Wake Up To A Brighter You!
Ever wish you could just wake up and your skin would look balanced, even and those dark spots not so noticeable? We’ve got a solution!
Catch some zzz’s and Brighten Up your skin while you sleep with the powerful skin brightening botanical blend new from Éminence Organics ~ Bright Skin Overnight Correcting Cream.
Bright Skin Overnight Correcting Cream naturally repairs and regenerates while you sleep. Not only does it revitalize and brighten your skin it also increases your skin hydration by 49%, reduction in Melanin by 51% and reduction in colour of dark spots by 29%. If you’re ready for a lighter, brighter, natural way to brighten your skin, this is it!
If you think your skin fits into the category of Hyperpigmentation (which many of us have) there are multiple factors that cause this, sun exposure being the number one trigger. Sunlight produces melanin and excessive sun exposure can disrupt this process, leading to the unbalanced colour complexion.
Not surprisingly, the other factors that build hyperpigmentation includes stress, medications, the environment along with the natural aging process.
This cream gently fades age spots, freckles and hyperpigmentation while boosting the skins collagen production all while we sleep leaving you waking up to smoother, luminous skin.
African potato and tara trees combined with the Punarnava Root ~ a known natural lightening agent, this combination not only reduces but prevents hyper pigmentation by stopping the process that leads to melanin synthesis while you sleep.
Wake up to a glowing complexion in 6 easy steps with the VitaSkin Bright Skin Solution:
1. Cleanse ~ Bright Skin Cleanser
2. Tone ~ Stone Crop Hydrating Mist
3. Exfoliate ~ Bright Skin Licorice Root Exfoliating Peel
4. Masque ~ Bright Skin Masque
5. Treat your dark spots with the Bright Skin Targeted Dark Spot Treatment (intensify the benefits by adding Bright Skin Licorice Root Booster-Serum)
6. Moisturize Day: Bright Skin Moisturizer SPF30
Night: Bright Skin Overnight Correcting Cream
” Now it is possible to erase the look of age spots with this potent, ultra-hydrating cream, formulated to brighten, balance and nourish skin while you sleep.” Eminence
For a limited time, with the purchase of the Bright Skin Overnight Correcting Cream bright-skin-overnight-correcting-cream AND one other product from the Vitaskin Bright Skin Solution receive a FREE Gift With Purchase of the Brighten Up Dark Spot Correcting Duo. (while supplies last)
The Game Changer
We all know the importance of cleansing and moisturizing our skin daily but if you’re really looking to rid your skin of the signs of aging, even your tone, brighten, firm or reduce fine lines and dark spots you’ve got to up the ante. Serums add ALL of the powerful extras that our complexions need.
Why use a Serum?
They deliver potent benefits directly to the skin, correcting concerns, nourishing the skin and boosting hydration.
“Using serums is like taking supplements, but for your face. Serums penetrate on a much deeper level to deliver active ingredients into your skin. They contain the most potent dose of anti-aging ingredients that your skin absorbs quickly and deeply”.
– Archana~Lead Holistic Aesthetician at Pretty in Pink Spa.
Serums are the real game changers! The benefit of serums are the highly concentrated active ingredients that penetrate deeper into the skin. The density of antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and hydrators give your skin a fresher, younger and healthier appearance. Many serums include ingredients like Vitamin C and grape seed extract that help protect against possible sun damage. They fight the damaging free radicals that are responsible for much of what we perceive as skin aging, including fine lines. The inclusion of amino acids and essential fatty acids strengthen the skin’s barrier and help build strong cell membranes. The purpose of these is to replenish naturally occurring skin lipids, improving moisture retention and protecting skin from the environment.
Are you ready to rewind the clock 15 years and be able to leave the house with little to no make up? Forget the chemical peels, what you need is a serum! It’s common sense really, when you think about it! The less impurities you feel you need to cover up with make-up , the less you will have to use and eventually, you can pick and choose when you want to wear it.
Now that you are about to jump in your car and visit us, you might be asking yourself, ‘How do I use a serum?’
For maximum benefit you should use a serum morning and night. But if once a day is what you prefer, apply it in the evening. While we sleep is when the skin repairs itself.
