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Hard-Working Hybrid Product...or false promise

Hybrid products are being spotted everywhere!
The latest combinations of foundations and peptides not just an SPF in your day powder or face creme. The lines between cosmetics and treatment are becoming blurred, new ingredients that promise to reach new performance levels and turn your skin into Unedited Beauty heaven.
Soon we will see collagen infused foundations and peptide enhanced eyeshadows! Well, that might be a bit dramatic with the
eyeshadow however its amazing how many different hybrid products there are being launched into the market. GloMinerals GloCream Blush is one example of a product that contains 0.1% retinol along with other antioxidant ingredients. How effective can these products really be? Product companies formulate every ingredient that goes into a bottle particularly for anti-ageing products like Vitamin A, C and Peptides. They also use percentages much higher than 0.1%, usually around 1.25%. To point out another necessary question running through our minds, what type of retinol is being used in these makeup products? Skin irritation is very common when using actives and using an SPF in conjunction is paramount in getting the most out of the 'actives' treatment and preventing any more damage while your skin is going through change.

To achieve real skin changes and results product needs to be absorbed sub dermal; do we really want foundation or blush to be apart of this process?

Although the concept is interesting, its seems like the 'flip-phone' concept, it'll be outdated and thrown out before we know it. Just because we can do something, doesn't mean we should.

Do we want our make-up counter experience to turn into a McDonalds-esk order: "Would you like to upgrade to our new retinol infused foundation only $50 more?"


(published 26/11/2014 @ 08:44:00)

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Kristen Elise Laing-Herbert

Kristen Elise Laing-Herbert

Kristen Elise is GM and blog girl. Trying to live her unedited beauty truth - lifestyle, skincare, self-confidence. 

Unearthed. Unedited. Unforgettable.

Her mission as the Creative Director, is to help LaGaia become the 'Unedited Beauty Crusaders' of luxury spa brands. Enter LaGaia Unedited - without fluff marketing, false promises, LUE offers unedited formulations - natural + organic, unedited confidence and an unedited lifestyle to walk on the wild side every day.

"Luxury skincare is as much about character and personality, as elegant natural beauty. Skin that radiates au naturelle, is the most precious adornment any woman could wear. Transparency, no false promises and making studio photography and editing a thing of the past bringing street photography from 'point & capture' - straight to print." ~ Kristen Elise