Dark Circles: Natural Remedies

In the history of cosmetics we started with completely natural cosmetics, which were then almost completely replaced by products with synthetic ingredients. In recent years this trend has reversed, combining the natural with modern experimentation and research technologies.

The "old" petroleum derivatives, silicones and surfactants that are aggressive for the skin and for the organism seem to be overtaken by purely natural compounds such as vegetable oils, essential oils, plant extracts, floral waters.
However, it should be considered that the cost of modern research is so high that the prices of natural cosmetic products sometimes skyrocket: despite this fact, the choice of organic cosmetics is privileged, because more and more there is the trend to take care of our health and also of the environment that surrounds us, and the consumer seeks product safety, quality and well-being.


The natural remedies for dark circles available today are really many and more and more requested by consumers.
In fact, regardless of the causes that originated them (for more information: Dark circles: the causes of origin), dark circles are a real misunderstanding of appearance for the individuals who manifest them. In particular, dark circles give the face a dull and "old" appearance which for many people can be a real disorder to be treated even if, in fact, there are no underlying pathological conditions.
For this reason, the vast world of anti-aging cosmetics - as well as in the treatment of wrinkles and skin imperfections - has increasingly oriented itself towards the creation of anti-dark circles cosmetics containing natural ingredients of different types.

Anti-aging cosmetics

Natural anti-aging cosmetics are an excellent remedy that attracts a good portion of the population, especially women, because fighting the signs of aging now seems to be a priority objective: over the years, in fact, the skin ages and becomes dry, with wrinkles, loses elasticity and dark circles and dark circles form.
Skillfully, the market strategies promise to stop the "biological clock": one could really expect, therefore, to somehow hinder the formation of the signs of time, in particular dark circles, and obviously to hide the bags already present.
Often, however, these expectations turn out to be just unfulfilled promises.

Research of the natural

Modern society can now be compared to an environment irreversibly manipulated by the "artifice of man", but among all of them there still emerges those who are animated by the need for a "natural" philosophy: this need refers to both the food and agriculture sectors. , but also modern cosmetics certainly do not miss the need for a return to the natural.
The search for natural remedies for the care of one's appearance (anti-aging products, in general, and anti-dark circles, in particular) has not diminished: the only explanation for this seems to lie in the needs of the consumer, who is increasingly attentive to their health and to the choice of products in line with nature, because the goal of taking care of oneself in a balanced and healthy way has now become a priority.
Vegetable oils, essential oils, phytoextracts and floral waters are the protagonists of natural cosmetics: in an anti-dark circle product you will choose those plants that exert a "capillarotropic and anti-inflammatory action, which serve, respectively, to stimulate the microcirculation in the lower eyelid. and to torch the area itself.
The active ingredients extracted from plants such as red vine, gotu kola, blueberry, butcher's broom, chamomile, horse chestnut, cucumber, magnolia and coffee are a good natural remedy in anti-dark circles treatment.
The properties and characteristics of these plants nowadays widely used in the production of natural cosmetics against dark circles will be illustrated below.
The second part of the article will also describe some natural do-it-yourself remedies to be used against this annoying blemish.


Ruscus aculeatus

The butcher's broom belongs to the family of Liliaceae: it is a bushy plant with leaves ending in quills. Very widespread in Europe, especially along the coasts of the Mediterranean Sea. What determines the importance of the drug are the sapogenins present, as well as steroid saponins (ruscogenin and neoruscogenin), tannins, essential oils, phytosterols, anthraquinones, flavonoids and mineral salts including potassium and calcium.

From a cosmetic point of view, the topical application of a cream containing butcher's broom is particularly suitable for treating venous disorders: in fact it confers greater resistance to the capillaries, decreasing the permeability of the venous plexus. From here you can understand why the butcher's broom can be an excellent natural remedy to counteract dark circles.
Considering, then, that dark circles derive from a swelling in the periocular area, a delicate part that also has a stagnation of liquids due to poor spraying, the butcher's broom is suitable for counteracting these disorders. Thanks to its soothing-refreshing properties, it goes well with chamomile and calendula.


Gotu kola

Centella is a plant belonging to the family of the umbelliferae, whose most important active ingredients are, also in this case, the saponins, more precisely the asiaticoside.

It is a very effective natural remedy, if considered as a microcirculation stimulant; tant "is that it is also used in creams to improve the functionality of the blood venous circulation. It is a drug that, due to its properties, is widely used together with horse chestnut, butcher's broom and ivy.


Chamomilla recutita

Another drug considered is the Chamomilla recutita, belonging to the family of Labiate: in an anti-dark circle cream chamomile is important for the presence of terpenes (ethereal cyclic sesquiterpenes), and azulenes including chamazulene and bisabolol. These lipophilic constituents (therefore soluble in oil) give excellent antiseptic but above all soothing properties (thanks to bisabolol).


Vitis vinifera

The red vine is a shrub belonging to the family of Vitaceae. The extract obtained from its leaves is rich in flavonoids (such as rutin and quercetin) and anthocyanosides, active ingredients with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity and which also carry out a protective action against capillaries and microcirculation. In detail, the active ingredients extracted from vine leaves are able to influence capillary permeability, hindering the formation of edema and swelling.
For this reason, the extract obtained from this plant is particularly useful in anti-dark circles and anti-aging cosmetics.

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