As we get more ingredient savvy with our food and skincare, why not expect more from our makeup as well? Why wear a mascara that isn’t rich in vitamins? Why gloss your lips with anything that’s not nourishing us with oils? Not only is multitasking makeup ideal for time saving, space saving in our handbags and holiday luggage, but it's also better value for our money and better overall for our skin.
I agree with whoever first coined the phrase "I like my products like I like my people - non toxic."
And Dr. Peter Matravers, Arbonne Sr. VP Product Development, is all about that. He holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree with more than 30 years of skincare experience, working as VP of Research & Development at Aveda for 13 years, and 8 years at Neutrogena. He holds numerous patents, and uses cutting edge technology blending western science and Chinese/Ayurvedic influences to create products that really perform.
And he's doing a good job as Arbonne's cosmetic range contains “a mix of moisturizing botanicals and age-defying ingredients," as an extension of skincare to help skin feel nourished, pampered and beautiful. "We continually look for ways to make our products better and better,” Dr Peter says.
So expect more from yours.
You are indeed worth it.
Here's 6 of my multitasking faves from Arbonne to invest in to ensure
your skin looks good and feels even better:
VITAMIN INFUSED MASCARA
This is truly a high-performance lengthening mascara for ultra-dramatic lashes whilst being Ophthalmologist-tested safe for such a sensitive area where so many people experience irritation (including me, pre this mascara).
• Polypeptides contain skin-conditioning amino acids
• Pea and bamboo extracts condition lashes
• Panthenol, also known as pro-vitamin B5,conditions lashes to help them look soft and smooth
SPF MINERAL POWDER FOUNDATION
Transform your complexion to flawless, naturally beautiful skin with this silky-smooth, feather-light mineral powder foundation that conceals imperfections and provides buildable coverage. This “no makeup” feel formula also helps prevent moisture loss, creates a shine-free finish, and offers SPF 15 sun protection.
• Linseed extract helps moisturize, restore suppleness, and control oily shine
• Rice lipids help hydrate skin and provide a healthy-looking glow
• Ribose helps diminish the appearance of wrinkles and promotes skin’s natural radiance by delivering moisture
HIGHLIGHT + CONTOUR GLOW STICK DUO
Arbonne weren't kidding when they coined this product 'the highlight of your day,' as it is multitasking in design and ingredient benefits to the skin. This dual ended, silky highlight stick accentuates and defines as it glides gently over foundation adding radiance without streaking. Blend ever so lightly with the fluffy end of the concealer brush if needed and you'll be all sorts of #litfromwithin.
• Sunflower seed oil delivers moisture for aconditioning effect and smoother-looking skin
• Grape seed extract, with antioxidant properties, helps contribute to a healthy-looking glow
• Sustainable shea butter, harvested with fair trade principles, delivers moisture
MINERAL POWDER + BUFFING BRUSH
This luxuriously soft, dense brush tip holds powder in place without a mess and the dome-shaped bristles are ideal for applying loose powder evenly. But it's also perfect (I've found) as a liquid foundation blending brush for a natural, flawless look. If you have super dry skin, add a few drops of the Intelligence Facial Oil to your foundation on the back of your hand and the foundation will glide on oh so smoothly while still looking #truetoyou.
• Designed for use with Got You Covered Mineral Powder Foundation but works with Liquid Foundation too
• Dome-shaped bristles are ideal for even application of loose powders in general, including setting powder or loose highlighters
• 100% vegan and cruelty-free
POLLUTION DEFENSE CC CREAM BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 30
This little guy packs a powerful punch with 13-in-1 benefits! This lightweight CC Cream contains mineral SPF and creates a breathable second skin to protect from everyday pollution as small as PM 2.5 microns, which lingers in the air and can stick to the skin’s surface. Otherwise known as Complexion Correction it camouflages skin imperfections with medium coverage (in 4 all colour correcting shades) for a radiant finish.
DUAL TIPPED CONCEALER + BLENDING BRUSH
Hands down my favourite makeup brush right now...hence why I have 3! This dual-ended brush offers versatility with the flat, tapered tip providing concentrated coverage - great for precise application - while the larger brush end helps blend makeup and provides an airbrushed finish.
It's the perfect brush to use with The Real Conceal Liquid Concealer for dark circles to blemishes, and was made as the ideal tool to help hide any imperfections. But that also applies to blending shadows, highlight and contour and anywhere else you want a seamless finish. And, like all Arbonne products, it too is vegan and cruelty-free. Now you can see why I stocked up. 😉
So tell me, what's your favourite multitasker?!
Holla in the comments below, and here's to thoughtful designs everywhere!
*This post first appeared on samanthaclark,com.au