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Vitamin C Eye Brightener

Rated 3.2 out of 5 stars
10 Reviews

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Vitamin C Eye Brightener is an eye cream to reduce visible dark circles and puffiness caused by genetics, rhinoplasty, lack of sleep and allergies.

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"I love how lightweight and cooling it feels and it definitely brightens up my tired eyes in the morning."
Emmy Rossum, Actress


  • Vitamin C Eye Brightener by Renée Rouleau is a high-performance eye cream that reduces the appearance of dark circles and undereye puffiness due to lack of sleep, genetics, nose job (rhinoplasty), stress, allergies, and climate. Similar to other dark circle removers, active ingredients include anti-wrinkle vitamins, firming peptides, vessel-strengthening anti-inflammatories and soothing plant extracts. Skin illuminators are also added to visibly reduce dark circles while Haloxyl addresses the main reason for dark formation – insufficient enzyme detoxification process. The result? Brighter, illuminated eyes with less visible puffiness and fewer wrinkles by Renée Rouleau.

    Size: 0.5 fl oz

    Is this eye cream right for you?

    This product is recommended for each of our nine skin types.

    Don't know your skin type? Take our Skin Type Quiz to learn how to best care for your skin and get customized product recommendations.

    See all Renée Rouleau eye creams.

    Formulated WITHOUT

    • Parabens
    • Phthalates
    • Synthetic Fragrances
    • Synthetic Dyes
    • Gluten
    • Mineral Oil
    • Petrolatum

    Vegan. Never tested on animals. 

  • Feel / Smell / Look

  • Lightweight and creamy, this product is white and has a barely-there refreshing scent.

  • Ingredients

  • Key Ingredients

    • Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 - Haloxyl 2% - a peptide to significantly reduce red and blue discoloration in the skin and increase skin density to better support the microvascular network that can lead to vessel fragility
    • Licorice Extract - reduces puffiness that leads to premature skin aging and an appearance of dark circles
    • Vitamin C - time-released Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, delivers 50 times higher levels of l-ascorbic acid into the skin stimulating collagen and reducing pigmentation.
    • Sodium Hyaluronate - Hyaluronic Acid - smoothes surface lines quickly
    • Chrysin - a plant-derived flavonoid to increase the enzyme (UGT1A1) that breaks down bilirubin, which reduces blood leakage and thus reduces the appearance of skin discoloration; Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory

    Water, Caprylyl Methicone, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Methyl Gluceth-20, PEG-12 Dimethicone/PPG-20 Crosspolymer, Bismuth Oxychloride, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Sodium Hyaluronate, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Chrysin, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Ascorbic Acid, Citric Acid, Glycerin, Squalane, Phenyl Trimethicone, Pentylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Laureth-4, Polysorbate 80, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Cetyl Esters, Steareth-20, Polysorbate 60, PEG-8, Glucose, Ethylhexylglycerin, Lactoperoxidase, Glucose Oxidase, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil. To learn more about choosing a product based on its ingredients, read this post.

  • How To Use

  • To effectively use Vitamin C Eye Brightener, pat a small amount under the eyes and lids using your ring finger (the weakest finger) until cream disappears. May be used both morning under makeup and evening.

  • FAQs

  • Can I use this product if I'm pregnant?

    Yes. There are no ingredients in this product deemed unsafe to use during pregnancy.

    Is this product tested on animals?


    What is the pH level of this product?

     The pH level of Vitamin C Eye Brightener is 4.8.

    Where are your products made?

    Our products are manufactured in the U.S. and Canada.  

    I took your Skin Type Quiz and was wondering if I can use products that weren't specified for my skin type?

    Yes. While the skin type product recommendations are carefully selected for the needs of a specific type of skin to give the best results, many people will modify their routine with other products as needed.  

    I have questions about my skin, where can I get help?

    Email us and we would be happy to provide expert advice!

