I’m in love with One Love Organics Vitamin E Eye Balm. I have been using it most nights (but not every night since it’s quite rich). It is so incredibly hydrating and plumping and nourishing to my delicate under eye skin. It has been an absolute winter savior in the cold, dry weather my hometown of Victoria, BC has experienced this winter. Usually our winter are grey and miserable and rainy, but we actually had some real winter weather this year and my skin was suffering because of it. So dry. So flaky. Very unpleasant.
The shea butter, jojoba esters, vitamin E, baobab oil, and sunflower oil provide excellent hydration. The gotu kola (or centella asiatica) and eyebright extract (that’s a type of plant, btw) provide anti-irritant and soothing properties. The pomegranate, rooibos, and kelp provide antioxidants to prevent free radical damage. So basically, this eye balm is full of great ingredients for your under eye skin.
Technically, these ingredients are good for your skin everywhere, not just your under eye area. But the intense hydration would probably be too much for the rest of your face, unless you have really dry skin. It’s a pretty heavy formula. It hasn’t clogged my pores at all though.
One caveat about the formula, is that it isn’t fragrance free. It does contain a tiny bit of lavender oil and fennel oil. These provide a very slight and barely noticeable scent. Honestly, I don’t notice any kind of smell when I apply this. But the oils are in there nonetheless, so if you can’t use any essential oils at all then this isn’t for you.
Ingredients: butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter*, jojoba esters (and) tocopherol, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, punica granatum (pomegranate) sterols, adansonia digitata (baobab) oil*, aspalathus linearis (rooibos) extract*, centella asiatica (gotu kola) extract*, euphrasia officinalis (eyebright) extract*, caprylic/capric triglyceride (and) alaria esculenta (kelp) extract, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) essential oil*, foeniculum vulgare (fennel) essential oil*
One of the great things about the balm formula, it’s travel friendly! Technically it’s a solid, so you won’t have to use up any of your liquids quota to fly with it. Plus, no spills!
When I apply this eye balm, I scrape out a little bit using my finger nail (about the amount of a couple grains of rice), and warm it up by rubbing my fingertips together. This makes it more like a really thick oil. Then I gently tap it around my eyes, making sure to get even coverage.
One Love Organics Vitamin E Eye Balm is expensive, at $49USD per jar, but you use such a small amount each time, this jar is going to last you forever. Obviously I don’t mean forever in the literal sense, but it will last a really really long time. I’ve been using mine for a couple months and I’ve used less than a quarter of the jar.
Some of the reasons I love One Love Organics is that they are natural, organic, cruelty free, vegan, and their products are effective. They don’t just mix a bunch of natural ingredients together and call it a day. The products they make consist of excellent and proven ingredients that work. This eye balm is no exception.