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? 🙂
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.
- 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
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,