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Weekly Must-Have: Clark’s Botanicals Retinol Rescue Eye Serum

Weekly Must-Have: Clark’s Botanicals Retinol Rescue Eye Serum

As I mentioned here, I have a slight complex about my aging eye area.  Dark circles, puffiness, and fine lines are something I worry about on the regular.  I’m always on the hunt for the perfect eye cream, and lately that has been Clark’s Botanicals Retinol Rescue Eye Serum. 

What makes an eye cream perfect, you ask?  That may be different for everyone, but I require a formula that is active yet non-irritating, brightening yet smoothing, and moisturizing but not too thick.  Tough bill, huh? Luckily, this product checks all the requisites.

This potent formula is filled with retinol to increase skin’s natural turnover (read: fresh skin!), but in a thin gel-like formula that doesn’t pill under concealer.  It’s also deeply hydrating and nourishing considering the second ingredient is colloidal oatmeal.  I find that with regular use, my eyes appear brighter, smoother, and more hydrated.

Oftentimes eye creams come in a little pot, which feels both unhygienic and compromising to active ingredients that will become exposed to air.  Clark’s serum is protected in a slim tube with a ceramic applicator that is soothing on puffy and tired eyes, making application a breeze.

One thing to note: I recently realized I was using way too much eye cream, and I was going far too close to the lash line.  This meant that when I applied before bedtime, eye cream would travel into my eye area and cause puffiness and irritation.  Yikes! I learned to apply it a bit further down, and only use a very small layer for each eye.

PRICE TAG:  $89 (Buy here)

-Written by Casey Sharbaugh

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