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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.

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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.

The Love Me, Myself and EYE event featuring Glõ Minerals

They say the eyes are the windows to the soul so why not make your eyes a focus.   When it comes to the eyes, the possibilities are endless. Simplistic daytime looks, deep enchanting drama night moves, subtle lines and definition, smokey vibes, custom brow looks, classic tones or a pop of colour. Eyeshadows, shadow primers, eyeliners, brows, and mascara by Glo Minerals are formulated to transform your look in the blink of an eye with such ease that even the most inexperienced person will create looks that will have everyone thinking you had a professional apply your makeup.

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But where to start? Easy, we have you covered.   Join us at Pretty in Pink Spa on February 28th from 12:00pm-5:00pm (by booked appointment)  at our exclusive eye focused workshop hosting demonstrations by no other than celebrity makeup artist Jenna Sardo. Learn from the expert herself,  on how to shape your eyebrows perfectly,  how to achieve flawless eye makeup no matter where you’re going. The workshop is perfect for ladies who are ready to step up their brow game and express their beautiful eyes without all the fuss. I’m sure you have heard of the latest trend, Microblading.  In case you’ve been living under a rock this is the latest eyebrow phenomenon which is basically a form of tattooing. Unlike a regular tattoo, “microblading” is a form of tattoo artistry where pigment is implanted under your skin with a manual handheld tool.  OUCH!  Well, for those who are not ready to be tattooed just to have ready to go flawless eyebrows,   Glo Minerals has created~ The Micro Precision Brow Pencil.  These easy to use pencils achieve the illusion of microbladed eyebrows without the actual long term commitment to the tattoo. After filling in your eyebrows to perfection, Glo Minerals has a brow gel to keep it all in place. Do you have bushy eyebrows you want to combat and tame? To make sure your eyebrows are on fleek, each guest attending will receive complimentary eyebrow shaping with our liquid hair removal prior to your eye popping makeover with Jenna.  For those ladies who have very thin eyebrows and want a move full look, there will be demonstrations of the revolutionary Micro Precision Brow Pencil done. Your eyes are the first thing people are drawn to so why not make them stand out and leave a lasting impression. 

EVENT DETAILS

Tuesday, February, 28th 12:00pm-5:00pm (by booked appointment)
Enjoy complimentary eyebrow waxing with Brandie
Enter to win a Luxurious Gift Basket filled with Glõ Minerals Goodies
*Reserve your ticket and time as space is limited.

Day 2 of Spa-Mas – Shauna’s Favourite Picks

I can’t live without my Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant!

Pretty in Pink Spa Halloween Party

strawberry_rhubarb_dermafoliantI can’t live without my Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant! I start each day by adding a shake of the gentle daily-use scrub to an Éminence cleanser. It leaves my skin feeling luscious and prepped for maximum results from my morning skincare products, and especially smooth for an even all-day makeup application. 

I wouldn’t hesitate to add the Éminence Citrus Lip Balm to anyone’s stocking as a perfect pout primer in the morning and as a treatment at bedtime. I would also add in glo-minerals suede lip crayon in demure – the perfect winter neutral that is matte but also moisturizing! Then layer overtop the Glo-Minerals Cream Glaze lip crayon in Heirloom for subtle shine.

firmskinacaimasque_5in_hrIf the stocking still has room, I would definitely toss in my favourite moisturizer of all time – the Éminence Firm Skin Acai Moisturizer and Masque. This leaves my skin feeling so nourished all year. In the Summer, I emulsify with Éminence Stone Crop Mist for a soothing light finish. And in our harsh Canadian Winter, I add a drop of Éminence Rosehip Triple C + E Firming Oil for deeper hydration. 

As a Co-owner of a Chiropractic and Natural Health Clinic, I think very seriously about how I treat my body, what I put into my body, and as an extension of that, I also take very seriously what I put on it, too!  I love these products because their ‘pure’ values are so aligned with my health goals. It is simply the natural choice for radically healthy beauty. 

When I shop I like to invest in quality over quantity – so I really like that Sonia has selected products that are beautifully sourced, but also results driven. You don’t need a lot, when you find what’s right for you.

When I started using customized products from Pretty in Pink, I was so excited when my thoughtful beauty choices got noticed, and people were starting to comment on my new ‘glow’.

 

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