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Top 20 Of 2020 Ethical Beauty Products at TGV

2020….what a year for shifts in how we consume beauty!! So many people chose to join our community and adopt our culture of getting real, talking about the tough stuff and REALLY digging into the practices, unlearning and start the liberating act of reshaping our beauty narrative. For those of you new to The Green Vanity’s gig? ALL the products we endorse and retail are non-toxic, ethical, environmentally focused, and formulated for efficacy and we pride ourselves on guiding clients to their perfect products!

Checkout the Top 20 Loyalty Products of our beloved Clients (discovered through our signature consultation experience, of course!)

#20 Corpa Flora Antidote 01

Writing a brief bit on what makes this product so special was pretty much impossible without also stating that it is part of a perfect pair. This product is a unique formula thats designed to work in tandum with a hydration mate. One of those options ended up as our number one selling product of the year. For clients that have concerns of loss of density, loss of hydration OR want to engage in a long term longevity plan for their skin. This is a real hero.

  • Instant and durable smoothing action
  • Gatuline® In-Tense acts on the skin natural lifting properties to restore skin density and firmness
  • An excellent source of fatty acids (omega 3,6,7 and 9)
  • Prevents moisture loss while restoring the skin’s suppleness

Without fear of being repetitive, I’ll remind you to book an appointment to explore if this product is great for you and to help you choose your perfect hydration pair to accompany it.

Huna Cocoa Lip Balm

19. Huna Cocoa Lip Balm

Dry lips are the worst… and finding that perfect thing to tuck into you pocket to slather on is everything!

  • Organic fair-trade cocoa butter is deeply moisturizing + nourishes lips with rich vitamin E. 
  • Excellent for dry, chapped lips- organic cocoa butter is soothing, creamy and ultra-moisturizing. 
  • Did we mention it smells and tastes amazing?! 

Lean more about how to avoid chapped lips with my most frequently read blog…. click here

18. Miiko Konjac Sponges

Miiko Bamboo Charcoal Konjac Sponge

For all of you who are in FaceBook group (join here), you now how much I love these as part of a cleansing ritual. They are also AMAZING for ingrown hairs any where on the body (please have separate sponges for face and body).

The Konjac Sponge is a plant-based exfoliation tool made from an edible asian plant also known as the Amorphophallus konjac. People are surprised at how well this product works because it is so soft when it is wet. The magic can be found in the porous nature of the sponge and its ability to naturally smooth and maintain glowing skin.

Orgaid Vitamin C Sheet Mask

17. Orgaid Vitamin C Sheet Masks

These masks are PERFECT product that can be used when you need that little something that you can’t quite put your finger on or to simply enhance your beauty practices. It integrates easily into most skin routines AND is fun to do.

  • Vitamin C –boosts skin’s natural collagen production 
  • Lemon – gently exfoliates dead cells 
  • Hyaluronic Acid – hydrates the skin 
  • Orange Peel – boosts collagen production 
  • Pomegranate– protects against sun and environment 
  • Lavender – soothes skin and has anti-inflammatory properties 
  • Rosehip – moisturizes the skin and lessens appearance of scars and wrinkles 

Can be purchased in singles or in boxes of four if you want to get a bit better value or have a mask night with friends.

#16 Pura Botanicals Overnight Watermelon Mask

Pura Botanicals Overnight Watermelon Mask

This creamy, luxuriously handcrafted, soft pink concoction really levelled up the many of our clients night time ritual by offering the multi-benefits by:

  • Gentle exfoliation to brighten and smooth texture
  • Soothing and calming to reduce inflammation
  • neutalizing free radicals to support longevity of collagen and elastin
  • offering a deeper sense of care through its unique formulation for a sleep ritual

Use this decadent overnight mask to gently remove dead skin cells, improving the skin’s texture, and enhancing a youthful complexion. Neroli improves the skin’s elasticity and stimulates cell renewal.  Aloe vera, chamomile and witch hazel all soothe, calm and nourish the skin, leaving it feeling supple and hydrated. Lycopene, a phytonutrient, is also found in watermelon extract and is an antioxidant that neutralizes the effect of harmful free-radicals and prevents damage to the skin’s DNA.

