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I admit that I haven’t used an eye cream regularly since I used the Innisfree EcoScience one AGES ago. To be honest, I never really bought into the whole eye cream thing. Why can’t I just use my same moisturizer, but apply a little less around the eyes? But then I was browsing Glow Recipe and saw the Whamisa Organic Flowers Eye Essence and thought I’d give it a try. It checked all the boxes I look for in a product: fermented ingredients, pretty packaging, brightening properties, anti-wrinkle (hey…I’m nearing my 30s, gotta keep it together!)
The Whamisa eye essence is packaged in a small glass 40 mL/1.35oz bottle with a pump top, another HUGE plus. Who hates dipping their fingers into tiny pots of eye cream? I do. Only thing is that since the bottle is glass, it’s not great for travel, but that’s what decanting is for! At 1.35oz, it’s a massive amount of product, considering most eye creams come in tiny 0.5oz jars.
It smells heavenly, but if you aren’t used to scented products, it can be a tad bit overwhelming at first. It smells very floral, mixed with the crisp green scent of aloe. The scent reminds me of walking into a high-end spa, where everything smells magical and luxe. The keyword is luxe. This shit smells expensive, which is pretty much my aesthetic for everything in life.
What I love most about the Whamisa Organic Flowers Eye Essence is that it’s not a cream. It’s a lightweight essence that absorbs quickly, isn’t greasy, and is quite hydrating. The texture is amazing; it sort of reminds me of the su:m37 Waterfull Gel Lotion. A lot of the reason why I haven’t really used eye cream consistently is because most of them are SO rich and creamy. Living in hot ass Vietnam means that I don’t need anything remotely heavy on my skin, otherwise I just turn into a giant grease ball. On my skin, the essence is slightly iridescent when first applied, but after it’s absorbed you can’t see anything on the skin.
What’s interesting about the Whamisa eye essence is that it’s “water free”. This means, instead of using water as a base, it uses aloe vera and chrysanthemum extracts as a base. There’s also lots of other fermented goodness in the ingredients. All praise to fermented products!
To apply, I use a half pump and place it on my index finger. I put my 2 index fingers together and then lightly tap around my eye area. I just tap, tap, tap, away until the product is absorbed completely.
This eye cream is fantastic for daytime use since it’s so lightweight. Have you ever put on concealer after applying an eye cream and later realize your concealer is migrating all over the place and creasing like crazy? You won’t get any of that with this eye cream, which is why I’ve started using it in the daytime now. The waking up at 6am struggle is real, and I appreciate an eye product that makes me look a little more bright eyed and bushy tailed in the AM.
You can find the Whamisa Organic Flowers Eye Essence at Glow Recipe for $40.00. I consider that price a steal, since you get SO much product in a bottle. I’ve been using my bottle for close to 5 weeks now and I’ve barely made a dent in it. It almost seems like an impossible task to finish the whole thing, considering you only need half a pump per use.
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