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There's more beautiful days ahead thanks to these Vancouver makers.
The beauty and skincare industry is booming around the world, and Vancouver has developed its own competitive community of cosmetic makers. From fresh-smelling serums to room spray that beautifies your home space, these are the best in the biz in 2022: the winners of the Beauty category for Vancouver magazine’s fourth annual Made in Vancouver Awards.
It’s fair to say we’ve become a little obsessed with this fresh-citrus-scented, vitamin C-packed serum. There’s a reason vitamin C has become the go-to for wonder-serums: it’s a booster for helping skin naturally regenerate, and, when applied to your face, its antioxidant nature helps to counteract UV damage and air pollution. Neo Naturelle uses an oil-soluble, highly potent derivative of the C that’s still gentle to sensitive skin types and around the eyes. The formula is lightweight without being greasy (and boosted with niacinamide, aloe vera, vitamin E and squalene), and absorbs quickly under your daily moisturizer. And, possibly best of all, it’s naturally clean beauty, with no preservatives, sulphates, phthalates, artificial dyes, GMO or animal-derived ingredients. Plus, they’ve nailed it on the packaging: glass bottles, beautifully designed.
Neo Naturelle founder Nila Cook first created the company back in 2019 when she was looking for hormone-friendly, safe products for her pregnant daughter Marina, and the mother-daughter duo now run the company together. And we can’t wait to see what else they come up with.
The pandemic baby of queer couple Matt Osborn and Parker McMullin, Heim (“home” in Old English) is a line of room and linen sprays with partial proceeds directed to helping homeless LGBTQ2S+ youth find shelter through Covenant House. Their Wild West scent is a warm and wintery blend of clove, myrrh, sandalwood, patchouli and frankincense—perfect for turning a space into one big cozy blanket.
This little serum in a UV-protective glass bottle is packed with nearly a dozen oils, including argan, jojoba, rosewood, lavender and damask rose. But the real magic is the bakuchiol, a naturally derived retinol alternative that refines skin without harsh side effects.
Flora’s gorgeous products are exactly what your skin wants—organic, gentle, packed with moisture—and their latest serum is lovely. Intensely hydrating with two different weights of Ecocert-approved hyaluronic acid along with rosehip and squalene oils and cocoa butter, it’s also scented with cedar wood and blue tansy, a naturally soothing flower extract.$56, florasbare.com