When it comes to summer beauty, there is nothing like a golden glow. Bronzed skin is highly coveted over the summer months but may not always be achievable (especially for those of us with fairer skins), so the creation of a natural looking, healthy glow is the next best thing.
Nourish Illuminating Face Shimmer (£16.00) is a fabulous way to create a sunkissed golden glow.
A skincare/make-up hybrid, it bridges the gap between the two can can easily be worked into either regime. Designed to give a lift to your complexion, Illuminating Face Shimmer gives the skin a natural looking luminosity using a mixture of golden mineral powders and Tonka Bean extract.
Tonka Beans..? Tonka beans are the fruit of the Dipteryx Odorata tree which originates in South America; it is believed that the tree can live for over 1000 years! When applied to the skin, fermented Tonka extract acts an optical brightener, absorbing UV light and giving the illusion of a smoother, glowing skin.
Illuminating Face Shimmer contains one of my favourite ingredients, hyaluronic acid, which is super hydrating and helps to maintain moisture levels in your skin. Together with Tripeptides it can help to reduce wrinkles and fight signs of skin damage from environment and ageing; repeated use can reduce the appearance of age spots. The lotion also contains Aloe Vera which stimulates collagen production as well as skin beneficial vitamins C & E.
A product which is always in my kit, Illuminating Face Shimmer (or Golden Glow as it was previously named) can be used in a multitude of ways. For a subtle, all-over glow simply apply a couple of pumps (thats all it takes) over your face, neck and onto your collarbone either before or after moisturising (I prefer after); alternatively if time is pressing you can mix it in with your moisturiser and then apply. At this point, you can leave it as is or then go over with your foundation of choice; if you wear liquid foundation it can also be blended with this prior to application. It doesn’t stop there; it can also be used to highlight specific areas such as cheekbones or a cupids bow or if you are on a shoot (or you’re not but just fancy a bit of a sheen) then it works great as an all-over body glow too (with or without body lotion).
Suited to all skin tones, Illuminating Face Shimmer gives fair skins a soft, flattering glow which looks beautiful but it is on darker skin that I think this little gem really comes into its own – especially if the skin has a slightly yellower undertone.
Do you like a sun kissed glow? Have you tried this face shimmer?
(*denotes certified organic)
Aqua (water), Glycerin, Mica, Argania spinosa (argan) kernel oil*, Lactobacillus/dipteryx odorata seed ferment filtrate, Leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate, Vitellaria paradoxa*, Palmitoyl tripeptide-5, Cetearyl olivate, Sorbitan olivate, Algin, Sodium levulinate, Levulinic acid, Xanthan gum, Sodium hyaluronate, Kaolin, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice powder*, Potassium sorbate, Boswellia neglecta oil*, Commiphora myrrha oil, Citrus aurantium flower oil*, Citral, Farnesol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, C177891(titanium dioxide), C177491 (iron oxide).
Certified organic: Soil Association – 86% organic. 6.5% natural minerals
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