The mission and ethos of this brand is amazing. “For every purchase, Soma Ayurvedic donates a set of school supplies to deserving children in orphanages and a hygiene kit to women who don’t have access to these necessities.”
The fewer/better approach to ingredients
Felt amazing going on, there was an instantly cooling effect from the gel
I did feel tightening upon application, but…
While I didn’t dislike this eye gel, I wish I had seen more measurable results
You have to watch the application of any concealers on top of this gel. I found it to pill even after giving it time to dry
Would I buy this again/for the first time (since, again, it was gifted)? No, unfortunately I would not.
POTENTIALLY ‘IFFY’ INGREDIENTS + EWG RATING:
These were the not-so-great ingredients that didn’t pass the Rule of 3. Click below to find out all the details. Keep in mind, the percentage of these ingredients in the products MATTERS! I rarely take ‘scary’ scores on EWG at face value these days, and always ask the brand about to clarify if I’m concerned. Works like a charm! See their response.
A LITTLE “LIGHT READING” FOR YA? CHECK OUT THE FULL INGREDIENTS LIST + EWG RATINGS:
I pull these directly from the brand’s or reputable retailers’ website. You’d be shocked at how many product pages have misspellings so if you see one, you’ll know why! I didn’t catch it. Neither did the retailer. What’s missing: percentage of ingredient used & the amount of evidence/data backing up each number rating from EWG.org. You can search the EWG SkinDeep database to find the data available behind each rating. You can find out the percentage of the ingredient used by asking the brand. Here we go!
LAVENDER OIL- 1
XANTHAN GUM- 1, limited
ALOE VERA- 1 to 3, limited
THYME EXTRACT- 1, limited
OLIVE OIL- 1, fair
WHEATGERM OIL- 1, fair
SWEET ALMOND OIL- 1, fair
MORINGA EXTRACT- 1, fair
AVOCADO OIL- 1, limited
ORANGE PEEL EXTRACT- 1, limited
FENUGREEK SEED EXTRACT- 1, limited
GRAPEFRUIT SEED EXTRACT- 3, limited *contamination concerns
VITAMIN A- 9, fair
VITAMIN E- 1, fair
CURIOUS ABOUT WHO IS REVIEWING ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS? Good question. Moi. Check out my skin profile here.
FULL TRANSPARENCY, ALWAYS…
Every product is honestly rated using TheStyleShaker SCORECARD system to keep things as objective as possible. To learn more about my “Rule of 3” CLICK HERE. This post may contain affiliate/referral links, but all views are my own. No one is paying me to say any of this. Read the complete TheStyleShaker.com disclosure here. Product information and EWG ratings may change along with the brands and the formulas they use. Click through the applicable links to get the most up to date information :)