Maya Chia- Eye Achiever

I purchased The Eye Achiever ($70) from Integrity Botanicals on October 2nd, and since then I have been testing it out for just under 2 months. I wanted to really see what this product could do and to confirm whether or not it was worth the hype.

About the Product

Let’s start with the packaging. It’s beautiful. The dark glass, the label, the rollerball application – it’s all not only luxe but functional as well. I’m not a fan of paying extra for fancy packaging when it’s for a mediocre product, but I’m also not a fan of cheaply made packaging which either doesn’t give you enough product, gives too much, spills everywhere, etc.  This is my qualm with the Minimalist Foundation from Gressa- it’s one of my favorite green beauty foundations, and whereas everything else in the line from skin care to lip boosts to the eye tints are packaged perfectly, with the foundation there is simply too much leakage. With Maya Chia, I think they nail their packaging to not only look luxe but also still be functional. I was not too sure how I would feel about a rollerball application, but I love it, as I only need to roll twice across and it deposits the perfect amount of serum. It’s a plus as well when the steel roller is nice and cool and I apply the product against my skin.

The Eye Achiever

At first, I was rolling a little too much…it was not absorbing quickly, a trait that many reviews were in fact praising it for. It’s easy to get carried away, but really 2-3 times is all you need. As it is a serum and thus is a concentrated product, you only need a small amount and it really does absorb quickly. Also due to this, it makes a great base for concealer and makeup, as it moisturizes your skin without any residue feeling left behind. Once you roll under your eyes, make sure to lightly pat it with your finger or use your Jade Roller to really press it into your skin.

As for what’s inside the packaging, take a look: astaxanthin, sea fennel, sea lavender, wakame, algae extract, supercritical chia seed oil, raspberry, black cumin seed oil, rooibos tea extract, pomegranate, and cranberry. These are some serious nutrient-dense ingredients.

~Take sea lavender for example, “Its combined anti-inflammatory (IL-1, IL-6), firming (collagen, glycosaminoglycans) and plumping (hyaluronic acid) actions make it a great natural solution for slowing down the signs of aging.” (Click here for more info)

~Black Cumin Seed oil is anti-inflammatory and is used to treat skin pigmentation, amongst many other benefits. (Click here for more info)

Their supercritical chia seed oil is the foundation of their line, with good reason, and the addition of marine extracts really takes the product up a notch.

Ingredients: Supercritical Chia (Salvia hispanica) Seed Oil (and) Astaxanthin, Nigella sativa (*Black Cumin) Seed Oil, Rubus idaeus (*Raspberry) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annus (*Sunflower) Seed Oil, Aspalathus Linearis (*Rooibos Tea) Extract, Euphrasia Officinalis (*Eyebright) Extract, Punica Granatum (*Pomegranate Seed Oil), Vaccinium Macrocarpon (*Cranberry) Seed Oil, Yeast Extract, Lecithin, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C Ester), Lupinus Albus (Sweet Lupine) Seed Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Limonium Gerberi (Sea Lavender) Extract, Crithmum Maritimum (Sea Fennel) Extract, Undaria Pinnatifida (Wakame) Extract, Alaria Esculenta (Algae) Extract, Foeniculum Vulgare Dulce (*Fennel) Oil, Tocopherol Vitamin E Non GMO). {* Organic or Wildcrafted when available}

The Results

Let me say that I did not notice any immediate results, even into week two- I know we’re all longing to wake up after one application and hardly recognize ourselves, but you need to give the product time to work. So after using the serum twice a day, everyday, and 1.5 months later- what were the real results?

They were…good. From the beginning I enjoyed how lightweight the serum was, and it’s still something that I appreciate now- lightweight but effective. I never expected it to be a good base for my concealer, as I expected that the oil consistency wouldn’t absorb so quickly and thus not work well with my makeup application. But once I amended how much product I was depositing, I was very impressed.

Usually by the end of the day, no matter how hydrating my concealer was or even if I chose to not pat powder under my eyes to prevent mascara/eyeliner fallout, the crow lines under my eyes would still show up quite aggressively. When the concealer would start to gather around the lines, they were emphasized. Thus, to also test The Eye Achiever’s efficacy, I kept my makeup routine the same. I was truly pleasantly surprised to notice that this did not happen anymore once I started using The Eye Achiever- the lines were much less obvious. This attests to how moisturizing the product is, as well as its firming effects. With or without concealer, the skin around my eyes was starting to look better: brighter, firmer, and more plump.

To further emphasize the results, at one point, I was not getting any sleep for one week straight- but it didn’t even show. I was noting these results at around the third week of religiously using this product, and now, 6 weeks later, I can confirm the product is worth the hype. Easy to apply, lightweight, brightening, firming, and moisturizing, it’s an eye serum definitely worth trying out.