Essential Natural Skin Care Products For Summer

  1. Our go-to sunscreen for lazy afternoons in the pool, or weekends at the lake is Consonant’s The PERFECT Sunscreen™ ~ with SPF 30. This water-resistant cream goes on with no white residue, and is fragrance free for sensitive skin types.
  2. Hand and Foot Relief by Graydon: We love showing off our pretty pedicures but cracked, dry feet from sandals & walking on the beach require loving attention. Use a little of this cream every day for prevention, or slather it over your heels when you go to bed.
  3. 100% PURE Mascara: This natural mascara is one of our favourite green beauty finds! It can hold its own against a summer day of outdoor exercise, and play since it’s smudge, and water resistant.
  4. Vitamin B Active Moisture Enzyme Cleansing Oil & Makeup Remover by Elizabeth Dehn for One Love Organics: Collaborations are cool and this partnership between beauty writer @beautybets and One Love Organics is no exception. Wash away your makeup, exfoliate, and clean your face with this multi-tasking natural skin care product. We think it’s the perfect summer cleanser as it restores your skin’s moisture and pH balance after being outdoors all day.
  5. 100% PURE’s Fruit Pigmented Tinted Moisturizer SPF20: With five different tints to choose from this moisturizer is a must-have for a lightweight summer makeup. We love to wear it when heading to work, an outdoor concert, or cocktails on the patio.
  6. Zoe Organics Everything Balm: Keep this aside for after the insects bite! This versatile balm is made with shea butter, coconut and jojoba oils to gently heal skin.
  7. Graydon’s All Over Soap & Shampoo: We love simplicity in our beauty routine especially in the summer. This plant-based soap can be used all over your body and hair plus its all natural ingredients are make it safe for the lake!
  8. Lovefresh Sugar Scrub: Summer skin can be more sensitive due to sun exposure. This fine sugar scrub is gentle enough for a regular exfoliation. It works well in between pedicures on our rough heels!
  9. One Love Organics Healthy Locks Dry Shampoo Powder: Summertime is all about activity. After a day at work, there’s still hours left to play outside. Keep it in your purse, and sprinkle the powder on your hair for a refresh between washes.
  10. Zoe Organics Insect Repellent: Whether you summer in the city, or cottage country, mosquitos come out to bite during humid days and nights. Spray yourself with this 100% blend of botanical oils and rub it in to keep yourself covered.
  11. Lovefresh Deodorant: Can deodorant make you happy?! We think so, with Lovefresh’s natural deodorant that really works. No stinky underarms here! There are a variety of gorgeous scents that can stand up to summer heat.
  12. Skin Soother Hydrating Lotion: Ella’s Botanicals created this for Causemetics, where four dollars from every bottle sold goes to help breast cancer patients. We also love its ability to sooth sun kissed skin. 


Posted in Beautiful Skin, Body Lotion, Organic, Plant-based Skin Care, Summer Skin, Sunscreen

Reasons to Use Plant-Based Skin Care

 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:

Graydon Clinical Luxury The Serum contains over 50 pounds of Canadian berries (blueberry, raspberry, and cranberry seed oil) to make a 30 mL bottle. This serum is an amazing source of antioxidants to help you fight stress and free radicals.  
One Love Organics  Gardenia + Tea  Body Serum contains Sea Buckthorn Oil to nourish and condition skin with a generous helping of Omega-7. We’re especially excited because One Love Organics is now certified organic by ECOCERT!    
Stark Skincare Grapefruit Cleanse+Hydrate Balm is made with grapefruit extract that is great for problematic skin as well as shea and cocoa butter to heal and protect.      
Cocoon Apothecary’s Rosehip Oil Moisturizing Serum contains rosehip oil, and that’s all! This oil has anti-aging properties and antioxidants to heal your skin.



Posted in Balm, Body Serum, Plant-based Skin Care, Serum


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