12.19.2014
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Hello Light Anti-Aging Creme Illuminator
Rating
$24
Last Updated:12.19.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

This lightweight, fragrance-free creamy illuminator is conveniently housed in a mirrored compact and is an easy way to give skin a youthful, dewy appearance—without making it too shiny. This product works beautifully on bare skin and blurs the appearance of minor imperfections when applied all over the face, should you desire a soft, all-over glow.

Although the Hello Light Anti-Aging Creme Illuminator formula includes some antioxidants, the packaging won't keep them stable. Continually opening and closing the compact exposes the antioxidants to air and light, reducing their effectiveness with each use. The cholesterol-based formula is good for most skin types, but this isn't the anti-aging powerhouse it's made out to be.

Note: The thickening agents and waxes this contains make it a potential problem for breakout-prone skin. If you're prone to breakouts or clogged pores, powder-based illuminators are best.

Pros:
  • Lightweight cream texture moisturizes dry skin and blurs minor imperfections.
  • Temporarily smoothes and brightens skin.
  • Subtle shine creates youthful and dewy appearance.
  • Fragrance-free.
Cons:
  • Packaging won't keep antioxidants stable.
Claims
Ingredients

Ingredients: Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Mica, Silica, Copernicia Cerifera(Carnauba) Wax, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Tribehenin, Talc, Euphorbia Cerifera(Candelilla) Wax, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Myristate, Cholesteryl Oleyl Carbonate, Cholesteryl Nonanoate, Cholesteryl Chloride, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Hydrolyzed Silk, Collagen Amino Acids, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Camellia Sinensis (Leaf) Extract), Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sodium Hyaluronate. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron

Oxides.
Brand Overview

Strengths: Excellent color products, standout foundation and concealer options, impressive highlighters.

Weaknesses: Can be on the pricey side; has a few makeup products with exaggerated anti-aging claims.

IT Cosmetics (the IT stands for “Innovative Technology”) is the creation of Jamie Kern Lima, a former Miss USA pageant contestant and TV news anchor. Lima founded IT Cosmetics in 2008, selling her products in boutique stores and on QVC, then expanding into Canada in 2009. Since then, the line has gotten a lot of exposure with featured reports and stories on network television, including prominent mentions on the ABC reality show Dancing With the Stars.

The labels on most IT Cosmetics products reveal a variety of age-defying claims centered around ingredients like antioxidants, peptides, vitamins, and collagen. Those are indeed great additions to any cosmetic product, but unfortunately, the combination of compact or jar packaging among the formulas that include those helpful ingredients isn’t a good thing.

Air exposure compromises ingredients like antioxidants and peptides, rendering them useless. While that doesn’t affect the quality of the makeup, it is worth noting if you were hoping for an anti-aging edge from IT Cosmetics’ antioxidant-boosted blush or powders.

Of course, IT Cosmetics does have products that are absolutely worth checking out. The line boasts an excellent range of color products, highlighters, foundations and many more worth consideration. As with any line that has a mix of standouts and caveats, shopping using our reviews to guide you is a great way to ensure you’ll at least get your money’s worth, and your skin will be the better for it.

For more information on IT Cosmetics, visit www.itcosmetics.com.

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05.13.2014
rocks

This is by far the best illuminator. Especially for mature skin. It does not accentuate wrinkles, it is not glittery or shimmery. I'm too old for that. It just adds a nice glow. put it over cheekbones, down bridge of nose, middle of forehead, cupids bow. LOOOOVE It! Way better than the other 25 I've tried!

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Barbie S.
05.29.2013
Great Product

Works well. Does not add a "glitter" look to your face. It is a light highlight. Glides on easily. Only CON to me is the price--but it will likely last me two years or more. So all things considered, I like the product.

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