The Saem Urban Eco Harakeke Eye SerumWednesday, June 29, 2016
Eye skincare is probably one of the trickiest products (for me) to review. Sometimes, we can only feel the difference and more often than not, what we feel does not translate to outward changes. That does not apply to The Saem Urban Eco Harakeke Eye Serum - let me tell you why...
But first, let's talk about what's in this product. It contains 78% Harakeke extract instead of water which, is usually one of the major ingredients in lotion and cream. Harakeke is also known as New Zealand flax and is supposed to be an excellent hydrator. It can also reduce puffiness & it soothes the skin.
It is also said to contain Manuka Honey, Orange & White Tea. The last two are for brightening.
The texture is that of a thick gel and it feels like there's a good amount of silicone in the product because of its too smooth and slippery feeling. It reminds me of Whip Hand Cosmetics' Primer. And this is my main issue with this product.
I know it takes a long time to see results in eye products, so I measure short-term effectivity on how this makes my skin feel. In most cases, the products get absorbed well and my under eye area feels hydrated. After 6 months of using this eye serum, I can safely say it does not feel like it sinks in. It just sits on top of the skin. Perhaps it works at a cellular level, but I really can't tell. There weren't any changes on the appearance of my under eye area either.
It's a shame, considering the active ingredients seem promising.
The only pluses I can think of are the packaging and size. It comes in a tube pump with a cap, no air gets in. Hygienic in that its unlikely any bacteria gets in. It also contains a generous amount of product - 30ml for an eye product. That's a lot!
My skincare regimen consists of either homemade products or Korean brands because they work best on my skin. So its either I whip something up (that will entail a good amount of research) or I continue my search for something good. In the meantime, I have some samples (GWP) that will tide me over.
What would you recommend for dark & dry under eye circles that are developing its first few deep lines? Puffiness isn't an issue because my skin in very dehydrated. I would love to hear what your favourite eye products are!
Til next time.. ;)