Eye gels for me are a must. The skin around the eye is very thin, which is why the signs of ageing often manifest themselves at that area first.
For me, I choose an eye gel with active ingredients to work as a base layer, followed by a light eye cream to seal in the properties of the eye gel. This combination has been working pretty well for me in keeping the area sufficiently hydrated.
The Avalon Organics Revitalizing Eye Gel from the Lavender range normally retails at USD$20.95, but can be purchased at iHerb for just USD$13.07 (use my referral code “UKE525” to get USD$5 off your first iHerb order. It’s an excellent price imo for 30ml, which can last at least 6 months for me.
The gel comes in a heavy, frosted glass pump jar, which is classy, convenient for dispensing and sanitary.
This is what iHerb has to say about the eye gel.
- Renewal & Vitality
- For Sensitive Skin
- For Firmer, Revitalized and Radiant Eyes
- For all skin types
Brightens, hydrates and soothes delicate eye area with our Peptide Complex and Hyaluronic Acid to reduce the appearance of lines, puffiness and dark circles. Organic Lavender and Licorice Root calm the skin.
Safe, effective, pro-organic skin care without artificial colors, synthetic fragrances or parabens. EU Cosmetics Directive Compliant.
Revitalizing Eye Gel
Eye gel made with soothing, calming botanicals.
Organic Arnica and Turmeric plus soothing Licorice Root calms skin on contact. Dual humectants, Hyaluronic Acid and NaPCA, plus Grape Seed Polyphenols hydrate, soothe and firm delicate skin around eyes while our Peptide Complex reduces the appearance of lines, puffiness and dark circles.
Stimulates a natural enzyme to reduce dark circles under the eyes.
Grape Seed Polyphenols
The ultimate antioxidant to protect from skin-damaging free radicals.
Natural humectant that enhances the skin’s moisture retention.
Helps to reduce redness and inflammation.
Apply small dots of gel to outer eye area and gently pat. Avoid direct contact with eyes.
Organic lavandula angustifolia (lavender), chamomilla recutita (chamomile) and camellia sinensis (white tea) extracts (aqueous)(1), organic arnica montana extract(2), vegetable glycerin, peptide complex (hydroxysuccinimide, chrysin and palmitoyl tetrapeptide-3), hyaluronic acid, dipotassium glycyrrhizinate (licorice root), panthenol (pro-vitamin B5), sodium PCA, calendula officinalis extract, organic aloe barbadensis(1), allantoin, vitis vinifera (grape seed) polyphenols, laminaria digitata (kelp) and salix alba (willow bark) extracts, organic curcuma longa (turmeric) extract(1), benzyl alcohol and phenoxyethanol.
(1) Certified by Quality Assurance International
(2) Certified by Pro-Cert Organic Systems
No parabens, harsh preservatives or grapefruit seed extract. 100% vegetarian ingredients. No animal testing. EU Cosmetics Directive Compliant.
I was drawn to the peptide complex and hyaluronic acid content. Peptides have been scientifically proven to work on lines/wrinkles and hyaluronic acid is the hottest buzzword these days in the beauty arena for its ability to moisturise and plump up the skin. Not forgetting the very many botanical extracts this eye gel has. Since my skin reacts well to natural botanical extracts and such formulations, I picked this up while browsing iHerb about 3 – 4 months ago.
I don’t really have dark circles (except when I go without sleep) and my main areas of concern are really fine lines, skin tautness and elasticity, as well as slight puffiness sometimes.
This is a true gel-like texture that can be slightly runny if used in a hot climate. I keep my eye gel and cream in the fridge to keep them from turning bad quickly. The coolness of the gel also helps in de-puffing when used straight from the fridge and on your skin.
The gel spreads very easily and 1/2 a pea size is more than sufficient to be applied on the orbital bones of both eyes. Be careful not to get this into your eyes, as the gel can sting, although it doesn’t irritate my eye area when used as close as possible to the eyes. This sinks in pretty rapidly almost without a trace. Fragrance wise I can’t quite smell anything, which is a boon. Sometimes, when I dispense too much using the pump, I apply the rest of the gel on my forehead to help with the fine lines there. So waste not!
While I do feel a slight tightening of the skin around the eye when I use this, I guess 3 – 4 months of usage coupled with the use of other eye products wouldn’t make it a gair gauge of this product. However, I do find my puffiness greatly reduced, through a combination of eye products and eye massage.
I like how rapidly the gel gets absorbed by the skin and there’s no problem with makeup gelling or balling up when used on the eye area, which some eye products can cause.
Most of all, I really like the ingredients and how it’s value for $. I’ve already stocked up on a 2nd bottle 😉
My only gripe about this product is how misleading the “Organics” part of Avalon Organics is. If you study the ingredients, only several are certified organic. The proportion isn’t stated but I doubt a small component of a product being organic is enough to term the entire product as “organic”. While Avalon Organics makes no such claim, I feel that this misconception or erroneous perception problem is further compounded by the brand’s name. I’d suggest Avalon Botanicals rather than Organics, to reflect the veracity of the ingredients, really.
Rating out of 10
Ease of usage: 9.5