Weleda Rose Intensive Eye Cream

Some people perceive me as snobbish because I wear sunglasses during the day – rain or shine, winter or summer. I wear them not out of pretense but rather as a protection device against eye wrinkles and lines from the harshness of day light. The cosmetic industry has become astoundingly rich selling eye creams, but very, very few actually work. Most consumers believe that eye creams are exclusively formulated for the skin around the orbital area. While the eye area tends to be more prone to allergies and sensitivities, and often shows wrinkles first, the product formulations don’t differ greatly from facial moisturizers. The Weleda Wild Rose Intensive Eye Cream ($27, .34oz) does make a difference for premature aging skin around the eye. The German line has created a completely natural eye cream whose primary ingredient is rosehip seed oil. Rosehip is rich in fatty acids which act to reduce the visible effects of tired and/or aged skin. Like other Weleda garden-harvested products, there is a slight rosy aroma to the eye cream. The disadvantage to this product – and many other eye creams – is the lack of sunscreen. This can make eye creams risky business, hence the sunglasses. If you truly desire an eye cream, I suggest this product from Weleda. Or put the $27 toward a pair of large, black sunglasses to protect your eyes while channeling your inner Jackie Kennedy.


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