Product Review: Arcona Magic White Ice Lotion and Eye Dew
You know how you know it’s love? You get just a little taste and you want more. You find ways to work the object of your affection into conversations that have nothing (nothing!) to do with the topic at hand. Your thoughts kind of loop.
What kind of clean-beauty blogger am I that I’ve never tried Arcona? To be honest, I was a little scared of the line. Years ago, someone told me it was very “active,” and my skin doesn’t like “active.” My skin likes “soothing,” “calming,” and “hydrating.” But the little sample of Magic White Ice was calling to me. Also, while I’d never tried it, Arcona’s Eye Dew is easily the most tantalizingly named product under the sun. So I’d had that one on my mind for a minute, too.
About a week earlier, I’d done a TV thing for work* and the makeup artist commented on how dry my skin was. She was nice about it—as nice as a person can be when they are telling you your skin is super-dry under insanely bright lights—but I was kind of embarrassed.
I needed some help, and I was hopeful that this little tube would perform, well, magic on my skin.
After two weeks of twice daily use, the verdict is in: Hydrated, calmed, soothed. Hooray!
And the Eye Dew? It lives up to the name. I feel good about the ingredient lists, filled with botanical anti-agers and moisturizers, with lots of antioxidants. I like that the lotion has tea tree and witch hazel, preventing spots, but doesn’t dry me out. And the Eye Dew. I don’t have any words for the Eye Dew. The name says it all.
When I ran out of the samples, I bought full sizes. And like anything you learn to love, I already have a hard time remembering life (OK, my skin) without it.
Have you ever tried Arcona? Any other skin or eye serums you’re loving?
Magic White Ice ingredients: Aqua (Water), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Glycerin*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Alcohol Denat., Fructooligosaccharides (D-beta), Sodium Hyaluronate (L), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Juice, Camellia Sineosis (White Tea) Extract, Syringa Vulgaris (Lilac) Leaf Cell Culture Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Extract, Totara Extract, Eclipta Prostrata Extract, Panthenol (Vitamin B-5), Tocotrienols (Vitamin E), Phytic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Acacia Gum, Citric Acid, Allantoin, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate Essential Oils * Denotes Organically Sourced
Eye Dew ingredients: Aqua (Water), Cholesteryl Oleyl Carbonate (Liquid Crystals), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cholesteryl Stearate, Cholesteryl Nonanoate, Glycerin*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Phenyl t-Butylnitrone (Spin Trap), Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate (L), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Allantoin, Zea Mays (Corn) Silk Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, D-alpha-tocopherol (Vitamin E), Acacia Gum, Potassium Sorbate * Denotes Organically Sourced
* That’s why I’ve been so quiet on the site! Work has been wonderful, and has taken up a lot of my time, but I’m back in balance, and I’m back here, too.