Thursday, February 21, 2008

New Skincare Products Use Beeswax, Royal Jelly

Looking to Asia
By Patsy Kam, The Star (Malaysia), 2/21/2008

The latest spice to capture the imagination of skincare scientists is turmeric, an ingredient that’s more often associated with curries and traditional medicine rather than beauty. Highly prized for its energising, balancing and purifying properties, turmeric is now being investigated as a potent antioxidant. As part of Origins’ mission to promote beauty and wellness, Dr Andrew Weil has included turmeric in his new Conditioning Lip Balm. Touted to restore softness and smoothness to parched lips, the product contains essentials oils along with organic cocoa butter, jojoba, beeswax and murumuru to soften and hydrate lips, as well as mango seed butter and rice bran oil for antioxidant protection. Available at all Origins counters.

Touch of an angel

IF YOU don’t have flawless skin, the next best thing would be to use a foundation that hides the flaws. The new AngelFit liquid foundation by Maybelline uses an easy-to-blend formula that allows better control of coverage so that layering can be done without clogging pores. Ingredients like chamomile extract, vitamin E and royal jelly have been included for anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and moisturising properties. Pores and wrinkles are reduced and imperfections are cleverly masked, resulting in a luminous, radiant translucent semi-matte finish. Available at all department stores and leading pharmacies…

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