Canada Cosmetics

Our Policy On Animal Testing is Distinctly Un-Canadian

Rebecca Aldworth | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada
Rebecca Aldworth

By this time next year, with the support of compassionate Canadians, the Government of Canada will introduce an amendment to the Food and Drugs Act that bans both the testing of cosmetic products and ingredients on animals, as well as the sale of cosmetic products or ingredients subject to new animal tests after a fixed cut-off date.

10 Beauty Breakthroughs of 2013

Helen Vong | Posted 03.01.2014 | Canada Style
Helen Vong

Here are 10 of the most notable scientific findings in the world of skincare, cosmetic dermatology, and anti-aging that you can use now to look and feel better in the New Year -- and beyond!

Cosmetic Companies Ranked According To Harm

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.02.2014 | Canada Style

OTTAWA - An environmental group has ranked Canada's five largest cosmetics companies based on potentially harmful ingredients in their products.The re...

Five Breakthroughs That Will Change Your Beauty Routine

Kendra Hagerman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Style
Kendra Hagerman

The beauty industry may not be the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to technology and innovation, but like most industries, innovation plays a major role in its advancement. The next time you reach into your beauty bag for the product you've been using for years, consider these unique tools of the trade to help you complete common beauty tasks in a new and improved way.

Makeup Tips for the Over-40s

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Sacha DeVoretz

I am always on the lookout for great tips on how I can feel pretty and live a healthy lifestyle after 40. As far as beauty goes I need all the help I can get. I am most comfortable in my pj's and with a headband in my hair. Which, let's face it, is not the most professional or sexy look. I spoke with one of the top makeup artists Ruben Potrebenko, National Brand Educator for Canada Jane Iredale Cosmetics and he shared some of his top tips for women over 40 to look their best this fall.

How to Care for Your Skin After 40

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 11.15.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Sacha DeVoretz

Changes in temperature, humidity and how you spend your days will all contribute to a change in how your skin acts. Each individual's skin will need different products at different times of the year (or the week for that matter!), and so you should seek products based on the desired effects rather than general skincare ranges based on your skin type.

The Chemicals Obstetricians Are Speaking Out Against

Kapil Khatter | Posted 08.21.2013 | Canada Living
Kapil Khatter

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of the United Kingdom says pregnant women should make an effort to avoid exposures to chemicals in consumer products. The dogs have started barking right away, with critics immediately slamming the obstetricians for scaremongering.

How Surgery Turns Women into Fembots

Jocelyne Robert | Posted 09.22.2012 | Canada Living
Jocelyne Robert

All over the world, we're slipping towards uniformity. A new "perfect" face, born of the research of cosmetic surgeons, will become the absolute ideal of beauty. The human face has become a construction site. We sculpt human flesh like we did the stones for Mount Rushmore. What kind of sense of identity can we have with a body that has no link to the original me?

"Organic" Products? Check the Label For Toxins

Isla Traquair | Posted 08.21.2012 | Canada Living
Isla Traquair

Despite clever packaging, branding and commercials featuring more jungle than the Planet Earth series, the true origin of our products is a lot more industrial than we'd like to think. Cosmetics are among the least-regulated products on the market, so you could be exposed to a cocktail of chemicals you'd be better off using to clean your cooker or degrease your car engine.

SavvyMom Roundup of Serious Dos and Don'ts

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 08.02.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

From exciting new lip colour treats, to dangerous laundry detergent, to wedding boots, this week was fully of exciting news at SavvyMom. Here's what caught my attention out of all the latest fashion, style and parenting info out there on the Internet.

A Resolution Even Oprah Could Love

Erin Charter | Posted 03.13.2012 | Canada Style
Erin Charter

Okay, people. We knew this day would come. It would appear even Oprah is touting green resolutions this year. Do you have a green one on your list? You need to make a New Year's resolution. We want to see the toxins out of makeup and safer products for all Canadians.

Lipsticks Are Red, Liners Are Blue...

Paul Venoit | Posted 12.01.2011 | Canada Living
Paul Venoit

A light shade of blue makes us feel completely different than an in-your-face orange. By recognizing how influential colour can be, we can use it to induce certain feelings.

Giving Anthropology a Little Lip Service

Paul Venoit | Posted 07.28.2011 | Canada
Paul Venoit

Don't shoot the messenger, but you can thank your lady parts for feeling sexy in red.