I woke up like this...
Look like you got eight hours of sleep with a little drop of this brightening, light weight, ultra-nourishing, honey-coffee-sea buckthorn rich eye cream. Kavana's Phyto-5 Luminous Eye Cream is powered by Phyto 5, a healing blend of five plant oils including rosehip, calendula, comfrey, plantain and echinacea. It also includes:
- honey natural humectant, may encourage cell growth and regeneration
- royal jelly can increase skin's moisture by 60%
- propolis helps stimulate blood flow
- coffee anti inflammatory, vaso-dilator, may help with puffiness
- aloe-vera base skin tightening and light texture
- sea-buckthorn seed oil brightening
- macerated carrot root in sunflower oil
- marshmallow root and meadowfoam seed oil, ultra hydrating and give the look of a plumped glow without feeling heavy.
- panthenol (Vitamin B5) and Vitamin E soften
- naturally occuring soft banana yellow colour helps reduce the appearance of dark circles under the eyes
- signature lilac mica, imparts a soft focus hilight, illuminating the eye contour.
SKIN TYPE: All skin types, excellent for those who want to illuminate and hydrate the delicate eye-contour and prep a perfect, glowing 'canvas' on which to apply concealer.
GLUTEN-FREE | NON-TOXIC | CRUELTY-FREE | NON-NANO | GMO FREE
Handmade in Toronto, Canada with non-toxic, premium ingredients.
Volume: 15gr/ .5 fl.oz.
Packaged in a BPA-free, airtight, leak-proof, recyclable, airless and refillable dispenser, made of acrylonitrile styrene with an aluminum and polypropylene lined cap and dispenser pump.
How to Use
HOW TO USE: Gently tap over bones with ring finger or a cool jade roller, all around eye area to help depuff and smooth eyes, morning and night, after cleansing and before moisturizing and makeup application. Imparts a soft and subtle lilac glow to help combat dullness. Try this non-toxic, all natural, honey and coffee powered eye-cream to give your eyes a soft glow on 'no-makeup-makeup' days.
Phyto-5 complexe, coffee and treasures from the hive, power this eye cream, giving a pillowy bounce to a lightweight, yet richly nourishing eye cream.
Phyto-5 complexe is a blend of extracts from five, healing plants that have been used for millennia to help heal, protect and restore the skin. Wildcrafted in Ontario, Canada*, these plants benefit the skin most by acting in concert to reduce trans-epidermal water loss, boost collagen, calm inflammation and deeply nourish the skin.
*With the exception of rosehip seed oil from Chile.
Coffee: Coffee may help treat stubborn dark circles under the eyes, because the caffeine content in coffee is thought to help dilate blood vessels that contribute to dark circles. Anti-inflammatory effects may be attributed to chorogenic acid (CGA) found in coffee, which may help reduce the appearance of inflammation.
Honey(Mel): A natural humectant, honey draws moisture from the surrounding air. When used in skin products, it helps to absorb water into the skin and retain it for long-lasting hydration. This helps to moisturize the skin and gives it a smooth and soft feeling for hours. Honey also encourages cell growth and regeneration, which aids in skin recovery and eventually reducing the appearances of scars.
Royal Jelly: When it is fresh, royal jelly is about 60-70% water! It's other primary components are major proteins: amino acids, including all the amino acids that are essential for human nutrition; sugars, mostly fructose and glucose lipids; minerals and vitamins.
Royal jelly's fats, suspended as a natural emulsion, have moisturizing properties, protect skin from dehydration and reduce inflammation. Amino acids are a component of collagen, which keeps the skin soft and supple improves the appearance of wrinkles and boosts elasticity and firmness, normalizing the fat secretions of skin glands to reduce oiliness. Royal jelly also has antibiotic and fungicidal properties.
Royal jelly was seen as a symbol of power for the Pharaohs of Egypt. Cleopatra, saw it as an important part of her beauty regimen, including both on her skin and as a consumable. Like propolis, royal jelly has been used for millennia as a medicine and cosmetic, providing an antimicrobial shield that is nourishing and complete for the skin.
