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A Canadian Beauty and Lifestyle blog focused on luxury skincare, baby and motherhood and product review.

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Stila Little White Lies Collection for Spring / Summer 2019

Stila Little White Lies Collection for Spring / Summer 2019

Efficacious and “melts” into your skin for a weightless, radiance-enhancing luminous glow. Not too long ago I was invited to preview Stila’s Spring / Summer 2019 releases at Rosewood Hotel Georgia! My go-to eyeliner has always been Stila’s waterproof eyeliner, so I was extra excited […]

The Korres Products Worth Trying

The Korres Products Worth Trying

Korres Wild Rose Skincare review/ Vitamin C 24-Hour Moisturiser has 90.8% natural ingredients & Greek homoeopathic. Vitamin C 24-Hour Moisturiser brightens and hydrates skin up to 24 hours! For more information continue reading…

VERIPHY SKINCARE REVIEW  | GREEN BEAUTY

VERIPHY SKINCARE REVIEW | GREEN BEAUTY

VERIPHY SKINCARE GREEN BEAUTY CANADA HELLONANCE.COM LIFESTYLE BLOG

Have you heard of this new luxury high-performance skincare line called Veriphy? This green beauty scientific breakthrough is formulated and made in Canada by female entrepreneurs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). The team is committed to promoting and empowering women in STEM which they plan on awarding scholarships to young women entering STEM at University of Guelph! – how cool is that? I’ve been using Veriphy Skincare for the past few months and it is time to share my results and review this revolutionary skincare line.

Veriphy is not your average mom-and-pop shop or mix of homemade concoctions in one’s own kitchen. This natural indie brand is truly sophisticated, high-tech, and luxurious. Veriphy Skincare products are 100% cruelty-free, with no animal testing at all stages of product development. It is sulfate-free, paraben-free, mineral oil free, phthalate-free, silicone-free and fragrance-free. The packaging material is 98% natural and recyclable. All products are manufactured and packaged in Canada. PhytoSpherix™ is created in a newly built manufacturing facility in Guelph that is Bullfrog Powered.

VERIPHY SKINCARE GREEN BEAUTY CANADA HELLONANCE.COM LIFESTYLE BLOG

I love the deep peacock turquoise green glass packaging with gold details. It is a welcomed departure from the overused Millennial Pink. It feels very luxurious. The pump keeps things sanitary with me dabbing my dirty fingers into the cream!

I was so excited to meet the president Alison Crumblehulme and lead formulator Jessica Kizovski at the product launch in Vancouver. The geek in me loved hearing about how the brand was founded, the scientific research conducted and the efficacy studies (before and after results) that took place! I felt so inspired and was truly having a #girlboss moment!

“It all started when a revolutionary and powerful ingredient called PhytoSpherix™ was discovered at the University of Guelph,” said Alison Crumblehulme, Founder and President of Veriphy. “Glycogen is naturally found in your body and skin as nature’s way of storing energy. Previously only available by extraction from animal muscle or liver, researchers at the University developed a green, water-based process for extracting glycogen from plants (phytoglycogen) and called the product PhytoSpherix™. Years of additional research led to the discovery that all-natural PhytoSpherix™ is an excellent skin moisturizer and produces an outstanding anti-aging response when incorporated into skin-care products. The extracted plant-derived substance allows the molecules to stay intact and completely unmodified.

 

What does Veriphy mean?  

Veriphy is pronounced like verify ( ver·i·fy /ˈverəˌfī/ ). The name Veriphy itself is a play on words; a hybrid of Vert (French for green) and Phy (from both PhytoSpherix™ and nature in Greek roots). The name is also a play on the word ‘verify’, further signifying the team’s commitment to scientific verification of their products.

 

VERIPHY SKINCARE GREEN BEAUTY CANADA HELLONANCE.COM LIFESTYLE BLOG

If your vanity counter is at all like mine, it probably holds many jars of “hope” – snowy, silken glamorously colonized glass jars of rich face cream, serums and essences. While it is fun to try new products, it is also frustrating when it doesn’t work. I was blown away in my first few weeks the results I was getting from PhytoSpherix™. This powerful ingredient literally gives skin energy to produce collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, it fuels skin cells so they revitalize and rejuvenate naturally.

 

Clinical trials* yielded impressive results including:

  • 97% said their complexion was more radiant
  • 93% said their skin was more silky
  • 90% said their skin was smoother
  • 83% said they saw a blemish reduction
  • 71% said their complexion was more homogenous
  • 69% said their skin was more hydrated
  • 63% said their skin is less sensitive

*results after 4 weeks with 2 applications a day

 

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Veriphy Skincare Collection

The initial collection was developed as a three-product treatment line. Three Holy Grail products that would showcase the efficacy of PhytoSpherix™. All three products contain a high concentration of PhytoSpherix™ and additional ingredients such as peptides and AHA for fast, visible results.

Their full-size skincare system is reasonably priced $272 (ranging between CAD $82 to $105 each).

