The Ordinary is a skincare brand that seldom disappoints, although getting it shipped to India can be a little difficult. Regardless of this, I am slowly building my collection of The Ordinary products, and the product I have been testing out recently is their Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG – an under-eye serum that many people swear by. Read on to see before and after pictures of my under eyes after using this product for 6 weeks along with my detailed review and tips on how to buy this product if you are located in India.
The under eye area is one of the most delicate parts of the skin, and it also starts showing the signs of aging the soonest. Add to it the fact that my eyes are extremely sensitive, and finding a suitable eye cream to tackle all my issues becomes an ordeal. The only reason that I tried the Biobloom Under Eye Gel was that it came in a subscription box, but I was pleasantly surprised to find out that this product actually lives up to its claims! Read on to find out my thoughts about this eye gel.
I know that an eye cream cannot be properly reviewed within a few weeks of use, but the Dr. Sheth’s Date and Quinoa Eye Cream is a limited edition launch from the brand, so I couldn’t resist telling you guys about it asap. So here is a first impressions style review of the product. I have been using this eye cream for more than two weeks now and here is what I think about it based on my experience so far.
This eye cream has some very interesting ingredients to help with different problems of the under eye area. It contains date seed extracts for brightening the skin, quinoa seed extracts for calming the skin, and hyaluronic acid for providing a boost of hydration. While Hyaluronic acid is known worldwide for its excellent hydrating properties, date and quinoa were new and intriguing ingredients for me.
The formula is in the form of a smooth, slightly thick cream that blends easily on the skin without leaving any oily residue. Personally, I find the texture a little too thick and slippery for my liking and I tend to rub my eyes a little due to the slipperiness I feel. However, this is a minor problem which is specific to me. The product does not irritate the eyes and should be suitable for people with sensitive eyes and skin as well. Because of the slightly slippery texture, I use this product only at night because I do not prefer applying concealer over the thick cream.
My experience so far with this eye cream has been pretty good. While it is too early to talk about the brightening properties of the eye cream, I can definitely vouch for its hydrating and calming effects. It instantly soothes tired eyes with its rich nourishment and the stretchy feeling that I get under my eyes after a long day or a sleepless night disappears completely within minutes after applying this product.
Overall, I will recommend this product to all those who prefer slightly thicker eye creams and suffer from fairly dry skin under the eyes. The price of INR 899 for a 10g jar may seem a little expensive but the quality of ingredients is top notch and eye creams usually tend to be on the costlier side anyway. I will probably do an updated review after a month or so to let you know whether the cream works on my dark circles, so stay tuned to my blog and Instagram for that! Have you tried this new product? Let me know in the comments below 🙂
While drinking coffee can make you lose your sleep, applying it under your eyes has the exact opposite effect and it makes them look well rested and puffiness-free. The Vya Naturals Caffeine Eye Cream utilizes the efficacy of this ingredient to fight dark circles, puffiness and other under-eye issues. The brand was kind enough to send me this product to review and here is how it worked for me.
About the Brand: “Vya Naturals products are formulated using natural ingredients that are not only safe and non-toxic but also effective. All formulations are original, created by the brand, and tested on people, not animals. Vya Naturals uses therapeutic- grade essential oils, natural plant-based butters, natural clays and plant-based waxes. And
they definitely DO NOT use parabens, sulfates, artificial colors, artificial dyes, mineral oils, formaldehyde, animal ingredients, artificial scents, phthalates, chemicals, fillers, mineral oils, or petroleum.
The brand name stands for
Ayush (healthy life)
Vya is reverence for a pure and healthy life.”
About the Product: “Vya Naturals Caffeine Eye Cream reduces puffiness, dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles in the delicate skin around the eye area.
It is formulated with caffeine-rich green tea and green coffee extracts that de-puff and reduce swelling while increasing circulation to alleviate and brighten dark circles.
Other key ingredients include oils of rosemary, avocado, and rosehip which help in moisturizing the under eye area and delaying the formation of fine lines.
To apply, take a small amount using your ring finger and apply under the eye area by gently patting from inside to outside.”
