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Comparison: One Love Organics Vitamin E Active Moisture Eye Balm & Indie Lee Calendula Eye Balm




This winter my eyes have been extremely dry, to the point where I have dry patches on my eyelids. When I heard about these eye balms I was excited to try them in hopes of bringing back moisture to the skin around my eyes. Both of the One Love Organics eye balm and the Indie Lee Eye Balm have been excellent for restoring moisture but what are the differences?

Indie Lee Calendula Eye Balm (left) $42:
Packed with great, natural ingredients such as calendula oil, mango, avocado oil, lavender and vitamin e. This eye balm is completely waterless so you can be sure that you are getting a good amount of all these nutritious ingredients. The mango seed butter helps diminish dark circles while the canlendula oil, mango, and lavender help to increase the skins elasticity. This formula is very rich and soothing to the eye as it just glides onto the skin. It is packed with moisture so for me I would use this only as an evening eye cream. I found that when I did try to use this in the morning it took to long to absorb into my skin and wasn't the best for putting on eye makeup immediately after. I could of also been using to much of this product because it was so soothing to my dry eyes that it felt like such a treat to put on. I would definitely buy a full sized jar of this product. Even though it it's $42 I can see this lasting for months and months (always a huge bonus in my books).  

One Love Organics Eye Balm (right) $48:
The One Love Organics Eye Blam is also waterless and is packed with raw, organic ingredients.

raw organic butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, organic helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, punica granatum (pomegranate) sterols, polyhydroxystearic acid, tocopherol (vitamin e), raw virgin rubus idaeus (red raspberry) seed oil, organic euphrasia officinalis (eyebright) extract, organic panax quinquefolius (american ginseng) extract, organic glycrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, organic lavandula angustifolia (bulgarian lavender) essential oil, organic foeniculum vulgare dulce (fennel) oil

The organic fennel helps to reduce puffiness around the eyes while the pomegranate and gingseng lift the delicate skin around the eye.  At first glance this balm seems heavier than the Indie Lee Eye Balm but I found this to be the opposite. What I liked about the One Love Organics Eye Balm is that you only needed a little bit because you first let the formula melt in your hands before applying. I also felt that this formula was just as hydrating and soothing as the Indie Lee Eye Balm. For me, the One Love Organics Eye Balm was also suitable for the morning and night. It actually worked as a nice base for my eye makeup. 


So what's the verdict? If I had the money I would probably buy both. They are both wonderful products. I would use the Indie Lee Eye Balm for the evening and the One Love Organics Eye Balm in the morning. I found that the Indie Lee Eye Balm was more soothing around my eyes, especially just after taking off makeup. I could see both full sized jars easily lasting a year. However, since that is not in my current budget I would just buy the One Love Organics Eye Balm for now. Probably when the next winter rolls around, I will keep both eye balms handy.