At Pelle Naturale many of all of products are vegan and all our products are cruelty free. If you choose to follow a vegan diet, you will have a good understanding of why you want to use vegan skincare products and what to look for or avoid. But if you don’t follow a vegan diet, it can be confusing.

Why is vegan skincare important?

Even for none vegans there any many benefits to the Pelle Naturale range of products. Vegan skincare can be beneficial to sensitive skin and related skin conditions. Creators of vegan skincare opt to include many more natural ingredients rather than harsh chemicals. This can also lead to higher amounts of vitamins, minerals and botanical extracts being included in products that help to promote anti-aging results.

What is the difference between vegan and cruelty free?

Vegan skincare means that the products are created without using ingredients that come from animals, and this includes animal by products. Our products are not all vegan, for example PROTECT the antioxidant vitamin C lip balm contains beeswax which is animal by-product but RESTORE the herbal brightening toner is a fully vegan product containing no animal by-products. However, all our products are cruelty free as they are not tested on animals.

You will also have seen that many Pelle Naturale products are paraben and sulfate free. This is something that is important to the long-term care of your skin, body and overall health. Paraben and sulfate free skincare is something our brand is passionate to provide and educate others about.

What does paraben free mean and why is this important for your health?

Parabens were introduced to beauty, skincare, and hair products around the 1920s, there main purpose was to be a preservative, increasing the shelf life of products. However, over the past decade experts have become aware of the side effects of parabens in skincare. These include causing dermatitis and rosacea. Studies have also shown that a specific paraben called the methyl type increases the skin’s sensitivity to UV rays.

Although small amounts of parabens with occasional use probably will not harm you, consistent use with daily application can cause an accumulation in your body as it is absorbed through your skin. Currently, the FDA doe does not have regulations involving parabens. So, to avoid them it is best to actively choose a brand that has invested in creating paraben free products and markets these to their customers. You can also check labels to be 100% sure. The product should clearly state “paraben free”, “free-from parabens” or “0% parabens”. If it’s not clearly displayed on the brand or packaging, you can also check the ingredients label. The three most common paraben ingredients are methylparaben, propylparaben, and butylparaben. Also, if you see “isopropylparaben” or “isobutylparaben” on the ingredients list it indicates that parabens are present in the product and the word “parahydroxybenzoate” is a synonym for parabens.

What are sulfates and how do they work?

Sufates, also known as sodium lauryl sulfates, sodium laureth sulfate, and ammonium laureth sulfate are cheap cleansing chemicals that many companies use in their skin, hair, and beauty products. Sulfates have been used in products since the 1930s. In this era the use of sulfates revolutionised soap and shampoo by more effectively cleaning and rinsing our bodies and hair in a way that had not been possible before.

Sulfates do a great job of cleaning our skin, but are also full of salt and other chemicals, so people with sensitive skin have trouble when using them. Some research even suggests that sulfate damages the natural fats on your body and can kill the moisture in your skin. Using products that contain these chemicals can strip away the natural oils that keep your skin healthy.

Using the sulfate free Pelle Naturale REFRESH rosehip cleanser can help to restore the natural pH balance that will have been lost with your previous skincare treatment. For people who struggle with irritated or inflamed skin, such as acne, sulfate free products can heal and reverse the damage. Even for those that do not have sensitive skin issues the use of sulfate free skincare products can help reduce the signs of aging by supporting your skins natural oils and pH levels.

Our conclusion – Do you know what you’re putting on your skin?

If you are either interested in preserving healthy and youthful skin or have sensitive skin issues it is important to check the ingredients on the product. Not all skincare products are the same, and many contain ingredients that are best avoided to reduce the risk of irritating your skin. If you aren’t careful, you can end up using potentially irritating ingredients like artificial dyes, fragrances, sulfates, parabens, and animal products in your daily skincare routine. To give your skin the care that it deserves, it’s always wise to stick with clean beauty products.

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Florida has been a go to destination for generations, being the home of sunshine and Disney how could it not be? But not everyone knows about the Florida’s true gem that is Tampa with its clean beaches that go on for miles, plenty of parties and sport, great restaurants, lush greenery and wildlife, and beautiful areas of redevelopment. Tampa really is the place to be!

