Eye Love Cucumbers Eye Gel: Cucumbers Ain’t Just for Salads Anymore

Published in: Drugstore Beauty Finds, Product Reviews, Skin Care


I’m riding a wave of nerdiness right now, loving the clever wordsmithery that went into naming Eye Love Cucumbers Soothing Eye Gel ($15).


Eye Love Cucumbers… Get it? πŸ™‚

My name is Karen, and I’m addicted to puns.


Okay, so the name was the real reason I wanted to give the product a try.

Cucumbers: not just for salads anymore

One of several natural skincare goodies in the Yes to Cucumbers line, Eye Love Cucumbers Eye Gel is a highly-absorbent, moisturizing gel with some great things to offer.

Cucumbers, being 90% water, are popular in a lot of skincare products and said to be good at cleansing, cooling and hydrating the skin.

Eye Love Cucumbers is loaded with cucumber extract and other naturally soothing ingredients like aloe vera, green tea extract and chamomile. Plus, it’s paraben-, petroleum- and SLS-free (sodium lauryl sulfate).

Lots o’ hydration

I usually look for eye creams that are heavier than this one is, assuming they’ll pack more moisture, but Eye Love Cucumbers caught me by surprise.

This stuff delivers hydration by the veggie truckload; it’s probably one of the most moisturizing eye gels I’ve ever tried.

It’s cool to de-puff

When I apply it in the mornings, it produces a subtle cooling sensation (aaah!) that wakes me up before I go-go, deflating the sleepy, puffy skin around my eyes.

Final thoughts

  • Eye Love Cucumber’s texture reminds me of an aloe Vera gel.
  • Not surprisingly, it smells lightly of fresh cut cucumbers, yum!
  • Although the product claims to reduce dark circles, I haven’t seen a big diff there (although I think it does reduce puffiness).
  • Yes to Cucumbers says it’s made up of 99.6% natural ingredients (mostly plant extracts).
  • For something marketed as a drugstore product, $15 is a little steep.

Being a primarily natural product, I’m guessing it should be well tolerated by a wide range of skin types, too.

Yes to Cucumbers Eye Love Cucumbers Soothing Eye Gel

Price: $15
Use: A soothing drugstore eye gel made with 99% natural ingredients
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A

You might like Eye Love Cucumbers Eye Gel if…

  • …your skin requires lots of hydration,
  • …you’re looking for something to reduce puffiness around your eyes, and/or
  • …you like natural/organic products.

Update: Conversion to a morning person

A Zen Habits article last week inspired me to try turning myself into a morning person, and it’s mostly been an uphill battle.


I have, however, made at least one notable discovery so far. Yesterday, I went to an early morning dance class that really helped me get my day off to a good start. Getting that workout out of the way first thing in the morning gave me a sense of accomplishment that carried throughout the day.

Yea for progress!

How’s your Monday coming along?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Sarah says:

    HA HA I’m cracking up at Tabs caption “haay B*tches*
    .-= Sarah’s last blog post… Plus Size Dresses =-.

  2. Trude says:

    Hmm I’ll have to check that out! My fave cheapy lip balm right now is from that same company, but under Yes To Carrots. It blows Chap Stick out of the water!
    .-= Trude’s last blog post… Dad’s Birthday =-.

  3. AndreaMarie says:

    I’m cracking up at Tabs also! Gotta try this stuff.

    • Karen says:

      Hi AndreaMarie,

      He’s one sassy cat. I think he’s still pissed at me for dressing him up as a cucumber — he’s been ignoring me all evening.

  4. Catherine says:

    Hehehehehe, Tabs the cucumber is hilarious! I am def going to check this out though – I really need a depuffing eye cream/gel for those mornings when I just don’t get enough sleep and feel like my lids/undereyes are just bulging out of my head T_T; Today was one of those days haha. I was eyeing the 100% Pure Organic Coffee Bean Caffeine eye cream… have you tried that, Karen?

    Glad you’ve found a way to energize in the morning! =) SO and I are trying to get on a morning schedule lately. Mostly b/c I’m working/commuting 10 hrs a day and I just hate rushing out every morning and coming back so late every evening & then feeling tired because he keeps me up late at night (I can’t sleep if someone’s typing, or snoring, or anything, basically) because he’s on a totally different schedule working at home. One of our friends suggested working out in the morning too. I’ll have to remind him a bit more often. =)
    .-= Catherine’s last blog post… Sunscreen Series, For Face: DDF Organic Sun Protection =-.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Catherine,

      I haven’t tried that eye cream. It sounds like it’s a tightening one. Hmm, interesting…

      You sound like a busy girl! I sometimes have trubs sleeping when it’s noisy, too. Have you tried ear plugs?

