Dermalogica Face Map Our Nation Campaign

Dermalogica Montreal Face Map Nation

Last week, the Dermalogica Space in Montreal kicked off the Face Map Our Nation movement, an initiative happening in Dermalogica spaces across the country to help Canadians address their skin concerns once and for all, and achieve the beautiful skin they’ve alway dreamed of.  So what is face mapping, exactly?

Dermalogica Montreal

Dermalogica Montreal

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Face Mapping is a revolutionary, zone-by-zone approach to skin analysis performed by a certified Dermalogica Skin Therapist. It brings together the brand’s core values – scientific approach, technical knowledge of the skin, the transcendent power of human touch, and face-to-face communication – with the goal of helping everyone achieve optimal skin health through education and an at-home product prescription.

Dermalogica Face Mapping

Dermalogica Face Map Nation

Face Mapping is a revolutionary, zone-by-zone approach to skin analysis performed by a certified Dermalogica Skin Therapist. It brings together the brand’s core values – scientific approach, technical knowledge of the skin, the transcendent power of human touch, and face-to-face communication – with the goal of helping everyone achieve optimal skin health through education and an at-home product prescription.

Dermalogica Montreal Skin Therapists

What can you expect when getting Face Mapped? The process is quick, painless, and free at authorized Dermalogica skin centre locations. The unique concept is based on Eastern Chinese medicine that divides the face, neck and décolleté into 14 zones, and allows the therapist to observe and note specific conditions in each area of the face. According to this system, activity in the skin of these facial zones reflects the condition and activity within the body and entire being. In combination with this methodology, professional skin therapists are informed of each client’s lifestyle and habits that can affect skin health (smoking, tanning, stress levels, activity, etc.). The skin analysis is performed with the use of magnifying glasses (scary, i know!). But this allows the skin therapist to see any subtle nuances n the skin, such as congestion, heat and excess sebum. Everything is noted on a detailed map of the face where skin therapists can follow the skin’s progress over time. You walk away with a complete skin analysis and a personalized skin prescription complete with a list of products, as well as information on where they should be applied on the face for the best results.

Dermalogica Face Map Nation

Dermalogica Face Mapping

Dermalogica Face Map Nation

Dermalogica Face Mapping

Now, Dermalogica is on a mission to Face Map 15,000 Canadians by June 30th through exclusive events and contests taking place across Canada. To find an event near you, click here.

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Dermalogica Faulhaber

A big thank you to the entire team for such a wonderful evening! I couldn’t be more excited about this initiative. I discovered Dermalogica products years ago through a friend, but didn’t start using them until their amazing PR team from Faulhaber reached out to me. I have been hooked ever since. Sure, I have favourites in other skin care brands, but none give me the results that Dermalogica products do. Despite my love for the brand, I still made a wonderfully discovery that I added to my skin care routine.

 Dermalogica Precleanse

File this one under “things you never thought your skin needed”, the Precleanse has been my skin’s best friend. It’s a cleansing oil formulated with olive, apricot and kukui oils, and the first step in the cleansing process to cut through makeup (even waterproof), sunscreen and oil. I start by applying a small amount to dry skin (a little goes a long way) and work in into the skin in a circular motion. Then I add a touch of water which really helps lift all the gunk of the day from my skin. A quick rinse and I follow with my Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel.  Bonus: it also comes in convenient wipes, perfect for travel. Since including the Precleanse in my routine, my skin not only looks cleaner, but it feels much less tight after my nighttime routine. What can I say, I’m in love!

[Photo credit via Faulhaber Communications & my own photography skills]

Crossbody Bags get high

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If you love to glance over the stylish picture of Fashion Week attendees as much as I do, then you probably noticed a trend among the sartorial elite. Crossbody bags have been on the rise, literally. Not only does it breathe new life into your style, but it also avoids your bag from bumping around the way longer straps do. Not convinced? These inspiring street style pics are sure to do the trick.

