{"id":605785850162,"title":"Rufolia Periorbital Eyemulsion Review: Does Ayurvedic Skincare Work?","created_at":"2023-06-29T16:12:51-04:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"Rufolia Periorbital Eyemulsion Review: Does Ayurvedic Skincare Work?\",\n \"keywords\": \"rufolia periorbital eyemulsion, rufolia periorbital eyemulsion review, rufolia periorbital eyemulsion reviews, rufolia periorbital eyemulsion eye cream\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team analyzes the ingredients in Rufolia Periorbital Eyemulsion based on medical studies to give our take on whether the cream is likely to reduce the apperance of dark circles and wrinkles, or if it's a waste of money. We share real customer reviews.\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/rufolia-periorbital-eyemulsion-review\",\n\"author\": {\n \"@type\": \"Person\",\n \"name\": \"Calloway Cook\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/calloway-cook\",\n \"sameAs\": \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/in\/calloway-cook\/\",\n \"jobTitle\": \"President\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"entrepreneurship, dietary supplements, herbal supplements, eCommerce, medical research\",\n \"alumniOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"EducationalOrganization\",\n \"name\": \"S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University\"\n },\n \"memberOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Illuminate Labs\"\n }\n},\n\"editor\": {\n \"@type\": \"Person\",\n \"name\": \"Beth Lertzman\",\n \"honorificSuffix\": \"M.D.\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/beth-lertzman\",\n \"sameAs\": [\n \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/in\/beth-lertzman-md-856619118\/\",\n \"https:\/\/health.usnews.com\/doctors\/beth-lertzman-517042\"\n ],\n \"jobTitle\": \"Dermatology Reviewer\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"skincare, collagen, cosmetics, surgery, wrinkles, ingredients, formulation, clinical trials, clinical research\",\n \"alumniOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"EducationalOrganization\",\n \"name\": [\n \"University of Delaware\",\n \"Drexel University College of Medicine\",\n \"University of Rochester\"\n ]\n },\n \"memberOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Illuminate Labs\"\n }\n },\n\"image\": {\n\"@type\": \"ImageObject\",\n\"url\": \"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Rufolia_Periorbital_Eyemulsion_Thumbnail_Optimized.png?v=1688091460\",\n\"width\": \"2500\",\n\"height\": \"2500\"\n},\n\"citation\": [\n\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC6489629\/\",\n\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC5796020\/\",\n\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/good-molecules-review\",\n\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC4710907\/\",\n\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC7492752\/\",\n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/35940332\/\",\n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/30287361\/\",\n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/24471735\/\",\n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/30681787\/\"\n],\n\"mentions\": [{\n \"@type\": \"Brand\",\n \"name\": \"The Ayurveda Experience\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Thing\",\n \"name\": \"shea butter\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Thing\",\n \"name\": \"Sacred lotus seed extract\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Thing\",\n \"name\": \"hyaluronic acid\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Thing\",\n \"name\": \"rose oil\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Brand\",\n \"name\": \"Dr Dray\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Brand\",\n \"name\": \"Doctorly\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Brand\",\n \"name\": \"Sweet Angel\"\n }\n],\n\"datePublished\": \"2023-06-29\",\n\"copyrightHolder\": {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Illuminate Labs\"\n},\n\"publisher\": {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Illuminate Labs\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/\",\n \"description\": \"Illuminate Labs is the most transparent supplement company in the U.S., and is a leading publisher of research-based health information.\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"supplements, science, nutrition, exercise, health, medication, pharmaceutical, wellness, diet, weight loss, medical research\",\n \"publishingPrinciples\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/editorial-guidelines\",\n \"memberOf\": [\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"U.S. Chamber of Commerce\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/www.uschamber.com\/\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Certified B Corp\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/www.bcorporation.net\/en-us\/\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Natural Products Association\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/www.npanational.org\/\"\n }\n ],\n \"logo\": {\n \"@type\": \"ImageObject\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Illuminate_Labs_Favicon_48x48_7595c3cc-e27b-47b8-a4fe-edcc7ed9b29a.png?v=1666502785\", \n \"width\": 48,\n \"height\": 48\n},\n \"foundingDate\": \"2019-01-30\",\n \"sameAs\": [\n \"https:\/\/www.instagram.com\/illuminatelabs\",\n \"https:\/\/twitter.com\/illuminatelabs\",\n \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/company\/illuminate-labs-supplements\",\n \"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/channel\/UCpgSJAsIPb-fZ25djtTxBEA\"\n ]\n }\n}\n\/\/ ]]\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Rufolia_Periorbital_Eyemulsion_Review_Article_Header_Image.png?v=1688069512\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"dc\"\u003eR\u003c\/span\u003eufolia Periorbital Eyemulsion is a cosmetic product sold by a brand called The Ayurveda Experience (TEA). The brand claims that this product can “dispel the darkness under your eyes” and firm the delicate skin.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBut does Rufolia Periorbital Eyemulsion contain research-backed ingredients for improving skin quality, or are these just marketing claims? Does it contain any questionable additive ingredients? Can skin cream actually reduce under-eye bags? And how do real users rate and describe the effects of this product?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn this article, we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we analyze the ingredients in Rufolia Periorbital Eyemulsion based on medical studies to give our take on whether the cream is likely to be effective for improving under-eye appearance, or if it’s a waste of money.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe’ll discuss whether cosmetic creams can actually reduce dark under-eye bags, and feature real customer reviews of this product.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eIngredient Analysis\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Rufolia_Periorbital_Eyemulsion_Active_Ingredients_1_Optimized.png?v=1688090140\" alt=\"Rufolia Periorbital Eyemulsion ingredients 1\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eRufolia Periorbital Eyemulsion contains a large number of ingredients, so we’ll break our ingredient analysis into two sections. The first set of ingredients are shown above.