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Ingredient spotlight: Vitamin C
Now a days you can take your pick of products from most common serums, essences, moisturizer, toners and even in primers and other types of make up. It is just one of those powerful ingredients that are great for all skin types. If you want glows skin, there’s a super ingredient that you should add to your skincare regimen, Vitamin C. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that protects your skin from free radicals and all environmental aggressors. Layered a serum or a moisturizer with this powerful ingredients under a sunblock, it will give you double the protection. Vitamin C also helps with lightening any dark spots you already have, by reducing “the activity of the enzyme that leads to the production of pigment, but it also addresses the existing discoloration,” —Dr Dennis Gross. Obviously, over the counter serums and tonics will not work as well as a prescription with hydroquinone or Retin-A at erasing scars and spots, but it will help even and brighten your skin overall. According to Dr. Gross during his interview with Self.com, when shopping for a Vitamin C to boost your skin routine, look for keywords like L-ascorbic acid and sodium ascorbyl phosphate (which are both water soluble), as well as ascorbyl palmitate and tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate (which are lipid soluble), on the ingredients list. Because skin is consist of both lipid and watery layers, the perfect product/ product that has the best absorption will have a balanced mix of fat-soluble and water-soluble ingredients. Disclaimer: please use vitamin c responsibly. With everything in life, too much of a good thing is a bad thing. So find your balance. Please note, I do not use the combination of these products in one day or everyday. LUMENE - Nordic-C Glow Boost Essence Serum 30ml $12-$25 depends on size and retail. Based with pure artic spring water and two types o hyaluronic acids this serum is super emollient and hydrating. Love love love how gentle this formula is. LUMENE - Nordic C Valo Glow Lumenessence Brightening Beauty Lotion $14-$18 A gorgeous lightweight toning essence with pure artic water, hyaluronic acids and vitamin c rich berry complex. I love that it is gentle and not drying. bliss - Bright Idea Vitamin C + Tri-Peptide Collagen Protecting & Brightening Moisturizer $21-$24. This has been my day/ night cream depending on my mood and what serums I’m using. Sinks in the skin well and has great texture. OLE HENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Face Primer $38. A gorgeous and luminous primer for all skin types. I love how youthful it makes my skin looks — a Dewey glow without being oily. #Meebak - Vitamin C & Cica Serum[products]#[FiveStars] $24. A light weight moisturizing formula stocked with Cica and Vitamin C— not sticky, absorbs quickly and ldidn’t irritate my skin. 🐰Cruelty Free / 🐰 Vegan 🌱clean ingredients Thank you. Be Kind, Stay Beautiful
Banana Bright face primer Review
The @olehenriksen banana bright face primer✨ This primer has a very subtle glow. I used it underneath my medium coverage @marcjacobsbeauty shameless foundation, the finish was beautiful. If you like that dewy wet glow, this is definitely for you. The foundation lasted relatively well during the day, didn’t move or wear off. If you have an oily T zone, I advise you to wear a pore filling primer where needed. The banana primer exaggerated the appearance of my pores and didn’t compliment my complexion when I wore it alone. It was more shiny than dewy. when I used it underneath my full coverage @fentybeauty foundation, it added a tiny bit of luminosity to my skin, but didn’t look nearly as good as under the shameless foundation. If you’re a full coverage person, i advice you to mix one pump of the banana primer with your foundation. Doing so makes a noticeable difference in your skin’s overall radiance. Pro tip: use your fingers and apply some of the primer on the high points of your face. It’s the only highlighter you’ll ever need for a subtle healthy looking glow. This product smells like the truth serum. If you’re sensitive to that scent, you might want to sample it before purchasing it. Otherwise, it blends well with the fragrances present in my other face products. OLE HENRIKSEN - Banana Bright Face Primer
Current vanity situ + some pretty things ✨ ▫️ Radiant Smoothing Primer by luciamagnaniskincare ~ the perfect day moisturiser/primer for that smooth flawless base. ▫️ Diffuser by weliveinnow ~ Fill the room with any essential oil blend in seconds with this beaut. ▫️ Intensive soothing healing silver mask by 47skin ~ a fab peel off mask that helps reduce pigmentation, and leaves skin soothed and moisturised. ▫️ Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder by Chanel ~ If you can’t make it (“it” being a healthy complexion) then just fake it. Les Beiges is your man. ▫️ Rose Gold face massager by glowenvyldn ~ the perfect tool to help improve skin elasticity, relieve facial tension and promote product absorption. ▫️ Tam Dao by diptyque ~ An addictive spicy fragrance including notes of amber, white musk and Brazilian rosewood. .
