04.19.2013
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IT CosmeticsHello Light™ Anti-Aging Powder Illuminizer
0.33 fl. oz. for $24
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Hello Light™ Anti-Aging Powder Illuminizer is a good highlighting product to use on cheeks, forehead, or the bridge of the nose.

This smooth, illuminating powder gives skin an attractive glow without emphasizing pores or fine lines. The shimmer is subtle enough for daytime wear, but be ware, if you have oily skin any shine will make it look more oily. The only downside is that this product can be a bit messy to apply due to powder being extra-dusty when picked up with a brush. The antioxidants and peptides (anti-aging ingredients) are unlikely to remain stable in a product like this that’s routinely exposed to light and air. This isn’t the shimmer powder to choose if you want more anti-aging ingredients.

Pros:
  • Shimmery powder is subtle and attractive.
  • Texture doesn't emphasize pores or fine lines.
  • Fragrance-free.
Cons:
  • Can be too shiny for daytime wear or for those with oily skin.
Last Updated:10.05.2016
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
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IT's all about the look of vitality, radiance and illumination. The formula is infused with micronized pigments of light plus is packed with Anti-Aging ingredients and gives a true airbrushed look that works on all ages! This illuminizer delivers a flawless finish on all skin types, including mature skin! It’s your perfect finishing step for the look of lift and illumination! Developed with leading plastic surgeons, this truly innovative formula contains ingredients such as Peptides, Hyaluronic Acid, Hydrolyzed Collagen, real Silk and Antioxidants that hydrate, condition, and nourish your skin while warding off free-radicals all day long. It gives you a healthy lit-from-within glow, absorbs oil and shine, and blurs away the look of pores, without settling into lines and wrinkles! It’s your perfect finishing step for the look of lift and illumination! Plus it’s formulated without Talc, Parabens, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Synthetic Fragrance and Phthalates.
Ingredients
Mica, Dimethicone, Magnesium Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cholesteryl Oleyl Carbonate, Cholesteryl Nonanoate, Cholesteryl Chloride, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Hydrolyzed Silk, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Glycerin, Aqua/Water/Eau, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499, Ci 77492, Ci 77491).
Brand Overview

Strengths: Excellent color products, standout foundation and concealer options, impressive highlighters.

Weaknesses: Can be on the pricey side; has a few makeup products with exaggerated anti-aging claims.

IT Cosmetics (the IT stands for “Innovative Technology”) is the creation of Jamie Kern Lima, a former Miss USA pageant contestant and TV news anchor. Lima founded IT Cosmetics in 2008, selling her products in boutique stores and on QVC, then expanding into Canada in 2009. Since then, the line has gotten a lot of exposure with featured reports and stories on network television, including prominent mentions on the ABC reality show Dancing With the Stars.

The labels on most IT Cosmetics products reveal a variety of age-defying claims centered around ingredients like antioxidants, peptides, vitamins, and collagen. Those are indeed great additions to any cosmetic product, but unfortunately, the combination of compact or jar packaging among the formulas that include those helpful ingredients isn’t a good thing.

Air exposure compromises ingredients like antioxidants and peptides, rendering them useless. While that doesn’t affect the quality of the makeup, it is worth noting if you were hoping for an anti-aging edge from IT Cosmetics’ antioxidant-boosted blush or powders.

Of course, IT Cosmetics does have products that are absolutely worth checking out. The line boasts an excellent range of color products, highlighters, foundations and many more worth consideration. As with any line that has a mix of standouts and caveats, shopping using our reviews to guide you is a great way to ensure you’ll at least get your money’s worth, and your skin will be the better for it.

For more information on IT Cosmetics, visit www.itcosmetics.com.

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