As you probably know by now, Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Do you know what you’re getting your mom? To help conjure up some inspiration, we’ve asked our team to share what they’ll be gifting their mom this Mother’s Day. Here are a few of their suggestions.
Perfume is a luxury. And on days like Earth Day, when we audit the necessities and excesses of our lifestyle and their effects on the health of the planet, it can seem like luxuries are, by definition, out of sync with the natural world.
However, there are fragrance brands making steps to work within the bounds of nature. Some produce perfume using only plant-based materials. Others have spearheaded initiatives in favour of sustainable production and radical transparency.
Read on for a list of all-natural and sustainable brands, as well as a curated list of their scents we think you’ll love.
ALL NATURAL PERFUME BRANDS
Abel is the ultimate intersection of art, ethics and natural science.
Following a failed search for a natural perfume that was chic, modern and long lasting, Abel was founded in Amsterdam by New Zealander Frances Shoemack with a simple goal – to create the world’s best natural perfume.
Abel is made of 100% natural ingredients. Rather than clouding your personality with a consistent intensity, the beauty of all natural ingredients is their evolution on your skin, working with the natural chemistry of your body to create a unique scent.
Abel believes in the power and beauty of scent, and its ability to enrich daily life in a way nothing else can. Their scents prove that indulgence doesn’t need to have a negative impact on the earth, its inhabitants, or you.
Since 2013, Canadian-born perfumer Hiram Green creates handcrafted fragrances made exclusively from natural materials.
All fragrances are developed and produced in small batches by Hiram in his perfume studio in Gouda, The Netherlands. He believes that natural fragrances need not be instantly recognizable as natural, or have less intensity or silllage than traditional perfumes.
His vibrant compositions have been praised by perfume experts and enthusiasts alike. Each Hiram Green scent is proof that polished, world-class perfume can be made solely from natural ingredients.
Hermetica is a collection of molecular fragrances inspired by the ancient practice of alchemy. Hermetica founders John and Clara Molloy created the brand on a foundation of sustainable manufacturing and ingredient transparency. Their bottles are made from recycled glass, and their boxes are made from biodegradable, recycled paper and zero plastic.
In addition, Hermetica has partenered with Planète Urgence, the French environmental non-profit organization, to finance the planting of more than 5,000 trees in Madagascar and Indonesia. With every purchase, you will be supporting reforestation programs in the region.
Hermetica uses a blend of natural and molecular ingredients, and features a unique raw material index on their website which catalogs every ingredient in their formulations (a rarity in perfume).
Maison Crivelli is a new French perfume house practicing a philosophy of slow perfume. Their scents showcase classic ingredients in surprising new blends, resulting in groundbreaking new synaesthetic scent experiences.
Their fragrances are bottled in eco-responsible packaging, with an eye to reduce waste. They use 100% cardboard boxes without plastic, hand crafted and created from artistic FSC Italian paper, and wrap them in biodegradable cellophane which is produced from wood.
Their founder Thibaud Crivelli’s long experience with sourcing natural raw materials led him to support the Cœur de Forêt (Heart of the Forest) association, which supports the sustainable farming of patchouli in Indonesia. For every purchase of 3 bottles, Maison Crivelli finances the planting of one sustainable patchouli cutting.
GOLDFIELD & BANKS
Goldfield & Banks is the first luxury perfume house in Australia. It was founded to represent the majestic, varied landscapes the country is known for, as well as showcase the indispensable natural raw materials they produce, such as sandalwood, buddha wood, boronia, blue cypress, wattle (mimosa), and even oud.
Working closely with Australian farmers, they prize traceability and quality in their materials. Their fragrances and ingredients are cruelty free and child labor free. Their bottles feature wooden caps made of repurposed driftwood, and are packaged in FSC paper boxes with biodegradable cellophane.
NATURE-CONSCIOUS SCENTS TO TRY
Fresh: Tauer – Cologne du Maghreb (all-natural fragrance)
Green: Heeley – Vetiver Veritas (all-natural fragrance)
Citrus: Maison Crivelli – Citrus Batikanga (eco-conscious brand)
Classic Floral: Hiram Green – Moon Bloom (all-natural brand)
Modern Floral: Hermetica – Peonypop (eco-conscious brand)
Fresh Woody: Abel – Green Cedar (all-natural brand)
Rich Woody: Goldfield & Banks – Silky Woods (eco-conscious brand)
Musky: Abel – Cyan Nori (all-natural brand)
Sweet: Hiram Green – Slow Dive (all-natural brand)
Scents can lift the spirit, bring back memories, and carve out moments of reflection, connection, and joy. For this Mother’s Day, we’ve selected a variety of products both nostalgic and forward thinking, and for both the body and home. From upgrades of classic perfume styles to new flights of fragrant fancy, these are sure to delight, surprise, and show how much you care.