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[Photo inspiration via Pinterest]

Tofu Fries With Sesame Honey Garlic


French fries are amazing. Everyone knows that. But what if I told you I found a healthier alternative that would please all the tofu lovers out there? Now, if you’ve never tried tofu fries before, you’re in for a treat. Crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside, they are a delight to anyone who loves a contrast in texture in their food. I’m always up for a new tofu recipe and this one is definitely one to try. So simple and delicious, if you’ve never liked tofu in the past, this recipe is sure to change your mind.

Get the full recipe here.



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Giveaway! Win a new pair of sunnies by Polette

Polette Fantômette

Spring is finally in the air and since there is no easier way to update your wardrobe than with new sunnies, I’ve decided to giveaway these awesome Fantômette sunnies by Polette (you may have seen them featured here in the past). These sunnies are classic with just the right amount of oomph to add style to your spring look. And with any luck, these could be yours! Just follow the instructions to enter for your chance to win. Hurry, contest ends Friday April 24th.

Good luck!

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Reviewed – Jealous Body Coconut + Coffee Body Scrub

Jealous Coconut + Coffee Body Scrub

Say “hello” to Jealous Body Scrub and “goodbye!” to rough skin, cellulite, eczema, stretch marks, age spots, varicose veins, psoriasis and acne. That’s what this body scrub promises to do. Now those are some big promises, and with big promises come big expectations. My past experiences with body scrubs have left me a little, how should I say this… emotionally scarred. I feel like they were never really honest with me and left me (or rather my skin) feeling uncomfortable and disappointed. So when this body scrub offered to soften me up, I first thought “what better way to get my skin ready for bikini season”, then “this one better not be like all the others.”

Jealous Coconut + Coffee Body Scrub

I waited until the weekend to bring my new friend in the shower with me, I wanted to make sure I had all the time in the world to get to know him. I ripped open the simple brown package and took a whiff, Mmmmm, the delicious smell of coffee filled the shower. Before I get into all the dirty details, I want to first mention what this product is all about.

About Jealous Body Scrub ~ the all natural scrub, made with lots of love in Vancouver, BC, contains a mix of ground coffee (to exfoliate and stimulate blood circulation), cold-pressed coconut oil (for its anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial and hydrating properties), sea salt (to balance acid levels in your body and absorb toxins from your skin), raw brown sugar (to exfoliate and help balance oils on your skin), as well as vitamin E and mineral oils. This wonderful smelling blend is rough enough to improve skin imperfections, but at the same time, hydrating to leave your skin moisturized after every use.

About the formula ~ the beautiful thing about Jealous Body Scrub (besides the way it makes your skin feel after you use it), is that the formula uses high quality, natural ingredients that don’t need to be masked by artificial fragrances or chemicals.

And now, the fun part…

How to use it ~ take it in the shower with you. Wet your skin, then turn off the shower. Grab a handful of the scrub and rub all over your body in a circular motion. Then, let it work its magic for 5-10 minutes before you rinse off. Although you’ll notice results after the first use, it’s better to get down and dirty with this body scrub 3-4 times a week for about one month for best results.

Jealous Coconut + Coffee Body Scrub

The result ~ after just one use, I noticed my skin was super soft and smooth. My skin tends to be quite dry when I step out of the shower, but not with this scrub. Instead, my skin was glowing and hydrated. I can’t wait to see the longer term results.

Jealous Coconut + Coffee Body Scrub

The final word ~ I definitely recommend this product. Not only does it smell wonderful (especially when you use it in the morning), but it leaves your skin feeling so nice. Word to the wise though, just make sure you give yourself a little extra time to clean up your shower afterwards, since things are sure to get messy.

Jealous Body Coconut + Coffee Scrub is available for $17.95 online and ships anywhere in Canada and the US.

Disclaimer: Although these products were given to me for review, all opinions expressed are my own and 100% honest.

[All photos are my own and not to be used without permission]