Review of the Soma Ayurvedic Under Eye Gel | Clean and Green Skincare Guide

 
Soma Ayurvedic Under Eye Gel

Soma Ayurvedic Under Eye Gel- $98.00:

Here’s the quick SCORECARD breakdown. Each question is rated on a scale of 1 to 5, 5being the best:

1. How do the ingredients look? What’s inside?- There’s one iffy ingredient- details below!

2. How's the application? Let's talk texture.- 4: It's a nice gel-like texture. I could feel it cooling and tightening upon application. Quick tip: it doesn’t work well under makeup, or it didn’t for me. I found it pilled a bit.

3. How is the scent?- 4: Totally pleasant and not overwhelming.

4. Is it non-irritating?- 3: It's ok. The first couple of applications I applied a bit more than needed and my skin wasn’t super happy with that. Less is more here.

5. Performance: does it do what it promises to do?- 2: I saw minimal change in wrinkles, circles, bags, etc.

6. Is this a consciously-created product? 5- 100% yes! Vegan, cruelty-free, and so much more. The mission behind the brand is commendable and the packaging is both thoughtful and sustainable.

7. Would I buy it again? 2- Unfortunately, no. I need to have seen better results to invest in this eye gel. I'm just not sold on eye creams having significant impact, yet. If I find one that performs, I’ll shout it from the rooftops! I think they're best as lightweight, preventative moisture, and I have better, less-expensive options for this.

FINAL SCORE:

23/30

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PROS:

  • 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…

CONS:

  • 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

FINAL VERDICT:

  • 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!

  • Aqua- 0

  • 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.

 
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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 :)