I am feeling very sad while writing this review. It’s got something to do with this product all right but it’s not what you’re thinking and you’ll see why in a minute. Moving along, let me introduce you to Botáni Rescue Eye Treatment from Australia, a product I’ve specifically requested to be sent to me. Now, very rarely do I request for products but this one piqued my interest because of the ingredient list. Plus, I am on a quest for effective eye products too!
Made in Australia
Some of you might remember Botáni, a brand I’ve introduced to you sometime at the end of 2011. This is a range of toxic-free botanical skin care from Australia formulated with skin friendly and organic active ingredients, and I had mentioned that their products look rather promising for those with particularly sensitive or problematic skin.
Natural eye lift and support gel
The Botáni Rescue Eye Treatment is described as a natural eye lift and support gel. Some of its promises include:
- providing strength and elasticity to the skin tissue of the delicate eye area
- reducing and softening the appearance of fines lines and wrinkles
- hydrating and nourishing the eye area
- reducing darkness around the eyes
Hydrating and nourishing formula that is not heavy
This is a gel-like, lightweight formula that is non-greasy and non-sticky. Hence, it is great for day application under makeup. Despite the light gel-like consistency, this formula is very hydrating and does help to nourish my eye area and reduce the appearance of fine lines upon application. I started out using this sort of interchangeably with the Kelly Edwards Eye Gel initially before using it more consistently every morning. I have to say this is a product that works “slow and steady” because I only saw improvements to my puffy eye area maybe after 3 weeks of usage. But certainly, this eye treatment did nothing for my dark eye circles.
Comes with a light vanilla scent
Although I can’t heap too much raves on this product, but I actually grew fond of it over time as it is not heavy and is both very soothing and hydrating for my delicate eye area. In addition, it’s got a very pleasant light Vanilla scent. But sadly, I broke the bottle. I’m usually very careful with bottles but this one just slipped and although I’ve tried to save whatever I can in another container, I’m truly saddened.
Overall, I find the Botáni Rescue Eye Treatment a fine product that does most of what it claims. If you’re looking for a product to soothe, nourish and protect your eye area, this one should do it. It might help with puffiness overtime like in my case but I have to say that the reduction could also have come in part from a change in my breakfast habits. The 25ml bottle retails at AUD $49.95 at their website. The only thing is you won’t find Botáni in Singapore and so that’s quite a bummer.