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Making the switch to an all natural skincare regime

Making the switch to an entirely natural skincare regimen can seem overwhelming and costly. It doesn’t need to be! Don’t feel like you need to do anything drastic (ie, throwing out every product you own). It really comes down to making informed choices when purchasing. Here are a few tips we suggest: READ LABELS:A large majority of beauty products are formulated with questionable synthetic ingredients. It’s important to read the labels and try to make sense of the ingredients listed to make an informed choice. Ingredients are usually listed by either a proper chemical name (if it’s a chemical) or written in Latin (if it’s a natural ingredient). For example, a paraben may be listed as ‘methylparaben’ and water will...

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Updating your skincare routine for fall

It doesn’t get much better than a beautiful, sunny autumn day! The cooler temperatures bring cozy sweaters, delicious pumpkin spice lattes and vibrant colour. The change of season is a great time to make tweaks to your skincare routine. No need to completely overhaul your routine (we strongly believe that consistency is key in order to see results), simply switching up a few products to better reflect the season will make a difference. Here are some suggestions to keep your skin looking its best throughout the cooler months. Boost Hydration When the weather begins to cool down, its important to add hydrating products that will seal in moisture. If you are using a light weight moisturizer switch to a moisturizing...

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Oil Spill: The best facial oil for your skin type

It’s no secret that we have a deep love (borderline obsession) for clean beauty products or ‘creams’ as my husband refers to them. If you look closely at the products we offer you will notice that a number of them are oil based. And for good reason! Facial oils have been around for centuries (mainly being used in Egypt as a way to protect skin from scorching dry heat and sand). Nowadays oils are used for deep hydration, anti-aging, cleansing and repair and can provide impressive results. Recently we received a lovely email from a customer asking us if facial oils are best left for a specific skin type. We thought it would be a great opportunity to answer that below.  Facial...

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The Story of Cosmetics: A short film

For those of you who haven’t seen Annie Leonards short film “The Story of Cosmetics”, first released on July 21st, 2010, we wanted to share it with you today. The film does a fabulous job of explaining the inner world of the Cosmetic Industry (diving into regulation, toxins, chemicals) and discussing the long term implications the industry has on individuals and society’s health. Most of the information you will have already heard but its interesting to see it outlined in the film. It also describes the ways we can make positive changes in our everyday life and steps we can take to see that political action is taken to protect us all.  Enjoy the video and be sure to share...

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