January 21, 2010

Beauty Secrets: Hydrating Dry Under Eyes with Badger Evolving Body Care Massage Oil (Review)

If you’ve been hanging out with the Muse a little while, I know some of you have, you probably recall some of my older Badger Balm reviews. I’m a tad obsessed with the Badger Balm line and have tried nearly everything they offer.

Today I did want to take a second out and review and babble a bit about the Badger Evolving Body Care Massage Oil.

Jump ahead for a beauty secret using it!

One of the most commonly asked questions on my blog is, “What can I do about dry under eyes?” I imagine many people ask the question because I personally rant about it daily so at this point I imagine you all assume I’ve found some cure to this evil plague.

My beauty secret?

Badger Evolving Body Care Massage Oil.

This features rejuvenating herbal extracts & essential rose oil, one of the most healing of all aromatic oils. Badger Evolving Body Care Massage Oil was created as a massage oil to prevent stretch marks and wrinkles. I happen to be here to tell you my personal experience with it.

Here’s the thing.

I’ve come to the conclusion that fine lines, for the most part, basically come out to play whenever eyes are at their driest. My own fine lines look about 100 times worst when my skin is dry, parched, and in need of hydration.

What’s the plan? Of course, the first thing I did when this started happening was head to my nearest posh cosmetic counter and ask after the richest eye cream around. Richer eye cream equals more moisture right? Wrong. Problem with rich eye creams is they aren’t always the cure all for dry under eyes and can cause further problems or at least in my case. After indulging in rich eye cream I started experiencing milia and puffiness, not pretty. After exploring further I finally found some great eye cream that didn’t cause such problems however I was always on the look out for extra hydration. Honestly, I do believe I can never be to moisturized under these eyes.

My quest for more moisture led me to Badger Evolving Body Care Massage Oil and we’ve been the best of friends ever after.

The oil is an organic combination of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Castor Oil, Jojoba Oil, CO2 Extracts of Rosehip, Seabuckthorn Berry, & Calendula, and Essential Oils of Lavender, Rose Otto, & Roman Chamomile. You can use it all over your body but I personal concentrate under my eyes. It’s an herbal lavender scent that’s quite pleasant in my opinion but the real joy is the formula. It comes housed in a pump bottle and one or two drops are all you need to do each eye. Simply smooth on and pat gently after eye cream or you can use on it’s own. I normally use it sans eye cream two times a week and apply before I go to bed.  I can’t begin to tell you the difference it’s made in my fine lines simply because my eyes are no longer as dry as they were which makes my fine lines less prominent than they were.

Now you don’t have to limit yourself to using it under your eyes as I’ve been known to smooth it on my dry, patchy cheeks, between my brows where I get flaky skin, and even on knees and elbows.

Overall, it’s truly been a miracle for me, particularly under my eyes which have suffered way too long and were in need of as much hydration as possible. Absolutely adore this stuff! It’s $27 for a large bottle that will simply last you ages and ages.

Available at www.badgerbalm.com

Badger Evolving Body Care Massage Oil the Muse’s beauty secret for beautiful eyes!

Loves it! Muse Approval for purchase.

Disclosure: The following item was purchased by me for review purposes (and because I like flinging my money at makeup products of any kind) on Musings of a Muse. For further information please see my FTC Guidelines or my Disclosure/Disclaimer posts.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Janet

    It is very runny? I’d love to use an oil like this, but when I use straight jojoba, I end up with it all over my face. I’d love to get my hands on something that acted more like a gel!

    • the Muse

      naaa janet doll it’s runny! It’s got a nice texture but no where near a gel darlin’! 🙂

  • Nia

    Now I feel like a stalker! 😉 I bought Weleda Almond and Rose Oil two months ago to help with my superdry skin around the eyes…..
    And like you I love it! It makes such a big difference.

  • Tina Matuchniak

    Ooohh! this tip is worth its weight in gold!!! Gotta go find me some badger balm . . .

    • the Muse

      hey tina 😀 try the evolution balm as well! It’s this but it a balm format just as fabs!

  • Kat

    You had me at Badger Balm! Now I just need to check my stash to see what else I need! They have the best stuff. I even use one of the balms on my puggies paw pads in the winter. (Even my doggie needs soft paws!)

    • the Muse

      agreed Kat absolutely love BB stuff 😀 omg great idea!!!!!!! ha! knowing my pups they’d lick it off lol

  • Renata

    Hi, Muse! Sometimes I use pure rose oil to “balance” my skin (I don’t think we can call this hydrating), in winter or when I use too much retinoic acids (is it right?) but I had never thought of this for under eyes particularly. I’ll try!

  • sweetcareers

    Hi Muse, I read this post when you firsts posted it and tucked it away in my memory for all these months. (Mind you, I was occupied with being on bedrest for the 1st part of the year and then with having my second child. LOL) Now with two adorable boys keeping me busy, this post sprung to mind – my under eye aircraft carriers beckon to me everytime I pass a mirror. LOL Sooo…I was just wondering if this product is still in your daily regimen and if you are still loving it? I’m thinking I need some.

    • the Muse

      hi sweet! 🙂 aw hope all is well now with you and baby!? 😀 yup, part of my nightly eye care 😀 although I find I use it more in the Winter than I do the Summer it still remains a fond fav! Hope this helps hun!

  • Kristy

    I also love this massage oil but I ran out and now that I am looking to buy it again I can’t find it. Do you still use it and if so where do you get it now?

    • Bobby

      Have you found an answer to this? Because I’m wondering the same thing… It’s not on the Badger Balm website (neither in ‘massage oil’ or ‘balm’ form). I’m thinking it’s been discontinued…