Whether we want to admit it or not, chemicals and carcinogens are in almost all of the products we use daily, from our makeup and face wash, to shampoo and body wash. Everything we put on our skin is absorbed by our pores and goes into our bodies, so it's something we should really be conscious of!
The great thing about Vancouver is it is jam-packed with wonderful, all-natural and organic products that you can sub in that will have your skin looking unbelievable, AND will never be harmful to your health.
Here are 16 places around the city that will keep your skin extremely happy.
Kiss and Makeup // 1791 Manitoba St.
Kiss and Makeup is filled with some of the best natural skincare products around. From shampoos to makeup and everything in between, this is a spot that will definitely have what you are looking for, but all natural.
The Soap Dispensary // 3718 Main St.
The Soap Dispensary is an absolute Main Street Gem. You can get so many wonderful things there including soaps, dish soap, detergent, natural oils, and more; and everything is all-natural!
Beautymark // 1268 Pacific Blvd.
This Yaletown spot carries the best of the best in skincare. You will find some of the best natural skincare brands available in the store, plus great options so you can see what works best for you.
Skoah // 1007 Hamilton St.
Skoah does incredible facials with their wonderful natural skincare line. It's a Vancouver company that keeps getting bigger and bigger!
Fable Naturals // Available at Various locations
This is a skincare brand that you are going to fall in love with. They have natural products geared toward every skin issue, so no matter what skin type you have, they will have a product for you.
Lilou Organics // Available online
They offer products from like-minded companies that focus on sustainability, fair trade, social responsibility, and no animal testing.
Natural Beauty Skincare // 205 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
They have been around since 1994 and create 100% natural, organic, vegan, shelf stable, purely botanical products for the whole family, including pets.
The Granville Island Soap Gallery // 1535 Johnston St.
This is one of those places you just have got to visit. It's filled with hand-made soaps and other products that are just to die for. There is truly something for everyone.
Sitka Naturals // Various locations
They are one of the only spots in Canada where you can find Mad Hippie, a phenomenal natural skincare line with no chemicals.
Lush // 1020 Robson St.
Everyone loves Lush! If you are someone who breaks out, be sure to try their Grease Lightning, it's a life-saver!
Eminence Organic Skin Care // 530 W Broadway
This company has been around forever! They started in 1958 and use green, sustainable practices to create natural and organic products!!
Yum Skincare // Ontario St.
They create vegan certified skin and body care products containing USDA certified organic oils, butters and extracts plus whole natural-source gourmet ingredients. Your skin will absolutely fall in love with these products!
Kiehl's // 1021 Robson St.
Their Avocado eye cream is possibly the best thing that has ever happened to my life. Go try it ASAP!!
The Soap Artisan // 1782 Alberni St.
Beautful hand-made castile soaps that are fragrance free! Fragrance is actually a chemical you want to stay away from when it comes to beauty products!
Saje Natural Wellness // 1091 Robson St.
There are not enough amazing things to say about Saje! It's a Vancouver born company that people are obsessed with for their oils, and natural products.
MASC Skincare //433 Davie St.
For all you guys out there, don't worry, we didn't forget about you. MASC is your one stop shop for keeping yourself perfectly groomed. Your girlfriend (or boyfriend) will be happy you went!