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Eco Mama Spotlight: Making Eco-conscious Choices For Your Kids

Eco Mama Spotlight: Making Eco-conscious Choices For Your Kids

Mother's Day is right around the corner! We're celebrating by connecting with some Eco Mamas and chatting about how they make eco-conscious choices for their kids! 

Why I Went Green

Why I Went Green

Toronto's leading wellness professionals share their thoughts on clean skincare + sustainability. 
Win a pair of tickets to Design Forward 2017!

Win a pair of tickets to Design Forward 2017!

Sustainable beauty +  sustainable fashion go hand in hand. Tell us what sustainable beauty means to you + you could win a pair of tickets to Design Forward 2017 presented by Pure + Simple!



 Healthy Skin, Beautiful Skin

Healthy Skin, Beautiful Skin

Pure + Simple's IPL; Mother Nature's Little Helper
#FreshCanadianBrand17: Bella Aura - Skincare Review

#FreshCanadianBrand17: Bella Aura - Skincare Review

HOLY GRAIL alert!  This is at the TOP of my must-have skincare list.  I love using skincare products that are natural and contain essential oils, so my skincare routine was originally filled with staple products that contain natural ingredients/benefits.  But Bella Aura is this and so much more. - By Chantal Seguin


#FreshCanadianBrand17: Sattva Pure's Healthy Approach to Skincare and Wellness

#FreshCanadianBrand17: Sattva Pure's Healthy Approach to Skincare and Wellness

Here's how you no longer have to compromise your health for your skin.

#FreshCanadianBrands17: Cydney Mar on Community, Connection + Gratitude

#FreshCanadianBrands17: Cydney Mar on Community, Connection + Gratitude

Cydney is a former figure skater, international fashion designer at Cydney Mar Inc. and a wellness enthusiast. Cydney Mar Wellness offers high quality healthy choices created to help you achieve optimal health with an everyday easiness for everyday wellness. 

#NewYearNewSkin - 5 self care resolutions to start your year right!

#NewYearNewSkin - 5 self care resolutions to start your year right!

    Resolutions can be hard to commit to, but your body is a priority. Your skin is a reflection of your body, so let’s make 2018 the year you commit to your wellness and skin care!

2017 Environmental Defence Gala

2017 Environmental Defence Gala

Pure + Simple is a proud sponsor of the 2017 Environmental Defence Gala
All About Traditional Chinese Medicine

All About Traditional Chinese Medicine

Learn more about the breadth of Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments we offer at our Yorkvillle Wellness Centre. Combining a variety of methods including Acupuncture, Tuina Massage, Herbal Medicine + more, we work with you to create a unique treatment, customized to your needs.

Beautiful Skin, Naturally now in Richmond Hill!

Beautiful Skin, Naturally now in Richmond Hill!

Our beloved esthetician Tamila is opening her own Pure + Simple spa in Richmond Hill. 

Beautiful Skin, Naturally now in The Beach

Beautiful Skin, Naturally now in The Beach

Pure + Simple The Beach -- now open at 2142 Queen Street East!
Benefits of Activated Charcoal

Benefits of Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal is the hottest ingredient in the beauty industry right now. Here's everything you need to know about it.

Black Friday + Cyber Monday 2017

Black Friday + Cyber Monday 2017

Check out this year's Black Friday + Cyber Monday specials, available in-store + online!
Celebrate #Canada150 with Fresh Canadian Brands 2017

Celebrate #Canada150 with Fresh Canadian Brands 2017

Join us in celebrating Canadian Female Entrepreneurship with this year's Fresh Canadian Brands: CYDNEY MAR WELLNESS, BELLA AURA, SAHAJAN, + SATTVA PURE

Design Forward 2017 - Recap + Favorite Looks

Design Forward 2017 - Recap + Favorite Looks

Pure + Simple is a proud sponsor of the first installment of Canada’s Sustainable Fashion Award – Design Forward 2017. 



Design Forward 2017 Final Showcase and Winner Announcement

Design Forward 2017 Final Showcase and Winner Announcement

Pure + Simple was proud to sponsor the Design Forward 2017 Final Showcase and Winner Announcement presented by Fashion Takes Action.

