Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Review it Wednesday -- an eye opener!

Coffee -- a morning necessity for millions. An eye-opener. A waker-upper. Of course, I'm referring to the stuff you drink, but recently, I discovered another attribute of the caffeine-laden, aromatic substance: eye cream. While I don't necessarily need my morning cup in order to wake up my eyes, I am growing dependent on a wondrously scented eye cream made from, you guessed it, organic coffee.

The fact is, I have a terrible, awful, really bad problem with dark circles and under eye puffiness. Excessive puffiness. I hate it!

My daughter, Bethany, bought me a gift certificate for Leaf and Bud Naturals, a Canadian company specializing in all things safe for the human body! I perused the site and picked out a couple of things. Included in my order was a tube of lead-free lipstick, which I reviewed last month. Buried in the box, and not discovered until later, was a trial-size tube of 100% Pure Organic Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream.

Quite honestly, I started using the cream with understandable skepticism. After all, I've spent a small fortune through the years, gambling on promises of younger-looking eyes. Nothing, and I mean, nothing, has worked. Of course, when I didn't know what I know now about the dangerous ingredients in most cosmetics and face creams, I was trying anything and everything. But, hey, this was free, and I knew the Faragallis (who own Leaf and Bud Naturals) weren't going to send me anything they didn't believe in themselves. So, what the heck? I decided to give it a try.

Well, I am happy to report that I am pleased with the results. After using the product over the past 4 - 5 weeks, I have seen a difference! The circles, while still there, are considerably lighter. The puffiness, while still there, is considerably reduced. And the wrinkles, while still there, are barely visible.

Honestly, I didn't expect a miracle. But I also didn't expect the results I'm seeing. Less is something, right? And maybe, with continued use, less will morph into nearly nothing. No circles. No puffiness. No wrinkles. Nothing. Now wouldn't that be nice?

And I'm not alone:

Results of an Independent, Clinical Four Week Study (according to the 100% Pure website)
- 97% saw reduction of puffiness
- 87% saw reduction of dark circles
- 93% say it reduced the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles
- 100% say it improved skin hydration & moisturization
- 93% say it improved skin firmness/elasticity

Looks like I'm in good company!

So, what's this stuff all about? First of all, the company's name is 100% Pure. While that claim can be misleading, it's not in this case. They take their commitment to purity seriously.

In the case of the Organic Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream, that means the ingredients are 100% natural and 100% vegan. The cream is composed of natural goodies like organic aloe juice, organic green coffee, vitamin E, vitamin C, organic rosehip oil, and extracts of coffee cherry, rosemary, oregano, thyme, goldenseal, vanilla absolute, and candelilla wax.

I love several things about this amazing eye cream:
  • the smell -- it really is a delightful coffee-based scent
  • the texture -- it is non-greasy and goes on smoothly without any tugging
  • the ingredients -- it is wonderful to know that I'm not putting one single carcinogen or hormone disruptor on my face when I use this product
  • the results!!
This is one of my favorite products I've ever received for free! Even Dr. Oz featured this eye cream on his show a while back. Although it was sandwiched between 2 other wrinkle-fighting creams that are packed full of chemicals! At least he gave 100% Pure Organic Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream a nod.

If you're battling with some or all of the issues I've described here, I highly recommend giving this dandy little eye cream a try. It's safe. It's natural. And it's relatively inexpensive at $22.50 for 1 fl. oz.  This little .5 fl. oz. tube I'm using is lasting a pretty long time, considering the fact that I use it twice a day.

Make sure you check out the other amazing products on the Leaf and Bud Naturals site. It's a family-owned Canadian business that deserves your support.

Reviewing it for you,



  1. I haven't used this specific product but I absolutely loved all the 100% Pure products that I've purchased from Leaf and Bud Naturals. (My daughter loves the strawberry lotion and I'm partial to their body washes.)

  2. I'm also a fan of this product. At times I will use it over my entire face if I'm feeling that I need a little extra "oomph". I'm also a huge fan of "Leaf&Bud Naturals" in general. I've never been disappointed with a product purchased from them. I especially love the natural fragrances in each 100% pure product.

  3. It's good to hear others' opinions of this line of products! I'm going to have to try some more of the 100% Pure products. Thanks for taking the time to post your thoughts.


Search This Blog