Saturday, June 21, 2014

Jane Iredale: Golden Shimmer Face and Body Lotion

 It's the first day of Summer! My love/hate relationship with warm weather isn't news to anyone that knows me well. I'm always stuck between oohing and ahhing over cute floppy hats, and suntan lotions, and hiding in a dark room with the air conditioning on full blast waiting for the sun to set before I emerge. While I absolutely love the look of golden summer skin, I love my pale skin just as much. I usually reach for a sunless tanner if I'm desperate enough to get a little color, but sometimes I just want a little bit of that sun kissed look.

Jane Iredale's Golden Shimmer Face and Body Lotion creates a subtle veil of shimmer designed to warm and smooth the complexion/body using diamond dust, which a unique and pure mineral pigment from Mica. The natural formula rejuvenates and hydrates with botanical extracts like skin-firming apple, softening elderflower and blackberry, antioxidant-rich green and white teas and brightening grapefruit and orange peel.
This lotion is lightweight, and moisturizing, while being infused with minerals that capture, diffuse and soften light. This process creates a subtle veil of shimmer designed to warm and smooth the complexion. Jane Iredale is known for their gentle and natural formulas and this one rejuvenates and hydrates with botanical extracts, so it is gentle enough to be used on the face or body. It leaves skin soft and hydrated and may be used in conjunction with a self tanner to safely build a shimmering, bronzed look.

Important Ingredients
Apple Fruit Extract- Rejuvenates the skin with firming and smoothing benefits while restoring the skin's moisture balance and protecting from moisture loss.
Elder Flower and Blackberry Extract- Cool and Soften the skin.
Green and White Tea Extracts- Antioxidants that protect the skin from environmental damage 
Grapefruit and Orange Peel Extract-  Brighten and illuminate the skin and gives a fresh citrus scent naturally.

(Left side: blended out shimmer. Right side: concentrated direct from tube) Photo is darkened to make the shimmer more apparent as it was hard to get a photo of in natural light.

Not only does this lotion smell citrusy and summery, but it really gives a golden sheen to the skin that is looks so natural and gorgeous. It's hard to make golden shimmer look "natural" but it really makes it looks like your glowing from far away. The consistency is thin, but it absorbs well and truly does feel moisturizing. My skin felt much softer where I used this. 
I think I liked this lotion best when used on the tops of my shoulders, chest and my legs. I felt more "illuminated" and my skin looked a lot healthier and full of life. It's hard to pull of that "summer skin" look without being tan, but this product manages to do it flawlessly. While this product can be used on the face, I really can't imagine a situation where I would want my entire face to be shimmery. I think wearing it alone under foundation or mixing a bit with a tinted moisturizer would give that golden glow effect without going overboard. What I like the most about this lotion is that it's very versatile.
 If you're not into tans- real or canned- but you want to look more "alive" in the summer, this is a fantastic solution! You can grab it here on the Jane Iredale website for $32. It's a great price considering you need so little when covering your skin. I can bet the 1.7 oz tube will last all summer!
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