Kitchen beauty recipes can often have miraculous results like my homemade brightening eye cream for dark circle relief. The problem is that making your own skin care products it isn’t as convenient as reaching for a serum or cream. We both might agree that some of these natural certified organic ingredients can also be quite costly to create that may give you second thoughts. However, making your own homemade beauty treatment can sometimes accomplish more with amazing ingredients that can remain more potent since you can control the amount you make.
The important thing to consider when making an eye cream or a serum for this delicate area is not only the skin benefits. You also need to think how easily it absorbs and spreads. Too greasy an ingredient can give your under eye area too much of a shine. You can also find it too heavy that can clog pores and cause an excess of trapped sebum, which can lead to unwanted small pimples.
Another consideration that you need to keep in mind is that the wrong type of oil may not provide the lubrication you need and stretch that fragile under eye skin when applying concealer and eyeliner from excess tugging. For this reason, you want to weigh those skin benefits along with how spreadable and aim for a lightweight cream or serum like what my homemade brightening eye cream has to offer.
Though you can use plant-based sweet almond, apricot, olive oil, and coconut oil with wonderful smoothing and moisturizing of the eye area, my homemade brightening eye cream uses two of those ingredients along with vitamin E and pure cocoa butter to banish under eye darkness.
Almond oil was my first choice over cold-pressed virgin olive oil because it also has a tendency to break down eye makeup too easily. Despite all its skin nourishing squalene, it also has properties that can clog sebum in the eye area as well. Thus, sweet almond oil was a more suitable ingredient for all it can contribute for eye area beauty since it has vitamin E, an antioxidant that can help with anti-aging and hydrating the skin. In addition, almond oil has vitamin K, which is what the eye wants to reduce puffiness and deal with under eye darkness from pooled blood in that area. Even better yet, the vitamin A in sweet almond oil won’t block the sebum in the under eye area in the same way as the heavier cold-pressed virgin olive oil.
I also thought certified organic coconut oil was excellent for this homemade brightening eye cream for dark circle relief. Being loaded with fatty acids, it is perfect for gentle moisturizing and soothing the area since it also has anti-inflammatory properties. Due to its chain of medium fatty acids, coconut oil might also help somewhat brighten the under eye area.
Cocoa butter is another ingredient I wanted for my homemade eye cream. I chose this because all its potent fatty acids such as oleic, palmitic and stearic acids for quenching under eye skin with moisture and helping with any inflammation to keep it healthy with less probability of irritation.
I just started experimenting with this DIY eye cream. While I haven’t used my homemade eye cream all that long, I am noticing some improvement with lighter appearance of my allergic shiners, which is exciting.
All I got to say is to try my homemade brightening eye cream recipe. If you do, I think that you are going to like what you see when you examine your eyes afterwards with some use.
Homemade Eye Cream for Dark Circle Relief
2 tablespoons of grated cocoa butter (certified organic is the best)
2 tablespoons of certified organic coconut oil
1 tablespoon of sweet almond oil (certified organic)
1 400-iu vitamin E capsule
Grate the cocoa butter first before placing it in a microwave for about 15 seconds. You just want to melt it, not have it bubble up.
Place the melted cocoa butter in a small clean jar with a lid that you can later lock.
Add the coconut oil, almond oil and the vitamin E capsule that you pricked and squeezed the contents from into that jar with the cocoa butter. Stir and allow it to cool for about 45 minutes or so before trying it on your freshly washed under eye area.