Detox Naturally, Inside - Out

Detox Naturally, Inside - Out

Pure + Simple Eglinton welcomed Spring with a holistic detox workshop. Here's what we learned...

Get a Clear Complexion with IPL Facial Treatments

Get a Clear Complexion with IPL Facial Treatments

Lasting results for naturally younger looking skin.
How to make your pursuit of beauty meaningful

How to make your pursuit of beauty meaningful

Beauty is health - for you + the planet. Here's how you can make a difference as a beauty consumer.

Introducing our 'Better Together' Anti Aging Duo

Introducing our 'Better Together' Anti Aging Duo

Find out how the P+S Collagen Elastin Plus Serum + Bella Aura Cellular Night Renewal can do wonders for your skin

IPL treatment for mild to moderate Acne

IPL treatment for mild to moderate Acne

Learn about treating acne with Intense Pulse Light facial treatment
LED in Skincare - Facts + Treatments

LED in Skincare - Facts + Treatments

What exactly is LED and how can it help your skin?

 

Love the Skin You're In

Love the Skin You're In

An inspiring panel discussion hosted by Pure + Simple Yorkville taught us how to love ourselves in all ways, always. 

Project Lady Parts - A Holiday Drive for Women's Habitat

Project Lady Parts - A Holiday Drive for Women's Habitat

 Project Lady Parts is a unique Holiday Drive that draws attention to the needs of homeless women in the GTA

Pure + Simple sponsors the 18th Annual Environmental Film Festival

Pure + Simple sponsors the 18th Annual Environmental Film Festival

Pure + Simple is proud to be presenting sponsor of the 18th Annual Environmental Film Festival

Redefining Valentine's Day

Redefining Valentine's Day


What is the most important relationship in your life?

Make a list. Your - fur baby, spouse, family, friends...

How long before you mention your name?

Repair Sun-Damaged skin with IPL

Repair Sun-Damaged skin with IPL

Summer's heat + humidity can greatly affect our skin and the amount of damage done depends on our age + genetics. It's time for some damage-repair, naturally. 

Snapping Back from Sun Damage

Snapping Back from Sun Damage

How would you like to reduce the signs of aging + rejuvenate the appearance of your skin with just a snap of an elastic band? Well, not literally, but that's what an IPL - Intense Pulsed Light Treatment feels like!

Spring Skin Detox - Inside Out

Spring Skin Detox - Inside Out

Spring can bring surprises to your skin.  Find out how and what you can do to help your skin!

Sunscreen Guide - What SPF should you wear?

Sunscreen Guide - What SPF should you wear?

A guide to help you understand what SPF means and how it is calculated. 
Tips to survive TIFF - The Ayurvedic Way

Tips to survive TIFF - The Ayurvedic Way

Pure + simple co-founder, Jean Eng gives tips on how to prevent + recover from your hangover – the Ayurvedic way.

Are You Ready to ShowerLESS?

Are You Ready to ShowerLESS?

Developing a New Cleansing Oil that’s Good for You, Good For The Earth

Sustainable Beauty Talks - Earth Day 2018

Sustainable Beauty Talks - Earth Day 2018

A panel discussion about how it is important to pursue beauty meaningfully.

The 5 Reasons You Should Be Oil Bathing

The 5 Reasons You Should Be Oil Bathing

Help conserve water while letting your skin hold on to its natural oils for a healthy glow. That's sustainable beauty. 

The 5 Reasons You Shouldn't Be Washing Your Hair Daily

The 5 Reasons You Shouldn't Be Washing Your Hair Daily

The  37% growth sales of dry shampoos are heralding in a new time saving trend of less frequent shampooing & bathing

The First Step to More Youthful Looking Skin? Recognize The Signs of Aging

The First Step to More Youthful Looking Skin? Recognize The Signs of Aging

The new year is a time for resolutions.  Common resolutions include improving health and personal appearance.  Those of us over 40 can choose to celebrate aging by foregoing stereotypes, and redefine it with health, character, and individuality.  

