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How to Brighten Your Skin Naturally

As your biological clock ticks towards your middle age, one of the visible signs you may notice on your skin is hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation manifests majorly as melasma, but you may also observe other telltale signs such as age spots, sun damage, uneven skin tone, and dark patches. In this post, I’ll share all my tips on how to brighten your skin naturally as…

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Why your skin needs natural Retinol

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 products…

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Switch to Green Beauty in 3 Easy Steps

If you’ve been successful at cutting through the industry noise and switched over to green products, you’re ahead of most consumers.  For many, making the switch is mind-boggling because of the overwhelming number of products available and marketing ploys of various brands.  So, how do you switch to green beauty without the overwhelm? Here are some tips…

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Fighting Mask Acne in 3 Simple Steps

Welcome to fall! Pumpkin Spiced everything, backpacks and pencils, leaves changing colour. The beginning of every new season brings with it changes all around including in our skincare regimen.  This fall is extra special because our skincare regimen changes have to consider the changes in our skin from prolonged use of face masks.  These skin changes are known as mask acne or “Maskne”.   Normally, this is a month of excitement – for parents and kids – returning to school routines from a couple of months off for summer.  This year, we all know is a little different. Whether you’ve decided …

Oia Skin Anti-Wrinkle Patches Review

If you’ve been curious about botox or fillers but are worried about the needles, there’s another option for you – Oia Anti Wrinkle skin patches! I was gifted these anti-wrinkle patches by Oia Skin and I was blown away by how smooth they made my skin feel. In this video, I show you how to use all 7 patches to….

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What’s with the Fake Glow?

Have you ever wondered why “the glow trend” in beauty is so strong? Glowing makeup products and skin are everywhere these days and the fact that its summertime doesn’t seem to matter. I always thought skin naturally glows in the summer, but that’s just me.  The “glow” fever I’m talking about goes beyond your basic highlighting powder and bronzer. It’s the entire face – forehead, bow of lips, chin, cheekbones. This is created through strobing (illuminating strategic spots on your face to give your skin a bright and healthy look), and highlighting and contouring to change the face’s appearance – …

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 …

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 …