The truth is none of us are getting any younger. And while I can think of a zillion better ways to spend my money than getting crazy plastic surgery to make me look 20 again, Im also willing to spend just a little to at least minimize some of the life experience thats showing up on my face, and especially around my eyes.
One lesson Ive learned is that synthetic chemicals arent sustainable; they pollute the environment, so why would I want to put them on my face? I cant believe that the long-term result of artificial colors, scents and preservatives wouldnt be bad for my skin, even if chemistry can make me look like a teenager again short-term. So I went looking for some organic and natural eye-wrinkle minimizers, and I had no trouble picking a few to try.
Collective Wellbeings Category 5 Maximum Strength Eye Cream really works wonders (they dont call it maximum strength for nothing!). Made with eyebright, a pretty yellow herb, and pomegranate seed extract, after Id used it just a few times, there was a definite difference in the skin around my eyes. I looked as if Id just gotten a really good nights rest. Im now addicted!
Desert Essences Organics Pomegranate Eye Serum feels slippery and gooey upon application, but once it absorbs into the skin it warms, tightens and smoothes. Great for emergency use, I keep it in my makeup bag for an on-the-double pick me up. I dont know if its the antioxidants in the pomegranate, or the horse chesnut seed oil, but it works.
Avalon Organics Lavender Revitalizing Eye Gel smells like lavender, which is relaxing in itself, hopefully leading to fewer wrinkles down the line (stress is a leading cause of facial lines). Other ingredients include arnica, licorice root and tumeric, all of which promise to calm under-eye skin. Hyaluronic acid reduces puffiness and dark circles.
Dr. Hauschka's Daily Revitalizing Eye Cream is the stuff my preternaturally young-looking best friend swears by. Always looking like she just got home from a week-long cleanse and meditation retreat, she says Dr. Hauschkas holistic approach to all the products they make, which includes zero artificial preservatives, and a commitment to the communities from which their products ingredients come from, makes all the difference. Made with avocado oil, pineapple extract, rose distillate, mango and macadamia nut oils, this stuff sounds practically edible!
The primary ingredients in Juice Beautys smoothing eye concentrate are organic grape and carrot juice, which are then blended with lots of vitamins: B5, C, E, K (potassium) and more. Juice claims that it has the highest organic content of any skincare line. The eye concentrate also includes organic green tea leaves, cucumber, avocado, aloe, evening primrose and sunflower extracts.
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