By Siobhan O’Connor for NoMoreDirtyLooks.com
You know how you know it’s love? You get just a little taste and you want more. You find ways to work the object of your affection into conversations that have nothing (nothing!) to do with the topic at hand. Your thoughts kind of loop.
What kind of clean-beauty blogger am I that I’ve never tried Arcona? To be honest, I was a little scared of the line. Years ago, someone told me it was very “active,” and my skin doesn’t like “active.” My skin likes “soothing,” “calming,” and “hydrating.” But the little sample of Magic White Ice was calling to me. Also, while I’d never tried it, Arcona’s Eye Dew is easily the most tantalizingly named product under the sun. So I’d had that one on my mind for a minute, too.
About a week earlier, I’d done a TV thing for work* and the makeup artist commented on how dry my skin was. She was nice about it—as nice as a person can be when they are telling you your skin is super-dry under insanely bright lights—but I was kind of embarrassed.
I needed some help, and I was hopeful that this little tube would perform, well, magic on my skin.
After two weeks of twice daily use, the verdict is in: Hydrated, calmed, soothed. Hooray!
And the Eye Dew? It lives up to the name. I feel good about the ingredient lists, filled with botanical anti-agers and moisturizers, with lots of antioxidants. I like that the lotion has tea tree and witch hazel, preventing spots, but doesn’t dry me out. And the Eye Dew. I don’t have any words for the Eye Dew. The name says it all.
When I ran out of the samples, I bought full sizes. And like anything you learn to love, I already have a hard time remembering life (OK, my skin) without it.
Have you ever tried Arcona? Any other skin or eye serums you’re loving?