March 20, 2015

{review} josh rosebrook oculus formula

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Happy Vernal Equinox blushers! Today marks the first day of Spring, a total lunar eclipse and New Moon in Pisces!

It’s also the day you can finally sink your teeth into my review of Josh Rosebrook’s latest creation: Oculus Formula eye serum. Which also happens to live on my list of 13 must-have beauty products!

Josh, being the master-mixer that he is, has addressed the delicate skin area around your eyes with an oil-based formula that promises to brighten, firm and strengthen the skin and minimize, prevent fine lines.

If the eyes are windows to the soul then the skin around your eyes are mirrors to your well-being.
– Josh Rosebrook

(So, in other words, it’ll be the first to tell the world if you’re sleep-deprived or if your diet is less than stellar.)

Eye creams are a pretty standard item, but for those of us converted to the power of face oils then finding an eye serum is like having the clouds part and sun shine through on a stormy day.

taylor swift(I get excited over the little things)

So, after months of testing here’s the lowdown on why it earned a place on my holy grail list.

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>>ingredients>>

organic oils of: camelina, hemp seed, sunflower, coconut, grapeseed and almond; organic herbal infusions of: eyebright, echinacea flower, alfalfa, skullcap, calendula flowers, blueberry, slipper elm, rosemary leaf, chickweed, fennel seed, neem leaf and sunflower seed; organic essential oils of: rose, geranium, lavender, blue chamomile and carrot seed.

>>about the ingredients>>

One of the things I love about Josh’s products is that it’s pretty evident how much he researches the power of the plants, seeds and flowers that surround us in order to cultivate the best combination of ingredients to make our skin beautiful.

  • eyebright: the star ingredient! Containing flavenol antioxidants, the oil from this small flowering plant regenerates the skin, stimulates collagen production and contains multiple cell-protecting compounds and vitamins.
  • skullcap and slippery elm: anti-inflammatories soothe and calm, strengthening skin structure while antioxidants reduce puffiness.
  • alfalfa, fennel and chickweed: rich in vitamin A and B to firm and brighten the skin, and it’s dense with minerals and chlorophyll antioxidants to help prevent and smooth fine lines and soften roughness.
  • camelina seed oil: also called “gold of pleasure”, this oil contains very high levels of essential fatty acids and vitamin E which helps the skin to retain moisture and keeps it looking firm.
  • hemp seed oil: one of my favourite deep-hydration oils, hemp contains potent antioxidants, protective and moisturizing fatty acids in addition to nourishing vitamins and minerals.
  • echinacea and calendula: the anti-inflammatories in these herbal infusions work hard to calm, soothe and balance the skin’s natural regenerative process.
  • bilberry: the Vitamin C in this fruit brightens and plumps.

Good lord Josh, well done. Well, well done.

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>>packaging>>

Rollerball top and clear glass container. Now, I have to say the rollerball tip was a genius idea. It’s cooling to the skin and allows the oil to just glide right on.

>>performance>>

After 4 months of testing (2x per day) I can definitely see a visible difference in the severity of purple under my eye. And there hasn’t been a moment since I started using it where I thought the skin around my eyes looked lackluster.

Now, I already get a decent amount of sleep every night and the quality of food I’m feeding my body has never been better so I’ve taken those factors out of the equation (i.e. if they had changed then that could be a reason for the results I’m seeing).

>>price>>

$70 USD for 1/3 ounce

I still have over 1/4 bottle left after 4 months of testing so a little goes a long way here. 

>>where to buy>>

Online here or in-store at Husk

>>for-the-win?>>

If there was only one bottle of this left in the world, well this would be me.

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Sample generously given, but as you know all opinions blushing or not are my own. 

  • Sounds lush. I am yet to try Josh’s products, because they are a bit rare in my heck of the woods.
    Funnily, I am actually writing a review of the first EVVA eye product I kept using because it was so fabbo (Green Love, a Swedish brand. Have had the product for a super long time but wanted to see if there’s any impact. Plus to have the time to write about it. Ahem. Err. Yo. Time, eh?)

  • The ingredients sound amazing and so does this brand. I can’t believe I haven’t tried Josh Rosebrook yet!

    • Ahh you have to! He’s truly a genius that has created some very gorgeous products 🙂 xx

  • hazyjane

    This sounds promising! I also have under eye purpleness that remains even with lots of sleep and a stellar diet. It’s just the price of having fair, thin skin. I don’t expect to ever get rid of the purple, but lightening it a bit sure would be nice!

    • I hear you! As someone who has very fair skin the purple will never go away, but if I can diminish it in any capacity then it’s time to celebrate 😀 Thanks so much for saying hi! xx