I must admit I’m a lazy sort of person. I’m even too lazy to use an eye cream most of the time. In fact, a while ago, I actually pondered upon whether one really needs an eye cream. At that time, and until recently, I wasn’t using any specific cream for the eye area. I just never felt the need to.
However, due to some bad nights I noticed that my eye area was slightly puffy and had dark circles which made me look like a close cousin of a panda. So, I picked up the Mukti Organics Rosehip eye gel to try, pretty much on a whim.
What I found was that the Mukti eye gel was working well for me. The texture of the eye gel is light and it absorbs quickly. You only need very very little and so a bottle goes a long long way. I would however hesitate to call it a “gel” because it looks and feels like a light cream.
As Mukti Organics prides themselves on being fully certified organic, their product comes in an air-tight pump bottle. Good and bad. Good because it keeps the product untainted by air; bad because you can’t tell how much product is left in the bottle. Also, the nozzle sometimes gets a little stuck when an air bubble hits, but Mukti has anticipated that so there are instructions in the box telling you what to do when you encounter this. I just keep pumping till something gives 😛 Sometimes also, the nozzle is blocked by the dried residue of the gel. It bothers me because I’m wondering just how much gel I will waste in time!
According to the Mukti site, the “Vitamins and gel based formula will assist to sooth puffy, tired eyes. Firms and tones the skin around the delicate eye area.” and after 1 month, it was time to check the results.
After about 1 month using the Rosehip eye gel nightly and sometimes in the day, I found that to an extent, there is some truth in Mukti’s claims. My eyes do feel soothed after applying the eye gel and they lost the puffy look. The skin around my eye area too was looking more firmed up but because I don’t have lines around my eyes I cannot say if it works to reduce fine lines.
Even on days when I was feeling tired after long hours at the computer or just after a bad night, the dark circles were less obvious and there was minimal puffiness under the eye which means, less eye bags! However, it does not eradicate dark circles – they are still there, just less so. However puffiness was gone which was great.
The cream/gel is very light and absorbs very well with no oiliness or stickiness. It feels like nothing on at all! So, in the day, eye makeup stays on without slipping or sliding and the eye lid area doesn’t get oily. Lovely.
The Mukti Rosehip Eye Gel retails at RM88 for 15ml and is available at Bodybar Natural Skincare. Whilst it looks pricey off hand, I think it is reasonable for an organic line and because it will last a long time… not that I’ll know how much is really left due to the packaging. Pity about that.
Pros: Soothes tired eyes, Reduces puffiness around the eyes, Firms up skin around eyes.
Cons: Solid packaging makes it hard to see how much is left, Could be considered pricey by some
Certified Organic Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice; Certified Organic Rosehip Oil (Rosa Canina); Certified Organic Calendula (Calendula Officinalis) Extract; Glycerin (Vegetarian); Vitamin E (Tocopherol); Scleroltium Gum; Certified Organic Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii); Certified Organic Macadamia (Macadamia Ternifolia) Oil; Certified Organic Coconut (Cocos Nucifera) Oil; Cetearyl Glucoside (Vegetarian); Certified Organic Roman Chamomile Oil (Anthemis Nobilis); Grapefruit Seed (Citrus Grandis) Extract.