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W3LL PEOPLE (well people) an uncommonly beautiful trio: Makeup Guru, Cosmetic Dermatologist and Treehugger. Together we combine the best in artistry, technology and social responsibility. We handcraft premium quality, natural and organic makeup that's sexy as sin, but pure as a saint.


Sophie Uliano Gets W3LL

W3LL PEOPLE shared a Gorgeously Green moment with Sophie Uliano at The Crossings in Austin, Tx on May 31st. We introduced her fabulous green gathering to the W3LL Cosmetic line, as well as had the honor of doing Sophie’s makeup prior to the event. See what Sophie has to say about W3LL PEOPLE in her Gorgeously Green blog!

Natural vs. Chemical Sun Protection

We can all agree that nothing feels better or energizes better than the warmth of the sun. The good news is that we should get up to 15 minutes of sun per day to maintain healthy Vitamin D levels for healthy bones and teeth. The bad news is that more time in the sun leads to premature aging and skin cancer. This is why UVA protection is imperative. These are the rays that actually penetrate the skin’s outer most layer damaging collagen, and elastin fibers.

Chemical vs. Natural Sunscreens:

Natural sunscreens use a physical barrier such as zinc oxide or titanium oxide to block UV rays. Natural sunscreens are generally less irritating and less allergenic, as chemical agents are often irritating to the skin and toxic to the body. Chemical sunscreens actually absorb UV rays and neutralise them in the skin tissues. Unfortunately, chemical sunscreens are prevalent in cosmetics and skin care.

The agents used to neutralize the UV rays can actually be carcinogenic. Look out for sunscreen agents such as octyl-methoxycinnamate, octyl-dimethyl-PABA, benzophenone-3, homosalate, and 4-methyl-benzylidene camphor. The higher the SPF, the more toxic the sunscreen. Natural sunscreens are physical blocks that sit on the skin and do not need to be reapplied. Chemical sunscreens, however, rely on the chemical properties and thus need reapplying every few hours as the ingredients become inactive… let’s think twice about that one.

Natural sunscreen agents that use zinc and titanium minerals are better for both health and beauty. Titanium, when used for sunscreen purposes, is coated so that it does not penetrate the skin but rather performs as a shield. Zinc, as well as its sunscreen benefits, has other benefits such as anti viral and healing properties, which is of enormous benefit to the skin. It is anti-inflammatory, making it good for sensitive skin, and anti-bacterial, making it good for acne-prone skin. Many chemical sunscreens clog the pores, while natural sunscreens actually soothe, nourish and protect the skin.

The Value of SPF

SPF is defined as how long the sunscreen is active for in terms of how long it takes a person to burn. For example: if it takes you five minutes to burn without wearing sunscreen, then it will take you 75 minutes to burn when wearing SPF 15. (burn time X SPF # = sunscreen duration). It is often times marketed that a higher SPF value provides better protection from the sun, when in fact there is a very small difference between SPF 15 and SPF 30. The UV filtration of a SPF 15 is 96% while the UV filtration of SPF 30 is only 2% more at 98%.


Makeup Guru, Shirley Pinkson and Stylist Diva, Holly DearShirley Pinkson and James Walker join Dear Clark, at their lifestyle studio to launch an exclusive distribution of W3LL PEOPLE 100% non toxic, 100% kara rich cosmetics in the Big D.

Gorgeously Green Getaway with Sophie Uliano

Join Sophie Uliano, New York Times best-selling author, and W3LL PEOPLE for a Gorgeously Green Getaway at The Crossings this weekend!

Check out this earth-friendly retreat with a series of workshops conducted by eco-celeb Sophie Uliano sure to inspire on many levels.

It’s this weekend – May 30th and 31st – so make reservation at The Crossings now!

Call 1-877-944-3003

Meet Sophie at Gorgeously Green at The Crossings, May 30-31

Meet Sophie at Gorgeously Green at The Crossings, May 30-31

Get W3LL Groomed: Threading at W3LL PEOPLE

The art of threading is more precise, effective, and less painful than tweezing or waxing. Re-growth actually becomes more sparse after consistent treatment… And there is no trauma to the skin. Threading is an excellent option for those of using Retin-A, skin peels or lasers, as well as acne treatments. Now that is beautiful.

Enjoy some serious eco brow and/or upper lip grooming with Zahira, our threading guru.
Complete your polished complexion with a W3LL make up application.

W3LL PEOPLE is offering the threading service, by appointment only.
Thursday and Friday: 3pm to 6pm
Saturday: 12pm to 4pm

Threading FAQ’s

What is threading?
Threading is an ancient method of hair removal still used in many countries in the Middle East as well as India. It is used to give clean lines and good shape to the eyebrows and also remove hair from the upper lip and complexion.

How does threading work?
100% cotton thread is twisted and rolled along the surface of the skin entwining the hair in the thread which is then lifted out from the follicle.

How long before hair returns after threading?
About the same as with tweezing, anywhere between 3 and 8 weeks.

How does threading affect the skin?
The effects of threading are less than with other hair removal methods such as tweezing, waxing or sugaring. The skin may get a little red and sore but only a slight pinch is felt as a relatively large area is covered each time.

Unlike waxing or the use of depilatories, irritation and skin rashes are avoided with threading as the top layer of dead skin is not stripped off in the process .

What is the best alternative for people who are taking Retin-A, Accutane, and other similar products?

Threading is highly recommended and an excellent option. Do not use wax hair removal systems or have any skin resurfacing procedures (such as dermabrasion or laser treatment) performed while taking this type of medicine and for six months following treatment due to the possibility of scarring.

Brow Threading



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