International Women’s Day (March 8) celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women while calling for a definitive end to gender inequality. Wherever you are in the world, part of the power of being a woman emanates from self-confidence and the freedom to be your best self – a luxury that many women are still denied, and one that women in Canada and the US should never take for granted.
At Bl’eau, we believe that natural beauty is the key to living a beautiful and confident life. Beauty begins in the heart and mind. The abundance of natural resources and breathtaking landscapes of our majestic country led us share the untouched secrets of Canadian treasure – Glacial Oceanic Clay. We hope that women everywhere feel more beautiful and radiate from inside out. We are very fortunate to be part of the Glacial Oceanic Clay skincare journey with you, and we hope that it can inspire you the way it has inspired us.
True beauty glows from within, though confidence can be cultivated by taking care of your skin. Each Bl’eau product begins with a base of Canadian Glacial Oceanic Clay, sourced from ancient glaciers off the coast of British Columbia that have spent thousands of years soaking in a potent collection of minerals, micronutrients and rare elements. These purifying, skin-boosting materials – including skin-saving zinc, iron and magnesium – are scientifically proven to detoxify, rehydrate and replenish the skin, gently clearing away dirt and dead skin cells while instilling a lit-from-within glow.
To extract the magical Canadian Glacial Oceanic Clay from seabeds deep within the ocean’s depths, Bl’eau uses a sustainable harvesting process that preserves the integrity of the ingredient and avoids harm to the environment or local wildlife. The clay is used as a base for all of Bl’eau’s high-performing blends, which are free from toxins and parabens and never tested on animals.
With International Women’s Day on the horizon, and spring recently arrived, it’s the perfect time to switch up your skincare and institute a skin-pampering ritual. The transition between seasons can be jarring, and the dramatic upswing of sun exposure, temperature and humidity that comes with spring and summer is no exception. Plus, self-care is an empowering way to elevate your confidence, de-stress and relax, and reveal your most radiant complexion. It’s a win-win!
To help your skin recover from the winter, amp up your exfoliation routine to remove build-up of dry, dead skin cells. Start with a twice-weekly application of Bl’eaus Glacial Oceanic Clay Mask, which combines glacial oceanic clay with soothing organic aloe vera leaf juice, highly moisturizing organic coconut oil and anti-inflammatory magnolia bark extract to gently exfoliate, soothe irritation and hydrate. Bonus: for any beauties suffering seasonal allergies, the mask is hypoallergenic and non-irritating, so it won’t trigger or amplify allergic reactions.
Alternating masks is encouraged, depending on your skin’s particular desires, which can change daily. For spring, try the Illuminating Seaweed Clay Mask, starring vitamin C-rich acai extract to clarify and brighten, as well as seaweed extract to stimulate microcirculation and help the skin regenerate. Regular application will reveal a smoother and more even-toned complexion, as long as you pair your masking with healthy lifestyle habits like a nourishing diet, heart-pumping exercise and plenty of sleep.
After masking, it’s essential to apply a toner to refresh the skin and restore pH balance. A good choice is Bl’eau’s ultra-hydrating Glacial Mineral Toner, crafted with Glacial Oceanic Mineral Water – the pristine elixir found within Canadian Glacial Oceanic Clay. Pure and untouched, Canadian Glacial Oceanic Mineral Water is rich in skin-nourishing sea minerals, and boasts a cooling effect that calms and soothes stressed skin. Glacial Mineral Toner incorporates red maple bark extract, a powerful source of collagen that helps to improve elasticity and suppleness, and sugar maple extract, whose natural antioxidant properties prevent and combat blemishes. Used daily, the powerful blend protects and fortifies the complexion, and effectively rebuffs free radicals caused by environmental toxins such as UV rays and pollution.
Glacial Mineral Toner is particularly important in today’s mask-wearing climate. Whether celebrating International Women’s Day at a socially distanced outing with friends, or taking advantage of spring’s warmer weather to spend time in nature, your mask-wearing will likely increase over the next few months – and, if you don’t consistently take care of your skin, increased irritation or breakouts can ensue. Carry a bottle of Glacial Mineral Toner with you – alternatively, you can leave separate bottles in your car, your bag and your bathroom – and apply regularly to keep skin refreshed, cleansed and protected, so your complexion looks radiant even after de-masking at the end of a long day.
The final step in your spring skincare process is moisturizing. While the cooler winter months require more intense hydration, spring and summer welcome humidity into the air, which means skin gets natural hydration from the atmosphere. However, that doesn’t mean you can forego moisturizer altogether – a light application is necessary to lock in water and serum ingredients, and also combat the drying effects of sun exposure and sweat. Add the Hydrating Glacial Moisturizing Cream to your vanity cabinet – the botanical blend combines Canadian Glacial Oceanic Mineral Water with hyaluronic acid, which can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, and vitamin E, whose anti-inflammatory properties help to the strengthen the skin barrier. Apply day and night, and allow the healing ingredients to naturally work their magic.
While International Women’s Day shines a spotlight on the achievement of women everywhere, you should celebrate the women in your life – and yourself! – every single day. Start by integrating a self-care, skin-centred ritual in your daily routine, so you can welcome a new season, spend time with yourself, and achieve your healthiest and most gorgeous skin ever. Pick up the products you need at www.bleaubeauty.com.