Did you know that April is considered Rosacea Month?
If you or someone you know suffers from Rosacea, you know how difficult it can be to manage it. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this skin condition, it is characterized by redness on the face, small dilated blood vessels, pustules and swelling. Rosacea affects all ages and more than 3 million people in Canada alone.
It is not known what causes rosacea, and there is currently no cure. There are, however, products that can help manage this condition over time. We asked our Holistic Aesthetician Jordanna to share the products she recommends to her clients for calming rosacea-prone skin.
I always tell my clients to look at their lifestyle habits; do certain foods create more redness and sensitivity (red wine, spicy food, diary, sugar, etc.)? Hot showers and saunas can also trigger rosacea.
For people with a compromised skin barrier, skin care should be gentle and soothing to calm down the inflammation. Face washing should be done outside of the shower using a sensitive skin cloth and tepid water. When washing your face in the shower, the pressure is often too hard and the temperature too hot!
Here are some products I recommend to promote a healthy skin barrier, overtime strengthening the skin and creating skin longevity.
The first step is the most important one, cleansing the skin. Look for cleansers that are gentle and hydrating, this will balance the PH of the skin without stripping it of its natural oils. Tata Harper’s SuperKind Softening Cleanser has a soothing effect and leaves the skin hydrated and calm. This cleanser can be used morning and night to jump start your skincare routine.
One of the most common questions I get is, “do I need to use a toner (aka essence, mist, tonic, etc.)?” ABSOLUTELY! A toner will once balance your PH (so you’re not too acidic and too alkaline) and prepare the skin receive the following products and keep them locked in. Pai Skincare’s Century Flower Lotus and Orange Blossom Soothing Tonic is a best seller amongst those with sensitive skin and even those without. The smell is subtle and fresh, this product helps calm and hydrate post cleanse.
Most people who have rosacea are too sensitive for a physical exfoliant (scrubs), which is why I recommend opting for a chemical one. When looking for chemical exfoliants, it is better to use ones that contain AHAs to help renew and regenerate the skin. Tata Harper SuperKind Radiance Mask is a mask that exfoliates the skin gently, once again helping strengthen the skin barrier. You can use this product twice a week to see a noticeable difference in reduced redness and overall glow.
Using oils on the skin is highly recommended to help balance your skin’s oil production. Whether you’re dry, oily or dehydrated, there is a face oil for you. The Light Fantastic by Pai Skincare is a morning and night time oil made with ceramides to help strengthen the skin. This light odourless oil is best for sensitive and reactive skin, making it a must as your last step in your routine.
As previously mentioned, sun exposure can trigger rosacea. Everyone needs to be using a good sunscreen, no matter where you live or what time of year it is. Colorescience’s All Calm SPF 50 is a great way to treat the rosacea, balance complexion and protect the skin from environmental damage. For those who are looking for a lighter transparent sunscreen, try Coola’s Fragrance Free Classic Face SPF 50.
Tata Harper’s SuperKind facial is specifically created for those with rosacea and sensitive skin. During the treatment, we use the entire Tata Harper Superkind line, reflexology and gua sha spoon lymphatic draining massage to bring life back to the skin.
Have you heard of the cult skincare brand Augustinus Bader? Their face creams, specifically, have been touted by beauty editors and celebrities alike as the best moisturizers money can buy. Why should this brand be on your radar? Well, we’re excited to announce that the Augustinus Bader line will be launching at Etiket! Let’s discover the collection together.
ABOUT THE BRAND
Founded by biomedical scientist Professor Augustinus Bader, the Augustinus Bader brand found overnight success based on 30+ years of research in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine.
In a career that has spanned the globe, the German-born Professor has spent over 30 years researching and developing technologies that activate and harness In a career that has spanned the globe, the German-born Professor has spent over 30 years researching and developing technologies that activate and harness the human body’s capacity to heal, with a focus on the reawakening of cells that become dormant due to aging or trauma. In 2008 he developed a groundbreaking Wound Gel that heals severe skin traumas without the need for surgery or skin grafts. It is this revolutionary technique that inspired Augustinus Bader skincare.
