Beauty Products that Work
We’re bombarded with beauty product claims all the time. But here are a few products that have been “tomato” tested and actually work.
Enhance Your Brows and Lashes
Nulastin was developed by microbiologist Dr. Burt Ensley, whose proprietary lash and brow serum visibly boosts the length and density of lashes and brows. We have two tomato friends who are using this and both had very thinning eyebrows that are now growing back and their eyelashes have gotten fuller too. But be patient – it’s a 3-month process and costs $139 for a 3-month supply and you have to keep using it. Available on Amazon.
Collagen Powder – YES!
(This is the head Tomato’s review.)
I was at a cookie swap party over the holidays, when one women commented to one of the other women at the party how great her skin looked. And she said, “I’ve been taking collagen powder” and then rattled off the benefits. Being somewhat skeptical, I started reading up on the benefits of taking collagen power as a supplement to your diet and one article that really stood out was this one from Prevention Magazine.
Some of the potential benefits cited by this article in Prevent Magazine are: In one recent study, women who took a collagen supplement daily experienced a 20% reduction in wrinkle depth around their eyes after 8 weeks. Other research finds that daily supplementation can ease osteoarthritis-related knee pain. And although there aren’t studies on collagen’s effect on gut health yet, there’s probably something to it. Collagen’s amino acids may also help prevent intestinal permeability (i.e., leaky gut)—a condition linked to a host of and autoimmune diseases like MS and celiac disease.
That was enough for me. So, I started taking collagen powder (see the one below that gets good ratings) and I put a scoop into my morning hot lemon and water drink. You can add it your coffee (it’s tasteless) or add to a smoothie for extra protein. Here’s what I have found after 3 months. Unsolicited, several people have commented on “how good I look”. And I have to say, I do think my skin looks better, and collagen does help to keep your skin plumped. But the biggest thing is that some of the digestive issues I occasionally deal with, including constipation, are gone! Here’s the powder I use. Do your own research and decide if it’s right for you. $13.00 Amazon.
We love media personality/beauty guru Dominique Sasche and she recently test seven undereye concealers for mature skin. Watch the video (great tips on applying concealer) but here are here top three picks, all scoring a 5 rating (her tops:
- Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer. $27 Amazon.
- Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Eraser. $8 Amazon.
- Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Concealer. $45 Amazon.
Sleep Better with these Natural Products
Over 20 years ago, Valerie Bennis, a lovely Tomato and an award winning certified aromatherapist created a highly effective natural sleep blend of essential oils. The essential oil synergy of lavender, marjoram, cedarwood and ylang/ylang eases women and men of all ages into a peaceful sleep and comforts them during stressful times. It is available in several different delivery systems, such as mist, balm, massage & bath oil, roller bottles and concentrate. Check out the line and use code GOLDEN for 20% off each product.