Step 1 ~ Cleanse your face
Step 2 ~ Exfoliate
Step 3 ~ Tone
Step 4 ~ Serum
Step 5~ Moisturize (if you want you can add a few drops of serum to your moisturizer)
Once you experience the clarifying, hydrating and age-defying benefits of adding a serum to your daily routine you will know why we call it the superstar of skincare!
We all love the golden glow, but did you know that sun exposure is a leading cause of dark spots and hyper-pigmentation. Ever pick up a bottle of sunscreen and try to figure out all the codes and what they all mean?
SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor.
Sunscreens are classified by an SPF number; you’ve probably all seen them on your sunscreen bottle (SPF30). This SPF number is calculated measuring the fraction of sunburn-producing UV rays that reach the skin.
For example, “SPF 15″ means that 1/15th of the burning radiation reaches the skin through the recommended thickness of sunscreen- protected skin vs unprotected skin. You really want to be using an SPF of no less than 30 to protect yourself not only against the risk of skin cancer but also premature aging skin.
Follow? Great, now let’s get into the nitty gritty science behind UVA and UVB rays:
Sunlight is made up of two types of harmful rays: UVA and UVB. The UVA rays penetrate deep into the dermis, the skins thickest layer, while it’s the UVB that burns the superficial layer of our skin. It is the UVB rays that is the key in developing skin cancer. No matter the rays, be it UVA or UVB, unprotected skin exposure can lead to premature skin aging, wrinkling and cause permanent damage over time. Unfortunately most people don’t begin to see signs of sun damage and become aware of the risks of not applying sunscreen until we begin to age.
The Canadian Dermatology Association recommends wearing sunscreen 365 days and year and most importanly during peek hours of 11am – 3pm.
So what is it you really want to look for in your sunscreen?
No matter what brand of sunscreen you purchase you want it to be a Broad-Spectrum sunscreen. The FDA has strict guidelines to determine what sunscreens actually are able to be labeled at Broad-Spectrum. Broad – Spectrum sunscreens provide protection against both UVA and UVB rays. Giving you the maximum protection from the suns harmful rays.
Mineral sunscreens vs. Traditional sunscreens
Mineral sunscreens use active mineral ingredients such as Zinc Oxide, that reflect the sun’s rays to protect exposure to your skin. There are two types of sunscreens Classic and Mineral Sunscreens, they can be differentiated by their active sun protection. Classic sunscreens use chemicals to absorb & dissipate UVA/UVB rays.
Lastly, and newest to the way we understand sunscreen, is the concept of nanoparticles. Slowly we will be seeing guidelines put forth on how to differentiate when purchasing sunscreens. In the meantime we can explain it as such:
A nanoparticle is a piece of material so tiny that the only way to measure it is in nanometers. To put this to scale, 1 nanometer equals one-billionth of a meter. ” A nano particle will enter the blood stream but a non-nano will not. That is why non-nano is safer. Chemical sunscreens will enter the bloodstream and that is why DNA altering ingredients such as oxybenzone have become a growing concern.
COOLA, now available at Pretty In Pink Spa, is non-nano. Their Farm to Face philosophy offers mineral suncare products for the entire family. COOLA uses ingredients that are hypoallergenic, paraben free, antioxidant enriched, water resistant & water proof yet still luxurious without compromising on performance. Their products protect and nourish the skin with vitamins and age-defying antioxidants.
We hear it all the time from new moms ‘what sunscreen is safe for my baby’ We are happy to share that COOLA has an SPF50 for your little ones over 6 months old. Start your baby on their way to a natural environment while safeguarding them from the sun’s harmful rays and pollutants. This baby SPF 50 sunscreen is designed especially for a baby’s delicate skin using minerals.
No matter how long you or your family will be spending time outside be sure to apply your sunscreen before you head outdoors.
You probably wish it did a bit more than it’s basic function, right? Wouldn’t it be cool if you could wake up in the morning and literally breathe in and feel the energy frequency that you are on… while you shower?
Not sure what that means?
Let us ask you this: do you have mornings when you wake up jump in the shower and you just feel completely rejuvenated? Some might say its feeling of Bright’n Feisty .
Wouldn’t it be nice to carry that feeling on your body all day?
How about at the end of a long day when you wish you could find a quiet Grove to sit in and find your balance again?
What if we told you that there is a soap that will help you feel all of this, would you ditch the current soap in your shower? We think, yes!