Bader’s business partner Charles Rosier was initially impressed by his work and encouraged Bader to create skincare for the masses to help fund his medical research. The first products to launch were The Cream and The Rich Cream. Both have now won multiple awards – and make radiant, healthy skin accessible and simple.
Over the years, demand for Bader’s products soared on the back of old-fashioned word of mouth. There were no paid placements, big marketing campaigns or pretty packaging – it was the results that spoke for themselves.
WHAT MAKES THE BRAND DIFFERENT?
As we previously mentioned, the success of the brand is based on word of mouth, encouraged by results. Augustinus Bader’s extensive experience in the field of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine has allowed him to create a product line that delivers real results to those who adhere to his 27-day plan. Originally developed to treat wounds, these products harness the power of amino acids and nutrients already native to skin, to nourish and revitalize your complexion. They also get to work stimulating collagen to minimize fine lines and swiftly restore elasticity.
The Bader formula is powered by Professor Bader’s patented TFC8® (Trigger Factor Complex 8) – a cocktail of more than 40 different ingredients that include vitamins, amino acids and molecules naturally found in the body, to name a few. TFC8® was inspired by Bader’s over 30+ years of research and innovation in wound repair and cellular regeneration. It works by guiding key nutrients to the cells, creating an ideal environment for your skin to naturally renew. The result? Better hydration, skin strength and firmness. The support of cell turnover also helps improve vibrancy and luminosity, as well as address issues like fine lines, dark spots and visible pores.
WHY IS THERE A 27 DAY JOURNEY?
This comes down to the fact that every skin cell in the human body is naturally regenerated over 27 days, so this is when you’ll see results. Over this time period, you can expect your complexion to become more hydrated, and to look and feel renewed with an unbeatable glow.
While all of the Augustinus Bader products have enjoyed success, it is impossible to read about the brand without mention of the face creams. Two moisturizers have propelled the brand to the top of the charts: The Cream and The Rich Cream. The Cream has a lighter texture, and may be better suited for oily, combination skin types, as well as those who suffer from acne and congested skin. The Rich Cream on the other hand, would be better suited for those with normal to dry skin. Celebrities like Kate Bosworth, Diane Kruger and Victoria Beckham all rave about these moisturizers. Clinical trials also back up the hype: 97% of testers agreed skin tone and texture was visibly improved, while 96% said their skin looked healthier after using both The Cream and The Rich Cream. Testers also noted an improvement in the appearance of wrinkles by more than 160% over a day to day period.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Given the minimal range, you’d think it would only be suitable for a handful of people. However, thanks to their 100% paraben-free and fragrance-free formulas, all skin types can get on board, including overly sensitive ones.
One more thing to love about Augustinus Bader is that they are guided by a core set of green values. Sustainability is very important to the brand and is integrated in everything from their clean ingredients, to their eco-conscious packaging.
Their products contain the highest quality ingredients – high potency botanicals and clean actives. They’re also 100% free of parabens, fragrance, SLS, SLES, and DEA, heavy metals, talc, petrolatum/paraffin/mineral oil, and do not contain unnecessary preservatives, solvents, and emulsifiers.
Augustinus Bader also vows to use ingredients that are sustainably sourced, clean, and bio-engineered where possible to reduce environmental impact.
Augustinus Bader has created refills for both The Eye Cream and The Serum to encourage recycling of their products. Furthermore, an estimated 80% of their primary containers are fully recyclable, and an estimated 90% of their secondary containers are fully recyclable. They also use FSC Certified paper.
An estimated 70% of their packaging is plastic-free, and they continue to move toward more sustainable materials such as ECOCERT/COSMOS certified glass, and transitioning all packaging to being post-consumer recycled. Their packaging is ECOCERT/COSMOS certified where possible.
Before we start with the benefits of Vitamin C, we need to look at what Vitamin C is and why it’s important in a skincare regimen, more specifically an anti-aging one.
Vitamin C can be found naturally in citrus fruits or can be synthetically made. It is known for its antioxidant properties and for its ability to fight visible signs of aging. The only way for us to acquire Vitamin C is through diet or through a topical product such as a Vitamin C serum.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF VITAMIN C?
Vitamin C is considered to be one of the most powerful and effective antioxidants. It provides environmental protection against UV rays and pollution, diminishes discolouration such as hyperpigmentation and age spots, and reduces fine lines and wrinkles caused by free radical damage.
WHAT IS FREE RADICAL DAMAGE?
