(Hand Chemistry Glow Oil, $28)
Winter can make skin dull, pale, and lackluster without being able to get vitamin D from sunshine we all need, the solution is Hand Chemistry’s Glow Oil. It’s safe, light, fast absorbing sunless body oil and helps achieve a radiant glow without DHA (dihydroxyacetone) commonly found in self tan and fake tan products. Hand Chemistry’s Glow Oil with tiny golden prisms offers immediate golden radiance whilst the DHA-free keto-sugar forms a lasting glow in two to three days to achieve the best glow like a self tan.
Glow Oil uses three functions to achieve a radiant glow:
- Erythrulose is a keto-sugar commonly found in raspberries. It has been used in the past as a support mechanism to make the DHA-induced tan more natural. From a tanning perspective, Erythrulose has little effect on its own. Glow Oil binds this keto-sugar to a system that encourages more exposure time to the skin, long after application and actually develops a colour without the need for DHA. This glow starts within two to three days and continues to build gradually.
- Melanin Hexapeptide has two functions; it supports the keto-sugar to help achieve a golden glow while achieving the production of your own melanin. Melanin peptides work within two weeks and beyond to help support the skin’s production of melanin without UV exposure. This peptide does not interact with the pigment producing cells and therefore there is no risk of uneven pigmentation or inducing any cell mutation.
- Purified bio-derivative of watermelons that is shown to prevent oxidative damage caused by environmental factors including UV exposure. This complex was found to have the same oxidative prevention as a sun screen under direct UVB exposure. This does not reduce the need for using sun protection but is instead an affirmation of the complex’s antioxidant properties.
After three days our pasty skin looked lit from within as if coming back from a vacation beach getaway.
Ingredients: Propanediol, Aqua (Water), Erythrulose, Titanium Dioxide, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Ethoxydiglycol, Mica, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Glycerin, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Parfum (Fragrance), Acetyl Hexapeptide-1, Citrulline, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Polypodium Vulgare Rhizome Extract, Cetraria Islandica Thallus Extract, Sphagnum Magellanicum Extract, Dextran, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phytic Acid, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Citral, Citronellol, Eugenol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool