best eye cream for dark circles

30 Best Eye Creams for Dark Circles At Every Budget

By: Dedet Panabi / May 18, 2021
Categories : Eye Care, Face, Skincare

No matter how much sleep I get every night, I still have dark circles under my eyes. It’s a cursed combination of genetics, my bone structure and pigmentation. Fortunately, I have science on my side! The best eye creams for dark circles now have powerful ingredients that brighten the eye area in different ways:

  • Lighten skin pigmentation around the eyes
  • Constrict blood vessels that can cause the blue or purple tinge
  • Diffuse light (it’s like an instant Instagram filter!)

Here’s the list of eye creams for dark circles that really work. Goodbye, zombie eyes!


Best Eye Creams For Dark Circles: Under $50

The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG 30ml

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The undereye is a delicate area on our face that requires lightweight and gentle products to soothe, hydrate, and moisturise. The Ordinary’s Caffeine Solution is highly concentrated with caffeine and Epigallocatechin Gallatyl Glucoside (EGCG) derived from Green Tea Leaves. This lightweight serum rapidly absorbs into the delicate eye contour to help reduce the appearance of discolouration and help you look fresh and stress-free no matter how many sleepless nights you’ve gone through.

Price: $11.50

Where to buy: LookFantistic

Get this in a set of two for only $21.00 here.

The Inkey List Caffeine Under Eye Serum

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We all know how great caffeine is in combatting puffiness and dark under-eye problems. This best-seller -literally it sells out so fast everywhere, comes in a 15ml bottle and is fragrance and paraben-free. With over a thousand positive reviews on Sephora alone, this loved serum has been proven worthy of the labels “best-selling” and “effective”.

Price: $18.00

Where to buy: Sephora

Pyunkang Yul Black Tea Time Reverse Eye Cream

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Pyungkang Yul Black Tea Time Eye Cream is formulated with EWG-verified ingredients. The niacinamide content in this fragrance-free eye cream will help you with your dark circles. Shea butter and macadamia seed oil give this product an oil-like texture that seeps nicely into the skin to reduce fine lines, while the hyaluronic acid keeps your under eye area hydrated. The sophisticated packaging that comes with this product is an admired bonus!

Price: $26.45

Where to buy: YesStyle

Pure Biology Premium Total Eye Cream

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With over 3,300 5-star reviews on Amazon, this eye cream does the trick at targeting dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles, all while hydrating and lifting the under-eye area. Feel confident without a concealer with Pure Biology Total Eye cream!

Price: $25.00 – $28.00 (depending on where you purchase it)

Where to buy: Amazon | iHerb

Cetaphil Hydrating Eye Gel-Cream

This is a good eye cream if you tend to get dark circles because of allergies, stress or lack of sleep. It hydrates with hyaluronic acid, brightens with liquorice root and grape extract, and strengthens with vitamin E and B. This gentle eye cream can also be used on the eyelids and around the eyes.

Dr. Melissa K. Levin, MD, a clinical instructor at NYU Langone Medical Center and Mount Sinai Hospital, says it’s a nice “gateway” eye cream for someone who’s just starting to build a complete skincare routine. “It’s affordable and good for all skin types.”

Price: $26.00

Where to buy: Shopee

ROC Retinol Correxion Anti-Aging Eye Cream

This is a powerful and affordable alternative to the more expensive retinol eye creams. It’ll firm up the eye area and boost collagen production so your dark circles don’t look so prominent. It also contains hyaluronic acid, which locks in moisture and makes your eyes look fresh and younger-looking. (By the way, ROC also has a variant for people who are sensitive to retinol — check it out if you’re looking for a gentle but effective anti-ageing eye cream.)

Price: $35.00

Where to buy: Lazada

Korres Natural Wild Rose Eye Brightening Treatment

This eye cream is made of organic ingredients that can brighten and firm the delicate skin around your eyes! It contains jojoba oil, ruscus extracts, natural betaine, vitamin C, vitamin E, and vitamin B5. It’s been tested by both dermatologists and ophthalmologists, so it is safe for both sensitive skin and sensitive eyes.

