Effects of dehydration include a tight feeling to the skin and sometimes even irritation, redness and flaking.
In these cold outside/heat-on inside conditions, moisturizer will last only so long.
Reapplying moisturizer is just not practical for most of us throughout the day.
One answer is misting the skin with water with a fine mist spray bottle. Evian spray is a popular choice.
The downside of a water mist is we only get a momentary hydration relief that quickly evaporates. In the evaporation, even more water is taken from our skin along with the water mist just applied.
What we need is a way to refresh and heal our skin that stays in our skin.
This Is where rosewater, cucumber and sodium hyaluronate become our dehydration friends.
If you don’t already have this, now is a really good time. I discovered this triple action mist about two years ago and, in all the hoopla of launching Face with a Heart, it is one of those essential products that I neglected to share fully with you.
This is an incredible mist that works for you in so many ways it is truly to be experienced.
The Rosewater Cucumber Balancing Mist is positioned to be used when needed throughout the day whether you have makeup on or not.
As I reinvestigated all of its features and benefits, I fell in love with this product all over again.
Rosewater is an antiseptic that calms irritated skin that can come from dehydration and is full of antioxidants which keeps the surface to skin alive and well.
Cucumber is also a powerful antioxidant with many claims to go along with it. Most importantly it contains vitamin B5 which is a humectant that helps your skin retain moisture the less hydration.
Other benefits of cucumber are vitamin A in the form of retinol that can help fight dark spots and freckles it also has silica which is a precursor to collagen that can help fight wrinkles and vitamin K which fight dark circles under the eyes.
Obviously cucumber kicks some serious skin care booty.
The one key ingredient that is not featured in the name of the product is sodium hyaluronate.
This is the third ingredient in the list of ingredients for this product so its presence is substantial.
Sodium hyaluronate is a water-soluble salt form of hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural cell in our body found mostly in our joints. Because of its ability to absorb and maintain up to a thousand times it’s weight in water, it is what helps keep our joints lubricated.
Sodium hyaluronate is a smaller molecule, which allows it to more easily penetrate the skin.
Sodium hyaluronate will attract and keep not only the water that’s in our skin in our skin, it will also attract water from the air and pull it into your skin. That is what a powerful humectant does.
Way awesome ingredient.
The beauty is you just mist it on your skin whenever you want.
A subtle relaxing yet invigorating scent of rosewater is what envelopes you and immediately gives you a sensoral peace of mind.
Then the rest of the ingredients get to work. You can mist your skin throughout the day as often as you like.
This mist is positioned to also be a way to set your makeup. I am a big fan of using translucent powder to physically set your makeup. For some even the thinnest layer of powder on your skin feels drying or at least visually appears drying.
By using this mist, the thin layer of surface powder is slightly dissolved and the skin becomes more translucent and light is better reflected from the moisture in your skin. Sounds good to me.
So what the heck, the product is only $15 and until the end of January I am making it available for $12.
Although this mist is highly effective throughout the year, using it now when the heat is on is an added bonus.
I hope you enjoy this product as much as I do!
A refreshing mist with natural extracts that soothe and soften the skin. Instantly rehydrates and refreshes all skin types and aids in restoring tone and elasticity as well as setting makeup. Paraben free, sulfate free, gluten free. Made in USA.
- Helps soothe and cool sensitive and irritated skin.
- Balances oily skin.
- Rejuvenates, softens and tones mature skin.
- Filled with anti-oxidants and various vitamins to help prevent the signs of aging and nourish the skin.
- Natural antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.
Cucumbers are a source of several compounds that fight inflammation and aging.
- Contains vitamin C, an antioxidant and plenty of vitamin K, also an antioxidant, which fights dark circles under the eyes.
- Pantothenic acid, or vitamin B-5, helps your skin retain moisture (humectant).
- Vitamin A, or retinol, in cucumbers fights dark spots and freckles because it helps control your skin’s production of melanin.
- Cucumbers are a source of silica, which, as a precursor to collagen, can help fight wrinkles.
A powerful humectant that attracts and holds on to water, making it the ultimate skin moisturizer. This helps to hydrate skin and keep it moist and supple by binding up to 1000 times its weight in water.
Because it attracts and binds to water, it causes slight swelling. This swelling helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and gives skin a more youthful appearance. The added water reflects light better to physically make skin look younger.
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CHRIS SCOTT, M.A. is the creator of San Francisco-based Makeup Gourmet®. Over his nearly 30-year career, in addition to doing makeup for top models from every corner of the planet, he also had the honor of working for legends like Paul McCartney, US Vice President Al Gore, Shirley Temple Black, Maya Angelou and Olympic Gold medalists Oksana Baiul and Kristi Yamaguchi. He was the creator and host of the TV show ‘Makeup Gourmet’ from 2008 – 2010. He was a leading Chanel Beauté national artist for over two decades, and is also the creator and guest teacher of Fashion Makeup at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He created his unique Makeup Gourmet line to ensure his clients and the public could have access to high-quality, ethically produced, ‘green’ makeup and skincare with a low-carbon footprint. Chris is also the author of Cosmetic Counter Survival Guide: How to Buy the Right Skin Care and Makeup and the international #1 bestseller Face with a Heart: Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup.
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