Leiania House of Beauty Gold of Morocco Bearberry Eye Cream
Bought for: Free | Original Price: to be updated
From: Leiania House of Beauty
Claims: Packed with nature's best kept secret, Moroccan Argan Oil, a powerful antioxidant rich in Vitamin E and Collagen that increases the skin's flexibility and strength. It restores moisture and provide a barrier around the eye to help diminish wrinkle. Added with the potency of Bearberry Beta Arbutin for an all natural spot eye treatment, blemishes and bags under the eye. Glow and be radiant!
Hey, guys! I know I just turned 20 last October 19 but I guess it wasn't an excuse to take eye creams for granted if they aimed at preventing wrinkles primarily. I have no idea if my skin are threatened with wrinkles already but I pretty much don't care. Again, it's better to be safe than sorry. I don't know if I should use any anti-aging products knowing that I'm just 20 but it's pass teenage years already so yeah, I don't think it will do me bad either. Truth be told, I waited for months so I can be able to use Gold of Morocco Bearberry Eye Cream which was sent to me by Ms. Favia of Leiania House of Beauty. Without further ado, here's my thoughts about it!
Since I am a lover of anything naturally and organically-made skin care products, I was really excited to try this for myself. Aside from it being full-packed with nutrients and healthy ingredients, it is also free of harmful chemicals (like parabens) that are not good for the skin and body. By the way, I already put copied the caption above for those of you who are having trouble reading the description on the photo. Yeeha! Anyway, before we proceed, let me just share to you the skin benefits of Bearberry and Argan Oil--the key ingredients of this product.
According to healwithfood.org, "Bearberry foliage, the part of the Arctostaphylos uva-ursi plant that is most commonly used in cosmetic formulations, has been shown to effectively scavenge free radicals, unstable molecules that contribute to the formation of premature wrinkles and fine lines on the skin...bearberry leaf extract had even stronger free radical scavenging (i.e. antioxidant) properties than extracts made from wild licorice (Glycyrrhiza lepidota), senega (Polygala senega), narrow-leaved echinacea (Echinacea angustifolia), and aerial parts of two varieties of horsetail (Equisetum spp.)...the polyphenolic compounds found in bearberry leaves appeared to be responsible, at least in part, for bearberry extract's antioxidant capacity...turns out, the leaves of the Common Bearberry also contain arbutin, a natural compound that has been shown to inactivate tyrosinase, an enzyme that is responsible for skin pigmentation.
While according to arganoilworld.com.au, "Argan oil is most commonly used as a skin moisturizer to hydrate and soften skin. With its high vitamin E and fatty acid content, Argan Oil is the ideal product to give skin a natural boost. It absorbs easily and is non-greasy and non-irritating, which makes it a great natural moisturizer.
I actually like the packaging, it looks very...effective lol. It's house in a transparent plastic tub which has been a fail because of the surrounding stickers and the opaque white inner plastic. Sayang, I thought I could peek through the inside without opening it. Anyway, it is funny how packaging appeals to me like this nowadays huh. But no, seriously, I so appreciate it even though it is bombarded with too many information. There are really times when I wanted to spend time reading the claims and ingredients lists over and over again. Is that weird? 'Cause that always happens to me. Anyway, my point here is, I'd rather be bombarded with information than nothing at all. Complete labeling--description, ingredients, manufacturing and expiry dates? Check!
When opened, it actually has an inner lead which I already removed so you don't see it on the photo above. If you can make it out, you will see that the product has an off-white, thick and creamy consistency which melts on the skin upon application. It even has a cooling effect for the first few seconds which I really love because it instantly refreshes tired eyes. I pretty much rely on it every stressful night--which unfortunately, is every day. The scent is bearable too. The first time I smell it, I like it already because I am a fan of minty-scent products though there was not any mint on the ingredients? What could trigger the refreshing scent therefore huh?
Since product has a slightly thick consistency, it tends to be a bit oily on the skin that is why I stopped using it for my face although it says on the claims that it can be ideal for face use. Breakouts had been another problem. Since I have never been fond of using oils for my skin, because most of the time, they tend to cause me breakouts, I decided to stop so the zits will also stop from popping out of nowhere. It works though. The number and sizes of pimples reduces after the termination. I guess this product, due to thick consistency, tends to have comedogenic formula. With that, I do not recommend it for face use for those with oily skin type.
So I gave up and decided to just keep the application limited to eye area and since then, I have been loving how it imparts cooling effect on my bags and how I managed to wake up like I had full eight hours of sleep. Also, continuous use reduces the darkness around my eyes.
I guess, aside from it causing me to breakout, there's no other downside which I happen to discover from it. Overall, I am pleasantly surprised how it works its wonder on the area around my eyes. I just have to keep in mind never to let it slip the barricade to areas out of my eye zone and it will be a nice night company.