This November, Calyxta happily welcomes growing local brand, Hello Gorgeous, in the fold. The fun and cheeky brand uses natural and organic ingredients for both skin care and cosmetics. While we love all the colors, unicorns, and rainbows that Hello Gorgeous introduced into the local beauty scene, here are five of our recommended must-haves to get you started in your collection. These are five Hello Gorgeous products that are a fraction of the price of popular high-end international beauty products. Because who doesn’t love a good dupe? We know we do!
For a healthy glow that doesn’t look too obvious, opt for a liquid highlighter you can spread around your face using your finger. Hello Gorgeous’ Unicorn Tears comes in two shades, Starlight for fairer skin tones, and Moonlight for more morena skin. You can mix the two for a rose gold sheen or if you’re in between shades. But don’t be fooled, this highlighter drop can be piled on for that outer space glow. We also love mixing it with our foundation for a subtle glow all over the skin!
It’s got the same active ingredient, activated charcoal. Plus it also has kaolin clay or white China clay, which purifies and detoxifies skin. Hello Gorgeous Detox Facial Mask is good for normal to oily skin as it also minimizes pores, tightens skin, and reduces blackheads and whiteheads with tea tree extract.
While the high-end exfoliator is recommended for use once to twice a week, Hello Gorgeous’ Brightening Facial Toner can be used daily. Its ingredients: papain extract, bearberry extract, kalamansi extract, and niacinamide—are known to help whiten skin. If you want to introduce alpha hydroxy acid into your skin care, this affordable toner contains the exfoliant.
While the famed Elizabeth Arden oil comes in a handy spray bottle, Hello Gorgeous Unicorn Elixir is in a dropper packaging, so it is easy to control the amount. It has multiple uses: as a lip balm, a miracle worker for the face, hair serum, and even nail hardener and cuticle conditioner. It should pretty much be a mainstay in your bag! We love that it is non-greasy, so you can still wear it during the day under your makeup. The Unicorn Elixir contains high grade rosehip oil, evening primrose oil, Moroccan oil, avocado oil, Vitamins C and E, and the super extra 98% 24k gold flakes.
This cult-favorite and makeup artist must-have is used to give a dewy and radiant glow after makeup application. Hello Gorgeous Rose Face Mist on the other hand works as a toner, moisturizer, and makeup primer in one. It contains rose water, witch hazel, peppermint oil, Vitamin E, and aloe vera, which combined is anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, and anti-aging.
Ronna Capili Bonifacio is a writer, editor, and columnist covering beauty and lifestyle for over a decade. She now also tries to humorously write about motherhood as a mom of two. Apart from skin care and cosmetics, Ronna’s true weakness are books and coffee. You can follow her on Instagram @ronnabonifacio and her blog: www.ronnabonifacio.com.
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