Review: St. Botanica Pure Radiance Under Eye Cream

I bought this cream a year ago and have been using it for a while now. It retails at INR 899 but I paid 649 which is a discounted price. You get 50ml of cream which is a very good quantity for the eye area because you don’t really require much there. Trust me when I tell you this because people joke about my eyes constituting 80% of my face. And I use this cream liberally, not just under the eyes, but also on my lids and around the eye area. I expect to get at least two years from this jar which is the shelf life of this product anyway.

The packaging is extremely good in quality but it is extremely bulky. The jar could have been at least half its size. The jar has been made to look like it contains 150ml worth of product and is just cumbersome to carry anywhere. It is definitely not travel friendly.

The fragrance is very mild; it is not bothersome or awe-striking.

I like the list of ingredients, and am especially happy with the claim of no mineral oil or parabens.

It is cream-based and not a gel which is a popular thing with eye creams these days. I do not like gel based creams especially for the eye area because although they are lightweight, they don’t really moisturize and hydrate as much as a cream based product. This cream is nice and light in texture. It does not feel heavy or greasy at all and gets absorbed almost instantly. If you want more, you can wait for it to dry up and re-apply some more cream. You can repeat this cycle three times. It still wont feel heavy.

It does not irritate my eyes at all and there are quite a few creams that either irritate my eyes or make me look and feel like I have been chopping onions for hours on end.

My eye area definitely feels hydrated and happy with this cream. It helps with eye bags and puffiness to some extent. But, I think gels and caffeine based products do a much better job with puffiness and sleepy, tired eyes.

In all honesty, no cream can really make wrinkles or dark circles disappear. This cream isn’t any different. But it definitely helps if you take care of the other factors simultaneously. Other factors would include sleep, nutrition, stress, exposure to the elements etc.

I hope my review helps you make an informed decision. Please note this article is based on my experience with the product. I am not a dermatologist and this is not a paid review. Please exercise caution and keep your own skin/body type in mind while trying out any new product.

Stay Beautiful, inside out!


(PS: I have typed this article and designed this page on my phone. I hope to update it once I have my laptop.)


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