Schaf Skincare – A Canadian Brand With A Natural Flair


Skin..it’s the largest organ of the body. It’s a protective barrier that needs protection..simple! Our skin is made up of three layers – the epidermis, the dermis and the deeper subcutaneous tissue. Skincare is an important part of your daily regimen to treat, prevent and maintain soft and healthy skin. I’m going to be honest here, I love taking care of my skin. I have a skincare obsession, always on the lookout for the best products to treat my skins concerns – darkspots, pores, wrinkles, you name it I’m looking for them. The skin protects us from microbes and the elements, which means when you’re looking for products for your skin, you want to search for ones that are less toxic and more clean. 

I had the chance to review a collection of skincare products from Schaf –  A clean, simple and Canadian brand from my city of Toronto, Canada. Schaf is a brand that combines science and nature to create a skincare line that rejuvenates, replenishes and protects the skin from environmental damage. All Schaf products contain a blend of plant extracts formulated to clean, nurture and protect the skin with the upmost quality of natural and organic ingredients. Schaf products are 100% natural and contain no parabens, artificial fragrances, artificial colours, sulfates, mineral oils, silicones…and the list goes on. Click here to read in detail of what Schaf does not include in their collection. 

Now, let’s get to the part of what I had the chance to try and *Spoiler Alert* you won’t be disappointed.

Hydrating Daily Facial Cleanser 


For the face wash obsessed – Hydrating daily cleanser is an all natural must-have that does it all! – removes makeup, impurities, hydrates, tightens pores and doesn’t strip skin of its natural oils. The scent is right up my alley – citrusy and fresh!

Most of the “non-toxic” cleansers I’ve tried in the past smell awful or leave my skin chapped and screaming for moisture. Schafs subtle milky foaming action is very similar to Philosophy’s “Purity Made Simple” cleanser (which I used in the past), but with the non-toxic ingredients. My husband absolutely loves this cleanser also, and he is seldom impressed with natural beauty products. This gentle coconut based cleanser works great with all skin types including those with sensitive skin, and is infused with a blend of Chamomile, Aloe and Cucumber. I prefer to use morning/evening and it works perfectly with my Clarisonic.


What It Does/Key Ingredients/For Who?

✔️ Refines pores, cleanses without stripping.

✔️ Emulsifies dirt and oil, pollution and makeup.

✔️ Restores Balance, hydrates and soothes. 

 ✔️ For men and women.

 ✔️ Suitable for vegans.


How To Use

Wet or dampen face. Massage cleanser with fingertips or use with your electronic cleansing device. Rinse skin well and pat dry. 


Ingredients

Deinozed water, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Leaf) Juice*, Decyl Glucoside, Sucrose Cocoate, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate**, Glyceryl Monostearate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (Chamomile), Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E), Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Extract, 100% Natural Fragrance. 

*organic **ecocert




White Lava Purifying Scrub

I don’t know about you, but I love a great exfoliation action to get rid of all the deep down grime that our skin absorbs on a daily basis. This all-natural scrub made with white lava particles and ground apricot seed rejuvenate and polish your skin. A fantastic cleanser made with no microbeads (which can cause microscopic tears in skin) but made with gentle biodegradable lava and apricot powder. A little goes along way so squeeze bottle gently to avoid too much product from spilling out.


What It Does/Key Ingredients/For Who?

✔️ Lava particles from France, imparts natural minerals to condition & correct imbalances in skin.

✔️ Apricot seed powder compliments the lava particles for gentle yet effective exfoliation.

✔️ Gentle enough for all skin types.

✔️ Restores healthy glow, smoothes and softens, stimulates collagen production.

✔️ Improves make-up application and preps for a closer, smoother shave.

✔️ For men and women.

✔️ Suitable for Vegans.


How To Use

Wet skin and apply to fingertips massaging gently for one minute. Avoid eye area. Rinse and pat dry. 


