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Sea Buckthorn: Natural Anti-Aging

Sea Buckthorn: Natural Anti-Aging

Sea buckthorn (Hippophae Rhamnoides) is a spiny shrub or tree with bright red or yellow berries indigenous to the coastal and mountainous regions of Europe and northern Asia. Sea buckthorn seed oil is a yellow or pale orange liquid and has a strong musky scent. The oil has a long history of curing skin ailments. The Ancient Greeks used sea buckthorn for its healing properties as early as 212 B.C. Its use in Tibet dates back to the Tang Dynasty (618-907 A.D) where it is referenced to in medical texts. Sea buckthorn oil has very high levels of carotenes to...

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When We Learned About Toners, We Never Misted a Spritz Again!

When We Learned About Toners, We Never Misted a Spritz Again!

We don’t know about you, but we used to skip toners and think what do they really do, are they pointless? That was until we understood what they were doing for our skin and skincare routine, and now, we cannot live without them! If you get a good toner like Rose Dew or Orange Blossom, you will learn that they are fast penetrating formulas that give your skin a much-needed boost of hydration, plump & glow! Ecocert Organic toners are the best, they have ZERO harmful ingredients, sustainability all while delivering 100% natural ingredients deep into the skin. Toners help to prep your skin for the moisturizing...

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Raising the Bar for Sustainability

Raising the Bar for Sustainability

As a company who has been purchasing certified organic botanical and green chemicals since the get-go, having our products certified by a third party was always the goal. We are happy to announce that we now have 24 products Certified Cosmos Organic or Certified Cosmos Natural by Ecocert, an internationally-recognized organization based out of France.  In honour of this accomplishment, we are launching our newly certified products in updated packaging. We wanted an elevated look that didn't veer too far away from our roots and puts our commitment to sustainability front and centre. Have you ever wondered what sustainability means?    In short, sustainability...

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How To Layer Skincare

How To Layer Skincare

As far as beauty routines go, one little thing can make a HUGE difference. Sometimes, our skin care regimen may not be giving us the desired results, not because of the skincare products we use but how we use them. This is where proper product layering comes into play.

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Summer Skin Care + Product Recommendations

Summer Skin Care + Product Recommendations

The summer fun has just begun! And guess what that means? Yep, time to make some adjustments to our skin care routineThe great things about summer - the heat, the sun, the refuge of airconditioned places - are also hard on skin and causes it to change. These new conditions mean the skin care routine that got us through the harsh cold weather may not serve us at this time. Our skin changes with the seasons, so how we take care of it should too.

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