Sunday, 5 June 2016

Why Nivea Men Post Shave Balm is a great primer?

This particular item is famous in youtube world. Almost every beauty addicts who watch youtube will know about this product. It is known for being cheap and a great face primer for makeup.
It is a moisturizer that helps to soothes irritated skin and improve it over time and it smells like a mens' cologne to me. To be honest, I do like it because it reminds me of someone - a smell of a boyfriend/husband. I've used it for two days and yes I do see a difference. My makeup does stay and I don't ooze as much of facial oil throughout the day. It is a thick and watery product. Spread it across the face and apply. Stop until you feel tacky.
Many would tell you it works really well because it contain glycerin. It is known as the "glue" in the makeup industry. However there's more to it...
Now I will tell you why glycerin is one of the important ingredient in many skincare and beauty products. Glycerin is a hygroscopic which means, it is a water magnet that it can even absorb water from the air. It can be found in moisturizers and soaps. It is one of the many emollients in this awesome product. It acts like a barrier and helps to lock in the moisture. Glycerin does not dissolve in oil hence it still can stay throughout the day, making our makeup last because our facial oil cannot destroy it. Glycerin is found in many fixing spray because it is a solvent. It can melts the products and diffuse/blend them together so it can stick to our skin.
Well it's not just glycerin that helps there are also Isopropyl Palmitate and Chamomile Recutita. They are also known emollients in many beauty and skincare products.
Emollients helps to soften and soothe the skin and it can increase the skin hydration by reducing evaporation. It helps to keep the skin moist by providing a protection film on our face.
There is one more awesome ingredient that can be found in many household which is Witch Hazel. It is a natural astringent and toner. It has the ability to shrink the pores and facial sweat. It is also a product that can helps to brighten our skin and prevent it from drying out. There are many uses for witch hazel and I will write about it in the next post.
If you've noticed, these ingredients and definition are all about "Locking In the Moisture" and "Staying Hydrate". It is important to stay hydrate because it made our skin more plump and resilient. Hydrated skin will remain flexible and allow our protective barrier to remain intact and also helps our makeup to stay.
Do drink more water but not coffee or sodas. It's because they contain caffeine which is a diuretic, meaning that they draw water out of your system and your skin.
You can get Nivea Men Post Shave Balm here:
Usual Price: $12.30SGD
Discount Price: $10.38SGD

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