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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!

http://www.gorgeouslygreen.com/2009/06/10/w3ll-people/

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%.



SPREADING W3LL

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.

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

W3LL Weekly Web Wonders: What We're Reading this Week

“12 Veggies with the most pesticides” Treehugger.com 


Spring & Summer bring fresh food cravings, and with so many fruits & veggies in season this summer, it helps to know which have the most yucky pesticides. And everyone loves a good slide show.

“Get Your Green Makeover” Organic Beauty Magazine


This excerpt covers skin & nails, specifically, with a great checklist of ingredients to avoid, plus a quote by Kim D’Amato, founder of Priti Organic Spa, whose nail polish line was recently added to W3LL PEOPLE!

“Sunscreen Confusion” GorgeouslyGreen.com 


Another great post on Gorgeously Green’s site, and a must read before you head out this season. This one has a useful list of “best practices” when out in the sun, including favorite sunscreen brands. At the top of the list is Keys RX, which can be found at W3LL PEOPLE, along with some great sunless tanning options.

“8 must have products for the Gorgeously Green Girl” 


If you are like me, you haven’t done your spring cleaning yet. Don’t fret, you were just waiting for the right cleaning materials to make your spring cleaning eco-friendly. Check out this list courtesy of GorgeouslyGreen.com, chances are you already have a few of these in your cupboard already!

Eight Must-Have Products for the Gorgeously Green Girl

If you have time, you may want to save lots of money and make your

own cleaning products. It’s actually incredibly easy and fun, and it will

not make your home look or smell like a dingy hippie commune. I use

a mixture of the store-bought eco-cleaners and my own. Most importantly, you can save a lot of money.

Stock your cupboards with the following eight products and you can clean just about anything:

1. White vinegar—see the section on vinegar.

2. Baking soda—eliminates odors and is a good scrubbing powder.

3. Borax—removes dirt; is antifungal and a possible disinfectant.

4. Hydrogen peroxide (3 percent concentration)— nontoxic bleach, antibacterial agent, and stain remover.

5. Lemon juice—grease cutter and stain remover.

6. Liquid castile soap—all-purpose cleaner, grease-cutter, and

disinfectant. Castile means that the soap is vegetable-based

and not animal fat–based.

7. Olive oil—makes great furniture polish.

8. Essential oils of lavender, geranium, and tea tree—antibacterial

and add a great smell to your home.

Tea Tree Oil

I have a passion for this strong-smelling essential oil from Australia. It

is a natural solvent and is brilliant for cutting grease while killing

germs and bacteria. They actually swab down hospitals with it in Aus-tralia. It also has a variety of health benefits: I put it on sores and cuts; in shampoo for dandruff; on bleeding gums; and dilute it with water for a mouthwash.

Be careful that you’re getting the real thing—

it comes from the Melaleuca alternifolia plant. There are at least one hundred fifty species

of the Melaleuca plant, but only the alternifolia one has the healing

properties that you need. So check the label. Also, take a whiff before

buying, as it should have a very strong smell. You want to make sure it

hasn’t been diluted. Buy organic if possible. Most large health food

stores and many drugstores now stock it. You can also buy it from

www.mountainroseherbs.com

Vinegar

Vinegar deserves a paragraph of its own because it is one of the best

cleaners. It can sometimes bring to mind the gloomy eco-house, but it

is so effective that I have gotten over it. I chuck a cup in the main body

of the dishwasher for every other cycle and use it as a drain cleaner

with boiling water. Drain cleaners are the same as oven cleaners—

avoid them. I also clean out my washing machine with vinegar (run it

through a cycle once a month).

Vinegar is the best window cleaner I have ever found. I have tried

every tip and method for my windows. I have a large picture window in

my living room that birds like to use as a bathroom. Everything leaves

a smeared effect except a water/vinegar (half and half ) solution. I use

old rags from torn-up T-shirts. You can also clean your microwave,

kettle, eyeglasses, and lunch boxes with this wonder substance.

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