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JaneD

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I have hereditary dark circles, however it is much more apparent under my left eye, along with a inch long blue vein. Yuk!

I have no puffiness, in fact after a long night of crying, my puffy eyes in the morning look great! no dark circles visible! :-)

I used to be able to use concealer to hide it somewhat, however, concealer always ends up filling in & magnifying the wrinkles under my eye so I prefer not to go that route.

I've looked at many of the eye-specific products but they all seem to focus on depuffing and debagging the area, neither of which I need. I need something that will thicken  the skin so that my vein & circles will diminish.

I'm currently using LMC all over my face including my eye area, will this be enough, or should I invest in some other specific product?


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Your post made me laugh, because my "under eyes" look great, too, when they're puffy. Our problem is thin skin, and we need to build up the thin skin so the veins are less visible underneath. I wish I'd arrived at this conclusion years ago, before I tried every eye product on earth to get rid of the dark circles.

LMC is the thing to use, but maybe others have some suggestions. Maybe even add some palmitoyl pentapeptide-3 (matrixyl) to one of your products, though I know the LMC has natural active peptides. Vitamin A helps build the skin, so I'm wondering if the Twilight cream would be an option, too.

It has taken me 28 years to find a concealer that works for me. Against my longtime beliefs, a very light wand silicone-based concealer is what I need. I used to use thick, heavy concealers (like Dermablend) but they'd travel into the little lines.

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I am more worried about the "whole night crying" than the under eye dark circles!
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Hannah - thank you for your concern, I just happen to cry VERY easily. I even cry at commercials. LOL so when something really upsetting happens, it's an all-night type of thing. :-) no worries.

Twilight, isn't it a retinal-kindof product? I didn't think you are supposed to use vitamin A near your eyes... am I mistaken?

I'd love to know what concealer you're using that is working for you?




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Jane, it's the Isomers "skin perfecting wand" I use. I just find this particular concealer doesn't need a lot of powder over it, and only a bit is needed, so I don't get that "Hey! I'm wearing cakey concealer!" look. It is flesh-toned and light, and contains a lot of light reflectors, but is not glittery.

Bright-I cream contains retinyl acetate, so I think it is "A"-ok to use it around your eyes. 
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Hannah, would the capillary cream help with under-eye blue veins?

I would love to use it anyway as I have broken capillaries around my nostrils, though I'd rather go with 0.5oz version of SAS cream/or it would be even better to have a serum?

Jane, I have also tried many, many concealers for the same problem and I think I found a great one -  it's Make up For Ever HD Invisible cover concealer‎, sold in Sephora.
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The capillary cream might work if you use it continually and can help with dark circles, since it will help circulation there. However, deep veins usually need help from the inside - take vitamins or herbal remedies to help and exercise to help circulation - I have the same predicament - hope it gets better!!!  
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I have very transparent skin and bad undereye circles. I have the same thing: after crying the undereye skin is puffy and  looks a bit better!!! I now use two creams, one with haloxyl and one with matrixyl. Now my undereye circles are less dark. I don't know if its due to the matrixyl, but you can try it.
I never use a concealer personally, but if you want to use it I recommend using one with haloxyl or other ingredients in it. That way it improves the skin at the same time 
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