We also love how this affordable eye cream contains rose-gold optical brighteners and SPF 15. Apply under your eye makeup every morning to reflect the light and deflect the UV rays!

Price: $36.00

Where to buy: LookFantastic

Paula’s Choice Clinical Ceramide-Enriched Firming Eye Cream

We couldn’t mention the Cosmetics Cop without bringing up her popular brand Paula’s Choice. Their Clinical Ceramide-Enriched Firming Eye Cream is infused with goodness from four forms of vitamin C, two potent peptides, and clinically proven retinol. These ingredients work to firm and brighten your under-eye area as it smooths out fine lines and wrinkles.

Cruelty-free, fragrance-free, and paraben-free. Yes, you heard that right! Paula’s Choice is the perfect choice for you sensitive skin people out there.

Price: $29 (5ml) | $74 (15ml) 

 Where to buy: Paula’s Choice Singapore

RRAW Tea Butter Eye Cream

RRAW is a Singapore based skincare brand that is organic, environmentally friendly and natural. Its Tea Butter Eye Cream is suitable for people who have dark circles and eye bags. This eye cream is butter-based and is rich in green tea to help reduce dark circles under your eyes. Besides that, it also contains shea butter which helps lift and soften heavy eye bags. 

Price: $16.72

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JE SKINCARE & COSMETICS Eye Contour Cream

The JE SKINCARE & COSMETICS Eye Contour Cream is suitable for all types of skin. It helps with signs of ageing and contains a new formulation. This new formulation consists of fruit extracts that help boost the skin and provide moisture. Thus, it also helps reduce fine lines and facilitates the build-up of collagen. Besides that, it also helps reduce dark circles under your eyes and increase the skin’s firmness and elasticity at the same time. 

Price: $41.00

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Best Eye Creams For Dark Circles: $50 To $99

Tarte Maracuja C-Brighter™ Eye Treatment

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Tarte blends ingredients that are safe for all skin types into their Maracuja C-Brighter Eye Treatment. Yes, even you with sensitive skin can use this brightening treatment! Use this twice daily – paired with sunscreen during the day of course, for the best results. For the perfect sun protection in our hot Singapore weather check out our suggested sunscreens.

Price: $60.00

Where to buy: Sephora | Dermstore

Clinique Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector

This lightly tinted eye cream is perfect for a no-make-up make-up look. Its cooling metal applicator does great at reducing puffiness on your under eyes while leaving your skin soft and smooth. What’s more, is that Clinique’s Even Better Eyes eye cream is rated five stars by The Cosmetics Cop Paula Begoun. So don’t hesitate to include this in your skincare routine and say bye-bye to panda eyes!

Price: $72

Where to buy: Sephora

ORIGINS GinZing™ Refreshing Eye Cream to Brighten and De-puff

If your eyes are puffy and dark due to days of crying over a breakup, or just for no reason, here’s a product for you. Try the ORIGINS GinZing™ Refreshing Eye Cream to Brighten and De-puff! It helps bring back the radiance lost in your sad and tired eyes. So goodbye to your oversized shades as it also helps wake you up with freshness!

Price: $53.00

Where to buy: Sephora

Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Eye Cream

Joshua Zeichner, director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research in Dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital, says this is one of the best eye creams for dark circles. It’s packed with Vitamin C to brighten up the eye area. Antioxidants fight free radical damage that can cause fine lines, too!

The eye cream has also gotten hundreds of five-star review. Reviewers say it’s one of the best eye creams to use under concealer because it’s not greasy and even helps your concealer look better. It’s often sold out, so get one when you can!

Price: $59.00

Where to buy: Sephora

Shiseido White Lucent Anti-Dark Circles Eye Cream

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One of the most trusted Japanese skincare brands, Shiseido prides itself on well-researched, clinically-tested products. Its White Lucent range has a cult following (we’re obsessed with their serum) and psyched that some of that breakthrough ingredient is in their eye cream.

This Japanese eye cream fights the two major causes of dark circles: pigmented melanin (brown circles) and poor micro-circulation (blue circles). Over time, it fades pigmentation and boosts circulation. In the meantime, multi-luminescing powder diffuses light for instantly brighter eyes.