GroundSoap~ A Canadian company committed to helping people make healthy choices in caring for their skin
We are so excited to share with you a NEW product that we have just started to carry here at Pretty In Pink Spa in our retail boutique. We have sourced and found a Canadian Company that makes ground organic soap, scented using only essential oils. Not only are the names of the bars of soap fun and inviting, the health benefits of the essential oils leave you feeling refreshed, and recharged (and they smell amazing!)
What makes Ground Soap so Awesome?
They use nothing but pure and natural vegetable ingredients, and certified organic ingredients. The essentials oils that they use are natural, which means that their soaps are good for those who are sensitive to scent and or have sensitive skin.
One of the things that we really liked about this soap is that the essential oils that Ground Soap have used have key healing and health benefits.
If you’re feeling fatigue, frigidity exhaustion and stressed, it’s time to unwind & relax. The AUM soap is known as the meditation soap. Scented with Patchouli from the Far East. Patchoili has the healing properties for those with acne, cellulite, chapped skin, dandruff, dermatitis, eczema, mature skin,and oily skin. The perfect soap to just take a few moments to Breathe deeply and just let your mind wander.
If you are on the dry side, we’ve got the LemmeBee Your Honey . This is the perfect soap for moisturizing dry skin with soothing oatmeal as a natural skin toner, while it gently exfoliates the skin. While the generous portions of Honey and Shea butter lather and moisturize the skin. Did you know that Honey was used as an ancient remedy for treatment of infected wounds. This is the perfect soap for both men and women and smells so good you’ll want to take a bite out of this one!
While many of us have chronic skin issues, it can be our skincare products that we are using on ourselves that can be an irritant to the skin. Ground Soap takes pride in knowing that the ingredients they use are safe from exposure to things like carcinogens, and parabens. There products provide healthy and natural alternatives, once you give them a try you are going to love their soaps as much as we do!
While we’ve shared our excitement for Ground Soap bars now available online at Pretty In Pink Spa and in our retail boutique, we hope once you’ve tried one you will be just as excited about them as we are.
There are a number of skincare products available in the marketplace today but how many give you glowing skin. Everyday it seems like a new line of products is being introduced that promises miraculous results and guarantees wonders. But how many of these products are actually chemical free without compromising on performance ?
The polluted environment and lack of time for proper and results oriented skincare can result in lacklustre skin. The reason most products are not helping your skin is because they are predominantly chemical based-infused with synthetic ingredients, artificial colours and fragrances to name just a few.
Our skin is sensitive and requires products that work from within and not just provide an outer covering. Skincare is skin deep. After all, acquiring naturally beautiful looking skin is what we all desire.
At Pretty In Pink Spa we encourage and promote wholesome, plant based skin care – skin that is nourished from the inside and radiant on the outside! We believe in only using and selling products that are chemical free and non toxic, plant based providing ultimate nutrition for your skin. One example of products that we carry that goes skin deep is Éminence – Handmade Organic Skincare from Hungary.
Éminence offers a natural and organic approach to skin care products that allow the skin to regain and maintain it’s natural health and glow. Éminence products are paraben free and never use animal by-products or perform any testing on animals. You will never see all of the following ingredients in this European Skincareline~ Parabens, Phatalates, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Propylene Glycol. Natural products are extremely effective loaded with many beneficial ingredients providing long lasting positive results.
Our skin is exposed to harmful chemicals and pollutants all through the day, natural products have the power to deep cleanse and moisturize the skin – leaving it fresh and renewed without the exposure to toxic detrimental ingredients! Éminence products are handmade and contain the required nutrients and supplements that facilitate glowing and radiant skin. Their line of skincare products is compatible on all skin types and are gentle enough to be used every day.
Ladies, in order to age gracefully, our skin requires some TLC, attention and care. Busy lifestyles and lack of time leads many of us ignoring the needs of our skin. This ultimately results in lifeless and dull aging skin. The elasticity, glow and radiance of our skin is lost and no amount of makeup can bring it back, Sorry Ladies. This is where the need to use natural and chemical free products arises to regenerate the skin, resulting in supple and healthy skin.
Visit us in person and speak to any one of our knowledgable staff about the large selection of Éminence products that we carry. Not sure what products would be good for your skin? No problem we have you covered. Book a 10 minute free skin assessment from our experienced aesthetician and leave with samples for you to try. We know once you try them you won’t be disappointed. Your skin will thank you!