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThere are some ingredients in this list that have research backing for improving skin quality.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCetearyl olivate\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e and \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003esorbitan olivate\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e may have hydrating effects according to a 2019 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC6489629\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, although this trial also used other active ingredients that aren’t in Rufolia’s eye cream.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eShea butter\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e was shown to repair the skin barrier and have an anti-inflammatory effect in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC5796020\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eInternational Journal of Molecular Sciences\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eNiacinamide\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is a type of vitamin B3 that’s clinically shown to reduce the appearance of wrinkles as we documented in our \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/good-molecules-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eGood Molecules reviews\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e article.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eSacred lotus seed extract has an “antiaging agent”\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e according to a 2015 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC4710907\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe remaining ingredients in Rufolia Periorbital Eyemulsion are shown below:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Rufolia_Periorbital_Eyemulsion_Active_Ingredients_2_Optimized.png?v=1688090167\" alt=\"Rufolia Periorbital Eyemulsion ingredients 2\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eHyaluronic acid\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is one of the most well-studied anti-aging topical compounds, as we’ll document in our skincare picks section later in this article.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eRose oil\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e has “hydrating and anti-inflammatory effects” according to a 2020 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC7492752\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eGeraniol\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is a fragrance ingredient derived from plants that’s \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/35940332\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinically shown\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e to be non-toxic, and \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003ecitronellol\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is a similar compound. We consider both of these to be healthier choices than the generic “fragrance,” which may have toxic effects in humans.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOverall, we consider Rufolia Periorbital Eyemulsion likely to improve skin quality, reduce the apperance of wrinkles and hydrate the skin. There are no inactive ingredients in this formulation we consider to be unhealthy, and this is definitely a better-than-average eye cream product.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBut can topical creams actually reduce dark circles under the eyes? We’ll discuss that in the next section.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eCan Cream Really Fix Dark Circles?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe were able to identify significant clinical backing for the hydrating and anti-aging claims made by TEA about this cream, but less research on its effect on dark circles.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA board-certified dermatologist and YouTube creator named “Dr Dray” has a video on how to reduce the appearance of dark circles under the eyes that has over 400,000 views:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/BouPG19GFOE\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA YouTube video from the “Doctorly” channel discusses what actually causes dark circles under the eyes and if natural treatments are possible:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/74eZe8KsHsw\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eQuestionable Health Claims on TEA Website\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThere are several questionable and uncited health claims on the Rufolia Periortibal Eyemulsion product page on TEA’s website.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAs shown below, the brand claims that the product does not cause sweating or oiliness:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Rufolia_Periorbital_Eyemulsion_Questionable_Health_Claim_1_Optimized.png?v=1688091756\" alt=\"Rufolia Periorbital Eyemulsion questionable health claim 1\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eThere is no citation for this claim, and we’re unsure how the brand can make such a specific health claim if this product hasn’t been clinically tested.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe brand claims that the plant \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eRubia cordifolia\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e has “purifiying, cleansing, firming, glow-boosting and brightening benefits”:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Rufolia_Periorbital_Eyemulsion_Questionable_Health_Claim_2_Optimized.png?v=1688091780\" alt=\"Rufolia Periorbital Eyemulsion questionable health claim 2\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eThere is no proof provided for this claim, and we cannot even find a single clinical trial even \u003c\/b\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003etesting\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cb\u003e this plant’s effects on skin quality with human trial participants.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eTEA claims that their cream blends into any skin tone without discoloration:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Rufolia_Periorbital_Eyemulsion_Questionable_Health_Claim_3_Optimized.png?v=1688091794\" alt=\"Rufolia Periorbital Eyemulsion questionable health claim 3\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAgain, there is no proof provided of this claim and we’re unsure how the brand can make such a statement of fact without sharing clinical trial results of this cream on individuals with different skin tones.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBut how do real users rate and describe the effects of this cream? We’ll discuss that in the next section.