Eye Cream Round-Up


Are you over the age of 18?  Yes?  Then you should be using eye cream.  It doesn’t need to be the fancy expensive kind, but everyone should use something.  Even applying olive or coconut oil before bed is a good start.  Many experts say that skin around the eyes appears ten years older than the rest of your visage.  Yikes!  It makes sense, considering it is more delicate, thinner, and produces less oil than the rest of the face.

Just like face creams, there are a lot of eye creams out there that are too expensive to not be doing you any favors.  Many are loaded with parabens, phthalates, petroleum, PEG’s, and formaldehyde-releasing preservatives (see “This Isn’t Pretty” header to learn more about these toxins).  You only get one set of eyes.  Treat them kindly with Clean, natural eye creams like some of my favorites, below.



I’ve blogged about this amazing skincare line before here.  It does not get any Cleaner than Dr. Alkaitis.  Their eye cream has an unusual texture; it seems air-whipped and takes a moment to sink in, so it does take some getting used to.  However, once it does, it is very moisturizing and gentle.  Also, there is NO water in it, only 100% natural humectants like aloe and essential oils.  Oh, and supermodels swear by the stuff.  Cost: about $60 for .5 oz.  Purchase it here.

Ingredients: Into an organic Aloe Vera gel* base, the following herbals are blended: Herbal Eye Renewal Complex (consisting of Wild Rose buds*, Linden blossomsº, Roman Chamomile flowers*, Quinceº, St. John’s Wort blossoms*, Green Tea*, Cornflowers* and Mate*). Eye Rejuvenation and Support Complex (virgin cold pressed organic Jojoba*, Andean Mountain Rose Hip seed and Borage* oils, and virgin cold pressed organic Shea butter*). Vegetable Lecithin, natural vitamin A, C, and E (D-alpha, beta, gamma, delta tocopherols)complexes and Citrus seed extracts.

 * – Signifies certified organically grown.
  º – Signifies ethically wild-crafted.



The skin around my eyes is so sensitive (I’m guessing most people’s is).  Most eye creams sting either my skin or my eyes and leave me frustrated and temporarily blind.  Not this one.  Kahina Giving Beauty eye cream is rich and hydrating without being greasy, thanks to gentle, effective ingredients like argan oil, green and white tea extract, and sea fennel.  A plus:  it is great under makeup.  Cost: about $65 for .4oz.  Purchse it here.

Ingredients: aqua, argania spinosa (argan) kernel oil*, caprylic/capric triglyceride, cetearyl olivate, sorbitan olivate, glycerin, populus tremuloides (aspen) bark extract, betaine, cetyl palmitate, xanthan gum, p-anisic acid, sodium hyaluronate, hexapeptide-11, aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice*, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract*, helianthus annuss (sunflower) seed oil*, crithmum maritimum (sea fennel) extract, oryza sativa (rice) seed extract*, camellia sinensis leaf extract, olea europea (olive) leaf extract, saccharomyces cerevisiae extract, rhodiola rosea root extract, aroma, amyl cinnamal, linalool.  *Ingredient from Organic Farming. 99.90% of the total ingredients are from natural origin; 74.32% of the total ingredients are from Organic Farming. Formula certified natural by ECOCERT Greenlife according to ECOCERT Standard available at cosmetics.ecocert.com



OLO’s Skin Savior has a million uses, but I think this is a really great product to use as a night-time eye cream.  It is a rich, thick balm and a little goes a long way.  After putting this on at night, the skin around my eyes is supple and moisturized come morning.  Cost: about $68 for 3.5 oz.  Purchase it here.

Ingredients:organic cocos nucifera (virgin coconut) oil, organic glycine soja (sweet soy) seed oil, organic beeswax, mangifera indica (mango) seed butter, salvia hispanica (chia) seed extract, avena sativa (oat) extract, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel wax, simmondsia chinesis (jojoba) seed oil, organic vanilla planifolia fruit extract, tocopherol (natural, non-gmo vitamin e)



This product is a great value and it’s perfect for the younger set on a budget.  It is gentle and light and chock full of active ingredients like CoQ10.  Cost: about $19 for 1 oz.  Purchase it here or at Whole Foods.

Ingredients: Organic Curoxidant™ Blend [(Organic Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Berry, Organic Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry), Organic Rosa Canina (Rosehips), Organic Punica Granatum (Pomegranate), Fair Trade Organic Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos)], Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Fair Trade Organic Theobromo Cocoa (Cocoa Seed) Butter, Organic Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oil, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Glyceryl Stearate SE (Vegetable Derived), Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Oil, Infusion of Organic Calendula in Olea Europea (Olive) Oil, Organic Chlorella Pyrenoidosa (Chlorella Growth Factor) Extract, Leontopodium Alpinum (Edelweiss) Stem Cell, Ubiquinone (CoQ10), Organic Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Glucono Delta Lactone (Fermented Sugar), 100% Natural Vitamin E, Organic Oenthera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Potassium Sorbate (Food Grade Preservative)



This is as rich as eye cream gets.  The moisture lasts all day and with regular use, the skin around your eyes will feel and look brighter and younger.  Jammed packed with active ingredients, (like Spanish Lavender, which relaxes the muscles around the eyes) Tata Harper never disappoints.  It also makes a great base under eye makeup.  Cost: about $90 for .5 oz.  Purchase it here.

Ingredients: Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Aloe barbadensis leaf juice*, Mangifera indica (Mango) butter, Capriylic/Capric Triglyceride (derived from coconut), Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) hydrosol*, Carthamus tinctorius (Safflower) oleosomes, Glycerin (from vegetable origin), Olea europea (Olive) oil*, Cetearyl alcohol (wax derived from grapeseed and wheat), Cetearyl olivate (derived from olives), Sorbitan olivate (wax derived from olives), Leuconostoc ferment filtrate (radish root extract), Centella asiatica (Gotu Kola) extract*, Cetyl alcohol (derived from coconut), Borago offficinalis (Borage) flower*, Arnica montana (Arnica) flower*, Euphrasia officinalis (Eyebright) flower*, Calendula officinalis (Calendula) flower*, Pheonix dactylifera (Date) seed extract, Salix alba (Willow) bark extract*, Polygonum fagopyrum (Buckwheat) seed extract, Lavandula stoechas (Spanish Lavender) extract, Narcissus tazetta (Daffodil) bulb extract*, Menyanthes trifoliata (Buckbean) flower extract, Medicago sativa (Alfalfa) flower*, Daucus carota sativa (Carrot) oil, Oryza sativa (Rice) extract*, Sodium hyaluronate (naturally produced fermentation), Aloe barbadensis leaf juice powder*, Galactoarabinan (gum derived from Larch tree), Hydrogenated vegetable oil, Sclerotium gum (derived from root vegetables & corn), Cetearyl glucoside (wax derived from grapeseed and wheat), Cetyl palmitate (wax derived from olives), Sorbitan palmitate (wax derived from soy), Soy peroxidase (derived from soy), Superoxide dismutase (derived from horseradish root), Ethyl alcohol (from corn origin), Natural essential oil blend** *Organic ingredients **Fragrances from 100% all-natural clinical grade essential oils