Know the products you already love, shop now from the comfort of where you are!
As summer approaches our excitement builds as we look for fashion inspirations and make-up inspirations everywhere we go. We start to fantasize about lighter clothes, lighter makeup and beach hair. Ah, the lovely minimalism of summer months that we have been patiently (maybe a bit too patiently) waiting for, is soon here.<>
With all the preparations we have for the season, what is the one part of our summer regiment that we sometimes neglect…. our skin.
We spend more time outside, more time in pools, lakes, patios etc. And over time, these fun activities can leave a lasting impression (and not the good kind) on your skin come Autumn.
Our environment, pollution, solar radiation generate free radicals in the skin, which can be destructive. Proteins (collagen, elastane), cellular membrane lipids and DNA can be damaged as a result of Oxidation (which is one of the leading causes of skin aging).
So how do we protect our skin from Oxidation?
VITAMIN C + E
FitGlow Beauty’s Super C Serum is a day serum that you can apply under your makeup or SPF that will shield skin from free radicals, boosts collagen production and reduces brown spots and damage. It’s got the added benefits of refining skin texture and reducing wrinkle formation as well as minimizing existing wrinkles. This vegan serum is a concentrate with hyaluronic acid (hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the body to secure moisture. As we age, skin moisture can drop significantly, which makes the skin lose elasticity and expose the signs of aging on the skin. Hyaluronic acid plays a critical role in skin health with its unique ability to hold in moisture. This will plump skin cells while protecting and restoring the skin along with 20% vitamin C and E.
The serum has a light silky feeling once it is applied, and is great for all skin types. So let us ask you: do you want to age gracefully? Everyone should be nodding ‘yes’ at their computer screens. Great! It’s truly a no brainer to purchase this serum. We want to help everyone up their Vitamin C intake (sipping some orange juice in the morning isn’t cutting it ladies) we are offering the Super C Serum at 30% of for our #FLASHSALEFRIDAY!
The moment you open the bottle, you will feel a sense of calm and relaxation with the gentle scent of lavender. As you work the Bliss Oil onto your skin, you’ll enjoy the subtle scent and maybe find yourself taking a few deep breaths and relaxing….I know we sure did!If you’re looking to replenish your skin with essential moisture, while repairing the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles, this organic, locally harvested Canadian little bottle of pure Bliss is a must have.
BLISS OIL visibly restores elasticity and leaves your skin looking smooth, more supple and radiant. ‘It’s like a hug for your skin wrapped in a bottle says Fitglow Founder Anna Domi.
- Improves skin clarity by reducing freckles, uneven skin and sun damage
- Provides potent environmental protection from free radical damage
- Improves skin health and reduces inflammation
- Improves skin tone and smoothness
There is nothing wrong with wanting to feel good with a touch of makeup, perfumes, lipsticks, eye liners and foundations, but still you need to be careful of what t branded cosmetic companies are trying to smear on your face.
If you look into this industry thoroughly, it runs on “innocent until proven guilty” access to its ingredients. If the chemicals used in beauty products are proven not to cause harm to human health, they are classified as “generally recognized as safe”. We are focusing throughout this article how we can identify the toxic ingredients commonly found in cosmetics and skincare. To do that, first take a thorough read of the ingredient lists carefully on products that you are purchasing. This list will help you to avoid chemicals that are unhealthy and considered toxic.
Canada alone, has found over 650 cosmetic products contaminated with lead, including foundation, whitening toothpaste, nail polish, sunscreens and lipsticks to name a few. Studies indicate these toxins are linked in learning, cognitive abilities, behavioral and language problems as well as links with lethargy, anxiety, lowered fertility in men and women and interrupted puberty onset in girls.
DEA (diethanolamine) and its associated compounds are used to make cosmetics sudsy or creamy. It also can adjust the pH, canceling out the acidity of other ingredients, so that the cosmetic authority can show their creams are in the pH range that is suitable for your skin, at the same time causing an irreversible damage to your body. Pay close attention while choosing your moisturizers and sunscreens, and also remember that soaps, cleansers, and shampoos can contain other types of DEA called Cocamide and Lauramide DEA. DEA and its compounds can affect your skin and eye irritation both in mild and moderate amounts. The European Union has branded DEA as unhealthy on the basis of danger of severe damage to health from extended usage.