Our environment is a big part of free radicals. Factors such as pollution, cigarette smoke, infrared and UV rays all generate free radicals. The science behind these free radicals is that they are unstable molecules. They try to “take” electrons from healthy molecules, which causes oxidative stress. Oxidative stress results in aging skin; fine lines, wrinkles, discolouration and skin laxity.
Vitamin C, in its pure form (L-Ascorbic Acid), helps protect against this damage by “donating” electrons to neutralize damaging free radicals, in turn helping prevent the appearance of premature aging. That is why a Vitamin C serum is so important as part of your daily regimen.
IS THERE A ‘BEST’ VITAMIN C?
The key is how the Vitamin C serum is formulated so that you get the most absorption in the skin. We always recommend a serum formulated with pure L-Ascorbic Acid. There are also different Vitamin C formulations that cater to different skin types and concerns.
WHEN DO I APPLY VITAMIN C?
Vitamin C should always be applied in the morning: 4 to 5 drops applied to cleansed skin, gently massaged into the face, neck and décolleté. You may also apply it to the back of your hands – an area often forgotten! After the serum has absorbed into the skin you may apply your broad spectrum sunscreen. This will help to give you complete environmental protection.
BESTSELLING VITAMIN C SERUMS
Spring is a time to shed our heavy coats, boots, creams and makeup products for lighter alternatives. Mattes become glossy and earth tones become rosy and colourful. Inspired by the warmer weather we’ve been experiencing lately, we decided to refresh our makeup routine. This quick and easy makeup routine will give you the perfect no-makeup makeup look we all strive to achieve!
YOUR CLEAN BEAUTY ROUTINE
STEP UP YOUR GLOW
A BESTSELLING CLASSIC, REIMAGINED
The weightless foundation you love—now powered up with potent skincare actives. ILIA just launched their new and improved True Skin Serum Foundation.
Soft, weightless, medium coverage meets a double dose of skincare. With every wear, Niacinamide and Allantoin smooth and soothe to
visibly improve skin—even after you take your makeup off.
Scents have the magical ability to collect memories, framing moments in time like an invisible scrapbook which reopens the moment you take a sniff. For this reason, wearing a new fragrance can be the perfect way to turn the page on a new season, perspective, or outlook on where we’re headed.
Our top 10 scents this spring share an energizing, vibrant quality, perfect for clearing cobwebs and conjuring an optimistic outlook. Featuring a variety of raw materials in relatively lighter compositions, they’re perfect for the warm-but-not-yet-steamy days to come.
SPRING SCENTS SAMPLE PACK
Our favourite scents for spring share an energizing, vibrant quality, perfect for clearing cobwebs and conjuring an optimistic outlook. Sample the fragrances mentioned in this blog post by purchasing our Spring Refresh Sample Pack!
A change of season is upon us, and with that comes the need to adjust our skincare and wellness routine.
We asked Jordanna Kavannat, Etiket’s holistic aesthetician and Tata Harper Spa Specialist, to tell us what this change of season means for her.
“Spring is a beautiful time to awaken your spirit and to make self-care through skincare a more sacred practice. In Chinese medicine, the term ‘shen’ means to glow or light from within. Below are my favourite tips and products to help your ‘shen’ shine brightly this spring!”, says Jordanna.
“I start my day with some kind of physical activity. Sweating and moving my body in the morning helps the flow of our lymphatic system and is a great way to release endorphins (happy vibes).”
“A green smoothie with the Agent Nateur (Holi) Mane collagen is a great way to start the day with good nutrition. I find it helps me make better choices throughout the day.”
SHOWER TIME AND BATH ROUTINES
“The Lovefresh Vanilla Coffee Bar Soap gets rid of dead skin cells, helping regenerate your skin, and the coffee can help tighten skin and reduce cellulite. It’s like a morning cup of java!”
“I also love using the new Smoothing Body Brush from NUORI before my shower. Daily dry brushing of the body has been proven to boost microcirculation, stimulate the lymphatic system, and improve the removal of toxins”, adds Jordanna.
“My bath time routine includes Bathorium Charcoal Garden Detox Crush bath salts. Epsom salts + french sea salts relax your aching muscles. Wonderful for muscle tension”.
“Now that our winter hats are coming off, I use Rahua’s Founder’s Blend Hair and Scalp Treatment to treat the scalp first. I follow that with their Hydration Shampoo and Conditioner for beautiful healthy hair and finish off with the Leave-in Treatment Light to help with wash and wear. I love that Rahua products use refillable pouches!”
“As the winter layers gradually come off, I use Agent Nateur’s body (oil) to get ready for the warmer weather. I LOVE the smell of this product; it has caffeine and vitamin c, which gives noticeably great results.”