  5. Vonvon says:

    Ohhhh….why don’t we have this brand over here???? I am always looking for stuff with lots of hydration functions! Hydration for the body, face, and yea, esp the eye area….because I did a skin analysis last week and my skin hydration is very poor and I always thought I have good skin. πŸ™
    .-= Vonvon’s last blog post… Look Of The Day: Yellows And Pinks…..Ego And Dreammaker from MAC Love That Look =-.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Vonvon,

      I feel your dry skin pain. πŸ™‚ One thing that helps me a ton is drinking water like there’s no tomorrow. Do you get your eight glasses a day?

  6. Kate & Zena says:

    Ha ha, Tabs is cute.

    My Monday has been pretty good. Summer has finally hit the Midwest. It’s been humid as h*** and hot. It was 91 yesterday with 78% humidity. It was better today so I walked Zena for the first time in days (humidity + asthma = a wheezing mess).

    Napped with Zena, got tons of kisses from Zena, etc. On our way home from a walk, we saw a pair of Red-tailed Hawks perched high up on one of the steel telephone structures. Seeing Red-tailed Hawks in my area is rare as they aren’t suburb hawks. These hawks love hunting in wide open fields and prairies so seeing them here is strange…in a good way. They’re beautiful birds.

    Zena was so confused seeing these birds and tilted her head when they gave out their raspy screech. It looked as if she were thinking, “What are those things? They sound awful! My ears!”

    • Karen says:

      Hi Kate & Zena,

      Humidity plus heat is killer. Tell me there’s a lil’ bit of wind, at least! I can’t hang when it feels like a sauna outside.

      I’ve seen a few red-tailed hawks while hiking around Nor Cal. I agree, they’re so beautiful to look at. πŸ™‚

      Give Zena a big hug for me!

  7. Marce says:

    Yah, I agree with you Karen. Dancing or doing some sort of physical activity just gets yo’ juices flowing! It makes you feel alive! And happy! And ready to take on everything! (Or is that just me?) πŸ˜€
    .-= Marce’s last blog post… MAC Style Warrior – Swatches =-.

  8. Glosslizard says:

    Heh. *Hi Karen!* Yah, I’m in that support group too!

    Things are looking better today, although I’m not quite back to my normal, chipper state of being. I did grab the Armani duo in #4 yesterday (the gray/light brown duo) and it is stunning! I just have all sorts of combos in mind for it!

    Good luck with that morning person thing! πŸ˜‰

    • Karen says:

      Hi Glosslizard,

      Oh, I bet that duo looks beautiful on you! Smokey eyes, here you come. πŸ™‚

      Hope things get better for you soon. Tomorrow is another day.

  9. Diana Kim says:

    I’m going to pick this up the next time i out shopping. I’ve been wanting a new eye cream.

  10. Kate & Zena says:


    Today, it was 84 with 54% humidity with a nice breeze and–wait for it–overcast. I looked at the sky and thought, “What gives, dude? You make it nice and warm but no sun?!” Zena was just glad to get a walk for the first time in about three days. One day it thunderstormed (with a very relaxed, tranquilized Zena) and the other two it was just plain sticky.

    On the 94 degree with 78% humidity, there wasn’t any wind so it was stifling. Everytime someone opened the door, my head would pound for a good 15 minutes as the thick humidity rolled into the air conditioned house.

    My inhaler was my best friend that day as Zena was angry at me for not getting her walk. She hid two of her squeaky toys between my pillows in anger so when I went to recline on my pillows, they let out this huge squeak and about gave me a heart attack. When she heard the squeak, she ran up the stares with this giant smile and poked her head through my doorway like she was laughing at me. I now check for squeaky toys between my pillows before I recline. Then, what did I wake up to the next day? Zena digging her back paws into the side of my rib cage SNORING. Do you know how much it hurts to have paws digging into your side? Cute but extremely painful. She gave me the Look (y’know, the one where you were comfortable and someone ruined it look) when I rolled over too. She made up with me that afternoon finally by dropping her bunny squeaky toy at my feet.

    The things we put up with and do for our pets.

  11. Davina K. says:

    How about just putting on 2 slices of cucumber on your eyes? I mean, if the product is 99% natural, why don’t we just go with the natural stuff?? It’s certainly a lot cheaper!

  12. Rachel says:

    This stuff sounds nice. This post is motivating me to put on my eye cream (eye hope) this morning. I want to feel awake hehe.

  13. Stephie says:

    Cucumbers are the best. I really like gel texture I eye creams. Sometimes I feel regular creamy ones are too heavy for the eye lids. Too bad there’s no spf though. Cooling, lightwieght, moisturizing.. almost the perfect day time eye cream.

    Got a sample of the Murad Vitamin C eye cream, can’t wait to try it out.
    .-= Stephie’s last blog post… OOTD =-.

  14. Adri says:

    This product leaves a residue that reminds me of hair gel.

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