Glowing Results

Do natural skincare products do what they claim? We put some to the test.

CLAIMS TO: Guard and protect skin from the effects of stress and the environment, treat rosacea
INGREDIENTS: Vitamins, antioxidants, green tea, kelp, jojoba, aloe vera, chamomile, ocean minerals and Irish moss
RESULTS: The multi-product system provided cleaner, super-moisturized skin without heaviness, and smoother shaves with reduced redness and irritation bumps.

Organic Male 4 skincare, $35-$55 each,

CLAIMS TO: Draw out toxins, accelerate cell turnover and exfoliate, heal and tone skin
INGREDIENTS: Acai berries, raspberries, bamboo, aloe vera, essential oils, antioxidants and bioflavonoids
RESULTS: Applied twice per week, the five-minute facial leaves a youthful radiance and an even skin tone. Skin felt fresh scrubbed, clean and even textured.

The Exfoliant “Beauty Berries,” Jeffrey James Botanicals, $36,

CLAIMS TO: Reduce signs of aging, and help reduce puffiness and dark circles around eyes for men and women
INGREDIENTS: Seaweed, grape stem cells, pinebark, and green and white teas
RESULTS: Chill in the fridge before applying—perks up tired eyes and speeds up reduction of swelling and puffiness. Loose skin appeared tighter, firmer.

Scientific Organics Eyelight Serum, emerginC, $55,

CLAIMS TO: Promote skin renewal and keep skin smooth and youthful looking
INGREDIENTS: Kakadu plum, which has the highest concentration of vitamin C, Australian macadamia nut and vitamin E
RESULTS: Applied after shaving, leaves skin refreshingly clean, cool and even-toned.

Eshu Moisturizer for men, $28, Sephora, The Florida Mall

CLAIMS TO: Moisturize and hydrate skin, promote elasticity
INGREDIENTS: Vitamin E-rich argan oil and plant-derived keratin oil
RESULTS: After showering, use on damp skin, then pat dry. Leaves skin supple and not greasy. Results improve with continued use.

2Chic Ultra-Sleek Lotion, Giovanni Cosmetics, $8.99, Whole Foods locations

CLAIMS TO: Reduce signs of aging caused by sun damage, soothe skin
INGREDIENTS: Mineral tint with rose extract, Xylinium black tea, cocoa butter, shea butter, sage extract and organic grape seed
RESULTS: Used as a foundation, it evened out skin tone, redness and discoloration, and neutralized some red blemished areas.

Coola Rose Essence Mineral Tint sunblock, $36, Waldorf Astoria Orlando Spa and


Lip Service

Pucker up to these beauty enhancements.
Resveratrol, an antioxidant found in red wine, restores and maintains youthful-looking lips while shea and fruit butters smooth fine lines and wrinkles in the lip area.

BITE Beauty’s Luminous Crème Lipstick in Rose, $24, Beauty Lips Shine in Melon, $20, and High Pigment Pencil in Amarone, $24, Sephora, The Florida Mall

The neutral, go-with-everything lip gloss tastes like the sweet champagne grapes from Napa it’s made from.

Champagne Cocktail Gloss, $19.50, Jing Ai,


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