Tampa was built by the love that local people and businesses put into it through both sustainability and economic growth. Here’s a list of our top 5 Tampa based businesses that are improving the region and currently recruiting.

1. Better Earth

Better Earth is a company that aims to provide homeowners with a solar system that not

only helps our environment but also their finances and electric bills. And with every solar

installation Better Earth donate to the Givepower Foundation. They are an inspirational

charity that use solar energy to power water filtration devices in developing countries. With

a HQ in Downtown Tampa, Florida is their fastest growing market bringing with them some

great career opportunities for the area.

2. Pelle Naturale

Pelle Naturale is an all-natural skincare company born and raised in Tampa Florida. Their

ethos is to create skincare that is made sulfate, paraben, and cruelty free. Many products

are also vegan. With a friendly and European vibe this new company are making waves in

Tampa. They are also currently recruiting and interested to hear from any local Tampa

skincare enthusiasts.

3. Renaissance Planning

Renaissance Planning is a city planning firm who specialise in using their skilled team to

create simple, elegant solutions that make cities work. This companies urban planning has

directly benefited an area of the transportation industry in Tampa helping to support

economic growth in the region. If you’re a city planner Renaissance Planning have available

roles based out of Tampa Florida.

4. Duckweed Urban Market

Duckweed Urban Market has been serving the people of Downtown Tampa since 2011. They

specialize in providing locally sourced, organic groceries, alongside much-loved luxuries, and

a wide variety of vegan foods. This business supports the local Tampa community by

sourcing local foods, not forgetting that they will deliver to your door!

5. 22 Squared

22 Squared is an employee-owned, independently driven creative agency based in Tampa

Florida. Whilst already working with a host of impressive clients they offer a full service of

creative marketing to all forms of businesses. And if you’re looking to develop your career

with a creative agency, they could be the place for you with roles available in Tampa Florida,

Atlanta Georgia and working remotely.

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Updated: Nov 20

Vitamin C serums are on a rise as an effective part of skincare routines.

Vitamin E, C and B serums have increasingly become popular for a good reason: these powerhouse antioxidants and skin brighteners are the most effective skincare ingredients out there. We all want the modern day "clean and glowing" look. Well, vitamin-based serums help us achieve just that.

These are the top 5 holy grail vitamin serums with effective results.

1. Skinceuticals C E Ferulic

Dermatologists love Skinceuticals most popular product.

This award-winning formula is full of antioxidant vitamin C & E. It also contains hyaluronic acid to hydrate the skin. This rich serum provides environmental defence, brightens the skin, and helps the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. - $166.00

2. BeautyStat Universal Vitamin C Skin Refiner

Haily Bieber is popular for her flawless skin and so consumers made it a mission to get to the bottom of her skincare routine. In a recent YouTube video, she mentioned using the vitamin E serum by BeautyStat's Universal Skin Refiner. This is the world's first 20% vitamin C serum with stabilized ascorbic acid, which is the purest form of vitamin C. This product is known for its effective brightening benefits, ability to lift, tone, and protect the skin. - $80.00

3. Pelle Naturale Glow 12% Vitamin C Serum

This all-natural vitamin C serum instantly makes your skin glow.

The glow serum contains 12% vitamin C L-ascordico acid. These powerful anti-aging and antioxidant ingredients help in reducing fine lines, decreasing water loss, lightening dark spots, and reducing redness and inflammation. It maintains a smooth, even and glowing complexion. It is a sulfate, paraben and cruelty free product that is also vegan. - $39.95

4. Noursihmax Vitamin C, B, E, & Ferulic Acid Serum

In addition to the vitamin C, this serum also contains vitamins B & E and ferulic acid with botanical benefits. These high-quality antioxidant ingredients fight wrinkles, sagging, and loss of firmness to adhere to younger looking skin. - $49.00

5. Maelove the Glow Maker Antioxidant Serum

Known as the best affordable face serum

This serum is packed with vitamin E, C, ferulic acid and hyaluronic acid. It also has aloe leaf juice and grape seed extract which smooths irritation and provide an extra dose on antioxidants. This product can help scaring and promote bright skin. - $29.95

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