Shop Local! Beauty Products with Flair

Toronto is the perfect place to find delicious local and sustainably sourced beauty products to suit an array of skin care needs.  These four health and beauty makers have honed their craft using quality ingredients without having to compromise ethical standards. What distinguishes these health and beauty makers is also their original branding. There is much to admire about the catchy and distinctive ways these artisans have branded their products.

Province Apothecary

Province Apothecary’s skin care line is crafted with sensitivity towards addressing problem skin that requires the gentlest of ingredients. The packaging evokes a feeling of serenity and with soothing ingredients inside to match. Province Apothecary takes it a step further with their facial masks where they create hand-blended masks using local produce and seasonally appropriate farmer-friendly ingredients.

Wildcraft Care

Wildcraft’s clean and fresh aesthetic is sure to please those looking for minimalist skin care that does not cop out on the use of high quality ingredients. They produce their beauty and skin care products in small batches to ensure that the utmost attention is given to each concoction and freshness is guaranteed. From face creams, to scrubs and toners, they have all the essentials of everyday skincare.

Sara’s Soaps and Candles

Sara’s Soaps and Candles bring a one of a kind gothic flair to the market. Her niche product line include neon coloured soaps and candles in the shape of skulls. For those who hate to clean up candle wax residue, Sara’s candles are all made from soy wax for easy cleanup. Lest we forget, this is also probably one of the few places in Toronto where you can actually custom order a bag of dicks (made of soap, obviously), if that’s your thing. Sara’s Soaps is sure to satiate the needs of anyone in search of ghoulish treats for the skin and olfactory senses.
Sara's Bag of Dicks

Rhodes & Rue

Sustainably sourced quality make up with high colour pay off can be very hard to find. Rhodes & Rue have Toronto covered with their chic style and striking array of colours designed with an eye towards complimenting a range of skin undertones.  Kudos, also, to this team for their very alluring product descriptions. After all, who could resist indulging with such stellar product descriptions: (see below) wow!

“…your alter ego walks barefoot each morning to pick fresh oranges and the aroma clings to her skin all day. The patrons of her café are instantly “regulars”, enchanted by her bright smile. When friends come to gather in the evenings, the guitars begin to thrum from within while she greets her guest in the doorway. The kisses she leaves on both cheeks are as cheery yet complex as the Dahlias in her garden.”

What are you favourite local beauty products? Let us know in the comments!

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