#15 Lifance Renew Botanical Retinol Serum

Lifance Renew Botanical Retinol

This newby to TGV has been received with great enthusiasm!! Shannon Lifance isn’t only a formulator, but a chemist AND the story behind her brand is as extraordinary as her products. Her brand only arrived at our shop in 2020 and its already got 2 products in our Top 20 list!!

This product is a real perfect example of science meeting botanicals for great efficacy. For clients who want the benefits of retinol without the sensitivity, this is a great alternative! Powered by:

  • Vignia Aconitifolia (Botanical Retinol) Also known as Moth Bean, is native to south Asia and helps boost cellular renewal, similar to Retinol, to reveal a fresh, radiant complexion.
  • Goji Berry Oil  Naturally high in antioxidants, essential fatty acids, vitamins, amino acids and trace minerals such as selenium, phosphorus, calcium, zinc, iron and copper.
  • Cucumber Fruit Extract A rich source of vitamins A, C, K, B6 and a wide range of various antioxidant compounds. Cucumber and Melon Extract cleanses and firms the pores walls

#14 Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum

Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum

This multiple award winner has won it’s way into our clients hearts too!!

It’s is a harmonious blend of antioxidants that work wonders on improving the overall appearance of the skin!

  •  Vitamin C  (Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate) & Vitamin E effective skin powerful antioxidant and can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles & discoloration.
  • Ferulic Acid – A natural antioxidant found in the cell walls of plants.  When combined with vitamins C & E, Ferulic Acid has been shown in studies to have a compounding antioxidant effect.
  • Hyaluronic Acid –   A naturally occurring substance in the body, hyaluronic acid begins to deplete as we age.  Applied topically it can help increase the plumped up look of the skin.

The brand’s Vitamin C Serum is a miracle worker”  -Allure  

Lifance Orange Blossom and Kiwi Daily Moisturizer

#13 Lifance Orange Blossom & Kiwi Daily Moisturizer

SO what’s the down low on this moisturizer? Welllll…. Its offering a lot of power in one product, so much so that I have a hard time summing it all up with a few key bullet points! So here’s a few key things.

  • Powerful botanical peptides allow for heightened skin barrier reinforcement.
  • High amount of essential fatty acids, potassium and vitamin C (from kiwi!) which helps fight dark spots that are associated with both sun damage so skin looks more evenly toned.
  • A powerhouse antioxidant that fights aging by supporting collagen and elastin proteins from free radical damage
  • Rare Pomegranate Extract acts as a barrier enhancement where hydrating spheres can hold moisture at the surface level, allowing for noticeable lifting effects and increased suppleness.

With a very light texture and pump dispenser, many of our clients really adore this high performing product.

Tabitha James Kraan 4 in 1 Conditioner

#12 Tabitha James Kraan 4 n 1 Conditioner

The multi-tasking hair moisturizer

This nourishing conditioner has been designed to be layered, acting as:

  • A traditional detangler,
  • A leave-in conditioner to wet or dry hair and
  • Heat protection for enhancing styling and finishing.
  • It is so nourishing it can be applied to the scalp as a scalp moisturizer to calm and itchy scalp.

This high-performance traditional conditioner acts as a moisturizer for your hair. Anytime your hair feels dry or dehydrated, apply this product and leave it in, on wet or dry hair. With two Incredible scents to choose from, this product creates a beautiful expereince for you as you dress your hair.

#11 Viva Organics Amaze Exfoliating Gel

Viva Amaze Exfoliating Gel

Some of our clients like an exfoliating product that they can get a little more involved in the process of. This gel is a great offering for a weekly product that:

  • Is highly effective plant-based non-abrasive natural exfoliant that is light to use on the face but still has the effectiveness of traditional exfoliators.
  • Sloughs off the dead skin layer and deep cleans and unclogs your pores, while also minimizing visible age spots and fine lines over time.
  • Unique combination of ginseng, DangQuai, and aloe vera, Amaze Exfoliating Gel smoothes the skin from impurities leaving your skin looking visibly more rejuvenated and fresh.