My Experience with the Product: The Vya Naturals Caffeine Eye Cream comes in a beautiful blue bottle with a pump and is extremely travel-friendly. The formula is in the form of a light-weight cream that literally melts into the skin of the under eye area. A little goes a really long way with the product and you need the tiniest drop for both the eyes. The cream does not sting the eyes and does not have a noticeable scent, making it perfect for those with sensitive eyes. Right from the first use, this cream left my skin feeling extremely hydrated and removed that uncomfortable stretchy feeling that comes from getting insufficient sleep. While it is too early to comment on whether it will completely eliminate my dark circles, my under eye area has definitely become brighter than before and the fine lines have also reduced in just a few weeks. I have a strong feeling that with regular usage for a couple of months (twice a day), I will have a very smooth under eye area with hardly any fine lines.
While I am not wise enough to comment on all the ingredients, I do know that caffeine, avocado, and rosehip oil are some of my skin’s favourite ingredients, which is why this product works beautifully for me and I am sure it will work well for you too if you are diligent about using it daily. This product is perfect for those who want some intense hydration for the under eye area without that heavy/sticky feeling that some eye creams leave behind. It works really well under makeup and concealer applies really smoothly on top of it and creases less than usual. This eye cream is priced at INR 750 for a 30ml bottle but Vya Naturals is currently running an offer on Amazon where you can buy it for only INR 599! I think this is a great deal and this would be a great investment for anybody. Your under eye skin is one of the most delicate parts of the body so do try out this product to take care of it.
If you are an old follower of my blog then you might be aware of my struggle with dark circles and fine lines and my hunt for the perfect eye cream. As I am slowly but steadily approaching 30, the fine lines around my eyes have become more prominent, and my search for an affordable but effective eye cream has reached new heights. One day I noticed that the St. Botanica Under Eye Gel has some rave reviews on Nykaa, so I decided to give it a shot because it was affordable compared to some of the most raved about eye creams. I usually don’t review an eye cream until I have used it for approximately 2 months, but in this case, I am making an exception because the reviews on the internet claimed that this eye cream makes a difference within a week or two. I have been using this eye gel two times a day for three weeks now and here are my honest thoughts on the product.
The St. Botanica Under Eye Gel contains Vitamin E, Hyaluronic Acid, Aloe Vera, Cucumber, Argan Oil and Vitamin B3 as its star ingredients. Hyaluronic Acid attracts and seals a lot of moisture on the skin, which is why I expected that this product will plump out the fine lines and make them gradually disappear. The other ingredients sounded promising to provide a cooling effect to tired eyes and to hydrate the skin while lightening dark circles. After using the gel for three weeks, both day and night as recommended by the brand, I can definitely confirm that this gel has a lovely cooling effect that instantly provides relief to my tired under eye area. It is hydrating too, but not as hydrating as I had hoped for, and sometimes gives a stretchy feeling to my skin. I sometimes mix the gel with my Mama Earth Eye Cream to reduce the stretchy feeling and the combination works quite well.
Coming to the miraculous effect of this eye gel as claimed by the reviews, I do see a positive difference in my under eye skin, but nothing as drastic as the reviews suggested. My fine lines have reduced slightly and the under eye skin feels more supple, but the dark circles are still there and have not lightened to a noticeable extent. I am sure, that the benefits of this eye gel will become more evident after another month of use, but what I want to emphasize is the fact that despite what the internet might say, hardly any product, especially an eye cream, provides overnight results, so you have to be patient and regular in using the product to actually reap any of its benefits.
Overall, I feel that the St. Botanica Eye Gel is a good buy at INR 699 for a 30ml travel-friendly bottle that comes with a pump. I love the fact that this gel does not sting the eyes and is, therefore, suitable for those with sensitive eyes. I also enjoy the light hydration and cooling it provides to the under eye area. If you buy this product with the right expectations, i.e. mild hydration and cooling and slight reduction in fine lines then I am sure you will like this eye gel. Just remember to take what you read on the internet with a grain of salt 🙂