Softens and soothes the eye area
Cools and peps up tired eyes
Doesn’t leave behind any residue
Minimizes dark circles and wrinkles
Packed with great anti-aging ingredients
Results weren't super dramatic
Organys Spark Rejuvenating Eye Formula
We put Organys' Spark Eye Cream to the test after receiving a complimentary sample from the brand. Keep reading for our full product review.
In my opinion, a solid eye cream or serum is a crucial part of any skin-care routine. Aside from their ability to deeply moisturize one of the most delicate areas of our face, they also address eye-specific concerns like puffiness, discoloration, and signs of aging. As someone who is plagued by the first two, I was looking forward to putting Organys’ Spark Eye Cream to the test over the course of two weeks. One of Team Byrdie's favorite eye serums, this lightweight gel promises to not only boost hydration but also target pesky eye bags, dark circles, and deeper-set wrinkles like crow’s feet.
Would it prove to be a godsend for my perpetually tired-looking eyes? Read on to find out.
Best for: All skin types
Uses: Hydrates and targets dark circles, puffiness, and lines and wrinkles
Potential allergens: Soy, though non-food allergies are rare
Active ingredients: Peptides, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and caffeine
Byrdie Clean?: Yes
Price: Around $19
About the brand: Organys is a conscious, pro-aging skin-care brand that celebrates beauty at all ages. It offers an array of products formulated with safe, vegan ingredients to promote healthy and nourished skin.
About My Skin: Puffiness is my personal brand
No matter how much sleep I get in a night, I always wake up with tired, puffy eyes. While ice rollers and facial massagers have become my best friends, I have yet to find a topical product that will zap my eye bags and dark circles out of existence for good. While I’m not so sure this hypothetical magic product even exists, I’m always down to try anything that can at least help improve the appearance of my under eyes. Eyes aside, my skin is especially dry this time of year, so I tend to layer hyaluronic acid serums underneath heavier creams and oils to provide my thirsty skin the moisture it’s craving.
I incorporated the Organys Spark Eye Cream into my routine by applying it twice a day after cleansing and before moving on to the rest of my daytime and nighttime products.
Ingredients: A combination of anti-aging and moisturizing ingredients rejuvenate the eyes
As the name would suggest, the formula is here to rejuvenate and refresh the skin surrounding the eyes. It’s formulated to address a list of common concerns: hydration, fine lines and wrinkles, puffiness, under-eye bags, and dark circles.
The key ingredients in this formula are a pro-collagen peptide to smooth out lines and crow’s feet, a soy-based peptide that helps to improve the appearance of dark circles and puffiness, radiance-boosting vitamin C, hyaluronic acid to deeply hydrate, and caffeine to tighten, depuff, and improve dark circles. All of these ingredients appear towards the top of the ingredient list, indicating they’re present in effective concentrations. It also contains vitamin K, another powerful dark circle fader.
The Feel and Scent: Lightweight and cooling
I instantly fell in love with the texture and feel of this serum. It pumps out of the tube as a lightweight gel-cream that melts into the skin in about a minute or so without a trace. Other hyaluronic acid eye gels I’ve used can feel sticky and tacky, but this one leaves behind absolutely no residue whatsoever—just an invigorating cooling sensation and soft, supple skin. That said, it won’t get in the way of other products or makeup once it fully absorbs.
I also appreciate that this formula is unscented, so there’s no potential for any skin or eye irritation, just nourishing and soothing goodness.
The Results: Wakes up tired eyes
The moment I dabbed the product around my eyes, I felt it going to work. It has a subtle cooling effect that pepped up my tired eyes while the caffeine lent a subtle tightening effect. I wouldn’t say the results were dramatic, but it definitely helped me look (and feel) more awake and less puffy. The delicate skin under my eyes was left so soft and hydrated without any sticky or oily residue. By the end of the day when it was time to apply it a second time, my skin still felt baby soft.
By the end of my testing period, the skin around my eyes was definitely softer and more hydrated, something I’ll credit to the hyaluronic acid in the formula. You can’t eliminate dark circles with topical treatments, but caffeine is known to help improve their appearance. I didn’t really notice much in just two weeks, but I definitely plan to continue using them in hopes of fading them a bit more.
Overall, I think this is an effective hydrating eye serum and a great instant pick-me-up for eye bags.
In terms of my fine lines, I didn’t notice much of a difference in just two weeks. I don’t have wrinkles or crow’s feet, so I can’t really speak to its deeper wrinkle-smoothing abilities. However, its ingredient list suggests it should have at least a slight plumping and smoothing effect over time.
The Value: Reasonably priced
For an eye serum with safe and natural ingredients, $19 per 0.5 fluid ounces is a very reasonable price. However, keep in mind that by using it twice a day, you’ll end up going through it pretty quickly. At the end of my two-week testing period, I went through a quarter of the bottle.
Similar Products: You’ve got options
The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + ECGC ($7): If dark circles and puffiness are your main concerns, consider this lightweight serum from The Ordinary. It contains an extremely high concentration of caffeine (a whopping 5%) as well as epigallocatechin gallantly glucoside (EGCG) from green tea leaves to visibly reduce eye contour pigmentation and puffiness. And at under $7 an ounce, you really can’t go wrong.
Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Serum ($89): If deeper set wrinkles like crow’s feet are what you’re looking to address, consider this retinol serum from Murad. This potent formula uses Retinol Tri-Active Technology to target lines and wrinkles, even the skin tone, and boost radiance while swertia flower extract supports the skin’s resilience and hyaluronic acid plumps and hydrates. It’s definitely a splurge compared to the Organys serum, but a clinical study proved it to show a reduction in lines and wrinkles in 93% of users in just two weeks—pretty impressive if you ask me!
Overall, I found the Organys Spark Eye Cream to be quite effective in hydrating and soothing the skin surrounding my eyes. I also liked using it as an instant way to pep up my tired eyes and reduce some puffiness (the cooling effect is divine), but don’t expect super dramatic life-changing results. I didn’t notice much of an improvement in my dark circles or fine lines in just two weeks, but I’ll definitely continue to use it to see if it has any effect over a longer period of time.
- Product Name Spark Rejuvenating Eye Formula
- Product Brand Organys
- UPC 794168063754
- Price $19
- Weight 0.5 oz.
- Ingredients Water, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Superoxide Dismutase, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Polyacrylamide, C 13-14 Isoparan, Glycerin, Caffeine (Coffea Arabica), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Sodium Hyaluronate, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Phytonadione (Vitamin K), Ergothioneine, Passiflora Edulis Fruit Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Alcohol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tetrasodium EDTA, Potassium Sorbate, Laureth-7