If you’ve ever felt like there’s not an eye cream in the world that can handle the fragile, dry skin under your eyes—you’re in luck. (Because you know you’ve tried them all.) Kiehl’s just released the follow up product to their very popular Rosa Arctica Lightweight Cream anti-aging moisturizer, and it’s a force to be reckoned with for aging, dehydrated skin. Rosa Arctica Eye is their answer to a “youth regenerating eye balm”, featuring “Resurrection Flower”. This rare flower, Haberlea Rhodopensis, survives in nature for over two years without water, and completely comes back to life within hours of receiving proper hydration. WOW.
The Resurrection Plant:
Some plants are capable of growing in drastic, harsh conditions. Among these is the category of plants known as “resurrection” plants, species that have developed the physiological and structural strategies to minimize water loss, dry out completely and survive periods of dryness for months. A resurrection plant is characterized by an ingenious protection system that makes it possible for the plant to survive the dry-out cycle by maintaining its cell structure, allowing it to emerge unharmed during the re-moisturization period. Specifically, Haberlea Rhodopensis, used in Kiehl’s formulas, is a unique plant estimated to be over 10,000 years old and believed to have survived the Ice Age. Found in the Rhodopes Mountains in Bulgaria, it is a member of the violet family and known by the locals as Silivryak or Orpheus flower.
Kiehl’s Rosa Arctica Eye Balm has a rich, dense texture
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Kiehl’s has found a way to harness the power of this skincare gem; to revitalize, deeply hydrate, and brighten the delicate eye area. Rosa Arctica Eye is a very rich balm that has been proven to provide both immediate and cumulative skincare benefits to soften fine lines, while providing intense hydration. The rare flower has been scientifically proven to stimulate the skin’s collagen and elastin production, so I’m very curious how this would perform after long-term use. Also featuring mineral-derived skin brighteners, shea butter lipids, cocoa butter, white birch extract, and squalane, this is seriously one of the most moisturizing under eye treatment products I’ve ever tried—and I’ve only had this a short time! Those with super dry or more mature skin should probably check this one out.
Kiehl’s Rosa Arctica Eye
Price & Availability…
$46—Kiehl’s counters and boutiques nationwide, kiehls.com