The Pure + Simple Microdermabrasion Experience

The Pure + Simple Microdermabrasion Experience

Explore what a Sea Salt Microdermabrasion Facial experience is like from the beginning to the end; first appeared on the Toronto Guardian.
Summer Sins that Show on Your Skin

Summer Sins that Show on Your Skin

It's Summer Skin 911--learn about these dangers of sun exposure and what you can do to calm and soothe your skin.

Loving the Skin You're in from Head to Toe!

Loving the Skin You're in from Head to Toe!

It's important to take care of your skin all over--here are some tips from our Skin Sages on how to get the most out of your Body Care products!
Facial Redness, Rosacea - Treat it Naturally!

Facial Redness, Rosacea - Treat it Naturally!

Glam Goes Green talks the trials of Rosacea and skin redness--and gives some tips on how to treat it naturally!

Introducing Fresh Canadian Brands 2016

Introducing Fresh Canadian Brands 2016

So Fresh, So Green! These all natural brands will be the talk of Toronto in July at our month long in-store event

Summer Break? Yes! Summer Breakouts? No Way!

Summer Break? Yes! Summer Breakouts? No Way!

School may be out but class is in on how to cool those summer breakouts

Beauty Imitates Nature

Beauty Imitates Nature

With all the miracle creams and magic potions on the market, it seems skincare has become pretty complicated. We at Pure + Simple have our own secret formula for for beautiful skin. 
Sun Safety Is More Than Just SPF

Sun Safety Is More Than Just SPF

Swimsuits and sun-hats and sandals, oh my! As we head into the warmer weather, it’s a good idea to review last year’s style choices (really, how short can shorts get?!) as well as this year’s SPF options.

Simplifying SPF

Simplifying SPF

Have you ever wondered what the numbers on your sunscreen bottles really meant? Pure + Simple is here to simplify so you can focus on vacation instead of calculation.

I Am How You See Me

I Am How You See Me

Pure + Simple Beauty Farah Shakir has made international connectedness her life’s work

Celebrity Dosha Spotlight

Celebrity Dosha Spotlight

We know their star signs, their horoscopes, but what about their doshas? Here’s the Ayurvedic low-down on some of our favourite celebs.

Eat to Stay Young! Advice from Marni Wasserman

Eat to Stay Young! Advice from Marni Wasserman

Foods that help your body stay young – No really it works!

Pure+Simple Mother's Day Giveaway!

Pure+Simple Mother's Day Giveaway!

Tell us what'd you'd "Share With Mom" this Mother's Day to win a personalized prize package including a Pure + Simple Gift Certificate! 

 

 

Like Mother, Like Daughter

Like Mother, Like Daughter

How Ayurveda helped me understand my mother and myself.

Vanity is Good for You

Vanity is Good for You

How Pure+Simple's Skincare Sages take the search for beauty beyond skin-deep



New Year, New Menu

New Year, New Menu

A Beginners Guide to Increasing Plant-based Foods in Your Diet Introducing Plant-based meals and lifestyle choices can be much easier than it may seem. Year round we have access
Holiday Survival Tips

Holiday Survival Tips

It’s that wonderful time of year again, full of festive parties and gatherings. As much as we all enjoy attending and hosting these joyous events, it can be quite
PURE + SIMPLE AT THE GREEN LIVING SHOW

PURE + SIMPLE AT THE GREEN LIVING SHOW

“[Climate Change] is big, it’s urgent and it’s widely misunderstood.” – Jonathan Garo Koomey “Our future is choice, not fate.” – Amoury Lovins Spring has finally arrived and the 

SUSTAINABLE BEAUTY: TIPS FROM AN ORIGINAL PURE + SIMPLE BEAUTY

SUSTAINABLE BEAUTY: TIPS FROM AN ORIGINAL PURE + SIMPLE BEAUTY

Tips From An Original Pure + simple Beauty – Jean Eng A healthy environment long-term is integral to personal health and beauty. Because everything is connected, helping the environment
SEE YOU LATER, ALLIGATOR! TAKING CARE OF DRY, SCALY BODY SKIN

SEE YOU LATER, ALLIGATOR! TAKING CARE OF DRY, SCALY BODY SKIN

When you hear the name Pure + simple, chances are you start thinking of facials and skin care products made for your face. But did you know that Pure
KISS ME! 5 LOOKS, 1 LIPSTICK!

