Reviewed by Jeanne

What I liked best about the Dr. Alkaitis Organic Eye Creme ($60 in the shop) was the texture. So many eye creams are hard to rub in properly on the delicate skin surrounding your eyes, but this one was so smooth and easy. I felt good knowing I was not only applying it correctly, but that it was WORKING.

If you believe the copy on the box, it says that the product ONLY uses 100% natural certified organic and ethically wild-crafted herbs, essential oils and vitamins. That alone, would have had me at “hello” since I do wonder/worry about what kind of chemicals I have been putting on my body and face all these years. The promotional copy also promises that the eye cream “quickly absorbs to provide intensive hydration,” and that you will enjoy “an immediate reduction of fine lines and under eye circles and puffiness.”

Now for the REAL truth: Nothing is immediate. (And if you believe that, I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you!) Yes, I liked the way the cream glides on and, yes, I noticed straight away its powerful concoction of hydration, but in no way did I feel like my fine lines and under-eye circles disappeared in any real noticeable fashion. At least not right away. The more I used it (and I admit to forgetting some nights – between a serum and night cream and washing my face, it feels like a lot, right?), the more I started to notice that, hey, my eyes weren’t as puffy as they usually are in the morning. I also noticed that my crow’s feet – while still visible to me at an up-close-and-personal view – did look a tad more faded from a distance. It could have been my makeup cover-up (I have a nice routine going on that I’ve perfected over the years), but it also could be that with continued use of this product – and depending on how deep your fine lines are – it works. All that “good stuff” it’s made of has GOT to have some effect, right? I say YES.

In other words, I’ve drunk the Kool-Aid and am now a Dr. Alkaitis believer. I had never heard of this line before, despite the fact that apparently many celebrities use it. The fact that so much thought and care has gone into the ingredients – apparently, founder Dr. Saulius Alkaitis abides by the principle: “If you can’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin” is another plus. I also liked that it works for all skin types, has no annoying odor (the scent is very neutral), and features aloe vera gel, wild rose buds and chamomile as its prime ingredients. Not that I plan on tasting them anytime soon, but I would recommend this eye cream to anyone looking to restore the fragile area around the eyes.

Ingredients: Into an organic Aloe Vera gel* base, the following herbals are blended: Herbal Eye Renewal Complex (consisting of Wild Rose buds*, Linden blossomsº, Roman Chamomile flowers*, Quinceº, St. John’s Wort blossoms*, Green Tea*, Cornflowers* and Mate*). Eye Rejuvenation and Support Complex (virgin cold pressed organic Jojoba*, Andean Mountain Rose Hip seed and Borage* oils, and virgin cold pressed organic Shea butter*). Vegetable Lecithin, natural vitamin A, C, and E (D-alpha, beta, gamma, delta tocopherols) complexes and Citrus seed extracts

* Certified organically grown

º Ethically wild-crafted