Would you try these luxurious natural skincare products? Tell us and win!
Natural skincare has made great strides in the past couple of years. That is thanks to chemists and researchers who have worked tirelessly to use natural ingredients to offer the results we expect from luxury skincare brands. It’s a tough challenge as some synthetic ingredients do offer very good results – especially in firming and anti-aging.
A good friend of mine used to head up the research and development department for a prestige fashion house before deciding to formulate natural products. She says it has been a challenge to produce products that deliver the same efficacy. But she and the industry are making good progress on this. She says that one of the most important things she reminds customers is that just because an ingredient is natural, doesn’t mean it is gentle on skin. Some natural ingredients are as strong as synthetic ones so chemists have to treat all formulas with respect and with care.
Hudson’s Bay in Canada is introducing a number of natural beauty brands to its roster this year and I’ve chosen three to spotlight.
French girl is a line of luxury, organic, vegan skin and body care products, inspired by France and made in the United States. Founder Kristeen spent six years growing up on an Oyster Farm on the coast of Washington where she would play on the beach, forest and garden. The first incarnation of French Girl started with her series of knitting books: French Girl Knits. That led to an organic skincare line that she sold on Etsy in 2010. Today, she oversees a growing global business for simple, luxe natural skincare products.
Sarah Brown created Pai Skincare out of a personal need: products designed for very sensitive skin. One day, out of the blue, her skin became irritated and acne-prone. After buying a bathroom cabinet full of products and getting no relief, she set about creating her own. Pai is everything she wanted as a customer, made with effective, organic ingredients.
Mary Futher is the brainchild behind Kaia Naturals, a brand of natural and minimalist skincare products designed for busy people who want to look and feel healthy. Formulated with non-toxi ingredients that soothe sensitive skin and remove toxins and impurities, these products are focused on getting results.
The Giveaway: I gave away this Natural Beauty set to one lucky reader. To enter,I invited readers to tell me in a blog comment below if they’d try these products? Carla from Montreal told us and we drew her name from all entries. Congrats Carla!!
French Girl, Pai and Kaia Naturals are available in Canada at select Hudson’s Bay stores and thebay.com