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Meera Estrada highlights the best products to try this summer, all from homegrown businesses. Featuring LASPA Intensive Glycolic Peel
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Nneka Elliott · CBC Life · Posted: May 23, 2019
This Canadian-made, natural, mineral sunscreen stick is ideal; it’s compact, provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection, and has a tint subtle enough to work with many skin tones. It’s sweat/water resistant up to 80 minutes, and you’ll feel good knowing it’s cruelty-free and is reef safe.
Last year, Hawaii became the first (and only) U.S. state to ban the sale of sunscreen that contains coral-harming chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate. The law officially goes into effect in 2021, at which point the sale of sunscreens that are formulated with the two ingredients will be prohibited.
Below are 14 coral reef-friendly sunscreens to pack on your next vacation, to keep your skin and the oceans safe and healthy.
We can’t get enough of LASPA’s mineral sunscreens because they are natural and use zinc oxide, which protects your skin from harsh UVA and UVB rays, instead of toxic chemicals. It’s also fragrance-free, water, and sweat resistant, too. But what really makes this Toronto-based company’s sunscreen a game changer is its both lightweight, translucent, and it applies easily onto your skin, leaving behind no white residue or greasy feel.
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Like all skin types, oily skin comes with its own distinct set of needs and quirks that can sometimes be frustrating—especially once humid, sweaty summer days set in. But if oily skin is getting you down, remember that this is a skin type that has many benefits, too: Skin needs oil to be healthy, and people with skin that falls on the oilier side tend to have fewer fine lines and a thicker skin. But there can also be too much of a good thing. Like most things in life, the key to caring for your skin is to find a balance, and this is something that can be achieved through using the right products for your skin and developing good skincare habits. Following a regime that includes cleansing (especially before bed!), hydrating (yes, oily skin still needs moisturizer) and protecting will help your oily skin to find its happy place.
Best Sunscreens for Oily Skin
Forget the greasy sunscreen of your youth. If you’ve ever been averse to applying SPF to your face because of the potential slick factor, today’s formulas are worlds away. Whatever your preference—liquid or solid, mineral or chemical—there’s a sunscreen that won’t add grease as it shields from harmful rays. Be sure to find one with broad spectrum coverage, which means it protects from both UVA and UVB rays.
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Regardless if you’re more of a makeup-free kind of gal or you never leave home without a full-face of makeup, one thing every woman can agree on is always remembering to apply sunscreen. However, most sunscreens are pumped with chemicals, which are major irritants for the skin. Add into the mix the potential endocrine disruptors, like fragrances and synthetics, and other toxins in standard formulas and you’ll realize how unsafe chemical-filled sunscreens actually are. Natural sunblocks filled with minerals, however, calm the skin as opposed to irritating it, and last until you wash or sweat it off.
Product we recommend: LASPA Sunscreen
This Canadian brand has a killer lineup of sunscreens that are both light and translucent and made with 100% all-natural, plant-based ingredients, minerals and essential oils. LASPA’s weightless formulas smooth easily onto skin, leaving behind no whiteness or greasy feel. The best part? This hydrating sunscreen will leave you with a smooth, matte finish.
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Looking to deep-clean your self-care routine? We’ve rounded up the best eco finds – just in time for Earth Day By Carlene Higgins
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Running outside may be the only way to feel warmer today. Lifestyle expert, Nneka Elliott shows off the hottest running gear and accessories.
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LASPA Moisturizing Mineral Sunscreen For Sensitive Skin – Face & Neck
Every bride needs a good sunscreen that she uses on an everyday basis. Our green pick is the LASPA Moisturizing Mineral Sunscreen, which is fragrance free and contains organic ingredients in its mineral-based products. Hypoallergenic and sweat-resistant, this sunscreen is a must for anyone getting married during the summer months, especially if it’s in an outdoor ceremony.
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BC Living Online Magazine – Here’s how to prepare your hair, skin and body for spring break and beyond
The best sun protection is something that feels comfortable, is easy to apply and doesn’t irritate. Canadian brand LaSpa has just launched Ultra Sun Protection Stick ($18), an all-natural SPF50 sunscreen that comes in stick form, so it’s mess-free and easy for on-the-go touch-ups, especially on areas like the nose, where you get more sun exposure.
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LASPA Press Release January 2019
Beautiful Skin Results are Achievable with Natural, Mineral Sun Protection from LASPA
Toronto, Canada February 1, 2019…Canadian-made and Health Canada approved, LASPA natural mineral sunscreens are a healthy alternative to traditional chemical-based sunscreens. LASPA offers LASPA SPF30 Moisturizing Mineral Sunscreen for Face and Sensitive Areas and for the body with LASPA SPF20 Daily Sun Protection Mineral Sunscreen Lotion.
