopped the beauty industry from developing treatments to fight them. To find out how well these products work, the Good Housekeeping Research Institute tested several formulas.
How we tested: Experts in the lab measured and photographed the color of volunteers' under-eye circles pre- and post-eight weeks of at-home treatment — then calculated color change and analyzed the before-and-after images. Testers also provided feedback via questionnaires.
What we found: While none of the treatments significantly reduced dark circles, the vitamin K oxide-infused Biopelle Auriderm Illume Eye Creme ($50, biopelle.com for physicians) lightened them slightly in our lab tests, and the majority of participants agreed that the cream diminished the darkness while moisturizing the eye area. "It seems to lighten my circles a bit, though not as much as I'd like," one volunteer noted. "But there is a difference."
SOURCE: Review of Biopelle Auriderm Illume Eye Creme - Best Dark Circle Eye Cream - Good Housekeeping