Does Hyaluronic Acid Help Improve Dark Circles Under Eyes?

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Dark circles under eyes are easy to appear and challenging to remove. Since the skin under your eyes is delicate and thin, it’s susceptible to darkening over time. Some people are more likely to develop them, especially those with mature skin, those who have a family history of dark under-eye circles, and those with darker skin tones.

Each year, thousands of people take extensive measures (like injections and peels) to get rid of the dark pigmentation under their eyes. Even the best under-eye concealers and other cosmetics are not always enough to reduce the appearance of these dark circles. Fortunately, Revinia® products offer topical treatment with hyaluronic acid for dark circles so you can reverse them instead of mask them. This next-generation line of skincare can help lighten these dark spots and reverse signs of aging, all without the need for needles.

What Causes Dark Circles Under Eyes?


Lack of Sleep & Dehydration

The dark circles that can appear on your lower eyelids can mean a variety of things. Sleep deprivation can cause the skin to become pale and dull, which allows the blood vessels and dark tissues below your eyes to become more visible. Lack of sleep can also cause fluid to build up in the tissue just below your eyes to cause puffiness, which can cast shadows that look like dark circles under eyes. Dehydration from not drinking enough fluids, or from drinking coffee, alcohol, or other diuretics, can also cause dark circles under eyes. Retaining fluid, often after waking up or after eating salty foods, can cause the dark circles.


You can sometimes reduce the appearance of these dark circles by getting enough rest, and addressing your allergies or other underlying causes of your itchy eyes. Cool compresses, raising the head of the bed slightly, limiting salt in the diet, and reducing allergy symptoms can help.



Dark circles from other causes, such as aging, may not be so easy to treat. Skin becomes thinner with age; thinner skin under the eyes allows the dark blood vessels sitting just beneath the skin to become more visible, thereby creating the appearance of dark circles below the eyes.


Over time, the body also loses fat and collagen in certain areas, particularly around the eyes. Fat helps maintain the plump appearance of skin, while collagen provides structure and skin elasticity. The loss of fat and collagen weakens skin, and allows skin to sag. Weakened and sagging skin can allow pouches to develop. Fat pads located beneath the eye can slip into the pouches to create eye bags, which appear as puffiness in the lower eyelid.


Sun Exposure

Sun exposure plays a role in the development of dark circles under the eyes. The skin responds to sun exposure by producing melanin, a pigment that gives skin its color. Melanin also protects the skin from harmful rays of the sun. The skin under the eyes is especially sensitive to sunrays, so it produces more melanin, which causes dark circles and sun damage to your skin.



Genetics can even play a role, as you can inherit these dark circles from one or both of your parents. These circles may be the result of the thin skin inherited from parents, or from genetic hyperpigmentation that causes more melanin in the skin under the eyes.


Hyaluronic Acid Properties for Eye Bags & Dark Circles

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Is hyaluronic acid good for dark circles? The answer is yes.

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a natural substance found in the human body. The skin, connective tissue, and eyes contain the largest amounts of this clear, liquid substance; the skin contains more than half of all the HA in the body. The main function of this ingredient is to retain water, which keeps body tissues moisturized and hydrated.


The body loses hyaluronic acid with the natural aging process. Other factors, such as ultraviolet radiation from the sun, tobacco smoke and pollution can further decrease the amounts of HA in the skin. Fortunately, hyaluronic acid is available in a topical formulation that consumers can apply directly to their faces. Research shows that, when applied directly to the surface of the skin, HA serums can reduce wrinkles, redness and other skin problems, such as dermatitis.


Hyaluronic acid can also improve the appearance of dark circles under the eyes. This ingredient is a popular solution to eye circles because it hydrates and plumps the skin so that blood vessels and darker skin tissue are not as visible. Hyaluronic acid for eye bags is also popular in that the plumping action also makes bags under the eyes less puffy.


Revinia® Eye Repair Treatment includes hyaluronic acid, ac-11® and lifting agents to lighten dark circles. This powerful combination of advanced ingredients does more to improve dark circles under the eyes than any single ingredient can do alone. ac-11® is a botanical product, which means it comes from plants. It helps reverse signs of aging in the skin and reduces pigmentation and scar tissue that causes noticeable dark spots under the eyes. This advanced botanical treatment also aids skin function to create a more youthful appearance.


Treat Dark Circles With Revinia®

Treating dark circles with Revinia® Eye Repair Treatment can create more youthful, glowing skin for people of all ages, whether these dark circles are the result of genetics or the natural effects of aging. Try our eye serum for dark circles and restore, replenish and rejuvenate your skin.

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