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HillyBilly Beauty Blogger Review: Makari Deep Cleansing Lotion

 

Makari Deep Cleansing Lotion

How nice is it to test a new brand for me? The brand Makari was unknown to me despite my years working at a perfumery. That’s why I said yes, when I got the chance to test a beautiful product for my blog. I have a Makari Deep Cleansing Lotion for a while now, so high time for a review!

 Over Makari

Makari means ‘beautiful’ in Swahili. Look, I’ll get you a nice foreign word right away! Makari has been in existence for 10 years and the beautiful products are manufactured in Switzerland. Makari falls under the beautiful luxury skin care and has therefore processed high-quality ingredients in her products. 100% Natural ingredients to make your skin radiant!

The product I received is the Makari Deep Cleansing Lotion. Call it kitsch, but the golden touches make a luxurious feel. The bottle also has a handy shape to hold it well.

And then we come to a point of criticism from my side. My only criticism, but one of which I hope the brand Makari will consider. 😉Why not a pump????? The bottle is not flexible, so you cannot pinch it to get the lotion out. My patience is, however, of such low level that I am already slightly wrinkled because I do not easily get the product out of the bottle. A brand that falls into the luxury category may a little more about these kinds of things. Too bad!

Once you have the lotion away from the vial, you have a creamy milk to use. The Deep Cleansing Lotion smells happily! The easiest way is to use the lotion on a damp face. I massage it on my face for a while and then rinse it off. My face is makeup free and feels wonderfully comfortable.

Ingredients

In the Deep Cleansing Lotion, perfume is processed, so if you are sensitive to it, you may even consider it. The benefits of this cleaning are that they clean the pores well and hydrate the skin at once. By using antiseptic oils, it cleans the skin deeper than just the surface. This unique formula is nowhere else available and reveals a smoother, silky skin in just a few weeks. Ideal, therefore, if you have a bit of greasy skin and would like to use a milk instead of a gel. 😉

Despite the somewhat awkward way (for me) of use, I think the Makari Deep Cleansing Lotion is a wonderful product! So I put the bottle on its head in a basket in the bathroom so the lotion is easier to get out. Oh, sometimes you have to take it for granted. The collection of Makari is made up of many more products. Curious? Then check out the web shop where Makari is for sale, www.makari.com

A bottle of 140ml Makari Deep Cleansing Lotion costs $29.95.

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Best Skin Ever Tips!

All Skin Types
Drink Lots of Water

  •  Eight to ten eight ounce glasses a day, a gallon even better.

 

Break a Sweat

  • Working out is great for your skin and gives it a healthy glow.
  • Exercising regularly improves circulation and brings nourishment to your skin.

Ditch Bad Habits

  • If you smoke, drink alcohol or love junk food cut it way down or out completely.
  •  Too much caffeine can have negative effect on your skin.

Get More Sleep

  • Skin rebuilds itself when you sleep so 7-8 hours a night gives you your best skin possible.
  • Tiredness leads to dark circles and deep lines.

Eat Healthy

  • Healthy skin is built on a solid foundation of fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • 50%-70% of your diets should be fresh fruit which will help keep your skin flawless.

Stay Regular

  •  Irregularity is one of the worst things for your skin.
  • Eat high fiber foods like whole grains, fruits and vegetables.

Check Your Medicine

  • Medication can have a negative effect your skin.
  • If you experience side effects such as breakouts, rashes, dryness and over production of oil, speak to your doctor immediately.

Stay Out of the Sun

  • Wear sun block every day and stay out of mid-day sun as much as you can.

 

Get a Serum in your Life

TOP KNOT MODELFace serums are multifunctional.  They’re in between a moisturizer, an oil and an essence. You apply serums directly to the skin after cleansing, before your moisturizer, in order to deliver potent ingredients into your skin. Many are formulated with hyaluronic acid or vitamin C, the same moisturizing and complexion-brightening ingredients we see in moisturizers and other skin-care products, but in stronger, more effective formulas that penetrate deeper into the skin.

Serums can target a specific skin care concern, like dark spots, fine lines, sagging or dull skin. Because face serums use higher quality ingredients and higher concentrations than your daily moisturizer, they are usually also more expensive. But wouldn’t you pay more for a super effective serum that delivered GREAT RESULTS!