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Hello! Canada | June 2018
QUOI DE NEUF sous le soleil?
Elle Quebec | June 2018
Huffington Post | By Charlotte Singmin | May 14, 2018
Free of harsh chemicals and heavy perfumes, natural sunscreens provide vital protection from the sun while nourishing our skin with plant-based ingredients. From tinted sunscreens, to primers that protect, to all-over daily sun barriers, we’ve got you covered (pun intended) with this compilation of our favourites. (And if you’re going out in the sun, don’t forget to cover up with a hat.) Read Full Article
Pop of Colour | May 14, 2018
LASPA’s products are made only from plant-based ingredients, minerals and essential oils, without artificial fragrances, colours, or parabens, and are also gluten free, nut free, fragrance free, and hypoallergenic. Read Full Article
BY CHARLOTTE HERROLD | Today’s Parent | APR 16, 2018
It’s time to make the switch to a mineral sunscreen. These new formulas blend in well, offer broad-spectrum protection and won’t cause irritation. Bring on the sun! Read Full Article
29 Secrets by Ainsley Smith | April 24, 2018
This Canadian brand has a killer lineup of sunscreens that are both light and translucent and made with 100 per cent all-natural, plant-based ingredients, minerals and essential oils. LASPA’s weightless formulas smooth easily onto skin, leaving behind no whiteness or greasy feel. The best part? This hydrating sunscreen will leave you with a smooth, matte finish. 29Secrets Read Full Article
The Kit by Katherine Lalancette | April 16, 2018
The story of LASPA comes down to motherly love. It all began when Susan Mey couldn’t find a sunscreen that worked for her daughter Alison. “She suffers from allergies and skin sensitivities, so it was extremely difficult finding an effective sunscreen that wouldn’t cause a reaction and was also cosmetically pleasing,” Mey explains. She decided to take matters into her own hands and through good old trial and error, developed a natural formula that’s not only hypoallergenic but also enjoyable to use. The key is high-quality zinc. “Many mineral sunscreens are white and pasty and not very popular with women for this reason. We use a zinc that’s very fine and spreads evenly on skin.” Her products have become a hit with green beauty lovers as well as with her daughter Alison, of course. “She’s still a product screener and our model as well!” Read Full Article
Blush | Canada’s west coast ecoluxury lifestyle magazine | March 23, 2018
Sun Screen is the one part of skin care that can’t be skipped, and we are loving LASPA’s Daily Sun Protection Mineral Sunscreen SPF 20. Light and translucent, this zinc-based sunscreen lotion is perfect for protecting and moisturizing your face and body. LASPA uses zinc oxide, a natural mineral sun block that sits on your skin and stops both UVA and UVB rays from penetrating your skin. Many zinc based sunscreens are thick and gritty, but LASPA’s has worked magic, creating a light and translucent formula. Read Full Article
SpaInc.ca | 2018
SPF 20 Daily Sun Protection Mineral Sunscreen Lotion
LASPA’s new SPF 20 Daily Sun Protection Mineral Sunscreen Lotion is meant to be a complementary product to the brand’s SPF 30 Moisturizing Mineral Sunscreen for face and neck. The product is derived from 100 per cent natural ingredients and is ideal for sensitive skin types. LASPA natural sun care products are clinically tested, protect against UVA and UVB broad spectrum rays, are biodegradable, sweat and water resistant, and are free of chemicals, fragrances, parabens, gluten and nuts. Read Full Article
Her Métier | March 18, 2018
INCREASE SPF USAGE
With sun-filled afternoons on the agenda, protecting your skin from UVA/UVB rays is imperative. While sunscreen is important all year, spring brings more exposure so a good SPF is a must. We’re loving LASPA’s SPF 20 daily mineral sunscreen, as it’s light and translucent while still proving enough coverage.Read Full Article
Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Mar/Apr 2018
LASPA offers derived sunscreen products 100% natural ingredients, clinically tested and elegantly presented, which marvellously combines beauty and efficiency. In addition to its existing products, LASPA launches a lotion mineral face and body SPF 20. Used under makeup or on the whole body as part of the daily care ritual, this lotion moisturizes the skin with organic coconut oil while that vitamin E acts against the harmful effects of the sun’s rays on the skin and its aging. Read Full Article
LASPA SPF30 was featured in Hello! Canada’s Feb.19 edition, Travel Swept Away Destinations story, page 2.
