With so many cosmetics brands on the market these days, it can be tough to decipher what’s different between them. Why choose a cream-based concealer, when the one across the makeup aisle boasts the shine-control power of a matte liquid? Jerome Alexander developed Magic Minerals and CoverAge as a way to bring professional quality makeup to women at home, and today, these two beauty items still stand out for their quality and skin-saving formulas. So how exactly do these magic ingredients help clarify your complexion while still providing full coverage? We’ve broken down the science behind the skin care ingredients of Magic Minerals and CoverAge.
Antioxidants Vitamin C & E
These healing molecules aren’t just in your blueberries anymore- they’re doing wonderful things for your face, too! The smooth texture of triple-milled Magic Minerals is due to antioxidants that help the powder glide onto your skin. As you wear the foundation, these skin savers are hard at work reducing inflammation and repairing cells damaged from over-cleansing over sun exposure. That way, you can wear foundation to cover any existing trouble areas while ensuring your skin is still being taken care of.
Despite its chemistry-heavy name, hyaluronic acid serves one simple purpose in beauty: to help skin retain moisture. More than any other natural or synthetic polymer, this skin-saving ingredient holds up to 6 liters of water in just one gram! As a key ingredient in CoverAge concealer, it helps keep very sensitive skin around your eyes moisturized and bright, without settling into fine lines or wrinkles. Furthermore, it helps strengthen the outermost layers of your skin that act as a barrier, keeping out free-radicals and harmful environmental factors (such as smoking or UV rays). A healthy barrier looks softer, smoother, and plumper-all hallmarks of that baby skin we all seek.
This moisturizing ingredient may not have been created in a lab, but what it lacks in a fancy name, it makes up for with its seriously nourishing nature. This nut-derivative contains natural Vitamin A, which is incredibly healing. Shea butter is often used to treat more serious skin conditions such as dermatitis or bad sunburns. Still, used as an everyday under eye moisturizer, the Shea Butter in CoverAge is incredibly effective in slowing the visible effects of aging.
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