1. You Use a Lot of Products
Environmental Defence found that the average Canadian uses more than 15 personal care products a day with over 100 toxic ingredients before breakfast.* Yikes, right?! Consider how many products you use every day: toothpaste, soap, deodorant, face cream, mascara, concealer, shampoo, and more. You only need to read the ingredients list on each product used during your morning beauty routine to understand how quickly the toxins can add up!
2. Your Skin Is Your Biggest Organ Everything we put on our skin absorbs into our bloodstream. Once they enter your body, toxic chemicals can harm your health in a variety of ways including disrupting hormones (e.g., mimic or block estrogen), impacting respiratory system (e.g., allergies or asthma), playing havoc with your reproductive system, and the introduction or aggravation of cancer through carcinogenic chemicals. If the products you’re using are full of synthetic chemicals than you are exposing yourself daily to potential health issues and toxins.
3. Full Disclosure You'll find that most of the natural beauty brands are proud of their ingredients and want to show off what’s inside their products. You won’t have to guess what’s going on your skin rather you’ll know exactly what you are getting. This puts full control in your hands of the ingredients you allow on and in your body. If you have sensitive skin or allergies, you already know how important full disclosure is to your health.
4. What’s Good For the Outside Is Good For The Inside You eat fruits and vegetables not only because they taste good but also because they’re good for your health. Plant-based beauty products harness the natural goodness of plant products and use them to make your skin gorgeous. The nutrients, fatty essential acids, and antioxidants found in many plant-based skin care products can help keep your skin healthy and free from congestion. They also can repair sun damage, moisturize dry skin, reduce redness, and fight aging.
We’re proud to carry only natural beauty brands that take the wellness of your skin and body seriously by using plant-based ingredients. Check out a few of our favourites:
We're so excited! ! One Love Organics has launched several much-anticipated new products, and the whole line has been given a brand refresh that is too pretty for words. And if that isn't enough, One Love Organics is now certified organic by ECOCERT®! Truly amazing!
Gardenia + Tea Body Serum One Love Organics has a reputations for creating products with luscious, beautiful scents, This serum is no different! Gardenia + Tea Body Serum intensely nourishes, hydrates and promotes firmer, smoother and more supple skin. This formula features clinically proven Antileukine 6®, an antioxidant powerhouse, to help defend against environmental stressors and elemental dryness. Ultra-light and easily absorbed, Gardenia + Tea Body Serum can be used alone or layered with your favorite sunscreen or lotion for an intensely hydrating treatment. You'll love the soft scent- the spray bottle makes it easy to use. This is one serum I'll use time and again.
Coconut + Salt Mineral Body Lotion is light-weight and moisturizing. It pairs beautifully with the Gardenia + Tea Body Serum. Uniquely formulated with organic, virgin coconut oil, prized for its skin conditioning properties, and mineral rich Atlantic Sea salt, a natural humectant, to help attract and retain water from the air for enhanced skin hydration. Its fresh, clean scent comes from organic aloe, coconut oil and sun-dried Atlantic Sea salt, with no added fragrance. Coconut + Salt Mineral Body Lotion is lush yet lightweight. This mineral rich elixir can be used alone or layered with your favourite body oil to create the perfect amount of moisture for any season, climate or skin type. The sea salt is mineral rich - and the bottle is perfect for travelling and the pump action makes it easy to use.
Vitamin C Body Polish A rinse-able body polish like no other, Vitamin C Body Polish features an ultra-concentrated combination of Vitamin C Ester, aloe, shea and raw, organic sugar crystals to deeply exfoliate and hydrate for supremely soft, luminous skin. The texture is on the thicker side and doesn’t dissolve instantly on wet skin, but it still spreads easily. It also doesn’t separate in the jar so you don’t have to remix it before each use. Organic sugar crystals act as the main exfoliating agent, truly polishing your skin. The formula is moisturizing without being too oily and leaves you with extra smooth skin. It has the same luscious pineapple scent featured in the Vitamin B Cleansing Oil and Vitamin B Body Oil that I love—sweet and refreshing. This is one of the best scrubs I’ve used. ~donna~
Gardenia Daily Body Serum: Lazy summer days at the beach, by the pool or in the garden can lead to parched, dull skin. Apply Gardenia Daily Body Serum immediately after each shower or bath to help to keep skin smooth, hydrated and beautifully scented all summer long.This convenient spray on body oil dissolves into skin within mere seconds thanks to its fine mist spray applicator and lightweight, non-sticky/greasy formula. Bonus: the beautiful gardenia aroma is all natural, amazing and is simply not to be missed!
Healthy Locks Dry Shampoo Powder: If there’s ever a time for shiny, vibrant, luscious hair, it’s summer. But precious locks may actually take a serious hit during the summer months. Sun, water, heat and chlorine can be damaging, leading to faded color, split ends and a brittle, dry texture. Hair color is such an investment; we recommend that you wet your hair before sunning or swimming and coat hair with a small amount of oil or balm to create an emollient barrier to help protect strands. Finally, we recommend washing as infrequently as possible during the summer months, using Healthy Locks Powder to freshen hair between shampoos. Our unique formula featuring silica rich bamboo extract leaves hair feeling soft, refreshed and beautifully scented and promotes hair and scalp health.
