Hi beauties,

Today I’m sharing my review of Aloe Eye Defense from The Body Shop. I find The Body Shop products can be hit or miss. They are often wayyy too fragranced and their skincare can be expensive. However, they often have promotions- so often that I rarely pay full price for their products, and some cult items are great ( I love the Dry Body Oil and bars of soap for instance).

THE DEETS:

I wasn’t thrilled with my 1000 Roses Eye Gel from Andalou Naturals as it gave me a slight burning feeling, so I wanted to try something else. This eye cream-gel is formulated with prebiotics, community trade aloe, buckwheat and oat bran extract. It costs $20CAN but is currently on sale for $12 online.


THE PROS:

-Half a pump is enough for both eyes

-Doesn’t make my eyes sting, burn or feel tight

-Absorbs nicely

-Scent free, paraben free, cruelty free
THE CONS:

-The formula is a bit runny so pressing the pump fully can be messy
THE VERDICT:

4.5/5

I’m glad I tried this product.  I really didn’t want to shell out a lot of money on an eye cream and this works perfectly for me. It absorbs nicely but not so slow that I have to wait ages to apply the rest of my makeup. The formula is a tad more like an “aloe milk” than a gel-cream as it can be a bit runny, but once you get used to the pump it isn’t an issue. My skin can be sensitive and I get no irritation whatsoever from this product. Overall a great find!

xo J

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8 Comments

  1. April 30, 2016 / 7:25 am

    Have you tried Elderflower Eye Gel by TBS? It’s in a small jar, bit pricey, but it lasts a long time, and is gentle on eyes.

    • May 1, 2016 / 1:08 am

      I have actually but I hated it!! It burned my skin and reeked of alcohol 🙁 I was hopeful since it was a gel formula but I have it to my boyfriend. He likes it though at least! Lol

      • May 1, 2016 / 5:23 am

        Oh, that’s a shame 😯 Maybe you put it too close to your eyes. I recently found that you shouldn’t put eye creams right under eyes. Eye cream should trace the bone structure around the eye. That was quite a surprise for me.
        Either way, I’m sorry you hated it, and I’m glad you found an alternative 😊

  2. April 30, 2016 / 7:56 am

    Lovely review! I should definitely try it!

  3. April 30, 2016 / 1:47 pm

    I have been looking at this product recently, after reading this I think I’ll give it a go X

    • May 1, 2016 / 12:52 am

      Definitely try it. I quite like it and I’m really picky when it comes to skin care. xo

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