Ekia eye cream review – nicely tightening

August 10, 2016

I’ve not done a skincare post for a while, but I felt that this new product – EKIA eye cream – was worth a mention.

Anyone who’s read this blog from the beginning will know that my eternal struggle- along with finding the right foundation – is finding a product that will help reduce my eye lines.

My eyes have been my most ageing facial feature, as from the age of 18 I had lines around my eyes, and never really knew how to combat them. I was lucky enough not to have dark circles, but I made up for this in fine lines.

It was when I was getting married and trialing MUAs that two makeup artists told me that my eyes were dehydrated, and a good eye cream was in order.

That was all that I needed to hear, so cue a road test of the following eye creams:

RoC SublimeEnergy Eye Cream
YonKa NutriContour Eye Cream
Madara Firming Eye Contour Gel
SPC SpaSweet Almond Eye Balm
Beauty Parlour’s Dark Circle and Puffy Eye Treatment

While they all had their pros and cons (and you can read all about them by clicking the names), my biggest bugbear with using eye creams was this – laziness and commitment-phobia.

Like most things in my life, I start enthusiastically, studiously applying the cream at morning and night. Then life, holidays, work travel or simply not buying a replacement cream scuppers the eye rehydration process.

So I’ve gone for about a year without using eye cream, and truthfully, it didn’t concern me until I noticed a new thing to complement the eye lines – puffiness.

That’s right, my eyes weren’t content with lines, so they had to throw morning puffiness into the mix.

When I first noticed the puffiness I put it down to the residue of my eye infection (which I warned you about here).

However, it wasn’t painful and it settled during the day, so I could only conclude that the puffiness was a sign that I wasn’t 21 anymore.

So it was impeccable timing when I was introduced to a new brand of skincare, Ekia.

A new organic range which is for *cough* maturing skin, Ekia boasts a super-cool Game of Thrones Khaleesi-esque ingredient – Dragon’s Blood Sap.

Science-y/marketing spheel alert:

Apparently, Dragon’s Blood Sap comes from the Croton Lechleri Tree from the Amazon rainforest, which is one of a handful of native trees known as ‘pioneer species’ due to the fact that in even the most depopulated of forests, it is one of the first trees to come back to life… all thanks to the regenerative capacity of its sap.

Used for centuries by Amazonian tribes for its regenerative benefits, “Dragon’s Blood Sap”, has over double the anti-oxidant power of green tea, and is considered by the scientific community as one of the most powerful antioxidants in the world.

Anyhoo, I was glad to hear that I was on the younger end of the Ekia ideal customer. But nonetheless, I was told I may benefit from trying their products.

So I’ve been using their Eyelid Lifting Serum around my whole eye for about a week, and it’s pretty darn good.

On first application, I felt the skin around the eye tightening. Now this was a very different feeling to the other eye creams I tried, such as Madara, one of my faves, more intensely moisturizing.

However, the tightness did help make my eyes look tauter, therefore keeping puffiness at bay.

Obviously time will tell whether it provides any long-term benefits, however, it did seem to work instantly to pep up my peepers.

Ekia’s eye cream doesn’t come cheap, as it’s £38.29 for 15ml, so it totally depends on your budget whether you feel it’s worth the splurge. However if you’re lazy and forgetful like me when it comes to skincare, Ekia might be
worth a go for it’s almost immediate effect.

Ekia’s eye cream can be found at: www.ekiaskincare.co.uk/


About the Author


I’m a British-Bengali Muslim mum-of-two. My pictures aren’t filtered and neither are my words. I’m not a makeup artist, chef or lifestyle guru. I’m just me, sharing honest beauty reviews for brown skin, halal restaurant finds, travel inspo, mum life hacks, easy Bengali recipes and more. If that’s your bag, keep reading!

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