A review of an organic rejuvenating eye cream by Green People
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Caring for Under Eye Skin
I don't think that it is ever too early to start looking after the skin under your eyes. If you wear any sort of eye makeup you should be very careful about what you use to take it off so that you are not drying out or irritating the delicate skin around and under the eye. Always dab gently, don't pull back and forth across the eye like you life depended on it!
Many people feel that the skin under their eyes is the one main area that they would like to improve, but for many different reasons. It could be bags, dark or purple shadows or dry skin and wrinkles. There are many different clean beauty products out there to help tackle these issues but I have been using Green People Rejuvenating Eye Cream for years now to help keep the under eye wrinkles at bay and I think it really is doing a brilliant job!
If you haven't heard of Green People they are a UK company based in West Sussex that have been making natural and organic skincare products since 1997 and have gained over 140 awards for their products since then. They were also instrumental in encouraging the Soil Association to introduce their organic cosmetic certification and as an added bonus they also donate 10% of their net profit to charity.
Organic Eye Cream
Their rejuvenating eye cream is certified organic and marketed with the key benefits of 'nurture', 'smooth' and 'age reversal' and also as 'soothing' and 'anti-ageing'. As you would expect there are no potentially harmful synthetic chemicals in the product and more importantly no alcohol, which I find can be very drying but which is often found in natural skin care products.
Two of the main active ingredients are baicalin and helichrysum.
Baicalin is an ingredient derived from the baical skullcap plant and has been shown to be antioxidative and anti-inflammatory as well as clinically proven to have age-reversing properties.
Helichrysum (also known as Everlasting or Immortelle) is derived from plants which are rich in flavonoids. Flavonoids can contain high levels of antioxidants which in skin care terms means they can help improve the quality and appearance of the skin, in this case potentially helping to reduce dark circles (I have frequently used an organic helichrysum oil on bruises and sprains and it has worked really well).
Other nourishing ingredients include shea butter, evening primrose, avocado oil and marsh-mallow root.
The product itself is a soft white cream that comes easily out of the tube. It smells gorgeous (rose geranium) and is not thick or sticky. You just pat it on to the eye contour with a light tapping motion (I use my little finger or ring finger so as not to put too much pressure on the eye area). It is best used at night but it sinks in beautifully and I have used it during the day, especially if I have been having a makeup free day and it does not look heavy or oily.
Eye Cream for Wrinkles
I am lucky in that I don't really have bags or dark circles under my eyes but I am trying to keep the wrinkles at bay for as long as possible and this product has been really good at reducing the fine lines and wrinkles that were appearing and stopping any new ones developing. It also helps keep the elasticity in my skin in this delicate area.
Green People Eye Cream Review
Green People Rejuvenating Eye Cream is one of my 'must have' products, I try not to be without it. If my skin is extremely dry for any reason I will apply a very light layer of facial oil or organic argan oil underneath, let it sink in and then tap the eye cream over the top. I have never had the dreaded 'puffy eye' from having put too much product under the eyes with this particular routine either, the products are so natural and light.
I was told by a thirty year old recently I had less eye wrinkles than her and her friends so thank you Green People and I'll have another vat of organic eye cream please!
If you read A Guide to Clean Beauty you can learn about the concept behind clean beauty and some of the issues in the clean beauty v mainstream products argument. Part II of a Guide to Clean Beauty lists 15 ingredients that I recommend that you try and avoid in your makeup and skincare products.
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