Haruharu WONDER Black Rice Bakuchiol Eye Cream Review
Updated: Sep 16, 2022
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If you are bored and want some cheap thrills, ask the skincare community if eye creams are necessary. The answers will range from “yes, absolutely” to “no, it’s a waste of money, just an overpriced face cream in a tiny jar”. For me, the subject isn’t so black and white. While basic face creams work just fine around the eyes, sometimes it’s nice to have a special formula that’s richer, thicker, or has different concentrations of active ingredients than face products. For example, I wouldn’t use face retinoids on the delicate eye area, or anything that promises oil control and pore care.
Haruharu WONDER Black Rice Bakuchiol Eye Cream aims to improve the appearance of wrinkles, help with elasticity and overall complexion. It’s formulated with 5,000ppm bakuchiol and 2,000ppm fermented black rice plus other beneficial ingredients (a full list can be found at the end of the review). Special Ultra-Deep Technology™ delivers active ingredients to the skin. The cream is available on Amazon, YesStyle (reward code KBHOBBIT), Stylevana (code INF10KBH), Jolse, StyleKorean, and eBay.
How to use
Take a rice-grain sized amount of cream and gently pat into the lids and under eye area
Can be used in the morning and / or evening
The cream comes in a tube with a convenient pump dispenser. It has a rich texture without being greasy and no noticeable scent. Bakuchiol is often marketed as “plant-based retinol”, but I personally see them as completely different ingredients. Still, bakuchiol can be a nice addition to a skincare routine, especially for those who cannot tolerate retinoids or are otherwise unable to use them for any reason.
I’m loving this eye cream. I have combination skin on my face but my eyelids are hooded and on the oily side. I like products that can provide nourishment but not make the area greasy or sticky. Most mornings, I use nothing on the eyes other than sunscreen; I moisturize at night.
Haruharu Wonder Black Rice Bakuchiol Eye Cream is nourishing but not greasy. It creates a great barrier on the skin overnight, and I can still feel a little bit of it on the skin by morning. This is great as we head into the dry Fall and Winter and the delicate eye area can be easily dehydrated while I sleep. Someone with dry skin might enjoy it as a morning product as well.
This made such a big impression on me that I featured it in my recent monthly faves and fails video. My under eyes are nourished and look smoother, the upper lids are also taken care of without feeling sticky. Haruharu struck the perfect balance of nourishment and texture - it’s not too light and not too heavy and quite effective. I will happily continue to use this and wouldn’t mind getting it again.
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Haruharu WONDER - Black Rice Bakuchiol Eye Cream ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Niacinamide, 1,2-Hexanediol, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol C14-22 Alcohols, Bakuchiol, Stearyl Alcohol, Carbomer, Cetearyl Glucoside, Tromethamine, Butylene Glycol, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Cetyl Palmitate, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Sorbitan Palmitate, Sorbitan Olivate, Polyisobutene, Myristyl alcohol, Phyllostachys Pubescens Shoot Bark Extract, Zanthoxylum, Piperitum Fruit Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Aspergillus ferment, Ethylhexylglycerin, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Cydodextrin, Adenosine, Lauryl Alcohol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Disodium EDTA, Capryly/Capryl Glucoside, Sorbitan Oleate, Glucose, Wheat, Amino Acids, Natto Gum, Pentylene Glycol, Madecassoside