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Don't Know What Products Are Right For Your Skin Type?

Even if you're using fantastic products, using ones that don't work for your skin type can actually cause or aggravate skin conditions.

Whether you deal with breakouts, chronic dry skin, or your face is super sensitive, we've got you covered. Take a look at our skincare collections below so you can take control of your skincare regime to achieve healthy glowing skin! 

 

Sensitive Skin

sensitive skin

If your skin is more on the sensitive side, you ought to choose products that don't contain fragrance or any common irritants that may cause redness or acne. Start with a scent-free cleanser like our Face Foam. It's pH balanced so it won't mess with the delicate acid mantle which protects your face but is effective enough to cleanse and remove makeup and grime. 

Our Super Sensitive Skin Stuff was made especially for those whose skin reacts to everything. Using mineral rich Canadian harvested maple sap, Skin Stuff is a lightweight, non-greasy moisturizer that absorbs quickly into the skin and contains zero fragrance. 

To lessen your skin sensitivity, incorporate our Face Food Mineral Mist into your daily skincare regime. It contains active silver, zinc, magnesium, and copper which help soothe and repair skin plagued by conditions including acne and dermatitis. 

 

Red Prone Skin

red prone

For those who are prone to redness, you want to look for products that contain active ingredients that can help with redness and inflammation. Our Aloe Milk Cleanser contains aloe vera juice which is anti-inflammatory, leaving your skin feeling soothed without stripping away the natural oils from your skin. 

Seasonal changes can also leave your skin irritated and suspectible to flare ups. Our Face Food Mineral Mist contains minerals which help with inflammation. Silver is particularly good for killing germs, as is zinc for anti-inflammation, so both are good at addressing redness no matter what the cause may be (e.g. allergies, infection, etc.) 

The Putty moisturizer is made with a complex blend of healing oils that can help heal and soothe red, dry irritated skin. Turmeric which has been used for hundreds of years is a powerful anti-inflammatory antioxidant that can help control skin flare-ups and skin conditions like psoriasis. The Putty can be used as a face moisturizer or as a targeted spot treatment on the body.  

 

Get Dewy, Not Dull Skin

sallow skin

Is your skin looking a little sallow? Dull skin can be caused by stress, lack of sleep, or even environmental factors like living in a highly polluted area. But the two key culprits that contribute to sallow skin are usually because you're forgetting to exfoliate or properly hydrate. 

To start, try incorporating a pre-cleansing oil into your skincare regime. Oil cleansing has been around for centuries because of it's ability to remove unwanted oil, grime and makeup without stripping the skin of moisture. The Keto Cleanse will thoroughly remove unwanted congested oil and grime, while simultaneously moisturizing the skin and protecting it. Follow up with your regular cleanser. 

If you aren't using an exfoliant, it's time to start now! Exfoliating the skin can slough off dead skin cells resulting in radiant looking skin underneath. Our Superfood Mask + Scrub contains 15 face brightening superfoods, encapsulated in a travel-friendly capsule to deliver glowing skin in literally just a few minutes.

Along with a moisturizer, you should also be using a serum beforehand to give your skin some added hydration. Our Superfood Serum is antioxidant rich and offers your face a nutrient dense, anti-aging boost. It's jam-packed with linoleic and alpha-linolenic acid, carotenoids, tocotrienols and tocopherols (the natural isomers of Vitamin E) and a rich source of the essential fatty acids your skin needs to thrive, not just survive!

To allow your serum and moisturizer to penetrate more deeply, use a spritz or two of our Face Food Mineral Mist as it helps your skin to absorb vital nutrients much more effectively and efficiently.

After you are done with your skincare routine, amp up your glow even further with our Face Glow. It's a tinted primer and illuminator that creates a lovely shimmer when applied to your skin. Infused with mineral mica, this product helps redirect light to blur imperfections and even out your skin tone for a natural, radiant look. 

 

Dry / Mature Skin

dry mature skin

As we age our skin begins to lose elasticity and collagen production slows down, resulting in dry, 'mature' looking skin. To help with these challenges, look for gentle products that are deeply hydrating and contain ingredients that can help rewind the clock. 

Our Keto Cleanse uses ghee and MCT to cleanse, nourish and hydrate the skin simultaneously. 

Follow up with our Aloe Milk Cleanser. It will take dirt and makeup off your face without stripping away the natural oils you want for your skin to stay young and fresh. This creamy oil-based cleanser works exceptionally well for all skin types because it dissolves, bonds with and pulls out the dirt, sebum and makeup lodged deep within your pores, leaving your face feeling clean and taut.

Using our Face Food is a wonderful way to keep your skin healthy, fresh and rejuvenated - no matter your skin type. Minerals like zinc can aid in collagen production and skin regeneration. 

