What it is: Glowboss is a multipurpose shimmer stick with a unique cream-to-powder formula that suits all skin types and climates. Its sheer shimmer can give you a subtle glow during the day or some extra glam at night. It comes in three ﬂattering colors that bring warmth to the skin.
Foolproof and easy to apply on-the-go, Glowboss was made for every day—for daytime, nighttime, all the time.
Coverage/ Finish: Sheer
Formulation: Cream Stick
▢ General Expectations of HIGHLIGHTER
= Long Lasting
= Smooth Appearance
✔ Easy Application
= Multipurpose Shimmer
= Suits All Skin Types and Climates
✔ Sheer Shimmer
✔ On the go
✔ Does it offer a good range of colors? There are three shades that it offers. They cover light, medium and deep skin tones. Three is good for basic coverage.
✔ For all skin tones?
- Is it something new compared to pre-existing brands? No, think of Fenty Beauty or KKW
= Is it different in formula? There doesn’t seem to be anything different, at least they don’t state it.
- Is it different in packaging design? I think it is very standard. It is the same exact shape as the Charlotte Tilbury Beach Sticks
- Unique Branding? Similar branding tone as US “Cali Brands” However, they successfully transfer this style and make it appealing to the audience.
✔ Packaging Design: Simple and Sleek
✔ Color: Very balanced choice of colors
✔ Typography: Readable
✔ Finishing: Good, Silky matte finish
╸Is the packaging sustainable? The packaging consists of a box and then inside is the product itself made of hard plastic. If you have it delivered via Lazada or Zalora. The packaging is incredibly wasteful they come in nude bubble wrap and they only include 1 or 2, when it can fit more.
= Where is it made and do they have a large carbon foot-print for manufacturing the product? It is manufactured in PRC which in People's Republic of China, which is China. I don’t think manufacturing in China is a bad thing, but they have done a good job at rewording it and making it seem like its not made from China. The carbon footprint wouldn’t be so large considering China isn’t very far from the Philippines. However their shipping packaging is not sustainable at all and is a bit excessive which contributes a lot of waste.
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✔ What are the products free of
(From SkinCharisma based from the Ingredients analysis)
✔ EU Allergen-Free
− Fungal Acne (Malassezia) Safe
− Suitable for all Skin Types?
Based from the ingredients there are two ingredients that are not good for oily skin and sensitive skin.
For oily skin Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate (Skin Conditioning, Emollient, Surfactant, Emulsifying) it has a comedogenic rating of 4 which is on the higher end
For Sensitive Skin- Citric Acid can be potentially irritate skin at a high concentration
✔ EWG Safety Indicator Environmental Working Group
Based from the EWG Safety Indicator (EWG Rating Ratings) 97% pose no risk while 3% poses a moderate risk.
Diethylhexyl Adipate (Solvent, Skin Conditioning, Emollient, Film Forming, Plasticizer)
= Comedogenic (Acne), Irritation and Safety from CosDNA
INGREDIENTS OF MODERATE RISK TO IRRITATION
Dimethicone is supposed to allow products to be applied in a smooth way to the skin and fills in wrinkles and lines for an even, smooth appearance of product. However the side effect of dimethicone is it can increase skin irritation and cause eye irritation in prolonged exposures and may cause allergic reaction to those with sensitive skin
(Skin Conditioning, Emollient, Surfactant, Emulsifying)
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
(Skin Conditioning, Emollient, Viscosity Controlling, Hair Conditioning)
Tocopherol (Vitamin E)