May 232018

Inika Cream Illuminisor is a creamy highlighter, made of natural butters, containing vitamins and minerals, for a natural glow – whether used as a highlighter or a blush.

Inika Cream Illuminisor Review

Not too long ago, Inika launched a collection of cream illuminisors – highlighters – available in three colors: rose, gold and spice. I’ve picked the rose one.

The Inika Cream Illuminisor is packed in an elegant, black soft-rubber-like compact with a mirror. The scent of this highlighter is a very distant typical scent of a lipstick. The texture is quite hard, making it perfect for a variety of applications: if you just quickly rub the highlighter and dab it onto cheeks – or any other place you desire –  a subtle glow, with a hint of a pinkish color appears. If you wish for a more buttery application, melt the highligher between your fingers. When used over BB cream or liquid foundation, it easily spreads and melts with the base; if you think you’ve applied too much, you can easily blend it a bit more with a foundation brush. When used over mineral foundation, I found it best not to melt it too much, but just dab on the skin. And when going for a very minimal look, wearing no foundation, I found it best to melt it between my fingers first, as sometimes just a moisturizer may not be enough for a smooth and easily spread application. The illuminisor is of a very smooth consistency, too.

Inika Cream Illuminisor Review

As mentioned, the Inika Illuminisor comes in three different colors; the one I have is a gentle pink with a subtle peachy undertones. For darker skin tones, you could apply a more liberal amount of this highlighter; for those with a lighter skin tones, this illuminisor acts with a dual role: as a highlighter and a subtle shimmery blush, giving a natural glow in a pretty pink color.

If you wish, you give this Inika Cream Illuminisor a try to perform in other roles, besides designated as a highlighter and a blush: you can use it on top of your lipstick or lipbalm for a gentle pinkish shimmer look or you can use it no your eyelids as well – to add a bit of a glow – with or without eye shadows.

Inika Cream Illuminisor Review

The staying power of this illuminisor is also quite impressive; of course, depending on your skin, whether you have dry or oily, as well as the weather – but I’ve found this highlighter to not slide off for many hours after applying it. The color and shimmer also doesn’t fade off for many hours.

Aside from a natural, beautiful glow, the Inika Cream Illuminisor also contains skin-beneficial ingredients, packed with vitamins and minerals to take care of your skin as well: made mostly of tried and tested butters, such as shea butter, coconut butter and cocoa butter, it also contains roseship oil and castor oil. And – despite containing coconut oil, luckily, I did not experience any negative reaction to it – for those with oily skin, coconut oil can be comedogenic.

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So, how about these ingredients?

Inika Cream Illuminisor Review

Ingredients: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba)
Wax*, Euphorbia Cerifera Cera (Candelilla Wax), Silica, Butyrosper- mum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil*, May Contain (+/-) Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Tin Oxide. * Certified Organic 

Coconut Oil is hydrating and excellent for dry skin. It has anti-fungal and antiviral properties and is rich in Vitamin C and A. Castor Seed Oil has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties; it conditions the skin.
Shea Butter is rich with Vitamins E; a nourishing butter; renowned for its skin softening and moisture retaining ability. Excellent for healing aged and extremely dry skin.

Cocoa Seed Butter is high in Vitamin E; it helps to soften, moisturize, condition and protect dry skin. It also seals in moisture and improves skin elasticity. Argan Oil has anti-inflammatory properties; it contains high content of fatty acids and antioxidants. It softens the skin and is an excellent anti-aging agent.

Carnauba Wax and Candelilla Wax are emollients, keeping the illuminisor compact and sturdy.

Potentially problematic ingredients? None.

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My final word?

Inika Cream Illuminisor Review

Inika Cream Illuminisor is perfect for those, looking for a natural-looking and natural as far as ingredients go, illuminisor, which perfectly works as highlighter and blush. The finish is a subtle, though easily buildable and spreadable glow, with a hint of a pinky and peachy color. The Illuminisor works well with liquid foundations as well as mineral ones; depending on your skin, if you have dry – a bit of a moisturizer is advised, if you wish to wear only a natural pinky glow.

I’ve been using the Inika Cream Illuminisor both as a highligher and blush and it’s been working perfectly for me; I think it will work even during hot Summer days, given its staying power!

Inika Cream Illuminisor Review

I’m amazed, on a daily basis, just how far the green beauty products have come – finding a high quality as far as the performance goes – highlighter, is not a difficult task anymore – and this Inika Cream Illuminisor is proof for that. But with green beauty products, you don’t have to choose between a high quality performance of a product and natural, skin-beneficial, non-toxic ingredients either. In this highlighter alone, you get ingredients, which nourish the skin as well – all the natural way.

Price? It’s not cheap nor easily affordable – that has to be said: €26 for 4g. Sure, you might say – you can get an imitation of this highlighter for, say, €3 – but consider the ingredients in such a product and the negative effect they have on your skin, and if you ask me, I wouldn’t put such product on the bottom of my shoes. You won’t use up this Inika Cream Illuminisor in a month; that would be quite expensive – I can’t give you the exact time-line, but based on what I’ve seen so far, with a daily use, this highlighter could stretch to at least 18 months. Thumbs up for Inika Cream Illuminisor from me!

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Do you use highlighters? Have you tried the Inika Cream Illuminisor? If so, which color did you pick?

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For more information on Inika, please visit their dedicated brand page.

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Inika Cream Illuminisor has been gifted to Nature of Europe by Love Lula for the purpose of an honest review.

Nature of Europe is Love Lula’s Accredited Blogger.

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