Whether it’s acne and redness, eczema or dark spots, we all face a beauty woe or two from time to time. Stopping by to show us her favourite products to help with some of the most common beauty issues is green beauty expert Michelle Biolodeau, who has solutions for everything from acne to eczema. Scroll through the gallery below for all of Michelle’s recommendations, and remember to check out the video above for all of her advice!
Tackle acne and dry skin with these clean beauty products
True Glue Natural Grow 100% Pure Organic Castor OilFOR SPARE LASHES
This is a must-try if you’ve always wanted a full set of lashes, but don’t like falsies or extensions. Use a mascara wand and apply to naked lashes before bed from root to tip to help recover from wearing makeup or false eye lashes, as well as boost natural growth. You can also use this on sparse brows to help diminish hair loss.
True Glue | $19
Saje Herbal BalmFOR NAILS AND LASHES
This multitasking balm can be used to nourish nails and lashes thanks to ingredients like calendula, St. John’s Wort and patchouli. It can also be used on dry spots on your elbows, hands, etc. and even as a gentle eye makeup remover.
Saje | $12
Province Apothecary Healing Eczema BalmFOR ECZEMA
The addition of colloidal oatmeal has given this star product even more soothing power. Founder Julie Clark needed a natural way to treat her eczema, so this product is close to her heart. The balm is made of zinc oxide, which has anti-inflammatory properties, as well as sunflower seed oil and vitamin E. It’s safe for sensitive skin, even for babies, and it also helps with psoriasis and rashes.
Province Apothecary | $52
Skinfix Antioxidant Redness TreatmentFOR REDNESS AND ROSEACEA
This gel-cream overnight mask contains concentrated green tea and a honey and peptide complex to soothe skin. It’s been clinically proven to reduce redness and the appearance of spider veins. It also helps with dryness, fine lines and wrinkles. It’s good for all skin types and you can use it daily, under or in place of your night cream.
Sephora | $67
Nuvsio Purifying Mineral MaskFOR ACNE
Similar to our gut’s microbiome, there are microbes on the surface of the skin that are beneficial to our complexion. Acne can often be caused by a disturbance in the microbiome, so bringing the biome back into balance is key and that’s where this mask can help. Use twice a week as a proper mask after cleansing, or as a daily cleanser itself.
Nuvsio | $65
Riversol The CorrectorFOR DARK SPOTS
This dark spot treatment contains a few concentrated ingredients like star ingredient Beta-T, which is derived from Pacific red cedar; it helps to reduce sunspots and improve skin clarity. The Corrector also includes niacinimide (vitamin B3), which is known to help prevent moisture loss, while also reducing the appearance of dark spots. It is suitable for sensitive skin, and can be used twice daily.
Riversol | $88
Amandine Inner Glow Face OilFOR AGING SKIN
This facial oil comes from a young entrepreneur in Ontario, and a lot of research and thought has gone into it. The oil contains vitamin A, C and E, omegas 3, 6, 9 and the rare omega 7. It helps to restore brightness and it can be used under eyes to reduce dark circles and plump up fine lines. All-natural, vegan, and fragrance-free.
Amandine Sol Botanicals | $120
Thursday Plantation Tea Tree Antiseptic CreamFOR EXTREMELY DRY SKIN
If you have extremely dry skin that never seems to improve, then this antiseptic cream might be in order. It’s antibacterial, so on top of benefiting dry skin, it will help to relieve any scrapes or minor skin irritations. It also contains macadamia nut oil and glycerin to hydrate.
Thursday Plantation | $10
Hadaka Halo Hair OilFOR DRY HAIR AND SPLIT ENDS
This hydrating hair oil contains marula and broccoli seed oil, which can act as a natural silicone. It also contains peppermint and sweet orange to help nourish the scalp and promote hair growth. It can be used daily, depending on how dry your hair is. It can also be used as a hair protectant, on ends to define curls, and as a leave in moisturizer.
Hadaka | $38