Spring Beauty Essentials


With spring just around the corner, the weather changing and the possibility of spending more time outdoors, I felt compelled to share some of my recent go-to beauty products that I’ve been incorporating into my beauty routine. Most of these products are either green or very clean so I’m thrilled to share them with you all today.

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DERMA E Hydrating Facial Oil Treatment

This face oil is 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten free and GMO-free. It’s perfect to mix in with your daily moisturizer as it helps target dull, dehydrated and also premature signs of aging. I take this Californian green beauty product with me on my travels and use it either once or twice a day depending on the weather and how my skin feels.

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DERMA E Hydrating Night Crème

This clean night cream has been my go-to these past couple of months. Its extra-rich properties deeply penetrate the skin helping to moisturize and reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. The cream is enriched with antioxidants, Vitamins C and E as well as aloe. It also helps your skin fight against free radicals and the effects of the environment. It is also, 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten free and GMO-free.



Dermalogica Overnight Repair Serum

Slowly getting to know this incredibly popular and successful line of products. This overnight serum helps enhance skin nourishment, cell renewal and also hydrates your skin while you sleep. Argan and rose oils help revitalize your skin and smooth away fine lines. This product contains no artificial fragrances or colors.



Dermalogica Skinperfect Primer

Dermalogica’s primer is a great asset in your daily makeup routine because it does many things at once. Not only does it contain SPF 30, thus protecting you from the sun but it also helps smooth away fine lines while also creating a great base for your makeup, so that your makeup lasts all day. I usually combine this primer with my moisturizer and face oil.


EOS Active Protection Lip Balm

EOS’s latest product combines jojoba oil, shea butter and antioxidant-rich Vitamin E along with SPF 30 to create a lip balm that will not only nourish your lips but also protect them from harmful UVA/UVB rays while you’re outdoors. The lip balm is also 80 minute water resistant as well as PABA-free, Petrolatum and paraben-free. I know it will become my go-to on warmer spring days or in the summer while I’m out running or surfing!


Belif Cleansing Gel Oil Enriched

This Belif product is the latest addition to my daily beauty and wellness routine. Their light gel cleansing oil helps remove makeup and residue while also leaving the skin feeling refreshed. The oil is free of synthetic fragrances, dyes, preservatives and animal-origin ingredients.


Belif Peat Miracle Revital Cream

I have been blending this Belif cream along with my face oil and primer every morning. The cream which contains peat extract, helps rejuvenate and hydrate the skin while also helping to increase the cell turnover cycle of your skin. This cream is free of synthetic fragrances, synthetic colors, preservatives or any animal by-products.


Consonant Natural Foaming Face Wash

Consonant have become one of my favorite organic and green beauty brands. Added bonus – they’re Canadian! I recently tried their 30-day discovery kit and realized that their products left my skin feeling great throughout. I particularly liked their 100% natural face wash that is packed with tea tree oil and grape see oil that help not only remove makeup but also hydrate the skin and fight blemishes. It is the perfect travel buddy!


Consonant Ultra Moisturizing Organic Face Cream For Dry Skin

Another great travel-friendly product is their non-greasy hydrating face cream. The use of cassia angustifolia seed extract and grape seed oil help with hydration and also work as antioxidants to help make your skin feel hydrated and radiant.


Saje Wellness Tingle Mint Invigorating Foot & Body Lotion

Get your feet and legs feeling minty fresh and energized post-shower with Saje’s 100% natural, vegan and plant-based peppermint, shea and tea tree lotion. Their body lotion has become a favorite of mine post-runs and also in the morning.

Biolage R.A.W.

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I am all about green beauty so I love when renown brands lean towards launching more natural lines of products.

Biolage is the latest hair care brand to have decided to go towards the more wholesome and natural route. Their brand new line of products Biolage R.A.W. is not only good for you but also good for the environment. Their 70-100% natural-origin shampoos and conditioners provide the same professional results without harming your beautiful locks. These products are biodegradable and made from 100% recyclable packaging. R.A.W. is also free of any sulfates, silicones, parabens and artificial colorants.


Biolage R.A.W. offers 3 different types of products: Recover, Nourish and Uplift. Recover has as a purpose to restore shine to stressed hair using ingredients such as yucca, goji berry, coriander oil and kaolin clay. Nourish uses coconut oil, honey, quinoa husk and kaolin clay to transform dry hair into healthy-looking soft locks. Finally, Uplift uses black sesame, grapefruit, kiwi and kaolin clay to purify flat and fine hair. All three product lines offer a shampoo, conditioner and also a hair mask.


I was drawn to the Nourish line because of all the swimming I’ve been doing lately, the chlorine and salt water has really dried up my hair. Using the shampoo and conditioner allows my hair to not feel so coarse and also lot smoother than before. The shampoo is 71% natural and easy to lather whereas the conditioner, which is 95% natural can easily be combed through my hair. What I also like is the gentle and natural fragrances found in the product. Scents like ginger, eucalyptus, honey and nutmeg are nice because they are not too overpowering.



Finally, the brand’s website offers a comprehensive guide to all the ingredients found in the Biolage R.A.W. products. It gives the ingredients’ origins as well as their benefits and why they are being used.

To find out more about Biolage R.A.W. visit the Matrix website here.

This post was written in collaboration with the Matrix Canada but all opinions are my own.