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Echium BioRejuvenate Eye Cream

I have had a really difficult time find the right eye cream for my sensitive under eyes. For some reason, a lot of them end up being too heavy for my under eyes and break me out, but the inner corners of my eyes are often dry and do still need some hydration. Because of the fickleness of my eye area, I’ve actually avoided eye creams for the most part altogether and it wasn’t until I read about Pai Skincare on a blog that I decided to try their Echium BioRejuvenate Eye Cream and it has been a godsend! Not only does it hydrate the entire eye area and help smooth fine lines, but it also helps broken capillaries (the little dots you get on the eye area from putting too much pressure or rubbing on them) which is something I haven’t seen from any other eye cream out there. Pai is certified organic by the UK Soil Association, Vegan, Cruelty Free and made especially for those with sensitive skin in mind. This is definitely a must-have for me in my skincare routine and I highly recommend it to anyone with eye care concerns such as dryness, fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness, and broken capillaries. You will see improvement with this!

You can check out my original post on this eye cream here.

What’s your favorite eye cream or eye products for 2012?

Let me know in the comments below!

If you’re following me on Instagram (@StorybookBeauty), you may have seen this post showing what I purchased from Beauty Bay recently. I was super excited to try both of these as I’ve been obsessively eyeing them online for ages. I was especially excited to try out this eye cream by Pai Skincare and it did not disappoint!

Echium BioRejuvenate Eye Cream

If you’re unfamiliar with Pai Skincare, they are a UK beauty brand with all natural, organically certified (UK Soil Association), cruelty free (Jumping Bunny), and vegan skincare products for all skin types with an emphasis on creating products that will work even for the most sensitive, allergy prone skin without causing irritation.

One thing I absolutely love about Pai is that their products are not simply milled out on the assembly line like a lot of larger companies. They manufacture and create their products in the UK with lots of research and development so you are getting a top notch product. I also love that they don’t include any synthetic preservatives or chemical ingredients in their formulas because I don’t have to worry about using this product and wreaking bodily harm on myself or the environment.

Aside from their incredible standards, natural certifications, and dedication to quality products without harmful ingredients, this eye cream actually works!

That’s right, despite being made of all natural loveliness, it is actually having an effect on my eyes that I, even at 23, can see.  Personally, I think this is nothing short of amazing given my track record with eye creams and the fact that I don’t even have a huge amount of fine lines to contend with!

In the past, I have had a lot of trouble finding a nice eye cream because of my skin type. With combination skin, either the product is not hydrating enough thereby making my eye area dry or the product is too oily or includes cheap silicone types which acts as fillers (makes it look like there’s a difference when there isn’t!) and effectively break my under eyes out in little white and black heads (EW. Gross AND annoying!).

This eye cream has a lovely consistency! It is pretty thick and very spreadable so a little goes a long way, but contrary to most thick creams, this does not break my under eyes out or cause any irritation at all. Using my ring finger, I take one half dime sized dot of cream for both of my eyes and gently pat it into the skin above and below my eyes. Although I don’t have deep set wrinkles, I do notice definite fine lines setting in and the beginnings of crow’s feet (and yes, I’m panicking about them!).

In the short time I’ve been using this eye cream (nightly only for 2 weeks), I’ve seen a subtle difference in softness of my under eye skin as well as less noticeable fine lines and an overall plump and hydrated look to the entire eye are. Also, I have small dots (broken capillaries) under my eyes, mostly on the inner corners, from rubbing my eyes too much when I was younger and they are actually diminishing! I highly recommend this for anyone who wants to try an eye cream with a more natural and ethical conscience, but that is also super effective. I think women in their 20s+ will definitely see a big difference using this!

Check it out – Here!

Do you use eye creams?

If so, which is your current favorite?

Get a Free Cleanser & Muslin Cloth With Your Order At Pai Skincare!

Camellia & Rose Cleanser

There’s an awesome special going on at Pai Skincare right now!

On all orders over $30, you’ll receive a free Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser and Muslin Cloth!

They’re both valued at $45 so it’s a really nice special!

If you’re not yet familiar with Pai Skincare, this is a great chance to try them out as they’re a raved about natural skincare brand from UK and are touted as one of the most gentle, yet effective brands for all skin types, including those with sensitive skin.

(I’ve just picked up their famed Eye Cream so stay tuned for reviews on that in the next month or so!)

If you’re not in USA, click here to select your country’s site and get the correct pricing, etc.

Disclaimer: I was NOT given compensation to write this blog post in any way. My opinions, thoughts and experiences with this product are my own irregardless of if and/or how I obtain products.

My Latest Favorite Online Shopping Website! Introducing Beauty Bay!

While shopping online over the weekend, I discovered this seriously awesome new online beauty website called Beauty Bay.

Not only do they carry a lot of the brands that I love, they also have FREE worldwide delivery and offer a ton of products I’ve either been wanting to try or want to re-stock on at seriously great prices. One thing I really love is that I’m able to purchase a lot of UK brands that my usual beauty sites just don’t carry (this site is based in Manchester, UK) at really great prices, usually lower than buying direct from the UK brand websites.

Some awesome brands that they offer include Alpha-H, Institut Esthederm, Pai Skincare, Aromatherapy Associates, Sophyto, Glam Glow, Murad, Urban Decay, Jemma Kidd, RMK, Eyeko, Lord & Berry, Models Own, Anne Semonin, This Works and more!

Their site is super easy to navigate and actually really fun to browse given they have a lot of Editor Picks and Favorites similar to Sephora which I really like.

Check Out What’s On My Current Wish List!

Goldwell 60 Second Hair Repair Mask Treatment; $11.30 USD

Michel Mercier Detangling Hair Brush for Normal Hair; $23.40

Clear Skin Blemish Control Gel; $20.60

Institut Esthederm Adaptasun Face Cream; $46.90

Rice Plant & Rosemary BioAffinity Toner; $34.20

Liquid Gold Intensive Night Repair Serum; $67.20

Miniature Bath Oil Collection; $39.10

Iridescent Eye Silk Crayons; $22.20 each

Curvy Brush Mascara in Black; $24.70

Lavender Bath Oil; $24.60

BeautyBay.com

Disclaimer: I was NOT given compensation to write this blog post in any way. My opinions, thoughts and experiences with this product are my own irregardless of if and/or how I obtain products.