Elderflower Eye Gel

Natural, Clean, Effective under eye gel - Cooling / Rejuvenating Eyes (UK Made)
50ml (1.69 fl. oz.)

Ancient Purity's Elderflower Eye Gel, small batch made in the UK. Elderflower (Sambucus Nigra) is very cooling and soothing for the delicate skin around the eyes and excellent for puffy and tired eyes. Great for use upon waking and any time in the day when your eyes need to look vibrant. It dries perfectly, neither tight nor dry. This passionately formulated gel is perfectly moisturising, not at all greasy. It sinks in and cools the eyes, instantly refreshing them, giving your eyes a natural awakened and a relaxed look. A vision of the English countryside... The Elder tree has been held as sacred in various folkloric traditions, as has the Elder Mother who presides over it. It is the creamy white Elderflowers that adorn her trees in May and June. Ancient Greeks used elderberry as part of their pharmacy at the beginning of the Common Era (formerly AD). Charlemagne decreed elder to be planted throughout his realm in the 700s C.E as a readily available “medicine cabinet.” Folk traditions linked the elder tree to Judas and Jesus's cross. Today this gel is a soothing, uplifting experience for your eyes, 100% natural and safe for daily use. Stored in a glass jar.

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Ancient Purity presents our homemade Elderflower Eye Gel. This all natural eye gel has great soothing properties. Dabbed around the eye area it can revive dull eyes. Because it's a clean, organic gel, it is non-greasy, feels refreshing and soaks in easily and naturally into your skin. Also if you apply too much you can use it on your forehead too. Many people notice the difference after a while of use in the appearance of their lines. Some women also use this to dab on over their make-up (hopefully natural) if the makeup had dried out the skin under the eyes. They find it refreshes their skin again and makes it feel tighter.

Some men and women who bought this product have told us they find that other "cooling" eye treatments didn't have a lasting cooling effect, whereas this one clearly refreshes the delicate skin around their eyes and makes the eyes even "feel more awake". The Native Americans valued Elderflower as a respected medicinal herb and used it to help treating many health conditions. Other uses included repelling insects and creation of a black dye from the bark.

Elderflower Eye Gel – Information & Points to Research

  • Made in England.
  • Limited Production.
  • Longer Lasting Effect.
  • Suitable for Everyday Use.
  • Cooling & Refreshing.
  • Natural, Clean & Effective.
  • Absorbable & Non-Greasy.
  • Nourishes the Area Surrounding Eyes & Feel More Awake.
  • Suitable on the Face as well as Under the Eyes.
  • Contains Elderflower, Aloe Bardensis, Wheatgerm Oil & Long-chain Polysaccharides (from fungi).
  • Reduces the Appearance of Puffiness. 
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Your Skin & Elderflower

This Elderflower Gel goes beyond waking up the under eye, it's also skin softening and smoothing, anti-inflammatory, anti-wrinkling and can be used on all skin types. Elderflowers themselves are nutrient and antioxidant-rich plants. Some of the nutrients found in Elderflower include Bioflavonoids, Choline, Omega-3 fatty acids, Omega-6 fatty acids, Pectin and Tannins. They also contain Vitamins A, B-1, B-2, B-3 complex. These give the Elderflower its anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties. 

Smoothing Skin Longevity... Elderflower has anti-inflammatory properties and is rich in vitamins, flavonoids and quercetin. The bioflavonoids in Elderflower help prevent wrinkles from developing. Elderflower contains antioxidants that protect against sun and other free-radical damage. They have also been shown to promote blood circulation and are packed with Vitamins A, B, C, and E. These are excellent for making the skin firmer, improving complexion and evening out skin tone. 

Clear Skin... The antimicrobial and antifungal compounds in Elderflower help to keep the skin healthy and clear. They balance out excess oils helping to prevent break-outs. Elderflowers are ideal for cleansing the skin. 

