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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 …

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 …

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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 …

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. …