October 14, 2020 – LES NOUVELLES ESTHETIQUES CANADA team was delighted to announce the winners of the 2020 INNOVATION AWARD from the beauty and cosmetics industry for professionals working in the field of
aesthetics and non-invasive medical-aesthetics. LES NOUVELLES ESTHETIQUES CANADA Magazine honoured and celebrated rising stars and innovations that stand out on LNE CANADA’s social networks.
Mineral sunscreens, which use a physical barrier to protect your skin against the sun as opposed to a chemical one, used to leave a pasty white film on your face (think 1980s ski instructor with his nose covered in zinc). But modern mineral sunscreens have cracked the code, and the good ones go on as invisibly as their chemical cousins and are considered more natural, too. Laspa has just launched this hypoallergenic throw-in-your beach bag stick made with zinc, titanium dioxide and 95.5% certified organic ingredients.
What if we told you that you no longer had to go to the spa and shell out the big bucks to enjoy your anti-aging treatments? Well, thanks to LASPA, you can now enjoy the benefits of a glycolic peel right from the comfort of your own home. Made with natural and organic ingredients, this peel improves skin appearance by accelerating skin turnover, improves moisture retention, and even outs skin tone for a brighter and more youthful complexion.
A beauty editor, runner, and avid sunscreen advocate tests 20 kinds and shares her faves
Julia McEwen · CBC Life · Posted: Jul 17, 2019
When it comes to beauty products, nothing trumps the skin-saving powers of a good broad-spectrum sunscreen, which protects the skin from both UVA and UVB rays. It’s certainly not the flashiest segment of your skincare routine, but it’s a high performer, delaying the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots and other signs of aging while also preventing you from developing skin cancer. With all the good it does, it should be a no brainer to wear the stuff. Except a lot of us don’t.
Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa magazine’s May/June issue – featuring LASPA SPF50 Ultra Sun Protection Stick
Canadian brand LASPA, derived from 100% natural ingredients, is a must-have collection of sun protection products that can be used on every skin type (even sensitive skin!).
This line of sun care products are clinically tested and hypoallergenic. Made up of plant-based ingredients, they are also chemical, fragrance, and paraben free and free of gluten and nuts.
April 8, 2019… No matter the mom type, we’ve got you covered.
Moms are the best. They just are. No matter your age, 8 to 38 (and beyond!), many of us still have good ole mom on speed-dial whenever we want to share good (or horrible) news, need advice (or to be humbled), or to share the type of stuff you’d tell almost nobody else (or, alternatively, to remind her to stay out of your business!) No matter how complex your relationship is with your mama/mom/mommy/ma/whatever, should you be looking to honor her with more than just a card, here’s some A+ ideas that might fit the bill for the best Mother’s Day Gifts of 2019. And if none of these work out — impossible! — you can always ask Mother Dearest to recount your birth story. (Kidding — or are we?) Happy Mother’s Day, moms! From your progeny everywhere: we love you!
LASPA SPF50 Ultra Sun Protection Stick
The most important ingredient to any travel skincare routine is sunscreen every. single day. This SPF50 stick is pocket-sized (carry it with you, for reapplication throughout the day!) plus includes 95.7% certiﬁed organic ingredients and Vitamin D and E for protecting and repairing the skin.
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Toronto, Canada March 7, 2019… Feeling like the walking dead? Well you’re likely looking like you could play the part — extreme freezing temperatures have done your skin in, sucking up all the moisture and shrivelling it up!
Winter-parched skin can’t catch a break — it’s been unusually cold and things aren’t going to really warm up for awhile. But there’s still time to stop the damage and go with some glow.
Light and translucent, LASPA Daily Sun Protection Mineral Sunscreen SPF 20 is an all natural Zinc-based sunscreen lotion perfect for protecting and moisturizing your face and body
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Dress to Kill Magazine , November 30, 2018 By Daisy Mellar
In recent years’ animal testing for cosmetics has markedly reduced, with many companies now pledging to be cruelty-free. However, this horrific practice still occurs and it is our duty as consumers to support and protect our furry friends, putting a stop to animal testing once and for all. Check out these eight amazing and completely cruelty-free brands, and give your skin an extra bit of love this winter.
Using 100% plant-based ingredients, minerals, and essential oils, LASPA’s objective is to naturally nourish the skin while keeping it protected from the harmful rays of the sun.
