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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...


Spotlight on the Daily Renewal Facial Oil

We had to circle back to our OG hero product, the DRFO, because it's still that favorite product on our shelves. There's a reason our customers keep coming back for more- it's really damn good. If you haven't experienced the magic yet, one application should be all it takes to convince you. From a sun kissed glow to a supple bouncy finish,...


Newsflash: You can't actually shrink your pores

Most of us have been led to believe we can shrink our pores. Language here is everything, and wording makes things convoluted. While we can keep our pores clean, unclogged, and prevent them from getting bigger we can't actually make them smaller. Be it good or bad, the pores you were born with are the ones you’re stuck with- thank your genes. This one is...

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