Spring is the perfect time to clean – not just your home, but also your skincare routine. Throughout the fall and winter, you’ve likely stocked up on rich moisturizers, heavy serums and oil-based cleaners. Now, with warmer weather just around the corner, it’s time to lighten up and rejig your ritual to focus on light, hydrating products and masks that effortlessly whisk away sweat, SPF (a warm-weather must!) and pollution.
Whether winter or summer, all skincare routines can benefit from incorporating Canadian Glacial Oceanic Clay. Found in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of British Columbia, this rare clay is formed through the convergence of glacier ice and tidal waters. For thousands of years, the clay is instilled with more than 60 skin-saving minerals, creating a potent ingredient used by local First Nations as an all-natural anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial healing treatment. Bl’eau has perfected a sustainable harvesting process that sources Canadian Glacial Oceanic Clay without harming the environment, and a refining procedure to extract the pure Canadian Glacial Mineral Water located within. Then, these powerhouse elements are infused with nourishing ingredients like organic aloe vera, organic coconut oil and algae to naturally detoxify and hydrate the complexion. Committed to crafting the purest and highest-performing blends on the planet, Bl’eau ensures every product is free of toxins and parabens, and never tests on animals.
To achieve a silky spring and summer glow, start incorporating Canadian Glacial Oceanic Clay and Canadian Glacial Mineral Water into your skincare routine today. One or two times per week, after cleansing the skin, apply the NSF-certified organic Glacial Oceanic Clay Mask to exfoliate dead skin cells, soothe redness and irritation, and infuse skin with intense hydration. You can swap in alternative masks based on your skin’s unique needs; for example, use the Illuminating Seaweed Clay Mask if you’re seeking a brightening effect that evens skin tone; the Nourishing Spirulina Clay Mask to tame acne or reduce redness caused by eczema, psoriasis or other skin conditions; or the Revitalizing Algae Clay Mask to tighten, tone and promote elasticity.
Regardless of which mask you use, always follow up with plenty of hydration to seal in moisture and strengthen the skin barrier. First, restore skin’s pH levels with a light application of Bl’eau’s Glacial Mineral Toner, made with pristine Canadian Glacial Mineral Water infused with pro-collagen and pro-elastin red maple bark extract and antioxidant-rich sugar maple extract. The quick-absorbing blend hydrates without feeling heavy, protects skin from free radicals and helps to controls sebum production. Next, apply a moisturizer with humectants like hyaluronic acid, which pull water molecules from the air into the skin’s surface; try Bl’eau’s Hydrating Glacial Moisturizing Cream, whose intensely hydrating properties are paired with vitamin E, a potent anti-inflammatory that fortifies skin cells and combats the damaging effects of the sun’s UV rays and pollution.
To ensure you’re equipped for the warmer months ahead, Bl’eau is launching a photo contest giveaway encouraging beauties across Canada to share their skincare rituals. Between February 22 and 28, snap a selfie with a Bl’eau product in view and post it to Instagram tagging @bleaubeauty. For each post, you’ll be entered to win a full-sized Hydrating Glacial Moisturizing Cream, so you can transition seamlessly between seasons and waltz into spring with a warm-weather glow.