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Face serum vs. Face oil: What’s the Difference?

well.ca with Seanna Cohen Skin Care Therapist

Read the ingredients Confused about serums and oils? Which is which? These days, many brands call their products ‘serums’. Don’t get caught up on titles. Look at the ingredient list to figure out the difference between a serum vs. an oil. A serum contains water-soluble ingredients like aloe, fruit extracts, or hyaluronic acid. An oil or blend of oil contains ingredients like jojoba, rosehip, seabuckthorn, and argan. Always apply the lightest products first (like a… 

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Jasmine and Vanilla Whipped Body Cream

Winter DIY Survival Kit

We have officially hit the middle of winter which means that I’m desperate for some remedies to get me through the next few months. Here are some of my homemade potions that will keep you hydrated and pampered all the way to spring. Jasmine and Vanilla Whipped Body Cream   Print Author: Elodie Recipe type: Body Ingredients 2 oz mango butter 1.5 oz cocoa butter 1.5 oz apricot kernel oil 0.5 oz beeswax 0.5 oz… 

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Best Skincare Finds of 2012

As 2012 comes to a close I cannot help but reflect on the past year and the new things it has brought. Most notably, for me is my full emersion into the world of natural beauty. The change started slowly. At first I began to explore natural solutions because of specific skin woes; always fighting off dry, uneven skin, and acne break-outs that would last for weeks. I began reading about the science of skin,… 

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Pampering Body Care Set

DIY Holiday Gifts for Beauties

As the Holidays draw near and the frantic shopping ceases to let up, think about giving a gift that will pamper, relax and restore your dearest loved ones. I have put together a selection of my favourite DIY beauty care products that are extremely easy to make and are as luxurious as they sound. Using a little creativity (and shiny paper), you can put together beautiful packages that are eco chic and 100 percent natural!… 

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Heating Up the Winter Blahs

Winter blues and winter blahs; we know them all too well. As soon as temperatures drop, our skin dries up and our complexions get pale. I can certainly attest that my fair complexion and sensitive skin are no match for old man winter! That said, despite the bone-chilling winds and dark days, winter is the best time for glamour and is definitely my favourite season for beauty trends. The cool colours of winter are the… 

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