For your eyes only: Botáni Rescue Eye Treatment

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

Skin-friendly ingredients

Ingredients: Purified Water (Aqua),Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract,Xanthan Gum,Glycerin Hydrolysed Soya Protein, Acacia Senegal Gum (and) Hydrolysed Rhizobian Gum Water (and) Glycerin (and) Beta-Glucan, Euphrasia Officinalis (Eyebright) Extract,Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Potassium orbate, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract , Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Extract Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Extract, Arnica Montana Extract, Vanillin, Squalane (Olive)

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 summary
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.


  1. Aida Mustapha says:

    Ahhh Botáni… I really love this brand eventhough the products are a bit expensive. Because of the price i haven’t tried the eye treatment just yet, however their serum can be use around eyes and on lips too. No more cracked and bleeding lips ? And of course smoother skin and less visible lines around the eyes too. Can’t say about dark though as i don’t have the problem . Oh, it comes with added bonus… my lashers are slightly longer, thicker and stronger than before ?

  2. EcoBeauty says:

    Been using the hydrating mist with Vit C as my day time toner and am quite happy with it. ?
    Be very careful in salvaging what’s left in the broken bottle ’cause there might be very, very tiny glass particles left.

  3. chenyze says:

    hmm what change in breakfast habits? do share!

  4. sesame says:

    Oh your lashes? Hmmm…I did notice mine seems to be slightly longer too. ?

  5. sesame says:

    Thanks for reminding me that…it cracked at the bottom so I only salvaged the top portion. So sad. ?

  6. sesame says:

    I’ll blog about it soon. Actually, it’s just about a beverage. ?

  7. Jyoan says:

    Oh, this would hard to get.

    By the way, the Viva Woman site banner is set to change every 24 hours? haha, really sweet. I notice it is different this two days.

  8. Miss Vinny says:

    Aiya, this is why I’m scared of glass bottles. ? Not only is it a hassle to clean up the mess, if you got a diabetic living around, gotta be extremely careful. Well, it’s only some diabetics who lose the feelings in their legs but if they don’t realise they’ve cuts which can be infected, it leads to gangrene and that can be very troublesome to treat. Plus, all the wastage. =/

    Hmmm… come to think of it, does anyone know why certain glass containers are more resistant to breakage while others break easily? And I don’t understand: the brand charges quite a bit for their products but can’t use better type of glass? *sigh*

  9. sesame says:

    It’s usually changed daily. I’ve decided to remove the maroon background and keep it cleaner. Hope it’s looking more pleasing to the eyes.

  10. sesame says:

    But I actually like my skincare products in glass bottles…find that the integrity of the product is better and gives me peace of mind. Do have to be careful though…this one broke cos I was holding it by the cover and the cover was a bit loose.

    No idea why some glasses are more resistant…think it really depends on the quality too. Some seem to be really thick and hardy and don’t break so easily when dropped. Also, I think it depends on how the impact of the fall.

  11. xin says:

    bummer on the broken bottle! i have actually dropped glass bottle before but did not break (thankfully), i guess it is the angle & impact when it landed that caused your shatter.

  12. sesame says:

    Yup, the angle and the impact. ?

  13. composer says:

    This just happened to my Marie-Veronique sunscreen sample that I was saving for travelling! *sad too*

  14. Miss Vinny says:

    Yeah well, that’s why… for a time, I resorted to wrapping my hydrosol glass bottles in bubble wrap. At least, until I switched over to GOW which used plastic bottles. The downside is that you can’t really tell how much is left in the bottle, unless you open it up. :/

    I heard it also depends on how the glass is created: the temperature, the shape, etc.

  15. sesame says:

    Oh that’s a bummer… ?

  16. claire says:

    awwwww. poor you. I once broke a bottle of very expensive organic neem oil which was doing wonders for my skin. I was absolutely heartbroken too!

  17. sesame says:

    Sob sob… ?

  18. Christine says:

    Please advice where can I get the Botani products. I am from Singapore

    Thank you

  19. Sesame says:

    It seems it is no longer available.

  20. says:

    simply Unidad Venezuela, and it was ofter referred to as “Unidad Democrática” (previously registered at the CNE)… MUD remains the acronym under which it is registered as a political entity in front of the CNE.

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