I swear I am not trying to be cutesy with that title. It is actually the name of an amazing face wash I recently bought from Perfectly Posh. It is from their new fall/winter line.
I am totally loving this wash. Usually I like a good exfoliating face wash, but the silkiness of Bright Young Thang feels so amazing on my skin, I can’t help but love it. It is part of the Perfectly Posh Look Natural line, which means it is vegan, dye free, and free of parabans, sulfates, and other nasty chemicals. These facts are a big reason I started using Posh. Bright Young Thang is perfect for all skin types, so if you have skin, keep reading!
When I first opened the tube I smelled the product. It has a nice light citrus scent; a perfect pick-me-up in your morning routine. A pea-sized dollop is all that is needed! There isn’t a lather, which is fine with me (I’m less likely to get anything in my eyes this way), but rather a creaminess as you wash your face in the tried and true upward circular motion. It effectively removed all my make-up on a “full-face” day. It left my skin feeling pleasantly taut. When I looked in the mirror I definitely looked more fresh-faced and glowy (yup, totally making up words here).
What makes Bright Young Thang so stellar? It is in the ingredients. Let me touch on the top 3.
1) Macadamia oil: This is a light weight oil that has a non-greasy feel. The chemical profile is similar to human sebum (this is what keeps the skin’s surface soft). It is full of fatty acids (I will get into each one below), making it perfect for dry or mature skin (ahem, I may happen to fall into that last category now that I am 40). Macadamia oil also has phytosterols. These are the building blocks of our cellular membrane. They protect, calm, and heal your skin and reduce inflammation. I am all about that!
OK so I mentioned macadamia oil has fatty acids. Did you know there are all kinds of fatty acids and each one does something different? Yup, it’s true!
These are some of the ones you will find in macadamia oil:
*Palmitoleic acid: delays the premature aging of skin, discourages wrinkles from forming, and helps keep your skin taut; making it perfect for mature skin.
*Oleic acid: provides great moisture and has regenerating properties.
*Linoleic acid: keeps skin hydrated by helping prevent trans-epidermal water loss (that is basically water loss between skin layers).
2) Ginseng root: Ginseng revitalizes, tones, and stimulates (I’m already sold!). It has a reputation for being a strong anti-aging skin care treatment because it is loaded with phytonutrients (this plant compound protects plants and works in us also! Yay phytonutrients!). Ginseng can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, firm and tighten your skin, and balance your natural oils; making it perfect for all skin types! Ginseng can brighten skin tone because it absorbs into the skin very quickly thus improving circulation (this is what causes the brightening). This improved circulation can also reduce the appearance of dark under eye circles and puffiness (yeah, I need this … and more sleep).
3) Caffeine: I love skin care products with caffeine. Seriously, I am addicted to them! The caffeine has a tightening effect that I L-O-V-E! Caffeine is an antioxidant. Antioxidants fight free radicals. Free radicals are responsible for causing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and loss of elasticity. If antioxidants fight these and caffeine has antioxidants, … Yeah, I am pretty sure caffeine is the soul mate to my skin.
Caffeine also has anti-inflammatory properties; thereby reducing inflammation and redness in your skin and even vanquishing dark circles. Hellooooo even skin tone! Good-bye dark circles!
Did you know that caffeine can also minimize the appearance of cellulite? This is because it dehydrates fatty cells. Water disappearing creates smoother skin! Boom!
So basically caffeine can reduce the appearance of age, redness, dark circles, cellulite, and create an amazing tightening effect for younger looking skin. It is like the Fountain of Youth (or maybe an ingredient in it?). How can you not love caffeine in your skin care products?
So how does Bright Young Thang rank in my skin care regime? It is now my morning wash; the perfect pick-me-up. PLEEEEEASE tell me you wash your face when you wake even of you washed it before bed. Did you know you sweat and drool and who knows what else while you sleep??? It’s true! Wash your face when you wake! Not doing so is just plain icky so make sure it is part of your routine!
*Perfectly Posh has made no claims as to the anti-aging performance of this product. I researched ingredients and learned how they best benefit your skin. Perfectly Posh creates fabulous skin care and is simply meant to pamper you skin.
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