Walking through Bed Bath and Beyond the other day, I noticed this eye roller from Yes to Blueberries on sale, marked down to $11.98 from the original price of $17.99. The Yes to Blueberries line caters to mature skin … actually, they use the term “age-damaged” on their website, but that sounds completely wrong to me. UV and pollution may damage skin, but aging is a natural and healthy process, not a damaging one. Anyways, I saw the sale price and took a look at the back of the box and was quickly convinced me to take it home with me.
The big, bold text on the box boasts the use of horse chestnut, bearberry extract and blueberries in the formulation. That’s all well and good, but I actually felt like the entire ingredients list looked pretty sound. This is essentially a lightweight serum in a roller ball format that’s intended to be a pick-me-up for the eye area, offering brightening and increased blood circulation to ease dark circles and puffiness.
The formula feels and nice and cool on the eye area, and isn’t slimy or sticky in the least. I think it’s completely clear, and it smells ever so lightly of blueberries. It dries quickly and is very comfortable to layer among the other skincare products I’m currently using (be sure to use this before applying a moisturizer, as you would a serum). I’ve been using this twice a day, rather than just in the morning, because … why not? It’s not like it’s going to give me caffeine jitters or anything.
I haven’t been using this long enough to notice whether it’s effective at reducing dark circles, puffiness or fine lines, but I’m enjoying having it in my skincare routine. To be honest, I’m not optimistic about it fulfilling those bigger claims, but I thought the ingredients list looked solid enough to warrant a try. It seems like it’d be a soothing product that might be able to provide a mild benefit, and at the reduced price of $11.99, the stakes really aren’t too high.
In addition to seeing this eye roller discounted at Bed Bath and Beyond, I have also spotted a Yes to Blueberries eye cream on sale at Target a couple of weeks back. I actually don’t see this eye roller listed on the Yes to Carrots website, so it may be in the process of being discontinued. And, now that I’m checking, I don’t see an eye cream on the website, either. I don’t have any first hand knowledge of the eye cream, but if you see the roller in stores and are interested in giving it a try, I say grab it!
Have you given this one a go? I would love to hear your thoughts!