Ask Dr. Anna:
Why should I use your nontoxic skincare line?
They say: necessity is the mother of invention.
I couldn’t find beauty and skincare products that I trusted because my skin reacted to so many. In fact, most products on the market are toxic to your health. I’m talking big, well-established brands…
There’s a serious monopoly on skincare.
Giants like Revlon, L’Oreal and Coty own most of the cosmetic brands such as Clinique, Lancome, Estee Lauder, Maybelline, Kiehl’s, Vichy, The Body Shop, and the list goes on and on. It’s impossible to make a huge change because these products are mass-produced by billion dollar corporations (often in PRC) and have very long shelf lives, so lots of chemicals are added for preservation (shelf lives 5-7 years).
Undeterred, I began researching for a solution.
With my local compounding pharmacist, we started to experiment with different ingredients to see which were most effective for problematic skin conditions while being 100% safe according to the Environmental Working Group in Washington, D.C., and safe as per Dr. David Suzuki Foundation. We tested hundreds of samples to come up with the ideal concentrations of vitamins, and medical-grade ingredients that are corrective, but nontoxic with cumulative use.
Sunscreens are especially tricky and often harmful (one would be much better off wearing sun-protective clothing and a hat) with carbon based chemicals that create a chemical reaction and convert the UVA and UVB rays into heat, then releasing that heat from the skin. Some of these chemical organic absorbers are safer than others. The best sunscreens often have a combination of mineral (block UV rays) and chemical elements. Hybrid sunscreens maximize the efficiency of both components but mineral sunscreens are probably truly the safest.
My mission was to create a minimalist skincare line that is simple, efficient and effective.
Safe for babies, toddlers, teens, young adults, frazzled parents, busy power couples, and grandparents.
We now offer a skincare line at Dr. Anna Medical Aesthetics that I am so proud of as it’s 100% safe and nontoxic to humans and our planet.
I invite you to try our products and feel (and see!) the difference. Visit the clinic and pick up some samples.
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