Why our hypoallergenic eye shadows?
Eyes are a feature to focus on as you shift your beauty thinking. Every color, every shape, at every age – eyes have an irresistible allure on their own. With Gia Minerals eye shadows you can pick the intensity that’s the beauty of the versatility. Choose to wear as an eye shadow or eye liner, apply wet or dry. Just make sure you have fun.
Not every shadow is made the same! I advise to choose eye shadows that also can benefit nourish the eyes as it can be the most sensitive are on our face. Choose eye shadows that don’t contain perfumes, dyes, harsh chemicals, or other unhealthy ingredients found in traditional cosmetics.
Gia Mineral eye shadows not only add color to the eyes but also provide healthy antioxidants with every application. The natural earth minerals we use at Gia Minerals are also talc-free, starch-free, bismuth oxychloride free and boron nitrate free. They are formulated with safe natural ingredients, non-comedogenic, perfect for sensitive eyes so they don’t clog pores and are blended with organic good antioxidants to provide uniformity.
Benefits of Gia Minerals eye shadows:
*Powerhouse antioxidant White Tea help keep eyes looking younger while reduces oxidative stress to the eye & provides a soft focus long-lasting effect.
*Titanium dioxide absorbs, reflects, & scatters light while it protects skin from UVA and UVB radiation.
*Calendula protect cells from being damaged by free radicals & help nourish the eye area.
*Iron Oxides offer non creasing easy application & help with moisture resistant.
*Beautiful pigmented Mica non-irritating to the eyes, offers a silky feel & help calm already sensitive skin.
*Inert ingredients are bacteria-free and won’t expire.
*Effective ingredients help heal, soothe, and protect the skin.
*Free from fragrances, preservatives, parabens, gluten, mineral oils, waxes, talc, starches, bismuth oxychloride, and boron nitrates.
*Gentle ingredients promote healthy skin around the eye area.
Bad ingredients to stay away from in eye shadow:
There isn’t only one! First commercialized in the 1950s, parabens are a group of synthetic compounds commonly used as preservatives in a wide range of health, beauty and personal care products. If the product you are using contains methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben and isobutylparaben, it has parabens - they can also be listed as Alkyl parahydroxy benzoates.
“Of greatest concern is that parabens are known to disrupt hormone function, an effect that is linked to increased risk of breast cancer and reproductive toxicity,”
Studies have shown that some parabens can mimic the activity of the hormone estrogen in the body’s cells, and while estrogenic activity is associated with certain forms of breast cancer, parabens have been found present in breast tumors.
Studies found traces of five parabens in the breast tissue of 19 out of 20 women studied which shows us that parabens are able to penetrate the skin and remain within tissue therefore having the ability to become carcinogenic.
Talc is the main ingredient in most eyeshadows. It can be carcinogenic and several studies have linked it to ovarian cancer.
Johnson & Johnson shelled out more than $700 million dollars in talcum powder/ovarian cancer-related lawsuit cases in 2016 and 2017 alone. Still, people continue to use products containing talc on themselves and their children.
Talc is a skin irritant responsible for itchy red skin and a bacteria builder.
Aluminum powder is used to give eye makeup its hue and color, aluminum powder is both a neurotoxin and has been linked to organ system toxicity. Makeup labels will list aluminum, LB Pigment 5 or pigment metal.
Does eyeshadow typically make your eyes red and itchy? That’s probably because it contains bismuth oxychloride as it’s a heavy metal and causes skin to turn red and itchy. It also tends to clog pores and not good for sensitive and acne prone skin.
A known carcinogen associated with cancer of the lung, bladder, kidney and digestive tract. Experimental studies have found that exposure to and application of coal tar produces skin tumors. It’s been banned in the EU but it’s still used in North America.
Formaldehyde can cause severe skin irritations in break outs, rashes, and if your pores manage to suck it up, it can also messes with your liver in some cases. Beauties keep this in mind what we put on our skin ends up in our blood and there is only 1/10 of an inch between our skin and organs. That is very alarming and scary.
These super tiny particles are bad news for your skin, overall body and the environment. As their name suggests, they are so tiny that they’re easily inhaled and can accumulate in your lungs or in your cells, where they can damage DNA and lead to cancer.
This is something you want to watch out for in even mineral, organic and natural eye shadow formulations.
This is a compound is literally based on mercury. You know, that stuff that makes you go blind when you drink it? This stuff has actually been banned from use in practically every shade of makeup apart from the eyes.
It’s used as a preservative and gets rid of bacteria; however it’s very easy to find safer ingredients to use as a disinfectant than literal poison. With thimerosal you get severe skin irritation and red itchy eyes.
Beauties its time to switch to a award winning clean eye shadow that wont irritate eyes.
October 15, 2018