 

ALL SKIN TYPES

12 Skin Repairing & Clarifying Serum

Repairing serum helps rebuild collagen and improve skin texture and tone. It visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  It helps control excess sebum production, preventing dark spots and breakouts to reveal a radiant complexion.

 

DRY TO NORMAL SKIN

03 Naturalle Intense Extreme Lightening Serum SPF15

Triple duty serum infused with soothing shea botanicals moisturizes, regenerates and revives skin to help fight signs of aging.  It provides SPF15 sun protection from harmful UV rays and gradually improves the appearance of uneven skin tone, age spots and discoloration revealing  brighter, silky soft skin.

 

 COMBINATION OR OILY SKIN

04Naturalle Carotonic Extreme Lightening Serum SPF15

Multifunctional serum powered by soothing, oil-controlling carrot botanicals supports the natural production of collagen, provides antioxidant protection against effects of free radicals and addresses the skincare needs of oily skin. It provides SPF15 sun protection from harmful UV rays and gradually diminishes the visible signs of aging while improving the appearance of blemishes, scars and uneven skin tone.

 

DRY SKIN

02Naturalle Multi-Action Extreme Lightening Serum SPF15

Multi-tasking serum packing powerful almond & argan oil botanicals treat dull and excessively dry skin by locking moisture into skin. It provides SPF15 sun protection from harmful UV rays and gradually improves the appearance of uneven skin tone, signs of aging and discoloration leaving skin smooth, silky and glowing.

 

NEED A BOOST?

Serum boosters can be used alone or to add a boost of ingredients to your current skincare creams and serums.  Makari Exclusive & Extreme Intense Serums provide extra-strength brightening that lightens skin for a uniformly radiant complexion.

ALL SKIN TYPES

2Extreme Argan & Carrot Oil Serum

Highly concentrated serum dramatically lightens the appearance of pigment, effectively moisturizes and evens out skin tone. Natural carrot and argan botanicals helps brighten and replenish skin restoring it to a more luminous, radiant and youthful appearance.

 

 

DRY, SEVERELY DARKENED, HYPERPIGMENTED OR MATURE SKIN

1Exclusive Toning Serum

Power-packed serum evens, lightens skin tone and improves the appearance of dark spots, age spots, freckles, post acne discoloration, and helps illuminate complexion.

 

The Benefits of Glycerin for Skin

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Glycerin, also called glycerol, can be used on all types of skin including oily skin. It is used to treat many oily skin conditions, like acne, skin infections, wrinkles and fine lines.  Glycerin attracts moisture onto your skin which is why it is considered a humectant. Glycerin is an emollient, making skin not only oist, but soft and supple to the touch. Glycerin in lotions or other skin care products can help prvent or combat dry skin.   And if you have dry skin on your face, you can apply glycerin topically onto your face to increase and lock in moisture on the skin to cure the dryness. It gives you moisturized and cleansed skin, without any side effects.  Glycerin suits most people and the effects of glycerin on skin are healthier. It can provide a more attractive, natural-looking appearance.

Moisturizing: Glycerin acts as a very effective moisturizer on the skin. It makes your skin absorbs water from air reducing the dry and dull patches on your skin. It’s therefore very useful in winters as well. Glycerin can be applied directly onto the skin as a moisturizer. Dab a cotton ball with glycerin and apply it onto your skin. Wow, you will feel your skin gets soft, supple and hydrated immediately on its application. It adds hydration and health to your skin. Glycerin is also known for its meditative properties that work to heal dry, rough and irritated skin.

Smoothing: As the skin ages, it looks dull and gets susceptible to irritation, redness and many other conditions, such as dry skin due to losing its ability to retain moisture. With aging, your skin gets rough – but using glycerin regularly can make your skin smooth and prevent other problems associated with dryness. This also helps in smoothing your skin and face by filling in the tiny cracks in the dry skin.

Maintains Water Balance:  Humectants in glycerin attract water from air and help in retaining water in the skin. When glycerin or glycerol is applied to the skin, it minimizes water loss due to evaporation and maintains the skin’s water balance on an intercellular level– so keeps the skin well hydrated and nourished.

