Magazines are filled with cosmetic advertisements with beautiful young models, actors and celebrities, with highly airbrushed skin, looking perfect. Other than an 18 year old whose skin has rarely seen the sun, do we see women and men look like that in the flesh.
It can be distressing to see people trying to emulate the "eternal youth" drive that many are committed to.
I realised I wanted to look that way, not perfect without a blemish on my skin. Impossible in my 50’s without some assistance from filler, collagen, Botox or possibly even a face lift! Has there been any research on the potential long-term effects of these treatments?
Be Natural. I’ve decided to and advocate growing old gracefully and naturally, whilst preserving what I have with natural products.
We wanted to provide guests at The Vital You Weekend with a special treat. Emma and I threw a few ideas around and she suggested we invite Cindy Luken, an accomplished entrepreneur who is passionate about what is natural, to join us.
We’d like to introduce her and her session to you.
Cindy Luken has pioneered clean, non-toxic beauty in Australia. A natural makeup formulator, Cindy gives women the recipe to be a natural beauty – to help them build their inner confidence to allow their true beauty to glow. She founded www.lukbeautifood.com - 100% natural makeup made from skin–healthy food to enable her to ‘style her life’. She is quietly building her online business, lük beautifood. into a ‘cult’ natural beauty brand to take globally.
Whilst we enjoy a ‘detox’ green tea, she’ll talk about beauty wellness and the importance of feeding your body inside and out.
She’ll lead us into a skin-delicious conversation on what toxins are in skincare and makeup and the effect they can have on how you look and feel. She’ll cover skin sensitivities, endocrine disrupters and potential carcinogens.
Understanding the powerful connection between what you eat and the healthy glow of your skin, hair and nails is the beginning of being empowered to feel and look naturally beautiful. Her philosophy at luk beautifood is simply to show you the recipe to be a natural beauty. Her makeup look is to highlight your natural beauty, to help women create that healthy naked glow. Just what I like and look for.
My philosophy is....
There is beauty in food. Consumers now understand the link between their health and what they eat. I have taken that one step further. I have applied that knowledge to making makeup from skin-healthy food to help women nourish their skin from the outside in.
My best beauty secret is...
Having my signature Go + Glow Green Smoothie each morning! It’s alkalising and anti-inflammatory effect reduces dryness and puffiness. It’s antioxidants help to keep my skin glowing, the essential fatty acids to reduce inflammation and silica gives strong, healthy hair and nails.
My Beauty tip: “Wear confidence like make up”
There is nothing as beautiful as a women who follows her dreams, who wears what she desires, who nourishes her beauty inside and out…. She glows as she knows the true meaning of natural beauty.