Pretty Pores Complexion Toning Mist: 100% pure fruit water extracted from the heart of organic pink grapefruits, Pretty Pores Mist is purifying, naturally astringent and offers the antioxidant power of Vitamin C to energize skin for a healthy summer glow. This material was made fresh for One Love Organics and we cannot get another batch until next summer! The mist has a very faint aroma of fresh grapefruit and it infuses the skin with valuable plant nutrients such as bioavailable vitamins, antioxidants, trace elements and mineral salts found naturally in the fruit. With a natural pH of 4.9, Pretty Pores Complexion Toning Mist is perfect for spritzing the skin post cleansing to help skin return to its natural acidic state and to infuse the skin with nutrients before moisture application. It is best for oily, blemish-prone and combination skin.
Apple a Day Brightening Facial Cleanser: Typically, hot summer weather means that the skin may produce excess oil that can leave the skin shiny and prone to breakouts. This cleanser is an in-house OLO favorite! It has a beautiful and all natural aroma of freshly cut green apples and a fluffy foaming lather. To help prevent excess oil and breakouts, we recommend a cleanser with a gentle blend of acids to help break down oil and impurities, leaving pores clean and unclogged. Using a cleanser with aggressive acids, particularly in the summer, can contribute to accelerated sun damage, so be sure and use a cleanser that has a low, not high, concentration of acids. Apple a Day Brightening Facial Cleanser has a pH of 5.3 and contains a low percentage of malic, glycolic and lactic acids for a product that is effective over time but is not too harsh or drying.
Available now through September 15th or while supplies last-but we’re selling out much faster than our projections so get your products now!
Oils and serums provide the most effective way of delivering essential nutrients to your skin. Use facial oils and serums at night as a rejuvenating facial treatment or under makeup during the day. Serums contain concentrated active ingredients and you only need a few drops to feel the nourishing, hydrating effects.
Rose Hip Oil is made from the oil of the seed pod left after the petals have fallen off of a very specific variety of Rose - Rosa aff. rubinosa or Rosa moschata)and is rich in some of the skin's most treasured nutrients- Vitamin A and C and essential fatty acids. Rose hip oil is renowned for it's multiple benefits for the skin; healing scars including acne scars and old scars), dry eczema, facial rosacea, skin burns, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and rehydrating dry skin. The oil can penetrate due to the vitamin A which has small enough molecules to go deeper into the skin. Vitamin A also improves the skin's moisture levels to give the appearance of reducing wrinkles and fine lines. The Vitamin A combined with the oils essential fatty acids help improve skin tone, texture and pigmentation. I highly recommend the Rosehip Oil Moisturizing Serum by Cocoon Apothecary. The only ingredient is 100% organic roseship oil! My son used rosehip oil to successfully heal scar tissue that is fading very well over time.
If you're looking for the ultimate body serum that nourishes, hydrates and makes your skin more supple- One Love Organics Gardenia + Tea body serum is itl! It's ultra-light and easily absorbed and can be used alone or layered with your favorite sunscreen or lotion for an intensely hydrating treatment. It so luxurious and makes my skin feel amazing. The Supercritical Sea Buckhorn Oil nourishes skin with a generous helping of the rare and highly beneficial Omega-7.
I'm obsessed with Argan Oil because it's naturally rich in antioxidants, essential fatty acids, vitamin E another ingredients that help to heal skin, reduce inflammation and fend off free radicals. Argan Oil is produced from the kernels of the Argan tree (native to Morocco) and is particuarly rich in lineolic acid, which is the precursor to vitamin E, making it twice as rich in tocopherolas (vitamin E) as olive oil, and giving it incredible moisturizing, regenerating and antioxidant properties. It reduces the production of sebum (great for combination skin types) and can be used on any area of your body to relieve dryness, itchiness, inflammation or any other skin or hair or nail ailment. Tyr our 100% PURE Argan Oil Hydration moisturizer. With SPF 30 to block out the suns' UVB and UVA rays, infused with rosehip oil, green tea leaf and organic aloe, this nutrient rich moisturizer with soften and nourish your skin, help repair damaged hair, reduce wrinkles and acne. I think you'll love this product as much as I do!
Hyaluronic Acid is a natural component found in skin that has many functions including holding moisture, providing cushioning, aiding tissue repair, holding together the skin structural components collagen and elastin and helping create a protective barrier against microorganisms. With passing years, the the Hyaluronic Acid (HA) content in skin decreases, causing skin to become dry, sagging and blotchy (ew!). HA is a large molecule, it doesn't permeate deep into the skin but stays near the surface where it moisturizes the skin surface layers. Hyarulonic Acid holds up to 1,000 times it's weight in water and retains water in the intercellular matrix of dermai connective tissue, increasing viscosity and elasticity- which contributes significantly to the skin maintaining a youthful appearance.
The science behind this stuff is fascinating! EIther layered under your favourite moisturizer for added benefit or used on its own, I highly recommend Derma E Hyaluronic Rehydrating Serum. This hydrating serum has a unique combination of ingredients that deeply hydrates and luxuriously delivers moisture directly to the skin to 'plump' it, which reduces the appearances of lines and wrinkles.
Check out the Hydrextreme by Consonant - an extreme hydration booster - in our next post. You will see more smooth, youthful and hydrated skin instantly. It also helps soothe eczema, post waxing irritation and other skin ailments.