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• expertly hand-crafted anti-pollution skincare.
• antioxidant-rich formulas.
• plant-based (vegan) ingredients.
• produced in micro-batches.
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• striving for true sustainability.

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AURORA Cleanse + Hydrate Balm
AURORA Cleanse + Hydrate Balm
AURORA Cleanse + Hydrate Balm
AURORA Cleanse + Hydrate Balm
AURORA Cleanse + Hydrate Balm

AURORA Cleanse + Hydrate Balm

Regular price 52.00 CAD
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54 in stock

Our truly multi-purpose balm destroys makeup and SPF as a first-cleanse, but is also gentle on skin with nourishing oils and butters. Also makes a nourishing balm-mask from head to toe.

Suitable for all skin types & climates, best for cold, dry weather conditions.
2 oz / 60mL & 4oz/120mL
Vegan. Sustainably sourced.

Who is it for

Aurora has been our best-seller since the beginning because it is so versatile, that nearly everyone can use it from head to toe.

Scent: Earthy orange creamsicle, or upscale chocolate orange, we hear both!
Texture: Mousse-like, vibrant yellow, easy to spread, super emollient.

How to use

There's no wrong way to use Aurora!

1. Use a chickpea sized amount, and warm between fingers. Massage into dry or wet skin and let the nutritious oils and butters be soaked up before gently wiping away with a warm, wet cloth. Work gentle into eyelashes to remove even waterproof mascara (can be used by those of us with sensitive eyes!). You will notice a milky emulsion occurs and can be rinsed away clean. You may splash with water if you like, for an extra-clean feel. Apply to dry face before hopping into the shower!

2. Again, using a chickpea-sized amount in the palm of your hand, slowly add a few drops of warm water, serum or mist and emulsify, creating a cleansing OR hydrating lotion that you can leave on clean skin, or rinse off as a second cleanse, like a milk cleanser.

3. Next, it can be used as a beauty balm moisturizer for face, body, lips and hair! Use on dry elbows, parched lips or fly-away hair or as a great after-shave balm! A perfect skin prep under your daily SPF!

4. Plop a scant teaspoon sized blob in a bowl, add honey, clay, a serum or mist and mix to create a custom mask.

5. Mix with mineral makeup for a custom foundation or highlighter, you crafty alchemist you! Use to blot out lipstick, or make a powder blush into a cream! 

NB: Essential oil content is well below recommended dermal limit, and are considered sunsafe, but wear SPF anyhow and do no apply right before intense sun exposure!

Ingredients

INCI: Garcinia indica (Kokum) Butter, Theobroma cacao (organic cocoa) butter, Mangifera indica seed butter, Astrocaryum Tucuma Seed Butter, Glycine soja (non-GMO) butter, jojoba esters, Cucurbita Pepo Seed Oil*, Camellia sinensis (organic green tea) seed oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Supercritical CO2 Seabuckthorn) Fruit Oil*, Cetearyl Olivate (and) Sorbitan Olivate, polysorbate 20 (coco. derived), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Peel Wax, Tocopherol (non-GMO vit. E), Soy lecithin*, pure essential oils*.

Preservation

This product is preservative-free because it is water-free, so please wash and dry hands before scooping product out and to prevent mold, do not get any water in the jar. Do NOT store jar in the shower or bath.

Use a clean teaspoon to scrape a small amount of product out, to prolong the life of your balm even longer. With proper handing, this product can stay fresh for up to 18 months.

Story

A balm inspired by the simple pleasures that anchor your day. A quiet moment in the early morning, golden light beginning to pour in through the window. Speckles of sparkling dust caught in the sunshine, drifting silently as you sip your coffee and enjoy breakfast. The room is quiet, still, before the world wakes up. Your potted jade looks plump, the leaves catching rays of sunshine. Your cat grooms herself contentedly, stop for a moment and you stare at one another. You both feel it. It's going to be a good day. 

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MIDNIGHT Resiliency Boost Oil Serum
MIDNIGHT Resiliency Boost Oil Serum
MIDNIGHT Resiliency Boost Oil Serum
MIDNIGHT Resiliency Boost Oil Serum

MIDNIGHT Resiliency Boost Oil Serum

Regular price 75.00 CAD
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9 in stock

Stark's luxury night-time oil/gel hybrid serum is nourishing and soothing to the skin, helps create a better skin barrier to strengthen skin's natural defense from environmental aggressors.

