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Why your skin needs Natural Retinol Alternatives

Retinol is one of the most talked about anti-aging ingredients and for a good reason! Also known as vitamin A, retinol can repair and rejuvenate the skin beautifully. However, not everyone can use the conventional vitamin A products that are found on many cosmetic store shelves.  This is why natural retinol alternatives have taken the green beauty industry by storm.  They’re gentler on the skin and work just as well.  Read on about how retinol products work and how to use them in a way that works for your skin. What is Retinol? Retinol, also called vitamin A₁, is in …

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PUUR INGRID Review – Pure and Honest

Every once in a while, a brand comes along with a handful of really excellent skincare products. PUUR INGRID is a Canadian brand out of Okotoks, Alberta, with a focus on simple ingredients from nature.  Ingrid, the brand’s founder, believes that nature has given us everything we need to keep our skin healthy and happy.  I completely agree! I’ve had the pleasure of being gifted three PUUR INGRID products, which I will review for you below.  Being in the beauty industry for 20 years, I have used, tested, and evaluated dozens of products.  This PUUR INGRID review is based of …

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How to Switch to Green Beauty in 3 Easy Steps

Making the switch to clean, green beauty is something that consumers are doing more now than ever before. The green beauty industry is increasing at a faster rate than fashion because of this –  at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 9.4% between 2019-2025 to be exact! From beauty stores like The Detox Market specializing solely on “cleaner” products to Sephora’s recent addition of Clean at Sephora, the options of green beauty products are abundant.  You will not find “green beauty in 3 easy steps” at these establishments. If you’ve been successful at cutting through the industry noise and …

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 …