Thursday, February 9, 2017

6 Innovative Products You Need to Meet


From truly delicious tasting vitamins for one's tresses to one of the most multifunctional foundations on the market, this post is dedicated to six innovative product discoveries that effortlessly embody both beauty and functionality. 

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of the products in action as well as the Bottom Line... 

Hair Sweet Hair. 
(1) Up first is the *HUM Hair Sweet Hair, which is designed to nourish locks for stronger and healthier hair. I've previously reviewed the genius HUM products (HERE and HERE) and am consistently impressed with how these high performance formulas target  and address a variety of beauty concerns.  Truly and utterly, the *HUM Hair Sweet Hair gummies taste like a delicious candy...and I don't even really like candy.  They just may be the most pleasant pomegranate-infused supplement I have ever consumed. 

So now that I've established that they taste like a dream, it's vital, of course, to break down the active ingredients; each serving is packed with 5000 mcg of Biotin, 20 mg of Zinc, 50 mg of PABA and 10 mg of Fo-Ti Extract. While your results may vary, this unique combination of ingredients have been proven to positively enhance the resilience and overall health of the hair, contributing to growth and radiance over time. I am excited to continue my daily servings and will keep you posted on any noted changes over the next month! 

Here are the official details, courtesy of Sephora:

What it is:
A vegan hair gummy for stronger, healthier-looking hair. 

Key benefits:
- Strengthens hair
- Promotes healthy hair growth 

If you want to know more…
Hair Sweet Hair has a unique combination of clinically research nutrients for stronger, healthier hair including: biotin, zinc, PABA (helps maintain hair color), folic acid (supports cell growth) and fo-ti (a root used in Chinese medicine for healthy hair). The gummy is fully vegan with no gelatin, gluten, soy, or dairy.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates 

What else you need to know:
Hair Sweet Hair is pure and potent, gluten-free, GMP certified, and sustainably sourced with no artificial colors or preservatives. 

Biotin is a nutrient that helps maintain the health of hair, nails, and skin, while zinc is a vital mineral for healthy, natural hair growth. PABA helps maintain hair color and warding off the gray. Regular consumption of folate or folic acid helps healthy, natural cell function and tissue growth, which tissues essentially belong to hair, skin, nails, and other organs. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), preparations from polygonum multiflorum (fo-ti) have a long history of use for hair growth and blackening. According to TCM, hair loss in direct correlation to reduced kidney energy and poor blood circulation or toxicity. Chinese medicine believes that by strengthening the organs of elimination—the kidneys and liver—and by increasing circulation to the scalp through healthy blood flow, hair follicles can be stimulated into restoring hair.


The Stila Matte 'n Metal Eyeshadow Palette.

(2) Enthusiasts of warm neutrals will be captivated by the freshly launched *Stila Matte 'n Metal Eyeshadow Palette (also available at ULTA). As the name would imply, this gem is the quintessential amalgamation of matte and metallic finishes--six of each--for endless customization and stunning lasting power. 

The matte shades are smooth as silk with generous pigmentation and fantastic blendability.  The metallic hues are breathtaking; the color payoff is insane with remarkable lasting power.  Needless to say, I have been reaching for this palette constantly as of late! 


Official details, courtesy of Sephora:

What it is: 
A luxurious twelve-shade eye shadow palette with six modern matte and six mega metallic shades.  

What it does: 
Create eye-catching color combos with just the right mix of matte and shimmer. Featuring six modern matte and six mega metallic shades in range of pink rose golds, cool-toned pewters, and golden bronzes that flatter all skintones, this is the color palette you need to design eyes that truly dazzle.  

IngredientsMica, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Isopentyldiol. (+/-) Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Carmine (Ci 75470), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007), BLACK 2 (CI 77266), CHROMIUM OXIDE GREEN (CI 77288), TIN OXIDE (CI 77861). 



Swatches in outdoor sunlight. 
Swatches in direct sunlight. 

*Sisley-Paris Phyto-Blush Twist. 
(3) Key components of the glorious Spring 2017 Collection, the*Sisley-Paris Phyto-Blush Twists (also available at Saks and Barney's NY and soon to be available at Nordstrom and Beautylish) are a brilliant cheek option for flush, definition and radiance. This retractable cream blush stick has a rounded shape for precise yet natural application and the velvety texture refines skin, drying to a powder finish that lasts the day.  Perfectly sized to toss into one's makeup bag, the Phyto-Blush Twists are a marvelous addition to the Phyto-Twist family.

The Phyto-Blush Twists come in four flattering and versatile shades:

  • 01 Petal: Pale baby pink
  • 02 Fuschia: Bold and cool pink
  • 03 Papaya: Lush and creamy coral
  • 04 Glow: Champagne pearl highlight 
I like to use Papaya to add warmth (much like I would a bronzer), focus Petal on the apples of my cheeks and sweep Glow across the high points of my face for a positively ethereal lit-from-within look. I know I'll be using a lot more of Fuschia when my skin gets a bit more late-spring depth. 

