African Botanics Marula Botanical Eye Serum- reader reviewed and recommended
Hand harvested from the exotic fruit seed kernels of bio-dynamic marula trees indigenous to South Africa, the active ingredient, marula oil, is claimed to be Africa’s miracle oil for the following reasons: It heals skin tissue, reduce redness and transepidermal water loss, and improves skin elasticity and firmness; it is rich in vitamins C & E and oleic acid.
The serum is light and fragrance free and upon first application on clean skin, I felt the tightness around my eyes right away. Not only did I feel it, but the fine lines seem to have softened and become smoother. It may be also due to the soy protein, contained in the serum’s formula, which is a plant peptide that promotes a tightening effect on the skin.
After a few days and nights of using of this pleasant and easily absorbed serum, the slightly red discoloration on the outer corners of my eyes seemed to appear less discolored. I believe that this is the effect of another active ingredient, rose otto, a rejuvenating oil. It is said to have astringent effects on capillaries just below the skin surface and thus is able to diminish redness caused by enlarged capillaries.
So far, Marula Botanical Eye Serum has done what it is formulated to do: tighten and smooth, hydrate, and lessen the discoloration on the outer corners of my eyes. In addition, the soothing and healing power of calendula flower extract in this eye serum seemed to work its wonders on eye puffiness that just calms down when I gently pat the product around the eye area.
This is indeed a product that lives up to its claims. I would recommend this, in spite of its $85 price tag for the full .96-oz size. My tiny sample size jar, which I estimate to contain at least a quarter of the full size product, was all used up in about four and half weeks.
Ingredients: Sclerocarya birrea (Marula Essential Oil), De-ionized Water, Glycerine BP, Glyceryl polyacrylate, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Rose Otto (Rosa Damascena), Calendula Officinalis (Calendula flower) Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, D.Tocopherol (Vitamin E)