Ingredients 

Deionized Water, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice*, Vegetable Glycerine , Sodium Cocoyl Isothionate, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate**, Sunflower (Helianthus Annus) Seed Oil*, Glyceryl Monostearate, Cococaprylate, Butyrospermum Parkii ( Shea Butter)*, Lava Powder, Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate**, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate**, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Seed Powder, Mixed Tocopherol, Allantoin, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Extract , Camellia Sinensis ( Green tea) Leaf Extract, Xanthan gum, 100% Natural Fragrance. 

*organic **ecocert





Radiance And Firming Serum

I was really exited to have the opportunity to try Schafs newest serum. Radiance and firming serum was what I needed to combat some sun damage on my skin. I’ve been through many brightening serums in my life to say that some did nothing for me, and some worked pretty good. Schafs all natural serum contains ingredients of vitamin C and Niacinamide to treat pigment and hyaluronic acid to plump skin. It also helps with collagen production and combats wrinkles. The texture of this silky serum is non-sticky and absorbs quickly, leaving a firm feel to my skin. This serum has a bit of a licorice smell, but it’s not over-bearing and it quickly dissipates. I prefer to use this serum in the morning for full antioxidant protection, but can be used both morning and night. Super happy with my results so far. 

What It Does/Key Ingredients/For Who?

✔️ Effective and stable skin brightening agent

✔️ Photo-aging prevention and reduced dark spots

✔️ Increases collagen synthesis

✔️ Excellent anti-oxidation properties

✔️ Improves skin’s elasticity with anti-wrinkle properties

✔️ Enhances barrier function preventing skin from losing water content

✔️ Helps discoloration and uneven skin tone

✔️ Stimulates microcirculation in the dermis

✔️ Hyaluronic Acid (HA) secures moisture and stimulates a more youthful skin by improving its moisture content


How To Use

Apply Am/Pm to face and neck under day/night moisturizer. 


Ingredients 

Deionized water, Sodium Hyaluronate, Propanediol**, Niacinamide, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Glycerin, Ethyl Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Palmitoyl Oligopeptide (and) Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Pisum sativum Peptide, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose 

*organic **ecocert




Nutritive Daily Moisturizer 

I’m very picky when it comes to moisturizers. I prefer to use more lightweight or gel-cream options for my combination type skin. I immediately loved that Schaf packaged their moisturizers in a pump style instead of a jar. For those who are super OCD about double dipping, this is perfect for you. The creamy-smooth texture emulsified quickly into my skin. The scent was very similar to their cleansers – clean and fresh, but not over-bearing. If you’re super sensitive to fragrance, there’s an unscented version also…yay! This oil-free moisturizer absorbed beautifully into my skin, leaving a matte finish. My skin felt and looked smoother and less dehydrated, while my facial lines appeared much softer. It makes the perfect base for makeup, which is a major bonus! No flaky skin here! Just make sure to top off this baby with sunscreen during the day. 

What It Does/Key Ingredients/For Who?

✔️ Lightweight formula restores and replenishes skins moisture with a blend of Avocado, Grapeseed, Pumpkin, and Shea Butter.

✔️ Peptides minimize lines and wrinkles.

✔️ Protects against premature aging caused by environmental damage 

✔️ Hyaluronic Acid delivers a powerful shot of oil-free hydration, providing 1,000 times it’s weight in moisture for all day hydration.

✔️ For men and women.

✔️ Suitable for Vegans.


How To Use

Apply to clean skin, massaging on to face and neck.


Ingredients: 

Deionized Water, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Leaf) Gel*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride**, Vitis Vinifera (Grape/Raisin) Seed Oil, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide (and/et) Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3, Sodium Hyaluronate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado/Avocat) Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower/Tournesol) Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut/Noix de Coco) Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba/Tournesol) Seed Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter/Beurre de Karité)*, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin/Citrouille) Seed Oil*, Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate**, Palm Stearic Acid, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate**, Propanediol (Zemea)**, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerine (Vegetable/Légumes), Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E), , Sambucus Nigra (Elder) Flower*, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract*, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey/Consoude) Extract*, Xanthan Gum, Glyceryl Caprylate, Sodium Levulinate**, Allantoin, 100% Natural Fragrance. 

