Recently I had the opportunity to try some products from Raw Essentials Skincare by Carol Alt. What I first loved about Raw Essentials is that it does not contain any synthetic chemical ingredients with a low temperature manufacturing process that retains the vitamins, minerals and nutrients of its key natural ingredients. As someone with sensitive skin, I am always apprehensive when trying any new skincare, but I was looking forward to trying something without harsh chemicals.
The famed supermodel Carol Alt is not just another pretty face attached to a skincare line. Carol Alt is dedicated to the raw lifestyle and named the line “Raw Essentials” because all of its active ingredients are 100% raw. Raw Essentials will never use petroleum, sulfates (another allergy of mine) and detergents, synthetic preservatives like parabens, artificial colors and fragrances, and genetically modified organisms. The company’s website says, “Raw skin care products allow your skin to absorb all of the antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids that are necessary for glowing, healthy, young-looking skin.” Sounds good to me!
The Raw Essentials Vita Eye Serum helps reduce the appearance of puffy and tired eyes in mature and aging skin. This targeted beauty treatment features an 84% raw aloe content and polypeptides processed from raw carrot juice (Mom always told me carrots were good for my eyes). While I don’t have “mature” skin, I love to try anti-aging products and I am especially excited about products that reduce puffiness. With my allergies, I tend to wake up with puffy eyes, and I am always looking for an easy way to reduce this.
The eye serum is a roll-on, and it goes on so nice and smooth. It feels cool and soothing when applying, and I noticed within the first uses that it helps de-puff my eyes in the morning before I apply my makeup. It does it without drying out the skin around my eyes, and while I don’t yet have any crows feet, I definitely noticed my eye area looking smooth and refreshed.
I’m looking forward to trying more skincare products from Raw Essentials. So far, I’m convinced this one is a winner!