We’re going to take a guess that you don’t know what’s in your skincare products. Don’t feel bad – few people do. We’re here to let you in on a little secret: those ingredients can either magnify concerns or help calm and nurture your skin. The products belonging to Glo Skin Beauty, available at Beautique Medical Anti-Aging in Knoxville, TN, fall into the latter of those two categories, with clean and sustainable formulations.
What Is Glo Skin Beauty?
- Carefully considered and researched
- Responsibly sourced
- Aligned with fair labor standards
- Never tested on animals
Why go to such lengths? To improve the long-term health of your skin with powerful actives, stem cells, peptides, antioxidants, natural minerals, and botanical extracts. When combined, these ingredients create makeup with long-lasting color and formulas that soothe and condition the skin. All products are clean and therefore gentle enough for even the most sensitive of skin types. Ingredients you won’t find include:
- Harsh colorants
- Irritating sulfates
- Polyethylene beads
Makeup Can Be Dangerous
When evaluating cosmetic ingredients, chemists understand that even natural formulas can be harmful to both skin and health. Rather than give priority to natural ingredients, therefore, they consider the effect each raw material has on skin based on qualities like stability, odor, toxicity, and effectiveness.
Talc, for instance, is a natural mineral that, when used in cosmetics, may be linked to cancer. It can cause increased skin irritation and is therefore unsafe for those with sensitive skin; talc is also associated with respiratory problems and when inhaled, as commonly happens when fine powder particles enter the air. Finally, this mineral has shown to irritate the eyes and cause redness, dryness, and scratching.
More Ingredients to Avoid
Likewise, activists warn that parabens may be linked to endocrine disruption, cancer, and reproductive toxicity. Sulfates, which sometimes cleanse too thoroughly, can clog pores and cause acne in addition to skin irritations like redness and itching. These effects happen when the skin loses its natural moisture barrier, which prompts a vicious cycle of additional oil production that further mars your complexion.
Polyethylene beads can similarly cause tears and abrasions and dehydrate the skin. They’re also known for inducing allergic reactions and irritation. Harsh dyes and colorants that give makeup its hue are chemically created from petroleum oil or coal-tar derivatives known to contain heavy metals. Yes, this is as nasty as it sounds. Heavy metals, as they absorb into the skin, can deprive the body of oxygen over time.
Only the Best
Thankfully, Glo eliminates the fear associated with these ingredients; the company only uses beneficial building blocks like triple-milled minerals and antioxidants like vitamins A, C, and E. In a nutshell, antioxidants help the skin heal itself. They reduce inflammation – which interferes with the skin’s natural ability to rejuvenate – stimulate collagen synthesis and soothe away wrinkles.
Daily Power C, for example, is one of the brand’s serums that contains a powerful punch of vitamin C, known for strengthening and brightening skin. Purifying Gel Cleanser deeply cleans pores while maintaining the skin’s natural moisture balance. And Daily Hydration contains hyaluronic acid to quench thirsty skin and prevent additional water loss.
While the skincare formulas are obviously intended to nourish, Glo’s cosmetics are equally healthful. To illustrate, the Lipstick blends vitamins with green tea extract to nourish and protect lips. The Bronze is similarly made of pressed minerals infused with antioxidants to provide flawless contouring or a sweet, sunkissed glow.
The Pressed Base, which won the 2019 Aestheticians’ Choice Award, is formulated for all skin types. It delivers sheer to full coverage with a creamy, semi-matte finish. In short, Glo provides everything you need for flawless skin and a look, whether natural or dramatic, that plays up your best features. And every product works synergistically with the next so you can build a complete regimen using only the most advanced skincare technology.
The Highest Ethical Standards
To further its commitment to high ethical standards, Glo removed microbeads from four of its products to help protect marine wildlife and waterways. In the U.S., more than 8 trillion microbeads intrude upon aquatic habitats every day. Removing them from products that exfoliate and cleanse can help marine life like whales, who routinely mistake the plastic beads for food.
Who Is This Right for?
This targeted way of addressing your skin’s unique qualities allows you to buy the products you need and forego those you don’t. For instance, dry skin may benefit from a restorative mask, while a charcoal detox mask may help oily skin. The point is that once you know your skin type, you can choose those products that address your concerns, and we’re more than happy to offer our guidance.
Clean and Healthy Beauty
If you’ve been looking for a brand with a strong commitment to animal welfare but don’t want to compromise your own skin’s health, look no further. Glo is designed to meet the needs of ourselves and our planet, delivering award-winning skincare formulas and cosmetics to help renew your skin. From the first step, cleansing, to the last, lipstick, we can design a regimen for nearly every patient. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.