Best Anti-Aging Oils for the Skin

With so many oil concoctions out there, it can be hard choosing the right anti-aging oils for your skin.   Facial oils have so many benefits for your skin.  These oils provide the essential fatty acids and nutrients that your skin needs.  They build up your skin’s resilience and protection against environmental stressors.  They are multi-purpose and a-must for your anti-aging skincare routine. In this video, I talk about my favorite anti-aging carrier oils and essential oils for the skin. There are so many others that I don’t talk about here.  For example, Rose Geranium, Neroli, and more.  If you’re curious …

Subscription Box REVIEW – Find Your 40!

** Note** This is a subscription box review of Find Your 40 box by Clean Kiss Lifestyle, a natural skincare and personal product company from Oakville, Ontario. This box was gifted to me, but I love the fact that everything inside this subscription box is useful and consumable.  It also caters to my needs as a woman over 40. Subscription boxes which arrive monthly can be wasteful – who needs stuff or product delivered once a month anyway?  As always, this subscription box review features my own opinions. I only support brands that resonate with my beauty beliefs and green …

How to Fight Mask Acne in 3 Easy Steps

Wearing masks for prolonged periods of time due to the COVID-19 virus can result in Mask Acne (MASKNE)! Yes, it’s a thing – just like backne – and many people are currently suffering from it. I cover this also in my blog – click the link to read more. In this video, I show you how to protect, cleanse, and fight acne under your mask in 3 simple steps. Products used: To protect the skin Pure shea butter – we love this one for the whole family  Helena Lane moisturizers – waterless, rich, and perfect for nourishing and protecting the …

Mask Friendly Natural Makeup

Hi everyone. It’s Maria here. Welcome back to my channel. I’m a makeup artist and green beauty expert who focuses just on Canadian, clean green beauty products. So today I want to show you an easy look that you can wear underneath and mask because this is going to be our reality now for the, I don’t know for the future. Otherwise known as Mask Friendly Natural Makeup. Make the Eyes Shine It’s really important to know what feature to play up. Now. Of course, the eyes are going to be part of your face. That’s exposed to the mask. …

Easy Anti-Aging Skincare Routine Morning

This is the second part of my anti-aging skincare routine. I use all-Canadian skincare products – both clinical formulations and organic natural ingredients – like The Ordinary and Helena Lane Skincare. Products used for my am skincare routine: Choose your favourite toner, flower water, facial mist: I have several in the online shop that I love  In this video, I use NENA Mineral Toner – a product from Vancouver BC that was gifted to me The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3% Cocoon Apothecary Reflector SPF 30   Pure …

Easy Anti-Aging Skin Care Routine Evening

  Easy Anti-Aging Skincare Routine in the Evening Hi everyone. It’s Maria here, makeup artists, and green beauty expert. Welcome to my bathroom today. I want to go over the anti-aging skincare routine that I do in the morning and in the evening with you. So pretty much my concerns as I am in my early forties are wrinkles. I have a very expressive forehead. Okay. So, deepening of wrinkles is one concern. And then, of course, some sunspots would be another concern. You know, I always use Canadian products, but I have started, you know, dabbling with some more …

Oil Cleansing – Your 1-Step Skincare Ritual!

I’ve talked a lot about the order of products and what to use. I have also discussed the fact that you can have different types of skincare regimens. There are regimens that have three products and regimens that have nine to 10 products. However, if you’re a mom or business woman, and you’re not getting a lot of sleep. The simple fact is that you’re not gonna be wanting to spend your time on those extra products when you could be actually getting some extra sleep. Which is not gonna do for your skin, right? So today I’m gonna talk …

Oil vs Water Serums explained!

Have you been shopping for an ideal serum for your skincare routine? Oil vs water serums – what is the difference? What should I choose? I often hear my clients talk about how they love one over the other.  In reality, our skin needs both.  Oil serums are made with plant oils such as argan, jojoba, rosehip.  Check out my blog post about 5 oils that benefit your skin to help you choose the best one for your skin! Serums deliver concentrated ingredients to tackle a variety of concerns to our skin. They are definitely an essential part of a …

How to refill your airless pumps

Did you know that some airless pumps are refillable? Many green beauty companies use airless pumps to keep their products from oxidizing; however, despite the product being “green,” these airless pumps end up in the landfill.  Airless pumps with a screwable top, however, can be refilled! I’ve used some of my empty airless pumps to take body lotion and conditioner with me during travel.

How “green” is your green beauty packaging?

How “green” is your green beauty packaging? Most conversations about green beauty do not include packaging at all. But how can we consider a product “green” when the package ends in the landfill after the product is done? In this video, I show you how to choose products in packaging that’s reusable and recyclable. If you want to shop my green product selections, head over to my shop.