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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

 

VERIPHY SKINCARE GREEN BEAUTY CANADA HELLONANCE.COM LIFESTYLE BLOG

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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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 […]

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

FABFITFUN SUMMER BOX REVIEW HELLONANCE BEAUTY BLOGThe 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 (that you select via a survey). Every season it features something much sought after like the latest Foreo Luna facial cleaner.

 

The box itself features a fun design and is nicely packaged with a magazine detailing the products included.

Subscription Box: FabFitFun Box

Cost: $49.99 / quarter (each season) for the hottest seasonal products worth $200+

Coupon Code: Save $10 off your first box (HERE)

Ships to US and Canada.

 

FOREO LUNA REVIEW HELLONANCE BEAUTY BLOG

The newly launched Foreo Luna fofo is an anti aging and skin cleansing system similar to Clarisonic. It retails for $119 CAD and features T-Sonic™ pulsations for exfoliation gentle enough for everyday use while incorporating anti-aging technology into its groundbreaking design. It is powered by Bluetooth technology and advanced skin sensors to create a totally personalized profile, which is sent straight to FOREO LUNA™ app. It is best used with a frothy cleanser.

 

TARTEIST CONTOUR PRO GLOW PALETTE REVIEW HELLONANCE BEAUTY BLOG

Another feature of the FabFitFun summer box is the Tarteist™ PRO Glow Highlight & Contour Palette. This highlight and contour palette has six pigmented powder and cream shades to create perfectly glowing, chiseled looks on every skin tone.

 

 

TARTEIST CONTOUR PRO GLOW PALETTE REVIEW HELLONANCE BEAUTY BLOG

Each carefully-selected shade has a rich, cool undertone to mimic real shadow and light reflection for the most natural look. Personally I really love the the shade lit and fire and have also used stunner as an eyeshadow for a peachy summer glow!

 

What is included in the FabFitFun box:

 

Tell me what you all think and what your favourite subscription box is in the comments below!

 

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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 […]

RACHEL ZOE’S BOX OF STYLE SPRING 2018 | CALIFORNIA EDITION

RACHEL ZOE’S BOX OF STYLE SPRING 2018 | CALIFORNIA EDITION

Rachel Zoe’s Box of Style recently launched their Spring 2018 California Edition. Now that the days are getting longer and warmer it’s time to update our wardrobe with glamorous finds! I love this subscription box curated for the busy modern woman! I love the trendy […]

Monthly Beauty Buys | October Purchases

Monthly Beauty Buys | October Purchases

TRUMARINE COLLAGEN VITAMINS HELLONANCE LIFESTYLE BLOG VANCOUVER
I love online shopping. I used to share my beauty and deals scavenged on Friday Finds on another website a run called NOMSS. But since HelloNance is more beauty and lifestyle focused I thought I should share my purchases here instead. I always tell my friends that I’m a skincare junkie – I love trying new products – have you seen Fenty Beauty?! There’s just too many new things constantly released. It’s hard to keep up. My cupboards are full.

 

 

MAKEUP SKINCARE SHELF SKII DIOR TATCHA HELLONANCE LIFESTYLE BLOG VANCOUVER
 

Here is a look inside my makeup / skincare medicine cabinet.

 

 

It’s true, beauty comes from within. It’s always a good idea to nourish yourself!

 

 

TRUMARINE COLLAGEN VITAMINS HELLONANCE LIFESTYLE BLOG VANCOUVER
SmartyPants Women’s Complete is more than just a multivitamin, it includes ten essential nutrients and omega 3 DHA and EPA fish oil – all in one. Plus it’s chewable and tastes like gummy bears!

 

 

As a new mom the following are very very important to me:
  • Omega 3s for brain health
  • Folate for detox support
  • Vitamin K2 and D for bone health
  • CoQ10 for heart health
  • Biotin for healthy skin, hair, and nails
  • Iodine for thyroid function
  • B12 for mental focus and energy metabolism

 

 

TRUMARINE COLLAGEN VITAMINS HELLONANCE LIFESTYLE BLOG VANCOUVER

 

 

I also take Withinus TruMarine Collagen to help with hair lose, skin luminosity and muscle recovery. I have always taken this collagen supplement pre-baby (and temporary paused during pregnancy). It has help my post workout recoveries immensely.  How collagen is supporting me postpartum?

 

 

Post-baby new moms need nutrients more than ever for recovery: pelvic floor weakness, abdominal healing, episiotomy healing, etc. I resumed taking collagen about 2 months postpartum and the results are incredible. I didn’t experience the crazy hair lose people always talk about, my skin is still relatively supple despite postpartum hormonal changes, and I healed much quick compared to the previous months. But that’s for another post some other time.

 

 

SKII DIOR TATCHA HELLONANCE LIFESTYLE BLOG VANCOUVER
I repurchased Tatcha’s The Essence toner again. I absolutely love this product and it leaves my skin hydrated and prepped to absorb serums, oils and moisturizers. While other toners have only a temporary topical effect, this essence lasts overnight and sinks to the dermis level.

 

 

Another really great facial essence is SKII’s Facial Treatment Essence – many swears this Japanese toner is the holy grail of essence. I’m excited to reintroduce it to my skincare routine. If you are new or not familiar with SKII, then their Pitera Welcome Kit is perfect! You can get it from Sephora and it is the perfect size for travelling! Plus it also comes with a sheet mask!

 

 

– 2.5 oz/ 75 mL Facial Treatment Essence
– 1 oz/ 30 mL Facial Treatment Clear Lotion
– 0.5 oz/ 15 mL R.N.A. Power Radical New Age Cream

 

 

SKII DIOR TATCHA HELLONANCE LIFESTYLE BLOG VANCOUVER
Dior Addict Lacquer Stick: I’m don’t normally wear lipsticks, but lately fell in love with this full-coverage lacquer lipstick that delivers high shine and intense colour with just one swipe. The colour I bought is #344 Rolling. It is an addictive hybrid that’s half high-shine lacquer and half lip-loving lipstick – for an effortlessly chic look. The high-pigment pop shades glide on easily with one-coat coverage for weightless, comfortable wear that lasts for hours. Plus the colour is so natural! It’s the perfect shade for that no makeup-makeup look!

 

 

 NOURISHING NEW MOTHER COOKBOOK HELLONANCE LIFESTYLE BLOG VANCOUVER

 

 

Lastly, I bought a cookbook The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother.  This is an interesting read with good recipes to help new mothers recover postnatal. I did the whole 30 days confinement period – full on no showers, herbal soups and natural supplements. I’m a firm believer that you can rebuild your pre-baby body with a better immune system. I no longer get cold feet and hands when the temperature dips.

 

 

Have you tried any of these products or brands? What are you thoughts and comments? If you have any recommendations, please let me know in the comments below!

 

xoxo

 

 

 

 

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REN SKINCARE | PERFECT CANVAS PRIMER

REN SKINCARE | PERFECT CANVAS PRIMER

REN Skincare introduced a silicone free primer! There is a lot that I like about this clean skincare line and the NEW Perfect Canvas Silicone Free Skin Finishing Serum is my newest makeup addiction. There is so much though from the name to the packaging to how […]