Products CSL loves this season and you should try too!
1. BY ANY OTHER NAME
So precious and pure is this essential oil that a tiny vial comes delicately packaged within a brown glass bottle (for mixing a few drops with carrier oil). It takes 81 kg (180 lbs or approximately 50 000 roses) of damask roses just to produce 30 ml (1 ounce) of essential oil, so it’s little wonder that this sweet smelling extraction is treasured and protected. It smells oh so sweet! Jurlique Rose Pure Essential Oil, $51.00 (USD).
When skin looks and feels dull during winter, there’s nothing a little brightening won’t solve. This gentle formulation uses grape water, to slough off dead skin cells. Cheers to the many uses of grapes! Caudalie Vinoperfect Concentrated Brightening Essence, 150 ml, $50.
3. BUCK UP
Shaped like a mountain peak with orange flecks of marigold decorating it, this vegan soap is made with natural ingredients. Moisturizing thanks to vitamin E, and soothing thanks to marigold, it is a Canadian-made find. The complete line of soaps includes original and unusual herbs, essential oils and botanical combinations. Buck Naked Soap Company Energizing Marigold Soap, $7.95.
By now you know all about the benefits of cold-pressed coconut oil – it’s antibacterial, moisturizing and contains antioxidants. What you probably also know by now is that it can be a bother to scoop out of the jar or take with you on the road. Enter Conscious Coconut Organic Coconut Oil in an easy-squeeze tube perfect for slipping into your purse. $16.95.
5. REMOVE THE MASK
Set a ritual by mixing a little of this bentonite clay mask with honey, water or yogurt and applying to your face. Leave it on for 15 minutes meanwhile light candles and draw a bath. Linger while you wash. With Canadian algae, and maple syrup and just a handful of natural ingredients, it will have you glowing! Province Apothecary Detoxifying + Clarifying Clay Mask, 120 ml, $58.
6. POOL SPRAY
This cleanser and makeup remover ticks all the boxes: made in Toronto, it contains exclusively hydrating and restorative oils. Every one chosen has a purpose – lavender oil to heal, raspberry oil to rejuvenate, frankincense to tone. This award-winning spray sure cleans up! Province Apothecary Moisturizing Cleanser + Make Up Remover, $20.
This original beauty article first appeared in the Winter 2017/18 issue of City Style and Living Magazine