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What Does Young Skin Look Like?

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ps. Not my sister.

I gave my sister a bottle of my Age Defying Serum. She asked, “Will it make me look younger?

As I know my sister is highly analytical, her question made me ask myself, “What does young looking skin look like?”

My answer is, young looking skin is smooth, reflects light, and is translucent.

So what behavior and products promote young looking skin?


Water reflects light. Water makes skin cells full and round and full of light. Increasing your skins ability to absorb and maintain water in your skin is paramount in maintaing a skin that reflects light, thus a young looking skin.

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Skin replenishes itself every 30 days. Once full grown, our body has less incentive to create skin cells at our previous growing-up rate. Surface skin cells die but are still attached. They no longer hold water and light, and mask the brightness of the skin cells below. The weekly removal/exfoliation of surface dead skin cells exposes the fresh living skin cells and promotes more rapid skin cell reproduction. This results in our skin behaving and looking like young translucent skin.

I have studied and worked with skin care long enough to know that as long as you make skin care a daily practice, your skin will look and feel better.  Just like brushing your teeth, if you skip a day, you can see and feel the difference.

There is no miracle cream.  The miracle is in the daily use of the cream.

There are are key ingredients that help promote increased hydration and translucency.  Just remember, it will look better for a day.

Much skin care is exclusive.Makeup Gourmet

Skin care is the most over-priced category in cosmetics as it preys on our need to maintain youthfulness. It attempts to make this simple process of skin care exclusive. To gain access to this exclusive club, you have to pay the fees, in this case, inflated skin care pricing.

I went the inclusive route.

I selected skin care that contains key ingredients to promote hydration and translucency. I then chose to make less on the sale of my skin care than my color product so that most anyone can afford using skin care.

I currently have no skin care product over $29! Guess what?  It is the Age Defying Serum I gave my sister.

I also offer comprehensive Skin Care Bundles to lessen your cost even more.

men skincareAs far as inclusivity goes, I also developed a skin care line for men. It is my belief that skin is skin and Makeup Gourmet skin care applies to all genders.

However, for some, there is a stigma for using products traditionally targeted for women. I offer the same solutions for maintaing a young looking skin with my men’s skin care line. The products and packaging are streamlined to appeal to a male’s sensibilities that doesn’t see themselves using products ‘made for women’.

The point of this post is to help you understand the simplicity and availability of achieving and maintaining young looking skin. It is not a mystery. It is not what someone has in a bottle and if you pay your membership fee, you can be part of that club.


it is the simple process of daily care using mindful and affordable products.

I will be posting an ongoing series of Makeup Gourmet Authentic Beauty Makeup skin care highlight in upcoming blogs.

Each post will highlight a skin care category Makeup Gourmet offers.


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.

Please let me know if this blog was of value to you and share your own Authentic Beauty Makeup tips in the comments box below. I would love to hear how you get on trying this new method of makeup application – tell me how useful you find the tutorials and how you found the results. You can also use the comments box to tell me what interests and concerns you when it comes to which makeup colors to choose. Please let me know so I can fashion future blogs that are relevant and interesting to you.

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Chris Scott
8h 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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