Nourishes Skin: Because of its skin nourishing properties, glycerin can be used every day. Its regular use will help to keep your skin healthy, soft and fresh.

Enhances Skin Appearance: Glycerin acts as an emollient that keeps your skin not only moist, but soft and supple to touch. It makes your skin looks healthier and attractive, devoid of the scaly looks and other characteristics of dry skin. Its therapeutic effects on wounds and other skin disease also lead your skin to look healthier and smoother.

Heals Skin:  Glycerin is able to guide cells to grow and mature more effectively, thus helping the skin heal. Glycerin also acts as a natural medication for fungal infections like eczema and psoriasis, by reducing bruising and helping the infected tissue and cells to repair themselves more quickly.

Protects Skin:  Glycerin increases the thickness of the epidermal layer and improves barrier function. It helps keep harmful chemicals and environmental elements sout of the skin and locks moisture in.

 

Skin care based upon your skin type

skin type-blog 2Your skin is as individual as you.  That’s why you should use products that match your skin type, which may be oily, dry, and normal or combination, or sensitive.  When choosing your skin care products, first do a patch test on a small area of skin to determine if you may experience any sensitivities or allergic reactions.  And if you don’t know your skin type…read below and see where you fit in the in the skin type spectrum.

Oily / Clogged Pores / Severe Breakouts All-Over

Oily, problem skin requires a careful combination of pore-cleaning exfoliants, along with antiseptic botanicals to effectively reduce breakouts. This routine helps to disinfect, calm, control oil and clear clogged pores without causing irritation or drying out the skin. Your problem skin will be clear, more even-toned, healthy and balanced with fewer blemishes.

Symptoms:

  • Extremely oily skinspring_kit
  • Large pores on entire face
  • Constant, severe acne (several new blemishes a day) all over the face, including blackheads and cysts
  • Post-blemish red/dark scars that linger
  • Will break out from heavy oils or pore-clogging ingredients
  • Wants clearer and smoother skin

 

Oily / Combination / Occasional Breakouts / Anti-Aging

Combination, blemish-prone skin in need of anti-aging requires a careful blend of non-drying, pore-clearing exfoliants with hydrating antioxidants and skin-brightening botanicals. This will bring a perfect balance to your skin.

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  • Enlarged pores and produces oil mostly in t-zone
  • Skin feels tight, irritated or sensitive when harsh products are used
  • Needs hydration without heavy oils or pore-clogging ingredients
  • May get occasional mild breakouts and cysts (weekly The sun soon arrivesor monthly)
  • May get clogged pores and blackheads
  • Post-blemish red/dark scars that linger
  • Wants to keep skin healthy and smooth
  • Concerned about aging
  • May have hyperpigmentation (brown spots)

 

Oily / Combination / Sensitive / Consistent Breakouts

Oily, combination, sensitive skin prone to acne and clogged pores requires a careful blend of antibacterial and smoothing BHAs to deliver maximum blemish-clearing benefits without leaving the skin feeling tight, dry or irritated. The added benefit of oil-free hydration will give the skin a perfect balance.

Symptoms:

  • Enlarged pores and produces oil mostly in t-zone
  • Breaks out from heavy oils or pore-clogging ingredientsmakari_discoloration_kit_1(1)sensitive skin care
  • Skin that may become red and flushes easily, gets tight and irritated by harsh products
  • Consistent blemishes and cysts (several new blemishes a week)
  • Clogged pores and blackheads
  • Post-blemish red/dark scars that linger
  • Wants to keep skin healthy and smooth
  • Concerned about aging

Normal / Anti-Aging

Normal, dehydrated skin showing the signs of aging requires high concentrations of AHAs to boost cellular turnover and potent antioxidants to brighten the complexion and return skin to a healthy and beautiful glow with a newly refined smoothness.