 

 

20/20 Eye Cream, 15 mL E/ 0.5 oz. $82

This firming and smoothing eye cream uses the power of PhytoSpherix™ and peptides to decrease puffiness and brighten the eye area. Combining the firming power of peptides, the hydrating power of PhytoSpherix™ and the brightening power of niacinamide visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and the severity of dark circles. The eye cream also contains cucumber extract to decrease the appearance of puffiness. I love that cucumber is in it for a very nice efficacious cooling and refreshing application.

Use: half pump in the morning / night.

 

 

Power Trip Facial Serum, 30 mL E/ 1.0 oz. $105

An AHA serum with a powerful blend of Lactic Acid and PhytoSpherix™ exfoliates the skin, improving skin texture, revealing a fresh and revitalized complexion. The fruit blend of AHA (lemon and blueberries) exfoliates the skin and promotes skin rejuvenation. It moisturizes and is effective while being gentle at the same time.

 

 

Self Absorbed Facial Moisturizer, 50 mL E/ 1.7 oz. $85

The PhytoSpherix™ and Hyaluronic Acid (HA) moisturizer provides lasting hydration, plumps the skin, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Avocado oil helps to nourish and soothe the skin while Algae, Green Tea and Licorice Root Extracts work in unison to even skin tone, unveiling a radiant and glowing complexion.

This facial moisturizer was just okay for me. I did not find the application to be as efficacious compared to the serum and eye cream.

 

VERIPHY SKINCARE GREEN BEAUTY CANADA HELLONANCE.COM LIFESTYLE BLOG

Remarks

I highly recommend incorporating Veriphy Skincare into your beauty regimen – particularly the serum and eye cream. Veriphy Skincare was designed with all skin types in mind. I have naturally fair skin that can be dry/combination especially during the winter months in Canada. I have a few freckles that started appearing the past few years (read: I probably should have been more diligent with my sun care SPF applications!)

My skin’s redness seemed to have reduced and discolouration mildly smoothed. The most noticeable difference probably was the improvement of my skin’s texture. After a month using Veriphy, I found my skin to look more hydrated (less flaky skin especially around my mouth and nose). I’m not entirely sure if it has reduced my fine lines around my eyes. At the moment those bloody crow’s feet only appear when I laugh really hard.

The formula across all three Veriphy products are non-greasy and absorbs into the skin easily.

My skin did not breakout once during my use of the Veriphy line.

I also recommend slowly switching and replacing your skincare products individually, that way you won’t shock you skin too much!

 

Takeaways

  • suitable for all skin type
  • calming and reduced redness
  • discolouration smoothed
  • improved skin texture
  • improved hydration
  • non-greasy
  • moisturizes and absorbs easily into skin
  • skin did not break-out

 

 

Where To Buy Veriphy Skincare?

The Veriphy Collection is available online at veriphyskincare.com or Amazon.ca.

It ships internationally and free by UPS within Canada.

 

 

VERIPHY SKINCARE GREEN BEAUTY CANADA HELLONANCE.COM LIFESTYLE BLOG

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THE BEST TECH GIFTS WE WANT OURSELVES!

THE BEST TECH GIFTS WE WANT OURSELVES!

How did Christmas holiday creep up on us so fast?! There is only one weekend left to check off everyone on your Christmas list! If you haven’t done your Christmas shopping yet, DON’T WORRY – if you act quickly you can still get your gifts […]

TWEEZERMAN Slant Tweezers is the Best Tweezers Ever Made

TWEEZERMAN Slant Tweezers is the Best Tweezers Ever Made

Never miss a hair. Get every single hair plucked! I love my Tweezerman slant tweezers. They are honestly the best pair of tweezers ever made. I’ve had mine for over ten years and I don’t know what I’d do without them! I have a pair […]

Best Canadian Photobook Sites | Newborn Photo Album

Best Canadian Photobook Sites | Newborn Photo Album

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We recently got Emily’s newborn photos back from our baby photographer. The photos are absolutely gorgeous. The photographer provided us copies in digital format but it’s simply not the same treasuring them in a print format. So naturally we wanted to have a printed copy in a photo album. We wanted to customize a photo book unique to our preferences.

A lot of these photo book sites are based in US and not many our Canadian based. There are lots of extra costs associated with shipping and custom/import duties upon delivery when shipping from the States into Canada. Luckily, I found Pikto, based in Toronto. This Canadian company designs and manufactures their photobooks and has an amazing quick turnaround time. We received our photo book in 4 days!

 

 

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They have many photo album options ranging from eco-friendly to IRO Flushmount. Creating an album is super easy. You can drag and drop files, chose layout formats and preview and save albums seamlessly.

 

We ordered both. One for her professional baby photos and one for her Instagram photos.

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The photo albums are carefully packaged and even came with white gloves!

 

best photobook sites canadians hellonance mommy blog

Pikto’s IRO Flushmount is vibrate and timeless. The results are so lovely, I’m already making a new wedding photo album. Or maybe one for my food & travel photography.

 

What is IRO 色?

Etymology: A Japanese character with a layered history. The original definition of IRO (色) is romantic and familial love. This meaning has evolved to evoke visions of flowers, beauty and ultimately, COLOR.

