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Canada, Eh?

July 13, 2015 - Posted by Mickey Tortorelli

In celebration of Canada's 148th birthday, we've compiled a list of beauty-related companies that are home grown in this country! Many with humble beginnings, and characteristics that are typically used to define Canadians!

NeoStrata was first introduced to the Canadian market in 1991 and its products are sold in drugstores nationwide. This company is one of the first cosmeceutical brands in Canada and have been developing leading-edge technologies supported and endorsed by the medical community. All their products are results-driven - with clinical studies demonstrating the benefits of NeoStrata's effects on visibly aging skin! Since NeoStrata is also an international brand that is sold in more than 70 countries, this gives them the international expertise and knowledge to develop their products in order to answer specific needs of Canadians.  Available in Canadian Drugstores.

Products to try:

  • 5% Gycolic Renewal Smoothing Cream
  • Moisture Infusion Hydrating Cream
  • Wrinkle Repair Moisturizing Cream SPF30

Website: http://www.neostrata.ca/

Co-founders Jean-Pierre LeBlanc and Kate Ross LeBlanc had a vision to share natural wellness with the world and as a results, Saje Natural Wellness was born. The company carries a wide range of products from skin care and bath products to essential oils, nebulizers and even teas that suit individual needs. The best thing about these products? They're made from 100% all-natural ingredients from safe and renewable resources. Saje is Canadian-owned and operated, with their headquarters residing in Vancouver and Surrey, British Columbia, and 27 stores across Canada! The majority of their products are also manufactured locally to ensure that they are made with the freshest ingredients and highest quality.

Products to try:

  • Pocket Pharmacy - 5 best selling therapeutic remedy roll-ons - Peppermint Halo, Stress Release, Pain Release, Immune, and Eater's Digest
  • Best of Saje Deluxe Diffuser Blend Collection + Nebulizer

Website: http://www.saje.ca/

After many difficult years following their daughter's brain injury days after she was born, fashion designer Abby Kanak and her husband, Steven McDuffee decided to turn their pain and passion into something life-affirming. As a result, Pure Home Couture was created. What started as a small gift Home & Gift shop has now evolved into a mini department store. You will be greeted by sparkling chandeliers, French Armoires and lovely harvest tables as you walk into the 3000 sqft store, filled with sought after collections from around the world! The store also carries Apothecary, which is Pure's own line of lotions and creams, bath luxuries, candles, home fragrances and more! This line is inspired by the old-world Apothecaries of Europe and are made with natural and whole ingredients.

Products to try:

  • Apothecary by Pure - Sea Salt No. 22 line
  • Antipodes Hand & Body Cream

Website: http://purehomecouture.com/

Cara's All Natural Products wasn't a planned venture. Founder Cara Adams believes that what we put on our bodies should be just as important as what we put ON our bodies. As the passion for this subject grew, she started researching ways to create some all-natural products for herself to use. After testing different blends of essential oils and consistencies, she gave a few batches to close family and friends. Unknowingly, the positive responses to this hand cream was immense, which encouraged Cara to expand her product range and offer it to the public! Now on top of moisturizers, she has also developed lip balms, dry face washes, bath and body products as well as a line for babies, which are available on her website, as well as select pop-up markets and craft shows!

Products to try:

  • Ultra Rich Hand Cream
  • Luxury Dry Face Wash

Website: http://www.carasallnaturalproducts.com/

Cake Beauty was founded by Heather Reier, from her unwavering passion for beauty products. The company first humbly started in Heather's kitchen, with the vision of products that exhibited style, innovation and supreme quality. Each of the company's products are made with high quality, natural ingredients, paraben-free and are created to produce results. To add to the sass of this brand, the products have also been given distinctive names that make the brand fun yet sophisticated. Fast forward to today, the Cake Beauty collection is sold in boutiques, lifestyle stores and department stores worldwide and has become a cult-beauty brand!

Products to try:

  • Satin Sugar - Hair & Body Refreshing Powder
  • Vanilla Snow Velveteen Hand Creme

Website: http://www.cakebeauty.com/

 

What are some other Canadian brands and products that you love? Share with us in the comments below!


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July 22nd, 2015
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