Symptoms:sensitive skin care

  • Produces oil in the summer, mostly in t-zone
  • Skin can feel tight or dry during the winter
  • Needs hydration without heavy oils or pore-clogging ingredients
  • May have enlarged pores mostly in t-zone, including blackheadsThe sun soon arrives
  • May have hyperpigmentation (brown spots)
  • Skin may look tired, in need of a glow
  • Wants to keep skin healthy and smooth
  • Concerned about aging and loss of tone

Dry / Tired / Aging

Dry, aging, tired-looking skin in need of sun-damage repair requires high concentrations of AHAs to boost cellular turnover and firming Peptides to allow a tightening deep within the skin. Energizing ingredients work to increase oxygenation and encourage a healthy glow. Your skin will be moist, firmer-looking and exceptionally smooth with a newly refined radiance.

Symptoms:

  • Skin feels tight and dry year round2016-10-13 16-37-55 (B,Radius8,Smoothing4)
  • Needs hydration and nourishment
  • May have enlarged pores mostly in t-zone, including blackheads
  • May have hyperpigmentation (brown spots)
  • Skin looks tired, in need of a glow
  • May have loss of tone and elasticity
  • Wants to keep skin healthy and smooth
  • Concerned about aging

 Dry / Sun Damaged / Aging

Dry, sun-damaged skin with loss of tone requires high concentrations of repairing AHAs to boost cellular turnover, bioactive Peptides to allow a tightening deep within the skin and nourishing lipid-rich oils to provide needed moisture. Your skin will be exceptionally smooth and supple with less visible wrinkles.

Symptoms:

  • Skin feels tight and dry year round2016-10-13 16-37-55 (B,Radius8,Smoothing4)
  • Needs hydration and nourishment
  • May have enlarged pores mostly in t-zone, including blackheads
  • May have hyperpigmentation (brown spots)
  • Has a history of excessive sun exposure
  • May have visible broken capillaries from sun damage
  • Loss of tone and elasticity
  • Wants to keep skin healthy and smooth
  • Concerned about aging

 

Benefits of Almond Oil for Babies

African baby with a beautiful expressionThere is nothing softer than a baby’s skin.  Sweet almond oil is often recommended by dermatologists and doctors.  Almond oil has a light, sweet scent and contains vitamins A, B1 B2, B6 and E, as ell as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Almond oil is an excellent choice for use on babies because it is naturally rich in emollients and pure enough for sensitive baby skin.  Almond oil for babies is useful in several ways:

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Shampoo

Massage almond oil into your infant’s scalp using gentle, circular motions with just the tips of your fingers. This will help loosen cradle cap, which is a common, scaly rash that looks like large dandruff flakes, and loosening the cradle cap will enable you to wash it out more easily.

Conditioning

Pour a dime-sized amount of almond oil onto your fingers. Comb the oil through your older baby’s hair with your fingers and massage it into her scalp. Almond oil smells sweet and can help promote thick, healthy hair.

AC9U2656Massage  

Pour a quarter-sized puddle of almond oil into your palm. Rub your hands gently together to warm it, then massage your baby’s skin. Start with arms, working gently from shoulders down, then move to legs, chest and belly, then back. Massage stimulates respiration, circulation, digestion and elimination. Massage is also thought to help relieve gas and colic; it also helps heal the infant during illness by easing congestion and pain.

Reduces Indigestion

Massaging your baby with sweet almond oil reduces the chances of indigestion and upset stomach. This is a common problem in infants that can cause a lot of pain. Use this oil to gently massage your baby’s tummy.

AC9U8948-EditSkin Tone Enhancing

Applying almond oil on the skin regularly helps makes skin even toned and smooth.   Almond oil clears all type of blemishes.  Almond oil can be applied on the new-born babies to improve their complexion.

 

 

Warnings to remember

  • Avoid getting almond on your baby’s hands or feet, as they are likely to end up in her mouth.
  • You must never apply oil around the navel, eyes, ears and nostrils, as there are chances of an infection if the oil enters these parts.

 

Stretch Marks and treatments

Collagen in the skin is known as the main building blocks of what is known as connective tissue.61O5Lqx4a6L._SL256_ This connective tissue is what gives the skin elasticity, when there is a disturbance in collagen stretch marks can develop. Collagen is needed to keep your skin stretchy, so the less there is in your skin, the more likely it is that stretch marks will develop.

