Posted: Nov 07 2017
Posted: Oct 03 2017
If you—like us—are obsessed with the RMS Beauty Living Luminizer, you’re not alone. Originally launched in 2009 , adored by makeup artists, celebrities, and beauty editors alike, it easily earned cult classic status for marrying a perfectly creamy consistency with a perfectly pearly, glow-enhancing hue. Living Luminizer is the product responsible for all those dew J. Crew complexions.
Magic Luminizer, like its predecessor has a mega-hydrating formula and is loaded with organic coconut oil and melts seamlessly into skin. It’s the shade—a warm champagne with a hint of peach—that’s different. While the opalescent pearl colour of the Living Luminizer is definitely flattering on a wide array of skin tones, this new hue is especially choice for anyone with warmer undertones or particularly dark skin, who may have found the original a bit too white for their complexion. The shimmer factor is also amped up since this colour veers more toward opaque than sheer. "I wanted to take it to the next step and enter into the high-impact highlighter arena but without the chemical base that we see everywhere in traditional makeup," explains founder Rose-Marie Swift . "This is the Living Luminizer but to the extreme. It has a seductive, moonlit, champagne opalescence that highlights and brightens the skin with a warmer glow."
Posted: Sep 05 2017
Packaging and marketing materials can be quite persuasive. So we go straight to the ingredients list to get the true picture of the product. How much of those “wonder” ingredients promoted on the front are actually contained in the product?
Ever wonder why some of the names on the ingredients list are unrecognizable? Why is orange peel oil listed as Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Peel Oil? Ingredients lists must conform to the INCI (International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients) standards of identification. INCI is a system of names for waxes, oils, pigments, chemicals, and other ingredients in skincare and cosmetics that is based on scientific nomenclature (so, yes, that means much of the list will literally be in Latin!).
The order of the list matters. A lot.
The FDA directs that ingredients be listed in order of concentration by weight. So the first listed ingredient is the most concentrated ingredient in the product.
If water (or aloe vera juice) is the first ingredient on the label, it is likely that 75-95% of the product is comprised of water. Emulsifiers (ingredients that hold the oil and water in mixture) are necessary if oil and water are combined in the product (like in lotions, foundations, cream, illuminators and moisturizers). And preservatives are always necessary if water is present to keep the product from spoiling. Factoring in the percentage for those two necessary ingredients, the remaining available space for active ingredients is between 22 and 2%! This doesn’t mean the product won’t or doesn’t work—peptides, enzymes, vitamins, antioxidants and a host of other active ingredients are typically effective in small percentages.
Always ook for fragrances that are naturally derived or essential oil blends. At One Love Organics, they only use ECOCERT certified blends of 100% natural origin that are made from essential oils, fruit and plant extracts. Natural fragrances are free of phthalates, parabens, sulfates, chemical sunscreens, petrochemicals, formaldehyde donors, peg’s, dea/tea and 1,4 dioxanes.
Posted: Aug 10 2017
Our favourites of the season are just some of the following: Particularly loving the new multipurpose powder treatment from Lina Hanson. Her Global Face Trio cleans, purifies, brightens and balances the skin … it's a chic and easy all-in-one to keep your healthy glow going strong all weekend.
For soothing sunburns, reducing under-eye puffiness and protecting against free radical sun damage, Global Treasures is a wonderful anti-aging therapy. Natural beauty guru Lina Hanson’s Global Treasures balm features matcha, 24K gold and pearl — is a wonder-working product not only for the neck and down, but also for the eyes. It's aim is tightening, firming and brightening skin and boosting elasticity. For ultimate every day radiance, it's a go-to beauty product.
Unlike body lotions, Global Body Serum sinks in instantly and leaves skin looking softer and younger. Smell-wise, it’s a delightful blend of crisp citrus and smooth vanilla. You’ll apply this obsessively after your first use! It’s non greasy and quick absorbing, making it perfect for those who want a lightweight moisturizer without the residue.
From One Love Organics we use Multi Task Wonder Balm Skin Savior which is ultra moisturizing and it transforms skin making it hydrated and smooth getting rid of any redness. Made with Vitamin C and specialty ingredients that smell amazing and work beautifully. "Skin Savoir doesn’t just do it all—it does it all exceedingly well.”
We highly recommend these incredible skincare products — get ready for stunning skin!