Like the other products I've tried in the anti-ageing Sanddorn range, the cream is yellow in colour. It's unscented and the cream feels pleasant to apply. It's not too heavy or greasy. I really like the packaging too, it's certainly easier than using a pot and gives me good control over the amount I dispense. The lines around my eyes haven't disappeared but they are softened. It's hard to say whether this due to the active ingredients or whether it's just because the skin is plumped from actually being tended to for once! Either way, I'm happy using it and skin around my eyes definitely feels softer and more comfortable.
If you're looking for a anti-ageing range free from Parabens, Paraffin and Mineral oil, the Sanddorn products are definitely worth a look. You can read about the properties of the main ingredient, Organic Sea Buckthorn, here. I have a bottle of the skin oil to try and I look forward to it as I've heard great things. Alva Eye Cream is available directly from www.alvanaturalskincare.co.uk and costs £18.
Whilst on the subject of eye products, I have a new product lemming. I received a free sample of OSKIA Eye Wonder with an order from Zuneta. The sachet provides quite a generous amount as a little of this serum goes a long way. It feels wonderful on the skin and it's so hydrating. It has a strange smell though which is probably due to the MSM. It's forgivable as it feels nice and fortunately isn't close enough to my nose to worry me! It contains a variety of exciting active ingredients too including Swiss Apple Stem Cells, Milk Peptides and Hyaluronic Acid. Okay, so maybe it's just nerdy me that would find this interesting. It promises to brighten dark circles, improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and reduce puffiness. What's a little more out of the ordinary are the peptides and anti-oxidants that promise to improve cell health. I can't vouch for whether or not it works having not done a proper trial but I know it definitely feels nice and improves the tone of the skin.
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The only sticking point here is the price. It costs £58 a bottle, so it's certainly not cheap. However, as I say a little goes a long way so I can see that 15mls would last you a very long time. This one is definitely going on my wishlist. You can find out more about OSKIA from their website www.oskiaskincare.com.
Disclosure: The Alva Eye Cream was sent to me without cost for consideration for review.