Stretch marks appear when your skin is stretched suddenly, most common ways are through pregnancy, weight gain or weight loss.  They occur in the strong middle layer of your skin (the dermis), which supports your skin’s outer surface (the epidermis).  Their severity is affected by several factors, including your genetic tendency, degree of stress on the skin and cortisone level. Cortisone — a hormone produced by the adrenal glands — weakens elastic fibers in the skin.

While many of us are genetically destined to meet a stretch mark fate, there are some things you can do to curb your chances of ending up with the pesky stripes.

  1. Avoid rapid weight gain or loss
  2. Eat a diet is rich in protein
  3. Keep skin well moisturized which allows for more give and stretch without trauma to the skin

Ways to treat stretch marks

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Bio Oil

Bio Oil treats aging skin, dehydrated skin, uneven skin tones, blemishes, stretch marks and even old scars. It works best if you apply it by massaging it into the area that is affected twice a day until the skin has fully absorbed the oil.

 

Stay hydrated

Staying well-hydrated is indeed an excellent way to reduce the possibility of getting unsightly marks on your skin. Dry skin is less elastic than healthy, well-hydrated skin. If your skin is moisturized, you are less likely to develop stretch marks, as your skin can adapt to changes in your body weight and shape more easily. If you are prone to stretch marks, make sure you use a moisturizing product after you shower every day to help seal in moisture. Also, eat a nutritious diet, with plenty of antioxidants such as vitamin A and C to help protect your skin.

Aloe Vera

Known for years as a natural remedy for skin issues, aloe vera is also effective when it comes to minimizing the appearance of stretch marks. With its cooling and healing components, you can achieve positive results from using this herbal remedy regularly. Just get few small aloe vera leafs, and use this to rub on your skin for a few minutes. Next, rinse the area off with lukewarm water.

Cocoa Butter

An exceptional moisturizer, cocoa butter is renowned for its anti-aging properties while promoting circulation and reducing stretch marks. Just take a tablespoon of cocoa butter and massage on the affected portion gently. Do this technique twice a day for at least two months until you notice an improvement on your skin.

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Gold helps to restore the elasticity of the tissues, slows down collagen depletion and the breakdown of elating to prevent sagging skin.

Brightening from the inside out

Makari OralightA quality skin brightener should be formulated from compounds that show promise in lightening skin tone, a function that may also include reducing the prominence of freckles and other sun spots. Optimally, a skin brightener will also offer anti-wrinkle benefits to further promote the youthful appearance of facial skin. Of course, skin brighteners should also be able to help skin appear brighter and more radiant, just as their names suggests.

Out of the many skin lightening products in the market today, Makari Oralight is one of the most unique because it is in capsule form. A supplement that can me taken alongside other Makari Oralight products, this skin lightening pill aims to increase the health and glow of one’s skin and protect it against free radical damage.

Makari Oralight specifically caters to diverse and multi-hued skin tones. It does not contain Hydroquinone and other similar skin bleaching agents. Makari Oralight contains a couple of herbal extracts that have significant effects on fortifying the skin. Bearberry Leaves have clarifying effects that cleanse the skin of its impurities and also hamper the production of melanin, a substance responsible for skin pigmentation. Lemon Fibers are enriched with bioflavonoids that increase the effects of Bearberry. Vitamins C and E are also included in Maraki Oralight’s formulation to strengthen the skin’s immunity against free radicals.

Since Bearberry Extract is also a known diuretic, it is advised to drink plenty of water when taking Makari Oralight. It is also recommended to take 2 capsules of Makari Oralight once a day with a major meal.

There are many promising skin brightening products available today that can be used to make skin appear brighter and more youthful. Makari Oralight is an additional supplement to add to your brightening regimen that can enhance performance for a radiant glow.

Makari Nigeria launches Or Rose 24K Gold with Spectacular Event!!!


Global skincarebraIMG_0941-e1476712559669-200x300nd, Makari de Suisse launched its renowned super effective formulation 24 Karat Gold Range on the 12th of Octobr.  The launch event kicked off with a training session earlier on in the day and cocktail event in the evening held at VCP Hotel V.I, Lagos.

Media influencers, beauty bloggers and journalists attended the launch cocktail event in the evening which kicked off with an opening speech by Mimi Gnoleba, Makari Trainer, and Director, Makari de Suisse Nigeria, Folami Oyenuga who addressed questions raised by the guests.