Swatches in outdoor sunlight. 
Swatches in direct sunlight.
Official details, courtesy of Sisley-Paris:

Phyto-Blush Twist is as colored as a cream blush, as soft as a powder blush and as fun as a Twist. It has a rounded tip for easy and precise application, even without a mirror. Its cream formula with a unique sensory experience turns to powder upon contact with the skin to provide the benefits of both textures: the unique smoothing velvety finish of a powder in a long-lasting cream texture. Non-comedogenic, enriched with Camellia oil and Shea oil, it maintains skin hydration. Luminous shades, ready to blush, boost the complexion's radiance with just a twist. 


  • Shea oil: softness and comfort
  • Camellia oil: softness and anti-drying
  • Vitamin E derivative: anti-free radicals

IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Compact.

(4) The *IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Compact is a modern fusion of skincare, foundation and masterful physical SPF 50 protection blended into a solid creamy compact formula. This beauty chimera--which comes in a spectrum of seven shades--features buildable coverage (sheer all the way to nearly full) that blurs pores and imperfections while bringing out the natural glow of one's skin.  

The application process truly feels like you're bathing skin in nothing but a veil of moisturizing skincare rather than foundation, but the instant canvas-perfecting results say otherwise! I use Medium-Tan, which is a befitting match for my NC 25 skin, and am stunned by the lasting power (6-7 hours) of this notably hydration formula. 

I earnestly recommended *Confidence in a Compact for those seeking immense skincare benefits and customizable coverage in the convenience of a compact cream.  It's sheer bliss for "no-makeup makeup" days and polished evenings out alike!


From L-R: Fair, Light, Medium, Medium-Tan, Tan, Rich and Deep.
Official details, courtesy of ULTA:

Developed with plastic surgeons, Confidence in a Compact starts its life as your first-ever, clinically shown anti-aging solid serum, and is infused with full-coverage pigments and SPF 50+ UVA/UVB broad-spectrum physical sunscreen. It truly delivers all the skincare benefits of your best-selling Confidence in a Cream, plus your full-coverage foundation and SPF 50+ in one simple step! The groundbreaking solid serum technology combined with anti-aging hydrolyzed collagen, hyaluronic acid, squalane, antioxidants and a super ceramide cream transform your skin.

Perfect for even the most sensitive skin, Confidence in a Compact helps boost your skin's natural regenerative cycle. The proprietary Anti-Aging Armour Regenerative Concentrate is activated upon contact to immerse your skin in moisture, restore visible radiance, reduce the look of pores, discoloration, lines and wrinkles, and improve the look of firmness. You'll see powerful results instantly and more dramatic results over time. Great skin starts with confidence!

Just a swirl of your Heavenly Skin Skin-Smoothing Complexion Brush or the included sponge activates the proprietary solid serum technology, transforming the solid formula into an ultra-lightweight serum foundation for mess-free, weightless coverage that feels like nothing - but does everything for your skin!

Clinically Shown Results!:

  • Aging skin? 100% had improved skin barrier repair*
  • Dry skin? 97% showed immediate, improved skin hydration*
  • Dark spots? 94% said it evens out skin tone*
  • Pores and fine lines? 90% said it improved skin texture*

Swatches in outdoor sunlight. 
Confidence in Compact comes in seven shades:
  • Fair: Porcelain skin (@N/NC/NW 10-15)
  • Light: Fair-light skin (@N/NC/NW 20)
  • Medium: Light-medium skin (#N/NW 25-30)
  • Medium-Tan: Warm medium skin (@N/NC 25-30). **My current perfect match
  • Tan: Rich-medium skin (@N/NW/NC 35-40)
  • Rich: Deep tan skin @(N/NW/NC 42-45)
  • Deep: Rich-tan skin (@N/NW/NC 45-50)

Swatches in direct sunlight. 


Omorovicza Moor Cream Cleanser and Firming Neck Cream. 
(5) and (6) Finally, the  *Omorovicza Firming Neck Cream and *Moor Cream Cleanser (also available at Bergdorf GoodmanBeautylish and Neiman Marcus--thoroughly discussed HERE--have been solid additions to my current skincare routine. 

The *Moor Cream Cleanser harnesses the most refined powers of clay without the any of the dryness associated with tradition mud-based formulas. My skin feels fresh, smooth and completely balanced upon cleansing!

With next-level ingredients and an opulent texture, the *Omorovicza Firming Neck Cream works to  combat the fine lines, dryness and slack skin that can manifest in the neck and décolleté region.  I am already seeing results and am optimistic about further progress as I continue my nightly treatments with this brand new launch. 


The following images reflect the products below in action:






Last look.
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed meeting these products and would love to know which spring discoveries caught YOUR eye. Do tell!

Good things ahead, including a fresh video and a host of new product procurements...

Thanks, as always, for your readership, friendship and support!

xx

--The Beauty Professor


**PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me),  however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  © 2012-17 Beautyprofessor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for this. You are my favorite blogger!!!!!

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  2. Love your blog! You are very eloquent and describe products so beautifully! I've become a fan of equipment blouses - thanks to you! I've even gotten my Mom hooked on them now. I've been purchasing the slim blouse. How does the henri run in comparison. They are really elegant and I could wear one every single day.

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