Sweetassgal here very excited to talk today about a new product line I had never heard of. Sounds suspect… I know because I should know everything Green Chi. In Style and Vogue subscriptions usually keep me pretty up to date but somehow Giselle Bundchen’s “must have” eye cream slipped right by me. Fear not! Meg to the rescue sending me a great little goodie box to review with a fresh new organic surprise in it from Dr. Alkaitis to try on my under eye area. This completely certified line of organic skin products is peaking my interest and making me wonder what else the good doctor has up his sleeve. They tell you… “If you can’t eat it don’t put it on your skin” and if Giselle’s figure is anything to go off of, I’d say what’s going on her skin is nourishing more than just an appetite. Personally I’ve never had the guts to try and eat my eye cream so I’ll just have to take their word for it!
Dr. Alkaitis is quite an impressive man in his own right (beauty products aside) and has a resume longer than Jesse James’ list of indiscretions. Several Ph.D.s and research work alongside four Nobel Prize winners has him at the top of his field… or fields I should say… four of them. If it’s organic, botanical and impossible to pronounce then he’s the expert.
WHY USE DR. ALKAITIS?
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Your skin is your body’s largest organ. It is responsible for absorbing nutrients from products that are put onto it while protecting it from the daily barrage of toxins. Skin reflects your internal and external health with an unmistakable glow when you are healthy. When there are internal imbalances or intolerances, your skin sends signals, asking for your help and attention. Dr. Alkaitis’ therapeutic skin care products support your body’s natural healing tasks so you may take an active part in caring for your precious commodity.
We don’t use chemicals – period!
Chemicals dehydrate and clog the skin’s important sweat glands by blocking sebum and resulting in the formation of blackheads or inflammations. Chemicals or synthetically processed ‘natural’ ingredients used in other skin care brands causes dangerous exposure, clash with our body’s natural healing systems and are unfit for the human body.
Dr. Alkaitis says: “If you can’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin”
Dr. Alkaitis, with a Ph.D. in physical chemistry, is well aware of the dangers of the many synthetic materials that have entered our modern lives. Dr. Alkaitis believes that caring for your skin is not just a quest toward superficial beauty, but actually a necessary part of your everyday health care.
Dr. Alkaitis combines the superior tenets of science and nature to create a skin care line that embraces a holistic approach to your intelligent beauty.
So what does all of this mean to us? Well… if it doesn’t work then it doesn’t mean diddly. So it’s time to go put the doctor to the test. Over the last week and a half I have subbed out my eye cream to give Dr. Alkaitis the old Green Chi try. And try I did. This wasn’t exactly the week for light eye troubles. I have been travelling over 1600 miles by car all up and down the West Coast, endured extreme changes of elevation and weather, imbibed a martini or two and ate a little too much heavily salted restaurant food. The results? Rocky Balboa sized bags under my eyes every morning. It wasn’t pretty and neither was I if I couldn’t abate the puffiness before my next business meeting. First impressions are everything and I didn’t want my first impression to be one of shock and disgust.
First off let me say that the directions say to use a pea sized amount which I found to be way too much. At $49 for a two months supply you don’t want to waste it. Actually… a line about the size of a large grain of rice was more than enough for both the eye lid and under eye area. Once I applied it to my ring finger I touched it to the other ring finger and gently patted around the eye. The soft cream soaked quickly and gently into my skin and within 20 minutes or so my under eye puffiness was dramatically diminished. I tend to do my eye makeup later and so I can’t attest to how long it would take to wait for makeup application but I was happy about the fact that it left no shine behind so it couldn’t be long. I also don’t suffer from black circles but the job it did on my super bags was impressive enough for me to know this works and Dr. Alkaitis’ science matched with chemical free nature has me looking for the next product to try.
My only suggestion for Dr. A would be to skip the extra packaging. The eye cream comes in a sealed plastic tube that contains the actual bottle of eye cream and for the earth’s sake I don’t think it’s really necessary unless it’s protecting the eye cream. They make all products in small batches and ship them within two weeks so maybe the extra layer protects the delicate balance of the cream. I applaud their quick turnaround and low shelf time because this prevents the need for the nasty chemicals and preservatives their line is able to do without, so take it one step further and cut down on the packaging.
Check out Dr. Alkaitis online and see how their other products like Soothing Gel and Repair Masks might entice you into going au naturale with their simple and biologically effective recipes. My next fix will be the Organic Eye Makeup Remover because my sensitive eyes don’t respond well to chemicals and I think their Almond Oil infused remover is just the ticket to keep my eyes red and irritation free. There are so many other goodies to try and incredible research to take advantage of that I am confident any choice would be a great one.
What do you ladies think about the Dr. Alkaitis line? Have you used it? Do you like the packaging?