*organic**ecocert




 

Nutritive Daily Eye Cream

An eye cream that plumps up the eye area and softens lines? Yes please! I couldn’t wait to try this nourishing treatment to treat my wrinkles. I’m still a young duck, but it’s always a great idea to use an eye cream. As they say – you can tell a women’s age by looking at her eyes..umm no thanks! Nutritive daily eye cream contains some amazing ingredients to revive your eyes. If you’ve noticed, this brand loves to use peptides, hyaluronic acid and plant extracts in their products and I see why. After a week of ritually applying nutritive daily eye cream, my eyes looked smoother, lines appeared softer, and skin was more taut. I’m loving the fact that my eyes appear brighter and I’m definitely using less concealer..bonus! 


What It Does/Key Ingredients/For Who?

✔️ Antiaging solution. Smoothes and reduces the appearance of expression lines and wrinkles.

✔️ Hyaluronic Acid hydrates, smoothes and replenishes.

✔️ Peptides firm and lift the eye area.

✔️ Coenzyme Q10 reduces UV damage, stimulates healthy collagen production.

✔️ For men and women.

✔️ Suitable for vegans.


How To Use

Apply to ring finger and pat gently around orbital eye are. Use morning and night. 


Ingredients 

Deionized Water, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Leaf) Gel*, Sodium Hyaluronate, Propanediol**, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Vittis Vinefera (Grape Seed)Oil, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate**, Squalane, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Seed) Oil, Emulsifying Wax, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Chrysin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Stearic Acid, Cococaprylate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower)Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Ubiquinone, Glyceryl Monostearate, Marine Collagen, Mixed Tocopherols, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Extract, Cetyl Alcohol, Xanthan gum, Allantoin

*organic**ecocert





Comfort Shave Cream

Love me some whipped cream on my dry flaky legs! I’m usually not one to take the extra time to apply a shaving cream before I shave due to the fact that my current razor has the added soap attached. This was the first time in many years that I took the time to pamper my legs, and let me tell you it was love at first use! The luxurious blend of coconut oil and aloe based emollients provide a nick-free shave with no irritation and bumps. After rinsing off the product, my skin was so smooth and glowing..not kidding! I’ve kept this from the hubby..my bad..but I will definitely share it with him as the amount you get in this tub is super generous. 


What It Does/Key Ingredients/For Who?

✔️ Packed with natural lubricants to soften hair and provide optimum slip for a supremely close, comfortable shave. 

✔️ Hyaluronic Acid and Aloe Vera hydrate, for a soothing, irritation-free shave that doesn’t dry out skin.

✔️ Fragrance-free and soap-free for even the most sensitive skin.

✔️ For men and women.

✔️ Suitable for Vegans.


How To Use

Apply to wet skin in the shower or immediately after. Shave. Rinse with warm water.


Ingredients 

Deionized Water, Sodium Cocoyl Isothionate, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Leaf) Gel*, Vegetable Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Stearic Acid, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate**, Propanediol (Zemea)**, Emulsifying Wax, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cococaprylate, Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E), Allantoin.

*organic **ecocert




So if you’re looking for a new skincare routine that will change the look of your skin, created with all natural ingredients and provide effective results, Schaf skincare is totally for you. Another Canadian  company that is definitely splurge-worthy. Prices range from $25-$60 which makes this brand very reasonable. Click here to shop and use code: PKB to save a generous 20% at checkout.

Love this review? Follow my blog and join me on Instagram for Instagram stories and all about beauty and lifestyle! 

Cheers,

Paula 

 



Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s