“For me, it’s always Tata Harper. I modify my skincare regimen depending on the condition of my skin and the temperature outside. The Regenerating Cleanser is great to exfoliate the skin from the cold winter weather; it’s all about regeneration!”
“The Tata Harper Illuminating Moisturizer is another favourite for daytime as it makes my skin radiate.”
“And finally, with our masks coming off, let’s talk lips! The ILIA Lip Wrap Reviving Balm is a luxurious daytime lip treatment. I’m obsessed!”
”My favourite treatment to detox the body, face and soul at this time of year is the Deluxe Detox Body Treatment & Facial from Tata Harper, it’s a stimulating and purifying treatment that will reawaken your senses.”
Known for her avant-garde silhouettes and flashes of punk-infused fantasy, the aesthetic world of Naomi Goodsir balances inspiration with French savoir-faire. Founded in 2012, her namesake collection of perfume extends her uncompromising vision and impeccable craftsmanship to the realm of fragrance. These are statement perfumes of the highest order, and must be experienced to be believed.
Unique, polished and achingly beautiful, the fragrances of Naomi Goodsir are not for smelling like everyone else. However, for those willing to take the plunge, they are sure to hypnotize and delight all who enter their trail.
Founder Naomi Goodsir is a true original. Born in Sydney, Australia, avant-garde milliner Naomi Goodsir has created pieces for the English National Opera and Kanye West’s eponymous label, and has been exhibited by museums around the world. With creative director Renaud Coutaudier, she crafts perfumes as detailed and unmistakeable as her accessories, in collaboration with perfumers such as Julien Rasquinet, Bertrand Duchaufour and Isabelle Doyen. Her collection is an idiosyncratic olfactory ecosystem, full of emotion and mysterious textures.
“Bois D’Ascèsce” smells like the most expensive country fireplace in the world, crackling in comfortable silence as a story begins to be told. Mysterious, slightly mystical, and quietly very confident, this is one of the most well-balanced, romantically polished woodsmoke fragrances we’ve smelled.
A vivid recreation of clean saddle leather saddle that blurs the line between racehorse and racecar. Dark, dry resins mingle with something akin to burnt rubber, infusing the scent with animalistic alertness. It’s intense but also polished, crisp, energizing, and even, in a strange way, refreshing.
A langorous take on leather, with fruity facets of immortelle sparkling in the long rays of afternoon sun. The brooding atmosphere is playfully subverted with a whiff of sweet tobacco and… lipstick? Like lounging in a luxurious pied-a-terre awaiting a hedonistic summer’s eve.
A portal to the earthy soul of iris root, with its green and buttery aspects in full display. It wears like an invisible texture, both fudgey and feathered, surreal and edgy, as if Alexander McQueen and Iris van Herpen traded notes. A poetic nature documentary filmed in visceral virtual reality.
An avant-garde scent both reckless and controlled, gritty and operatic, with milky, humid tuberose anchored by pungent green galbanum and earthy woods. Wild, alchemical, hallucinatory, full of movement and bracing nature, it feels like wearing a sculptural piece of scent couture. Astonishing.
Though tobacco-inspired, to us this fragrance smells as cheerfully intoxicating as a hot toddy. Tangential references to oak, maple, rum and coconut are decadently set ablaze, but even with all that warmth, “Or du Sérail” remains comforting and approachable, imploring others to get closer.
SAMPLE THE COLLECTION
Shop Naomi Goodsir’s Discovery Set: A perfect way to immerse yourself in the world of Naomi Goodsir.
This set features 2ml spray samples of all six fragrances in the collection. It also includes illustrated blotters to experience each olfactory artwork in its purest form.
Have you heard of dry brushing? This pre-shower body ritual has been touted by celebrities and those in-the-know because of its ability to procure an instant glow to the skin. The Danish brand NUORI had clearly heard of it, because they just launched their Smoothing Body Brush. This new product was carefully crafted with soft natural bristles to ensure the full benefits of dry brushing. On the heels of this launch, we wanted to learn more about the art of dry brushing. Here’s is what we found out…
DETOXES YOUR SKIN
Dry brushing is a great way to detox your body, as it encourages lymphatic drainage. In fact, the mechanical act of dry brushing speeds up the rate of blood pumping, which helps get the lymph through the body, removing toxins and pathogens more quickly. Also, by unclogging pores, it’s easier for the body to sweat and eliminate toxins in your system.
