Myrtus Communis Extract, myrtle
August 9, 2020
My family is full of people with skin sensitivities, one can't handle aloe vera and the other is very sensitive to particular fragrance and as someone with KP myself, sensitivities are normal. This product claims to come without any allergic problems and yet, there's a fragrant component with allergens in the ingredients. Now you may be wondering, why the 5 stars. Well, let me tell you, I don't smell a thing. There's so little of this plant extract in there, I doubt it's going to do anything on my skin. I don't know what it's supposed to smell like but this stuff just smells like cream. Maybe it's masking something, I don't know. If you actually have a skin allergy it's worth looking into of course. I do dislike their claim of being without irritants and being EWG approved. The EWG hasn't graded myrtle yet & I take the EWG with a pitch of salt anyways.
Now, I'm not entirely sure if this is actually reversing any ageing, my skin does looks more plump. For a while I only used it on one eye to make sure this product didn't cause the small red rash I was seeing. The occurrence of the rash seemed to have nothing to do with this cream but one of my eye bags was more often less big then under my other eye.
It's a very nice thick cream, spreads good and it's a pleasure to use. Plus, the packaging is so cute! The tube itself reflects a rainbow of colours in the lettering. I kinda did buy this because of the packaging, would be great to re-purpose it as pen holder or something