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Tvål is a Canadian company, based in Newfoundland, that was started in 2003 by Dr. Anna Hellqvist, a Swedish-born chemist, biologist and esthetician, and her partner Dr. Jason Bailey, a also a biologist and a native Newfoundlander. In 2005 they were joined by Jason’s brother, Robert, who was a makeup artist and business manager for a very popular and successful makeup company. All three together developed a range of natural, affordable, simple beauty products that are made by hand in small batches. Their skin and hair care products are fun, simple and effective, and their line of mineral makeup, Smink (meaning makeup in Swedish) has great application and blendability, while being good for your skin.
A good eye cream is a very important part of my facial routine. I really didn’t use one until a few years ago, when my mum looked at me and bluntly said it might be time for some anti-aging skincare. At that point I took a better look at my face and noticed some fine lines appearing under my eyes, which is not surprising, considering that I have dry combination skin, and dry skin tends to get lines and wrinkles faster. Eye area is so delicate and the skin there is so thin, that you have to be careful what to use. As of recently I prefer natural skincare, especially when it comes to eye cream, and Tvål provided me with their promising Buddha Eye Cream.
This natural eye cream is described as nirvana, a cream that has everything and has reached complete harmony, hence the name “Buddha”. It contains moisturizing, hydrating, and nourishing ingredients to plump and hydrated the delicate under eye skin.
Ingredients: Aqua, rose water, cucumber extract, glycerine, olive squalane, shea butter, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol (and) PEG-40 Castor Oil (and) Stearalkonium Chloride, silk amino acids, Tocopherol, Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Iodopropynl Butylcarbamate.
Please note: This cream comes in a 30 ml (1 oz) pump bottle. The bottle in the photos is twice the size, so don’t let that confuse you. If you purchase the eye cream, it will come in a 30 ml bottle!
As mentioned, the eye cream comes in a plastic pump bottle that’s clear, so it’s easy to see when you’re running out. The packaging is simple, but really, what’s inside is more important. The pump bottle is a great choice since it limits the exposure to air and germs. One pump of the cream is more than enough for both under eyes.
The product itself is not scented and has that slightly off-putting scent of unscented products, if that makes sense. Once I apply it to my under eye are I really don’t notice any scent at all. It’s a lightweight cream that applies easily and sinks in immediately. It feels a bit cooling, but there is no tightening.
I’ve been using the cream for months, and every time I use it it feels so refreshing and hydrating. Considering the awesome ingredients, I’m not surprised. I didn’t notice any effect on my fine lines, but just hydrating the under eye area will prevent them from deepening. The cream gives me a dewy glow, but it’s not greasy. If used in the morning I recommend you set it with powder, but you won’t need much.
I really like that this eye cream is not greasy, so I can apply it in the morning and evening. It instantly hydrates and opens my eyes, so it feels really good to use it. Buddha eye cream retails for $25/ 30 ml/ 1 oz, and this size can last for months. You can also use it all over your face in case your skin needs some extra TLC.
Are you using natural skincare products? Do you regularly use an eye cream? Which one is your favorite?