Akar Restore Eye Serum: Skincare Review

Eye serum is one of the items I often forget to apply. Many artists in the beauty business that I have observed have a fondness for employing this type of product. I'm not sure why I'm not keen to use it, but I was recently exposed to the Akar Restore Eye Serum product through my beauty box subscription. Thus, I believe trying it will be worthwhile.

Photo credit: Akar Skin

According to Akar Skin, this is a lightweight, antioxidant-charged eye serum that combines their proprietary PhytoActive+ Compound with Griffonia Extract and Buzz Button Flower Extract to smooth the appearance of fine lines around the delicate eye contour. It has a regenerative pomegranate and cloudberry that provide long lasting hydration, revitalizing tired skin and improving radiance. It protects the skin against environmental stressors, hydrates and strengthens the moisture barrier, firms and plumps, smoothes fine lines.


­čî║Smooths the appearance of fine lines
­čî║Revitalizes and brightens
­čî║Improves radiance

How To Use

Apply one drop to the tip of the ring finger. Gently tap around the orbital bone avoiding the immediate eyelid.


Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) Seed Oil, *Lycium Barbarum (Goji) Seed Oil,*Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sambucus Nigra (Elderberry) Fruit Extract, *Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) Oil, *Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, *Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tamanu) Seed Oil, *Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract, Lupinus Albus (White Lupin) Seed Extract, *Lecithin, *Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil , *Corthellus Shiitake (Mushroom) Extract, *Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Extract, *Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Seed Extract, Bisabolol, Tocopherol, *Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Oxycoccus Palustris (Cranberry) Seed Oil, *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, *Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract *Organic or Wildharvested

I honestly believed that this product, when I first saw it in my beauty box, was a facial serum. I am not a big fan of eye serums, as I have already indicated, therefore I can easily count the instances in which I have used one of them. Previously, I thought that moisturizing the area around my eyes was sufficient with moisturizers. Thus, this product's appearance convinced me that it could be time to start using this kind of skincare product.

I find the product's bottle to be really lovely and sophisticated. It's a small red container with a handy dropper that makes it simple to remove the substance from it. Even though the product is small—it only holds 10 milliliters—I can tell with certainty that it will last for a very long time because all that is needed is a tiny drop, which is more than enough to cover the area around our eyes. The fluid has an oily, slippery consistency when applied, like the color and texture of the cooking oil we use. Because the liquid may spill easily and get quite messy, we must be careful when releasing it into our palms.

The product's scent caught my attention as well. Personally, I find this to be unpleasant since it smells a lot like the cooking oil I use in my kitchen. Even though I probably understand why it smelled that way given the ingredients, but I still found the fragrance strange.

I noticed that my skin felt softer after using the product on my undereye area. I applied it in the evening before bed, but the main thing that bothered me about the product was the stinging and itching feeling that I had minutes after applying it. I initially believed that it may be my skin's initial reaction, but after using it five times, I decided to stop since the stinging feeling persisted and I could feel my undereye skin becoming irritated.

I've looked at the price of this product as well, and I believe it is too costly for regular consumers like myself—Php5700, or around $102 in US dollars, for a 10 ml eye serum. I can state that due of its cost and the way it affects my skin, I am unable to suggest it to everyone. Perhaps I will search for another eye serum after some time.

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