Featured: LASPA Daily Sun Protection Mineral Sunscreen SPF 20
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Published on May 26, 2018 By LINDSEYG
If you aren’t regularly using sunscreen already give yourself a big slap on the wrist! Sun protection is one of the most important things we can do to prevent premature aging or worse, skin cancer.
I’ve often heard that people avoid sunscreen because they feel like adding those chemicals onto their skin is worse than getting a sunburn －but if you’re using the right sunscreen you shouldn’t have that worry. That’s where the LASPA Natural sunscreen comes in! Read Full Article
Published on Jun 5, 2018
The Ultimate Summer Issue is packed with 90 pages of the season’s hottest new launches and award-winning products. Canadian shining stars and an in-depth guide to men’s makeup and warm-weather sales tips round out the edition. Read Full Article
Written by Elevate Magazine Published: 23 April 2018
Canadian brand, LASPA has launched a natural source mineral sun care protection, perfect for the upcoming summer season. Derived from 100% natural ingredients, this collection of sun protection products can be used on every skin type and is ideal for those with sensitive skin. Read Full Article
Curly Spring Blossom Blog | May 16, 2018
I’m so excited to write about LaSPA sunscreens for two reasons: first, these products are Made in Canada and second, they are totally EXTRAORDINARY! Read Full Article
LASPA SPF20 was featured in June issue of Style at Home Magaine
LASPA SPF20 was featured in Chatelaine’s May/June edition, Green Secrets story, page 22.
LASPA SPF30 was featured in May/June issue of Best Health, Best Beauty – Editor’s Faves story, page 76.
Toronto Star The Kit by Katherine Lalancette | April 16, 2018
The story of LASPA started with motherly love. It all began when Susan Mey couldn’t find a sunscreen that worked for her daughter Alison. “She suffers from allergies and skin sensitivities, so it was extremely difficult finding an effective sunscreen that wouldn’t cause a reaction and was also cosmetically pleasing,” Mey explains. She decided to take matters into her own hands and through good old trial and error, developed a natural formula that’s not only hypoallergenic but also enjoyable to use. The key is high-quality zinc. “Many mineral sunscreens are white and pasty and not very popular with women for this reason. We use a zinc that’s very fine and spreads evenly on skin.” Her products have become a hit with green beauty lovers as well as with her daughter Alison, of course. “She’s still a product screener and our model as well!” Read Full Article
The Social | April 9, 2018
LASPA: Daily Sun Protection Mineral Sunscreen SPF 20
WHY WE LOVE IT: This product is sweat and water-resistant; water will actually bead up on the skin. It’s 14% percent zinc oxide which is an incredibly effective natural sun protectant. It’s fragrance free, gluten free, hypoallergenic and biodegradable. Read Full Article
Elisabeth Hayes Blog Review | March 29, 2018
LASPA NATURALS DAILY SUN PROTECTION MINERAL SUNSCREEN SPF20
Last but not least, SPF has been on my radar more now than it was in the winter. I’m starting to be better about protecting my skin from the sun which is where this SPF comes in! The all-natural zinc based formula works on face and body. It is light and translucent which is important to me and it’s also fragrance/chemical free so it doesn’t break me out! It feels thin on, which I love and it’s water/sweat resistant for 80 minutes which will be ideal come summertime! Read Full Article
Caitlin Agnew | Globe and Mail | March 6, 2018
Fun in the sun is a key component of any March break getaway down south, but if you’re as fair as I am, you likely have a horror story of getting too many rays on holiday. My worst burn happened in Jamaica when I decided to lie in the scorching tropical sun for 15 minutes before applying sunscreen to “get some colour.” The lobster-red shade I became was certainly not what I had in mind. Read Full Article
We made CBC’s Hit List! February’s beauty hit list has landed and we’re in love
Michelle Bilodeau · CBC Life · February 6
All-natural skincare, and SPF in particular, is gaining some much-needed traction in the beauty industry thanks to new innovations. LASPA’s latest is a mineral, broad spectrum sunscreen that leaves a silky, not greasy, skin finish. This natural, zinc-based lotion will also hydrate skin while it protects.
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LASPA SPF 30 Moisturizing Mineral Sunscreen: This sunscreen ticks all of my boxes. It’s natural and uses zinc oxide (which protects against UVA and UVB rays) instead of chemicals, fragrance-free, water and sweat resistant, and it comes in a TSA-approved size so you can stash it in your carry-on. My fave part though is that it’s a light formula that doesn’t leave an ashy cast on my darker skin tone like most other mineral sunscreens do (also at select spas and salons). Applied in the morning before breakfast, it also doubled as my day moisturizer.
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