Intensive Calendula Eye Cream
Intensive Calendula Eye Cream reduces dark circles, puffiness and fine lines by gently moisturising and soothing the delicate skin.
Apply at night.
Squalane (olive), calendula infused almond oil, macadamia oil, cucumber oil, mango butter, vitamin e, rose essential oil.
What the ingredients do
Olive squalane: Humans are born with Squalene in their skin. The skin’s sebaceous glands contain around 12% Squalene, forming part of our skin’s natural protective barrier that keeps the moisture in, and bacteria out. However, from the age of around 25, the skin’s Squalene levels begin to deplete, making it susceptible to dryness, dehydration and premature ageing. While many commercially available Squalene is sourced from shark liver, at Bodhi Tree we use the plant-based Olive Squalane, with the same properties for the skin. Squalane is nature’s replacement for the human skin’s squalene, protecting it from moisture loss and environmental toxins. Research studies have shown that squalane is critical in reducing free radical oxidative damage to the skin. A proven SPF booster, it removes the cell damaging effects of free radicals caused by UV exposure that causes premature ageing. Squalane shows several advantages for skin tissues, delivering key actives into the deeper layers of the skin, without leaving a greasy feel to it.
Calendula infused almond oil: Active ingredients of the calendula flower are naturally occurring chemicals, such as triterpene saponins (oleanolic acid glycosides), triterpene alcohols (α-, β-amyrins, faradiol), and flavonoids (quercetin and isorhamnetin). These compounds have been studied and found to provide antioxidant protection, soothe skin, reduce discomfort and visibly improve skin, helping the skin to resist early signs of aging such as dull skin, fine lines and uneven skin tone. The colorful petals are rich in flavonoids (naturally occurring compounds found in vegetables and fruits) that exhibit antiinflammatory activities. Sweet almond oil is both a moisturiser (provides hydration) and emollient (smooths the skin). It is safe for sensitive skin because it is non-irritating and light and is rich in nutrients beneficial for the skin, including vitamins A, D, E, K, minerals, fatty acids, and antioxidants. Ayurvedic and ancient Chinese medicine practitioners use almond oil to reduce the appearance of scars, stretch marks, and wrinkles.
Macadamia oil:The high concentration of palmitoleic acid in macadamia oil is the reason that products made from the oil can mimic human sebum, which is effective antiaging capabilities, prevention of dry skin and conditions in which the skin’s lipid barrier is defective or damaged, irritated skin lacerations in mature skin. It is highly emollient with a good after-feel and none of the greasiness. Moreover, macadamia nut oil easily penetrates, softens, and influences the condition and proper functioning of the skin.
Cucumber oil: Has a high content of natural tocopherols (Vitamin E) and phytosterols (plant fats which assist with retaining moisture in the skin). It absorbs quickly, is highly moisturising, protects the skin from free radicals. Studies indicate that phytosterols help the skin strengthen its fat barrier, restoring moisture balance, improving skin elasticity, and boosting the immune system. Phytosterols are also known for their ability to stimulate skin cells to encourage regeneration of healthy skin cells, beneficial for anti – ageing and wrinkle reduction.
Mango butter: Rich in vitamins A, C and E mango butter has been found to be highly effective in skin care because of its regenerative, protective, antioxidant, anti-aging, softening, soothing, moisturising properties. And although it is a butter, when applied to the skin it leaves a very unexpected and welcome dry finish.
Rose essential oil is naturally antibacterial and astringent, making it an excellent choice for those looking to clear pores and decrease breakouts. Its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties soothe and protect the skin. It helps to balance moisture levels in the skin and reduce the appearance of skin imperfections, promoting an even skin tone