Yummy Youth | Luiza's Night Eye Serum, made by Tash
Updated: Feb 1, 2021
Our eyes, also known as the 'mirrors to our soul', cannot lie about our feelings, our health nor about our age if we neglect to look after them. Luckily there are many a solution to banish signs of ageing and keep our eye area beautiful.
Puffiness, bloodhound-type bags, crows feet and dark circles can be caused by an array of problems associated with our lifestyles or nature. Common causes are:
Lack of sleep.
Too much sleep.
Over-indulgence in alcohol.
Allergies and food sensitivity.
Water retention - check out my blog post & video on an easy DIY beauty tip to get rid of bags under your eyes due to this villain.
But don't you worry wondrous beings, I have concocted a serum that will help with all those eye dramas and it's all-natural and homemade.
As mentioned in my Yummy Youth Shiv's Serum, Yummy Youth Taz's Toner and my Yummy Youth Tsheps' Toner blog posts, I have chosen to name a couple of my products after people in my life that have got me through some pretty shit times and that are very special to me. Enter my dear, beautiful and quirky Luiza. Never a dull moment to be had with this lovely creature (and after using this serum, never a dull eye to be seen upon your face). Beautiful both inside and out, Luiza will also straighten you out when you need it, much like this serum will iron out those crow's feet of yours.
Before we get into the benefits of each of the ingredients, let's chat about the difference between an eye serum and an eye cream.
Eye serums 101 >>
Absorb deeper into your skin's layers.
Contain more active ingredients that penetrate deeper into your skin due to their smaller size of molecules.
Nourishes, improves dark circles, reduces puffiness and wrinkles.
Better for applying at night.
Eye creams 101 >>
Target the surface-level of the skin around your eyes.
Absorption further into the skin's layers is limited.
Hydrates and moisturises.
Better for applying in the morning.
Right, now back to what makes this eye serum so fantastic!
List of ingredients >>
Rosehip Seed Oil
Beeswax (from own hives)
Vitamin E Oil
Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil
Frankincense Essential Oil
Geranium Essential Oil
Chamomile Roman Essential Oil
ROSEHIP SEED OIL 101 >
Contains vitamin E, potassium, lecithin & many other nutrients that hydrate & moisturise the skin as they are easily absorbed & help to regenerate your skin.
Your skin easily absorbs the oil, allowing the antioxidants to travel deep into the layers of the skin.
The essential fatty acids present help reduce inflammation & puffy eyes, as well as reduce fine lines (crow’s feet) around the eyes.
Contains both lycopene & beta carotene, which help lighten dark circles under your eyes.
Anti-ageing as helps your skin to retain its elasticity & firms up the skin around your eye.
BEESWAX 101 >
From my beehives at home (due to covid, we have been unable to harvest, so I use pure organic beeswax).
Emollient, anti-inflammatory, anti-ageing, antibacterial, antiseptic & anti-carcinogenic.
Gentle on your skin & hypoallergenic.
Acts as a protective, breathable layer on your skin’s surface, it helps to lock in moisture to keep your skin soft, supple & hydrated.
Rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B17 & E.
Its antioxidant properties promote skin cell regeneration by protecting your skin against free radicals.
Increases collagen production & improves your skin's elasticity.
VITAMIN E OIL 101 >
Soothes & moisturises the skin.
Enhances your skin's elasticity.
Promotes a healthy, clear, rejuvenated complexion with enhanced radiance.
Helps with roughness, wrinkles, redness, dryness & irritation.
YLANG-YLANG ESSENTIAL OIL 101 >
Its antioxidant effects aid in skin cell renewal and rejuvenation.
Helps to rebuild the skin’s proteins & lipids while reducing the number of free radicals.
FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL 101 >
Anti-ageing, antiseptic & purifying.
Its astringent & cytophylactic qualities help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles & skin imperfections such as discolouration.
Its anti-inflammatory properties are known to soothe inflamed skin & helps reduce puffiness around the eyes.
Stimulates the growth of new cells, & promotes faster healing.
GERANIUM ESSENTIAL OIL 101 >
Antiseptic, toning & strengthening.
Moisturising & helps promote youthful skin.
Gentle & known for its balancing properties.
Helps to minimise wrinkles & fine lines & regenerate your skin.
CHAMOMILE ROMAN ESSENTIAL Oil 101 >
Antibiotic, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, calming & soothing.
Gentle, yet effective anti-ageing essential oil.
Get’s rid of crow’s feet & dark circles.
Repairs, regenerates & strengthens the delicate skin around your eyes.
How to use >>
1. Use after applying your night moisturizer.
2. Place a small amount on your ring finger (i.e. finger next to your pinkie) and rub together on both ring fingers. These are the best fingers to apply eye cream/serum with as they apply the least pressure.
3. Dab gently under & around the outside corners of your eyes.
You really only need to use a tiny amount, a little goes a long way!