KISS ME! 5 LOOKS, 1 LIPSTICK!

It’s Valentine’s Day and we want to spoil you! Our makeup guru, Janet, has come up with five sensational looks to make your lips look sizzling hot! We have
PREGNACY: KEEPING IT ALL A-GLOW

PREGNACY: KEEPING IT ALL A-GLOW

You’re pregnant?! OMG…Congratulations!!!! You’ve just entered one of the most exciting and, let’s be honest, challenging parts of a woman’s life. You are going to go through so many
THE BEAUTY OF THE HEART

THE BEAUTY OF THE HEART

“I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self-respect. And it’s these things I’d believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions
SLEEPING BEAUTY: MORE THAN A FAIRY TALE

SLEEPING BEAUTY: MORE THAN A FAIRY TALE

In this day and age, with crazy schedules and obligations, I’ve noticed that a lot of people are complaining about feeling tired when asked how they’re doing – and
SUSTAINABLE FASHION PLATE

SUSTAINABLE FASHION PLATE

Meet the intrepid Annie Thompson, the creator/designer/visionary behind ANNIE THOMPSON ATELIER, located at 1 Wiltshire Ave, Studio 205. Annie designs and sells some of Toronto’s most innovative, comfortable, and
EXERCISE THAT DOSHA, BABY!

EXERCISE THAT DOSHA, BABY!

The human body is an amazing and complex system of joints, nerves, and muscles designed for the express purpose of movement. From every stand point of life, be it
SKIN LOVIN WINTER SNUGGLIN

SKIN LOVIN WINTER SNUGGLIN

Winter Skincare Winter can be really hard to navigate sometimes. Forget the traffic and the perils of driving, sometimes it feels like our very own bodies are fighting us.
RESOLUTE ABOUT RESOLUTIONS

RESOLUTE ABOUT RESOLUTIONS

You’ve got ‘em. I’ve got ‘em. Nobody wants them, but there they are. Resolutions. Ugh. The ‘R word’ nobody actually wants to say. But why do we hate them
HEAT UP YOUR BEAUTY

HEAT UP YOUR BEAUTY

Remember that old saying, “no pain, no gain”?! What if we were to tell you that there is a way to reverse the clock, and it’s done in just
KUNDALINI YOGA

KUNDALINI YOGA

Yoga has gotten a lot of attention in North America as of late. Everyone from high school kids to business execs, and, of course, our favourite Hollywood celebrities are
COLLAGEN – THE GAME CHANGER

COLLAGEN – THE GAME CHANGER

It really seems to be the ‘in thing’ right now. And it’s everywhere! It’s a filler, it’s a skin care product, it’s even a drink!!! Yup, collagen has really
PURE + SIMPLE’S HOLIDAY MAKEUP LOOK

PURE + SIMPLE’S HOLIDAY MAKEUP LOOK

It’s getting to be that time of year! We all have holiday gatherings and, if you’re anything like me, you’re looking forward to your company Christmas party. So, for
AYURVEDA – PITTA

AYURVEDA – PITTA

Pitta : Fire Pitta gets a lot of heat for being such a direct and driven dosha, but there are certainly benefits to being a fiery type! Not only
AYURVEDA – KAPHA

AYURVEDA – KAPHA

Kapha : Earth, Water Energy Kaphas have so much of a good thing … but sometimes, too much of a good thing can be bad. Let’s try to clarify
AYURVEDA – VATA

AYURVEDA – VATA

Vata Skin: Air, Ether Energy Well dear Vata friends, we have some good news, and we have some…well… not-so-good news. Good news: Vata skin has a tendency to be
AYURVEDA

AYURVEDA

If you’ve gone to one of our PURE+SIMPLE spas, or if you’ve been reading this blog, you’ve undoubtedly heard us talk about Ayurveda. But just what is it? Ayurveda
THE FINAL FRONTIER – LOSS OF TONE

THE FINAL FRONTIER – LOSS OF TONE

Loss of Tone / Sagging Skin Keeping skin moist goes a long way in maintaining a dewy and youthful appearance. But if you’re eating well and taking care of
DEEP LINES AND HYPER PIGMENTATION

