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How W3LL PEOPLE Is Pioneering Innovative, Plant-Based Cosmetics

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We were so honored by this recent interview shared by Thrive Market! If you’re curious about how W3LL PEOPLE came to fruition, what we identify as our mission, and what our ingredient standards are, read on! From the interview:

If you think “plant-based beauty” means sacrificing the staying power of traditional cosmetics in exchange for good-for-you ingredients, W3LL PEOPLE is about to change your mind. This green beauty brand is blazing a trail in the industry thanks to three founders—an entrepreneur, a makeup artist, and a dermatologist—who are committed to using nontoxic, renewable, and plant-based ingredients.

Click here to read the complete story over on the Thrive Market blog and #BEW3LL!

3 Steps to Flawless Coverage

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Your time is precious and so is your counterspace. You have things to do and people to see and you need a morning routine that is fuss-free and fool-proof. Want to know how we achieve Flawless Coverage in Three Easy Steps using our nontoxic, all-natural cosmetics?

W3LL PEOPLE's plant-based, non-toxic Bio Tint Multi-Action Moisturizer

Prime, Perfect and Protect – Your skin is going to love the multi-tasking benefits of our Bio Tint Multi-Action Moisturizer. Simply blend 2-3 drops of our Bio Tint Multi-Action Moisturizer into skin to help even your skin tone, prime the skin for foundation, and add a layer of SPF 30 environmental protection. Bio Tint uses organic coconut oil, ginseng and algae to nourish skin and broccoli seed oil to smooth and prime your skin.

W3LL PEOPLE'S non-toxic, plant-based Bio Correct Multi-Action Concealer

Cover, Conceal and Correct – Our Bio-Correct Multi-Action Concealer is your secret weapon! Bio Correct provides instant and long-lasting coverage for existing blemishes, dark circles or hyper-pigmentation, while also depuffing, brightening and improving skin with a robust cocktail of organic algae, coffee, pomegranate and anti-aging peptides! Tap the whipped mousse formula into under eyes, onto sunspot and over any redness or discoloration for coverage that both covers and works to correct.  
W3LL PEOPLE'S non-toxic and plant-based Bio Brightener Invisible Powder

Buff, Beautify and Brighten – Finish by quickly buffing a light layer of our Bio Brightener Invisible Powder over your entire face using small, circular motions and a Kabuki Brush. The crushed freshwater pearl powder in our Bio Brightener Invisible Powder melts naturally into skin, creating a soft-focus finish that minimizes pores and softens fine lines while also helping create a naturally luminous glow.

W3LL PEOPLE's 7-in-1, plant-based, vegan, non-toxic Bio Booster Facial Serum

Hydrate, Heal and Highlight –  Want to work some plant-based skincare into this get-up and glow morning routine? Simply press 2-3 drops of our Bio Booster Facial Serum into skin either before or after finishing the above steps. Applying it first will help wake skin up, prime it and allow the serum to combine with the Bio Tint for a semi-sheer serum foundation. Pressing the oil into skin as a final step will help add a beautiful glow and finish to the overall look. Bio Booster has a powerful 7-in-1 botanical formula that is loaded with good-for-you ingredients that your skin will love, such as turmeric, sea buckthorn, rose hip, pomegranate, algae, jojoba, macadamia oil, olive oil, broccoli and carrot seed oils and more! 

These three products are all you need to achieve a smooth, glowing complexion in minutes, while simultaneously providing your skin with nourishing hydration and SPF 30 protection that will shield your skin from environmental stressors throughout the day. Head to our website to shop these classics and BE W3LL!

DISCOVER THE LATEST IN CHEMICAL FREE SPF BY W3LL PEOPLE

Have Safe Sun: The latest in chemical free SPF by W3LL PEOPLE

Are you ready to get out there and enjoy the sun without the fear of sun damage, or sunburn? Time for you to get acquainted with our SPF Dream Team! The four products above were created fo yo glow, but have the added benefit of protecting you from environmental damage. Here’s why this good-for-you collection will quickly become your trusted regimen for sun protection and repair!

LAYER UP, BUTTERCUP

Did you know conventional sunscreens can contain harmful ingredients such as Avobenzone and Oxybenzone? Both of these seriously toxic ingredients have been linked to photoallergic reactions, endocrine disruption and bioaccumulation. Why battle one nasty with another nasty? No bueno. That’s why our products use the unbeatable defense power of zinc to provide a physical barrier between you and the sun.

We recommend applying our Bio Tint Multi-Action Moisturizer SPF 30 every morning. This award winning product protects your skin with SPF 30 broad spectrum protection thanks to the power of pure zinc and a host of antioxidant rich organic botanicals that hydrate, nourish and soothe.

If you want to double down on protection, add another dose of SPF by lightly buffing on a layer of our Altruist Foundation Powder SPF 15 over Bio Tint Multi-action Moisturizer. Give extra attention to areas that get targeted by the sun, such as the top of your forehead and your nose. It may also be used by itself for a solid SPF 15 which is typically plenty for work days when mainly indoors.

And don’t forget about your precious lips! They are so susceptible to sunburn and are often forgotten. Thankfully our clear Nudist Lip Butter 0 is the perfect way to look gorgeous and nourish your lips with organic rosehip oil while also shielding them from the sun with zinc’s natural, safe environmental protection.

TOUCH UP AND GO, GIRL

How about sun protection that not only shields you from environmental damage but also looks great!? Instead of reapplying a cream sunscreen to your face, which can wreak havoc on your makeup application, leaving skin oily and pores clogged, simply buff another layer of our Altruist Foundation Powder SPF 15 onto skin for a quick-touch up that will reinforce the SPF benefits! Pro tip: try putting Altruist Foundation Powder into your favorite refillable brush for SPF protection on the go!

