Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe Juice)*, Camellia Sinensis (Organic Matcha Green Tea)*, Organic Green Coffee*, Ilex Paraguariensis ( Organic Yerba Mate) Tea*, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Hydrosol, Sodium Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Caffeine, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic) Acid, Plant Cellulose * Certified Organic
Why you want it: Even if you’re not a coffee lover (AKA -me), you’ll still adore the creamy scent and luxurious texture of this eye cream.
What it costs: $15
My review: So many people raved about this product on 100% Pure that I just had to see it for myself. The data was astonishing – 83% of people saw an immediate reduction of puffiness and 73% saw an immediate reduction of dark circles. Also, continued use showed 97% reduction in puffiness and 87% reduction in dark circles. However, keep in mind, the study this data was from was executed within a 4 week time-span. The people involved in the study had 4 whole weeks to try out the eye cream, while I’ve only used it for a week (so far). Despite that, I liked the sound of the immediate results being so high, so I decided to gave this cream a go. Unfortunately, as soon as I put it on, it didn’t do much other than make my under eyes look a little oily (so no immediate results for me- sadly). That being said, I adored the scent and application of this product – I don’t consider myself a coffee person at all (I’ll stick to my tea), but the smell was delicious. It didn’t even smell like coffee to me- rather, it reminded me of that vanilla chai tea they serve at Dunkin Donuts – creamy and intoxicating. The application was so simple too – the pointy nozzle made it so easy to just dot little white circles under my eyes with a gentle squeeze of the container. After I applied three little dots, I gently pat it into the area right beneath my eyes. This area is extremely delicate so that’s why I opted for patting. There’s no doubt that this nourished my skin – I could feel it as soon as I applied it. Unfortunately, however, I didn’t notice any drastic difference in my skin. Throughout the entire week my under eye circles and puffiness pretty much stayed consistent. However, I have a feeling that with continued use the results could be different. Since I plan on continuing usage, I’ll be sure to report back to all of you if I notice any bigger changes!
Why you want it: If you love the smell of grapefruit, this moisturizing cream is perfect for you!
What it costs: $19.00
My review: I won’t lie, I’m glad I got two free samples of this stuff! It was amazing – not only because it smelled good either (which it did). I was really impressed with the luxurious, buttery application of it. It made my skin want for nothing and moisturized it almost instantly. It didn’t feel sticky, tacky, or heavy at all. I put globs of the cream-colored stuff on (thankfully I still have another unopened packet because I used up the first in one shot!) and was able to blend it into my arms and legs with ease. The scent it left on my skin was heavenly, but not overbearing. At first it was impossible not to smell it, but after a while it became more subtle, yet still present (all I had to do was bury my face in my arm and I was in bliss). Grapefruit is such an invigorating fruit with a unique, distinct scent: It automatically uplifted my mood. It could also be used as a hand cream, but I definitely recommend coating your arms and legs with it. Made with cocoa butter and avocado oil, which are both known for their intensely moisturizing and nourishing properties, this body cream is nothing but pampering in a bottle (or for me, a ketchup sized packet). Do yourself a favor and get it!
Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe)* Leaf Juice, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water (Organic Rose Hydrosol)*, Theobroma Cacao Seed (Cocoa) Butter, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina (Organic Rosehip Oil)* Seed Extract, Euphorbia Cerifera Cera (Candelilla Wax) Extract, Ribes Nigrum (Blackcurrant) Seed Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Sodium Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Citrus Paradisi (Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil) Peel Oil and Resveratrol. Extracts of Coffea Arabica Seed (Kona Green Coffee), Prunus Serotina (Wild Cherry) Fruit, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate), Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit, Camellia Sinensis (Organic White Tea) Leaf, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf, Origanum Vulgare (Oregano) Leaf, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai Berry) Fruit, Camellia Sinensis (Organic Green Tea)* Leaf, Garcinia Mangostana (Mangosteen) Peel, Lycium Barbarum (Goji Berry) Fruit, Aristotelia Chilensis (Maqui Berry), Sambucus Canadensis (Elderberry), Vitis Vinifera (Muscadine Grape) Skin, Lonicera Caprifolium Flower, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower and Hydrastis Canadensis (Goldenseal). Citric Acid, Hamamelis Virginiana Water (Witch Hazel), Alcohol (Grain), Citral**, Limonene** and Linalool** * Certified Organic ** Component of Natural Essential Oil
Why you want it: It’s a good idea to stop wrinkles in their tracks long before you get any – and this cream can help with that.
