Wisp Wisdom

Have you ever heard that expression, "if you can't pronounce an ingredient in your product, you shouldn't use it?" It's Not True.

Here's why it matters.... A strong skin barrier is imperative to the health of your skin. Since the health of your skin is the foundation for glowing, beautiful skin, it just makes sense to avoid "Skin disruptors" at every opportunity. Skin disruptors are ingredients that break down the skin barrier, leaving the skin vulnerable to a host of issues. So, in our efforts to make better ski…

To Mist or not to Mist...what is a Facial Mist?

There are many kinds of facial mists on the market. There are mists to hydrate, ones to tone the skin, many to set your makeup, some to simply help you feel refreshed. So, how do you pick one right for you? Here's a few things to consider. If your skin is oily, then a toner will work well for you. (Make sure whatever you choose does not contain alcohol). Rose water works well to help yo…

"DIY" skincare? Is it doing more harm than good?

Even the best do-it-yourself skincare recipes have their limitations. A handful of beneficial ingredients is no match for a well formulated skincare product that is evidence based and can guarantee ingredient stability. Worse, some natural ingredients can actually damage the skins protective barrier. As we know, it's important that no sensitizing ingredients be used on your skin, regardl…

Methylisothiazolinone and Methylchloroisothiazolinone (MI/MCI)...why we do not use it in our products

Red, itchy, bumpy, blistery and painful rash. Do you have problematic skin? Did you know that many of our personal care and household products are to blame? Health Canada is informing consumers of potential risks related to the combination of Methylisothiazolinone and Methylchloroisothiazolinone (MI/MCI) used as a preservative in certain leave-on cosmetic, non-prescription and natural…

Who's the new kid in town? Ferulic Acid..meet Vitamin C

Have you been introduced to Ferulic Acid? If you haven't heard by now, this mighty Antioxidant is found naturally in fruit, vegies, nuts, oats and rice. It's making the skin care industry sit up straight and pay attention. Free radical damage is the culprit for premature aging, pigmentation and dull skin. Add cumulative sun damage, environmental stress, like pollution, to the mix and our skin is c…

Is Witch Hazel good for your skin? The Answer is No!

If you are one of the many Women who are looking for a safer, more natural solution in addressing skin issues, then you probably have heard of Witch Hazel. It’s reputed to be a solution to many skin problems. It is. But only on a short term basis. It acts like an astringent, removes oil and minimizes pores. The bad news is that it is a temporary fix. Witch Hazel contains Tannins, which…