We have the third spoiler for the Pearlesque Box for April 2018! Pearlesque Box is a monthly subscription box that features skincare products from around the world that are all non-toxic and natural – with a new destination each month!
DEAL: Save $5 on your first month with PEARL5 and subscribe by the 5th at 4pm PT for this box!
APRIL Box features the much anticipated brand Graydon Skincare.
A note from the founder…..
How I began making products is very personal and comes from a time in my life filled with angst and despair. This is my story.
Riddled with eating disorders having spent some years living in Paris, my love for food and beauty came quite naturally. While pursuing work in packaged goods marketing as a young woman helped pay my bills and my part-time work as a pastry chef fed my unhealthy ‘indulge then starve’ food habit. I found myself in absolute burn out having fainted one day, and an ensuing trip to the hospital resulted in me being put in the mental health ward for a couple of weeks to get my health back.
Forced to consume of what I would call a diet of ‘fake food’ to put some pounds on me (think milkshakes from a tin, overcooked pork chops with reconstituted gravy and cherry pie filling served over jello with cool whip) I didn’t really receive much nourishment for my body or my state of mind BUT when I finally got let out I was determined never to be in lockdown again.
I was determined to get better and create a new me so I took my power suits to the consignment store. Cut my hair super short. Left my marketing gig. Signed up to do an intensive yoga program and started making my own skin concoctions in between having anxiety attacks and downward dogs.
I got heavily into the vegan, whole food world and my once unhealthy fascination with food became very health oriented. Foods like the humble avocado began replacing my cravings for sugar, alcohol and dairy. I started cooking for people on the side to help them heal too. It didn’t happen overnight, but combined with more therapy than anyone would ever want, I started to feel and look better too.
My yoga and mindful meditation practice helped me connect with my body and I found that I had an undiscovered gift for nurturing others. Recipe development came naturally which lent itself to making products like healing oils, ayurvedic creams for redness and calming mists for anxiety. Soon enough I had women knocking at my door to teach them about the sacred act of restorative yoga and self-care.
It was gratifying to see so many friends and clients embracing their health and well-being, changing their diet and lifestyle but generally speaking, they were all clinging to their big brand beauty products despite the fact that they knew they should be using products with cleaner, more nourishing ingredient lists.
Slowly but surely, this community of women who loved coming to my self-care yoga classes also started to ask to buy my skincare products for home use. I loved that they affectionately likened my creams to being comparable to a ‘salad for your skin’.
It took a few years to grow but I now have a 5 person team and my insurance agent is happy to that we no longer produce in my home kitchen but rather have partnered with a small batch lab.
Leveraging the power of superfoods, we bting a whole new level of efficacy and elegance to natural skincare; actively serving the needs of today’s ‘mindful’ beauty customer. Not your typical green beauty brand, our extraordinary ingredients and performance based formulas resonate with the growing trend of consumers making better lifestyle choices. I believe that our mindfully made, ‘conscious’ products impact not just the appearance of our skin, but our planet, health and wellbeing.
We make conscious, cult worthy, ‘ingredient driven’ products, offering luxurious face, body, hair care and lifestyle choices,that stand up against their mainstream peers. More than that, ‘Graydon’ is supported by an active community of engaged, inspired customers in the ever – evolving conscious and ‘mindful’ beauty and lifestyle movement.
You will receive 3 Full/Standard Size Products worth nearly $100 in retail value! All for just $39.95 USD!!
Bamboo Charcoal Sponge
Take your cleansing routine to the next level with our eco-friendly konjac sponge. Harvested from the konjac plant root, it is naturally rich in vitamins, minerals and fibers which make it the perfect tool to add to your skincare arsenal. It can be used alone or with your cleanser to deep clean, exfoliate, and improve circulation to your face and body. By massaging it over your face, the konjac sponge helps to encourage skin renewal and reveal brighter, more radiant skin. Key actives like charcoal and bamboo help further draw out skin impurities by absorbing excess oil in your pores and eliminating dirt. Its super soft texture makes it perfect even for those with sensitive or acne prone skin since it won’t aggravate existing breakouts. This product is non toxic and 100% biodegradable! This full-size item retails at $14CAD!
Reverse the signs of aging with this lightweight antioxidant serum that nourishes your skin with potent superfoods. Locally sourced ingredients like cold-pressed raspberry, blueberry and cranberry seed oil from Fraser Valley in British Columbia. Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant rich ingredients like kale oil along with South American sacha inchi, goji and chia seed oil as well as Moroccan prickly pear have also been added to brighten and hydrate skin. How to use: Daily: Apply one drop on your face and neck immediately after cleansing. If you’re short on time, you can simply add a pump into your favorite moisturizer or use on its own. This full-size item retails at $55! CAD
Aloe Milk Cleanser
Using aloe as an active ingredient, this effective and gentle cleanser wipes away dirt, sebum, and make-up stuck deep within pores, leaving you with fresh, dewy skin. Lightly infused with Pink Grapefruit, Geranium, and Blood Orange, it has a silky smooth texture that makes it easy to apply and rinse off. Apricot Kernel oil is also particularly beneficial for aggravated skin. This lightweight and odorless oil is rich in plant phytosterols (specifically b-sisterol) which helps quell anti-inflammatory activity.
Full size: $28 CAD