REVERSE AND REPAIR

Protecting your skin from environmental damage doesn’t end when you leave the beach. Antioxidants are the secret to repairing damage that has already been done, and helping to prevent future sun damage.

Both of these products you’re wearing during the day are working triple duty. Bio Tint Multi-action Moisturizer SPF 30 and Altruist Foundation Powder SPF 15 both are chock full of anti-oxidant rich, plant-based ingredients to improve your skin quality for a flawless and radiant complexion, while defending against environmental damage.

Bio Tint is loaded with organic broccoli seed oil, rosehip oil, turmeric and bio -peptides that rejuvenate skin and boost collagen. Altruist soothes and nourishes skin with pearl powder, organic green tea, and organic aloe.

Feel like your skin could use an extra dose of antioxidant love? Meet our Bio Booster Facial Serum, which touts a 7-in-1 formula powered by organic botanicals that help repair and soothe your skin after a day in the sun! Organic Rose Hip and Pomegranate rejuvenate your skin while our powerful algae complex brightens and corrects. A long list of powerful plant-based ingredients, such as Sea Buckthorn, Broccoli Seed Oil, Jojoba and Red Raspberry further work to improve your skin’s appearance and combat breakouts. Press 2-3 drops into skin at the end of the day, remembering to treat your lips, neck and chest as well!

We know that our SPF Dream Team will have you ready for anything that summer sends your way! Share your sun-filled adventures with us on Instagram using @W3LLPEOPLE and #BEW3LL!

WP Loves Moms

We create nontoxic cosmetics to help make healthy choices easier for mamas | W3LL PEOPLEWhen asked for images of motherhood, the soft curves of a pregnant belly often come to mind. And it’s true, although beautiful families are created in other ways, none of us would be here without that time spent in our mother’s womb, and that precious little “bump” is one of the first signs that a woman is transitioning into the role of mother.

Pregnancy can also be the first time in a woman’s life when she starts reading the ingredient labels on her favorite products and becomes aware of the fact that the products she is absorbing into her body are also being absorbed by the body of her unborn child. Yes, motherhood brings on many changes and one of them is awareness for how our choices impact our health and environment.

The beauty world is taking note, and is aware of the important role ingredients play in women’s choices. Our nontoxic Narcissist Foundation Stick was recently featured in Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine as one of the best products for moms-to-be.
W3LL PEOPLE featured in Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine as the best nontoxic foundation for moms-to-be!

Mothers want access to products that not only guarantee the healthy and safety of their children, but products that also help preserve the Earth so that those healthy, beautiful, rambunctious children have a place to call home. Our team at W3LL PEOPLE is proud to share few initiatives that help make life easier for mothers, and help preserve our Earth for the future. We have partnered with Healthy Child, Healthy World to help educate moms and moms-to-be about making clean and safe product choices, both for themselves and their children. Healthy Child, Healthy World recommends products that are cleaner and greener for your home, body and the planet to help simplify that decision. EWG’s Executive Director, Heather White, does an incredible job of explaining the importance of understanding product and ingredient safety in the video below:

Along with our work to simplify product purchasing, W3LL PEOPLE also offsets carbon emissions with the help of Carbonfund.org. Offsetting carbon emissions helps to fight global warming and contributes to cleaner energy. Carbonfund.org organizes projects relating to renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation. Through this program, W3LL PEOPLE is able to offset 72 tons of carbon annually, as well as providing a cosmetics collection that is completely carbon-free! We are so proud that through our creation of safe cosmetics, we are able to also help conserve our Earth for the future of our children.

Today we honor mothers and the commitment they make to providing themselves and their families with products that are safe and eco-friendly! Cheers to you, ma!

The Silica Confusion

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There’s been a lot of controversy running around over the web recently regarding the safety of using Silica in our cosmetics. The vast differences in the information out there can be confusing and misleading, particularly because there are companies intentionally keeping certain information regarding silica away from inquiring customers.  Some companies have gone so far as to publicly ridicule customers who question the safety of their silica-based products, so we at W3LL PEOPLE wanted to provide you, the informed individual, an honest run-down of silica and it’s potential dangers.

So, is silica powder dangerous?  The answer is yes and no.  Some of that information out there is true.  Silica can cause scilicosis, a respiratory disease, if breathed in at large doses, or through prolonged exposure.  But we’re talking 20+ years of direct exposure, and particularly with one type of silica, crystalized silica particles, which is mainly used for pottery.

The type of silica that is used in cosmetic products is limited to a different type: spherical silica, or silicone dioxide as it is also known.  This cosmetic grade mineral is where most of the confusion lies.  There is some research out there indicating that cosmetic grade silica is linked to certain forms of cancer in lab animals, and because it is the 2nd most common mineral on the planet, how are we to have any sense of control over this situation?

You definitely have choices when it comes to your face powder and silica.  The amount of silica in your product will make a significant difference.  Products with a high proportion, or that are strictly silica will put more of the mineral out into the air for you to breathe in, where as powders with less than 1% of silica kick up such a trace amount, you would literally have to go out of your way to inhale enough to be a safety concern.

At W3LL PEOPLE, we pride ourselves in keeping all of our products free of anything linked to compromising your personal health or safety, which is why our mineral powders have less than .5% silica, which is at a level that poses no threat to lung irritation, cancer, or any other ailment if inhaled.  Check that label and avoid silica proportions at over 1%, particularly those which are 100% silica!  Being informed of your options will allow you to get that flawless finish without compromising your consumer integrity!

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