THE CULTURE OF TOTAL BEAUTY: Tint Yourself


ANNA’S BEAUTY LETTER – OCTOBER, 2015

Hello Beauties, enjoy this month´s beauty letter.

“Tint yourself with our new moisturizers.” – Anna

In our quest to achieve flawless-looking skin, we’ve been stampeding through department and drugstores since cosmetic pioneer, Max Factor, launched the first Pan-Cake complexion-perfecting make up for film and theatre. In 1920, Max Factor introduced his cosmetics to the public, giving the average woman a chance to buy a touch of Hollywood glamour at her local drugstore. Since then, we’ve spackled our way through history using this one-hue-fits-all greasepaint, have worn the mandatory, ultra-thick ’70s foundation and powdered our skin to a matte finish.

Times have changed, so too have the looks in magazines, runways and the latest skincare trends; including the minimalist-chic blemish balm (BB) and colour-corrector (CC) creams.

Fortunately, tinted moisturizers combine the best of both worlds in one product! They will hydrate your skin and will improve skin tone. If you have an uneven skin tone, this is especially desirable! In comparison to foundations, tinted moisturizers tend to be light-weight in texture and provide light to medium coverage. Tinted moisturizers are especially good if you have a dehydrated skin type, which is common during winter. Combat dehydrated face problems and sun kiss your skin while using tinted moisturizers.

Fresh from our German cosmetic laboratory, CC creams are best described as BB´s more mature sister. They are ideal for blurring signs of aging, thanks to a colour correcting technology which reflects light off your face.

The customer´s wish is to achieve a flawless skin, not showing any redness and imperfections, with a glowy and dewy finish. Ideally, it should look like she is wearing minimum foundation and concealers.

Traitement TeintTraitement Teint is a true multi-talent for every skin type!

This tinted moisturizer combines the best of both worlds in one product; combining both skin care and make up. It can completely replace your day time care cream while still providing the necessary hydration to your skin. The natural balancing pigments in Traitement Teint provides the skin with a light concealing effect, regulating skin unevenness resulting in an even complexion. The skin is left sun-kissed with a dewy, silky mattifying finish.

With water storage molecules from apple, amino acids, hyaluronic acid, fruit acids and minerals, Traitement Teint strengthens the skin´s natural moisturizing factor thanks to their similar skin composition. It not only activates the skin´s renewal but also improves the natural defense mechanism. The skin becomes more resistant to damaging external influences and is given a calm, fresh and healthy appearance.

UV rays, infrared radiation, pollution and lifestyle factors generate damaging free radicals which prematurely ages skin. Cell and DNA protection occurs as a result of the combination of rice, sugar beet and rosemary extract, which neutralizes the oxygen radicals caused by UV radiation and protects skin cells against oxidative stress.

This combination of ingredients provide advanced environmental protection and are clinically proven to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and promote a naturally even skin tone.

Introducing our two newest family members in the Dermosthetique Hydro-Actif line: Traitement Teint in Soleil and Clair.

My tips for skin preparation and application of tinted moisturizers:

1. Choose your cleanser and wash your face gently with circular motions.

  • Clair de Teint Doux
  • Mousse Nettoyante
  • Clair de Teint Purifiant

2. To balance the skin pH-level, use a toner which will also hydrate and make the absorption of the following tinted moisturizer stronger.

  • Visalix Doux
  • Tonique Hydratant

3. Is your skin super dry and dehydrated? To give it a boost and speed up this situation, I am always recommending to layer a serum under your cream! Let the serum penetrate for a couple of seconds before applying a tinted moisturizer.

  • Serum Hydratant
  • La Capsule Beauté
  • Concentre Hyaluronique
  • Serum Anti-Rougeurs
  • Serum Depigmentant

4. Evenly apply Traitement Teint or Soleil and Clair over your entire face and neck! Make sure you blend all edges seamlessly.

5. In need of more coverage? After applying the tinted moisturizer, dab on a concealer or a corrector to the necessary skin areas, powdering where needed.

  • Cover & Light
  • Teint Correcteur
  • Silky Mineral Powder
  • Extreme Stay Powder

Enjoy these two new tinted moisturizers! I am wishing you all a happy start into the Fall season. I will now enjoy a pumpkin spice latte!

Until next time,

Anna