Friday, September 18, 2009

Purchase - BORBA Orbital Eye Rejuvenator Soy | Silk Fiber Eye Treatment.

image from borba.com

There are some products in the beauty world that are very subjective. That means. Your Results May Vary (YRMV)…and they usually do from person to person. Mascara being the biggest culprit of YRMV followed closely by eye cream. At last count there were 21,093,712,084,361,290,846 eye creams on the market (not scientific or real number). I think I have tried about all but 10 of them. So only 10 more to go! YAY! So what was number 21,093,712,084,361,290,835? BORBA Orbital Eye Rejuvenator Soy | Silk Fiber Eye Treatment.
I know what you are thinking.
“BORBA?”
“Elvira! That’s just a bunch of snake oil.”
“Don’t they sell powered drinks claiming to ‘fix’ your skin and don’t they sell gummy vitamins and stuff?”

Yes. Yes. They do.

I honestly did not set out to buy this product. I’m very skeptical of such claims that BORBA makes.

According to the BORBA.com website:
"This exclusive BORBA eye treatment formulated with Soy and silk fiber helps soothe the delicate eye area, locking in vital moisture for improved softness, smoothness, and more youthful looking skin. Palmitoyl Oligopeptide works with skin’s own natural collagen to help diminish signs of aging, softening visible lines and wrinkles. Skin brighteners help diminish the look of dark circles. This luxurious, multi-benefit eye treatment is designed to minimize the look of fine lines and crow’s feet while re-energizing a younger appearance."
However in a recent order from beauty.com I received a sample packet of the BORBA Orbital Eye Rejuvenator and I decided to give it a try.

I open the sample packet and, Woah! This is a really rich cream! Thick and lightly scented. I dab it on my under eyes using my ring finger. I find that I only need a tiny bit to tap lightly abound my entire eye…even on the lid. I go to bed and ya know what happened the next morning?

NOTHING.

No. BORBA Orbital Eye Rejuvenator did not provide an overnight miracle, but I kept using it until I ran out. I got 2 weeks of use from that sample! I looked at my eyes and lo and behold I noticed no dryness and a slight firming of my lid area. Humm. Could this eye cream be ....how do you say?….working? The only way to tell was to buy a full size product and keep using it. I saw that it costs $38 for 0.5 oz tub. Honestly, as eye creams go, that’s not too bad. So I added it to my cart and waited. Thankfully Beauty.com practically ships overnight (not really) but I had my order in 2 days and just in time. My eye area was starting to feel a bit dry and I needed my “fix”. I used the eye cream for 3 more weeks and I can tell you I definitely saw results.
My eyelid was slightly lifted and had less droop.
My eye area was smoother and I didn’t notice additional lines (but in 5 weeks I doubt I would have had extra lines form)
My eye area seemed firmer and brighter and just all around better!
I like the results from this eye cream. I like that I do notice an increase in firmness. I’m pleased.

As far as the ingredients go...I find it amusing that they list SILK in the name of the product but it’s one of the last ingredients in the list (so that means it’s barely any in there). I was also a bit sad to see “Dimethicone” in the ingredients list. I’m usually sensitive to silicones but so far no problems...but if you are sensitive to silicones steer clear of this product.

The packaging is the basic tub. No spatula included so that’s a tad irritating that they expect you to use your fingers. I would prefer a hygienic pump or squeeze tube, but I make do by using clean fingers.

Do you NEED this? Maybe. Eye cream works differently on everyone. As I said YRMV. I suggest trying to get a sample first, but if you don’t mind the cost (Hey, I’ve spent a TON-o-Money on all those other eye creams so you might be like me, and are immune to the cost) you should at least pick it up.

Ingredients:
Water (Aqua), Isocetyl Stearate, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Dimethicone, PEG-40 Stearate, Sorbitan Tristearate, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Lactobacillus/Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Fruit Ferment Filtrate, Bisabolol, Ceramide 2, Panthenol, PEG-10 Rapeseed Sterol, Papain, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Chrysin, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Ascorbic Acid, Creatine, Hydrolyzed Silk, Heptapeptide-1, Tripeptide-29, Algae Extract, Iron Oxides, Silica, N-Hydroxysuccinimide

P.S. Be careful reading the BORBA website. I started to get suckered into all the hype. I almost found myself with a shopping cart full of stuff. I, thankfully, resisted and purchased nothing. Peruse the site at your own risk. You can buy directly from BORBA.com, or from Dermstore.com, Beauty.com, SkincareRX.com and SkinStore.com

4 comments:

  1. Great review! So informative. I think I might try a sample since I am not immune to the price lol
    Love love love your username and pink vader (I'm a closet Star Wars fan! hee hee)
    Amy

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  2. I'm glad this is working for you. I actually used to be OBSESSED with Borba drinks when they first came out. They were SO delish!

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  3. i have eye problems... i ahve many eye problems... do i need this? gosh, i want a miracle...

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  4. I to have tried Eleventy Billion eye creams, it's almost as bad as buying the perfect pair of jeans. May have to give this one a try. Thanks, elvira!

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