Marshmallows; those cute little fluffy sweets that taste just as nice as a hot chocolate topping as they do on their own. They smell great, look cute and make for a great sweet treat as a sugar fix. But, what you might not know about them is their beauty benefits, and how marshmallows are now the trendiest edible ingredient to have in your skincare.
The skin care and beauty benefits of marshmallow is that it acts a lot like a sponge; it selectively absorbs sebum from the skin whilst letting water remain there, meaning that it’s great for removing shine from your complexion. Marshmallow Root Extract also has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and immunomodulatory properties, meaning it can have a soothing effect on irritated, allergic or inflamed skin.
Mashmallow is becoming increasingly popular as a skincare ingredient and the tastiest new skin care – come – makeup product to use Mashmallow Root Extract as an ingredient is Murad’s MattEffect Blotting Perfector (£32). This brand new product from the famous LA skin care brand created by celebrity dermatologist Dr Murad is a a first-of-its-kind, skincare cushion that instantly mattifies skin while also refreshing and setting makeup for touch ups on-the-go. It’s really not like anything I have ever tried before. It contains a translucent liquid-to-powder formula made from Marshmallow Powder to selectively absorbs oil from the skin.
As someone who often gets a shiny nose halfway through the day, I never go without a powder compact in my handbag and always keep a translucent powder and fluffy brush on my desk at work to refresh my face at lunch time. However, the MattEffect Blotting Perfector by Murad has completely changed the game. Now, I simply use the compact puff with a couple of dabs of this translucent liquid-to-powder formula across my T Zone and I am left with a matte complexion, yet one that is refreshed through the skin care properties of marshmallow included.
Honestly, this hybrid beauty product that works over your makeup to set and refresh, but is created from skin care properties, is not like any other cosmetics item I’ve used before. If I could pinpoint a way that beauty is moving forward over the next few years, it would be this; to combine makeup and skin care as one to ensure you both look and feel your best from the deepest layers of your skin outwards. Oh, and it’s all been sparked off by a sweet little marshmallow.
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