A recent study showed that 10-HDA, a fatty acid that is only found in royal jelly can treat skin and can increase moisture in the skin by 60% and prompt the growth of new skin cells, vital for aging gracefully, because as we age, our skin produces less new skin cells. This amazing fatty acid has also been shown to cause the cells to increase in volume significantly.
Propolis: Throughout history, propolis has been used for medicine and for cosmetics, due to its moisturizing and powerful anti-microbial effects on the skin. Propolis is made by bees to protect their hive. Mixing tree resin with beeswax flakes and their saliva, they use it to keep the hive clean and free of bacteria, stinging invaders to death and embalming them with propolis, so they don't infect the hive. Winning!
When used topically by humans, these anti-bacterial properties help keep skin irritations and blemish causing bacteria, at bay. Antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and amino-acids present in propolis provide skin with important nutrients it needs while also helping stimulate blood flow, which can help reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness around the delicate eye area, while boosting the immune system.
Marshmallow root (Althaea officinalis): Ensuring your softest skin ever, marshmallow root protects and conditions, while helping maintain levels of hyaluronic acid in the skin. Marshmallow root has a long history in food and folk medicine that dates back to ancient Greek and Egyptian times, even mentioned in Homer's Illiad, written 2800 years ago. This anti-irritant, “slippery” herb's roots and stem, secretes mucilage, which helps provide relief from itching, redness and chafing, coating and softening skin, while lowering swelling due to it's emollient properties. Tolerable for even allergenic and hypersensitive skin, this cooling, plant-derived, glycerin-like hydrator, has low-concentrations of ceramide precursors, which can help moisturize and give a plumped look to the delicate skin around the eye area.
Macerated carrot root in sunflower oil, with it's high carotene and anti oxidant content, along with Vitamin E, is known to prevent or even reverse skin damage caused by UV radiation and to promote building new cells, making it an all star, pro-aging gracefully, ingredient. "All the better to see you with, my dear!"
Panthenol (Vitamin B5): Panthenol/ Vitamin B5: This ingredient is a natural form of Vitamin B5 (aka pantothenic acid) and can be found in plants and honey! It acts as a humectant and emollient, that helps attract and hold moisture, leaving skin noticeably softer and smoother.
Meadowfoam (Limanthes alba) seed oil: Meadowfoam is a small, herbaceous winter-spring annual, whose tiny white flowers, when in bloom, resemble white foam covering the soil. A rich waxy oil, expressed from the tiny seeds of Limanthes alba, this oil contains over 98%, long chain, fatty acids and is packed with anti-oxidant rich tocopherols. It is wonderfully rich and rejuvenating, yet has a dry-touch feel to it, giving a plumping glow to the skin, without a heavy skin feel. It supports skin's elasticity, preventing the formation of fine-lines and wrinkles, making it a perfect partner in aging-gracefully.
Vitamin E (mixed Tocopherols, non-GMO): Vitamin E is a fat-soluble, essential nutrient with anti-inflammatory properties. In 1936, it was biochemically characterized and named tocopherol (Greek: “tocos” meaning offspring and “phero” meaning to bring forth). Vitamin E helps support the immune system, cell function and skin health. It's a powerful anti-oxidant, making it effective at combatting the effects of free radicals produced by the metabolism of food and toxins in the environment.
Aqua (water), Orange blossom hydrosol, Coffea arabica (coffee), Helianthus annus (sunflower) seed oil, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice, Emulsimulse (vegan wax: Glyceryl Searate (and) Ceteary Alcohol (and) Sodium Stearoy Lactylate), Mica, Calendula officinalis, Plantago major (plantain), Symphytum officinale (comfrey), Echinacea purpurea, Rosa canina, Mel (local, Ontario honey), Hippophae rhamnoides seed (seabuckthorn) oil, Royal jelly, Althaea officinale (marshmallow root), Daucus carota (carrot), Panthenol (Vit. B5), Geogard ECT (natural preservative: Benzyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Glycerin, and Sorbic Acid) Propolis, Meadowfoam seed oil, Vitamin E, certified pure, therapeutic grade essential oils.
WHAT IT'S FORMULATED WITHOUT: The 'Mean 15' , petroleum and petroleum by-products, talc, Sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, coconut oil, palm oil, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, triclocarban, synthetic colourants and synthetic fragrances.