A Few of Our Favourites - Spa & Beauty
A. Neroli Water, Kerstin Florian
CORE COMMITMENTS:“This unique, all natural floral water from the Bitter Orange Blossom soothes, hydrates and freshens the skin. Excellent for the face or body. Use as a toner after cleansing the face or as a body spray after showering.
BENEFITS: Uplifting aromatherapy water refreshes and hydrates the skin. Neroli soothes anxiety and uplifts the spirit”.
WHY WE LOVE:My absolute favorite facial mist. This products stays in my purse and is ideal for a mid-afternoon pick-me.An absolute must-have for air travel. The scent is so subtle yet has very special uplifting notes.
B. Deep Relax Bath & Shower Oil, Aromatherapy Associates
CORE COMMITMENTS: “Experience the seriously relaxing and restful powers of vetivert, camomile and sandalwood for a tranquil night. Add a capful to your bath or smooth it over your body before showering”.
WHY WE LOVE:The feeling on the skin and the scent are pure bliss. The product was voted one of “InStyle’s Best Beauty Buys of 2015 - a highlight of the beauty calendar, revealing the go-to products used by the most talented industry insiders. For beauty fans, it’s the ultimate guide to the dream beauty buys of the year.” All the benefits of a spa in the comfort of your own home!
C. Sunspots on a Photograph, Poetic License Candles
CORE COMMITMENTS:“Modern, romantic luxury personified. Tailored glass encased in a keepsake box of vibrant fresh-picked colors. Deliciously paired hues set off by modern lines of sophisticated gold accents. Soy wax blend.
KEY INGREDIENTS: Top Notes: Mandarin, Yuzu, Green Leaves; Middle Notes: Jasmine, Orange Blossom, Pink Geranium; Bottom Notes: Smooth Amber, Musk, Oakmoss, Sandalwood”.
WHY WE LOVE: I LOVE candles…and there is NOTHING like Poetic License. They come in the most gorgeous, colorful box (that I now use for jewelry!) and the blend of top, middle & bottom notes in each of their blends is beyond gorgeous. “Sunspots on a photograph” is my absolute fave. I am obsessed with Jasmine & Sandalwood!
D. Vita Balance Lipid Plus Oil, Babor
CORE COMMITMENTS:“Skin care oil for particularly dry, lipid-deplenished skin. Can be used as an extra treatment for extremely dry skin during night or as daytime protection against cold. Result: Provides intensive lipids and regenerates the skin barrier.Contains herbacea extract which builds up urea channels; meadowfoam seed oil which is lipid-balancing and regenerates skin barrier; Vitamin E which protects against free radicals and sesame oil which prevents feelings of tightness”.
WHY WE LOVE:Since moving back to Canada, my skin has been SO dry. The change in climate, lack of humidity in the air, change in water and reduced time spent outdoors has been wreaking havoc on my skin. This lipid plus oil has been a lifesaver. For the first time in months, my skin feels nourished and the appearance is finally softening. I’ve tried many face serums and this is by far and away my fave!
E. Advanced Brightening System, Skinceuticals
CORE COMMITMENTS:“A corrective five-step regimen that is clinically proven to help reduce the appearance of skin discolorations and darks spots, brighten skin tone, minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and improve overall skin health”.
WHY WE LOVE:As a fair-skinned Canadian that has lived in tropical climates for a very significant part of my adult life, my skin has been exposed both directly and indirectly to sun on such a frequent basis. Despite applying daily sunscreen (at least from the age of 25+!) and sitting in shade whenever possible, it is truly unbelieveable the level of UV rays absorbed by the skin. While living in Puerto Rico, I drove 45-minutes to and from work each day – Eastbound in the morning, Westbound in the evening. I struggle with significant hyperpigmentation on the left side of my face (so much more than the right side) and have to wonder if this is due to this sunrise/sunset directional facing exposure through the drivers-side window of the car.This Skinceuticals System delivered both immediate and dramatic results to the tone and texture of my skin. I was totally blown away. My complexion completely changed. I even got asked for ID in the liquor store 2-weeks into using the kit…!Enough said!
F. Travel Essentials Kit, Vita Liberata
CORE COMMITMENTS:“This travel set contains everything you need for soft, smooth, hydrated, and beautifully bronzed skin in a flash. With an extra moisturizing exfoliator to perfectly prep skin, a fast-acting tan mousse for an extra color boost, a tanning lotion for an ultra-conditioned, long-lasting bronze glow, and a travel-size super soft tanning mitt for a flawless tan application, your skin will have a flawless, streak-free, golden hue for whatever the occasion.
FORMULATED WITHOUT: Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates. Vita Liberata products include organic extracts which are accredited by the Soil Association and natural ingredients. They do not contain any triclosan or GMOs”.
WHY WE LOVE: There are no words for this product line. They have done what I thought was the impossible – a streak-free bronzing line that is loaded with all kinds of good stuff – grape seed extract, aloe vera, and cucumber extract (rich in Vitamins C & K for smooth, refreshed skin. Instant sun-kissed glow with only great things for the skin!
G. Stone Crop Gel Wash, Eminence Organics
CORE COMMITMENTS:“Gluten Free, Vegan Skincare.For those with even the most sensitive skin, our Stone Crop Gel Wash washes away impurities without drying out the skin. Cruelty-free and formulated without parabens, sodium lauryl sulfates, synthetic dyes, petrochemicals, animal by-products, phthalates, GMOs and triclosan”.
WHY WE LOVE: This gentle wash is so soothing on the skin yet provides that lusted-after feeling of a deep cleanse without drying the skin. In partnership with Trees for the Future, for every product sold one tree is planted.