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 TikTok creator named Cristal reviews the cream:

@crislcollins Follow up on eye cream trial. #Christian #Wife #Mom #Teacher #Rufolia #Dangginalookatthosewrinkkes #joy #donttakemetooseriously ♬ original sound - Cristal

Our Clean Skincare Picks

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

Annie Mak Vitamin C Serum is our top anti-aging serum.

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. 

Momentous Collagen Powder is our top skin supplement.

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

HYDRAGLOW by CLEARSTEM 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." 

All of the products recommended in this section are entirely free of ingredients that we consider to be unhealthy.

Pros and Cons of Rufolia Periorbital Eyemulsion

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


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


  • 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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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.