Berry Rich is loaded with antioxidants and probiotics to help you maintain a youthful complexion. Probiotics, when used regularly, can improve your skin's ability to protect you against free radicals, sun damage and pollution which can encourage premature aging or wrinkles. Its rich and gentle formula also makes it a great antioxidant eye cream!

Along with your face, we shouldn't neglect the body either. Our All Over Elixir Oil is a face and body oil that will leave your whole body feeling moisturized and rejuvenated. For extra absorption on skin that needs a little more attention, apply this face and body oil on wet skin (right after you shower or bathe apply the oil) and follow with a gentle ‘towel off’). Yes, The Elixir is powerful, yet gentle enough as a daily hydrator for your face!

 

Oily Skin

oily combo skin

If you're constantly battling with an oily T-zone then you have oily or combination skin. You want to use products that aren't greasy and keep your skin looking and feeling balanced, neither too dry or oily. 

To start try our Face Foam. Ingredients like apple cider vinegar can break down grease and grime on your skin without stripping the skin or causing an overproduction of oil.

A hydrating but non-greasy moisturizer like our Green Cream is perfect for those with oily skin. This lotion-like cream contains superfoods like broccoli, avocado, and aloe which can help soothe skin and deliver moisture. A common misconception is that if you have oily skin, then moisturizing is not necessary but that's not true! Moisturizing can help form a protective barrier on the skin and also can prevent your skin from drying out if you are also using harsh acne treatments. 

Oily skin is more prone to breakouts so use a face mask regularly to deep clean your skin. Our Superfood Mask + Scrub can be used as an exfoliant (when mixed with a cleanser) or as a weekly mask treatment. Ingredients like activated charcoal help remove excess oil from the skin, leaving you glowing. 

Use our zinc rich Face Food Mist to treat oiliness. Zinc can help regulate oil production in your skin and lessen an over-production of oil and can also help with wound healing and acne scarring.

Have a troublesome pimple? The Germs Away Aromablend acts as a spot treatment to soothe and diminish your blemish while nourishing it so your skin won’t get flaky.

My Anti-Aging Secret

You may have heard of a little phenomenon called facial yoga as of late. While we've known for a while that exercise can do wonders for your body, it was not until facial yoga (fitness gurus making funny faces on Youtube) went viral that got everyone asking, what are the benefits of incorporating these facial exercises into your regular routine? Apparently, a lot! Doing facial yoga can help you de-stress, improve your blood circulation and even reveal more glowy skin. 

In this post I'll walk you through my favourite facial yoga techniques. It's a great way to start your day off or end the night before you doze off. Read on for a step by step guide on how to facial yoga to reduce signs of aging. 

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Mother's Day Beauty Giveaway

We've teamed up with our friend makeup artist, Maria Velve for a fun Mother's Day Giveaway! 

Maria believes in using clean beauty products to enhance the look and feel of your skin. She loves teaching makeup tricks and tips to help women improve on their confidence despite their make up skill level. 

This Mother's Day we want to offer you and your mom the chance to win a free make up consultation for the both of you along with some Graydon goodies which includes our Face Glow and Face Food Mineral Mist

For full details check out our Instagram page this Saturday May 5th at 9am. You could be the lucky winner! 

You can learn more about Maria here

How To Transition Your Skin From Winter To Warmer

 

spring skincare products

 Brought to you by Graydon's Skin Therapist, Seanna Cohen

If you've ever noticed a sudden change in your skin –sensitivities, breakouts, and uneven tone—it could be the seasonal change. It's that period when the weather changes from hot to cold, or cold to hot and often leaves skin in a state of flux, reeling to catch up. As we enter warmer weather, help your skin out by making a few adjustments to your skincare routine early on to counteract these changes. Here are some tips on how to transition your skincare routine from winter to warmer.

Exfoliate regularly

Over the winter months skin loses moisture and becomes dry and rough. If the skin is dehydrated, which often happens during winter, dead skin cells can become trapped in tight pores. These 'plugs' of debris can eventually lead to breakouts, especially as temperatures rise and the skin produces more sweat and oil. To combat clogged pores, exfoliate 2 –3 times per week to slough off dead skin cells and help keep your skin clear. It's also a great way to stimulate cellular regeneration and get your skin glowing for spring!

An exfoliator like the Superfood Mask + Scrub uses 15 types of superfoods with a range of skin benefits to reveal glowing skin. Each capsule contains ingredients like papaya, shiitake mushroom and licorice root (for a list of the full ingredients see here) that gently remove make up and grime. Sloughing off dead skin cells also allows your skincare products like your moisturizer or serum to penetrate more deeply afterwards, delivering hydration to your skin more effectively.

