Thursday, May 5, 2011

Kick-ass Product of the Month: Beautifying Composition

For those of you who don't know, I've spent the last 2 years as an esthetician at a marvelous Aveda salon and spa here in Utah.

I realize times are tough for everyone right now, myself included. So I like to promote products that are multi-functional. I for one know how much I love getting more bang for your buck.

Which is why I am happy to let everyone know about my all-time favorite Aveda product:

The Beautifying Composition.

This little gem serves many purposes. For one, we use it in facials as a pre-cleanse. It helps soften up the skin, loosening dirt, oils, and make-up for a deeper clean. But for every day use, here are a few reasons why this product kicks ass:

  • After exfoliating areas prone to stretch marks & cellulite (ahem, thighs. Hips. Bum.) rub a little Beautifying composition into the skin. It helps to reduce appearance of what you've already got and prevents more from appearing in the future. Seriously.

  • Use it in your hair as a deep condition.

  • Warm it up and use it as an at-home hot oil scalp treatment. (Professional salon price can be up to $60... yikes)

  • Feeling especially dry after a day at the beach or in mid-winter miserableness? Use it as an ultra-hydrating facial moisturizer before bed. (Acne prone? Doesn't matter. This includes you too).

  • Skip the drying bath salts or bubbles. Pour 1-2 capfuls into your tub for instantly smooth skin, all over.

  • Dab a little onto a cotton pad and use it to remove any eye makeup, from smoky eyeshadow to stubborn waterproof mascara.

  • Having trouble sleeping? Rub a little into your temples before bed and let the soothing organic lavendar scent help relax you.

Seriously people, need I go on? Last but not least, a bottle is incredibly affordable- $20 for a 50 ml bottle. And to say a little goes a looong way is putting it lightly.

Although I obviously love Aveda, my skin-care policy is this: If it works for you, keep using it. Yep, even the $6 bottle of Neutrogena from Wal-Mart. Because everyone's skin is different, and what may work for someone else may not work for you.

That's all for now, but please feel free to e-mail me with any skin-care questions you may have. :)

1 comment:

  1. I want some! That is a fabulous display of your expertise thank you! I hope you are doing well. I am fine, no worse for wear. Koko let me know a thing or two lately. Her mama she's NOT. whew. But I love your post thanks for reminding me.