Move over, acai berry! The trendiest fruit of the moment is none other than guacamole’s most famous ingredient – avocado. It has cemented “it” fruit status with star appearances in everything from salads to ice cream (not as bad as you’d think!). In spite of living in LA on and off throughout my life, where avocados are everywhere, it took me years to learn to like them. I just have too many memories of the avocado trees at school, surrounded on the ground with rotten fruit. The oily texture was also always unappealing to me, but in skincare, it just works!
I tried Kiehl’s creamy eye treatment with avocado when I ran out of my two favorite eye creams – Fresh and Chantecaille. I thought it would tide me over until I had time to go shopping, but after a few weeks, it’s clear that this is just as good as my hundred dollar creams! While the emollient treatment took some getting used to since it would sit on the skin and take few seconds to absorb, I learned that the secret is to heat it between your fingers before applying. This way it glides on so that you don’t need to rub the delicate skin around your eyes. Honestly, it’s the best $28.50 I’ve ever spent! At Nordstrom.