Rich in essential fatty acids, ceramides, lupin sterols, anti-inflammatories and anti-oxidants.

30 mL/ 1 oz.
Vegan. Sustainably sourced.

Who is it for:

Mature, desert/winter climate, sun-compromised, dry. Also excellent for normal/temperate skin looking for pro-aging benefits.
Pairs well with our Everlasting Calm + Smooth Infusion.

Scent: Juicy, floral neroli bomb! With a hint of patchouli for grounding.

Texture: Oleo-gel.

Dispense one pump for face and neck. Massage into clean skin, using an upward motion.

Ingredients

INCI: Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) seed oil, herbal infusion of chamomile, yarrow, calendula and marshmallow in organic glycine soja, sugarcane Squalane, Brassica Oleracea (broccoli) seed oil, Rosa Canina (rosehip) fruit oil, Simmondsia Chinensis, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (cranberry) seed oil, Oryza sativa bran wax, Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) supercritical, Avena Sativa (oat) kernel oil, Ceramide NP, Lupinus Albus Seed Extract, glyceryl stearate SE, 0.6% essential oils (neroli dominant)

Story

Although this is your first time in a citrus grove at dusk, you can't help but feel this distinctly familiar feeling. It must be the scent; a fresh, uplifting floral with both a familiar citrus heart and an earthy warmth that you sense equally by your nose and somewhere deep in your body. "I must have been a Queen who bathed in neroli blossoms in a former life," you muse to yourself as you weave randomly between the stout, knotted trees. Suddenly, you slip on a ripe orange that fell beneath a tree, and although you are pulled down to the ground and feel the wet grass in your hair and the warm earth beneath your body, you are not at all hurt and laugh so hard that tears roll down your face. You have been reminded to slow down, to enjoy the stillness of the evening, to celebrate youthful joy as it comes and to take a deep breath. You look up at the branches overhead, heavy with fragrant fruit, and just beyond, watch the night sky appear, star by star.

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EVERLASTING Hydrating Serum
EVERLASTING Hydrating Serum
EVERLASTING Hydrating Serum
EVERLASTING Hydrating Serum
EVERLASTING Hydrating Serum

EVERLASTING Hydrating Serum

Regular price 46.00 CAD
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Don't be fooled by it's light texture... this is a mega-humectant for soft, plump, calm skin! An oil-free hydration serum combining some of the world's most effective skincare ingredients, including helichrysum, edelweiss, green tea, sodium PCA, milk thistle, chamomile and more, to create a soothing serum with mega impact. Zero pilling under facial oils and SPF.
Scented but contains no essential oils.

pH is 5.8

30mL/1oz
Vegan. Sustainably sourced.

Who is it for

All skin types, all seasons. Although beneficial to all skin types, those with mature, sensitive or occasionally problematic skin will find this to have the greatest impact on their overall complexion. Can be used as an eye product. 

Scent: Fresh floral and hay. Contains no essential oils.
Texture: Just a touch less viscous than water. Light blue/green/grey (may vary).

How to use

Everlasting is any facial oil's potent side-kick, as it instantly creates a bioactive, readily absorbed super serum for your face, neck, chest and hands.

After cleansing skin, apply ~2 drops to the back of your hand, and use fingertips to lightly dab and press serum into skin. {Combine with a facial oil for maximum effects!}

Can be worn alone, or under makeup or moisturizer (such as an oil).

Should be used morning and night.

Dab under and around eyes as an eye treatment.

Ingredients

Helichrysum (aka Everlasting): the namesake of this serum, lowers inflammation in the skin... which is vital, as inflammation is what destroys skin in the short and long-term. It helps with blemishes, and lessens the look of scarring.

Sea kelp bioferment is one of the world's most expensive and cherished skin-care ingredients, used in famous products for it's youth-promoting effects.

Milk thistle and green tea have been thoroughly researched and backed by scientific studies for their ability to effectively heal skin at a cellular level.

Edelweiss helps with calming skin, barrier repair, and strengthening natural protectants from pollution. 