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eReal Users Review Rufolia Periorbital Eyemulsion\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA YouTube creator named “Savvy’s 2nd Act” has an unsponsored review of Rufolia Periorbital Eyemulsion that includes a live product demo:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/pgNgj8qAB8c\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA YouTube creator named “Sweet Angel” reviews the cream:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/i7sa88bUWPg\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eOur Clean Skincare Picks\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Skincare_Products_Image_Optimized.png?v=1664754145\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThere are skincare products that contain ingredients shown in clinical trials to be effective for reducing wrinkles and improving skin quality generally.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"http:\/\/track.revoffers.com\/aff_c?offer_id=155\u0026amp;aff_id=7240\u0026amp;url_id=2077\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAnnie Mak Vitamin C Serum\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e is our top skin cream pick because of its effective and clean formulation. It contains \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003ehyaluronic acid\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003e which was described as a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e\"skin-rejuvenating biomedicine\"\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003e in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/30287361\/\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e due to its ability to reduce wrinkles and signs of facial aging.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eInterested consumers can check out Annie Mak Vitamin C Serum \u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"http:\/\/track.revoffers.com\/aff_c?offer_id=155\u0026amp;aff_id=7240\u0026amp;url_id=2077\"\u003eat this link\u003c\/a\u003e to the product page on the official brand's website.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"http:\/\/track.revoffers.com\/aff_c?offer_id=159\u0026amp;aff_id=7240\u0026amp;url_id=2174\"\u003eHydraglow\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eis our top moisturizer pick. It features\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ebakuchiol\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eas an active ingredient which was described in a 2014 \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/24471735\/\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/a\u003e as\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\"clinically proven to have anti-aging effects.\"\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eInterested consumers can check out HydraGlow\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"http:\/\/track.revoffers.com\/aff_c?offer_id=159\u0026amp;aff_id=7240\u0026amp;url_id=2174\"\u003eat this link\u003c\/a\u003e to the product page on the official brand's website.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe only oral supplement we recommend for skin quality improvement is \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/bulletproof.fdf2.net\/c\/3271428\/1278011\/9221\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eBulletproof Collagen Powder\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eOral \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003ecollagen\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003e supplementation was shown in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/30681787\/\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan\u003eJournal of Drugs in Dermatology\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eto improve visible signs of skin aging as well as improve skin elasticity and skin hydration\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eInterested consumers can check out Bulletproof Collagen Powder \u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/bulletproof.fdf2.net\/c\/3271428\/1278011\/9221\"\u003eat this link\u003c\/a\u003e to the product page on the brand's official website.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNone of the products recommended in this section contain additive ingredients that we consider questionable from a health perspective.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003ePros and Cons of Rufolia Periorbital Eyemulsion\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHere are the pros and cons of Rufolia Periorbital Eyemulsion in our opinion:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003ePros:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eImpressive formulation\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eNo unhealthy additive ingredients\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eShould improve wrinkle appearance\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eShould hydrate skin\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eShould improve skin health\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAffordable ($28)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ePositive customer reviews\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eCons:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eDoesn’t appear clinically tested\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBrand website has some questionable health claims\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe’re unclear on whether this product will reduce dark circles\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eConclusion\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eRufolia Periorbital Eyemulsion is one of the better eye creams we’ve reviewed, especially for the price. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThis cream contains a wide range of research-backed active ingredients, and we consider it likely to improve skin quality and have an anti-aging effect. This is one of the few cosmetic products we’ve reviewed on Illuminate Health that costs under $30 and has such a potent formulation.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThis cream is also entirely free of additive ingredients that we consider to be unhealthy. From a formulation perspective alone, we would recommend this product.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe haven’t come across as much convincing clinical evidence of the effectiveness of cosmetic products (all cosmetic products, not just this one) to reduce dark circles under the eyes.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe manufacturer of Rufolia Periorbital Eyemulsion makes several questionable and uncited health claims on the brand’s website, and we urge them to provide proof of these statements.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAt the time of publishing this article, the brand’s website appears to be the only official retailer of this product.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2023-06-29T22:23:29-04:00","updated_at":"2023-06-29T22:23:29-04:00","summary_html":"We analyze the ingredients in Rufolia Periorbital Eyemulsion based on medical studies to give our take on whether the cream is likely to reduce the apperance of dark circles and wrinkles, or if it's a waste of money. We share real customer reviews.","template_suffix":"","handle":"rufolia-periorbital-eyemulsion-review","tags":"_related:skincare"}

