I am always on the lookout for natural beauty solutions. One of my new favourite finds is Canada's own Cocoon Apothecary, created and made in small batches by Jessica Burman.
This artisinal skin care line provides not just pure essential oils and nutrients, but aromatherapy properties as well. And you don't have to worry about chemicals here - everything is made from non-toxic, vegan ingredients. Did you resolve to buy more natural, eco-friendly products this year? Check that off your list. This most certainly fits the bill - Jessica uses amber bottles that can be reused and recycled, pre-cycled pumps and caps and corn labels. And the bottles are sheathed in pretty post-consumer tubes that are recyclable, biodegradable and compostable. Is your current skincare line going out of its way to help save the environment like this?
If you're already battling dry skin this season, you'll want to try Petal Purity Facial Cleanser, one of the most hydrating cleansers I've tried. Your skin gets clean and conditioned thanks to virgin coconut and sweet almond oil, along with lavender (that helps keep acne at bay) and geranium (closes pores) essential oils. Inhaling the scents of lavender and geranium while stripping your face of all the day's makeup and impurities is a ritual that you won't be able to live without.
To keep skin looking fresh and taut, the beautiful scent of roses keeps this Rose Dew Toner from being boring. It only has two ingredients - certified organic rose hydrosol and certified organic witch hazel hydrosol. You know simplest is best. And now you've got the bottle to prove it!
And no better time like these wintery months to nourish your skin with a good face cream. Cocoon's best selling product - Rosey Cheeks Facial Cream - brings back the lush scent of roses to your bathroom. What a feeling! You'll love the velvety feel of this and watch as shea butter, rose absolute and rosehip, avocado and green tea oils hydrate your skin all the way back to what its like in springtime! No flakes, no redness here, and it prevents the signs the aging. It's easy to see why this quickly becomes a necessity.
Some companies do great products - Cocoon Apothecary does it ALL. And then some.