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!
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.
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.
UPGRADED INGREDIENTS FOR 2022 A refreshing skin tonic that helps protect skin from the environment with super-antioxidant ferulic acid, rhodiola and green tea extract, while soothing skin with grape seed, shitake and effective NMF (natural moisture factor) humectants like sodium PCA and glycerin, purifying with witch hazel and helping undo environmental stress with olive leaf extract. Hydrating; does not make skin feel tight or parched. A serum in mist form!
pH is 4.5
120 mL/4 oz Vegan. Sustainably sourced.
Who is it for
Ideal for those living in heavily polluted cities, or for acne-prone skin that over-produces sebum but craves hydration and antioxidants. Also enjoyed by "normal"/temperate skin.
Scent: Earthy and green. Vetiver fan? You'll love this. 0.03% essential oil. Texture: Liquid mist!Refreshing mist that leaves a hydrated, bouncy skin feel.
How to use
Use after cleansing skin, before moisturizing... or anytime you want a soothing, hydrating & protective burst! Has an earthy, green scent. Reapply throughout the day, as required.
Apply your favourite facial oil afterwards (which is probably our City or Midnight!)) while skin is still damp for best results.
Ferulic acid, an incredibly potent antioxidant found in nearly every plant seed, boosts the effects of the other antioxidants, like the green tea extract, and the Oleuropein in the olive leaf extract... and some studies show may even work better in the presence of UV! (Be sure to wear SPF anyhow.)
Witch Hazel, native to eastern Canada, tones skin, helps reduce inflammation and irritation and makes pimples vanish quicker.
Aloe is an all-round skin superhero, with soothing and nourishing properties.
Green tea, rich in ECGC, is a great antioxidant and all-round do-gooder.
A beautiful black gel that can be left on as a mask or used as a quick, refreshing skin cleanser! Fruit sugar-based Alpha Hydroxy Acids provide gentle exfoliating. Contains hydrating & nourishing ingredients to leave skin feeling soft, not tight. Slightly foaming, does not strip skin. Protects skin's acid mantle and healthy barrier function.
*Note that the name has changed, some will be called "Activated Gel", some called "Enzymatic Cleanse + Mask". They are the same product. :)
pH optimized at 5.5
120 mL/4oz Vegan. Sustainably sourced.
Who is it for
All skin types. Gentle enough for dry skin (use as a weekly mask or 2-4x week cleanse!), or a daily cleanser for oily skin. Pairs well with Petrichor for oily/tropical skin.
Scent: Cardamom cake with orange zest. Served on a cedar plank. :) 0.1% Essential oils. Texture: Beautiful transparent black gel. "Baby" foam when massaged onto skin.
How to use
Can be used as a quick cleanse or as a leave-on mask.
Apply to dry skin for best results. Leave on dry skin to use as a mask.
Can be used (and stored) in the shower.
Unisex and beard friendly.
Does not remove water-proof mascara, you'll need our Aurora for that. :)
Aloe Vera: soothing and draws hydration to the skin
Green Tea: The polyphenols in green tea are powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory, and can inhibit some of the damage caused by UV.
Licorice: skin brightener and anti-inflammatory.
White Willow: anti-inflammatory and penetrates old, oxidized sebum to break down blackheads.
Panthenol (B5): Panthenol is vital to all living cells, and topically provides skin with moisture, lubrication, and hydration. It can help repair barrier function.
Fruit- enzymes: A gentle enzymatic exfoliator to help your skin glow; reduces surface wrinkles, fine lines and roughness. Can promote cellular renewal, collagen synthesis and production of hyaluronic acid.
Beautiful & simple, cold-processed glacial clay soap, rich in minerals, gentle on the hands and body, and scented like a cedar sauna!
Glacial clay is formed in the Canadian Rockies by the sediment left behind by the movement of ancient glaciers. Glacial clay contains phytoplankton and other mineral-rich deposits, and is known to deeply cleanse skin without dehydrating.
Housed in a cotton muslin bag which can be used as a soap saver.
Like all soap and bar-products, use a soap dish and keep your soap out of water so your soap bar lasts a long time and stays hard.
Scent: cedarwood, lavender, eucalyptus.
Size: roughly 130g (4.5 oz.) bar. As these are hand-made, each is a little unique. Vegan
A little puck packed with incredible ingredients, for soothed, soft skin. Thoroughly cleanse skin from head to toe with delicious, moisturizing butters (cocoa and cupuacu), yellow clay and ultra-gentle soap-free cleansers that are gentle enough for sensitive skin*. Enriched with soothing colloidal oat, zinc and glycerine. Maintains healthy skin barrier & residue-free!
Suitable for all skin types & climates.
60 g/ 2 oz (approx.) Vegan. Aluminum storage tin with built-in drainage is optional but recommended, especially in warmer weather (for shipping and storage reasons).
Who is it for
Dry, sensitive skin. Oily skin, acne prone or not! Can be used on face & body. Makes an amazing hand wash too! Please check ingredients to make sure there are no known sensitivities.
*Not specifically formulated for babies, but children can use.
Scent: Soft benzoin (vanilla-like, but slightly less sweet, more soft, musky incense) Texture & Care: Solid bar, but not rock-hard! Please keep out of water/wet areas, provide thorough drying between uses, store on a soap dish or similar.
How to use
Simply wet & lather. A little goes a long way! For face, gently rub between wet hands to create a creamy lather, then massage onto face. Rinse thoroughly and follow with a hydrating serum (like Everlasting or Petrichor) and your favorite moisturizer (like Midnight or City). For body and hands, use just like soap.
Store it in a dry location.
The more it is exposed to water, the faster it will "melt". Travel tin is recommend for shipping/storage in warmer climates.