Beauty Blog

Mineral Make Up VS Traditional Make Up

What’s the difference and what does mineral make up offer? by: Dan Thompson, Creative Director   I get asked often to clarify the difference between mineral make up and traditional make up. The difference is simple. The most important thing to understand is that mineral make up is not special because of what it contains but rather what it does not contain.   Mineral Make Up Talc-Free - light reflecting No Wax Filler - durable Oil-Free - won't clog pores Fragrance-Free - safe for all skin No Coal Tar Dyes - non petroleum base     Traditional Make Up Contains Talc...

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DTB Inc. Meets the Dragons

On Thursday March 7th at 8pm on CBC, Daniel and I will be on the Dragons' Den Next Level Special.

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5 Skin Care Mistakes You Make Every Day

THESE MISTAKES CAN ACTUALLY HARM YOUR SKIN. by: Daniel Thompson   Here are the top 5 skincare mistakes based on misinformation at a cosmetic counter:   "Wash Your Face Twice Per Day" This is not necessary at all! In fact, over-cleaning the skin can compromise the pH and often leads to surface dryness, irritation, and in some cases serious inflammation. Wash the face only at night. And do it every night. The opposite of over-cleaning is not cleaning at all, and if you wear makeup to bed, it will cause acne, pore enlargement, and discolouration of the skin.  "SPF Is...

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Anti-Aging Myths

FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH OR JUST PLAIN NONSENSE? by: Daniel Thompson   The cosmetics industry has advertised many miracles to prevent, arrest, or reverse the signs of aging on the skin, some of which are complete nonsense.      Water prevents aging on the skin. FALSE! Unless you are extremely dehydrated, intake of water will not prevent wrinkles. Wrinkling is caused by sun exposure and genetic predisposition. Aside from choosing your parents, the best way to prevent wrinkles is to use a well formulated sunscreen and limit exposure to UVA and UVB light.      Moisturizers can stimulate the genetic code of the skin to...

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Deciphering Cosmetics Labels

WHAT DO ALL THESE SYMBOLS MEAN? by: Daniel Thompson Each symbol on the packaging is standardized information for the buying public to know exactly what to expect in regards to shelf life, reactions, usage, etc. PAO—Period After Opening This symbol will tell you how long the formula will remain stable after you remove the factory seal. This is not a "best before" date, however—this symbol refers only to shelf life after the seal is removed. Shelf life, for most cosmetics with an intact factory seal, is 36-48 months. Green Dot This symbol indicates that the product is registered with a...

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