Tighten & Help reduce Pores... Elderflower is mildly astringent which means they can be helpful in refining the complexion. The astringent properties cause the skin to tighten, reducing the size and appearance of pores. The reduction of pores in the skin to a healthy size has the benefit of making the skin look and feel smoother and fresh. 

Our Customers Love this Elderflower Eye Gel

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We don't really stock many topical beauty products but rather suggest nourishing from the inside out.

But we actually have great feedback from this natural eye gel. The Elder Flower Gel is... totally refreshing, oil-free eye gel and perfect when you're in need of a quick eye-fix, especially if your eyes are swollen and tender.

It has great cooling properties and the delicate skin around the eye area feels instantly refreshed. 

This is a great product to use in the morning, or before a meeting and actually perfect to take with you to hot and sweaty holiday destinations.

By applying a little of this natural gel daily (suitable for daily use) might reduce the appearance of puffiness and leaving skin feeling soft and smooth.

You’ll just look and feel better! For an even better experience, make sure you remove all makeup before bedtime. 

So why not give your eyes a natural awakening and a relaxed look. Our Elderflower Eye Gel also combats dark circles. Order today! It’s definitely worth the investment!

 

Elderflower Health Benefits

Although this natural product is specifically for your under eyes and skin, we thought whilst on the subject to tell you about its health benefits. Elderflowers actually can aid relieve hay fever and clear catarrh, help to enhance immunity and cleanse the system. Elderflower has been used in traditional medicine all over the world in many different cultures due to its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. The most common uses are for colds and flu, sinus infections, and other respiratory disturbances.

As a supplement, Elderflower has diuretic and laxative properties and is helpful in relieving occasional constipation. It has antibacterial and antiviral properties and may also help alleviate some allergies and boost the functioning of the immune system. Topically, Elderflower might help reduce pain and swelling in joints due to some forms of arthritis and is used to stop bleeding. As an oral rinse, it can be used for its antiseptic properties as a mouthwash and gargle. Many people also reported that Elderflower also can reduce blood sugar levels, very similar to the way insulin works. So you may want to look at using Elderflower in other ways too.

History of Elderflower

Elder has been used medicinally since the days of ancient Rome when Hippocrates recommended it to encourage vomiting and purging. Many medieval herbals cite it as ‘nature’s cure-all’.

Elder roots were used as a diuretic while the leaves were used to make ointments for treating bruises, sprains and wounds, as well as a tea, which became a traditional cure for coughs, colds and inflammation of the mucous membranes. 

A tea made from the flowers was also considered a spring tonic good for purifying the blood. These days the flowers rather than the root are used in herbal medicine.

The Cherokee Indians used Elderberry teas and strong infusions for treating rheumatism. They used elderberry floral tea as a diaphoretic and other plant parts in decoctions and salves for skin problems, dropsy, infection and fever.

The Chickasaw used branch infusions applied to the forehead for headaches and over bruises and wounds to draw out abscesses and relieve pain from infections.

Ancient Greeks used elderberry as part of their pharmacy at the beginning of the Common Era (formerly AD). Charlemagne decreed elder to be planted throughout his realm in the 700s C.E. as a readily available “medicine cabinet.” Folk traditions linked the elder tree to Judas and Jesus's cross.

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The Elder Tree Gives

A vision of the English countryside... The Elder tree has been held as sacred in various folkloric traditions, as has the Elder Mother who presides over it. It is the creamy white Elderflowers that adorn her trees in May and June. Elderflowers have long been used in skin care recipes for their softening, anti-inflammatory and beautifying properties and infusions have been used to even the skin tone, ease sunburn and prevent wrinkles. You can use Elderflower infused oils for use in face and body care recipes, so why not experiment with a few different base oils to see how they captured the fragrance and nourishing properties of the Elderflowers. Why not mix Elderflower with sweet almond oil infusion or try safflower and macadamia oil as well as a couple of solid oils- coconut and mango butter. Safflower oil is popular in cosmetics because it is high in essential fatty acids. Like sweet almond, it is a light oil with little odour so it works well for capturing the scent of the Elderflowers. Macadamia is rich, fatty oil that is particularly beneficial for dry or mature skins and has a deep nutty aroma.

