Prescriptives has note-able products both for skin and in color cosmetics. And, they always seem to have plenty of new products featuring SPF–something I absolutely love!
For Summer, All You Need SPF 15 $39.50 1.7 fl. oz delivers 24-hour moisturization in a lightweight base. Fruit and botanical extracts offer antioxidant protection, while broad spectrum SPF 15 gives you mild protection against the sun’s rays.
There are natural and high-tech ingredients packed inside: grapseed, scutelleria, mulberry root and yeast extract (to brighten skin and even skin tone); resveratrol, grapeseed extract, rosemary extract, pomegranate extract, citi reticulatae peel extract, EUK-134m and goji berry (to protect skin from free radicals); skin smooth complex with glucosamine and clary sage (to exfoliate); hexapeptide (to boost collagen and reduce the look of fine lines)l sunflower seed cake, barley extract, cucumber fruit extract, and muru muru butter (to strengthen skin’s lipid barrier); and caffeine, sucrose and Brazilian red algae (to soothe and calm irritate skin).
The product comes in a curious, squat, plastic bottle with an white, accordion pump top. What’s really great about this unscented, dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested, non-acnegenic product is that you can choose from three formulas: Normal, drier, and oilier, types. The lotion feels refreshing and light, making it something you can wear when the temperature rises without getting “shiny.” If you’re the type that just won’t use a sun block, this moisturizer can do double-duty for daily wear.
Another way to protect your skin the easy way is with a multi-tasking foundation. One with SPF 10 is Prescriptives’s All Skins Mineral Makeup 16 Hour Wear SPF 10 $32.50. This fragrance-free product is just launching now, and it’s packed full of good-for-your-skin goodies, including:
Radiance Emitting Crystals (R.E.C.), a unique mineral complex of Amethyst, Rose Quartz and Calcite, give skin a soft, luminous “lit from within” glow; Flex Matrix Technology (for long wear and a smooth, even, application); Titananium Dioxide (for non-chemical broad spectrum sun protection SPF 10); and Sodium Hyaluronate (helps to maintain skin’s moisture balance).
What I like about this foundation, for starters, is that while it comes in 18 shades, the product is sheer and natural enough to cover flaws (and be kind to large pores) without having to pick just one, perfect shade. I tried “warm light” but I could have used one or two shades in either direction and still looked fine. The oil-controlling formula is sweat and humidity resistant, water resistant (not that I’d advocate wearing it while swimming, but still…) and lasts a long, long time (the tube says 16 hours, but I didn’t test it that long). But I liked the moistly matte finish and the light feel. My skin looked good, and I felt at least a little virtuous that I was protecting it from daily UV exposure (I’d wear a much higher SPF if I was planning to be outside or in the sun for any length of time).
Don’t forget your lips! Calyx Sheer Exhilarating Lip Gloss $14.50 comes in three, super-sheer, shimmery, limited edition shades (inspired by the Prescriptives Calyx fragrance’s citrus notes) and tailor made for different skin tones: Mango (warm); Pink Grapefruit (cool) and Guava (neutral). I tried “Mango,” which really didn’t tint my lips that much, even though it looked bright orange in the tube, but it did leave lots of pouty, shimmery, shine….gorgeous! The super-shiny, silky, non-sticky gloss has a luscious, guava taste and comes in a slant-tipped squeeze tube perfect for toting to the beach as well as to work. Cool graffiti graphics make the packaging, fun. This lip gloss is definitely excitement in a tube!
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