Rufolia Periorbital Eyemulsion Review: Does Ayurvedic Skincare Work?

Rufolia Periorbital Eyemulsion Review: Does Ayurvedic Skincare Work?


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Rufolia Periorbital Eyemulsion is a cosmetic product sold by a brand called The Ayurveda Experience (TEA). The brand claims that this product can “dispel the darkness under your eyes” and firm the delicate skin.

But does Rufolia Periorbital Eyemulsion contain research-backed ingredients for improving skin quality, or are these just marketing claims? Does it contain any questionable additive ingredients? Can skin cream actually reduce under-eye bags? And how do real users rate and describe the effects of this product?

In this article, we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we analyze the ingredients in Rufolia Periorbital Eyemulsion based on medical studies to give our take on whether the cream is likely to be effective for improving under-eye appearance, or if it’s a waste of money.

We’ll discuss whether cosmetic creams can actually reduce dark under-eye bags, and feature real customer reviews of this product.

Ingredient Analysis

Rufolia Periorbital Eyemulsion ingredients 1

Rufolia Periorbital Eyemulsion contains a large number of ingredients, so we’ll break our ingredient analysis into two sections. The first set of ingredients are shown above.

There are some ingredients in this list that have research backing for improving skin quality.

Cetearyl olivate and sorbitan olivate may have hydrating effects according to a 2019 clinical trial, although this trial also used other active ingredients that aren’t in Rufolia’s eye cream.

Shea butter was shown to repair the skin barrier and have an anti-inflammatory effect in a medical review published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences.

Niacinamide is a type of vitamin B3 that’s clinically shown to reduce the appearance of wrinkles as we documented in our Good Molecules reviews article.

Sacred lotus seed extract has an “antiaging agent” according to a 2015 medical review.

The remaining ingredients in Rufolia Periorbital Eyemulsion are shown below:

Rufolia Periorbital Eyemulsion ingredients 2

Hyaluronic acid is one of the most well-studied anti-aging topical compounds, as we’ll document in our skincare picks section later in this article.

Rose oil has “hydrating and anti-inflammatory effects” according to a 2020 medical review.

Geraniol is a fragrance ingredient derived from plants that’s clinically shown to be non-toxic, and citronellol is a similar compound. We consider both of these to be healthier choices than the generic “fragrance,” which may have toxic effects in humans.

Overall, we consider Rufolia Periorbital Eyemulsion likely to improve skin quality, reduce the apperance of wrinkles and hydrate the skin. There are no inactive ingredients in this formulation we consider to be unhealthy, and this is definitely a better-than-average eye cream product.

But can topical creams actually reduce dark circles under the eyes? We’ll discuss that in the next section.

Can Cream Really Fix Dark Circles?

