My Holy Grail Eye Product

The number one question asked of me, well just behind “what kind of curling iron do you use?” (psst – this one), is:

What eye cream do you recommend?

And, up until a few months ago, my answer was always the same. “I don’t use eye cream. Don’t see a point.” (Seriously, just search for “eye cream” on this blog. A self-professed eye cream non-believer, I was.)

However, over the past year, as the Maya Chia brand has become a complete staple in my morning and nightly routine, I started using The Eye Achiever when it launched this past fall. It’s essentially a roll-on applicator filled with some serious powerhouse ingredients. A nutrient-dense blend of five macro and micro marine extracts, including astaxanthin, sea fennel, sea lavender, wakame and brown algae extract that flood skin with antioxidants, minerals and vital nutrients. Plus, the star performer, supercritical chia seed oil, is paired up with raspberry, black cumin seed oil, rooibos tea extract, pomegranate and cranberry to revitalize, restore and strengthen the fragile skin around the eyes.

Bottom line – this stuff works. It reduces puffiness, fades dark circles, and really helps soften fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area. And if you really want to step it up a notch, keep it in your refrigerator for the ultimate cooling, de-puffing amazingness.

By the way, I spoke in detail about my morning skincare routine (and the Maya Chia products I use) in this podcast. You can skip to the 11-minute mark for my morning routine, and the 17-minute mark for my Maya Chia favorites. (Although I’ve already added an extra step/serum…always changing things up, this girl!)

Why am I telling you about this eye serum this right now? Because this month’s Beauty Heroes box contains The Eye Achiever AND The Super Blend, a pressed serum moisture concentrate by Maya Chia. (So perfect for this time of year.)

Do you remember me telling you about Beauty Heroes? The monthly subscription box with full-sized, luxury, natural products? (It’s only $39 per month and always contains at least $100 of product.) And on top of receiving the best-of-best products for a steal every month, Beauty Heroes members always get 15% off in the online shop, which has over 30 green beauty brands. It is SO worth 39 dollars a month, I promise you. (And psst…I know what the next few months’ boxes are, and you will want to get in on this action.)

Y’all know I love my monthly Beauty Heroes delivery, but when it actually contains a product I firmly stand behind and use every day, you can bet I’m going to write about it. (Remember the Josh Rosebrook box?) This January beauty discovery is valued at $105, but as always, the monthly box is $39. This one, just like the Josh Rosebrook one, will sell out.

It is SUCH a deal, people. I pride myself on hanging back and not shouting about every. single. beauty. box I receive, but this one? This is one you want to get your hands on. Please feel free to ask any questions in the comments!

  1. Tracey

    January 3, 2018 at 11:01 am

    I signed up based on your rec when the Josh Rosebrook box was out and as someone who had asked you about eye cream previously and gotten that answer (lol), I was thrilled to get this month’s box. Love it so far!

    • whoorl

      January 3, 2018 at 11:53 am

      Haha, that is awesome, See, it was kismet!

  2. Sheila

    January 3, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    I was SO excited to open the box this month! They are both great products!
    Thanks again for turning me onto the Beauty Heroes

    • whoorl

      January 3, 2018 at 8:33 pm

      You are welcome! Glad you love it!

  3. Francie

    January 3, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    What is your new extra step/serum? I have a need to try everything you recommend. Also, this is my third Beauty Heroes box, and they are the best deal and products in green beauty for sure.

    • whoorl

      January 3, 2018 at 8:34 pm

      Haha, so right after I apply the Maya Chia Supercritical Oil, I apply two drops of the Odacite Wild Carrot Serum on top. I am loving it! http://bit.ly/2CleUZO

  4. Loa Page

    January 4, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    The Maya chia you use in in the liquid form, so what is the difference between that and this serum that is in the balm form?

  5. Christina

    January 4, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    I was so excited to receive this months box, and have used it the last two nights. Unfortunately, it burns my eyes! I thought I may have used too much last night, so tonight I used less, and it still burns and is making my eyes water (which means I will wake up with puffy eyes again). I will try one more time, but put it on right before I go to sleep. Maybe me not blinking will help it not get in my eyes. So bummed!

    • whoorl

      January 8, 2018 at 9:37 pm

      How close are you putting it near your eyes? Hopefully you aren’t putting it close enough that blinking would get it on your lashes. (Unless you lashes are suuuuuper long.) ;)

      • Christina Bouchard

        January 9, 2018 at 8:16 am

        I do 1 swipe on my upper lid, and 1 swipe under my eye. I try not to get it close to my eye, but it ends up working its way down there anyway. I figured out I have to apply it and then dab it with a face towel. Maybe my roller ball releases too much of the product?

        Am I applying wrong? How do you apply?

        • whoorl

          January 9, 2018 at 9:19 am

          I apply the rollerball to the upper contour of my cheekbone (just below the eye) and then pat it in a crescent shape into my skin up and around to just below my eyebrow. Try that and see if it helps!

          • Christina Bouchard

            January 9, 2018 at 9:22 am

            I will try this tonight! Seems like a much better way to do it.

            Thank you!

  6. jennifer rawlison

    January 17, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    Hi there! As a self professed non eye cream user what is it about this one that ticks all of the boxes? Just curious as to what you are comparing it to?

    Thank you,