Dark Circles Are No Match for Illuminating Eye Gels

Dark Circles Are No Match for Illuminating Eye Gels

Oh, dark circles. Basically everyone has them and everyone hates them (sorry, not sorry). Sometimes, no matter how many hours of blissful, undisturbed sleep we get, they never seem to fade. That’s why we’re so excited to introduce the newest member of our eye gels family. Meet, FlashPatch Illuminating Eye Gels.

To really understand how these babies work, we must first ask one question: What the heck are dark circles and why won’t they leave us alone? Here’s the gist:

Dark circles are caused by a number of different factors, but the four most common are genetics (thanks, Mom and Dad), age, sun exposure, and seasonal allergies.


If your parents blessed you with fair or thin skin under the eyes, it’s easier to see when blood pools there, usually due to slower circulation from lack of sleep or from gravity while laying horizontal. The accumulation of blood actually causes fragile veins to stretch and leak, resulting in that dark half-moon under your eyes.


As we get older, our skin loses collagen and elastin, causing it to thin. When this happens, those veins we just mentioned show through more prominently and cause a dark shadow under our lower lashline.

Sun Exposure

Sunbathing can also speed up the aging of skin by further breaking down collagen and altering skin color. Yet another reason to slather on the sunscreen and limit sun exposure.

Seasonal Allergies

Springtime sniffles aren’t just annoying, they can also cause puffiness and inflammation in blood vessels, which disguise themselves as dark circles.

Not sure what the cause of your dark circles are? Try this simple trick we learned from Real Simple magazine: Gently stretch the skin under your eyes. If the area looks darker, your circles are probably due to genetics or aging. If the color doesn’t change, it’s probably due to UV rays or allergies.

Luckily, no matter what the cause is, we’ve got a quick fix: FlashPatch Illuminating Eye Gels. Made with four powerhouse ingredients, they zap dark circles at the source to lighten them both over time and immediately. Here’s how they work: Vitamin C and Mulberry Extract combine to brighten discoloration caused by aging and UV rays over time; Green Tea extract helps to improve microcirculation, which lightens the appearance of dark circles; And light-catching Pearlescent Minerals deliver instant gratification in the form of a “lit-from-within” glow. Go one step further and store them in the fridge—the cold will help to further reduce the puffiness, and it feels ah-mazing.

Oh, and the best part (yep, there’s more)? They get to work in just five minutes. Turn around, bright eyes (yes, we mean you).