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Dive Into Our Ageless Beauty Potions

Wendy Jacob

Nature’s ancient beauty secrets in modern cosmetics

OLIVE OIL

Liquid Gold

 
 

Any gift from the Greek goddess of wisdom has got serious cred. Ancient Greeks believed olive oil was sacred, and they lavished it on their food and bodies. Ancient cultures have been mining the effect of this “liquid gold” for the past 4,000 years, and modern day physicians know olive oil reduces the risk of heart disease and cancer. 

As a beauty staple, olive oil fights common woes, from aging skin to ragged cuticles. Olive oil contains three major antioxidants, including vitamin E, to keep skin smooth and soft. On holidays, slather it on airplane-parched skin and hair or use it to soothe a searing sunburn. 

Be True lip treatment by Tata Harper, $34
Contains olive oil to condition dry and chapped lips.
At Murale store, (604) 264-8035

Hair Pomade by John Masters Organics, 57g, $30
Contains olive oil to moisturize and stimulate the hair shaft.
At Green&Pure store, (604) 273-8988

Organic Treatment Oil by Juice Beauty, 30ml, $38
Contains olive oil for moisturizing face, neck and décolleté morning and evening. 
At Murale store, (604) 264-8035

 

GRAPES 

The Queen of Fruits

 
 

Oenophiles (wine lovers) won’t need much convincing, but beautyholics might be surprised to learn of the benefits of grapes. Greek philosophers and European folk healers touted grapes’ ability to cure skin and eye diseases, and throughout history this fruit has been used to combat liver and kidney ailments, and to counter bleeding, pain and inflammation.

Nibble on a cluster to keep skin healthy: grapes help reduce free radical damage because they are high in nutrients, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins. Apply grapeseed oil topically to offset acne and wrinkles, or pour a glass of grape juice; it’s high in Vitamin A, B, C and alpha-hydroxy acid. 

Organic Facial Wash by Juice Beauty, 100 ml, US$22
Contains organic white grape juice, for gentle cleansing, for all skin types. 
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Kahina Night Cream by Kahina Giving Beauty, 50ml, $126
Contains antioxidants from red wine grapes and grape juice, for bedtime routine. 
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Perfect 10 Makeup Remover by Evie, 190ml, $60
Contains grapeseed oil, for cleansing, soothing and moisturizing. 
At Green&Pure store, (604) 273-8988

 

POMEGRANATE

Symbol of health and eternal life

Exotic and beautiful, the pomegranate has been revered as a symbol of health, fertility and eternal life. A native of Persia, pomegranates have long been valued for their beautifying properties, which modern science has proven. Pomegranate is a superfood rich in fatty acids, vitamins K and C, potassium, copper, zinc and iron. It kicks red wine, green tea, blueberries, and cranberries to the curb when it comes to antioxidants. The fruit is effective at preventing heart disease, cancer, and premature aging of the skin. Moisturizing pomegranate seed oil absorbs easily and speeds cellular turnover, for a fresher complexion. 

Pomegranate Facial Nourishing Oil by John Masters Organics, 30ml, $47
Contains organic plant and essential oils, including pomegranate seed oil, for facial massage to nourish and hydrate skin.
At Green&Pure store, (604) 273-8988

Resurfacing mask by Tata Harper, 30ml, $69
Contains pomegranate enzymes for cleansing and minimizing the appearance of pores.
Sephora, (604) 681-9704

The Youth Dew by May Lindstrom, 20ml, $150
Contains plant and botanical oils, including pomegranate oil, to soothe and hydrate skin morning and night.
At Green&Pure store, (604) 273-8988