 

Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Helichrysum Italicum Flower Water, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Water, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Water, Sodium PCA, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Helichrysum Stoechas Extract, Propanediol, Lactobacillus/Nereocystis Luetkeana Ferment Filtrate, Hydrocotyl (Centella Asiatica) Extract, Glycerin, Leontopodium Apinum (Edelweiss) Extract, Polysorbate 20, Spirulina Platensis Extract, Trehalose, Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate

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EVERLASTING Hydrating Serum *gel*

EVERLASTING Hydrating Serum *gel*

Regular price 50.00 CAD
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44 in stock

This is a mega-humectant for soft, plump, calm skin, now in a silky gel texture with pump bottle. An oil-free hydration serum combining some of the world's most effective skincare ingredients, including helichrysum, edelweiss, green tea, sodium PCA, milk thistle, chamomile and more, to create a soothing serum with mega impact. Zero pilling under facial oils and SPF.
Scented but contains no essential oils.

pH is 5.

30 ml gel with pump

Vegan. Sustainably sourced.

Who is it for

All skin types, all seasons. Although beneficial to all skin types, those with mature, sensitive or occasionally problematic skin will find this to have the greatest impact on their overall complexion. Can be used as an eye product. 

Scent: Fresh floral and sunshine soaked hay. Contains no essential oils.
Texture: Just a touch less viscous than water. Light blue/green/grey (may vary).

How to use

Everlasting is any facial oil's potent side-kick, as it instantly creates a bioactive, readily absorbed super serum for your face, neck, chest and hands. Makes an excellent eye product.

After cleansing skin, apply 1 pump to the back of your hand, and use fingertips to lightly dab and press serum into skin. {Combine with a facial oil for maximum effects!}

Can be worn alone, or under makeup or moisturizer (such as an oil).

Should be used morning and night.

Dab under and around eyes as an eye treatment.

Ingredients

Helichrysum (aka Everlasting): the namesake of this serum, lowers inflammation in the skin... which is vital, as inflammation is what destroys skin in the short and long-term. It helps with blemishes, and lessens the look of scarring.

Sea kelp bioferment is one of the world's most expensive and cherished skin-care ingredients, used in famous products for it's youth-promoting effects.

Milk thistle and green tea have been thoroughly researched and backed by scientific studies for their ability to effectively heal skin at a cellular level.

Edelweiss helps with calming skin, barrier repair, and strengthening natural protectants from pollution. 

 

Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Helichrysum Italicum Flower Water, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Water, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Water, Sodium PCA, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Helichrysum Stoechas Extract, Propanediol, Lactobacillus/Nereocystis Luetkeana Ferment Filtrate, Hydrocotyl (Centella Asiatica) Extract, Glycerin, Leontopodium Apinum (Edelweiss) Extract, Polysorbate 20, Spirulina Platensis Extract, Trehalose, Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate

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love notes

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Worth it
I’ve been using the Aurora cleansing balm since it was called the grapefruit cleansing balm (since like 2013). I don’t think my skin could survive without it at this point. Don’t just buy it, stock up. As someone with dry , extremely sensitive skin, using this product changed the game for me. Fully the best!

Alyson P. 1/19/'22

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The hardest part about this brand is choosing what to get if you’re not just going to get it all! I’ve loved all of the products I’ve used so far, and will continue to repurchase those invaluable to my skin. Jess is pretty amazing with communication, her transparency about changes and such is outstanding, and her passion for her impeccable products is just so reassuring. This brand is always striving for conscious improvement and it is SO GOOD!

Courtney L. 01/17/'22

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Will not be without!
This was a #lizalaskamqdemedoit purchase, and she did not steer me wrong! The Moondance mask not only feels lovely, it helped protect my lips during our recent cold-weather fishing trip. Wind, sun and cold did not dry my lips. It feels light and soothing - not at all goopy. Definitely recommend!

Trina 02/01/'22

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Irreplaceable
I don’t think I’ll ever be without this (Everlasting), especially in the drier months! It noticeably helps to keep my skin so hydrated and supple, and it is such an enjoyable step in my skincare routine. You won’t regret getting this for your skin, even if your skin is oily (like mine)!

Courtney 1/17/'22

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