As a beauty enthusiast, I am always on the lookout for effective products that won't compromise my sensitive and blemish prone skin. While my skin is far from perfect, I notice how much 'happier' it is when I use high quality, plant-based products. Cue Double Happiness Skincare, a line created by two female entrepreneurs from Toronto, Sonja and Young. While their professional roots are in marketing, they also developed a passion for essential oils and elixir making, and after years of research and experimentation, have launched their line of detoxifying skincare. Each product has been thoughtfully blended to reveal nature's healing properties without disturbing the skin's pH balance, with the use of sustainably harvested extracts. The line is vegan, cruelty-free, non-GMO and free of toxins such as parabens, sulfates and synthetic fragrances.
Oil cleansing is something I can no longer do without, and the Restart Face Oil Cleanser* has been a welcome addition to my evening skincare routine. This rich blend will melt away any impurities from the day and leave the skin feeling incredibly soft and replenished. The main ingredient is pumpkin seed oil (something I personally love to add to my salad dressing!), which is rich in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids and vitamin E. Other notable extracts include rice bran oil, evening primrose oil, rose flower and neroli flower oil, all packed with antioxidants which protect against the damaging effects of free radicals. To use, I simply wet my skin, and go in with two pumps of the cleanser, massaging it into my face, neck and décolleté. I then reach for a lukewarm washcloth to remove the product and prep my skin for the next step.
I used to be really bad when it came to exfoliating (I would always neglect this important step!) and it's been a mission to find a product that won't cause instant irritation on my skin, but the Refine Face Exfoliator* makes me look forward to using it once or twice a week. Suitable for all skin types, this powder is meant to be mixed with filtered water, thus forming a paste that has a gritty texture, without being abrasive on the skin.
Give your skin a gentle massage using circular motions, and follow up with a good rinse. The white kaolin clay, oat and rice flours, flax meal, kelp powder and rose and lavender petals work to leave your skin feeling smooth and looking brighter.
My day is not complete without spritzing some floral water on, and the Refresh Flower Shower Face Mist* is both pure serenity and an energy boost in a bottle. I reach for it morning, night and in between as a midday pick-me-up. This botanical blend contains rose hydrosol as well as rose flower oil, jasmine flower oil, neroli flower oil and sandalwood oil to lock in moisture after cleansing, and can even double as a makeup setting spray, leaving the skin dewy and colours looking more vibrant. As you can imagine, it smells absolutely divine - and I can never get enough of aromatherapy in my skincare.
Last but not least, you will find a high quality moisturizer in the Restore Face Oil Potion*. This elixir is made from a blend of schizandra berry, magnolia leaf, pomegranate, sea buckthorn and rosehip, which not only rebalances the skin's natural moisture barrier but also speeds up scar healing and hyperpigmentation as well as helps diminish visible signs of aging. Simply pump a small amount into the palm of your hand and pat into the skin, taking in the lovely botanical scent.
If you would like to experience the wonders of Double Happiness Skincare for yourself, you can purchase their products online and at select stockists. They also offer international shipping, yay!
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