Viva Organics Skin Care has been with TGV since our beginnings and Amaze Gel has been one of our best selling products ever since. We are so excited that they have pffered an annual Limited Edition 50ml Value Size. Make sure you message us if you want to be on the preorder list for 20201.

#10 Huna Exfoliate Fruit Extract Toner (AHA)

Huna Exfoliate Fruit Extract Face Toner

2020 saw this sweet baby of a product win TWO AWARDS and we aren’t surprised because once our clients starts using this magic… they are hooked.

Exfoliate Fruit Extract Face Toner with neroli, citrus + strawberry-

  • Exfoliates, clarifies, renews and brightens skin gently and naturally by sloughing away dead skin cells- leaving behind fresh new healthy skin. 
  • The mild 100% fruit acid AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) exfoliating blend works overnight while you sleep- while your skin naturally repairs itself. 
  • You will wake to beautifully clearer, refreshed, renewed and glowing healthy skin.

Remember… skin care isn’t something that we trial and error! This product is very effective at managing several skin concerns, BUT it isn’t suited for everyone! Please book a consultation so we can find the perfect fit for you!

#9 Corpa Flora Antidote H+

Corpa Flora Antidote H+

Managing pigmentation oriented concerns can be a tricky ESPECIALLY when we are getting real about integrity based ingredients AND seeing results. Céline Champigny (founder and AMAZING human, discover more here ) nailed this formula without harmful ingredients like hydroquinone, steroids or mercury derivatives.

This formula checks a lot of skin concern boxes with:

  • Stabilized Vitamin C in a base of hyaluronic acid helps smooth roughness, fade away fine lines and lighten dark spots
  • Niacinamide stimulates microcirculation, prevents water loss in the skin and fade discolouration by inhibiting melanosome transfer from melanocytes to keratinocytes (reduces skin hyperpigmentation)
  • Feels light and absorbs into the skin leaving a silky, smooth finish.
  • Unscented formula

Antidote H+ is most effective when in Duo with one of Corpa Flora’s lipid-based treatment oils.

#8 Sappho New Paradigm Essential Foundation

Sappho New Paradigm Essential Foundation

Ok… This foundation really hit the mark with SOOOO many of our clients! Its no wonder with its list of epic features and benefits!!

  • A rich, organic formula created for light to medium coverage imparting a soft satin finish that lasts.
  • Award-winning, this vegan foundation is made with certified organic ingredients as well as low heavy metal, ethically mined-minerals. It is especially embraced by those with combination skin and feels light as a feather.
  • Offered in 14 global tones.
  • Breathable formula that keeps the skin feeling clean while offering moisture and silky coverage that is buildable and feels weightless.
  • Free of regular coconut oil, moisturizing and soothing with organic aloe vera juice, jojoba oil and shea butter
  • suitable for all skin types and a favorite for those with oily skin or problematic breakouts, especially if looking for a foundation without dimethicone or silicone.

Book your appointment to discover if this formula is for you… we’ll find your prefect shade.

#7 Sahajan Essential Cleansing Oil

The ESSENTIAL Cleansing Oil from Ayurvedic inspired Sahajan (Hindi for intuition) is the must have makeup melter that maintains the moisture in your skin. This oil cleanser

  • Melts away the toughest waterproof makeup, dirt, oil and pollutants from the day
  • Offers an incredible sensory satisfaction with its unique texture and and smell
  • Water rinses efficiently without leaving skin tight or dry

This cleansing oil is as flexible as the modern humans that use it. It can be used efficiently OR makes a beautiful option for a more intention based cleaning ritual.

TOK Beauty Mascara

#6 TOK LashLuv Mascara

This natural formula that gives your lashes volume and length while conditioning and strengthening to promote lash health and growth.  Using ingredients like

  • horsetail plant which strengthens your lashes
  • pea protein to prevent breakage
  • LASHLUV will leave your lashes looking long and full

In 2020, Tara (founder of TOK) made some great forward thinking changes to reduce her brands impact on the environment by swapping plastic tubes for sexy aluminum.

