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Curated articles to overcome skin adversity

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Los Angeles skincare guide

Los Angeles Skincare Guide: Brands, Stores & Spas

Los Angeles skincare guide

Los Angeles Skincare Guide: Brands, Stores & Spas

Los Angeles is one of the largest and most populated cities in the United States. It has it all; from celebrities, to beaches and hikes, and yes, a ton of skincare options. With a million and one c...

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New York skincare guide

New York Skincare Guide: Brands, Stores & Spas

When we think about New York, its fashion or impressive architecture might come to mind. But, It's also one of the best cities in the United States for skincare, offering a plethora of options. As ...

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Toronto skin care

Toronto Skin Care Guide: Brands, Stores & Clinics

Toronto has a strong skin care presence, and you can rest assured that many high-quality brands, stores, clinics and spas can be found all around the city. In this guide, you'll find out the best i...

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Vancouver skin care

Vancouver Skin Care Guide: Brands, Retail Stores, and Clinics

Situated on the West Coast of beautiful British Columbia, Vancouver has a lot to offer in terms of skin care. Whether you’re new to the city, or just trying to find local brands and products you ne...

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Featured Articles


Desiree Nielsen Weighs In on the Link Between Diet & Skin

Desiree Nielsen is a registered dietitian based in Vancouver, BC whose consulting practice focuses on inflammation, digestion and plant-centred diets. Desiree is the best selling author of...

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Ingredient Spotlight

Evening Primrose Oil: Why It's The Best Skin Moisturizer

You probably have a bottle of extra virgin olive oil in your kitchen, but have you heard of evening primrose oil? While it may not be as tasty on a salad as olive oil, It's one of the most effective...

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Question & Answer

Is gender-specific skincare necessary?

We always see the classic ‘Men 3 in 1’ products for the face, body, and hair at the drugstore, with the grey packaging that is marketed toward men.


Will Shea Butter Clog My Pores?

Shea butter has become an extremely popular skincare ingredient, especially for dry skin. It can be found in everything from creams to moisturizers.


Chemical or mineral sunscreens?

In an attempt to protect ourselves from the sun's UV rays, it has, for the most part, backfired on us. From zinc-oxide based mineral sunscreens to chemical.


Is alcohol denat in skincare safe?

We all know by now that alcohol is bad for our health. What about our skin and why is this so-called aclohol denat on so many ingredient lists?


How-To Guides

How to recycle our skincare products

Are you a sustainability maven and want to ensure that you're recycling our products in the correct way?


Treating acne with oils high in linoleic acid

Contrary to what skin care experts and dermatologists tell us, acne-prone skin is deficient in linoleic acid.


A guide to identifying vegan skincare

The vegan and cruelty-free movement continues to grow at a rapid pace, as people are wanting to live a more ethical life.


How to prevent dry winter skin

With the colder weather comes the drier air (especially indoors), harsher winds, and the dry, chapped, skin.