From Supergoop launching in Canada to new recycled packaging initiatives, here’s what you need to know.
Supergoop *finally* launched in Canada at Sephora
Good news SPF lovers (which really should be all of us) – cult suncare brand Supergoop is now available in Canada. This week, the brand launched exclusively at Sephora with four of its key products: Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40, Dailyscreen Moisturizer SPF 40, Zincsreen 100% Mineral Lotion SPF 40 and (Re)setting 100% Mineral Powder SPF 45. Holly Thaggard, the brand’s founder and CEO, said of the brand’s products, “At Supergoop!, our mission is to make SPF not just a habit to wear every single day, but a part of your routine that is easy and fun. We strive to develop a range of products that feel good on the skin, work for all skin types and tones, and fit seamlessly into your existing skincare and makeup lineup. We recommend playing around with a few different formulas to find the right fit for your specific skin needs and daily routine.”
Holt Renfrew launched an exclusive new spring candle collection from Diptyque
Now that we’re all spending so much time at home, chances are you’re (literally) burning through your candle stash, which makes Holt Renfrew‘s exclusive launch of Diptyque’s new spring candle collection perfect timing. Called Colouring Spring, the collection is comprised of five floral scents, including Mimosa, Geranium Rosa, Coisya, Freesia and Iris. Buy them all to create your very own floral bouquet whilst you wait for your favourite farmer’s market to reopen.
Living Proof announced a new sustainable recycling program for its hair care packaging in Canada
Hair care brand Living Proof (which is part-owned by Jennifer Aniston) announced an impressive new recycling initiative in Canada this week. Moving forward, customers have two ways to recycle their empty products via dedicated program pages on the brand’s website in partnership with TerraCycle. Both options include free shipping labels for you to send the items to TerraCycle to be recycled. For every package sent to TerraCycle, customers can earn points which can then be redeemed for charitable gifts or converted to cash donations for a non-profit, school or organization of your choice. “Living Proof is committed to solving the toughest beauty challenges with safe, cruelty-free innovations that don’t compromise our planet, and partnering with TerraCycle has helped us further development this commitment,” Sarah Mountcastle Mitchell, the brand’s brand marketing manager said in a release.
Live Clean launched a new innovative dry mist shampoo
Canadian natural hair care brand Live Clean expanded its portfolio this week with the introduction of a brand new Dry Mist Shampoo. Made from plant and naturally derived ingredients (including witch hazel, nettle and arrowroot), it has been formulated without the harsh chemicals often found in other formulations and is available in four fresh scents. Dry shampoo, though wildly popular, can be damaging to our hair and the environment but Live Clean’s new safe formula – which is suitable for all hair types – ensures your tresses are taken of with no risk to the world around you. Plus, the dry mist shampoo is air-powered meaning it is powered by oxygen versus propellants. The collection is now available at Shopper’s Drug Mart, Jean Coutu, Uniprix, Familiprix and Well.ca.
Province Apothecary released a new antiseptic hand wash
Toronto-based beauty emporium Province Apothecary unveiled the latest product in its lineup on Friday – a limited edition antiseptic hand cleanser. Made with 95 per cent Ethyl Alcohol, the hand sanitizer is Health Canada approved and kills 99.9 per cent of germs. Right now, you can get your hands on a bottle for $16 (it will be regularly priced at $22) via the brand’s website.
A Canadian tattoo shop released a ‘Speaking Moistly’ lip balm in honour of Justin Trudeau
PM Justin Trudeau has been the subject of many a meme of late. Besides his casual hair flick, the most prominent meme is undoubtedly the one based on when the PM said masks would stop people from “speaking moistly.” The regret at his use of the words was evident immediately but now local Canadian tattoo parlour Painted People Tattoo Co. has turned his words into an actual lip balm. The ‘Speaking Moistly’ lip balm is made using mostly locally-sourced ingredients, including raw local Canadian beeswax, with no articifical fragrances or flavours. $2 from every lip balm sold will be donated to the North York Harvest Food Bank, too, so you’ll get a piece of history for a very good cause.