Skin Care Saturday: The Jojoba Company Cucumber + Guava Firming Eye Balm

My 3mL sample of The Jojoba Company Cucumber and Guava Firming Eye Balm



Description from the website:

Highly effectatious blend of cucumber, guava, aloe vera, jojoba and gotukola to cool and sooth delicate skin around the eyes and reduce the appearance of fine lines. It gently firms and re-hydrates dry skin decreasing inflammation and puffiness and reducing tiredness and tell-tale dark circles. Comes with the natural sun protection of pomegranate. Not tested on animals



price: RRP $46.95 25mL
availability: selected pharmacies and health food stores. For list of stockists check  http://www.thejojobacompany.com.au,


The Jojoba Company kindly sent me some small samples of this eye balm to review, which was fantastic, because I’m currently on a mission to find a good eye cream.  
I have been using this twice daily after cleansing for the last couple of weeks. It is a light silky serum texture which melts into the skin nicely, and leaves my eye area feeling refreshed and hydrated.
After two weeks of use my previously dehydrated skin does feel slightly more ‘plump’ and firm, and somehow more healthy looking (which is more that I could say for the Alpha H Absolute Eye Complex – review here). I can’t really say it did much for my fine lines or dark circles, but I guess that’s not really a fair statement given that I only used the product for 2 weeks (I ran out of my sample tubes)  
In this eye balm, the third most concentrated ingredient is Cucumber extract, which is said to have excellent moisturizing and anti inflammatory properties. It is also a gentle astringent (like a mild version of Witch Hazel) which temporarily tightens the skin and pores.



pros:

+ hydrates and nourishes the skin around the eyes without being too heavy.

+ great under eye makeup, particularly concealer (which looks cakey on my dehydrated eye skin).

+ has a light, fresh cucumber scent.

+ formulated without parabens, propylene glycol, mineral oils, and harsh chemicals.

+ packed with great botanical actives like Jojoba oil, Cucumber Extract, Green Tea, and Macadamia oil, which are all packed with antioxidants.

+ the Jojoba is cold pressed and harvested from the company’s own farm.

+ the soothing and hydrating properties of cucumber extract in this makes it ideal to use as an adjunct to irritating treatments like topical retinols and retin-A.

Cons:

- If you are looking for something that will dramatically reduce fine lines, this is probably not going to give you the results on it’s own (judging by the ingredients). You probably need to look into stronger actives like Retin-A, 10%+ vitamin C, or DMAE  to supplement an everyday eye balm like this one. 



Ingredients:

Aqua (water), glycerin, Cucumis sativus (cucumber) oil, cetearyl alcohol, Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, Camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf powder, tocopherol (Vitamin E), panthenol, Macadamia integrifolia (macadamia) seed oil, Persea gratissima (avocado) oil, Equisetum arvense (horsetail) extract, cariea papaya (pumpkin) seed oil, Helanthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), caprylic/capric triglyceride,Psidium Guajava (Guava) Fruit Extract, Centella asiatica (gotu kola) extract, Ceteareth-20, Aloe arbensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, Punica granatum (pomegranate) seed oil, stearic acid, carbomer, dimethicane, ethylhexylglycerin, phenoxyethanol, potassium sorbate, alcohol, xanthan gum, citric acid, sodium hydroxide

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