As a woman approaching her 40’s it is a definite concern of mine to preserve the efforts I make in taking care of my body and youth by eating well, exercising and getting enough sleep. Working as a professional woman wearing makeup everyday is part of my daily beauty routine. Like you, I want to make sure the makeup that is on my face all day is doing something to enhance my look as well as help in repairing the effects of aging like sun damage and fine line reduction.
Skin care products provide much needed benefits that aid in repairing the effects of the environment to my skin. It only makes sense that applying makeup that has skin care infused ingredients to my regime would give me added benefits and long term results that every woman wants…including me!
Marketing in the cosmetics industry can be very confusing. We are told to stay away from products likes parabens (parabens have been proven to penetrate the skin and can be traced in the blood minutes after application, it is theorized that they may have adverse effects on the body), phalates, (industrial chemicals that are used as solvents in many cosmetics, shown to damage the liver, kidneys, lungs and reproductive systems in animal studies, phthalates can be absorbed through the skin or inhaled), and animal derived ingredients ( see list from PETA) as well as many more! Knowing the side effects and functions of what some of these ingredients do will help you understand what to stay away from.
Boxx cosmetics was developed with great thought and research and provides us with cosmetics that are great for our skin, free of ingredients that are harmful and of course are COMPACT.LUXURY.BEAUTIFUL!
Here are some active ingredients to look for and the benefits they provide in boxx cosmetics products.
VITAMIN E- A major anti-oxidant nutrient that retards cellular aging due to oxidation, increases the moisture level and facilitates the desquamation and replacement of the cell of the skin surface. In this way it maintains the elasticity of the skin and helps to prevent wrinkling. (used in all products by boxx cosmetics)
ORGANIC BEESWAX- forms an effective barrier, protecting the skin from harsh environmental conditions. It has wonderfully emollient, soothing and softening properties and helps the skin retain moisture. It’s a biologically active product, retaining some anti-bacterial properties. (used in boxx cosmetics Lipshine)
ORGANIC CARNAUBA WAX- because of its hypoallergenic and emollient properties as well as its shine, carnauba wax appears as an ingredient in many cosmetics formulas where it is used to thicken lipstick. Carnauba wax is extremely durable, has film-forming properties and dries to a glossy finish. Specific for carnauba wax is the content of cinnamic acid (about 10%), which is an antioxidant. (used in boxx cosmetics Lipshine)
MANGO BUTTER-exhibits excellent moisturizing for lotions and good lubricity on skin. It melts readily at skin temperature making it ideal for sticks and balms. (used in boxx cosmetics Lipshine)
MAXILIP™-Designed specifically for lip care, MAXILIP™ hydrates the lips and helps to restore glycosaminoglycans and collagen, increasing lip moisture and adding volume to improve the contour of the lips and give better definition to the lipline. MAXILIP™ also significantly reduces the appearance of cheilites to make dry, chapped, desquamating lips a thing of the past. (used in boxx cosmetics Lipshine and Lip Color)
HYALURONIC FILLING SPHERES®-instantly plump and fill wrinkles, for a dramatically younger-looking appearance. HYALURONIC FILLING SPHERES® are made of pure hyaluronic acid. It works through an ingenious hydration process: dehydrated spheres physically expand after absorbing skin’s own natural moisture reserves, visibly plumping and smoothing wrinkles and folds. (used in boxx cosmetics Lip Color)
ZINC OXIDE-an inert earth mineral used as a thickening, whitening, lubricating and sunscreen ingredient in cosmetics. It can also be an anti-irritant and potentially an antioxidant. Absorber of the full UV spectrum of sun rays (short UVB to long UVA), soothing effects (widely used against skin irritations), anti-fungal properties. Because it reflects both UVA and UVB rays of ultraviolet light, zinc oxide can be used in ointments, creams, and lotions to protect against sunburn and other damage to the skin caused by ultraviolet light (see sunscreen). It is the broadest spectrum UVA and UVB absorber that is approved for use as a sunscreen by the FDA, and is completely photostable. It is also a main ingredient of mineral makeup. ( used in boxx cosmetics Powder)
SORBITAN OLIVATE-Natural based gelling agent developed from natural olive chemistry. (used in boxx cosmetics Cream Correctors)
DERMAXYL™- Anti-ageing wrinkle smoothing and offers cutaneous barrier repair capability. It stimulates cell communication and then repairs age related skin damage. Assists is reducing wrinkles by enhancing the body’s production of Collagen. (used in boxx cosmetics Cream Correctors)
SPILANTHES ACMELLA EXTRACT-A concentrated oily extract taken from the upper part of the Spilanthes Acmella plant. By stimulating the bio-mechanical functions of the fibroblasts, it will reorganize the architecture of the dermis. The density and firmness of the skin are then rapidly enhanced, leading to a reduction in skin roughness, Visibly active, the action is measurable from the first application. Ultra rapid Anti-Aging action! ( used in boxx cosmetics Cream Correctors)
Using skin care infused ingredients in our cosmetics make sense for our skin to help combat the day to day environmental damage we face every day. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
About The Author
Sandra K. Milligan-Founder/Creator, boxx cosmetics
Living proof of her philosophy – that simple solutions can lead to lasting impressions – Sandra exudes her passion through her work, anchored on the belief that a woman should be confident, comfortable, empowered, sexy, and, most of all, herself.
Out of this approach to beauty, boxx cosmetics was born.
In Sandra’s words, “boxx cosmetics arose from identifying the need for high quality, practicality, innovation and affordability — a line of stylish cosmetics designed to be simple to use, carry and replace.”
With boxx cosmetics, Sandra offers professional quality beauty care products, made in Canada, and affordably-priced. A well-known personality across the beauty industry, Sandra regularly offers her industry wisdom to magazines, major beauty conventions and trade shows, and has contributed to a number of training materials.
Sandra lives in Toronto and enjoys a busy life of friends, fitness, art and adventure.