We have carefully curated two advent beauty boxes with your self-care in mind, while also highlighting a few great businesses (most in BC) that produce incredible products, and of course we included a few from our favourite skin care line as well. Let’s take a closer look at the selected products, their benefits, and why we chose them. Such a fun little project for our first holiday giveaway!
Happy Holidays and Good Luck! XOX Lee-Ann & Lola
- Brightening Sheet Mask from ZO SKIN HEALTH
This mask literally ticks every box: it replenishes and restores hydration, reduces inflammation, helps to even skin tone and brightens your complexion, as well as provides antioxidant benefits, oh and it also smells amazing too!
- Daily Power Defense from ZO SKIN HEALTH
This is not your average moisturizer! Referred to as “Popeye for your skin” as it supports your skin on so many levels. It boosts collagen and hyaluronic acid production and helps improve signs of aging, while also providing antioxidant properties and protecting the skin’s barrier. No skin routine is complete without it!
- Delany’s Gift Card from DELANY’S LYNN VALLEY CENTER
We have a special place that we absolutely love, and it’s right in the heart of Lynn Valley! It’s our go-to coffee shop, and we have a very good reason for that: their London fog tea, and almond latte are both delish. Not only that, but they are super convenient as they’re located right below us! So, stop by and enjoy a treat, and while you are there, don’t forget to visit us upstairs!
- Essential Oil Blend from dōTERRA
dōTERRA; a Latin derivative meaning “Gift of the Earth” is a company that believes in enriching more lives with pure products, pure intentions, pure business practices, and pure love for humanity. Their essential oil “Balance” is a grounding blend for promoting harmony and tranquility in your space with its peaceful fragrance. It’s a perfect choice to help destress your busy life; Just what every beauty needs over the holidays!
- Exfoliating Polish from ZO SKIN HEALTH
Nicknamed Jesus Sand, it is arguably the best face scrub on the market It really does “polish” your skin. Microscopic beads shaped like a hexagon are gentle yet powerful enough for every skin type. Pro tip: use this as a lip scrub (a tiny amount will do) to leave your lips soft and supple.
- Hand Cream from ROCKY MOUNTAIN SOAP COMPANY
We can’t get enough of this limited-edition Vanilla Candy Cane Hand Cream. Packed with all-star ingredients; including cold-pressed flaxseed oil and shea butter, this hand cream will not disappoint! It goes on light weight but is extremely hydrating without feeling sticky.
- Healing Balm from NATURES AID
Pure magic is all there is to say about this product! From healing open wounds, anti-itch properties and anything skin related, this product is a cure-all! Proudly made in Ontario (at least it’s Canadian, eh?)
- Honey Oatmeal Soap Bar from SALTSPRING SOAPWORKS
Only good things come from Salt Spring Island! Made with love from sustainable oils and smells devine! Oatmeal soothes the skin while honey naturally moisturizes and softens your skin. With so many different soaps to choose from, we give this company an A+
- Hydrating Crème from ZO SKIN HEALTH
Winter skin routines will need an update from your summer routine, and most often this requires extra moisturizer. This one is a favourite of ours as it’s hydrating but not heavy, so this works for all skin types.
- Milk Chocolate Truffles from COCONAMA CHOCOLATES
Hand crafted on the North Shore, these chocolates taste like a truffle explosion with so many exotic flavours to choose from. A few favourites include Milk Tea Latte, Salted Caramel and Earl Grey. You can watch them in action at their shop on East 1st Avenue at the bottom of Lonsdale.
- Smart Tone SPF from ZO SKIN HEALTH
No beauty box is complete without SPF, as nothing ages skin faster than the sun’s rays. We adore this particular SPF because it seamlessly blends into your skin, leaving behind a dewy and sun-kissed complexion. It’s also known as “The J-Lo Glow” and for good reason!
- Volumizing Mascara from ILIA
While their makeup line is made in Italy, the founders of this brilliant brand started here in Vancouver in 2011. This brother and sister duo built their company based upon the clean beauty movement, which we love! You can’t go wrong with this mascara as it nourishes your lashes with arginine and B5 while simultaneously gives you gorgeous lashes.