good light: Order of The Eclipse Hyaluronic Cream

by Nicole Collins

What are you putting on your face? It’s a serious question that I ask my friends all the time.  I know we all slept in our makeup after a long night out in our twenties and woke up gorgeous, but those days are behind us and we’ve got to be diligent about taking care of our complexions.

I started my career in the beauty industry almost 20 years ago, when I was in my twenties.  The world was a wildly different place then.  Department stores ruled the industry, and Sephora was starting out as a place for indie brands like Too Faced and Urban Decay, both of which are now not indie but owned by mega corps Estee Lauder and L’Oreal.  Whole Foods was the mecca for “clean beauty” but the clean products weren’t anywhere near as amazing as they are now.

Most women cleansed and used a moisturizer, and almost no regular gal knew what ingredients like hyaluronic acid and squalane were.  The Korean Beauty 10 step routine was yet unheard of in the USA unless it was a family secret your mother taught you.  I was working at a contract manufacturer learning how the goop was made, literally.  It was an amazing education that I’m eternally grateful for.           

Cut to modern day where there is so much information about skin care at our fingertips and enough products to make your head spin.  So how do you figure out what to use?  It can be overwhelming.  It might sound nuts, but I think price point is a great way to filter purchasing decisions.  Hear me out on this one. If you wanna break the bank and spend $150+, then DM me and we’ll go all the way down that rabbit hole.  I’m a huge luxury skin care fan and swear by Goldfaden’s Eye Defy Radiance Restoring Eye Serum, U Beauty Resurfacing Compound, Retrouvé Balancing Face Oil, ReVive’s Nightly Retexturizer among others. 

That said, I also adore some more affordable products that do the trick and fully respect anyone who wants to save their pennies for other things!  However, not all affordable products get my stamp of approval.  There is a select group that are winners!

I recently got my hands on all things good light when I met the handsome, charming and very smart founder of the brand, David Yi.  We were lucky enough to sit next to one another at an industry dinner, and he told me his story.  You know I love brand stories.   David is a journalist, author (check out his book Pretty Boys: Legendary Icons Who Redefined Beauty), thought leader in men’s beauty, brand founder and all around highly interesting human.

David and good light believe “all are deserving to step into their light and be celebrated for their authenticity”, and they create gender inclusive skincare that’s good for your skin and mother earth.  They also set aside 1% of sales to give to True Colors United, an organization that implements innovative solutions to youth homelessness that focus on the unique experiences of LGBTQIA+ community.

Their products are clean, vegan, cruelty free and sustainably produced without the 1300 ingredients banned by the EU and with loads of complexion enhancing goodness.  All of their products are dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic so super safe for anyone and everyone to use. Plus everything is super affordable especially considering how amazing the ingredients are. So the brand is truly for everyone.

My favorite product, though it’s tough to decide, is the Order of the Eclipse Hyaluronic Cream made with vegan squalane, meshima mushroom, glycerin and hyaluronic acid.  The squalane is hydrating and aids in cell regeneration. The meshima mushrooms, which you don’t see everyday, are mega hydrating and promote collagen retention which keeps your skin looking plump and firm.  Glycerin helps to hydrate, calm, heal, and improve skin barrier function. Hyaluronic acid is mega hydrating, restoring and can repair compromised skin. This little bad boy does it all and can be used day and night.  She also plays well with serums so feel free to layer!

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