DEEP LINES AND HYPER PIGMENTATION

The Aging Process: Deep Lines and Hyper Pigmentation “Beauty is only skin deep”, they say. But did you know the real determinant of our appearance is in the dermis (lower)
FINE LINES, REDNESS, PIGMENTATION, ENLARGED PORES

FINE LINES, REDNESS, PIGMENTATION, ENLARGED PORES

The First Signs of Aging: Fine Lines, Redness, Pigmentation, Enlarged Pores It’s common knowledge that poor lifestyle choices and over-exposure to the elements will accelerate the aging of our
THE BATTLEFIELD OF AGING

THE BATTLEFIELD OF AGING

We’ve all heard it before: “anti-aging”; “the war on wrinkles”; “fight the effects of aging”; etc… This is a war that has raged on from the beginning of modern
HAUNTING HALLOWEEN MAKEUP

HAUNTING HALLOWEEN MAKEUP

Halloween can be so much fun for the kiddies, but it can be just as much fun for us “big kids”. Especially if you’re anything like I am! For
HOLISTIC SKINCARE

HOLISTIC SKINCARE

HOLISTIC SKINCARE When most people hear Holistic Skincare they pretty much think “putting stuff on my face that’s good for me”. Well, yes and no. A better understanding would
MIRRORED BEAUTY

MIRRORED BEAUTY

Let’s get real for a second: The beauty most of us dream of is an idealized image created by others. And, for most of us, it’s unattainable without the
Notes on Beauty: Health and Gratitude

Notes on Beauty: Health and Gratitude

Zen master Thích Nhất Hạnh is a true embodiment of mindfulness and balance. His outlook on health and our connection to nature really speak to what we stand for
Beauty Chat with Kriss Grcic, TCM Practitioner

Beauty Chat with Kriss Grcic, TCM Practitioner

This week, we’re so excited to introduce Kriss Grcic, Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner! Kriss is a team member at our Wellness Centre in Yorkville, specializing in Acupuncture services.
Beauty Chat with Iris Zimmer

Beauty Chat with Iris Zimmer

Village Living Magazine is one of our go-to resources for community + lifestyle news. Not only does it feature well-written and interesting stories, it is also committed to delivering
Guest Post: Keeping Algonquin Park Clean + Safe

Guest Post: Keeping Algonquin Park Clean + Safe

By Margot Perlmutter There are many reasons why I feel blessed to have such a rewarding job. Watching children grow physically and mentally, building bonds, conquering fears, achieving milestones
Notes on Beauty: Holistic Vanity

Notes on Beauty: Holistic Vanity

David Suzuki is a well-known Canadian environmental activist, author, and science broadcaster. As a sustainable + environmentally friendly Canadian company, he’s someone we really look up to. We even
From the Source: Clay

From the Source: Clay

All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art. –
Beauty Chat with Kym Klopp, Owner of EcoExistence

Beauty Chat with Kym Klopp, Owner of EcoExistence

Calling all beauty enthusiasts in Guelph! We recently connected with Kym Klopp, owner of EcoExistence, and we’re so excited to be a part of her wonderful community. In fact,
Guest Post: Using Photography as a Mirror

Guest Post: Using Photography as a Mirror

By Catherine Farquharson We are only as beautiful as we feel. When we feel beautiful, we stand taller, our eyes connect and shine, and our energy has a gravitational
Notes on Beauty: Beautiful Self-Love

Notes on Beauty: Beautiful Self-Love

Have you ever been too hard on yourself, beating yourself up for something that was out of your control? We’ve been there. But we’ve also learned over time that
Beauty Chat with Cynthia Kwong, ND MSc

Beauty Chat with Cynthia Kwong, ND MSc

We’re so thrilled to welcome Cynthia Kwong, ND MSc to our blog! Cynthia is an experienced Naturopath with a Doctorate Degree in Naturopathic Medicine and a Master of Science
Save the Date: InSPAration at Pure + simple Waterloo

Save the Date: InSPAration at Pure + simple Waterloo

There’s nothing we love more at Pure + simple than pure + effective beauty products and our community. Getting to combine the two makes us the happiest of all!
Beauty Chat with Melanie Reidl, ND

