With my skin tone I’ve spent quite a bit of time looking for the perfect tinted moisturizer that I can use on days where I need less coverage, or on when I want my face to breathe on super humid days during the Summer. I literally gave up last year after a trip to Kiehl’s and was told they didn’t have one dark enough in their range for the colour of my skin complexion. This I found weird, because I don’t think of my skin tone of being that dark, but anyways…fast forward to a few weeks ago when I discovered the “Perfect Look Skin Miracle” by This Works, a UK based company founded by Kathy Phillips, former Health & Beauty Director of Vogue and International Journalist. I’m always cautious with the products I use on my skin and make great attempts to steer clear of those that contain petroleum, parabens, animal by-products, mineral oils and synthetic colour and fragrance. This Works products are made using oils and natural ingredients including essential oils and plant extracts, which clearly ticked all my beauty boxes. This wonder moisturizer is the perfect one-step solution to hydrate, boot radiance and protect skin from harmful environmental stresses.
Why “This Works”? It’s vitamin packed and has the protective power of a serum that’s super rich in antioxidants…and has a high concentration in Vitamin C, UK Sourced Blackcurrant Seed Oils, Walnut, Evening Primrose Oil and Shea Butter, which penetrates deep into the skin to promote an effective skin barrier that increases flexibility and suppleness on the face while prohibiting loss of moisture. For women in their 30s and 40s, you know that this is crucial! A hint of natural caramel is used to create the colour, which I have to say blends so easily into any skin tone and if you are wondering about the scent…it smells pretty damn good. As an added bonus, it acts like a skin “pick-me-up” by revitalizing dull looking skin, corrects uneven skin tones and helps to diminish fine lines.
The natural beauty products line of This Works is pretty extensive and has a diverse offering of other skincare, bath, body, sleep and innovative in-transit products that are perfect for the savvy traveler. Items such as the Camera Close-Up (which acts as a facial mask, moisturizer and/or primer in one), In-Transit Muscle Therapy (basically a massage therapist in a rollerball, to ease the pain of achy muscles during travel), and the beauty and anti-aging award winning Perfect Cleavage Firming Lotion, literally had me asking the beauty consultant at Black Caviar, “Does this work?!” before realizing that was actually the name of the company. Brilliant!