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Question about Dark Circles under my eyes

I recently had cataract surgery and now I've noticed that I have dark circles under my eyes. One isn't so bad, but one is at least twice as bad.

1. What do y'all recommend for a dark circle concealer?

2. What do y'all recommend for a dark circle repair?

I'm on a tight budget, so it has to be affordable.


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Re: Question about Dark Circles under my eyes

Hi there, are you past the recovery point where you are not supposed to get water in your eyes? Trying to remember the situation when my parents had their surgeries. The dark circles and discoloration, may be due to bruising, when you do go back to the doctor? I would ask him/her about the discoloration, and ask him/her if you can use a concealer under your eyes and what is alright to use. I think it's important post-op to ask, at least for a while depending on how long ago the surgery was, to clear any products you use, around the eye area, with the doc.

Once you get the okay to use something, you might look at some gentle and fragrance free concealers, such as Clinique, or Almay.

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Re: Question about Dark Circles under my eyes

I've read that dark circles can be caused by a variety of reasons so the type of treatment depends on the cause. Ingredients that can help with dark circles are haloxyl, vitamin C, vitamin K, retin A and anything that helps build collagen. A product that I've found to be the best for my dark circles (and for bags if you have them) is Isomers R Pur for Eyes. It runs about $35 and is sold on Isomers website and at Evine although I didn't see it currently listed there. Here's the product description from Isomers website:

What is it?

Targeted serum for the entire eye contour. For temperamental and mature skin.

Intensive - yet super lightweight. Boasting germinating soy, soy isoflavones, genistein and technological extracts to help transform the visible eye contour. For a tighter, brighter and younger-looking eye contour.

Who is it for?

Those with chronic under eye puffiness that is caused by a shift of the fat pad below the eye.

Why is it unique/different?

Formula targets entire eye contour and fat pads under the eye area

  • Broad spectrum formula for the entire eye contour
  • Dark Circle
  • Fine Wrinkles
  • Eyelid Flaccidity
  • Puffiness
  • Lower Eyelid Fat Pads
  • Anti oxidant protection for brighter looking skin
  • Uses soy DNA to replenish mature skin.
  • Hydrating to sooth, dry, dehydrated and delicate skin sensitivity
  • Fragrance free, paraben free


Pure extracts from Soy: Germinating Soy, Soy Isoflavones and Genistein, Phosphatidylcholine, Soy Symbiozomes

  • Targets mature, temperamental, skin ages 45 and up
  • Dramatically helps reduce the look of visible skin damage
  • Improvement in skin lipid content: (supports ceramides)
  • Improvement in skin elasticity
  • Improvement in skin hydration
  • Decrease in skin roughness
  • Decrease in skin ruddiness
  • Wrinkle Smoothing
  • Anti oxidant protection – helps brighten the skin and even out color

Bio peptide CL™: Palmitoyl Oligopeptide

  • Targets many aspects of skin wrinkles
  • Reduces visible wrinkle length and depth
  • Smooths skin surface
  • Alternative to Vitamin A without harmful side effects.
  • Firms the skin
  • Positive stimulant to the skin surface

Soy Sterols

Targets Skin Appearance:
  • Improvement in skin elasticity
  • Improvement in skin hydration
  • Decrease in skin roughness
  • Wrinkle Smoothing
  • Improvement in skin lipid content

Targets Collagen Renewal

  • Formulation contains fibroblast messenger peptide to target collagen renewal


Helps reduce the look of dark circles to even out skin tone


Anti eye bag ingredients to help smooth out under eye contours

BioSkinup™ Contour

Targets dark circles and smooth out puffiness

Dedicated delivery system – “transdermal Q”

  • Aids in penetration and product performance
  • Better skin care for younger looking skin

Liquid Crystal Olive Base

  • Enhanced moisturizer and delivery system
  • Lamellar gel short and long term hydration
  • “Once a day application”
  • Keeps skin moist longer, excellent for dry skin
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Re: Question about Dark Circles under my eyes

Also for treatment Skinn's Hylighten Roller Ball-I believe 2 of them are on special for about $35.00 and they will last a while, I have seen tremendous improvement with my dark circles from using this-twice a day every day!!!!!It feels good too......I use It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye concealer or Laura Geller's Real Deal-both are very good and you need such a tiny amoount-they last forever!!!!!!!

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Re: Question about Dark Circles under my eyes

Thank you all so much!

My surgery was the 3rd and 17th of Dec. so I'm past the recovery time.

My Granny had dark circles pretty much surrounding the entire eye (not bad looking, though) and I'm afraid that since my surgery I now notice what others have seen for a few years! Hahaha

I'll look into the products suggested and see what fits me best.

Oh, and UMDTerpFan...thank you so much for the in depth product description, too.

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Re: Question about Dark Circles under my eyes

Use a peach corrector prior to concealer. Pixi at Target makes one, it's very tacky so use just a tad and pat on to spread. Armani Maestro Corrector is another excellent choice. I believe Bobbi Brown and Laura Mercier also make peach based concealers.

NYX has one that is actually orange and as scary as that sounds, is outstanding for correcting very dark circles prior to using concealer.

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