Yes To Cucumbers- doesn't quite cut it
Opening the box to Yes To Cucumbers ($14.99) Eye Love Soothing Eye Gel, I really didn’t know what to expect. To be honest I really didn’t expect much because it is so cheap, working out to be about $1.40 per milliliter. What I found was a smartly packaged 30ml air less pump, my favorite kind! The description on the box says that it smoothes and brightens and also claims to reduce puffiness and dark circles while adding a cooling zest to your day. So after a month would I still say Yes To Cucumbers?
Having a look at the ingredients list it was normal to see that water was the first ingredient. To then find that Cucumber Extract was the second was kind of nice because at least they are including their namesake as a major ingredient. Then my thoughts turn on the idea because while cucumbers have calming and soothing properties, aren’t they mainly water? I can’t help thinking that this could just mean that this product contains a great deal of water in its formula.
As for the other ingredients it has minerals from the Dead Sea with goodies like potassium and silica. Curiously, green tea is mentioned on the box, but does not appear in the ingredients. There is, though, green pepper along with broccoli, a new sunscreen that lets in Vitamin D). There are a lot of other nice sounding ingredients: dill, spirulina and calming chamomile and aloe vera gel; it sounds almost edible since it is also free from parabens, petroleum and SLS.
The product itself is a nice light watery gel that dispenses from the package in a very wasteful manner. I was never able to get just a small amount I always ended with enough product for half my face. When you apply it you get a very nice awakening with a cool, fresh feeling, like splashing your face with cool water.
After application the skin around the eye area looked slightly more hydrated and the fine lines looked slightly better, perhaps from increased moisture, yet still it was nothing to write home about. After the month long trial I found that although I enjoyed putting Yes to Cucumbers Eye Love Gel on, there has been no notable experience other than fresh feeling and increased hydration.
OK, for the price it is great. Based on the ingredients of the formula, there are some companies out there making a worse quality product for a much higher price. But being a thirty-something and concerned about correcting fine lines and preventing future aging, I felt that Yes to Cucumber Eye Love Gel just didn’t cut it.
Saying that, I think that this product might be nice for teens /early twenties who don’t want to spend much but want to get into a good routine or pregnant women and people who are avoiding parabens. It would certainly give you a wakeup call if you have been up all night.
Water, Cucumis Sativa (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Sodium Alginate, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice, Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Brassica Oleracea Italica Seed Oil (broccoli extract), Citric Acid, Peucedanum Graveolens (dill extract), Capsicum Annuum (green pepper extract), Algin, Algae Extracts (Rhodella, Dunaliella, Spirulina), Maris Sal (Dead Sea Minerals), Parfum/Fragrance, Spinacia Oleracea Leaf Extract (spinach), Benzyl Alcohol, Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E), Panthenol, Dehydroacetate Acid