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First Visit | Frequently Asked Questions | Afterglow Skin Care Clinic North Vancouver

Is Your Make Up Safe?

cosmetic jarsThere is growing concern about potentially carcinogenic ingredients that are often contained in make-up products. It is important to check the ingredients before you purchase.

Dr. Shehla Ebrahim, our experienced physician, explains how these ingredients, as well as more beneficial materials, can have an effect on your skin and health:

Potentially carcinogenic ingredients include parabens, BHA/BHT, and coal tar dyes.

Please find below a list of ingredients to be aware of:

Say NO to these ingredients:

  •  Artificial fragrance can have up to 200 ingredients. Some of the chemicals contained in parfum can cause sun sensitivity, hyperpigmentation, and skin irritation.
  • Paraben is a cheap preservative and has been linked to cancer, may disrupt the endocrine system, and could be toxic to the reproductive system.
  • Phthalates are derived from plastics and are banned in children’s toys in the EU. However, they are still found in perfumes, make-up products, and deodorants. Phthalates have been linked to liver, kidney, and lung damage.
  • Talc: When it is converted to a powder form, it can mimic asbestos. This highly toxic chemical can intensify acne and dehydrate the skin.

Say YES to these Ingredients:

  •  Clean aroma sources include essential oils, plant extracts, and aromatherapy.
  • CoEnzyme Q10 can stimulate the healing and rejuvenation of skin cells and is naturally found in every living cell of the body.
  • Hyaluronic Acid can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water.
  • Pine Bark Extract is a natural preservative with antioxidant capabilities 50 times greater than Vitamin E and 20 times greater than Vitamin C.
  • Radish Root Extract is a natural preservative system.

Contact our Client Coordinators to learn more about the make-up products that we carry.

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