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On my way looking for anti-aging eye treatments I found suprisingly this one nice piece of Aromatica. It’s my first product from that brand though I’ve already received some samples, but haven’t tried till yet. Normally I don’t choose their products as they are too expensive for me at the moment, but it was on SALE for 50% discounted and I did not think long about to grab it. I did right, it was sold out in a short time.
Aromatica is one of the Korean natural based and organic based cosmetic brands and very expensive compared to some of their European counterparts like Weleda. It was founded in 2004 and stands for clean and safe beauty. In fact, the brand claims to use only organic and natural certified ingredients and avoid chemicals and other harmful stuff that is used in conventional cosmetics. Aromatica products are EWG certified, vegan and cruelty-free, though not every ingredient is 100% organic.
There’re two other cosmetic brands with similar name: Aromatika a British organic and natural cosmetic producer and Aromatika an Ukrainian cosmetic brand.
The cream came in a box with a tube inside and that makes me glad as I do like it more creams in tube than in jars. I think it’s more hygienic.
Cream 0.8oz / 25g,
Price. normally it costs between 25 and 40 € (for Europe) and about 30-40 $
Where to buy: at Amazon.com
The texture is creamy, the consistency is emulision-like.
For me it’s similar to the consistency of Annemarie Börlind‘s eye cream I reviewed last year, but unlike that one, Aromatica’s cream is a bit oily. The cream is perfume free.
Applies well, but doesn’t absorb fully and at once. Leaves a glowy and dewy film first. I think it depends on how much of the stuff is used. Feels very refreshing and pleasant and soooo much moisture. Really nice feeling! Very good under makeup.
On the box:
“100% of the total ingredients are from natural origin. 5% of the total ingredients are from organic farming.
An unscented natural eye cream for the delicate eye area. The 100% natural eye cream formulated with ECOCERT-approved argan oil and botanical ingredients helps firm and brighten the eye area.”
A few words here about some difference between natural and organic cosmetic. Maybe some people cannot distinguish between them as I was one of them years before. When I saw natural on the package I automatically thought of organic. But this isn’t so. If on the package stays natural that means that all or much of ingredients in the product are from natural origin including plants and herbs, minerals, animal extracts like beeswax and so on. On the other hand organic means all the ingredients which came from the organic farming and were grown without using pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, GMO’s and so on.
Aqua, Octyldodecanol, Propanediol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, *Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Arachidyl Alcohol, Betaine, *Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter, Behenyl Alcohol, Bisabolol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Glucoside, Sorbitan Olivate, *Copernicia Cerifera Wax, *Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, *Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Usnea Barbata Extract, Xanthan Gum, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Adenosine, Cetearyl Alcohol. *Certified Organic.
Come from organic farming: Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil – Argan Oil, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter – Cupuacu Butter, Copernicia Cerifera Wax – Carnaubawax, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter – Shea Butter, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil – Babassu Palm Oil
Free of Silicones, Parabens, Perfume, Mineraloil, Gluten, Phthalates
Seals on the box:
GMP ( Good Manufacturing Practice ) is a regulation of the European Union concernes the cosmetics to be sold on the european markets.
What promises the manufacturer exactly? – Anti-aging (firming), brightening and intensive hydrattion for dry and sensitive skin.
Let’s go through the ingredients!
There’re a lot of emollient and soothing ingredients who’s job is to soothe inflammations and make the skin smoother and softer like Propanediol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Bisabolol, Cetearyl Alcohol. Plus it contains Adenosin which is well known for its multifunctional properties for boosting collagen production and making the skin firmer, protecting skin barrier.
On the other hand the cream is enriched in natural oils and extracts , with hydrating, nourishing and anti-aging effects namely:
- Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil or Argan Oil is rich in vitamin E which is a natural antioxidant and fatty acids for intensive moisturizing and nourishing.
- Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter aka Cupuaçu Butter soothes and reduces redness, protects skin barrier, attracts moisture.
- Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil – Babassu Palm Oil is also rich in vitamin E, has properties similar to coconut oil, soothes, mosturizes, absorbs quick.
- Butyrospermum Parkii Butter or normally Shea Butter – rich in antioxidative vitamins A, E and F. Its soothing softening and moisturizing properties are well known, so I don’t need to introduce it more.
The are two extract used in Korean traditional medicine like Pulsatilla Koreana Extract and Usnea Barbata Extract, but I couldn’t find more details about them, except of that Usnea has some antibacterial properties. Anyway, they may have some useful qualities like any other plant or herb.
I must say I’m really excited from this cream. I haven’t tried yet an eye cream with so much hydration properties. It feels like your skin drinks and drinks and drinks unstopable. And the hydration effect lasts for the whole day. In addition it is very well nourishing.
As for brightening, yes it makes the skin much brighter, I would say it evens the skin colour. Though it doesn’t work as effectively against bags under eyes like Yadah’s Red Energy Eye Cream (full review here), but the producer does not promise such an effect.
Reduces fine lines, makes the skin amazingly smooth and soft. Yes, makes the skin firmer, but does not work against wrinckles, I mean it hasn’t a lifting effect, only firming. Would say it makes the under eyes skin plumper. For me it’s a perfect anti-age preventing eye cream. If you’re between 25 and 40 and want to slow the aging process, then highly recommend. For women over 40, I think it will be an excellent additional care to combine it with an anti-age under eyes serum for example.
I had no irritations or any allergic reactions. Further, I tried to apply it on the whole face too, but for my combination skin it was too glowy and a bit oily.
I would recommend it for everyone who wants:
- for dry and dehydrated skin
- deeper hydration
- brightening under eyes area
- firming and plumping effect under eyes
- for nourishing
- for all skin types
- for all ages
- for winter season.
All in all a real must-have! Everyone who cares about himself should try it for sure. And I want to take it in my care as must-have forever. Try it, you’ll love it!