Autumn Skin Series, part 3: Indie Lee Calendula Eye Balm

Why don’t I start with a little confession & admit that while I have used balms on my face and my body ( I dearly love them, as much as my beautiful friend Sarita Coren does, whose blog post on balms & how to make them work for you I urge you to read when you have a moment ) I never used them on my eye area. Well, not until a few months ago, when I gave Indie Lee Calendula Eye Balm a try.


What prompted Indie to create her own skincare products was a life-threatening brain tumour with which she was diagnosed in 2009. She consciously made a lot of lifestyle choices and her brief, when creating Indie Lee skincare was to use natural, non-toxic ingredients that are kind to the skin, as well as the environment, as the two are very closely connected.

Indie’s eye balm is a clever multi-tasker that looks like early morning sunshine rays. It is suitable to use for all types of skin, including the sensitive. The skin around our eyes is thin and delicate, so you need to be mindful when choosing an eye-care product that won’t be too heavy or overwhelming for the skin in the eye area. The balm blends together the following ingredients:


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Eye Roll-On

One often gets very confusing advice about the eye area. Some people suggest ‘tapping’ the cream into the area, some say that the cream ends up creating under-eye bags, which we all want removed later in life, but the question remains-how do you look after the under the eye area?

Generally I tend to put a tiny amount and gently tap it on (I rate very highly Caudalie’s contour cream eye & lips for the morning, Sarah Chapman’s Skinesis eye recovery for the night and

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