There was a time – sometime ago, that I investigated why we supposedly need all these different creams for different parts of our bodies. Do we really?
The answer made sense. You wouldn't want to put a cream that breaks down calluses under your eyes! It has different properties and would be far too strong for the delicate eye area.
But, there's an exception. When the cream's ingredients are so pure and gentle – yet effective – you can put it anywhere to care for and hydrate skin.
And at midlife, we have so many other things that need special attention, finding a way to consolidate skincare and beauty for over 40 skin is a godsend.
You already know I'm a huge fan of Cindy Joseph's BOOM!sticks. Her Pro-Age Makeup in 3 Simple Steps is really all you need to get by in the makeup department (plus a little mascara) if you want to simplify to that degree.
You can slick the universal color on your lips and it doesn't even look like your putting on lipstick. And I discovered the Glo makes a great instant makeup remover in pinch.
But because of the above article I was a little skeptical about the new BOOMSilk. One day, though, my feet we so dry they hurt, so I grabbed it off the shelf where it sat unopened and slathered it on. The light formula, almost more of a lotion than a cream, melts right in to hydrate skin. Instant relief.
So I started using it on my hands, which are so dry this time of year — softening cuticles is a must for over 40 skin. Worked perfectly there too.
And the final frontier: I've been testing a product that has retinol in it, got overzealous and am now in a flaming red, flaky, peeling phase. Lovely. BOOMSilk's completely natural ingredients don't sting over 40 skin and offer on-the-spot soothing and softening.
As with Glo, Cindy formulated BOOMSilk with her beekeeper friend in Hawaii to make this all-organic skin saver. Honey, beeswax, bee pollen, propolis (a bee-byproduct resin), and extra virgin olive oil – that's it. All you need to hydrate skin.
But what about the bees? I asked Cindy, because we've been hearing what peril the bee population is in around the world. Is this a good thing for them?
"My beekeeper knows everything about the danger bees are in," Cindy says. "Bees are endangered for a number of reasons. One is that so much of America is covered with corn and wheat fields — bees cannot pollinate these plants. So the bees cannot traverse the U.S.
We need to create huge garden parks in between the fields so the bees can find pollen to continue supporting life on earth. When the bees are gone, humans will perish.
More people keeping bees will HELP!!!"
To that end, Cindy and her Hawaiian beekeeper buddy have big plans for saving bees (and creating jobs) if they can make BOOMSilk a big success.
So once again, conscious purchase power. Plus, you get an all natural product for all your moisturizing needs, in one pot. $32 for 4 oz., 8 oz, $48. And think of all that extra room in your medicine cabinet!
More beauty tips:
Top 10 Tips from model Cindy Joseph
Cuticles: the Sequel
There's no sunscreen in BOOMSilk though, so that's a must to remember.
The Real Reason for Sunscreen and Why You Should Steal from the Kids
The Older You Get, the Higher Your SPF?