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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Being True Energizes Skin

Being-True-Body-Peel-and-Shower-Gel I’m headed to a long weekend outing at the beach next weekend and my skin has got to look top notch! To get it in tip top shape, I’ve been using BEING TRUE’s Energy Work Active Body Peel ($42/8oz). While I love all kinds of scrubs, I always wonder what they are doing to my skin by using sometimes jagged particles to exfoliate. I try to use ones with spheres but in doing what I do here, I test out all kinds and I’m afraid that most are of the jagged variety .

This one from Being True uses Salicylic Microcapsules, so you don’t have to worry about any damage. They capsules simply burst open when you rub it around the skin and the ingredients do their work. The gel also contains jojoba, green tea leaf extract, and soothing oils like lavender, spearmint and rosemary. I’ve been pairing this with their Energy Work Aroma Shower Gel ($26/6.8oz) for my all over cleanse for a total wake-me-up-in-the-morning duo. These help create a positive state of mind all in the shower. All and more @

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

beingTRUE Broken Down

We’ve been a little behind in our on-going feature on mineral makeup, Making Good with Minerals, so please forgive. BEING TRUE is the next line up and it’s a new one to us. Let’s breakdown their Protective Mineral Foundation Compact SPF 17 ($40 @ It has more ingredients inside than I am used to seeing and quite a few are known to aggravate skin. I’m pretty lucky that I can put basically anything on my skin without worrying about an adverse reaction but I know there are many who cannot. I’ve *d the ones that might make skin mad at you.


Being-True Here’s the list of ingredients: Titanium Dioxide (sunscreen), Zinc Oxide (sunscreen), *Mica (transparent mineral mined in sheets. Can sometimes cause irritation for those with sensitive skin or rosasea), Zinc Stearate (sunscreen), *Boron Nitride (A mineral known for its high adhesion quality and a light texture. Can cause an itchy rash with prolonged usage), *Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Dimethicone (unmodified silicones which are considered a good protectant but may cause irritation to sensitive skin due to its occlusion nature), vitamin E, green tea, Idebenone (a form of the powerful anti-aging ingredient CoQ10), Methylparaben (a non-natural preservative), Propylparaben (preservative) and it may contain Iron Oxides (natural coloring), *Bismuth Oxychloride (one of the most known irritants in mineral makeup. In many brands because it gives a satin finish to the skin) and *Carmine (dark red pigment that can be irritating to some).




Overall, I really liked the feel of this pressed powder on my skin but make sure to use a light hand. It costs a little bit more than what we’re used to but for the finish it left behind, it was worth it. Available in 17 shades.



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