- Butylated Substances
BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene) and BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole) are very jointly related synthetic antioxidants which are mainly used as preservatives in moisturizers and lipsticks. BHT and BHA can cause skin allergic reactions and what is worse about it is that it can cause human carcinogens or simply cancers and alter our body’s normal hormone functions, mostly the functions of estrogen and thus would result in adverse reproductive effects, according to the latest research by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.
- Coal Tar Dyes
These are extensively used coloring agent in cosmetics, generally determined by a 5 digit Color Index (C.I.) number. If you are living in North America the color name may be listed as, “FD&C” or “D&C” followed by a color name plus number. If you ever have seen these letters in your hair dye pack, it’s time to throw it away. Although several coal tar dyes are banned Canada, USA and other European countries, dozens of coal tar-derived colors are still broadly used in many other countries.
These are used as the most prevalently used preservative as well as a fragrance ingredient in cosmetics. Normally fragrance recipes become trade secrets; that in the hand of consumers, this seems like a risk, but manufacturers turn it to their boon that they need not to include fragrance chemicals in the list of ingredients. Although it is at very low levels, 75 to 90 per cent of cosmetics circulate in beauty shops contain parabens.
Parabens can penetrate your skin interfere with ease and alter the hormone function like Coal Tar dyes. These can mimic estrogen, the primary female sex hormone causing adverse defects and additionally it can cause human breast cancers.
Bottom line, what we need to consider here is the awareness. Whenever you go shopping to choose your lips stick, your make up creams and powders just be concerned with what you buy; it’s not the shape of the bottle with a glittering flash of light that can decide that this product is good for your health, it’s just the ingredients and their quality. At Pretty in Pink we stand by our products. So if you are looking for make-up that doesn’t have any of these toxic ingredients …. Check out the products we carry from Canadian company Fitglow Beauty, where you will NEVER see any of these ingredients in any of their products.
Detox ~ Renew ~ Infuse
Spring has sprung, the grass has rise, I wonder how my skin is? Spring seems to bring with it, thoughts of fresh air, new beginnings, and environmental awareness. As we prepare to start thinking about Earth Day and the part we play in the environment, it leaves us aware and thinking about the amount of pollutants that we are exposing ourselves. On a daily basis and the effects that those pollutants are playing on the health of our skin is incredible.
You’ve probably heard of, or maybe even enjoyed eating Microgreens in your salads. They are tiny superfood seedlings harvested early for their high antioxidant content. Not only are they delicious, they are incredibly good for our skin. Éminence Organics newly launched Detoxifying Microgreens Complex Products contain twice the amount of Vitamin C found in tomatoes. The powerful antioxidant blend of Broccoli, Radish and Clover Sprouts helps to protect us from free radicals and the effects of pollution. Another key component of the Microgreen Collection is an ingredient found in Swiss Cress Sprouts known as Detoxophane. This powerful sprout protects our skin from oxidative damage and visible signs of aging. It also activates enzymes in the skin that naturally detox the complexion by ridding ‘old’ skin cells while at the same time enhancing the resistance of skin cells against environmental pollutants. Every day we are exposed to more and more pollutants in the environment, which take a toll on our complexions.
We know that airborne particles directly stress the skin, which causes wrinkles and premature aging. Which we know no one wants! The Microgreen Detox Collection truly is your Anti-Pollution Solution and gentle enough for all to use on a daily basis.
The New Microgreens Detox Collection by Éminence nourishes, protects and repairs our skin while helping shield it from further damage against everyday environmental toxins and pollutants. Your skin will feel absolutely amazing after just a few days using this 3 Step Microgreens Collection.
The Stone Crop Cleansing Oil infused with Microgreens, sunflower and jojoba oils will help to restore balance any impurities in your skin. Leaving your skin feeling dewy and soft after use without leaving a greasy feel. We loved how this product really removed our make up and is great for all skin types. One pump is all you need.
Lastly the Lotus Detoxifying Overnight Treatment, wake up with the softest skin and a radiant glow. While you sleep the Lotus Detoxifying Overnight treatment helps your skin detoxify and strengthen. Lightly massage the gel cream wit
h melt-in jojoba oil beads and nutrient-rich Microgreens into your skin as you sleep it supercharges, repairs, all while helping to prevent water loss. Leaving you with a dewy radiant complexion and smells heavenly.