Saturday, September 05, 2009

Make Up For Ever (MUFE) HD Elixir

There are two schools of thought on glycerin for the face:

1) This powerhouse humectant is so beneficial for dry skin because it attracts moisture, keeping skin soft (think about your best glycerin based soaps and how great your hands feel after).

2)Because it is such a powerhouse at attracting moisture, there are concerns glycerin pulls moisture from deep within the skin, eventually "drying out" from the inside, encouraging the aging process.

Make Up For Ever (MUFE) doesn't fear the latter. Their High Definition Elixir is primarily based on glycerin and Sodium Hyaluronate, which boosts moisture levels and evens out the skin surface temporarily. It is often found in anti-aging products.

MUFE is genius in packaging this combination as a prep for makeup, because it does exactly what every makeup artist needs - prepares the surface of the skin to become as smooth and even as possible for application. Glycerin gives glide and hyaluronate plumps the surface. MUFE claims a hydration boost of +520% after 15 minutes that lasts throughout the day (+175% after 6 hours).

If you have ever felt pure glycerin, this Elixir has the same silky feel. There is a bit of residual product on the fingers after application, but if you allow it to sink in on the face, it is muss free. Application is via built-in pump on the bottle top. Very nice.

I'm of the school that glycerin is probably not sucking us dry, and I layer this product with my SPF & moisturizer. Only on the hottest days is this too much. This is also a product where you will see improvement in your skin texture over time as you continue to use it. For people who dread to moisturize, you may prefer this lightweight step.

MUFE High Definition Elixir is a must have for your kit to help keep your complexion at its finest.

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