They say the eyes are windows to the soul.
And lets face it, dark circles rarely scream fresh and radiant.
Even if you got a solid 8 hours of shut eye last night.
But this doesn’t mean you’re stuck looking exhausted; there are some wonderful ingredients that will help perk up your peepers.
Get Your Daily Vitamins
If you’re considering how to get rid of dark circles, it is widely known in the skin care industry that Vitamin K is the best cure for dark circles.
This is due to its ability to reduce the flow of blood to the skin.
Interestingly, Vitamin K is the vitamin responsible for blood clotting; it produces bacteria in the intestines and distributes it throughout the body, helping prevent excessive blood flow and haemorrhaging.
The only downside with using Vitamin K in eye products is that it is notoriously unstable, meaning that it is difficult for us formulators to retain its potent properties.
A Cool Molecule
More recently, Daniel B. Yarosh, a pioneer in skincare science, has discovered how to get rid of dark circles around the eyes.
His research found that for many people, dark circles are caused by slow blood flow.
Instead of using ingredients that stem the flow of blood, his research found that innovative ingredients that stimulate blood flow rather than block it are more effective, helping to flush away stagnant veins and encourage lymph drainage.
His technology is based on the winning Nobel Prize discovery of the small molecule, Nitric Oxide, and its effects on stimulating blood flow.
A clinical trial involving six volunteers was conducted using Nitric Acid in cream on one cheek, and leaving the other bare.
They were then asked to stand in the laboratory refrigerator for 30 minutes, at a temperature of 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
When the volunteers came out, the researchers immediately took the temperature of their cheeks and what they found astounded them; the cheeks treated with the cream were considerably warmer than the untreated cheeks.
Basically what this means is, the cream kept the skin warmer in colder climates.
They also carried out a clinical study that involved 26 volunteers who suffered from severe dark circles. Applying cream under their right eye, after four weeks they saw a significant improvement in the reduction of the circles.
This information has since been published in a scientific journal that specialises in Nitric Oxide. Their studies also found that Nitric Oxide actually helped with collagen production.
So, if you’re keen to know how to get rid of dark circles, this is certainly one ingredient to look out for in the future.
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