EXFOLIATES THE SKIN
Speaking of unclogging pores, dry brushing is a great way to remove the day’s dirt and oil, as well as dead skin cells. The result is increased cell turnover and more radiant, smooth skin.
When you’re dry brushing, you’ll notice that the areas you’ve stroked become flushed. The redness you see is not irritation, but increased blood flow. Your body is simply pushing more blood to those areas, therefore increasing blood circulation.
DRY BRUSHING FOR SENSITIVE SKIN
Dry brushing is suitable for all skin types, however, those with sensitive skin may find it to be too harsh. In that case, we recommend exfoliating with a dry washcloth, or body mitt. If you have really sensitive skin, try dry brushing once every couple of weeks. If you build up a tolerance to it successfully, then transition to one to two times a week.
You should also avoid dry brushing on your face since the skin is more sensitive than on the rest of your body. Opt for a chemical or physical exfoliant specifically designed for the skin on your face.
Now that you understand the benefits of dry brushing, how do you get started? Before showering, NUORI recommends brushing your skin with long sweeping strokes that move towards the heart. Once you’ve covered that, hop in the shower and wash away those dead skin cells. After the shower, make sure you hydrate your skin with a nourishing product like NUORI’s Vital Body Balm, Enriched Hand & Body Lotion or Perfecting Body Oil. You’ll instantly notice smoother, more radiant skin!
Visit etiket.ca or stop by the store to shop the new Smoothing Body Brush!
I’m jetting off. In an attempt to flee the cold Canadian winter we’ve been enduring, I’ve booked a trip with my friends to the tropical island of Turks and Caicos. I always pack light when I travel, especially when I’m going somewhere warm. A few bathing suits, shorts, a sundress or two, and of course, some beauty essentials. Keep reading to discover the products I can’t possibly leave without!
Let me preface this blog post by saying that I will be checking a bag. When you’re like me and are unwilling to compromise on skincare and beauty products, you always check a bag. Trying to fit all of your essentials into that small plastic bag TSA gives you at the airport is a sport, and I want no part of it. For my cleanser, I’m bringing the Pro-Derm Gentle Cleanser. It’s been a staple in my skincare routine for over a year now and I just can’t get enough. I will also be adding my Phloretin CF Vitamin C Serum from SkinCeuticals. I use it everyday, but it’s especially important when you’re getting a lot of sun exposure. As you may or may not know, vitamin C compensates for sunscreen’s inherent shortcomings by neutralizing the free radical damage that sun exposure causes. They literally play a defensive role by diffusing the effects of the bad rays that make it through your sunscreen.
For sunscreen, I will be bringing my Sunforgettable Enviroscreen Protection Face Shield and the Sunforgettable Brush-On Sunscreen to re-apply my SPF throughout the day. In the event that I get a little too much sun, I like to bring a soothing moisturizer for my skin, just in case. The Radical Recovery After-Sun Lotion is definitely a must when venturing off on a beach getaway. Like a wheatgrass shot for your skin, this lotion delivers powerful antioxidants and nourishing, soothing ingredients that help skin bounce-back after a day in the sun. For my body, I use the new COOLA Mineral Sunscreen Spray. It’s lightweight, offers SPF30 protection and is water-resistant!
I like to keep my makeup simple when I’m on vacation. The weather is hot and humid, so I’m usually either in the water or dabbing my face with blotting papers. For that reason, minimal makeup is key. I’ve decided to bring the RMS ‘Un’ Cover-Up to use as a concealer and to cover-up any imperfections. I’m also bringing ILIA’s Limitless Lash Mascara and the Colorescience Color Balm Collection. This kit comes with three balm shades: blush, berry, bronze. The great thing about these shades is that they can work as a blush, bronzer, eye shadow and lip tint. Plus, they offer SPF50 protection. When I travel, I look for versatility in my products, and the Color Balm Collection offers just that!
I’m pretty simple when it comes to my hair. I will pack my favourite shampoo and conditionner duo: R&CO’s Gemstone Color Shampoo and Conditioner, as well as R&CO’s Rockaway Salt Spray. My hair is naturally curly, so I like to lean into the beach hair look when I’m at the beach. This spray adds volume and texture and just accentuates my natural beachy curls. I also pack Rahua’s Hydration Detangler, especially when I know I’m going to be spending my days in the ocean and at the pool! This product helps keep hair detangled, moisturizes hair, smooths frizz, prevents breakage and damage, and provides color-treated hair with photoprotection. Everything you need on a beach vacation.