I’m a huge fan of eye cream. My mother suggested I start using one when I was in my early 20s. And I’m glad she did. That, and always wearing sunglasses has kept me pretty smooth rather than crinkly looking around my eyes. This thin-skinned area is the first place to show signs of age. If you have fine lines or wrinkles and loss of firmness, an eye cream can make a huge difference. For younger women, a good eye cream is a necessary preventive product.
Replenish Hydrating Eye Cream by b-Leaf Botanics is super hydrating and firming yet feels light and penetrates easily and quickly. The jar usually lasts 6 months because a little bit goes a long way. Use morning and night. I even tap a little on mid-day to rehydrate.
When applying concealer to a client with dark shadows, this is the perfect complement underneath to give a smooth look so concealer never looks dry, cakey or like you’re wearing makeup. Just make sure to allow the cream to absorb a few minutes before applying concealer.
The ingredients are stellar. I especially love that the formulator uses essential oil of elemi. This precious oil boosts collagen support for firming and reducing the look of lines and wrinkles plus has cell regeneration properties. Here’s the best part, elemi oil is one of the ingredients in Chanel’s Ultra Correction Eye Cream which sells for $85! Other ingredients in Replenish are: vitamin A-rich carrot seed and antioxidant-rich sea algae and green tea, moisturizing plant oils of meadowfoam, rosehip, grapeseed, and sunflower seed that are rich in vitamins A, C and E.
I recently told Ellen, the owner of b-Leaf Botanics, that I refer to Replenish as a lip and eye cream. I recommend using what’s left on your finger or take a little more and rub it on your lips. It works so much better than any lip balm to soften and moisturize dry chapped lips. Most lip balms tend to sit on the surface protecting against moisture loss. But what if your lips are already dry and chapped.? Trust me, this works a whole lot better.
vegan, cruelty-free, mostly organic ingredients – $30
available at If a Goddess Wore Makeup