Reviewed by Tina
Argan oil is popping up in a lot of different health and beauty products, and for good reason. The oil has multiple uses and contains powerful antioxidants, concentrated nutrients, and essential fatty acids that are key components to building and maintaining the structure of healthy skin.
Kahina Giving Beauty Organic Eye Cream
($65 in the TIA shop
) is a fabulously delightful find that works beautifully to enhance and retain moisture, boost collagen production, stimulate microcirculation to decrease puffiness and dark circles, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and fight free radicals. High concentrations of Vitamin E and 80% omega 6 and 9 fatty acids, North Atlantic sea fennel, white and green tea, and phenolic oils, squalene and phytoesterol compounds all work synergistically to deliver immediate firming and soothing effects. The product provides nourishing and calming hydration without the use of artificial preservatives, parabens, artificial colorants and fragrances.
I have been using the product twice daily for four weeks and I must say that my eye area looks tighter and more defined, with a reduction in puffiness and darkness. At 51, I am noticing more than ever that my eyes have receded - with more pronounced hooding and hollows from the inner corners out to the centers of the irises. My eyes and skin are both sensitive, but the wholesome ingredients and light scent have posed no problem in causing irritation. The scent is very faint (and scented products often bother me and cause reactions) and dissipates quickly upon application… and I love the consistency. This anti-aging eye helper is a saving grace to help disguise the wear and tear of aging - including lack of sleep, stress, allergies and ingesting sodium-rich and highly inflammatory foods.
When applying eye cream, I always like to pat it around the entire eye area, including the full lid up to the brow. In doing this with the Kahina Giving Beauty eye cream, I can apply it right before my makeup with no residue left behind to mar or fade my eye makeup and foundation. The company also makes an eye serum that can be used underneath the cream, and since I am a BIG fan of serums, I would love to try this “one-two punch” application. A double dose of dutiful daily diligence like this surely cannot hurt! And I would bet that this combination would help to provide an even more extreme lifted effect.
I like and appreciate the fact that Kahina Giving Beauty products are sensitively produced from start to finish with the end goal of maintaining cultural and environmental sustainability. High-quality 100% argan oil allows the company to ensure the ethical treatment of the women who extract the oil from the hard nut of the argan tree, which grows only in the argan forests in Southwestern Morocco.
Kahina Giving Beauty is a holistic line of organic skincare named for a Berber queen and prophetess, a symbol of empowerment and a heroine for the Moroccan Berber women. They donate a percentage of profits to support programs that improve the lives of these women - quite an impressive testament to giving back and making positive changes in women’s lives to further and sustain their economic independence. The founder of the company, Katharine L’Heureux
, learned that argan oil is a beauty secret that Moroccan women have kept alive through the sharing of this traditional beauty ritual passed down through the generations. She personally experienced the benefits of this multi-faceted oil during an extended journey through the Moroccan desert. She had amazing results with her own skin and wanted to share this treasure with others.
It is a clear conscious choice for me to highly recommend this effective antioxidant rich and potent creamy protection to preserve the “peepers.” Truly a Moroccan mainstay and miracle!
Ingredients: Aqua, argania spinosa (argan) kernel oil*, caprylic/capric triglyceride, cetearyl olivate, sorbitan olivate, glycerin, populus tremuloides (aspen) bark extract, betaine, cetyl palmitate, xanthan gum, p-anisic acid, sodium hyaluronate, hexapeptide-11, aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice*, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract*, helianthus annuss (sunflower) seed oil*, crithmum maritimum (sea fennel) extract, oryza sativa (rice) seed extract*, camellia sinensis leaf extract, olea europea (olive) leaf extract, saccharomyces cerevisiae extract, rhodiola rosea root extract, aroma, amyl cinnamal, linalool
*Ingredient from Organic Farming