Universal highlighter for dewy look
Product claims: A liquid highlighter that revived the complexion for an immediate, natural boost of radiance. Product formulation: concentrated in fine, pearlescent pigments, the face and body glow subtly illuminates the complexion for a radiance boost, blurring the look of small imperfections with no glittery effect and diffusing light. Its light, non-greasy texture offers a buildable glow from natural to luminous and can be applied both on the face and body. My experience: I’m really picky about highlighters because a lot of them emphasize my pores. I was surprised to see this didn’t. I love mixing it with my foundation for that subtle dewy effect. It’s definitely not greasy and yet super easy to blend. I have used it during winters and I’m actually looking forward to use it on my shoulders and collar bones during summer. One thing I would like to mention that even though the description says it’s an universal color, I have a feeling that fairer complexions might be left with a white cast effect so I highly suggest getting a sample before buying the full size. Since the formula is so good I wish Dior comes our with more shades! Do I recommend this? Yes if you love a dewy look, then I definitely recommend checking this out. Price: $38 for 1.6 oz
DIOR-Backstage Face & Body Glow
Elizabeth Arden - Almay Make Them Jelly Hi-Lite is my go to highlighter right now it’s natural and I love how the jelly absorbs into my skin making it look shiny it also really shimmers into the natural sunlight , giving you a summer glow in the spring time ✨ I personally like this product because it looks natural and not too caked on like most highlighters. The jelly may feel weird but it rubs into your skin leaving a natural shine and no irritation to the skin at least not to my skin..... but if you battle very sensitive skin I would look into the product before buying I want everyone to have safe skin and look at products before buying that’s what I do to save me some pain that leaves onto my skin ☺️❤️ but I love this product a lot and I’ll keep on using it 👌🏻
Elizabeth Arden-Almay Make Them Jelly Hi-Lite
What is one high end beauty brand that melts your heart and your bank account at the same time ? 😂🙈 chanel is one of mine.. Check out this gorgeous texture of the Le Gel Pailleté. It is a limited-edition translucent gel for face and décolleté that gives you that natural glow. I'm obsessed with it. Also the black egg, Le Lift La Crème Main.So sleek and stunning.It has Botanical Alfalfa Concentrate. Supposedly it is a gentle but efficient ingredient as retinol!!
Colors That Suit My Skin Tone
So, I would say I have an olive skin tone and because I love the sun I like to compliment my skin with what is this years dream spring and summer makeup color collections 🍓 Nars Blush (Orgasm) A beautiful combo for light to medium tan skin color, perfect for spring and summer, all the 32 shades of the Nars blushes are iconic by my favorite is the orgasm, very flattering for every skin type, natural with a slight rose gold shimmer when it’s hit by sunlight. So light on my skin, weightless with really great buildable qualities. I don’t need to tell you how great Nars are and ‘orgasm’ is, it’s there best seller 💝 Sephora Collection Long-Lasting Kohl Pencil, let me tell you, I don’t go out in the street without this eye pencil, this one is amazing, so flattering. I have mine in brown, it has intense pigmentation, which means you can see it on, and it lasts all day! 💪🏼So easy to blend, I use it to intensify and elongate my eyelashes. Check out the Sephora website because they always have an offer on this eye pencil. Milk Makeup Kush Lip Blam, this is my secret weapon for sexy lips 💋 I have mine in the shade called bubble, it’s a lip balm that works as a sheer lipstick, full of hydrating plant oils that soothe the lips. The best bit though is the color, neutral rose with a golden shimmer, all set in really cool packaging. Spring and summer colors are tricky to get right but you can’t go wrong with these, trust me!
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