Dermalogica was the obvious choice to partner up with. Not only are they the number one choice of skin care professionals and consumers worldwide, they are dedicated to providing skin health results through education, innovation and professional recommendation. They are an honorable company with gold standards for their product formulations, never making false promises or outrageous claims. When they began in 1986 they became famous for the ingredients they left out of their products, such as mineral oil, lanolin, SD alcohol, artificial colors, and fragrances, which can cause breakouts and are known irritants for the skin. Dermalogica believes skin care is a health issue rather than a cosmetic concern. They have a real passion for the health and wellness of your skin, and have designed products that provide real results. We share in their philosophy of skin health, viewing it as a necessity rather than a luxury; and stand behind their incredible line of products.
To stay within Sparkle’s mission of helping you achieve your healthiest skin ever it was imperative that the makeup line we partner up with have the highest quality ingredients. The goal was to find a line that not only feels great on, but is also good for the skin. Jane Iredale “the skin care makeup” is the #1 brand recommended by dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and skin care professionals. What makes it so great? It is mineral based with very concentrated pigment (which means there are no fillers such as talc) offering great coverage using a small amount of product. It’s oil-free, and non-comedogenic, so it’s great for all skin types including acneic conditions. It also offers natural broad spectrum sun protection. These mineral sunscreens (titanium dioxide and zinc oxide) also act as anti-inflammatories, so they calm sensitive skin. It contains no synthetic fragrances, alcohol, chemical dyes (usually labeled FD&C) or chemical preservatives which are all known sensitizers. In fact the minerals are inert, which means they cannot harbor bacteria. As Jane says “The most beautiful cosmetic you can wear is a healthy skin.” I invite you to come in and play…see it, touch it, and try it on. You won’t believe your eyes!
Sun protection is of upmost importance to maintain your skin’s health. In fact 80-90% of skin aging is actually caused by UV radiation and aging seems to be a concern for everyone. Most sunscreens on the market today don’t feel good on the skin. They are sticky, smelly, full of cheap fillers and yucky chemicals which can also cause skin reactions. Dermalogica already provides superior sun protection products for the face, but not for the body. So I was on a quest to find a line that did. Again being concerned with quality of ingredients I began my research and came across this wonderful little company out of southern California. They have such a great story, the founder was inspired to create the line after a melanoma scare in his family. He spent the next 5 years researching and developing the line and had very high ingredient standards. I also think it’s so cool that are creating sun products in a solar powered facility, they are a very environmentally conscious company and have been a pleasure to partner up with. They offer a luxurious array of products that not only protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays but also nourish your skin with local, organic, sustainable ingredients. When they say there’s mango in the product, they actually pressed the oil from a local organic mango to provide that scent in their product! I only stock a few specific Coola products at Sparkle, but can always special order any of their products for you. Check out their website for more information.
This eyebrow mousse is the perfect brow product! I was thrilled to discover it last Spring at the Midwest Beauty Show in Chicago. I find that powders don’t have the staying power, and pencils look too drawn on, can smudge easily, and don’t last all day either. This brow mousse does it all…it fills in sparse areas, holds brows in place, and will not smudge, it’s water and sweat-resistant so once applied you don’t have to worry. It’s easily removed with a makeup remover or cleanser. It also contains a peptide to moisturize the skin beneath your brows so you’re getting skin care benefits as well. I absolutely love this product and won’t be caught without it. It comes in 9 shades so surely there’s one that works for you! Blinc also carries mascara, eyeliner, lash enhancer, lash primer, eye shadow primer and heated eyelash curlers. Feel free to check out their website, I am happy to special order any of these items for you.