The Imperial Concubine's Smile Gel
Oily skin loves this silky gel that offers just the right amount of hydration without the tacky residue that leads to imbalance. Water-based nutrients pampers your skin as this lightweight gel penetrates quickly leaving a clean, matte finish. Vitamins A and C are boosted with clarifying Beta-Hydroxy Salicylic Acid, supporting clarity of tone and radiance. This daily hydrator is recommended as a moisturizer or as a targeted treatment where hydration and balance are needed.
More than a thousand years ago, a woman who lived in Chang’an, today Xi’an, capital of Northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, was also fond of Lychees. She was Yang Yuhuan, the favorite concubine of Emperor Tang Xuanzong (685-762) and one of the most beautiful and fashionable women in Chinese history.
Due to slow modes of transportation, the Emperor set up a special courier service with teams of swift horses to deliver the fresh fruits hundreds of miles from south China to the Imperial court for his consort. It’s said that riders and horses were changed along the way and the fruit was rushed to the palace as quickly as possible before they were spoiled. When the Lychees arrived, the concubine was very happy and would give a beautiful smile. Ever since then lychees have been considered in China the finest of delicacies and a symbol of romance. One type of lychee is even named “Smiling Concubines.”
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Good for Oily and Combination Skin Types.
Contains Aqua, *Glycerin, Sorbitol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, 1,2 - Hexanediol (and) Caprylyl Glycol, Retinyl Palmitate, Arginine, Dehydroacetic Acid, Litchi Chinensis Fruit Extract, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Water. *Altharea Officinalis Root Extract, *Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, *Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, *Daucus Carrotia Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Sodium Ascorbyl Phospha