Products CSL loves, and you should try too!
1/ WASHED UP
Guess how many ingredients it takes to make soap? With Kiss My Face Pure Olive Oil Bar Soap it just takes three. Made in Greece, this is true castile soap that will leave your skin feeling refreshed and moisturized. Opa! well.ca
2/ CLEAN COAL
The latest it ingredient – activated charcoal – revered for its detoxifying properties, has made its way into a zesty deodorant. Unlike conventional products this deodorant comes in black and draws out impurities to leave your skin feeling fresh. Now that’s some black magic! Kaia Naturals The takesumi detox juicy bamboo (citrus blend), kaianaturals.com
3/ BY ANY OTHER NAME
Is there a more romantic scent than rose? Made from damask roses, this fragrant water is beautiful daubed as perfume, added to massage oils or sprayed as a gentle, uplifting facial mist. Nothing else could smell as sweet. Heritage Store Rose Petals Rosewater, 240 ml; well.ca
4/ BETTER AND BETTER
You’ve heard of shea butter from West Africa, but you probably haven’t heard of nilotica shea butter a sub-species of the same plant grown in East Africa. This cold-pressed butter is creamier, softer and contains more (hydrating) oleic acid that the more well known shea butter. Help women in Uganda and nourish your skin at the same time, what could be butter, uh, better? Lxmi Pure Nilotica Melt, 30g, $48 (USD).
5/ BEE STUNG LIPS
Usually coconut and lime beauty concoctions end up resembling a cheap cocktail or faint sunscreen. This lip balm is different! With only a few ingredients including Manuka beeswax and a satisfying scent it quickly nourishes lips. Wedderspoon Organic Manuka Honey Lip Balm – Coconut Lime, 4.5g, $4.50.
6/ MAGICAL BLEND
There are precisely six oils in this luxurious and concentrated blend including evening primrose oil (an anti-inflammatory), carrot oil (antibacterial) and jojoba (hydrating). Stored in a dark bottle to ensure freshness and with an eyedropper for carefully releasing only a few drops, even the shamans of yore would be impressed. Shamanuti Face Oil, $34.00.
7/ LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL
Containing only oils and botanicals each ingredient in this hydrating and soothing balm has an express purpose. Propolis is antiseptic, comfrey heals wounds, emu oil is antifungal and castor oil fortifies. Best of all, it is made in Canada. Bella Vita Miracle Balm, 80g.
This original beauty article first appeared in the Spring 2018 issue of City Style and Living Magazine