A team of beauty scientists studied the eyes of 5,000 women throughout the seasons and found bags under the eyes were significantly darker during the colder months.
They concluded the ageing process is caused by a lack of sunlight, which brings paler skin and emphasises the bags.
This is made worse by a higher level of fatigue in the winter due to a lower level of Vitamin D, generated by the body in sunlight, and subsequently less serotonin.
The conclusion was published in the wake of a clinical study by Adonia Organics during the product development stage of their Eye Therapy treatment cream.
Anti-ageing expert Dr Mark Binette said: ’’More science is coming out linking the lack of Vitamin D and K as one of the causes that plagues us with dark circles and puffy eyes; especially as it relates to fatigue and immune related issues.