Dark under-eye circles can be hard to hide. Sometimes even the best of the best concealers can’t cover up a long night or naturally blueish bags. While not all eye creams are created equal (or are even effective), the Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Eye Crème is one of the few that promise to brighten and actually deliver. The vitamin C in the cream “calms inflammation and blocks the production of abnormal pigmentation to brighten under-eye circles,” explains Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital. Our own resident skin-care expert, Rio Viera-Newton, has used it on days when she doesn’t want to wear any makeup at all, as “it both moisturizes and makes me look less like the walking dead.” When she does want to wear makeup, the tacky texture of the cream helps any concealer adhere easily, so “using it will prolong the life of your under-eye concealer.” And until October 4, the cream is 30 percent off as part of Old Henriksen’s sitewide friends-and-family sale. That’s a better discount than you would get if you were the highest-tiered member during Sephora’s seasonal savings events. The deal is automatically applied to your cart during checkout. Just keep in mind that you’ll have to spend $50 to get free three-day shipping, but since the entire site’s on sale, there’s plenty you could pick up — including the brand’s best-selling vitamin-C serum.
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