Price: $78.00

Where to buy: Sephora

Aveda Botanical Kinetics Energizing Eye Creme

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Do you prefer a natural eye cream for dark circles? Aveda blends liquorice root, coffee bean and nourishing plant oils to brighten the area and reduce puffiness. It’s also been tested by ophthalmologists, so it’s safe for sensitive eyes. Plus, 98% of its ingredients are naturally derived, and it doesn’t contain parabens, sulfates or phthalates.

“It’s not greasy and it makes my eyes look well-rested!” says one beauty review. Others say it’s one of their favourite products in the Aveda range. “I honestly didn’t expect to see such great results in a really short time! I apply this before going to bed. In the morning, my eyes feel refreshed and look brighter.”

Price: $79.00

Where to buy: Tangs

Drunk Elephant C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream

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This eye cream won hundreds of five-star reviews and several international beauty awards. Plus, an independent consumer study found nearly all of them agree that it’s the best eye cream ever. It helps minimize dark circles, puffy eyes and even firms up the eye area. LOVE!

  • 100% agree their eye area felt deeply hydrated
  • 100% agree their skin felt soothed and replenished
  • 97% agree their eye area looked refreshed
  • 97% agree their skin felt nourished
  • 90% agree their skin felt firmer
  • 84% agree their eye area looked brighter

The secret is in its powerful mix of eight peptides, five different kinds of Vitamin C, cucumber extract, ceramides, plant oils, and antioxidants. That’s a lot of nourishing ingredients. (The only thing it’s missing is fairy dust.)

Price: $90.00

Where to buy: Sephora

Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado

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Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment is a customer favourite because it has highly effective natural ingredients that provide daily hydration for your sensitive undereye area. This creamy treatment gently moisturizes the delicate skin and absorbs quickly so that the product does not migrate into your eyes.

Price: $55.00

Where to buy: Kiehl’s

FRESH Rose Hydrating Eye Gel Cream

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This eye gel quenches the dry skin around the delicate eye area like iced water on a hot day. This treatment’s cooling gel-like texture glides on to give continuous moisture that lasts up to 30 hours. Their 15ml bottle is enriched with nourishing rose oil, antioxidant golden root extract, and soothing fragrant rosewater, it instantly illuminates your beautiful eyes!

Pop on this eye cream before your moisturiser every morning and night for a reviving and refreshing effect on your eyes.

Price: $67.00

Where to buy: Sephora

Juliette Armand Eye Shine Cream

Meet the multi-action cream that helps target specific areas around your eye! The Juliette Armand Eye Shine Cream helps moisturise, brighten, revitalise and stimulate your complexion. Since it has a strong mix of ingredients, it has the benefit to help drastically reduce dark circles and puffiness! Simultaneously, it also helps maintain the capillaries integrity. To help combat your dark circles, its formula includes Sambucus Flower extract. 

Price: $80.00

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Best Eye Creams For Dark Circles: $100 To $149

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum

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Dark circles can look worse as we grow older because the skin around our eyes becomes thinner and the blood vessels underneath start to show through. This eye cream stimulates collagen production with retinol, antioxidants and plant-based ingredients. It’s one of the best eye creams for dark circles and fine lines!

Beauty reviews say that it absorbs quickly, and doesn’t feel thick or greasy. It can be applied under makeup, too!

Price: $105.00

Where to buy: Sephora

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex

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If you’ve got dark circles, fine lines and noticeably dry skin around the eyes, then this is the best eye cream for you! It’s special 10X Concentrated Repair Technology works overnight to revitalize your eyes. It lightens dark circles in just three weeks and hydrates your eye area for 24 hours.

It’s also one of the best anti-ageing eye creams. Apply in the morning to get 8-hour antioxidant protection against the damage caused by UV rays, pollution and blue light.

Price: $105.00

Where to buy: Tangs

DIOR Capture Youth Age-Delay Advanced Eye Treatment

The DIOR Capture Youth Age-Delay Advanced Eye Treatment is quite advanced. How? It helps target wrinkles, dark circles, fine lines and puffiness! Besides that, it also helps revitalise the contours of your eye. It has the benefit to help make your eyes appear radiant and rested by decongesting and smoothing the contours of your eyes. As it rehydrates your eyes, say bye-bye to your dark circles and puffiness and hello to brighter eyes!