Beauty Chat with Melanie Reidl, ND

Please welcome Melanie Reidl, ND to our blog! Melanie is a practicing Naturopathic Doctor in Waterloo who truly understands the connection between health and beauty. We sat down with
Beauty Chat with Vegan Chef Doug McNish

Beauty Chat with Vegan Chef Doug McNish

We love our local community of holistic health and beauty enthusiasts and want to spread the love! Doug McNish is an amazing vegan and raw food chef who proves
Summer Skincare Tips For Fresh, Flawless Skin

Summer Skincare Tips For Fresh, Flawless Skin

Summer Skincare Tips for Fresh, Flawless Skin Summer is just around the corner! While we’re all excited for warmer weather and fun in the sun, common skin ailments such
From the Source: Coconut

From the Source: Coconut

He who plants a coconut tree plants food and drink, vessels and clothing, a home for himself and a heritage for his children – South Seas Saying The Coconut
Notes on Beauty: Empowering Thoughts

Notes on Beauty: Empowering Thoughts

We’ve long been fans of Salma Hayek, not just because of her acting skills, but also because of her attitude towards beauty. An advocate for women’s rights all around
Exclusive Event: Meet Graydon Moffat this Saturday May 30

Exclusive Event: Meet Graydon Moffat this Saturday May 30

It’s not every day that we meet such amazing, like-minded community members like Graydon Moffat, founder of the Canadian line Graydon Clinical Luxury By Nature. Graydon’s line of plant-powered
Mineral Makeup: Uncompromising Beauty

Mineral Makeup: Uncompromising Beauty

Over the past few years, mineral makeup has been gaining popularity in the beauty world. Famous for being all-natural and free of chemicals, mineral makeup is our go-to choice
From the Source: Avocado

From the Source: Avocado

I love things that are indescribable, like the taste of an avocado or the smell of a gardenia. – Barbra Streisand The avocado tree is native to Mexico and
Cheers to Total Health with Pure + simple and Revitasize

Cheers to Total Health with Pure + simple and Revitasize

Are you taking your eyes for granted? We often overlook our eyes when we think about health and wellness. Sure, we know that we shouldn’t strain our eyes for
Beauty Chat With Ilana Kadonoff of Sweets From the Earth

Beauty Chat With Ilana Kadonoff of Sweets From the Earth

We love our local community of holistic health and beauty enthusiasts, and want to spread the love! We sat down with Ilana, the President, baker, and creator for Sweets
Celebrate Mother’s Day At Pure + Simple

Celebrate Mother’s Day At Pure + Simple

If you’re like us, your mom is one of the most important women in your life. She works tirelessly, offering us endless guidance and support. And while we try
Guest Post: Beauty Foods By Graydon Moffat

Guest Post: Beauty Foods By Graydon Moffat

By Graydon Moffat Long before I started making skincare I was a chef. I worked in pastry for a few years (super yummy but not healthy) and then after
Notes on Beauty: Celebrating Happy Aging

Notes on Beauty: Celebrating Happy Aging

By The Pure + simple Team We live in a society where anti-aging products are prevalent and cosmetics surgeries are par for the course. But what if, instead of
Notes on Beauty: Celebrating Happy Aging

Notes on Beauty: Celebrating Happy Aging

By The Pure + simple Team We live in a society where anti-aging products are prevalent and cosmetics surgeries are par for the course. But what if, instead of
4 Easy Ways To Go Green With Your Beauty Routine

4 Easy Ways To Go Green With Your Beauty Routine

By The Pure + simple Team Happy Earth Day! We love celebrating Earth Day every year as its mission to foster environmental respect and promote sustainability is incredibly important
Stop Seeing Red: An Interview with Kristen Ma

Stop Seeing Red: An Interview with Kristen Ma

By The Pure + simple Team April is Rosacea Awareness Month! With over 2 million Rosacea sufferers in Canada, this common skin condition is certainly worthy of our attention.
Notes on Beauty: The Balancing Act

Notes on Beauty: The Balancing Act

By The Pure + simple Team At Pure + simple, we are strong believers in living holistically and understanding our unique natural beauty by looking inward. We know that
Skincare Myths Debunked

