Sunkissed Booster Drops
e.l.f.'s Sunkissed Booster Drops don't quite perform as the name implies, but they're still a worthy product, especially if you have normal to dry skin that's craving hydration.
This fragrance-free, serum-like booster comes in a clear glass bottle with a dropper dispenser, so it's best to store it in a drawer or somewhere else out of direct light, since light can diminish the effectiveness of some of its beneficial ingredients.
Speaking of beneficial ingredients, they include vitamin E and hydrators such as glycerin and eryththritol, alongside non-fragrant argan, sunflower, and castor oils. These oils, aren't ideal for those with oily to combination skin but is perfectly suitable for everyone else (including those with sensitive skin).
As with all e.l.f.'s boosters, this works well on its own or mixed into other products (though don't mix it with sunscreen, since that will dilute your sun protection).
While the oils in this formula will help provide a dewy glow, it's not exactly "golden" as claimed. Any slight gold tone you might see to your skin (which we'll admit, we didn't) is from the addition of the synthetic coloring agent yellow 5, instead of, say, a self-tanning ingredient like dihydroxyacetone or a cosmetic pigment like mica.
That aside, this is a good oil booster product, especially considering its price.
- Lightweight texture works well on its own or mixed into other products.
- Contains non-fragrant plant oils to hydrate normal to dry skin.
- Fragrance free.
- A beauty bargain.
- While this creates a glow, it's not exactly "golden" as claimed, and you may not even see it.
- Clear packaging means it must be stored away from direct light.
This lightweight booster supercharges your routine for an instant sun-kissed, healthy glow. Customize your radiance with concentrated drops that can be used alone or added into any foundation, liquid, or cream for a lasting golden tone within 2-3 days. Infused with Vitamin E and Argan Oil for nourished skin.
e.l.f. (it stands for which stands for Eyes, Lips, Face) was founded by Scott Vincent Borba and Joseph Shamah. The story goes that one day Borba was shopping in a dollar store and noticed women dressed in designer clothing and sporting designer handbags loading up their baskets with inexpensive nail polish, eye pencils, and lip balm. He took note of the products being sold in such stores and quickly decided he could offer products of even higher quality at the same competitive price. His idea paid off, as e.l.f. has enjoyed continued success and increased distribution online and in retail stores.
For a line offering many products for just a dollar (OK, there are plenty that cost $3 and $5, too), there are a surprising number of hits in the mix (especially the makeup brushes). True, not everything is going to be as luxurious or innovative as some higher-end brands, but overall you're likely to be impressed with what they developed for so little money, and you may just find some beauty bargains!
For more information about e.l.f., call (800) 231-4732 or visit www.eyeslipsface.com.
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