Makeup Gourmet: Face with a Heart Authentic Beauty Makeup®

Skin Care Product Focus: Toners

What are toners and why do we want to use them?

a toner

In classic European skin care philosophy, toner is a watery formula positioned to be the catalyst between cleanser and moisturizer. It gently follows up the cleansing and prepares the skin to accept serums and moisturizers better.

Toner is traditionally smoothed over skin on a cotton pad and more recently also comes in a spray delivery system to mist on the skin.

Toner’s importance is often under-represented and misunderstood.

It is a subtle yet highly effective way to attract and keep serums and moisturizers in the skin. This is achieved by the use of humectants. Humectants act as a sponge and attract and maintain the moisture it can absorb.

Toner, when misted on, provides a nice ‘slip’ so lotions and creams glide smoothly over the skin to penetrate more deeply and evenly.

Makeup Gourmet features 2 ‘Toners’. Quotes are used as one is more a rehydrating mist to use throughout the day, however works on the same principle.

a toningMild Toning Elixer

A gentle, non-alcohol toner enriched w/ extracts of Aloe, Cucumber, Lemon, Green Tea and Witch Hazel that clarifies, softens and refreshes skin. Paraben free | Sulfate free | Gluten free. Recommended for: All skin types. Made in USA

 key ingredients

Aloe

  • moisturizes the skin without giving it a greasy feel, so it`s perfect for anyone with an oily skin complexion.
  • Giberellin in aloe vera acts as a growth hormone stimulating the growth of new cells. It allows the skin to heal quickly and naturally with minimal scarring.
  • Effectively heals chronic skin problems, such as psoriasis, acne and eczema.
  • Contains a plethora of antioxidants including, beta carotene, vitamin C and E that can help improve the skin’s natural firmness and keep the skin hydrated.

Green Tea Extracts

  • A strong antioxidant effect that protects the skin from the damaging effect of free radicals.
  • Stimulates skin microcirculation and therefore positively influence the tone and health of the skin.
  • Topical use helps to promote the health and quantity of collagen, thereby maintaining a firm and elastic skin.

Cucumber

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.

Lemon

  • Contains citric and plant acids that work to cleanse, lighten and brighten the skin; remove dead skin; and stimulate new skin growth.
  • Enhances the clarity, glow and softness of the skin.

Witch Hazel

  • Potent astringent due to the high level of tannins. The tannins help to tighten skin proteins which then form a protecting covering to help promote skin healing and stop bleeding.
  • Locks moisture into skin to reduce water loss from skin and to maintain skin softness and elasticity.
  • Significant suppression of skin redness or burning on the skin after extended sun exposure.

 

Rosewater Cucumber Balancing Mista rosewater

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.

Rosewater

  • 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.

Cucumber

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.

 

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What to Know about Makeup Gourmet’s Face with a Heart Authentic Beauty Makeup® Skin Care.

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Makeup Gourmet’s Face with a Heart Authentic Beauty Makeup® products are developed alongside the Face with a Heart Authentic Beauty Makeup® method of application. They are customized to give you the best results when applying your makeup.

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Warmly,MakeupGourmet.com
Chris Scott
21st of October,  2015


CHRIS SCOTT Makeup Gourmet

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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