Following the Q&A essions, renowned Nigerian dermatologist, Dr. Vivian Oputa explained in detail how the skin absorbs all that’s used on it and the need to always use safe and non-toxic corrective products.Mr. Oyenuga also expressed that Makari has been working consistently and relentleIMG_0378-300x200-2ssly with
NAFDAC on quality control and seizure of counterfeit products being sold at key wholesale markets and retail points of purchase nationwide.

“We remain committed to this battle against all counterfeit Makari products nationwide. For this, MAKARI DE SUISSE has partnered with 2 key exclusive distributors only and we are pleased to announce officially that you can get Authentic Makari De Suisse products which are loved globally with Kuddys Cosmetics and Chisuf Ventures in Nigeria.” said Oyenuga, Director, Makari de Suisse Nigeria. 
The training session was facilitated by a New York based Makari Trainer, Mimi Gnoleba. The training had accredited beauty representatives as well as authorized distributors of the Makari brand. The essence of the training was to educate the participants about the intense scientific and technical scrutiny that goes into every Makari product while also building confidence and trust about the brand.
The Makari 24 Karat Gold range is available at Casabella, HealthPlus Pharmacy, Kudi Cosmetics, Konga and Jumia, Perfect Trust Cosmetics.
Follow Makariofficialnigeria on Instagram and Facebook for more stockist details.

 

 

GIVE SKIN THE GOLD STANDARD

Makari Or Rose 24K Gold

Makari Or Rose 24K Gold

 

The benefits of gold in skincare can be traced back 5,000 years to ancient Egypt. Cleopatra was said to sleep in a gold face mask every night to enhance the suppleness of her complexion and preserve its natural luminosity.  Gold not only gives a beautiful, glowing and youthful skin but is also beneficial in many ways. It slows down the collagen depletion, increases skin’s elasticity, lightens the skin’s complexion, stimulates the cells making the skin firm, improves blood circulation and prevents premature aging, wrinkles, and many more benefits.

Here are the top benefits of gold for your skin:

1. Reduces Wrinkles, Fine Lines, and Spots

To have a clear skin, free from wrinkles & spots is every woman’s ultimate desire. Gold can activate the basal cells of the skin, which increases the elasticity of the skin. It thus reduces wrinkles, fine lines, blemishes, and marks on the skin, and will make you look younger.

2. Stimulates Skin Cells

The ions present in gold help in stimulating the cells, nerves, and veins in your body. This leads to improved blood circulation. This will increase the metabolism of skin cells and secretion of the waste. Gold can help to stimulate the cells and have a healthy skin.

3. Prevents premature ageing of the skin

Dryness of skin can lead to its premature aging. Use of gold can reduce the dryness of skin and helps in increasing the metabolic rate. This would prevent the skin from premature aging.

 4. Slows Collagen Depletion

Collagen is naturally produced in your body which keeps the body flexible. It is responsible for giving smooth skin and shining hair. The collagen level in the body starts depleting from the age of 25 and this is when you notice the changes on your skin. Skin care with gold can slow down the depletion of collagen level in your skin cells.

5. Treats UV Damage

Gold is praised for its purported ability to ward off UV damage as continued use reduces the production of melanin.

6. Brightens complexion

Gold re-textures skin and illuminates to reveal radiant, healthy and a youthful looking complexion.

7. Inhibits Allergens

The antioxidant properties present in gold helps in increasing blood circulation which leads to a reduction in acne and other skin allergies.

8. Treats Inflammation

Gold is said to have anti-bacterial and anti-inflammation properties that help oxygen to enter into the skin for renewal of the cells. This helps in treating ulcers and other inflammatory disorders of the skin. It is also known to rejuvenate your skin.

9. Increases skin elasticity

Skin tends to sag when its elasticity decreases or is completely lost. Use of gold can reduce the breakdown of elastin and restore the elasticity of the tissues. This will further prevent the skin from sagging making it firm and toned.

 10. Gives a Golden Glow

Gold helps in improving the blood circulation, hence it helps hydrate and maintain the skin’s moisture level. The small particles of gold get absorbed into the skin imparting a rich glow. This makes the skin healthy, fresh and radiant.