Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Circle Perfector SPF 30 Review

October 28, 2015
Kiehl's Clearly Corrective Dark Circle Perfector Review

Product Details

Kiehl’s chemists proudly offer a new 3-action solution to address dark circles that instantly brightens and perfects, reduces discolorations and protects against future darkening. A light-weight tinted eye cream with lasting buildable coverage, Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Circle Perfector SPF 30 is made with SPF that specifically helps prevent and correct age-related factors from UVA/UVB damage.


$38 USD / 0.5 fl oz

Key Ingredients

Activated C- A Vitamin C-derived ingredient with unique discoloration correcting benefits. Within the formula, this powerhouse ingredient helps reduce the appearance of under-eye dark circles caused by melanin and prevents the formation of future discolorations.  In addition, it helps clarify skin tone and smooth skin texture.

Caffeine- An antioxidant-rich, naturally occurring substance which is obtained as an ingredient in coffee. Known for its anti-inflammatory properties and ability to increase microcirculation, within the formula it helps to reduce the appearance of puffiness and dark circles

Titanium Dioxide- A naturally occurring mineral with a high refractive index, this ingredient helps to block UV rays and provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. This mineral sun filter is ideal for the sensitive eye area as it is gentler than other UV absorbing chemical sunscreens to better help protect the delicate eye area and prevent premature aging.

Mineral Pigments- Amino Acid treated mineral pigments instantly diminish the appearance of dark circles and help to brighten the under-eye area.

Kiehl's Clearly Corrective Dark Circle Perfector Review


The brand recommends to layer Clearly Corrective Dark Circle Perfector on top of your daily eye cream, using a gentle tapping motion under the eye area. It may also be applied to the eyelid–I actually will not recommend that if you have oily lids. Its natural mineral tint provides immediate coverage and brightens the under eye area. I actually have not been combining it with my regular eye cream- mainly because I wanted to actually use the product just by itself to understand its full potential…and I think it’s decent hydration at this current weather, but I might layer it on top of my usual eye cream in the coming winter months. I use a loose powder to set it after application.


I really like multi-use products, this eye cream really has it all – it conceals, treats and protects. I like the immediate coverage, it’s extremely lightweight – not heavy, but at the same time sufficient for me. A little goes a long way and the application is very smooth. It is a little runny, so you got to be careful when squeezing the tube. The formula did last me all day – provided I set it with a loose translucent powder. I wish they had a few different shades though; the beige tint with a neutral undertone is catered to fair-skinned individuals and will not be suitable for someone with darker skin tone. This eye cream was perfect for my sensitive eye area- no burning or watery eyes. Some good things to note- it is paraben free, fragrance free and ophthalmologist-tested.

Kiehl's Clearly Corrective Dark Circle Perfector Review

Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Circle Perfector Swatch

Kiehl's Clearly Corrective Dark Circle Perfector Review

Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Circle Perfector Blended

The Bottom Line

So, would I recommend this product?  If you are a fair-skinned individual looking for a multi-purpose eye product to use in the morning that will save you a couple of steps, then yes- I would recommend this product. I would say the coverage is good for someone with a minor case of dark circle- if you have a serious case of dark circle, you might find the coverage a little light. Clearly Corrective Dark Circle Perfector Spf 30 is not really meant be to a hydrating eye cream, so during the winter months you will  have to layer this on top of a hydrating eye cream. Is it brightening my eye area? Yes, but slowly- it is to be noted that any brightening formula takes a while to work…so patience is the key. The SPF definitely helps to prevent further damage. This is a good product- I like it.

Full Ingredients: Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 7.85%. Inactive Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Nylon-12, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Silica, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, 3-o-ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Zinc PCA, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Chloride, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Chlorophenesin, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Caffeine, PEG-9, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Aluminum Hydroxide. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Mica.

kashmi kamal




This review features press sample(s) sent for consideration. 

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    Wonderful products! For dark circle, creams are very helpful. Even it is also useful for swelling and puffy eyes. Thanks for this.

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