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Marshmallow Root: A Skin Herb of Many Uses

Thursday, June 12, 2014

This herb has so many wonderful benefits, not only for hair, but for skin as well. Marshmallow root (Althea officinalis) is demulcent (soothes irritated, inflamed or injured surfaces); emollient (softens and smoothes the skin), and vulnerary (used in the healing and treatment of wounds). With so many beneficial properties, it is not surprising that we chose to use the herb in so many of our Ste. Anne's Skin Nourishment products! Read more

DIY: Spring Full Body Exfoliation and Deep Hydration

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

It has been a long, dry winter here in Ontario. Many of our guests have been mentioning that their skin has really taken a beating this year. As a result we developed a new treatment called Skin Nourishment Body Therapy - a full body exfoliation and deep hydrating treatment using Ste. Anne's Skin Nourishment Mineral Masks and Hydrating Lotion.  Read more

Skin Nourishment is Two Years Old

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

In April 2012, after 3 years of development, Ste. Anne's Spa introduced it's very own natural skin care line. Now, on our two year anniversary of launching the product line to our guests, we can look back and honestly say - we have come a long way! Read more

Ingredient Watch: Are Phthalates Dangerous or Harmless?

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The word phthalate is synonymous with things like endocrine disruptors, low sperm counts and low testosterone levels in men. As a result, many companies have been busy reformulating products containing phthalates. But what are phthalates? Are they something we should be concerned about? If so, how do we limit our exposure to them? Read more

Hydrating Mask: Ultra Face Hydrator and Custom Mask in 1

Thursday, March 06, 2014

When we developed Ste. Anne's Skin Nourishment Hydrating Mask we wanted to accomplish two things: create a face cream that was super hydrating on it's own and that would work as a creamy base for our mineral masks. It took a while to get it right but after working with this unique product in spa treatments for the past 2 years - we knew we hit the mark. Read more

Ylang Ylang - Essential Oil of Romance

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Written by Marijo Cuerrier
Ste. Anne's Skin Nourishment Brand Manager

I was enjoying lunch in a local restaurant today with a friend. At the end of the meal I reached for my coat on the back of my chair and there behind me stood a tall grey haired gentleman, holding my coat open for me to slide into. This subtle gesture of respect was a gentle reminder for me that February is the month of love. Many patrons in the restaurant commented on his kindness. It got me thinking of how the scents that we as women wear often define who we are and also affect those around us.
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5 Romantic Essential Oils and How to Use Them

Thursday, February 06, 2014

The use of essential oils in intimacy is nothing new, but today, we know that it is much more than a tradition. Scientific research carried out by neurologist Alan Hirsch at the Smell and Taste Treatment Research Foundation in Chicago has proven that certain scents are shown to have a powerful effect on our olfactory lobe, which is a part of the limbic system that houses sexual desires.* Read more

5 Tips for Keeping Winter Skin Healthy

Thursday, December 19, 2013

As Canadians we are accustomed to drastic weather. We transition from the high heat and humidity of summer to the biting cold, dry of winter with a calm acceptance. We change our clothes to accommodate the weather but do we change our skincare? Your skin needs some tender loving care in the winter - especially if you are spending time outdoors. Here are 5 tips to help keep your skin looking as fresh and supple as it does in the height of summer: Read more

Facial Serums: What They Are & How to Use Them

Thursday, November 21, 2013

What are Facial Serums? Facial serums are clear, thick liquids designed to target specific skin conditions. They are quickly absorbed by the skin and contain a high concentration of active ingredients, making them a top pick for skin care professionals. They can be used in conjunction with other face care or they can be applied on their own. Read more

Parabens: Why You Want to Stay Away From Them

Friday, October 25, 2013

Written by Marijo Cuerrier
Brand Manager - Ste. Anne's Skin Nourishment

I have to be honest with you, before I began working on the Ste. Anne's Skin Nourishment product line, I didn't know what parabens were. I recall seeing 'no parabens' on product bottles, and gathered in my consumers mind that they were something scary that I should stay away from, but really hadn't a clue what they were and why I should stay away. I now know a bit more about them and would like to share why, when developing our own line, we chose to leave parabens out. Hopefully this will help you to make educated choices for you and those you love. Read more