The secret to perfect skin - part one.

Natural beauty is something that every woman strives to have, but let's face it, a prepped canvas can lead to a masterpiece and sometimes we need a little help!   Achieving perfect skin can be challenging but with the right products in the right amounts and places it could in fact, be a walk in the park.  

"Skin That Looks Like Skin" was the theme of the day at Bobbi Brown at Edgars, Sandton, where I attended one of their many workshops.  Dené Booyens and her fellow Bobbi Brown makeup artists guided us through the process.   Bobbi Brown believes that with knowledge, the right products and a few easy steps, any woman can be her prettiest, most confident self.  But before we even think about makeup, skin care is where it all begins - "beauty starts with smooth, healthy, glowing skin" - Bobbi Brown. 

I attended the workshop with other ladies of different ages, races and skin-types.  Various skin care products were selected to suit our individual skin-type needs.   

SKIN CARE PRODUCTS USED:

The range listed below is to showcase all the products Bobbi Brown would recommend.  For your personal use they can select products to suit your lifestyle, needs and budget.

1.  BOBBI BROWN CLEANSING OIL

Breaks down makeup and removes impurities while strengthening the skin's moisture barrier.
Ingredients include Sunflower Oil, Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil, Ginger Root Extract, Jasmine Flower and Kukui Nut Oil.

2.  BOBBI BROWN EXTRA TREATMENT LOTION

Calms, comforts and refreshes the skin for a healthy looking complexion.  It also has plumping, soothing and smoothing qualities.  
Ingredients include:  Caffeine, Sucrose, Glycerine, Sodium and Hyaluronate.

3.  BOBBI BROWN INTENSIVE SKIN SUPPLEMENT

Reduces the appearance of fine dry lines and also clarifies and brightens the skin.  
Ingredients include:  White Birch Extract, Grape Extract, Mulberry Extract.

4.  BOBBI BROWN HYDRATING EYE CREAM

Balanced, soothed skin is obtained while it hydrates and revives the skin.  
Ingredients include:  Enriched Mineral Water Blend, Aloe Vera and Avocado Oil.

5.  BOBBI BROWN EXTRA REPAIR MOISTURISING BALM

While providing broad spectrum sun protection, the skin's natural collagen production gets a boost and the moisture barrier is strengthened.  With the water-in-oil emollient, immediate and long term moisturisation is achieved.  
Ingredients include:  Argireline Peptide and  Clary Sage Ferment.

6.  BOBBI BROWN SPF 50

Broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection is provided while soothing and evening out the skin.  It works well under makeup.  
Ingredients include:  Caffeine and Algae Extract.  

7.  BOBBI BROWN LIP BALM

Creates a protective layer over the lips.  
Ingredients include:  Avocado. Olive and Wheat Oils.


On completion of this skin care routine, my skin was left feeling plump and revitalized, even in the delicate eye area.    From the sophisticated and simplistic packaging to the wonderful earthy scent and luxurious feel, this product met all my skin care needs.  

My suggestion is to empower yourself when it comes to skin care and beauty by taking a look at the numerous workshops Bobbi Brown has to offer.  After all, Bobbi Brown is the number one makeup brand founded by a woman who has the ultimate inside scoop!

For more makeup and skin care information, follow me and Bobbi Brown on Twitter or Facebook (see links below) and stay tuned for the next part of "The Secret To Perfect Skin" workshop where I will be taking you through the makeup application for "Skin That Looks Like Skin."