With many years experience harnessing potent essential oils to create naturally effective skincare products Aromatherapy experts Amphora Aromatics have created AA Skincare; an affordable range of products which take precious essentials oils and classic natural ingredients such as Almond, Seaweed and Aloe, and combine them into fantastic and effective formulations.
I was very recently sent their Seaweed & Aloe Refreshing Eye Gel (50ml, £6.96)* to try and let me first tell you, as a hayfever sufferer it has been a godsend, really helping to sooth, cool and depuff my irritated eyes! But it doesn’t just stop there; this is a multi-purpose cooling gel, which can be used as an eye cream, makeup remover and even an eye mask.
As an eye gel, dotted on around the eyes, it is cooling and non sticky, offering excellent rehydration for the delicate skin, with the natural extracts of Eyebright, Cornflower and Aloe really helping to sooth, while Cucumber hydrates and calms, and Essential Fatty Acids help to hydrate, protect and encourage healthy cell growth. Layer it on more thickly and you get a wonderfully refreshing and restorative eye mask, which when you tissue off after 10-15 minutes leaves the skin looking brighter and fine, dehydration lines deminished. Used as an eye makeup remover the gel is so gentle yet very effective, melting away every trace of mascara effortlessly. Unlike a cream formula it doesn’t irritate my eyes or leave a horribly greasy residue clinging to lashes and lids.
Both Aloe Vera and Seaweed have natural anti-inflammatory properties which make this a fantastic product if you are prone to puffiness around the eye area, or suffer with seasonal allergies. Store it in the fridge and it is even more soothing! The list of botanticals doesn’t stop there; with Witch Hazel, Sea Lavender, Wild Thyme, Mallow extract, Kelp extract, Bladder Wrack and Irish Moss the eye gel really does pack in all the goodness nature has to offer and is phenomenal given the tiny pricetag. I’m definitely impressed with my first experience of AA Skincare and I’m looking forward to exploring more of this range!
Right now over on the AA Skincare website there’s a special offer; if you buy 2 Seaweed & Aloe Refreshing Eye Gels you’ll get a 60ml Lavender & Chamomile Cream free (offer ends 31st July 2015)!