We’re digging into the kitchen spices, but this time, they’re not in a soup or casserole, they’re in our beauty products! Enya Flack, Beauty/Lifestyle Expert with It’s a Glam Thing, shows us beauty products made with cooking spice ingredients.
Cardamom is one of the world’s most expensive spices. It is made from the seeds of several different plants. It is used as cooking spices in both food and drink. For Beauty: cardamom improves collagen production and is high in antioxidants to fight premature aging.
HydroPeptide Power Lift contains Cardamon. This formula targets visible signs of aging and quenches dry skin. It also includes pineapple ceramides. This formula attracts moisture to the skin’s surface sealing in hydration. Visibly lifts, tightens, and increases skin’s luminosity. $96 www.HydroPeptide.com
Cayenne – the cayenne pepper in powdered form is used to flavor spicy dishes. The peppers are dried and ground. For Beauty: Cayenne is known to promote healthy hair and give shine to dull and lifeless hair by improving blood circulation in the scalp.
Pura d’or Hair Loss Prevention Therapy Intense Moisturizing Masque includes Cayenne to energize scalp and energize dormant follicles to promote healthy hair growth. $24.99 www.purador.com
Marjoram has a sweet pine and citrus flavor. The leaves are cultivated for culinary purposes. For Beauty: Marjoram Essential Oil is used to treat skin problems effectively with nourishing, hydrating and protecting properties and has a nice scent.
DECLEOR Paris’ Intense Nutrition Hydra Nourishing Duo Mask contains Marjoram: This mask offers two phases. The unique texture of this duo mask transforms into a delicate oil, providing nutrients and fatty acids to skin suffering from tightness and discomfort. Formulated with Essential Oil of Marjoram along with Oils from Cranberry, Chestnut, Cocoa, and Avocado. $44 www.DecleorUSA.com.
Rosemary is a woody, perennial herb (sometimes referred to as a spice) with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and flowers. The leaves are used to flavor various foods, such as stuffing’s and roast meats. For Beauty: The Scent of Rosemary revs up your energy. Rosemary is refreshing and rejuvenating.
Petal Fresh Rosemary & Mint Revitalizing Hand & Body Lotion & Bath & Shower Gel www.petalfresh.com Revitalize and re- freshen skin & help skin to glow. (both under $10)
Cumin is a flowering plant. Its seeds are dried are used in the cuisines of many different cultures, in both whole and ground form. For Beauty: Cumin acts as an antioxidant to fight free radicals. It has antibacterial properties, promotes radiant skin.
G.M. Collin Daily Ceramide Comfort Capsules contain Cumin: These replenishing and nourishing single-dose skin care capsules are formulated with combination of ingredients, such as cumin, soybean oil and vitamin E to improve the skin’s epidermal moisture barrier. Gives the skin a silky-smooth texture for fine lines and wrinkles. $98.00 www.GMCollin.com
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