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April 22 marks Earth Day — and as consumers are shopping consciously more than ever, now is the time to invest and support brands that make health and sustainability a top priority.
If you're unsure of where to start, Shop, Shopify’s mobile shopping assistant app, just debuted a new way to discover eco-conscious brands on the platform with its Sustainability Collection.
Shoppers can discover and support 50+ businesses committed to minimizing environmental impact or creating positive change across homeware, health and beauty, fashion apparel and accessories, and food and beverage categories. And the best part? Many of the brands are local to our own backyards.
To show some love to our favourite home-grown brands, check out our roundup of Canadian green beauty brands that should be on your radar for Earth Day and beyond.
Canadian clean beauty brand Fika Beauty recently launched their new spring line, which is vegan, locally made from natural ingredients, and preservative-, paraben- and cruelty-free. Their Coco Glow Lip Scrub is a creamy sugar scrub whipped with coconut, sweet almond, jojoba, and grapeseed oils for the most nourishing finish.
SHOP IT: Fika Beauty, $12
Natural, vegan and promoting a zero-waste lifestyle, Tanit offers a variety of products to help consumers to shop smarter. Their Oasis Solid Shampoo is formulated with 12 natural active ingredients, and are sulfate-free, biodegradable and designed to answer a range of hair care needs.
SHOP IT: Tanit, $16
Breakfast Television host Dina Pugliese-Mirkovich was inspired to launch her own plant-based skincare line in order to provide an effective and affordable anti-aging skin care system made with 100 per cent all-natural ingredients. The Eye Cream is a hydrating blend of wrinkle-smoothing botanicals that help firm and restore a more youthful appearance.
SHOP IT: The Care Principle, $20
If you're looking for a way to freshen up your yoga mat, this brand locally produces all-natural wellness products that are are vegan, cruelty-free, synthetic-free and alcohol-free. The Yoga Mat Cleanser washes away your last workout before your next one with just a little spritz. It contains witch hazel and an essential oil blend of refreshing lemongrass, thyme, rosemary, wild orange, grapefruit and bergamot.
SHOP IT: Taurah, $25
This Canadian-born and bred brand is known for its essential oils and wellness-focused products. Lotus Aroma's Daily Face Cream is formulated with a combination of active ingredients that hydrate and protect against free radicals through its antioxidant properties.
SHOP IT: Lotus Aroma, $48
The mother-daughter team behind Pivot Skincare have made it easy to care for our skin with their Plant-Based Nourishing Body Oil — a decadent oil made in small batches using sustainable, local, and therapeutic ingredients. It quickly absorbs into the skin, leaving it more moisturized, firm and glowing.
SHOP IT: Pivot Skincare, $49
The One stick delivers Satya’s holy grail, multi-purpose moisturizing formula in a simple, refillable twist package. It addresses skin concerns like eczema and dryness in an easy and convenient format and glides on smoothly to absorb quickly.
SHOP IT: Satya, $25
Sahajan is a Canadian clean beauty brand that balances healthy, mindful living with the rich heritage of Ayurvedic traditions. Their Brightening Mask is a blend of anti-inflammatory and brightening turmeric extract, nourishing and calming hempseed oil and exfoliating fruit-based glycolic acids to give a rich glow.
SHOP IT: Sahajan, $64