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Want Radiant, Glowing Skin? What’s your Skincare Regime?

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.Copy of MICRO GREENS COLLECTION TOUT

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!

What Goes on Your Body Goes In Your Body?

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.

      • Leadlips

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.

  • Diethanolamine

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.

  • Parabens

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 penetrate26 seconds 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.

Day 4 of Spa-Mas – Priya’s Favourite Picks

Priya is Hooked on BAIT™

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Sadly, I recently found out that perfume is a leading irritant for skin with many hidden chemicals. Bait Hair Perfume™ has changed the way I shop for scented products! One spritz and my dull hair is revived with an illustrious sheen while smelling FABBait Hair PerfumesULOUS!

The delectable pink sugar, vanilla, and coconut infusions are intoxicating and will give you a refreshing satin- like finish between washes! These addictive, non greasy perfumes will leave your hair smelling great for up to 12 hours!

I top up moisture with Facial Sheet Masks by MaskerAide™. These are compact and convenient- take them anywhere you go! There’s no mess, no fuss, just apmaskeraideply a sheet to your face and immediately feel the moisturizing ingredients stimulate the skin with Argan Oil, Vitamin E and Super Fruit Extracts. They make the perfect stocking stuffer for tweens, teens and adults. In addition to being Eco Friendly and 100% Biodegradable, these must haves are Free of Parabens, Sulfates, Mineral Oil and Artificial Fragrances. With such an awesome sale in place, this is a great time to take advantage of trying them all!
To correct skin concerns and prevent future sun damage and wrinkles, meet the often overlooked skincare elixir- the . I suffer from breakouts from time to time and it’s become increasingly difficult to determine the cause! Since using what I have now dubbed Éminence’s “liquid gold”, my skin has brightened immensely and scars lrecoveryeft from stubborn pimples have disappeared! The herbs in this treatment oil will encourage cell turnover while you sleep so a thin layer repairs damage over time. A small amount goes a long way! I mix two drops into my moisturizer to balance my combination skin tone.Éminence Facial Recovery Oil
*A cool Winter tip as it gets drier: Use this oil on nails and cuticles between manicures; on body scars or cuts; and on split ends or heavily processed hair. It’s an Award Winning product that has been hailed as an Éminence favourite since the line was first developed.


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Day 3 of Spa-Mas – Karin’s Favourite Picks

I can’t live without my Bliss Oil

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I would definitely recommend FITGLOW BEAUTY’S BLISS OIL to everyone! When you start using something and realize you can’t live without it, you know it’s a keeper! Wbliss-oilith the colder weather my skin feels dry, tight and lacklustre. This non-greasy oil gives you instant hydration. I like to mix a drop or two with my moisturizer, FITGLOW’S SUPER C CREAM, both morning and night, which leaves my skin feeling soft. Loaded with antioxidants and vitamins, this powerhouse duo has resulted in such a transformation that people have actually been stopping me to compliment my dewy glow. I have fallen deeply in love, this product is BLISS!

I am all about a quick and easy facial routine. I love FitGlow Vita Active Cleanser face wash because it cleanses and removes your make-up in one easy step (which others claim to do but often fall short)! It doesn’t dry out skin with that tightening feel and hasvita-cleanser Organic Botanical extracts with Vitamin C to provide nutrients. The bonus is a beautiful fresh scent that preps my skin before using the bliss oil and moisturizer. My teenaged daughter is hooked on the bliss oil and it makes me feel good knowing that young girls are becoming more aware of what they use on their face.


For ages, I’ve been on the hunt for a good mascara! The latest trend I keep hearing about are eyelash extensions.
While all of us girls dream of having naturally thick lashes, I was adamant about finding an mascaraalternative that wouldn’t cause breakage or exposure to unnecessary toxins. To achieve the drama of a black, fuller lash line, I love using FitGlow’s Good Lash Mascara. For some added TLC, this product is loaded with olive and Seabuckthorn oil, which conditions for maximum growth and is non irritating for my sensitive eyes. It looks just as great after a long work day as it did in the morning. I encourage you to try this product, you won’t be disappointed!




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