Layer your products

Much like clothing, layering your products gives you flexibility to ‘lighten up’ or ‘load up’ on what your skin needs during periods of fluctuating weather. In the dead of winter, dry skin needs all the bells and whistles: a hydrating toner, water-soluble serum, moisturizer, oil or face balm. In the spring when there’s more warm moisture in the air, you can pick and choose the combination of products to suit your needs.

Try pairing a hydrating toner like our Face Food Mineral Mist with an oil serum like Superfood Serum or a light moisturizer (Super Sensitive Skin Stuff is one of my favourites). 

You can also lighten up heavier moisturizers like the Berry Rich Cream with a few sprays of the Face Food and blend that into the skin.

Make sunscreen part of your daily routine

Much of ultraviolet radiation occurs incidentally, such as when you’re in your car, walking to work, or sitting by a window. UVA rays (aka ‘Ultraviolet Aging Rays’) can still penetrate windows and shade. For this reason, sunscreen should be worn year-round. Since the warmer weather draws us out to enjoy the sunshine, we should be especially diligent and wear an SPF every day during the spring and summer. Once you find the perfect sunscreen that sits well with your makeup and feels great on your skin, you'll be sure to wear it every day!

Amp up the antioxidants

Before you go patio hopping and sun bathing, add an extra line of defense against the sun using antioxidants. This is a term that gets thrown around, but antioxidants are actually one of the best ways to arm your skin against ultraviolet damage. One of the most common antioxidants to use is vitamin C and can be applied topically via a concentrated serum. Some plant and fruit oils are also rich in antioxidants and work to counteract damage causing wrinkles and hyper-pigmentation. Slather on The Superfood Serum, made with antioxidant-rich blueberry, raspberry, and cranberry seed oils before heading out into the sun, or afterwards, to help heal inflammation and counteract sun damage.

There you have it. Keep these transitional skincare tips in mind as the weather warms up. Make a few changes to your skincare routine and you'll be sure to help your skin adjust to any changes the warmer seasons throw at it.

Seanna Cohen is a certified skin care therapist and the founder of Elodie Beauty, an online resource to learn beauty tips and answer all of your skincare questions. Seanna empowers others to establish a more natural beauty routine through personal skincare coaching sessions, blog, and workshops. Follow Seanna's journey and get inspired to live a clean, green, beautiful life @elodiebeauty and elodiebeauty.com

Not sure which moisturizer is right for your skin type?

Worry not, we've got you covered!
Here's the skinny on our 'Partners in Cream'. 

facial moisturizers  
Take this quiz to determine the right moisturizer for your skin! 

 What's your main skin concern? 

A. I always have to deal with redness and flaking 
B. My skin always looks dry
C. Breakouts!
D. My skin gets irritated really easily 

How would you describe your skin? 

A. It's always dry and flakey 
B. I'm starting to develop fine lines and wrinkles
C. Oily and acne prone
D. Scented products make me break out 

How do you want your moisturizer to feel like? 

A. Luxurious and rich 
B. Smooth and comforting 
C. Non-greasy and soothing
D. Lightweight and refreshing 

If the answer to these questions was mostly the letter A, then you might want to use a cream that helps you manage red, dry, irritated skin. 

The Putty is a great moisturizer for those who are prone to redness and skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. Anti-inflammatories like turmeric and seabuckthorn work to soothe the skin and calming down redness. 

If the answer to these questions was mostly the letter B, then you might want to use a cream that helps you hydrate and restore your skin. 

Our Berry Rich works double duty as a facial moisturizer and an eye cream and packs a powerful antioxidant punch with Canadian berries and strawberry essence. It is also a great cream for those with dry or mature skin. Our special vegan probiotic blend, will help balance and bring your skin back to life. 

If the answer to these questions was mostly the letter C, then you might want to use a cream that helps you balance oil production. 

If your complexion is getting congested and your sebum production is out of whack, try the Green Cream. This moisturizer is packed with herbs which helps moderate excess oil production. One of most favourite ingredients is broccoli seed oil which is also known as 'nature's retinol'. It's loaded with vitamin A that helps increase cell turnover, revealing brighter, more radiant skin. 

If the answer to these questions was mostly the letter D then a scent free moisturizer is a must.

Our Super Sensitive Skin Stuff is super helpful if you have reactive skin. This water-based moisturizer contains no fragrance to prevent irritation for those with sensitive skin. Maple Sap Water helps deliver mineral-rich nutrients and nourish the skin while actives like black currant and pomegranate seamlessly soothe, calm and hydrate.  

Fyi -> These fabulous creams can be mixed together for added benefits to restore your skin's natural glow. 

If you are still unsure about which moisturizer is right for you, set up a 1-on-1 skincare consultation with me! 

 

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