I'm excited to share with you a gorgeous brand that I was introduced to through the stunning Boxwalla Beauty Box. I'm sure you all know by now what Boxwalla is but if you don't, I suggest you read my post about it. It's hands down one of the best beauty subscription boxes I've tried (along with the Beauty Heroes of course). I love both of them so much and I'm so grateful I'm able to try them out and the featured products. Today's product was a part of the December's Boxwalla Beauty Box Let it Glow! Let it Glow! Let it Glow!. If you follow me on Instagram then you know there were three products in this box, and one I also gave away since I already have it. I'm talking about the RMS Beauty Living Luminizer, a beautiful highlighter that gives a natural glow to the skin. Hopefully the lucky lady who got it loves wearing it. The other product in the box is from a brand I had my eyes on for a long time - Lina Hanson's Global Face Trio. A nice mask, a beautiful highlighter and a lovely eye serum.
BUDHI Sacha Inchi Eye Nectar* is a velvety creation that targets dark circles, inflammation, dullness, puffiness, dryness, discoloration, and visible signs of aging around the eyes. Now that's a whole lot of claims! The main active ingredients are:
- antioxidant-rich Coffee Fruit Oil, made by roasting and cold-pressing Organic Venezuelan coffee beans, resulting in a full-bodied, intensely aromatic and caffeinated oil that infuses the skin with potent antioxidants. This rich brown oil effectively firms and brightens under eye skin, while reducing inflammation and puffiness;
- carotene-packed Seabuckthorn Fruit Supercritical CO2, which possesses remarkable nourishing, revitalizing, and restorative properties as it has the ability to stimulate tissue regeneration, reduce the damaging effects of sun radiation, and effectively combat wrinkles and dryness;
- and high Gamma Linolenic Acis content Evening Primrose blossoms, which soothes and renews fatigued skin, reduces inflammation, diminishes wrinkles and fine lines, and is scientifically proven to reduce symptoms of eczema, psoriasis, and other skin disorders.
These absolutely stunning 100% natural and 93% certified organic ingredients are blended in a base of Peruvian Sacha Inchi Oil, which is scientifically verified to neutralize damaging free radicals, while effectively reducing inflammation and discoloration. I have never tried a product containing this oil and I have to say that my skin agrees with it. It also likes Guava and Prickly Pear Seed Oils (with the highest Vitamin E content of all plant oils), and that's pretty much the whole list of ingredients in this eye serum. Btw, Guava Seed Oil supposedly also has an impressive acne-fighting Linoleic acid content. I love that the ingredients used are either Certified Organic, Wildcrafted or Ethically Grown/Sourced, or non-GMO. They also support Conflict-free, Fair Trade and their products are also 100% free of Palm Oil or Palm Oil derivatives. More about palm oil in the post "Say No to Palm Oil". My heart is bursting with joy seeing ingredient lists like that.
The Eye Nectar has such a gorgeous dark yellow/orange/red colour, courtesy of Seabucktorn fruits and Coffee fruit oil, and a rich and decadent scent of roasted coffee, chocolate-y cacao and sweet vanilla. It goes perfectly with the colour and consistency of the product. Truly a beaut! Not to mention the aromatherapy benefits of both, Cacao and Tonka (vanilla) - both chase away negative thoughts, decrease anxiety, increase clarity, and relax the mind and body. I don't know if it's just me or my whole evening skincare routine but I actually do feel calmer after I use this serum. I say evening because even one drop of this gorgeous yellow-coloured Nectar leaves skin around my eyes yellow. Which I really don't mind. I love that I don't feel the need to apply any other oil or top like I sometimes have to with other eye serums. This one perfectly hydrates the skin, leaving it soft and supple. With a constant use I find that my skin really is less dry and dull, and more nourished, but I can't say it helped with my under eye circles. I will continue to use it and if I do see a difference I will let you know. I haven't found a product that would work with dark under eyes and I don't even expect that from a product. I will say that the skin does look a bit brighter and that is also something worth mentioning. Oh and Budhi is actually a Buddhist term meaning ‘awaken’, so the name is pretty appropriate.
This eye serum is also vegan and cruelty free. You can get it straight from the Wabi-Sabi Botanicals or through an European stockist, the beautiful Divine Green Beauty shop.
*sample generously provided