#5 Beauty Shakedown Bath Bombs

When we worked with our Kelowna friends at Hemp Heal to create these, we knew they would be popular but not THIS popular! What makes these bombs so…. Bomb?

  • no scent or color
  • infused with CBD terpenes
  • invoke relaxation & calmness
  • leaves skin soft and conditioned

Drop one of these into your evening bath when you need to ease tension and calm your mind to encourage a good nights sleep. Wrapped lovingly in waxed paper and twine to reduce waste while maintaining the integrity of the bomb.

#4 Elate Essential Mascara

Elate Essential Mascara in Black

Our clients and makeup artists love this and recommend it to there friends and clients so much that we just keep a big ol’ candy bowl of it on the Elate display table. What’s not to like?? Put aside that the mascara is everything we love for performance and packaging…. Elate is everything we love in business partners and are officially B Corp Certified!

Whether it’s a long day at the office, an afternoon of downward dog, or a night out dancing, this is the only mascara you’ll ever need. Elate Essential Mascara

  • plumps and lengthens your lashes
  • created for sensitive eyes
  • water and sweat resistant

AND guess what? It will be available in BROWN very soon!!!!

#3 Corpa Flora Beaute Divine Cleansing Oil

Corpa Flora Beaute Divine Cleansing Oil

For those of you who follow along with my social media groups you know that this is my daily go to. I love that there is a formula for dry, sensitive or reactive skin. Our clients LOVE it for MANY reasons…

  • Emulsifies into a gentle creamy milk that rinses easily once water is added
  • Removes makeup, even water-proof mascara and sunscreen
  • Deep skin cleanser (gently dissolves clogged pores) with no-drying effect
  • Hydrates without an oily residue
  • Great shaving oil
  • 74.5% organic
  • Can be used to exfoliate the body by adding fine organic cane sugar or sea salt
  • Uplifting fragrance of Australian lemon myrtle oil

#2 Huna Age Grace Revitalizing Serum

Huna Revitalize Age Grace Serum

Revitalize Age-Grace Face Serum with rosehip + sea buckthorn berry is Huna’s signature (and #1 seller) for great reason! WE sold HUNDREDS of bottles of this golden magic in 2020! Its been featured in all sorts of magazines, received a Simply Beautiful Award, and has made it’s way to be one of the highest loyalty products of our clients.

  • It delivers deep hydration, effective antioxidant protection, and a healthy nourished glow. 
  • It is a lightweight yet ultra-deeply hydrating power-packed serum that nourishes and protects with a potent antioxidant + polyphenol-rich formula. 
  • It is quickly absorbed by skin to revitalize, renew, protect, and leave skin glowing with nourished health. 

The really special part? It contains in-house proprietary ‘Age-Grace Botanical Complex’ created from Huna’s very own homegrown (now in Monte Creek, BC!) organic botanicals- specially developed to hydrate, heal, tone, calm inflammation, reduce the appearance of dark spots and protect skin with a potent antioxidant blend.

Corpa Flora Antidote HB5

#1 Corpa Flora Antidote HB5

This hydration enhancer is made to work in synergy with the skin to prevent skin dehydration. The power sources of this TGV Fan favorite?

  • Hyaluronic acid to optimizes hydration for an instant plumping effect.
  • The Pro-vitamin B5 (Panthenol) works as a humectant by infusing water into the cells, retaining moisture deep within the skins tissues and helping improve the skins barrier function.
  • Propanediol, a gentle humectant (derived from corn through an environmental, sustainable process, 100% bio-based, Ecocert certified &GMO-free). Propanediol extends delivery time of active ingredients.

Our favorite part? This wonderfully satisfying gel can be used as an anti-fatigue and hydration booster mask!

That’s a wrap friends! Thanks for trusting us to curate the best of beauty and guide you to reclaim beauty as part of wellness practices. I’d love to know what your favorite TGV products and practices of 2020 so I can take us all to greater heights is 2021.

Send me an e-mail mygreenvanity@gmail.com.

XX NIkki

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