Sizes: 12×12, 10X10, 12×9 Landscape or Portrait

Prices start at $250 CAD available in paper format of Luster, Metallic and Deep Matte. You can choose a white core or colour core. Debossing Cover and also a customer IRO Album slip case for additional $95 CAD.

For the cover I chose Linen in Canary Yellow and the cover with Olive Green debossed with gold font.

 

I love how cute her Instagram photos turned out printed on their Eco-Friendly photo album that starts from a low price of $9.95 CAD.

  • High quality yet eco friendly photobook at a very competitive price
  • 100% recycled, subtlety textured, finger pleasing paper & cover (Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®), GreenSeal and Green-e certified)
  • Rich, fine-art quality, digital offset printing
  • Durable, perfect-binding
  • Instagram / smartphone images friendly layout
  • Proudly Canadian made. Designed and manufactured in Toronto, Canada

 

 

 

Create your Pikto album today with our discount promo code Nomss15 for 15% off!

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer: this post is sponsored by Pikto and may contain affiliate links and/or products submitted to HelloNance for editorial consideration. To find out more, please visit our About/Disclaimer page.

 

 

Foreo Luna fofo Review | Anti Aging and Skin Cleansing System

Foreo Luna fofo Review | Anti Aging and Skin Cleansing System

The Foreo Luna fofo is a travel friendly silicone facial cleansing brush similar to a Clarisonic. I was lucky enough to get this ultra-hygienic device before the official launch date to test it out. The Foreo Luna fofo retails for $119 CAD and features T-Sonic™ pulsations for […]

FabFitFun Summer Box Review + $10 Off Coupon Code

FabFitFun Summer Box Review + $10 Off Coupon Code

The FabFitFun Box is a quarterly subscription box of beauty, fashion, and fitness products. Each season they send you a box of goodies that is worth over $300! They are full sized products and not cheap sample sizes. The products are tailored to your preferences […]

Sulwhasoo Snowise Ex Brightening Mask Review

Sulwhasoo Snowise Ex Brightening Mask Review

I come from a long line of sun spot avoiders. In my 20s, I never had a skincare routine that I followed religiously. It wasn’t until I hit my 30s that I really used sunscreen (by the way you definitely should – just like eye cream)! So while my friends were bathing in the sun or seeking that golden glow with self tanners I was looking for brightening miracles. Something that would melt away age.

 

Aging is a bitch (even more annoying than my noisy next door neighbor). I love a good sheet mask like the girl next door. However not all sheet masks are made equal. Some sheets allow ingredients to penetrate the skin deeper and better and prevents evaporation. Other serum-soaked sheet masks promises dewy skin. That’s why I’ve been a fan of Sulwhasoo Snowise Ex Brightening Mask from the jump! Why it’s taken me this long to write a review, beats me! – secretly I want to keep this secret, well, a secret.

 

If you haven’t guessed by now, Sulwhasoo is a Korean skincare brand. Their First Care Activating Serum has been ranked No. 1 serum in Korea for 20 consecutive years! So you can imagine the efficacy of Sulwahsoo Snowise Ex Brightening Mask. The product design is minimalist. Each box comes with ten individual masks.

 

Formulation: Each mask is fermented in white ginseng through a 2 week process. It brings immediate brightening results. The advanced bio-cellulose formulation is said to minimize age spots and help improve collagen regeneration. I use it after my nightly skincare routine: after serum. It left my skin plump and hydrated.

 

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Application:  Sulwahsoo Snowise Ex Brightening Mask has a jelly like texture. It is packaged in between two mesh films. On the back of each mask, there is an easy to follow instructions with illustrations. Carefully unfold the mask and remove one side of the mesh film – if you don’t you’ll probably start to wonder why it feels so funny and coarse on your face! Place the jelly mask on your face. The jelly should hug your face, reassuring you that she’s got you covered! The masks is cool and soothing and stays on firmly. Once the mask is on, you can remove the other side of the mesh film (optional). I leave the mask for 20 to 30 mins. Sometimes for as long as an episode of Game of Thrones or C-drama.

 

Results: My skin was plump and hydrated after I removed the mask. While my face felt refreshed and softened, the mask itself was not dry unlike other paper sheet masks. There was even excess serum left as I pulled away the mask. I patted the remaining liquid miracle into my skin. Not one drop is to be wasted. After a few uses (followed by a restful, uninterrupted sleep) my skin was glowing – brightened and a bit softer.

 

A box of Sulwhasoo is expensive. It costs CAD $180 per box. That is $18 per sheet mask. Others average half the price. Dr Jart+ for example costs CAD $9. Although it pricey, I feel the results warrant the sticker price.

 

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BLACK ONE-PIECE SWIMWEAR FOR THIS SUMMER!

BLACK ONE-PIECE SWIMWEAR FOR THIS SUMMER!

Beach weather is just around the corner and my beach body is a little behind schedule. Although I’ve been going back to the gym and spending some time at Lagree, I still don’t feel brave enough to sport a bikini. Thank goodness that we are […]


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