Miracle Water 3-in-1 Glow Tonic
Miracle Water 3-in-1 Glow Tonic is the rare multitasking product that makes good in its three-in-one claim. It cleanses, brightens, and delivers a broad mix of anti-aging ingredients that benefit all skin types. Only a small amount of fragrant rose water keeps this from earning best product status.
This toner-like product gently cleanses, removing light makeup easily. You'll need a stronger makeup remover if you use long-wearing or waterproof formulas, but this truly doesn't need to be rinsed. That's because unlike some micellar cleansers, it doesn't contain any detergent cleansing agents.
From the first use, this tonic hydrates, smooths, and softens skin, infusing it with several anti-aging ingredients. If you have oily skin, you might find the finish feels too heavy for use under sunscreen, but in that case, you can reserve use for nighttime.
One more comment: Like most skincare from IT Cosmetics, this one's ingredient list is lengthy. It looks like you're getting a lot of great ingredients, and you are—but in amounts that may be lower than what research has shown works best for skin. Sometimes, the "everything but the kitchen sink" approach can backfire, although there's no question IT crammed dozens of helpful ingredients into one product!
- Gently cleanses and removes light makeup.
- Infuses skin with several beneficial anti-aging ingredients.
- Doesn't need to be rinsed.
- Hydrates, smooths, and softens skin.
- Easy to use.
- Contains a small amount of fragrant rose water.
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 isnt a good thing.
Air exposure compromises ingredients like antioxidants and peptides, rendering them useless. While that doesnt 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 youll at least get your moneys worth, and your skin will be the better for it.
For more information on IT Cosmetics, visit www.itcosmetics.com.
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