The latest eye serum I’ve been putting to the test is the True Botanicals Deep Repair Eye Serum (Formerly Pacific Eye Serum – different name, same ingredients) which I won in an Instagram giveaway in early June. This eye serum is fairly new to their line, having been released in Spring. It was renamed just weeks later after I got mine, but as I mentioned the ingredients are still the same so rest assured that if you are interested in this eye serum, the one you purchase will be the exact same as described in this review. Eye serums are among my favorite of skincare products and I do have somewhat high standards for them, so let’s see how it holds up for me!
Camellia oleifera (green tea) seed oil*, Oenotherus biennis (evening primrose) seed oil*, Persea gratissima (avocado) oil*, Daucus carota sativa (carrot) seed oil**, Rosa rubignosa (rosehip) seed oil*, Rubus fruticosus (blackberry) seed oil, Caprylic/capric triglyceride (from coconut), Tocopherol (non-GMO vitamin E), Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, Polianthes tuberosa callus (tuberose) extract
** wild crafted
True Botanicals expounds on the key botanicals below:
“This is that super-concentrated serum your delicate eye area has been waiting for. Reduces inflammation. Tightens skin. Heals damage. Increases microcirculation. Tackles puffiness, dark circles, crow’s feet, fine lines.”
CARROT SEED OIL
This powerhouse of the plant world is prized for its ability to regenerate skin tissues. A natural cold press method allows us to extract the maximum amount of its vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and F, so each drop is dense with antioxidants that protect your skin cells from the harsh, cruel world and bring back its tone, elasticity and tightness.
BLACKBERRY SEED OIL
It is extremely hard to keep Vitamin C stable in a liquid and yet, nature has cracked the code with blackberry seed oil. (Even lab created Vitamin C can’t compete.) It’s also rich in Vitamin E and lutein, so it’s a superstar at preventing and repairing cell damage.
TUBEROSE STEM CELLS
This exquisite flower has long been used in Ayurvedic medicine. We combined it with betaine sourced from beetroot to boost the bioavailability of the active molecules. The result? Improved microcirculation for brighter, tighter, firmer skin.
This eye serum has an oil consistency that’s silky and richly moisturizing without being too heavy or greasy on the eyes. Like True Botanicals mentions, it’s super concentrated and you truly need just one drop of this stuff for both eyes. It glides on so silky and smooth and it doesn’t take much effort to get it worked in, quickly absorbing just minutes after application. I simply apply one drop to my middle finger, distribute evenly with my other middle finger, and dab onto the under eye areas and also apply any left over product onto the brow bone areas. For morning wear I find it sits well under makeup without disturbing it or causing more creasing than what I naturally deal with anyway. With its silky consistency it gives undereye makeup a nice, smooth base.
While I’m not currently dealing with fine lines, I used to have them quite bad due to lack of a proper skincare routine/proper moisturizing and excessive squinting that exacerbated those lines. After a few years of taking proper care of my skin and keeping it moisturized, those lines have vanished and it is not something that I currently deal with. However, I feel that it’s a great testament to this eye serum that these fine lines have not cropped up again! If my eyes weren’t properly moisturized, those fine lines sure as heck would be making their grand appearance again. I’ve noticed skin tightening as well as increased brightness under the eyes with regular use of this eye serum.
Price. If you’re familiar with True Botanicals, the price tag probably won’t shock you, but they are considered a premium-quality luxury brand in the eco-beauty world and their products are quite pricey. This one will cost you $90 for .5fl oz/15ml or you can pick up the travel size which is $30 for .12 fl oz/3.7ml. It seems very steep considering how small the bottle is, but like I mentioned it’s a very concentrated product and you will be using just a few drops of it per day if used both morning and night. I’ve had mine for over a month and a half and have used about a quarter of it so far.
Of course though, the real question would be is it worth the $90? In terms of top-notch, high-quality effective ingredients, as well as that rich, silky consistency I touched on earlier, it’s absolutely worth it. I haven’t tried any eye serum like this one before and I find myself savoring it because I know my skincare collection will feel incomplete without it. True Botanicals is known for their seriously supreme, high-quality products and this eye serum is no different. If you’re in the market for such an eye serum, I highly recommend it!