Price: $110.00

Where to buy: Sephora

Skinceuticals AOX + Eye Gel

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This powerful eye cream fights dark circles with Vitamin C. It blocks pigmentation and reverses the damage from UV exposure.

It’s even clinically proven! A 3-month clinical trial showed that it helped reduce dark circles, fine lines, puffiness and eye bags. Singapore beauty reviewers agree! ” I really like this product – I feel like I look more rested and my eyes look brighter. I’m diligent about using every morning with my C E Ferulic serum, and I swear I saw results right away and continue to see results,” says Desiree.

Price: $139.00

Where to buy: Skinceuticals

Clarins Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate

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Clarins Total Eye Lift claims that it is an exceptional eye care serum that helps you achieve total eye radiance in just 60 seconds! The well-known experts at Clarins Laboratories developed this serum for all women and all ages. It combats puffiness, dark circles, fine lines, wrinkles and firmness to provide exceptional eye contour treatment. Not just that, this product beautifies your lashes as well!

Price: $108.00

Where to buy: Clarins Singapore


Best Eye Creams For Dark Circles: $150 Above

Alexandr & Co. SeriShine™ Eye Cream

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Alexandr&Co.’s SeriShine Eye Cream is rich with the highest concentration of Silk Sericin Complex™. With only a few weeks of use, you will notice an immense reduction of crow feet, sagging skin and dark circles. It also contains Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 that will significantly repair visible skin damage and stimulate collagen production thus reducing wrinkles and signs of ageing. Experience hydrated, firmer, and brighter eyes with SeriShine Eye Cream.

A little goes a long way, hence you only need a pea size amount to fully apply over your eye area.

Price: $249.00

Where to buy:   Add to cart

Tata Harper Illuminating Eye Crème

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Did we mention fairy dust? Well, Tata Harper has something pretty close: diamond dust. For real! The shimmer reflects light and helps hide even the darkest eye circles. Meanwhile, hyaluronic acid, olive oil, and mango-seed butter work to hydrate and plump up the skin. Your eyes look visibly firmer and rejuvenated!

Not everyone’s a fan of the shimmer, but others swear that it can make a huge difference in brightening the eye area. We recommend using eye cream under your concealer. Your eyes won’t look too pearly under harsh daylight — just fresh and youthful.

Want to learn more tips on how to keep your eyes looking fresh and youthful? Check out this list of the best ingredients in eye creams and the best eye creams that fight sun damage.

Price: $156.00

Where to buy: Sephora

La Mer The Eye Concentrate

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This luxury skincare brand is known for its magical and effective products. Their Eye Concentrate although on the pricier side, works great at illuminating, hydrating, and renewing your under-eye area. The product feels cool to touch which instantly refreshes your skin when applied and absorbs quickly to smooth out your under eyes. Prepare for a wealthy but WORTHY splurge with La Mer, as this skincare brand never disappoints.

Price: $355.00

Where to buy: La Mer outlets | Sephora | Tangs | Metro

SK-II LXP Ultimate Perfecting Eye Cream

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SK-II is known for its luxury but also its richly effective skincare. This deeply hydrating eye cream is enriched with SK-II’s Highest Concentrated Pitera™ to diminish the appearance of dark circles and discolourations, while also softening fine lines and wrinkles. Best believe this perfecting eye cream will nourish, firm and brighten the eye zone.

Price: $264.00

Where to buy: Tangs

Kate Somerville Line Release Under Eye Repair Cream

This high-performing eye cream helps to lift and firm the delicate skin surrounding your eyes. The Kate Somerville Line Release Under Eye Repair Cream also helps cushion with a formula that is intensive. Besides that, it also helps reduce dark circles and expression lines while smoothing and brightening your eyes! Suitable for all types of skin, your eyes will stand out as they are hydrated and fresh!

Price: $201.00

Where to buy: Sephora