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Skin Care that isn't Skincare

So many of us are hyper focused on our skincare routines but don't look past the products we use. If you go beyond your bathroom shelf there are some super simple and effective ways to show your skin love. Read below for some easy hacks. Water Filters- Not just for drinking but for your shower and sink too. If you can...


The Magic of the Mitt

We're obviously fans of microfiber cleansing mitts or we wouldn't be selling them. They're an incredible alternative to the double-cleanse and basically eliminate the need for traditional makeup remover. We'd love to rid of these annoying, and often oily, extra steps for good. Anyone valuing a simplified routine will agree. So, how does it actually work? It's physics! The attraction between positively and negatively charged ions...


Our take on Skin Cycling

At Essentialist we stand by the principles of a gentle, consistent, and restrained approach to caring for skin. We think the fact that the skin cycling trend went viral indicates a collective desperation to solve our skincare issues which we totally get. After years of self-inflicted damage by overdoing it, more people are ready to relearn the basics and find that balance. It's not rocket science, you can do it and skin cycling can help.

Deep Dive: Melasma

What is Melasma? It's a common skin condition that causes the development of dark, discolored patches on the skin, typically on the face. The primary characteristic of melasma is the excessive production and accumulation of melanin, the pigment that gives color to our skin, hair, and eyes. This overproduction of melanin leads to the appearance of brown or grayish-brown patches on...


Regulatory Update: Canada Bans Animal Testing

Bravo Canada, we've finally joined the ranks of the 42 countries that have officially banned animal testing to date. The passing of Bill C-47, the Budget Implementation Act, 2023, No. 1, created an amendment to the Food and Drugs Act (FDA), which led to a nationwide prohibition on cosmetic animal testing. It's worth noting that animal testing had already  essentially been eliminated in the Canadian...

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