Here I am with the review of one of the products from my most favorite Indian brand – Juicy Chemistry. Its not just a review, but I will detail the entire eye care routine that I have been following these days with Juicy Chemistry eye care products. Yes, even our eyes need a proper care routine. We take care of our skin pretty well – cleanse, tone, serum, moisturize. But most of us are guilty of ignoring our eyes. We apply eye creams once in a blue moon when we suddenly observe our dark circles getting darker 😅 . Truth is that, eyes are the first place where signs of aging often shows first. The skin around the eyes is thinner, collagen degrades faster and so fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet emerge. Using the right eye care products can target and prevent many of these. So now that you know the importance of eye care, let’s move on to today’s post where I will share my eye care routine with Juicy Chemistry products and also review the Juicy Chemistry Prickly Pear & Tamanu Under Eye Serum. Meanwhile you can check out my reviews of other Juicy Chemistry products here.
Tired of stubborn dark circles, puffy under eyes and fine lines? Then this serum is for you! Packed with anti-oxidant rich Tamanu seed oil and Vitamin E & K packed Prickly Pear, this serum helps lighten and brighten the under eye area while easing out fine lines. Chia seed naturally tightens the skin and helps to diminish bags and sagging while nourishing the delicate area.
This Prickly Pear and Tamanu under eye serum is everything you need to take care of your sensitive under – eye skin. Infused with essential vitamins & powerful antioxidants, this serum helps in lightening those dark circles, reducing puffiness around eyes and minimizing fine lines.
Dark circles under the eyes are formed due to many reasons. Lack of sleep, dehydration, and stress are the major factors that can cause the under eye area to become dull and get a bluish-purplish color. The under eye skin is 10 times thinner than the rest of the facial skin, hence deserves some special care.
Rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, and E, Sweet Almond oil helps repair the under eye area while Grape seed works at reducing dark circles. Chia and Camellia hydrate and help minimise fine lines.
Along with its exceptional moisturizing properties, the serum penetrates deep into skin and the presence of Linoleic acid, makes it absorb wonderfully into the skin without leaving any greasy traces. The abundance of fatty acids in the serum leaves skin supple and moist.
Lavender and Chamomile help calm the senses and soothe this delicate area.
Visibly reduces under – eye circles and puffiness
Helps in battling wrinkles, fine lines and skin sagging under the eyes
Exceptionally hydrates and moisturizes the under – eye skin
Rich in anti – oxidants, anti – ageing, astringents and anti – inflammatory properties
Prickly Pear, Tamanu, Sweet Almond, Grapeseed, Camellia Seed, Chia Seed, Lavender, Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Sweet Orange
* Ingredient is certified organic
Prickly Pear –
Prickly pear seed oil contains skin nourishing fatty acids that also possess skin brightening properties. In conjunction, these properties can help to lighten your dark circles.
Known for its ability to penetrate deep into the skin and richness in anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory, astringent properties, Tamanu is one of the most suited ingredients for battling ageing, sagging skin and under – eye wrinkles.
Sweet Almond –
Almond oil is naturally anti – inflammatory and is known for minimizing under – eye bags. Carrier of Vitamin K, it helps in remarkably reducing the appearance of dark circles and spider veins. Rich in retinol and Vitamin E, it gives a boost of moisturization to the sensitive under – eyes.
Grapeseed oil is a powerhouse of anti – oxidants which helps in strengthening the veins and prevent swelling. Presence of Vitamin E and fatty acids, provides the much-needed hydration to the delicate under – eye skin.
Camellia is excellent emollient to keep the under – eye skin moist and supple. It penetrates deep into the skin promoting cell growth and enhancing the skin’s ability to hold moisture.
Chia seed oil is infused with essential anti – oxidants and fatty acids which helps in fighting dark circles and locking the moisture into the under – eye skin.
Known for its relaxing scent, it not only calms your senses but also your skin. The diuretic properties help in reducing under – eye bags. It also helps in unveiling an even skin tone.
Due to its anti – inflammatory and calming properties and being a powerhouse of anti – oxidants, it helps in fading under – eye darkness and fairly reducing the puffiness around eyes.
Eucalyptus oil contains Chrysin, an all – natural anti – inflammatory agent which helps in reducing the puffiness around the eyes. It effectively tightens the blood vessels under the eyes and considerably reduces the appearance of dark circles.
This red beauty rejuvenates and revitalizes the skin. Due to its astringent properties, it helps in reducing the appearance of wrinkles and puffiness over time.
Sweet Orange –
Rich in Vitamin C and anti – oxidants, it helps in reducing the appearance of under – eye dark circles and prevents fine lines. The natural oils present in oranges, helps to moisturize the delicate skin under the eyes.
Rs.650 for 10ml.
Juicy Chemistry Prickly Pear & Tamanu Under Eye Serum comes in a sleek pen-like packaging. On opening the cap, there is a roll-ball applicator which helps to easily apply under eyes. This pen-like packaging is super compact and convenient and can be easily carried around in your purse. I usually don’t have time to apply this in the morning, so I toss it in my handbag and apply while going in the cab to office 😀 . Have to thank Juicy Chemistry team for this superb packaging!
