Disclosure: I received a .50 fl. oz. tube of NAT. skincare agebloc eye cream to review. All opinions are my own.
I can’t believe I’m admitting this memory of mine, but when I was 15 years old – with all of the time in the world to daydream – I remember examining my face in the mirror and wondering what it would look like with wrinkles. What would I look like as I aged? I tried squinting my eyes to imagine, but ah. My adolescent skin was simply too young to reveal any traces of wrinkles.
More than 20 years have passed since that daydream, and I don’t have to imagine anymore. I can spy wrinkles all over my face and neck, and if I’m doing any squinting, it’s to try to avoid seeing my wrinkles.
Wrinkles and fine lines are part of aging – and really, they probably should be looked at as a gift that comes with time. But sometimes you just want to delay the aging process. I may be trying to boldly face my true age and appearance by letting my hair gray naturally, but I’d sure like to minimize the lines around my eyes, forehead and mouth.
I’m not so extreme in my desire to ever consider a treatment like Botox – there’s no way I will have anything injected into my face for the sake of beauty. But a natural, Botox-like topical treatment? I’m interested.
I was very excited to review NAT. skincare collection’s agebloc eye cream. The cream, made completely with natural ingredients and no preservatives, helps repair the top layer of skin. While it contains ingredients like vitamin E, aloe vera, shea butter and chamomile extract, the main ingredient of interest is the IBR Snowflake.
According to NAT, the IBR Snowflake is a skincare ingredient that’s botanically derived from dormant bulbs of the Summer Snowflake plant. “This botox-like ingredient has been shown in clinical trials to effectively inhibit muscle contractions therefore helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also has the ability to naturally slow down cell proliferation and therefore help promote a younger, healthier looking eye area.”
My personal experience
I’ve been trying a complimentary tube of the agebloc eye cream every morning and most nights for the past six weeks. I’ve noticed that the fine lines and wrinkles around my eyes have diminished, and the delicate skin around my eyes is moisturized.
While I would never consider using Botox, I appreciate that there’s now botanical way to achieve similar results.
NAT. skincare’s agebloc eye cream ($49) may be purchased on the NAT website.
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