Skin

grow Knoxville features only the best products and practices; our skin care and makeup lines are no exception.

We use award winning Glo Minerals and Glo Theraputics, skincare and makeup that delivers personalized skincare solutions to enhance professional treatments and skin nourishing mineral makeup that covers, corrects and protects.

GLO THERAPEUTICS

Personalized skincare solutions for clinical transformation. 

Innovative technology and clinical research, backs formulas that are designed with potent concentrations of active ingredients to visually transform skin.

GLO MINERALS

Skin nourishing mineral makeup that covers, corrects and protects.

glo minerals offers a makeup line uniquely designed for skincare professionals and their clients. All glo products are talc-free, cruelty-free and non-comedogenic, being an ideal choice for even the most sensitive skin.

glo minerals “vows to never test products on animals, allow others to test on animals on their behalf, use raw ingredients tested on animals or enter into business markets like China that require animal testing by joining PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies Program

Picking the right skincare and makeup products is a hard task for many people. There are a lot of options out there and everyone’s skin reacts differently to various products. Although it may be tempting to throw in the towel on your skincare or makeup search and pick the first ones you see on the shelf, it’s essential that you take the time to find the right products.

You’ll be putting your products on your face every day and you need to make sure that you aren’t harming your skin when you do so. Many skincare and makeup products are made with chemicals, which can harm your health as well as the environment and its wildlife. If you’re like many consumers, you probably don’t read the ingredients list on your products so you don’t realize just how many chemicals are in them.

In contrast, natural skincare and makeup products are created with ingredients that come right from the Earth. You won’t find potentially harmful manmade chemicals in your natural products. This will prove to be much healthier for your skin.

These products are also organic and ethically-made, meaning that they were produced through non-polluting methods that don’t hurt the environment. The best natural makeup and skincare products also come from sustainable sources, which helps ensure that the planet’s resources aren’t being depleted. Being ethically-made means that the communities and workers who are involved in every stage of the production process are respected and treated well.

The final piece to the natural skincare and makeup puzzle is that the products are not tested on animals and do not contain ingredients derived from animals. This makes these products suitable for vegans and perfect for those who want to maintain a cruelty-free, organic, and ethical lifestyle.

At grow Knoxville, we aim to ensure that all of our clients can maintain this type of lifestyle. That’s why we carry products from Glo Skin Beauty. For all of their products, Glo Skin Beauty maintains fair labor standards, uses responsibly-sourced ingredients in the formulas, and never tests their raw materials or finished products on animals. This ethical company only uses trustworthy ingredients, including natural minerals, soothing botanical extracts, plant stem cells, potent actives, and antioxidants.

Now that you know what qualifies as natural skincare and makeup, it’s time to dive deeper into the benefits of these products. These are just some of the many benefits of choosing natural brands, such as Glo Skin Beauty.

They’re Safe for You

The skin is your body’s largest organ and one of its primary responsibilities is to act as a barrier that prevents toxins from entering your body. It’s typically very effective at performing this job well but you aren’t doing it any favors by using products filled with chemicals. By applying skincare products or makeup that contains chemicals directly on your skin, you’re increasing the risk of those chemicals making it into your bloodstream and endangering your organs. Just as you don’t eat food laced with chemicals, you shouldn’t put products made with them anywhere on your body.

They’re Kinder to Your Skin

When you apply products to your skin that have chemical-based formulas, you’re giving your skin a harsh treatment. Many traditional skincare and makeup products use chemicals because for a time, the chemicals would produce the desired results. They also tend to make the production process cheaper and quicker.

However, the harshness of these chemicals can increase your skin’s sensitivity. This can cause  redness, soreness, and skin conditions like eczema.

Since natural products don’t contain harsh, astringent chemicals, they are gentle and kind to your skin. While they work their magic to improve the appearance of your skin, they’ll feel luxurious when you apply them. The natural plants and flowers that these products contain also make the products smell organically beautiful, making you want to pamper yourself with them even more.

