Today’s subject is slightly less ‘guide-ish’ because I’m going to tell you what a cosmetic booster is. Have I got your interest? I hope, I have. I’ve to admit honestly that I was truly curious what boosters really are since the very moment I came across this term for a first time (which was a few months ago). Because of the great popularity this product enjoys, I came into conclusion that it’s worth reading up on this subject. And this is the reason why I decided to write this entry so as you can learn what a booster is and what are its features. I highly encourage you to read the article!
The cosmetics of contemporaneity – Booster
Undoubtedly, this is one of the cosmetic novelties, however, not all novelties manage to win such popularity as boosters do. It’s said to be a cosmetic designed for special tasks. Almost everywhere (I mean magazines, how-to’s, beauty manuals) you can read that this kind of a product should be always carried either in your hand bag or be put on a dressing table. All righty. I want those of you girls who know what a booster is to rise your hands. I knew it! Such a popular cosmetic it is, such beauty wonders it does, but most people don’t even know how booster really works.
What’s a cosmetic booster?
In plain words, this is a product which gives us a ‘beauty kick’ or ‘beauty upgrade’. It charges our skin up and, in a miraculous way, it helps all the applied cosmetics work more effectively. In other words, a booster escalates action of other beauty products, but it can be used as an individual cosmetic as well. If I were to summarize this product’s action, I would compare it to a highly concentrated serum of clearly defined features.
I was looking long for a precise answer what a booster really is. Defining something by describing it doesn’t give a clear picture of that thing. But guess what! I’ve succeed and I found the answer!
Booster – action, application and composition
- Booster, when it comes to body care, is a concentrate of highly firming and skin regenerating active substances. In most cases, it is just a set of ingredients which have amazing anti-age, tautening and skin reinforcing features. As far as I’m concerned, these are mainly amino acids, peptides, ceramides, collagen, hyaluronic acid, vitamins, minerals, stem cells and algae extracts. Everything which works rejuvenating.
- Face booster works similarly, yet it doesn’t have so many rejuvenating substances. In this case, it’s a combination of the best moisturising and blood circulation stimulating substances. Mainly these are vegetable extracts such as ginseng extract, hyaluronic acid and vitamin C. They replenish skin with water, highlight face up and facilitate absorption of active substances present in creams since they easily penetrate even to the deepest epidermis layers.
- Fingernail booster is the last type of boosters I came across. Frequently it is a blend of rebuilding and smoothing substances with agents responsible for prolonging manicure hold. I guess this is the kind of boosters we use the most often because they help fix a nail polish and counteract its cracking. They mainly contain pro-vitamin B5, omega acids, peptides as well as copper. This combination of ingredients perfectly serves as a manicure base coat.
How to apply a cosmetic booster?
It all depends whether we want to use a booster as an individual cosmetic or if we want to mix it with our favourite cream to intensify its action. Regardless of the method we apply, booster fulfils the same task – it makes our beauty routine more effective.
Booster as an individual cosmetic
If we decide to apply booster as a separate care product, we have to bear in mind a few important steps which will facilitate taking the most of the very product. First and foremost, booster has to be applied to precisely cleansed skin. Before using the product, it’s worth removing make-up and other dirt and pollution due to delicate micellar lotion, cleanse skin with an antibacterial gel or use favourite make-up removing oil. Personally, I frequently use coconut water or rose water to fresh the face up; both natural products work just perfectly before applying booster. Then, you have to dry the face and that’s pretty all. Basically, booster can replace a cream or a balm but, in most cases, booster has to be applied before a care cosmetic. What’s important, you shouldn’t rub it but delicately pat it into body and face skin.
Booster as an add-in substance
The second option is to intensify action of our favourite cream, balm, conditioner or mask. Here, you can also use a cosmetic booster. In short, all you have to do is add a few drops of this concentrated product into a cosmetic you use frequently and that’s it. In fact, you don’t even have to mix the cosmetics since, nowadays, it’s easy to buy products that already are enriched with a booster. Undoubtedly, this is a considerable facilitation because you don’t need to bother with preparing these homemade cosmetic mixtures.
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