  • Reviews

    Rated 3.2 out of 5 stars
    Based on 10 reviews
    Total 5 star reviews: 5 Total 4 star reviews: 0 Total 3 star reviews: 1 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 4
    50%would recommend this product
    10 reviews
    • RF
      Ruth F.
      Verified Buyer
      Age Range 55 - 64
      Renée Rouleau Skin Type 5
      My Skin is Dry, Red, Sun Damaged, Aging, Sensitive
      1 week ago
      Age Range 55 - 64
      Renée Rouleau Skin Type 5
      My Skin is Dry, Red, Sun Damaged, Aging, Sensitive
      Rated 1 out of 5 stars
      Eye cream

      This is the first product from RR I’m not sure I’m going to keep. I don’t know why but it seems to make my eyes look worse. I’m 63 and have just recently noticed that I’m getting “bags” under my eyes, I thought I’d try this cream since I love all the other products I’ve gotten. I don’t love it. I’m going to continue to use it for another week and if I still feel the same way, I’ll be sending it back. As I said, all the other products I’ve tried, I love, so rather surprised this isn’t helping my issue.

      Renée Rouleau Skin Care
      12 seconds ago

      Hi, Ruth! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on the Vitamin C Eye Brightener! We're sorry to hear that it hasn't been meeting your expectations so far.
      We always recommend giving new products a full 4-6 weeks to allow your skin to adjust and see the full benefits! However, if you continue to feel that the eye cream isn't helping with your concerns after another week of consistent use, we understand your decision to return it.
      Additionally, our licensed estheticians would be happy to provide personalized recommendations during a complimentary virtual consultation. They can assess your current routine and suggest alternative products or ingredients that may better target under-eye concerns like bags or puffiness! Click the link below to learn more and view our current booking schedule.
      Please don't hesitate to reach out to our team at if you have any other questions or if we can assist you further!
      💙 The RR Customer Care Team

    • KF
      Kate F.
      Verified Buyer
      Age Range 35 - 44
      Renée Rouleau Skin Type 6
      My Skin is Oily
      4 weeks ago
      Age Range 35 - 44
      Renée Rouleau Skin Type 6
      My Skin is Oily
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars
      My #1 Eye Cream

      I’ve been using this for 6 or 7 years now. I have tried a thousand different eye creams, but this remains my favorite. My eye area is sensitive and I can get what look like tiny red pin-pricks all around my eyes, even though I always use gentle products. The Vitamin C Eye Brightener has never irritated my skin, and helps to calm it if it’s gotten irritated by something else. It has consistently kept my eye area hydrated, firm, bright, and glowy. I’m only 42, I haven’t had any wrinkles around my eyes yet, so I can’t speak to whether this cream is especially helpful for that. But it’s definitely a good choice to try for puffiness, dark circles, or sensitivity. (FWIW, if you have similar eye sensitivity, I also highly recommend the Soothing Eye Makeup Remover.)

    • S
      4 months ago
      Rated 1 out of 5 stars
      1 Star

      The shipping is foreverrr

    • BL
      Betsy L.
      Verified Buyer
      Age Range 45 - 54
      1 year ago
      Age Range 45 - 54
      Rated 3 out of 5 stars
      Too drying

      I had high hopes for this, as I love the Total Repair eye cream. Unfortunately, it seems to be really drying out my under eye area. I'm only using a small amount, but something in this formulation must not agree with my skin.

      Renée Rouleau Skin Care
      1 year ago

      Hi, Betsy! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review! I'm sorry to hear about your experience with the Vitamin C Eye Brightener. Luckily, you're still well within the return window if you'd like to exchange it for another product! You can find our return policy and instructions here >
      While all skin types can use this eye cream, everyone's experience will be unique, like their skin. You may want to introduce a gentle exfoliator for this sensitive area, such as our Overnight Eye Serum, which can be worn under the Total Eye Repair Creme!
      -The RR Customer Care Team 💙

    • M
      Verified Buyer
      Age Range 65+
      My Skin is Aging
      1 year ago
      Age Range 65+
      My Skin is Aging
      Rated 1 out of 5 stars
      Not working

      I’ve been using this product for a couple of months and have noticed no effect at all. I still have puffiness and dark circles under my eyes. I’m extremely pleased with my other RR products but this one just doesn’t work on me.

      Renée Rouleau Skin Care
      1 year ago

      Hi Maralie! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review. We're sorry you haven't seen the results you were hoping for just yet. For more tips on reducing under-eye puffiness and dark circles, check out these blogs by Renée >
      You're more than welcome to return this product to us in exchange for one of your favorites, and you can find our return instructions here >
      -The RR Customer Care Team 💖

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