Skincare Myths Debunked

By The Pure + simple Team Should oily skin avoid oil? Does makeup cause breakouts? These are just some of the questions that we are frequently asked at Pure
Emotional Awareness: Creating Female Empowerment and Success

Emotional Awareness: Creating Female Empowerment and Success

By Jean Eng This past International Women’s Day had me reflecting on a woman’s place in this world and how I, a mother and an owner of a beauty
Product Spotlight: Cellular repair Face Cream

Product Spotlight: Cellular repair Face Cream

By The Pure + simple Team We’ve done it. We’ve made it through the long, long winter on the East Coast. Today is officially the first day of spring
Facial Spotlight: Clear Complexion Facial

Facial Spotlight: Clear Complexion Facial

By The Pure + simple Team It seems like the winter is finally coming to an end in Toronto. This week we’ve been greeted with warmer weather, longer days,
7 Beautifying Foods For Inside and Out

7 Beautifying Foods For Inside and Out

By The Pure + simple Team The winter in Ontario has been a long and cold one, and we at Pure + simple cannot wait till the bright colours
A Month of Love: 8 All-Natural Stress-Relieving Tips

A Month of Love: 8 All-Natural Stress-Relieving Tips

By The Pure + simple Team Have you ever noticed the changes in your skin condition under times of stress? Whether it be a rosacea flare-up, pesky breakouts, or
A Month of Love: Mad For Diy Masks

A Month of Love: Mad For Diy Masks

By The Pure + simple Team You’ve made a beautiful Valentine’s meal for your loved one, now it’s time to cook up a beautifying treat for your skin! We
A Month of Love: Tips For A Gorgeous Valentine’s Day Look

A Month of Love: Tips For A Gorgeous Valentine’s Day Look

By The Pure + simple Team Valentine’s Day is only a few days away and it’s time to spread the love! Whether you’re prepping for a date or a
A Month of Love: Show Your Skin Some Gentle Love

A Month of Love: Show Your Skin Some Gentle Love

By Jean Eng Happy February! In this month of love, don’t forget to show yourself some appreciation, too. While loving ourselves can be difficult for most of us, practicing
Beautiful Body Care

Beautiful Body Care

By Jean Eng Who else feels like they’re in hibernation mode? In Ayurveda, winter is governed by the Kapha dosha. This dosha is associated with slower circulation, which can
The Anti-Aging Superstar Treatment: IPL Photo Facials

The Anti-Aging Superstar Treatment: IPL Photo Facials

By Jean Eng A good facial means fantastic results you can see and feel. That’s why Pure + simple chose IPL Photo Facials to deliver a variety of anti-aging
Making The Switch To Natural Skincare: What to Expect

Making The Switch To Natural Skincare: What to Expect

By Jean Eng Was your New Year’s resolution to go all natural with your skincare routine? You’d be surprised by how many harmful chemicals are lurking in the products
Pure + Simple’s New Year Reflections

Pure + Simple’s New Year Reflections

By Jean Eng 2015 means 15 years in business for Pure + simple. And in those 15 years we have been so busy evolving we have not always taken
Using Salt To Achieve Your Deepest Clean

Using Salt To Achieve Your Deepest Clean

By Jean Eng Every once in a while, our skin demands something that really makes our skin feel shiny and new. Microdermabrasion is more than just a deep clean;
How To Achieve Your Softest, Dewiest Lips

How To Achieve Your Softest, Dewiest Lips

By Jean Eng Don’t let your lips reveal your age! Thinning lips and the appearance of fine lines around the mouth can really drag you down, not to mention
The Secret To Beautiful Eyes

The Secret To Beautiful Eyes

By Jean Eng Now that winter is here, our skin needs a little extra love. The cold air and dryness are the some of the greatest factors that increase
7 Incredible Face Oils For Winter-Worn Skin

7 Incredible Face Oils For Winter-Worn Skin

By Jean Eng In my previous blogs, I talked about the importance of keeping skin hydrated during the colder months with the help of a serum and oil. Using
Jean’s Winter Beauty Secrets: Part Two