What it costs: $45 (even though it’s pricey I can tell it’s a good product).
My review: Given to me as another cute ketchup-packet sized sample, this red wine resveratrol cream didn’t last long. Unfortunately, since it was a small sample, I used it all up in two nights! I don’t know what my results would have been had I actually bought it, but I do know I was impressed with what I saw. Its application went on smooth and I applied as much as I wanted (which was a lot) each night. On 100% Pure it says to apply a generous amount to your face and neck (and trust me, that’s what I did), and then massage it in. Since I applied a lot, it took a few minutes to absorb into my skin. I suggest not putting too much on in one sitting because my skin got a little sticky afterwards. However, when I woke up the next day I found my skin did have a little more glow to it than usual (which is mystifying because right now I have a cold – yeah, I know, it’s summer…). The next day I used it, the same thing happened when I woke up, which was surprising but pleasing. I’m not sure how this cream would have worked if I had more of it to use, but from what little I saw it seemed like it did a pretty good job. Again, it wasn’t like I had any drastic skin changes (just a little bit of a glow), and I also don’t have any wrinkles yet (thank god), but I’m sure my skin would show different results if I had more exposure to it. I encourage all who love anti-aging products, or want to protect their skin from fine lines and environmental damage (which it’s also good for), to give this cream a try! After all, 47 out of 58 reviewers gave it a five star rating. That’s a lot of stars!
Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe)* Leaf Juice, Rosa Centifolia (Organic Rose Hydrosol)* Flower Water, Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed) Seed Oil, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Resveratrol, Sodium Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Extracts of Euphorbia Cerifera Cera (Candelilla Wax), Wine (Red Wine), Camellia Sinensis (Organic Green Tea) Leaf*, Vitis Vinifera (Muscadine Grape) Skin, Lonicera Caprifolium Flower and Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Butter, Hyaluronic Acid * Certified Organic
4) I really enjoyed the smell and texture of the Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream and the Pink Grapefruit Nourishing Body Cream – so luxurious!
5) I still have a lot more left in the Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream and will continue using it – after all, I only tested it out for a week. More noticeable results may come if I give it more time, which makes me excited (it seems like more of a long-term type product – at least for my skin).
6) There wasn’t one product I regretted getting (I’ve been wanting to try both the Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream and Bright Eyes Mask for a while now).
7) All the ingredients on each label were consistent (same as website and on package) and all-natural.
8) I’m in love with 100% Pure‘s ethics (the ones I spoke about at the beginning of the article), so I know I’ll be shopping with them again soon.
Cons: Not many cons at all, honestly:
1) The Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream didn’t work as well as I hoped – I wanted to see immediate dark circle reduction like the 73% of people in that 4 week study did (I talked about this earlier – further data is also available on 100% Pure‘s website).
2) The Bright Eyes Mask was effective, but only immediately – I was looking for immediate, long term results, not immediate short-term results.
3) I would have liked to had more time to test out the Red Wine Resveratrol Nourishing Cream to give my skin more time to adjust to it.
4) The ingredients lists were so long on most of the products (sorry about those blocks of texts, but thankfully they’re filled with natural stuff – not icky chemicals).
Conclusion: Overall, I was pretty impressed with these products and I will continue to use my Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream in order to see what happens over an extended period of time. In the future, I’ll probably order more of the Bright Eyes Mask, since they were immediately effective, but right now I’ll focus on using the rest of the eye cream. I can definitely see myself purchasing the Pink Grapefruit Nourishing Body Cream sometime in the future- the scent and texture really had me hooked! As far as the Red Wine Resveratrol Nourishing Cream goes, perhaps I’ll give the full sized one a shot (when I have the cash), but I don’t feel it’s as essential to me as the other three products. All in all, it was still a great deal and I’m happy to say I regret nothing.