I have alway been plagued with dark circles under my eyes. Over the years, I have found that the problem has worsened, no matter what I try...and I've tried about everything. Getting additional sleep tends to soften the darkness somewhat, but let's face it (no pun intended), sleep is a precious commodity difficult to come by with a full-time job (in my industry, that means a minimum of 60 hours a week) and all the other obligations we real people have...well, let's just say that I rarely experience days without dark circles, no matter how much concealer I pile on. Help is on the way! I think I've found a magic potion to help erase the dark circles that I feared would plague me forever.
Obagi Professional-C Serum 5% (formerly C-ffectives Eye Contour 5% Vitamin C Serum) is my new miracle. Just pat a drop under each eye before you apply your moisturizer (or in my case, the layer-upon-layer of skin treatments plus barrage of moisturizers to ward of the lack of sleep, long days at the office and exposure to dry air and sun damage). After the first night's application, I awoke to very little change (drats!). But I am diligent and hopeful (and also know not to expect too much in a single treatment), so I applied C-ffectives again...and awoke to...WOW...much more refreshed looking eyes with a much brighter appearance! Several days later and dark circles are now almost completely banished. I am now putting drops of this specially stabilized Vitamin C serum (which soaks into your skin very nicely) into all my skin treatments and moisturizers. As a result, I am seeing an amazing reduction in the age-related red and brown spots that were starting to pop up (and stick around). My skin has taken on a glow that was not there before...my face looks smoother, more radiant. Another big plus: my pores are smaller and much less noticeable.
Obagi Professional-C Serum 5% is one of those little must-haves...and at $39.60, it's a must-have now!
If you purchase from Obagi products at SpaLook.com, be sure to enter the promo code OBAGIHC and receive a complimentary AHAVA Hand Cream. Thanks again, Maura!