We were able to identify significant clinical backing for the hydrating and anti-aging claims made by TEA about this cream, but less research on its effect on dark circles.

A board-certified dermatologist and YouTube creator named “Dr Dray” has a video on how to reduce the appearance of dark circles under the eyes that has over 400,000 views:

A YouTube video from the “Doctorly” channel discusses what actually causes dark circles under the eyes and if natural treatments are possible:

Questionable Health Claims on TEA Website

There are several questionable and uncited health claims on the Rufolia Periortibal Eyemulsion product page on TEA’s website.

As shown below, the brand claims that the product does not cause sweating or oiliness:

Rufolia Periorbital Eyemulsion questionable health claim 1

There is no citation for this claim, and we’re unsure how the brand can make such a specific health claim if this product hasn’t been clinically tested.

The brand claims that the plant Rubia cordifolia has “purifiying, cleansing, firming, glow-boosting and brightening benefits”:

Rufolia Periorbital Eyemulsion questionable health claim 2

There is no proof provided for this claim, and we cannot even find a single clinical trial even testing this plant’s effects on skin quality with human trial participants.

TEA claims that their cream blends into any skin tone without discoloration:

Rufolia Periorbital Eyemulsion questionable health claim 3

Again, there is no proof provided of this claim and we’re unsure how the brand can make such a statement of fact without sharing clinical trial results of this cream on individuals with different skin tones.

But how do real users rate and describe the effects of this cream? We’ll discuss that in the next section.

Real Users Review Rufolia Periorbital Eyemulsion

A YouTube creator named “Savvy’s 2nd Act” has an unsponsored review of Rufolia Periorbital Eyemulsion that includes a live product demo:

A YouTube creator named “Sweet Angel” reviews the cream:

Our Clean Skincare Picks

There are skincare products that contain ingredients shown in clinical trials to be effective for reducing wrinkles and improving skin quality generally.

Annie Mak Vitamin C Serum is our top skin cream pick because of its effective and clean formulation. It contains hyaluronic acid which was described as a "skin-rejuvenating biomedicine" in a medical review due to its ability to reduce wrinkles and signs of facial aging.

Interested consumers can check out Annie Mak Vitamin C Serum at this link to the product page on the official brand's website.

Hydraglow is our top moisturizer pick. It features bakuchiol as an active ingredient which was described in a 2014 clinical trial as "clinically proven to have anti-aging effects."

Interested consumers can check out HydraGlow at this link to the product page on the official brand's website.

The only oral supplement we recommend for skin quality improvement is Bulletproof Collagen Powder.

Oral collagen supplementation was shown in a medical review published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology to improve visible signs of skin aging as well as improve skin elasticity and skin hydration.

Interested consumers can check out Bulletproof Collagen Powder at this link to the product page on the brand's official website.

None of the products recommended in this section contain additive ingredients that we consider questionable from a health perspective.

Pros and Cons of Rufolia Periorbital Eyemulsion

Here are the pros and cons of Rufolia Periorbital Eyemulsion in our opinion:

Pros:

  • Impressive formulation
  • No unhealthy additive ingredients
  • Should improve wrinkle appearance
  • Should hydrate skin
  • Should improve skin health
  • Affordable ($28)
  • Positive customer reviews

Cons:

  • Doesn’t appear clinically tested
  • Brand website has some questionable health claims
  • We’re unclear on whether this product will reduce dark circles
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Conclusion

Rufolia Periorbital Eyemulsion is one of the better eye creams we’ve reviewed, especially for the price. 

This cream contains a wide range of research-backed active ingredients, and we consider it likely to improve skin quality and have an anti-aging effect. This is one of the few cosmetic products we’ve reviewed on Illuminate Health that costs under $30 and has such a potent formulation.

This cream is also entirely free of additive ingredients that we consider to be unhealthy. From a formulation perspective alone, we would recommend this product.

We haven’t come across as much convincing clinical evidence of the effectiveness of cosmetic products (all cosmetic products, not just this one) to reduce dark circles under the eyes.

The manufacturer of Rufolia Periorbital Eyemulsion makes several questionable and uncited health claims on the brand’s website, and we urge them to provide proof of these statements.

At the time of publishing this article, the brand’s website appears to be the only official retailer of this product.