botani | rescue eye treatment

botanie rescue eye treatment

Eye creams.

Eye serums.

Eye balms.

Eye oils.

Eye gels.

When it comes to eye treatments, texture is everything.

The texture of Botani’s Rescue Eye Treatment is a gel-serum hybrid that offers extreme hydration and a visibly firming effect, making it ideal for both day and night.

botani rescue eye treatment

{Botani sent me a sample of its Rescue Eye Treatment. It costs $49.95 for a 25 mL glass pump jar.}

This unique texture also aids in depuffing — a must for me in the A.M. — and leaves a perfect canvas for makeup application, as it dries to a “your-skin-but-plumper” texture.

That means no sticky, goopy feeling and no overly runny or oily feel.

At all. Seriously. I’m in awe over the texture.

Instead, Botani’s Rescue Eye Treatment imparts a honey-like scent (though there is no honey include in the ingredients list) and subtle sheen.

My guess is that the subtly sweet scent comes from the inclusion of Acacia Senegal Gum, which is tree sap, in the formula. It’s said to help with lifting and firming skin.

Quite honestly, I’m tempted to use this all over my face as a hydrating serum; the texture is that perfect. And with these highlighted benefits, it’s hard to resist:

  • Tightens the eye area | Agree, but not in an uncomfortable way
  • Revitalizes and soothes tired eyes | Agree
  • Reduces the appearance of puffiness and dark circles | Agree on the puffiness factor; only sleep and concealer and blessed genes can help with dark circles
  • Softens fine lines and wrinkles | Agree, though I don’t have too many fine lines and wrinkles in my eye area just yet
  • Locks in moisture, creating a soft and smooth, even skin texture | Abso-freakin-lutely agree. Texture!

botanie rescue eye treatment

In addition to Acacia Senegal Gum, a few other skincare powerhouse ingredients included in the formula are responsible for the beautiful texture and effects of this eye treatment.

  • A base of water means instant hydration (though it also means a need for a smart preservation system, too)
  • Glycerin sodium PCA is a humectant that helps bind moisture to our skin cells
  • Aloe leaf juice is full of vitamins, minerals and anti-inflammatory ingredients that help calm skin
  • Horsetail extract is known for its abilities to tighten, firm and moisturize skin
  • Sodium hyaluronate, something of a cousin to hyaluronic acid, has a smaller molecule size and can penetrate skin for deeper hydration

See why I am tempted to use Botani Rescue Eye Treatment as a facial serum? Dry, cool weather calls for amped-up hydration! My eyes are spoiled right now.

Here’s the full ingredients list:

Purified Water (Aqua), Glycerin Sodium PCA, Acacia Senegal Gum, Carrageenan, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hydrolysed Rhizobian Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Chamomilla Recutita Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Extract, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Citric Acid, Phenethyl Alcohol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Euphrasia Officinalis Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Avena Sativa Bran Extract, Pelargonium Roseum Leaf Oil, Citral, Citronellol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool.

Because this is a water-based formula, as mentioned above, you will find a preservative in the ingredients list. That preservative, sodium benzoate, isn’t the best but isn’t the worst.

Use your own judgment and follow your own standards of green and clean to determine if this fits into your beauty bag.

For me, Botani Rescue Eye Treatment is a repurchase because of its efficacy and cleaner ingredients list. I truly haven’t tried many other eye serums (eye gels?) like it.

What textures do you seek out in eye treatments? How do your choices change by season? Have you tried anything from Botani? Tell me in the comments!

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