Coconut oil has a lovely light consistency which is perfect for cream making though its strong smell can detract from the Elderflowers, mango butter has a similar, though slightly creamier consistency, with hardly any smell. Coconut oil is considered cooling and Elderflowers have been recommended for sunburn so this would make a nice after-sun lotion if blended with some Aloe vera and lavender water. It’s important to use only organic, cold pressed oils to retain all the therapeutic benefits and ensure there are no traces of harmful chemicals in your products and, of course, make sure you only harvest Elderflowers from areas you’re sure haven’t been sprayed. Fresh Elderflowers give up their scent and beautifying properties quite quickly and will go off if left to infuse too long. You can sun infuse oils for about 10 hours on a bright windowsill which was plenty of time for them to absorb all the goodness without getting that ‘cat’s pee’ smell that can accompany overdone Elderflowers! With the coconut and mango butters, you can melt them in a bain marie pot before pouring them over the Elderflowers and allowing to infuse for a day before re-warming and straining. You can use the heat method but the oils can quickly degrade at high temperatures so sun infusion may be preferable.

Elderflower Eye Gel… Closing Thoughts

Ancient Purity’s Elderflower Eye Gel is a soothing refresher for the area under and around your eyes. Infused with Elderflower extract, this 100% vegan formula is artificial fragrance-free and gluten-free soothing and cooling tired, puffy eyes. For an extra refreshing boost, keep this 50ml jar in your refrigerator. One of my friends told me that her under eye bags are gone! She applied the 100% natural cream once at night around her eyes and her full forehead.  Her jar lasted about 3 months. She said: ''Anytime I meet people saying they do not really believe my age because I look younger, I tell them the story about this secret eye gel right here! '' Elderflower houses antioxidants that protect against sun and other free-radical harm.

They’ve also been shown to support blood circulation and are loaded with vitamins A, B, C, and E which are outstanding assistants for making firmer skin, enhancing complexion and evening out skin tone. You really have to experience this magical Elderflower Eye Gel! 

''I'm prone to getting dark circles under my eyes when I'm tired, so I l use cover-up and instantly feel more confident.''
- Bridgit Mendler

Experience the Cooling Natural Effect of Elder Flower - Order Today

organic eye cream 100% natural ancient purity
  • Elderflower.
  • Aloe Bardensis
  • Wheatgerm Oil.
  • Long-chain Polysaccharides (from fungi).

Produced to ecological standards, free from agro-chemicals and GMO-free. 
Ancient Purity creams and gels are handmade with natural ingredients, in small batches. No artificial ingredients whatsoever. They are not tested on animals.

  • Apply gently under eyes first thing in the morning or if required during the day.
  • Store in the fridge for an extra-cooling sensation.
  • Brand: Ancient Purity.
  • Origin: England.
  • Size: 50ml.
  • Container: Glass Jar. 
  • Estimated Shelf life: 1 year from purchase.

Q - How often do i need to apply?
A -  We recommend first thing in the morning and if required again during the day.

Scientific Articles

The Herb Society of America – Elderberry Flower

Health Hut - Elderberry’s Exciting History

360 Farms - Elderberry History and Research

Wikipedia - Sambucus

Nutrients - Elderberry Supplementation Reduces Cold Duration and Symptoms in Air-Travellers: A Randomized, Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial

Science Direct - Advanced research on the antioxidant and health benefit of elderberry (Sambucus nigra) in food – a review

Supporting Scientific Research

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  2. Ciocoiu et al, 2012b M. Ciocoiu, L. Badescu, O. Badulescu, D. Tutunaru, M. Badescu Protective intervention of Sambucus nigra polyphenols in the diabetic heart Annals of the Romanian Society for Cell Biology, 17 (2012), pp. 312-317.
  3. Extraction from elderberry flowers. Examination of antioxidant capacity and total phenolic content of the extracts Journal of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, 48 (2013), pp. 479-482.
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