Two All Natural Face Masks—That Actually Work!

A staple in my skincare regime (as it should be in yours too): Masques (or masks, depending on the product) should be your BFF. Why, you may ask? Well, let me tell you about my favourite all natural face masks and you'll be a convert soon enough!

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Beauty Lab: How To At Home Facial Steam + Its Benefits

Like most people who care about their skin, you’ve probably established a strict beauty routine that includes a combination of the following steps: cleanse, exfoliate, tone, moisturize, apply sunscreen and a weekly face mask. What else do you need to do, right? Well, there’s one more simple step you should consider adding to your skincare regimen that has amazing overall benefits to your skin’s health, as well as improving the effectiveness of some of the steps mentioned above: facial steaming.  

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Beauty Lab: All Natural Sunless Tanner How To

Welcome Melissa Folk, our most recent blog contributor. She's an architecture student, foodie, workout enthusiast, dog lover, traveler and peanut butter connoisseur. She's also one of the three sisters who makes up the blog, Natural Living Folks. The purpose of her blog is to share natural, plant-based recipes and lifestyle musings, leading to a healthier, vibrant, fulfilled YOU! Today, she's talking about how to apply sunless tanner, including why you want to stick to all-natural sunless tanner formulas as we move into fall! Read on to find out more.

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Beauty Lab: Why Fragrance Can Be Toxic

 

Let's discuss the differences between "fragrance" and pure plant extracts. There is indeed a vast difference in many ways. Have you ever looked at the ingredient list on the back of a product bottle and seen the word “fragrance” or “parfum”? These two words run rampant in the self care, beauty and even home goods industry. And what about plant extracts? These are often known as “essential oils” which are the potent extracts from a plant composed of a complex mixture of chemicals from its origin. But what are the differences and why should you avoid "fragrance"? Read on to find out more!

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Beauty Lab: How to Remove Eye Makeup

We all know those annoying nights where we've done our smokey cat-eye makeup and are trying to take it off... key word TRYING. The mascara is splotchy, the black eyeliner won't seem to come off well and is smearing, your eyes are stinging because whatever you're using is full of nasty toxic ingredients. Don't worry, I'm here to tell you it doesn't need to be this way! Read on for my tips and tricks to get your makeup off, easy as one-two-three.

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9 Potentially Toxic Ingredients In Your Make-up Bag

Meet our latest blog contributor, Danielle Frizzell. She's a stay at home mom, living in Surrey, BC, and she started her own blog this year as a creative outlet and to inspire others to be creative. She loves sharing about cooking, DIY and style since those are her favourite things in her daily life. Today, she's sharing with you about the potentially toxic ingredients lurking in your makeup bag. Read on for her tips for ingredient list reading and a guide for what to avoid when you're adding makeup to your collection.

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Why You Should Add Calendula To Your Skincare Regime

As green skincare enthusiasts, the first thing we do when considering a new product is look at the ingredient list. This is the single most important part of the process of selecting the product that’s right for your skin, and as you do it more and more, you start to see recurring root, herbal or floral ingredients in different products being offered from a variety of lines. If you’re more advanced, you might even know their scientific, botanical names. One ingredient that’s commonly used in non-toxic skincare products is calendula (or calendula officinalis or pot marigold), a little plant with a golden bloom that’s packed with benefits for your skin. Read on to find out why you should consider adding it to your skincare regime!

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Why You Should Use Non-Toxic Hair Care Products

Is your hair looking dried out, tired, like it's lost its shine and luster? This may be the results of using damaging hair care products such as your tried and true shampoo and conditioner! Or are they really tried and true? We challenge you to see for yourself the beautiful transformative effects that natural and organic hair care products deliver! 

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Beauty Lab: How To Apply Cream Foundation

So you've got your eye makeup, contour + highlight down to a science! You're feelin' good, feelin' great... but wait... what about foundation?! You've got your powders and your liquids, but what about CREAM foundation (my personal fave!)? Well, let's take a looksy at some of the ways we can apply our cream foundation to create a flawless look. Read on for step by step details!

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Behind the Beauty: Meet Katharine of Kahina Giving Beauty

Meet Katharine L'Heureux, founder of Kahina Giving Beauty, one of the big players in the luxury green beauty industry. The line has been setting standards and raising the bar for quality and sustainable ingredient sourcing since its inception. With argan oil at the base of all its formulations, Kahina Giving Beauty is great for all skin types and tones, with hydrating, healing ingredients that support the indigenous Berber women of Morocco—plus, it's ECOCERT certified, meaning you can trust where all its beautiful products are coming from. Read on to learn more about the line and how Katharine founded it (plus score a deal on the line's newest product!).

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