Now that schools are back in full swing, mornings of looking vaguely refreshed are well and truly over – it’s back to bleary eyes, hastily applied gloss and a coffee craving that could start a whole new wing of The Priory. It’s really the time of year when a quick fix comes into its own…and anything that freshens the face or wakens the eyes is worth its weight in gold. Darphin’s Dark Circle Relief & De-Puffing Eye Serum is ultra-lightweight but laden with natural extracts to slay bags and brighten the entire eye area, and is a school-run mum’s best buddy. Keep it in the fridge for an extra refreshing eye wake up and apply it between pouring the cereal and signing the homework book.

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