I'm a beauty editor with dark circles, but this one eye serum has totally changed the game

No hiding my bags behind sunglasses this winter

Marie Claire Acting Senior Beauty Editor wearing sunglasses
(Image credit: Susanne Kaufmann)

If I could be granted one beauty wish it would, without doubt, be for my eye area to look more alive. Just two minutes less sleep than the optimal 8 hours will have me waking up with red, puffy lids and my prominent dark circles looking even deeper in tone. 

And my eye bags and dark circles are never more troublesome than they are at this time of year. With energy levels slumping (thanks to a hectic social calendar and dark winter days), I typically spend the majority of the winter months hidden behind big sunglasses. But last year I discovered Susanne Kaufmann Eye Rescue Serum and it genuinely changed everything. 

Marie Claire Acting Senior Beauty Editor Shannon Lawlor wearing no makeup

(Image credit: Shannon Lawlor)

You see, out of all of the eye treatments, creams and serums I've tried in a bid to reduce the appearance of my eye bags and dark circles, this is the one serum I turn to over and over again. 

If ever your eyes are feeling tired, puffy and dark, I can assure you Susanne Kaufmann's Eye Rescue Serum will provide some soothing relief. Infused with antioxidant baobab pulp, along with chicory root extracts, hawthorn flower extract and caffeine, this serum works to effectively take down puffiness and dark circles. For a hydration boost, it also contains mega-hydrator hyaluronic acid to plump dehydration lines and make eyes look more alive.

And the thing that I find really sets Eye Rescue Serum apart from the rest (besides the fact it actually works, of course), is the fact it comes housed in a convenient rollerball stick. The metal rollerball disperses the refreshing serum evenly around the eye area, providing a gently awakening massage while it's at it.

Just roll from the outer to the inner corner of the under-eye area and then from the inner to the outer corner, under the brow bone, to help boost circulation and take down puffiness, all while delivering hardworking radiance-boosting and antioxidant ingredients. Personally, I like to reach for it first thing and pop it in my handbag for day-time touch-ups (something I'm always in need of, particularly at this time of year).

And Kaufmann herself (if you didn't already know, Kaufmann is a natural-skincare pioneer and someone I turn to often for her skin knowledge) considers Eye Rescue Serum one of her own must-have products.

Your eyes are the most expressive part of the face. The Eye Rescue Serum was created to give the eye area an instant boost and refresh throughout the day, so you always look awake, alert and glowing.

Founder, Susanne Kaufmann

Her top tip? For supercharged results, apply Eye Rescue Serum and follow up with Rejuvenating Eye Cream for reenergising hydration that last all day. 

What's more? You can shop some of my favourite Susanne Kaufmann products below and receive a complimentary deluxe miniature Hyaluron Body Gel with all orders over £30.

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Shannon Lawlor
Executive Beauty Editor

Shannon Lawlor is the Executive Beauty Editor at Marie Claire. With nearly a decade of experience working for some of the beauty industry’s most esteemed titles, including Who What Wear, Glamour UK, Stylist and Refinery29, Shannon’s aim is to make the conversation around beauty as open, relatable and honest as possible. As a self-confessed lazy girl, Shannon has an affinity for hard-working perfumes, fool-proof make-up products and does-it-all skincare.