The sunny days of summer are here and chances are, we will all be basking in its warm rays - at home or on vacation. Being diligent in applying an SPF is one of the most important steps you can take in protecting and preserving a youthful complexion, but there are other post sun rituals that will also keep you safely glowing all summer long! Keep reading as we unpack our top three summer skincare tips.
Meet YouTube sensation WithWendy - our newest PURA Muse. Born in Calgary and now residing in Toronto, Wendy is best known for her ‘Can She DIY it?’ sewing videos on YouTube. Wendy is also an upcycling genius and her YouTube channel has garnered a following of over 1.4 million subscribers. Down to earth and instantly relatable, Wendy’s creativity will capture your imagination and we were fortunate enough to chat about her creative journey, the importance of self-care (especially since having a baby mid-pandemic), and where she finds inspiration.
During the cold winter months, our thirsty skin often craves extra nourishment and moisturization. With so many products that promise hydrated and glowing skin, it can feel overwhelming. Oftentimes, it’s difficult to know which type of products will offer both relief and results. At PURA, we regularly hear these types of questions: Do I use a cream or an oil or both? Can I mix the two or do I layer these products? What do you suggest for my skin type?. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of moisturizers vs. oils and why we suggest a combination of both to keep your skin healthy and hydrated especially during the driest seasons of the year.
2022 - what a journey! Through the ups and downs and in betweens, a resounding thank you to our loyal clients, new customers, and dedicated PURA team. We look forward to bringing you even more award winning, results driven skincare, hosting dynamic in-store events, and taking PURA on the road in 2023. Cheers to luminous skin, uplifted spirits, and new adventures ahead.
It's the most magical time of year and at PURA, we have an enchanted, self-care gift for everyone on your list! This will be an extra special year shared with loved ones, at last. Gifting PURA's clean skincare potions that will nourish and pamper those you love most brings us endless joy. Thank you for sharing these special potions with your friends and family this season and keep reading for gifting inspiration...
If you haven’t heard of dry brushing, it’s exactly as it sounds - stroking your skin with a dry, soft bristled brush specifically designed for this practice that dates back to ancient times. While there is some technique involved, it is a relatively simple step in your morning and/or evening routine that offers several health and wellness benefits. Followed by a refreshing shower and a luxurious PURA body moisturizer, dry brushing may turn out to be your favourite ritual to get you out of bed in the morning (besides coffee, of course!).
We all love basking in the sunny days of summer that are gloriously warm and seemingly never ending. In the summer, your skin is exposed to different elements such as increased UVA rays, air conditioning, chlorine/salt water pools, and sand at the beach, which can easily lead to dry, flaky, and dehydrated skin. Keep reading to learn more about our favourite rituals and potions to keep your skin hydrated and glowing all summer long!
Meghan Kennedy Brind is a passionate health & wellness advocate and the founder of NaturoDetox - a website offering a selection of personally tested and curated products for your mind, body and home as well as a resource for learning more about natural and functional medicine. For Meghan, the road to NaturoDetox was one of necessity - finding no answers from the medical community after experiencing chronic health symptoms, she delved into Naturopathic Medicine - and now she desires to share healing resources with others. She is a mother to her two sweet children and supported by her husband Adam - the bones behind her every endeavour. Meghan is a healer, a lover of nature and animals and a self-described sensitive spirit that can find the world, at times, rather heavy. Keep reading to learn more about Meghan’s personal health journey, inspirational discoveries, and to learn her top tips for your healthiest summer yet!
We were grateful to have the chance to interview author and researcher, Ellen Heuven, about her new book - Psychology of Positive Aging - a compilation of interviews with women over fifty. At PURA, Ellen’s research is of keen interest to us as a skincare company that is founded on the values of protecting women’s health, elevating a woman’s appreciation for her natural, individual beauty, and honouring her body, mind, soul throughout the various stages of her life. Keep reading to learn more about how, “you can grow, be beautiful and achieve goals, not so much DESPITE but WITH or THANKS to aging.”
In celebration of the new Mini Bespoke Service launching at PURA's Edmonton boutique this spring, we would love to introduce our in-house perfumer, Kate Dutton. Along with facilitating our bespoke services at PURA, Kate is also our Production Lead in our lab. As such, Kate crafts each and every potion we make and is an integral part of our PURA team. Keep reading for a 'behind the scenes' glimpse into PURA's lab and meet Kate - the heart and soul that crafts our nourishing potions.
There's nothing quite like PURA's Hyaluronic Ruby Serum. This award-winning serum took us three years to perfect it's one-of-a-kind formula and dreamy concept with performance, beauty and sustainability at the top of our minds. Key ingredients like vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and bilberry extract promote radiant, firm skin. The gorgeous, ethically sourced ruby immersed in each bottle represents vitality and protection and can be transformed into an heirloom jewelry setting once the serum is finished. Keep reading to learn more about the powerful, natural ingredients in this potion and the inspired story behind this magical serum...
All of our potions at PURA are formulated with love and care, so you can be the best version of yourself not only on Valentine’s Day, but during every season of the year. Here are PURA’s picks for ‘loving-yourself-up’ this Valentine’s Day and beyond…
We are so pleased to introduce you to 2022's first PURA Muse - Bridgett Burrick Brown - the founder of The Beyond Beauty Project. Bridgett started The Beyond Beauty Project as a podcast that is redefining the meaning of beauty. Over the past year, it has blossomed into a movement to improve self-esteem and confidence around body image and mental health. We recently caught up with Bridgett to chat all things beauty - from the origins of her podcast and her definition of beauty, to her self-care toolbox, as well as her favourite PURA potions. Keep reading to learn more about this inspiring project...
PURA's Signature Soap, which debuted in December, is one of our most artful collaborations to date. Crafted by our friends at Wild Prairie Soap Company, the beauty is in every aspect of this hand poured soap. Details such as ethereal marble swirls of soothing French pink clay throughout each bar and a gold stamped PURA emblem, were inspired by Canadian artist, Amy Dixon, whose artwork is also featured on this box.
We recently caught up with Amy and chatted about her career as an artist, her favourite PURA potions and how she survives the cold, Northern Alberta winters.