Smell (Irrelevant to effects)
Like most of the products in the Joy Organics skincare line, the Joy Organics CBD Eye Serum smells clean, refreshing, and decidedly nourishing. The predominant scent of the eye serum is the citrus chamomile essential oil within, complemented by subtle notes of cucumber and alfalfa. The scent isn’t overwhelming and doesn’t cause any burning or overstimulation of the sensitive skin around the eyes.
Taste (Irrelevant to effects)
As an external, topical product that’s meant for skin, this serum shouldn’t be tasted. Please do not ingest!
The product itself is halfway between a gel and a liquid — it pumps out into a perfectly-sized bead of product, though the bead won’t stay ‘intact.’ If you were to tilt your hand to the side, the bead would slide off. It’s easy to handle in general and can be manipulated with the fingertips, just make sure you don’t inadvertently drop the product after dispensing.
The eye serum is an opaque off-white in color, with a very slight warm cast to it. It blends easily into the skin, leaving a light layer of moisture that hydrates the skin and reduces inflammation. Once applied, the product dries within minutes. It leaves a slight tackiness to the skin for about 10 minutes after application, but it isn’t unpleasant or sticky and won’t interfere with makeup application if you use it in the morning.
Effects (Onset, Duration, Intensity)
In terms of performance, this is one of our favorite products from the entire Joy Organics skincare line. When used at night, the serum works to de-puff the eye area while reducing discoloration and the appearance of fine lines. It’s effective in the short-term, but its impact is greatest when used consistently. By the end of the first week, we noticed a marked reduction in our under-eye bags, puffiness in the eye area, and the appearance of dark circles.
When used in the morning, the eye serum works to reduce puffiness within minutes and provides a smooth, even foundation for makeup (though after using the product line for a few weeks, you might feel more confident going without!). It dries quickly, leaving the skin intensely hydrated without any trace of greasiness or residue. The scent is gentle and, while it’s noticeable straight from the bottle, it doesn’t cause any irritation around the eyes.
Best Used For
We love this product for persistent under-eye bags and dark circles: we’ve struggled with severe puffiness under the eyes and a genetic predisposition to very dark circles (definitely exacerbated by a lack of sleep!) our whole lives, and this eye serum made a visible difference in the look and feel of our under-eye area.
If you struggle with water retention, inflammation, dark circles, or hyperpigmentation of the eye area, this product is worth checking out. It’s definitely an investment, but a single bottle will last ages (we use about half a pump of product each time — plenty of product for the eye area without overdoing it) and it’s very effective.
Best used with (Complimentary Product)
As a localized product, the CBD eye serum is intended to focus its effects on the skin of the under-eye area. It’s quite effective on its own (we were very pleasantly surprised), but it really gets a boost from being used with the other products in the skincare bundle — the day and night creams, the face serum, and CBD-infused face mask. This product is a heavy hitter by itself (and one of our favorites of the bunch) but, like anything else, it benefits from use as part of a complete CBD skin care regimen as opposed to a standalone product.
If you’re looking for maximum effectiveness from this and other CBD-infused skin care products, consider using them with along with a daily systemic dose of CBD like the CBD oil or softgel capsules from Joy Organics. The topical products will work wonders on your skin, while your systemic product works from within to reduce inflammation and redness all over, boosting the effectiveness of your skin care routine while providing symptom relief.
The 1 oz bottle contains 150 mg of CBD, providing an intensive dose with every use. The price isn’t exactly a bargain at $99.95 per bottle, but hear us out: first, that price tag is comparable (and, in fact, a bit lower) than other high-end skin care products we’ve tried (like Tatcha, La Mer, or La Prairie), so it’s not exorbitant. Second, the entire product line from Joy Organics contains strong doses of CBD, unlike many CBD-infused competitors on the market. Furthermore, you can save by purchasing the product as part of the skincare bundle by Joy Organics — the initial cost will be higher, but you’ll save compared to purchasing the items individually.
We’d also like to add that, because of that hefty dose of CBD and other beneficial cannabinoids, this product (and the others in the Joy Organics line) works. The serum is packed with skin-friendly anti-inflammatory properties and contains no harmful ingredients, making it a good option for even sensitive skin.
CBD is quickly becoming a go-to ingredient in skin care, and for good reason — its anti-inflammatory properties work powerfully against the puffiness and redness so many of us struggle with, and the compound helps bring skin back to baseline by normalizing excessively dry or oily skin. Ulta recently introduced its first CBD skincare brand, and more are sure to follow.
That said, we’ve noticed a pattern with these brands: they operate like beauty companies rather than CBD providers, which allows them a lot more leeway with the claims they can make. For cosmetic products, the rulesare a bit different, and companies don’t necessarily have to tell you how much of an active ingredient is in a product.
For all intents and purposes, this means that a company can claim CBD content even if it doesn’t contain enough of the compound to be therapeutic. If you’re into cosmetic and beauty products in any capacity, you’ve likely been frustrated by products that don’t live up to the claims on the packaging — this is part of the reason why.
To us, the advantage provided by Joy Organics is clear. Since the productis batch-tested (and those results are publicly available), you know exactly how much CBD is in the product. Additionally, you know that the CBD is responsibly derived from organic, non-GMO hemp and contains no THC whatsoever. There are very few CBD skin care products on the market that can check all those boxes; Joy Organics meets our CBD Buyer’s Guidecriteria for quality, purity, and potency.
SUGGESTED USE: Apply a small dab of serum to your clean fingertip. Gently spread onto the skin around your eye, including outer edges and underneath. Keep serum out of your eyes. Massage gently — serum will absorb naturally without the need for much pressure. Repeat twice a day, once in the morning and once at night.
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: See the world through new eyes with our Eye Serum. Soothing aloe vera, refreshing cucumber extract, alfalfa extract, and lupine protein support our CBD oil in this multifunctional formulation. Ease puffiness, tone and rejuvenate your skin, improve circulation, and reduce dark circles, all without harmful or potentially dangerous ingredients.
Ingredients: Water/Aqua, Phytocannabinoid-Rich Hemp Oil (150 mg of CBD), Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Seed Extract, Hydrolyzed Lupine Protein, Propanediol, Glycerin, Aqua, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sandalwood Extract, Cucumber Extract, Trisodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Fluorphlogopite, and Titanium Dioxide.
Made in USA, Organically Grown, No THC, Full Spectrum
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