They Don’t Contain Toxic Ingredients

We’ve already mentioned that the average skincare products are made with harsh chemicals that can damage your skin as well as your organs. But what are these potentially harmful toxins?

Parabens are among the most concerning toxins. They are artificial preservatives that are meant to extend the shelf life of skincare products, cosmetics, and shampoos. However, research shows that parabens can mimic oestrogen, a hormone in the body. When there is too much oestrogen in your body, it can increase your risk of breast cancer and impact your reproductive functions. There aren’t any proven links between health issues and parabens, but it has been shown that parabens can penetrate your skin and get into the breast tissue.

To protect your health and eliminate the risk of serious health problems, it’s best to choose products that are free of parabens. When you use cleansers, moisturizers, and cosmetics that don’t contain toxic ingredients, you’ll be able to rest assured that you’re making the best choice for your overall health.

They Don’t Harm the Environment

While you care for your own health with natural cosmetics and skincare products, you’ll also be caring for our planet. All of the toxins that can harm you can also harm the environment, creating lasting effects that are difficult or impossible to reverse.

One of the toxins that many skincare products contain is sulfates. Sulfates are cleansing and foaming agents, so beauty brands love to create products with them to make customers feel like they’re luxuriously cleaning their skin. However, sulfates are manufactured from petroleum. Not only is this concerning for your skin, but petroleum is also the leading producer of greenhouse gases, a main contributor to climate change. It’s also a harmful pollutant, negatively impacting the air quality and other aspects of the natural environment. When products containing sulfates are washed down the drain, the sulfates make their way into bodies of water and have toxic effects on marine life.

Making the switch to sulfate-free products can help the environment in a significant way. You’ll be helping preserve the environment and its wildlife for many generations. Eliminating all toxins from your skincare routine can have a similarly beneficial effect while you still get the healthy, glowing skin you deserve.

They’re Cruelty-Free

For too long, it was an accepted procedure to test beauty products or their ingredients on animals. This testing caused unnecessary suffering to innocent creatures. As animal advocacy groups became more well-known and more people started aligning with their beliefs, many companies made the switch to cruelty-free products.

Now, you’ll see a depiction of bunny ears on products that don’t test on animals and organizations like PETA maintain a list of brands that are cruelty-free. The ones that are cruelty-free are also often the ones that use natural ingredients and stay away from harsh chemicals. By choosing natural products, you can rest easy knowing that animals were not exposed to harmful chemicals and that the products were ethically-created.

When you choose to support brands such as Glo Skin Beauty, you’re supporting a company that has worked hard to find ethical and organic methods of production rather than a company that relies on quick and easy solutions like manmade chemicals and animal testing. You’ll also be one more person among many who make this choice and collectively, this makes a massive difference for our planet and its creatures. It’s a choice that benefits your health as well, as you won’t be putting artificial ingredients on or in your body. Instead, you’ll have the peace of mind that everything that you’re applying to your skin comes right from the Earth.

The best way to know that you’re choosing the right brand that will uphold these organic and ethical values is to do your research. Take the time to really read the company’s website and what they say their production processes, ingredients, and values are. Most brands that make cruelty-free, natural products will clearly state what their ethical practices are. They’ll want to attract customers who have these same values and show that they’re dedicated to them. If you’re having to search through a company’s website to find what raw materials they use or how they make their products, there’s more of a chance that they aren’t natural and ethical.
You can also search online for lists of skincare and cosmetic brands that are vegan and natural. Many sites will have written articles or highlighted certain brands that follow ethical production practices. This also serves as a reliable review of the brand and their products. Finding the opinions and experiences of others with a certain brand can help you determine if you want to try them.

Glo Skin Beauty is a trusted brand in the beauty industry. Their team is committed to clean beauty that is always cruelty-free. The next time that you come to grow Knoxville, ask about the Glo Skin Beauty products that we carry. We’re proud to partner with a brand that has the same values as we do and hope that you will support that choice as well.