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Besides its super-sweet taste, agave is an effective skincare ingredient known for its anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-aging properties, so of course, my interest in agave was piqued with the recent launch of the Bite Beauty Everyday Agave Lip Collection.
This series of products is made from high-quality ingredients that includes agave, vanilla and French lanolin, all designed to nourish and protect your lips for a healthier, prettier and younger-looking pout. You’ll want to use the Bite Beauty Agave Lip Balm ($18) throughout the day, the Bite Beauty Agave Sugar Lip Scrub ($18) to gently polish and exfoliate and the Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask ($26) to hydrate and nourish. I’m kind of crazy about the mask which also contains triple the amount of the anti-aging antioxidant trans-resveratrol found in red wine. It’s available in three shades, a natural hue for nightly use or in the tinted versions of a universally flattering rose-gold shade and just-as-flattering-for all sheer apple color for daytime or evening wear.
You’ll also love these agave-infused, BITB-approved finds:
Too Cool for School Sitkoza Cleansing Gel ($20) is formulated with extra gentle, soothing and brightening botanicals like rose water, blue agave extract, and cherry blossom extract. You’ll notice a positive change in your complexion when you use it to combat oily, dry, dull and unevenly textured skin. Simply apply the cleansing gel on dry skin, and slowly massage it into your lips and eye area to melt away makeup before either rinsing clean with warm water or using a tissue to remove. Use it twice a day, morning and night.
Murad Hydro-Dynamic Quenching Essence ($78) is the answer when you’re on the quest for softer and younger-looking skin. Mexican blue agave leaf extract works to attract and retain water in the skin so it is left looking more youthful, plump and supple. This complexion essence also includes glycolic acid, watermelon, apple and lentil to gently exfoliate, promote cell renewal and do away with dry, flaky skin.
Environmental Repair Plus Radical Recovery After-Sun Lotion ($32) includes the super skin loving ingredients agave, aloe vera, sunflower seed oil, lavender flower oil, sweet orange peel oil and even more. It binds moisture to the skin to help boost hydration, jump-starts collagen production, protects against UV rays, nourishes and repairs, and also helps to relieve sunburned or irritated skin.
Drybar Whiskey Fix Styling Paste ($27 ) works on all hair types to give your style flexible hold, added texture and more definition. It also helps to restore your hair’s strength and elasticity. Blue agave nourishes your strands and also adds support. To use, apply a small amount to your hands before rubbing them together to emulsify. Then, work product evenly through dry hair.
Note: The Bite Beauty lip balm, lip scrub and lip mask products were sent for review. All other products were tested in store. Opinions are my own.