Inspired by Earth Day and the West Coast lifestyle, we found eco-friendly facials all around town
Cleaning and greening your beauty routine isn’t just a passing trend anymore. On the West Coast, we pride ourselves on healthy living, clean eating and an active lifestyle. This philosophy has also improved local beauty treatments. Want to make your whole beauty routine is clean and green? We’ve got you covered.
In honour of Earth Day on April 22nd, we have rounded up five fab local eco-friendly facials to delight your senses and pamper your skin...
1. Signature facial
Bioéthique SpaTruly a treat, this two-hour treatment at Bioéthique Spa is certified organic, featuring high quality, 100 percent natural, cruelty-free and vegan-friendly products. The service also includes microdermabrasion and LED to remove dead skin and wake up your complexion. You will leave completely refreshed with radiant, glowing skin.
Bioéthque Spa, 3578 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver; $275
2. Hydration FX UltraSonic rehydrating facial
Facial Expressions100 percent natural and 98 percent organic, intensive serums from ElaSpa are used in this 75-minute dream of a facial treatment. Brightening, hydrating, anti-redness and anti-aging, this facial packs a punch. High-tech ultrasonic waves help the botanicals penetrate the skin leaving a plump and youthful appearance. It’s the hyaluronic acid that will absorb and work from the inside out.
Facial Expressions Skin Therapy, 1—1040 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver; $165
3. Custom Glow facial
FairmontBiologique Recherche brings this treatment to Willow Stream with sophisticated technology that can only be found at this spa. In-depth analysis, deep cleansing and exfoliation along with a custom facial massage technique not found elsewhere are included. While they don’t claim to be clean and green, this line is free of the top nasties as far as ingredients go. The technology behind this treatment allows for customization at a whole new level. Serums and masks are based on metrics such as hydration, collagen and elasticity levels. You will leave glowing and visibly restored from after 90-minute treatment.
Fairmont Pacific Rim, 1038 Canada Place, Vancouver; $299 or $319, depending on date of booking
4. Various treatments at Sense Spa
Traditional uses of the province’s glacial clay and Pacific seaweed are examples of the hyper-local focus for the green beauty queen in you here. With many ingredients sourced locally, you can’t get anymore grassroots than this. The ingredients contained in the treatments at Sense are second to none, and who doesn’t want purification and detoxification along with a clean beauty self-care regime?
Rosewood Hotel Georgia, 801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver; Various prices
5. Graydon Skincare facial
Facebook/Graydon SkincareOh, Canada! We have to say it again. A Graydon Skincare facial is one of the West Coast's hidden beauty gems. You can have a service with these beautiful products, while tucked away in the North Shore mountains at Eternal Skincare. Toronto’s Graydon even prides itself on obtaining cranberry seed oil from here in the Fraser Valley! Our own backyard, right? The superpower ingredients contained in these products assist with pigmentation, acne and anti-aging needs, depending on skin type. Come on, did you know this indie green beauty goodness existed in our own backyard? The ingredients in these products are powered by plants and will have a transformative effect because they are readily absorbed in your skin and are nutrient dense.
Eternal Skincare, 120—100 East 1st Street, North Vancouver; Various prices