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Bakuchiol 101

Are you dreaming of smooth, radiant skin? Antioxidant-rich Bakuchiol ("buh-KOO-chee-all") has you covered.   The trending skincare ingredient is a gentle plant-based retinol alternative. What does that mean? Bakuchiol offers similar skin benefits to retinol without harsh side effects like dryness, peeling, and redness. Plus, unlike retinol, it can be used during the day, when pregnant, and is vegan.   What is Bakuchiol? It is an oil extracted from the seeds of the 'Psoralea corylifolia' plant. The plant is native to India and Sri Lanka. It has been used in medicine for its healing properties throughout history. What are the benefits? Anti-aging (bye-bye wrinkles) Skin smoothing Reduces hyperpigmentation Boosts skin elasticity  Skin brightening Interested in trying Bakuchiol? Jubel Naturals, the BC-based maker of natural, vegan, and cruelty-free wellness products has created a Smoothing Bakuchiol Serum made with hero ingredients Bakuchiol, Frankincense, and Chamomile Extract that work together leaving your skin with a supple refined complexion. Use code 'JIYUBOX15' for 15% OFF all products on jubelnaturals.ca until November 30, 2021. One use per customer. by Stephanie Klantschi - Source: https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/bakuchiol-retinol-alternative#Should-you-make-the-switch?

Clean Beauty Spotlight: Midnight Paloma

Welcome to our last, but certainly not least #cleanbeautyspotlight of Fall! Today we’re speaking with Tayler, Founder of Midnight Paloma. With over 12 years of retail experience, Tayler curated and developed Midnight Paloma to embody modern design, clean ingredients, and self-care rituals. What inspired Midnight Paloma?  I was really inspired...

Clean Beauty Spotlight: Well Beings

In today's #cleanbeautyspotlight we're chatting with Kitty, Founder of Well Beings. They craft reusable goods to inspire simple swaps for a more sustainable life. After realizing that her whole bathroom trash bag was filled with one-time use cotton rounds, Kitty decided to make a change realized she could multiple bags of garbage...

Clean Beauty Spotlight: Jubel Naturals

We're excited to bring you the third edition of our Fall #cleanbeautyspotlight featuring Dustin, the Founder of Jubel Naturals. Jubel Naturals focuses on creating accessible, inclusive, and sustainable skincare products that everyone can use, and nurtures the mind and body.     What values do you have that you believe you carried into...

Clean Beauty Spotlight: booni doon

In this week's #cleanbeautyspotlight we're featuring Pooja, Founder of booni doon and mastermind behind the innovative CALM Cleansing Capsules - a zero waste cleanser. Pooja was inspired by climate change activism happening around the world, and began researching was she could minimize her environmental footprint. When it came to swapping...

Clean Beauty Spotlight: Wildgold Botanicals

Welcome to our first #cleanbeautyspotlight of our Fall 2021 box! We are so excited to be speaking with Carley, the Founder of Wildgold Botanicals. Their mission is to advocate for plant magic and to connect people to the natural world, their roots. They do this by creating potently healing plant-based products and...

Fall Box Reveal 2021

Hello Fall! It’s time for cozy sweaters, nights in, and Pumpkin Spice Lattes. We’ve curated this Fall Box with clean Indie beauty to reset and refresh your skincare routine after an action-packed summer. Let's dive in! CALM Cleansing Capsules by Booni Doon We are so in love with this innovative...

Resetting After a Year Of Chronic Stress

It’s not new news that we’ve been living in unprecedented times with chronic stress. Chronic stress is being stressed over an extended period of time, while feeling like you have little to no control. Being in chronic stress can have negative effects on both our physical and mental well beings....

Ingredient Spotlight: Green Tea

Green tea is one of our favorite drinks in the morning. It’s made from the leaves of a plant called camellia sinensis and originated in China, but is widely popular across East Asia. When ingested, green tea can help with staying more alert due to its caffeine content, but it...

How To Avoid Ingrown Hairs

Our bodies are beautiful, carrying our metaphorical and physical scars, bumps and bruises like a vessel making safe passage. They show and tell the stories of our daily experiences and our lives. They also tell us when they’re tired of being poked and prodded, preened and cleansed, as is the...

What's In My Bag: Travel Edition

Welcome to August! It’s Jessika, the Founder of Jiyubox here. I get a lot of questions about what I carry in my bag, and now that it’s half way through summer, travel is slowly coming back, and I’m away on a workcation, I thought it would be the perfect time...

Travel Skincare Tips

Are you planning on traveling this summer? Maybe a road trip across the country, or jumping on a plane to white sandy beaches are on the agenda. With restrictions lifting and travel picking up, a little trip is definitely needed, but all that travel and transportation can leave skin looking...

5 Ways to Practice Sustainability in Our Everyday Lives

In the past few years, more and more people have started to pay closer attention to the waste that they produce. With a deadly heat wave that happened here in the West Coast, it’s clear that global warming is happening, and it’s our responsibility to make smart choices when it...

Ingredient Spotlight: Sea Salt

Salt - the ingredient that often gets a bad rap for just doing it’s thing. Eat too much of it, and you face the short term consequences of a puffy face the next day. However, there’s also the long term consequences of how a sodium-rich diet can put our health...

Our Top 5 Clean Beauty Summer Must Haves

We’re enjoying the warmer weather and excited to take a much needed vacay. With the mercury increasing, it means that it’s time to switch up our skincare routine to adjust to the changing weather. With things slowly starting to go back to normal, many of us will be heading out and about,...

Clean Beauty Spotlight: MIFA & Co.

It's our last #cleanbeautyspotlight of the Summer season, and we couldn't have asked for a better duo to finish us off. Meet Michelle and Fatemah, Founders of MIFA & Co.    What inspired MIFA & Co? Michelle had the aha moment first when I was making soap bars as a...