Canadian Beauty Brands You Didn’t Know Were Green

With the official first day of summer already behind us (June 21st how did you come and go so fast?!), we imagine you’re probably smack in the middle of shifting your winter beauty routine over to a lighter, summer-friendly arsenal. As you transition your heavy duty products to the back of your beauty cabinet we thought we would provide some recommendations on what products could take their place. In keeping with the idea that summer inspires us all (or most of us) to go au naturale, what better products to consider than the cleanest and greenest ones? In addition to putting less on our face and body, we also vote for putting better things on our face and body. For us that means as few yucky chemicals as possible, as little waste associated with the product as possible (i.e. package waste as well as waste from the production process #climatechangeisreal), and why not reduce the distance associated with buying from big brands and support a local Canadian business? 

Given the hot and sticky months that lie ahead of us, and the very real ramifications of human activity that are manifesting in our ecosystems, consider these 100% green, 100% Canadian brands the next time you swap out or refill a favourite beauty item. I know I will…

Woodlot (Vancouver, BC)

WOODLOT Palo Santo Incense Bundle, $12, www.shopwoodlot.com

Province Apothecary (Toronto, ON)

Province Apothecary Moisturizing Cleansing Makeup Remover with Avocado + Raspberry, $20 // Invigorating Balancing Toner with Rose + Geranium, $18, www.provinceapothecary.com

 CRBN Food Sciences (Cambridge, ON)

CRBN Food Sciences Activated Charcoal, $30, www.crbn.io

Red Sky (Toronto, ON)

RED SKY by Kerry Lee Candle in Bergamot & Black Pepper, $16, www.redskycandles.com

Mabrook & Co. (Toronto, ON)

Mabrook & Co. Clean Deodorant in Lavender & Herb, $6.50, www.mabrookandco.com

Wildcraft Skincare (Toronto, ON)

Wildcraft Cleanse Makeup Remover, $12 // Fresh Deodorant, $16, www.wildcraftbotanicals.com

Indie Lee (Not Canadian BUT we love it SO MUCH!!)

Indie Lee Squalane Facial Oil, $32, www.indielee.com

Bite Beauty (Toronto, ON)

Bite Beauty The Lip Pencil in 006, 014, 026 and 036, $20, www.sephora.ca
Bite Beauty Agave Sugar Lip Scrub, $20, www.sephora.ca

 

Bite Beauty The Lip Pencil in 006, 014, 026 and 036, $20, www.sephora.ca

Wild Hill (Waterloo, ON)

Wild Hill Blackberry Face Serum, $58, www.wildhillbotanicals.com

Clove + Hallow (also not Canadian but we make exceptions)

 

Clove + Hallow Lip Creme, $19, www.cloveandhallow.com

Hopefully you enjoyed this roundup of (mostly) Canadian, green beauty items and that you discovered something new. If you have any Canadian beauty brands or green beauty items you think are worth sharing, definitely leave a comment below! And remember: shop local whenever you can…the stuff’s just better here ;)All original photography and text by Naomi Brearley 

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