If you’re a Canadian beauty enthusiast, and love supporting locally made brands, you’ll love this all natural skincare company from Toronto. Province Apothecary is a handcrafted small batch skincare company that resides in the heart of trendy Kensington Market. What I love about this brand is their simple packaging and reasonably priced products..as well as their amazing skincare selection, which I’ll get to later..but first let’s learn a tidbit about the company.
About Province Apothecary
A brand created to inspire women to feel comfortable in their own skin, Julie Clark began crafting her very own natural and organic skincare because of her allergies and eczema. Residing in New York at the time and working as a costume designer stylist, Julie worked late nights creating her own skincare out of her kitchen in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen. A passion for holistic skincare, Julie experimented with different oils, waxes and herbs – “all in pursuit of the perfect skincare regimen.”
Julie moved back to Toronto to study Holistic Health and esthetics. With that Julie formed the knowledge to begin creating products that would individually tailor to her clients. Her cute and homely studio also offers custom relaxing facials, that I’m going to indulge in very soon.
Julie’s devotion to fresh, wild-crafted, seasonal, and organic beauty will always continue. Now as a certified holistic aesthetician and aromatherapist, she remains committed to innovation, sustainability, and small-batch skin care of the highest quality.
Here’s a selection of the products I tried and loved..
Moisturizing Cleanser + Makeup Remover $16+
This awesome cleanser made with avocado and raspberry oil removed my makeup in a jiffy and left my skin moisturized and plump. My skin felt balanced and not oily at all..it’s actually suitable for all skin types..FYI. The scent is lovely, more therapeutic and contains lavender, bergamot oil and frankincense. I give it a two thumbs up! Ps..Also removes waterproof eye makeup and conditions lashes. How to use: Massage cleanser on dry skin and rinse or remove with warm water and cloth.
Sunflower Seed Oil*, Jojoba oil*, Avocado oil*, Evening Primrose oil*, Raspberry Seed oil*, GMO-free Vitamin E, Rosemary leaf extract, and therapeutic essential oils of: Bergamot, Lavender*, Frankincense* and Petit grain. *Certified organic ingredient. Their Bergamot is Bergamotene-free (not photo-toxic)
Invigorating + Balancing Toner $14+
My favourite toner! I’ve never found an all natural toner that combats oily and combination skin -what I have. This reformulated toner is better than ever! Doesn’t leave skin dry at all, and it actually hydrates it, leaving a soothing and calming aura. It contains soothing Rose and Geranium to combat breakouts. Natural minerals and nutrients purify the skin and the light scent of lavender helps calm and rejuvenate the skin. I am obsessed with this toner! I use it throughout the day and after my cleansing routine. Highly recommended! How to use: Mist 1-3 sprays on face after cleansing or when you feel your skin is acting up or a blemish is making an appearance.
Aqua, Rose flower water*, Lavender flower water*, Colloidal Silver, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Lactobacillis Ferment, Calendula flower extract*, and therapeutic essential oils of: Geranium Oil*, Clary Sage Oil*, Frankincense Oil and Patchouli Oil*, Sea Salt. *Certified organic ingredient
Nourishing + Revitalizing Moisturizer $40+
This moisturizer has been a soothing savior! This delicious creamy blend of nourishing carrot and rose hydrates my skin while calming irritation and dehydration. My skin felt balanced and brighter..loved it as my nightly treatment. How to use: Apply to face and neck after serum, massaging into skin in circular motion.
Water, Rose flower water*, Apricot oil*, Jojoba seed oil*, Grape seed oil*, Emulsimulse (Vegetable wax)*, Calendula oil*, Evening primrose oil*, Rose hip oil*, Carrot root oil*, GMO-free Vitamin E, Rosemary seed extract, Lactobacillus Ferment*, Grapefruit extract, Lavender, Neroli, Frankincense, Immortelle, and Rose otto. *Certified organic ingredient. Emulsimulse is a naturally-sourced, biodegradable emulsifier made from glycerine and plant fatty acids, used to stabilize this product and enhance your skin’s softness. Lactobacillus Ferment is a naturally-occurring preservatives that is antimicrobial, non-comedogenic, and an antioxidant. •Avoid this product during pregnancy
Regenerating + Stimulating Exfoliator $38
This gentle exfoliator made with Lavender and Green Tea perfectly scrubbed my skin without any irritation. It contains calming oatmeal that really soothed my skin and left it really smooth and soft. What I love about this treatment is it can be mixed with any ingredient you desire to create your own personalized treatment to treat your skin’s concerns. How to use: Use a bowl or the palm of your hand and mix exfoliator with any liquid. Exfoliate for 1-2 mins and rinse with warm water.
Oat Flour*, Lentil Flour*, Flax Seed*, Lavender*, Violet flowers + leaves*, Green Tea Leaf*. *Certified organic ingredient
Detoxifying + Clarifying Clay Mask $18+
Being a mask addict, I love to mask 1-2 times per week. I love using different treatments to target my concerns..and a big concern of mine is blackheads..yes those pesky suckers that never seem to disappear. What I loved about this detoxifying mask is that it really works! I will be honest I’m not crazy about the smell..I think it’s due to the ingredient of wildcrafted Algae. But..smelly stuff usually works the best, that’s my motto. No fragrance masking with this all natural treatment! Maple Syrup mineralizes the skin and neutralizes free radicals, leaving your skin healthy and glowing. How to use: Mix 2 teaspoons of this natural blend with water or honey, leave on for 5-10 minutes and rinse with cloth.
Rhassoul Clay, Kaolin Clay, Canadian Algae*, BC Glacial Marine Clay and Maple Syrup*. *Certified organic ingredient
Clear Skin $30
It’s so hard to find a blemish spot treatment that really works..and that’s non-toxic. But look no further as I found this little baby and was immediately hooked! It’s made with 7 powerful organic and wildcrafted therapeutic essential oils to help reduce inflammation, infection and redness. The blemishes on my chin disappeared pretty quickly with one dab..I was pretty amazed. It can sting a bit as it’s very intense so a little goes along way. How to use: Just a dab on blemish and follow with moisturizer.
Therapeutic essential oils of Lavender*, German Chamomile**, Rose Otto**, Cypress*, Frankincense*, Helichrysum** and Carrot seed oil*. *Certified organic ingredient **Wild-crafted ingredient •Avoid product during pregnancy
Full Brow Serum $36
Save the best for last right? I am so hooked on this all natural brow serum that is supposed to help with encouraging hair growth, leading to fuller and stronger looking brows. A blend of powerful active botanical extracts and antioxidants, brow serum nourishes, strengthens, and believe it or not deepens your eyebrows. I have been using this nightly, and I have to say my eyebrows are looking pretty full and beautiful! How to use: Apply on brows morning and night and massage in, after your cleansing routine when eyebrows are a bit damp..shh I don’t always do that..but it still works. Tip: I only apply it at night as I find that brow products do not apply well if used before.
Castor Seed Oil*, Argan Kernel Oil*, Jojoba Seed Oil* [infused with Coffee*, Burdock Root*, Calendula flower*, Horsetail*], Broccoli Seed Oil, Black Cumin Seed Oil, Vitamin E, Rosemary Leaf Extract + Oil*, Lavender*, Geranium Oil*, Cedarwood, Bay Oil.*certified Organic/certifié Biologique