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UNDERCOVER AGENT REVEALED: CONNIE!

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
AGE:  43
CITY/STATE:  Levittown, PA
PHILOSOPHY: It is never too late to become the person you are meant to be!
AM BEAUTY ROUTINE:  Wash face with Fresh Soy Face Cleanser, put on Kleem Organics Vitamin C Serum 20 and Kleem Advanced 2.5% Retinol Moisturizer, put layer of Josie Maran Argan Oil, Chanel Perfection Lumière Long Wear Flawless Fluid Makeup, use my Shu Uemura eyelash curler, Buxom Lash Mascara, Josie Maran Argan Balm with Tarte Maracuja Oil on top.  Finish with Everyday Minerals Finishing Dust.
PM BEAUTY ROUTINE:  Wash face with an aloe product I bought in South Africa, aloe night moisturizer and Josie Maran Argan Oil
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT PRODUCT:  Josie Maran Argan Oil
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT COSMETIC:  Everyday Minerals Aussie Perk Me Up Concealer (discontinued)
MOST EXPENSIVE PRODUCT:  StriVectin
BEST BARGAIN PRODUCT:  Everyday Minerals Finishing Dust
FAVORITE BEAUTY TOOL:  Shu Uemura eyelash curler or nuface
COMMENTS/ANECDOTES:  less is more especially when it comes to makeup…..drink plenty of water and keep your skin hydrated.

NEED SOME EXTRA CONFIDENCE?

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

IT Cosmetics recently shared its Confidence in a Compact with us at Beauty Undercover.  We were simply blown away.  This unique full-coverage foundation is packed with high-performing anti-aging ingredients and a broad-spectrum physical sunscreen — all housed in an elegant, airtight compact.  A sweep of a brush activates the revolutionary solid serum technology, which transforms the solid formula into a lightweight, luxurious, serum foundation.  Hydrolyzed collagen and hyaluronic acid help fill lines and plump the skin, as squalane, antioxidants, and a ceramide-rich cream hydrate while evening out skin tone.  Available in seven colors, this is one we really wish we could snag for our SWAG Program!

FOCUS ON: JOJOBA OIL!

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

Jojoba oil is the liquid extracted from the nut of the Simmondsia chinensis plant, a shrub which grows in the arid climate of the American Southwest.  Originally used by Native American tribes to treat a variety of skin irritations and disorders, the vegetable oil, which closely resembles the skin’s sebum, acts as a skin conditioner and antiseptic.  Possessing a longer shelf-life than most vegetable oils, Jojoba oil was used by the military during the 1940s, as an additive to motor, transmission, and gear oils, as well as for lubricating weapons.

Rich in Vitamins E and B, as well as the minerals, chromium, copper, and zinc, Jojoba oil was later discovered to have extremely high levels of antioxidants and nutrients. This determination led its entry to the beauty market during the 1970s, primarily in all-natural products.  “Jojoba is really unique because it has a different structure than all other oils out there,” shares Abbott Stark, co-founder of organic brand Ogee.   While Jojoba oil serves as a “seal,” locking in moisture the face, lips, hands, and feet, while serving as a natural barrier to some environmental damages, it works counter-intuitively to control acne and oily skin, modulating the production of sebum.  “Many oils can be too heavy and occlusive for some people, which causes breakouts and greasy skin,” Stark  explains. “Jojoba is actually biocompatible with your skin’s cellular structure.”  

Today, Jojoba oil is used in numerous skin and hair products, as well as cosmetics lines.  Our favorite products with Jojoba oil include Ogee’s Jojoba Restore Face OilTata Harper Revitalizing Body OilAesop Breathless Hydrating Body Treatment.