why we love time! 

we love time. 

elementary body is  proud to unveil our latest product...time.

Why are we in love with time?  The luxurious amount of rosehip seed oil of course!

Rosehip seed oil contains linoleic acid; recognized as an important component of cell membranes.
It is known to be involved in prostaglandin synthesis, membrane generation, and other cell regeneration processes.  
All things important in fading the look of scars.

Rosehip seed oil also contains an effective ingredient against fine lines and wrinkles in the form of retinoic acid.
Fine lines and wrinkles diminish by increasing the production of collagen.
Retinoids also stimulate the production of new blood vessels in the skin, which improves skin color. 

Last but not least, is vitamin C.  
Vitamin C which has several benefits including the ability to brighten complexions and diminish dark spots. 

Our new product time can be used as a stand alone anti aging balm or in conjunction with our powerhouse face oil repair.

 

 

how do you...want to age? 

age 

āj/ 

noun 
the length of time that a person has lived or a thing has existed. 

Aging is something that comes. Something that is unstoppable. You cannot decide whether to age or not. You can however decide how you approach aging. 

How do you… want to age?   

Ok so we know things are going to start to slow down, with age comes the general reversal of youth to our bodies.  We know our bodies are not going to react or act the same way as when we were young but that doesn’t have to stop us!   Take Masako Wakamiya for example, who in her 80s not only taught herself how to program but is now designing apps.  

Hollywood is filled with individuals that are constantly put under the microscope for their outside appearances.  As this generation of actors enter their later years, are we going to see a shift in attitudes towards aging? Even funny man  Steve Carell is not immune to the pull of public acceptance as his locks turn grey.  

Society seems to be playing a game of tug of war.  The global Anti-Aging Market was worth $250 billion in 2016 yet Pinterest is loaded with Susan Sarandon's inspirational quote  "I look forward to being older, when what you look like becomes less and less an issued and what you are is the point".   

So how do you…want to age?

 

 

 

 

 

the truth about "pores" 

There are two main factors that contribute to large pores: genetics and age. Given that we can not change our DNA or stop the march of time we wanted to know if products promising pore minimization really work. The good folks over at
Beauty Brains (two cosmetic scientists) recently reviewed the claims, ingredients, and cost of several different "pore reducing" products. The bottom line is that science tells us that there is really not much you can do to physically make your pores smaller, however there are some things you can do to help minimize the appearance of pores.

Instead of wasting time and money on “pore shrinking” products, we have you covered with these helpful tips.

Keep it clean! Tiny little hairs on our faces are attached to sebum producing glands. When dirt, excess sebum and dead skin cells build up they create an environment where bacteria thrives, giving way to blackheads, whiteheads and acne. Nothing like a splatter of little black dots to draw attention to your face. Gently cleaning make-up, dirt and daily grim from your skin will keep that pesky bacteria at bay.

Exfoliate! Twice a week try giving a scrub or mask a try. There is no doubt that regular exfoliation helps the skin’s appearance. Exfoliation is the process of removing excess dead cells from the top layer of skin revealing the younger, healthier cells underneath. 

Limit your sun exposure!  The more sun you've been exposed to over the years also affects the appearance of pores.  Sun damage, which typically accumulates with age makes your skin thicken. As your skin thickens, cells build up around pore openings stretching them out and making your pores appear larger. Your best bet is to stick to the shade.

Cover up!  If you don't mind wearing foundation, then there is always an option of using make-up as camouflage.  Avoid those ingredients clearly deemed unsafe  and go with a product that does not hide behind catch all labels such as "fragrance" or "perfume".  

 

 

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how do you...outdoors? 

As summer is slipping away and fall is close on its heels... there’s no better time to head outdoors! 

Are you planning to hug a tree or swim in one of our beautiful surrounding lakes, don't worry we have you covered with these three helpful tips.

Bugs, bugs everywhere!  Throw on some light-coloured attire (mosquitoes are more attracted to dark colours) and find some DEET free bug spray alternatives such as soybean or lemon eucalyptus oil.  Check out this handy insect repellent guide pulled together by the good people at Environmental Defence.

Sun, sun everywhere!  Unfortunately, skin cancer has become the most common form of cancer.  While picking a sunscreen avoid these ingredients oxybenzone and octinoxate known for their negative effect on the body's hormones.  When you find a healthy alternative, don't be afraid to slather it on!  Check out this handy reminder of the amount of sunscreen we should be using.

Dirt, dirt everywhere! Whether it is for a campsite full of dirty dishes or dirty hair, look for soaps and personal care products that are non-toxic, biodegradable and phosphate-free.  Avoid all products which contain the chemical triclosan. In 2012, Environmental Canada declared ttriclosan to be toxic. When exposed to sun, triclosan turns into dioxins which are not only linked to cancer but has also been linked to antibiotic resistant bacteria in our waterways. All-natural should be the trademark for the great outdoors!

Got any other great tips?

How do you...outdoors?

 

 

why we love being green! 

we love being green.

elementary body is  proud to unveil our latest product...mud mask.

This mask’s beautiful green colour comes from its concentration of iron oxide and plant matter.  Found naturally from France, French Green Clay is known for its ability to clean pores and to brighten and tighten your skin. It increases circulation wonderfully.  

We have coupled this powerhouse with another exciting ingredient….seaweed.  For the past couple of years, many dermatologists are discovering the benefits of seaweed as an extremely effective skincare ingredient. How can you go wrong with a face full of green tinged antioxidants, minerals and amino acids?    

This nutrient-rich mask is designed to clean, soothe and improve skin’s texture. 

In a separate bowl mix 1 part powder to 2 parts water.  Apply to skin; avoiding eyes and lips. After 10-20 minutes rehydrate and massage for gentle exfoliation. Rinse well, pat dry and finish with a moisturizer.

 

the truth about "detox" 

Unfortunately whether it is a detox drink, diet or skincare product…there is very little scientific evidence that they help eliminate toxins from your body.   

So how does a healthy body naturally detox?   

Most detoxing happens through the liver and kidneys.  Your liver pushes ingested toxins into the bloodstream so that the kidneys can later filter and usher them into your bladder.  At which point they eventually get flushed down the loo.  

If the toxin amount exceeds the capacity your liver and kidneys can handle; the excess toxins get stored in fat. These toxins can be eliminated through a secondary system which is sweat. (Yep…exercise scores a point.) 

So why do so many people claim to feel better after detoxification?  It may be due in part that detox diets eliminate alcohol, highly processed foods and added sugars for a few days.  As most people would benefit from simply avoiding or cutting back on these high-calorie low-nutrition foods it should be a long term solution not just a short term goal.

For skincare products, the “detox” label is similar to claiming there is a direct link from the bladder to your skin (gross!) or that a skincare product can reach into your fat deposits and get you out of heading to the gym. 

how do you...travel? 

With March upon us some may be escaping to parts unknown. 

Warm or cold climates, road or air travel, lots of naps or lots of dancing…where do you dream of resting your head and how much do you bring with you?

There are many approaches to packing for a vacation.  Have you heard of the no-baggage method?  Load up your pockets and a small carry-on and away you go! 

Or perhaps you’re the type of person who requires a certain degree of comfort packing.  Some need to pack in order to help with the “just in case” situations that we imagine will arise when heading to places unknown. 

Simple or much?  Where does your packing lie? 



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In celebration of Valentine's Day and with your help we were able to make a contribution of $225 towards Plan International. 

Plan International is one of the world’s oldest and largest not for profit development agencies, working with millions of people around the world to end global poverty. They have only one agenda: to improve the lives of children.   

For more information please visit http://plancanada.ca/because-i-am-a-girl 

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