In her M. Steves Ultra-Nourishing Boost review, Anne explains why pure rose hip seed oil is like steroids for your beauty products. Products were sent for review purposes, but opinions are all Anne’s own.
As someone who topped out at five feet tall when she hit seventh grade, I know better than anyone how important it can be to get a boost when you need it. And while most of the time that boost means help reaching a glass on the top shelf, I must admit, my skincare routine could also use a helping hand.
M. Steves Ultra-Nourishing Boost oil lets me do just that, offering a unique way to enhance the performance of virtually any beauty cream or skin care product I already use.
To use, simply add a drop or two of it to your favorite product (like foundation, sunscreen, moisturizer), and you get an instant nourishing moisture boost, packed with potent anti-aging properties. It’s like steroids for your beauty products (but it’s not, because it’s made out of natural, good-for-you ingredients).
For my personal M. Steves Ultra-Nourishing Boost review, I applied the product to my daily foundation — Estee Lauder Resilience Lift Extreme.
When I mixed it in well, I found that it made my foundation much easier to apply and it transformed into a ultra-hydrating product that really didn’t lose its coverage properties like it would after mixing it with a cream moisturizer.
In more humid weather, I’d advise to keep your “boost” at a minimum because it is super powerful, so one drop will go a long way. But if you have extremely dry skin, or in frigid temps, add a couple of drops to really nourish and protect your skin.
So what’s in this performance-enhancing product? Believe it or not, this vegan-friendly elixir is made of rose hip seed oil, essential fatty acids, anti-aging actives, skin-brightening promoters, antioxidants and a very artificial-sounding ingredient called Gatuline In-tense, which actually appears to be a natural extract from a South African flower that produces amazing collagen fiber-firming results, according to this scientific report.
I have to admit my skin feels hydrated and looks naturally radiant any time I use the M. Steves Ultra-Nourishing Boost, so it’s becoming a strong staple in my skincare routine. If you want to give your own regimen a boost, you can pick up your own 1 oz bottle for $64 at the M. Steves website.
Photos: Anne Houseman/beautyXposé; graphic by M. Steves