Jean’s Winter Beauty Secrets: Part Two

By Jean Eng In my previous blog, I shared my first beauty secret when it comes to maintaining beautiful skin in extreme weather conditions: use a serum. But balancing
Jean’s Winter Beauty Secrets: Part One

Jean’s Winter Beauty Secrets: Part One

By Jean Eng Cold weather brings new challenges to skincare. They affect all skin types ranging from dry, combination, and oily skin and trigger many unwanted skin conditions like
Skin Rejuvenation For All Ages: Part 3

Skin Rejuvenation For All Ages: Part 3

By Jean Eng [This is the final part of a 3-part series. Click here to catch up on part 1 and here to read part 2!] Now that we’ve
Skin Rejuvenation For All Ages: Part 2

Skin Rejuvenation For All Ages: Part 2

By Jean Eng [This is part 2 of a 3-part series. Missed part 1? Click here!] One of my go-to tips for clients who are looking for skin rejuvenation
Skin Rejuvenation For All Ages: Part 1

Skin Rejuvenation For All Ages: Part 1

By Jean Eng As I mentioned in my previous post, the signs of aging are not always indicative of age; instead, external and internal factors can contribute to visibly
“Anti-Aging” In Autumn

“Anti-Aging” In Autumn

by Jean Eng Imagine this: you are looking into your mirror and your greatest fears have come true. How is it that you look older just over night? What
Managing Rosacea In Autumn Part 2: Long-Term Plan

Managing Rosacea In Autumn Part 2: Long-Term Plan

By Jean Eng When it comes to managing rosacea, getting to the root of the cause is critical if you want to avoid unexpected stress. While the skincare and
Managing Rosacea In Autumn Part 1: Short-Term Plan

Managing Rosacea In Autumn Part 1: Short-Term Plan

By Jean Eng Rosacea is a common chronic skin condition that affects millions of people yearly. It is characterized by an easily-aggravated complexion that often flares up to reveal
The Autumn Of Our Lives: 4 Grounding, Anti-Aging TIps For Fall

The Autumn Of Our Lives: 4 Grounding, Anti-Aging TIps For Fall

By Jean Eng Dry skin and absentmindedness are a part of middle age because they are both results of the same energy. This energy is commonly referred to as
Autumn Essentials: Switching Up Your Routine For Fall

Autumn Essentials: Switching Up Your Routine For Fall

By Jean Eng Autumn is about change and transformation. As we say goodbye to summer’s Pitta heat, we welcome in Vata’s airy energy and its effects on our physical
Marching Towards Change: Supporting The People’s Climate March

Marching Towards Change: Supporting The People’s Climate March

By Jean Eng On September 21st, 2014, over 1000 organizations from community groups and non-profit organizations to businesses are uniting under the banner of the People’s Climate March (PCM) for
Skin Forgiveness: A Guide To Post-Summer Damage Care

Skin Forgiveness: A Guide To Post-Summer Damage Care

By Jean Eng It is now mid-August and the heat and humidity of summer is beginning to fade. You may start noticing the result of your over-exposure to the
Summer in the City: Ingredients To Calm Summer Skin

Summer in the City: Ingredients To Calm Summer Skin

By Jean Eng Summer can bring skin problems for people with Pitta imbalances. A Pitta imbalance can be caused by hot, humid weather, stressful lifestyles, and a diet over-abundant in
Award Winning Canadian and Pure + Simple Beauty

Award Winning Canadian and Pure + Simple Beauty

Alanna Mitchell: Pure + simple Beauty Alanna is an award winning author and journalist, a media personality and a Pure + simple beauty! Her two best-selling books, Dancing at
Summer in the City: Ingredients To Calm Summer Skin

Summer in the City: Ingredients To Calm Summer Skin

By Jean Eng Summer can bring skin problems for people with Pitta imbalances. A Pitta imbalance can be caused by hot, humid weather, stressful lifestyles, and a diet over-abundant in 

Award Winning Canadian and Pure + Simple Beauty

Award Winning Canadian and Pure + Simple Beauty

Alanna Mitchell: Pure + simple Beauty Alanna is an award winning author and journalist, a media personality and a Pure + simple beauty! Her two best-selling books, Dancing at
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