Hey, let’s be honest about Eye Serum. I love a good product just like the next girl and have spent way more than I probably should on “it” creams and serums. And for the most part, I don’t complain because I like the products I use. But what I don’t like is spending my money on products that just don’t work.
Eye serums have long been my White Whale as I try to find one that gives me the results I want. For a long while, I loved an eye cream from Amazon but it’s no longer available. So I knew it was time to take matters into my own hands and create a DIY solution. After reading up on various ingredients plus taking into account what I’ve used on my skin before, I came up with this simple and effective concoction. After using it for over a month now, I can tell you that the results have been more than I could have asked for!
DIY Eye Serum
3 Tbls Olive Oil
1 Tsp Vitamin E Oil
10 Drops Germanium Essential Oil
- Combine all three oils in a small plastic bottle, shake well
- Each night, pat a small amount under eye areas and into side eye creases
Note: If you wear lash extensions, do not add this to your lids as it may cause your lashes to fall out.
Why I Choose These Ingredients
Olive Oil – I’ve used this before on my skin and despite people’s fears that it’s heavy and pore-clogging, I’ve never had an issue. Olive Oil is full of good things like sebum, which leaves skin smooth and supple. That said, I certainly don’t slather the stuff on… a thin layer was all I needed. But ultimately, it was too heavy for me during the spring/summer months. You can read more about the pros and cons of Olive Oil as a moisturizer here.
Vitamin E Oil – To me, this is a miracle oil and I use it allllllll the time to help heal wounds and scrapes. So I figured, if it could heal a scar, maybe it would have the same effect on fine lines. Turns outs, Vitamin E has anti-inflammatory properities and antioxidants so it could be beneficial in repairing UV damage. You can read more about Vitamin E Oil here.
Geranium Essential Oil – This was the secret ingredient I was looking for. After researching a number of different oils and their benefits, I settled on Geranium for a number of reason, one of course being that it smells great! Geranium oil is anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory but it also helps reduce wrinkles and dark areas. You can read more about the benefits of Geranium Essential Oil here.
Any of these oils can be applied directly to your skin. For me personally, I wanted a super-serum that combined a number of different benefits so I put the three together. I also found that separately, these oils were either too heavy, too oily or made my skin sensitive.
This particular blend works great for me and I hope it does for you too! Let me know how it goes in the comments below but please give yourself a few weeks of consistent use in order to see the best results!!