The Officina Santa Maria Novella story officially begins in 1612. But like many Old World stories, especially those tied to the church, its origins predate that. The history of the apothecary dates back to the 13th century when it was a monastic laboratory—Dominican friars began concocting herbal remedies in the convent’s infirmary in the time of Giotto and Dante.
Cannabis topicals are an umbrella category that encompasses balm, cream, gel, or oil that contains any level of CBD and/or THC. By and large they are used for pain relief, but the cannabinoids also offer calming, anti-inflammatory, and protective benefits, which makes them prime candidates for after-sun care when applied directly to the skin.
The humble bee is at the centre of a growing farm-to-face movement in the beauty industry that is harnessing the repair signal to heal wrinkle breakage and slow the breakup of cells that occurs as we age.
The new Capture Totale C.E.L.L. Energy by Dior acts on the energy potential of stem cells, essential for maintaining young and radiant skin.
It’s clear that advances in Swiss cellular therapy go beyond just beauty, epitomizing the country’s dedication to science and the future of technology.
We have uncovered the truth behind some of the beauty industries most hotly debated topics and rounded up the best places and products that Canada has to offer. Here are just a few of our best beauty stories of the year (and there were a lot to choose from).
The beauty industry as a whole contributes a huge amount to environmental pollution, mostly through its enthusiastic use of plastics. But these days, it’s easy to choose salon hair-care labels that are making efforts to be sustainable and eco-friendly.
How to understand where scientific research and marketing intersect in the beauty industry.
Foundation now comes in a multitude of shades to flatter a greater number of skin tones. The catch: the formulas don’t always live up to the hype.