While I was in The Body Shop checking out their makeup products, I mentioned to the SA that I can’t use the skincare products because I’m really sensitive to scented products. She told me that they had a small line of products for sensitive skin that were fragrance-free. I didn’t know that! I decided to try the Aloe Vera Eye Defense which is $19 CAD. The area around my eyes is extremely sensitive and I have had reactions to nearly every fragrance-free cream I’ve tried including Clinique. The one eye cream that doesn’t irritate my skin is the crazy pricey Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm ($80 CAD!), so I normally stick to my dermatologist recommended, water-based, unscented Complex 15 and use it around my eyes as well my face.
The Aloe Vera Eye Defense is described by The Body Shop as:
“An ophthalmologically tested gel-crème for the delicate skin around the eye. It is designed for skin that needs more gentle care. Fragrance, colour and alcohol-free. No added preservatives. Suitable for contact-lens wearers.”
Aloe Barbadensis Gel, Water, Cyclomethicone, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Pentylene Glycol, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Betaine, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Panthenol, Glycerin, Myristamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Allantoin, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, p-Anisic Acid, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Bisabolol, Sodium Hydroxide, Polygonum Fagopyrum (Buckwheat) Seed Extract, Tocopherol, Avena Sativa (Oat) Bran Extract.
I used the Aloe Vera Eye Defense every evening for about a week and a half. Unfortunately the same thing began to happen to me that seems to happen with most eye creams that I try. The skin around my eyes got very irritated, bumpy, flaky, patchy and pink. So this sensitive skin formula just didn’t work out for me 😦 I’m not sure what ingredient might have caused the reaction.
On the plus side, I’m loving The Body Shop makeup products I got! I’m not sure I’ll be trying anymore of their skincare products for sensitive skin though.
If you have any recommendations for good fragrance-free skincare picks, please let me know!
Thanks for reading!
Nerdy Librarian Girl ❤