When I first looked at the ingredients list, I thought this will be like a nourishing under-eye oil as it contains a blend of so many oils. But I was wrong. Juicy Chemistry Prickly Pear & Tamanu Under Eye Serum is actually a very light-weight serum. When I roll it under my eyes, I don’t feel like I have applied oil under my eyes. It feels so light and absorbs quickly (takes around a minute) and easily without leaving behind any oily look. The consistency feels just like watery serum.
Juicy Chemistry Prickly Pear & Tamanu Under Eye Serum has a very refreshing as well as relaxing scent. It contains a mix of essential oils like lavender, geranium, chamomile which are calming, relaxing as well as other uplifting, refreshing essential oils like eucalyptus and sweet orange.
The star ingredient in this product is the prickly pear seed oil and tamanu oil. I have never heard of prickly pear seed oil before and I think Juicy Chemistry is the first Indian brand to be using it. When I first heard of it, I thought it is going to prick my skin 😄. Then I googled and read about the oil online. Here’s what I found: prickly pear is not actually a pear, but a variety of cactus plant which is sometimes called the barbary fig. The prickly pear cactus grows fruit pods that contain small seeds which are filled with this nutrient-rich oil. Prickly pear contains the highest percentage (88%) of unsaturated fatty acids which help in stimulating health cell production and turnover. It also contains the highest level of vitamin E (almost 150% more than argan oil 😃) which protects the skin and helps retain moisture.
Tamanu oil comes from the fruit of the tamanu tree. This tree produces a small yellow fruit that contains a large nut which is processed into tamanu oil. This oil is filled to the brim with anti-oxidants that protect skin from premature aging and smooth out wrinkles.
I have almost every eye problem – dark circles, fine lines, puffy eyes and dry under eye area, thanks to working long hours in front of the computer. And I have to thank this product for solving most of the issues. Juicy Chemistry Prickly Pear & Tamanu Under Eye Serum works wonderfully well on lightening dark circles and brightening the under eye area. And I could see the results in a very short time. Usually, eye creams take a long time to show results and we need to be patient. But Juicy Chemistry products, as we all know, are concentrated and effective and show faster results. And this eye serum showed visible lightening in my dark circles just within 4 days of using. Yes, I was shocked really! It also hydrates and nourishes my under eye area keeping it supple and moist. I had two fine lines under my eyes and it has helped smoothen and minimize them to almost 50%. Just in two weeks that too! I think if I continue using up the entire product, the fine lines might be completely gone. Regarding its effects on puffy eyes, it does cool the under eye area which helps slightly reduce the puffiness but I wouldn’t say its totally gone. Another thing that I observed was, the skin under my eyes was more firmer and tightened. I think the prickly pear seed oil and tamanu oil are working their magic as claimed.
Now, let me tell you the 3-step eye care routine that I follow:
* In the morning, as I told you, I just roll-on Juicy Chemistry Prickly Pear & Tamanu Under Eye Serum under my eyes and on top of my eyelids. Since this is very lightweight and serum-consistency, it is perfect for day time use. After lunch break also, in office, I would like to apply this once more to refresh my tired-looking eyes.
* When I come home from office, I cleanse my face and then I take two cotton swabs and spray them with Juicy Chemistry Sweet Orange & Chamomile Under Eye Mist. I lie on my bed, close my eyes and place the cotton swabs over my eyes. This helps to instantly relax and cool my tired eyes after staring into laptop for a long time. I keep it on for around 20 minutes, by which time I call my mom and will be talking on the phone to her. So two jobs completed at once 😀
* After completing my night skincare routine, I take a little amount of Juicy Chemistry Organic Coffee & Green Tea Eye Cream and give a small massage under my eyes with it. This has a rich creamy texture which deeply nourishes my under eyes and perfect for night time.
Note, for review purpose, I stopped using the eye cream and used only the serum at night to test the efficacy of the individual product alone.
Does it satisfy all its claims?
Yes, it satisfies all its claims.
What I like?
* 100% natural, zero chemicals.
* Contains exotic ingredients – prickly pear seed oil and tamanu oil.
* Light serum-like consistency and easily absorbed.
* Hydrates and keeps the under eye area supple and moist.
* Lightens dark circles and brightens under eye.
* Smooths and minimizes fine lines under the eyes.
* Firms and tightens under eye area.
* Shows faster results compared to other eye creams in the market.
* Cool and refreshing on the eyes.
* Compact, travel-friendly packaging and easy roll-on applicator.
What I don’t like?
Would I recommend?
Yes, definitely, for all skin types.
Would I repurchase?
Value for money?
Its worth the price, considering the effectiveness, exotic ingredients and 100% natural, organic.
Availability: You can buy online from here
IBeautySpy Rating: 6/5 (Bonus points for the exotic prickly pear seed oil ingredient!)
Taking care of your under eyes is very important, no matter what age you are. And using something that is 100% natural and organic for your eyes is a safer choice. I would recommend Juicy Chemistry Prickly Pear & Tamanu Under Eye Serum. Do you carry a notebook and pen to your office or college? Pop this pen too in your bag and look bright with young, sparkling eyes wherever you go!
P.S Products sent by the brand for consideration. But my opinions and reviews are unbiased and honest as always.
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