Clean Skin Care
While many companies now offer clean or natural ingredients (and zero animal testing) they can't always say the same about their packaging, which often contains the very chemicals - including phthalates - their products are supposed to be ‘free-from’.
"Phthalates are added to a dizzying array of plastics, to make them flexible [and] durable. They easily escape from these products as vapors or particles, and are found in the urine of nearly every American, as well as in blood, sweat, breast milk, semen and ovarian fluids."
-The NewYork Times April 17th, 2020.
Now imagine that every time you put lotion on your skin - even it's full of 'good ingredients' - you're also slathering phthalates onto your body. It makes no sense, right?
"Called Endocrine disrupters, these chemicals are linked with developmental, reproductive, brain, immune, and other problems.”
- the National institute of environmental health sciences.
Women are at greater risk...
The evidence is mounting that the products we use - everyday - to look and feel beautiful, are also increasing our exposure to the harmful effects of microplastics.
"Cosmetics, nail polish, shampoo, body wash, lotions and powders often contain phthalates, and use of these products may explain why women have higher phthalate levels in their bodies than men."
-The NewYork Times.
AND SO IS OUR PLANET
And let's not forget the laundry list of environmental - and animal protection - issues due to plastic pollution. So for all these reasons we can confidently say plastic packaging makes no sense.
Now, I know what you're thinking.... I'll just use glass, but while glass can eliminate toxins, it makes no sense for single packaging and the reason? Climate change.
"While glass is unlikely to leach toxins, it's "heavier to transport, which can mean higher carbon emissions".
-- The Globe & Mail, April 23, 2022
THERE IS HOPE FOR OUR FUTURE
AND IT STARTS WITH INGREDIENTS
health food for your face
"This is great moisturizer. Very effective but light, not greasy. Doesn’t anger my sensitive skin. Full of good ingredients - feels like health food for your face. And a little goes a long way! I’m definitely not “settling” for plastic-free, this is better than my previous go-to mainstream fancy brand."
“If you reduce your exposure [to micro plastics] you can wash out these chemicals from your body within a matter of days"
- Dr. Kim Harvey, associate director at the center for environmental research and children’s health at the University of California, Berkeley
It starts with ingredients
and it starts with ingredients
The ones you know & trust
We use clinical doses of proven ingredients, like hyaluronic acid (moisture retention) vitamin C (restore your skin) and squalene (reduces fine lines & softens skin). No Phthalates, no parabans, inside OR outside of our packaging.
THE NEXT GENERATION
We partnered with a research facility in Southern Ontario that has developed a next generation moisturizer, using Euglena gracilis (a single cell algae they grow right in their facility) that produces a highly pure (>95%) and crystalline form of ß-1,3-glucan, otherwise known as beta-glucan, a moisturizng agent that can hold up to 20% more moisture than hyaluronic acid.
The ingredients no one talks about
Remeber all that stuff about the chemicals that are commonly found in skin care packaging, and how those chemicals can leach into the lotions and your body? We've spent the last 7 years developing packaging made with Manitoban hemp, Ontario grown algae (the same algae that's in our skin care products) American beeswax and other natural oils, tree resins & waxes. (KEEP SCROLLING FOR DETAILS)
PACKAGING SO NATURAL,
WE CALLED IT A CHRYSALIS
Have you ever seen a Chrysalis? Beyond its natural beauty, something magical happens inside. A transformation, or metamorphosis, from caterpillar to Monarch butterfly.
The science and beauty of this natural process inspired our own Chrysalis beautypods™, where packaging and ingredients work together to transform and elevate the natural beauty of your skin and our planet. It's free from toxins, lighter than glass and 100% backyard compostable.
Made with hemp, algae, natural waxes, tree resins and oils such as jojoba, our patented packaging is as natural as the ingredients inside, which means it can go on your skin and back to the earth without the fear of harmful chemicals and endless plastic waste.
Our formulations combine clinical doses of known and trusted ingredients (like hyaluronic acid, vitamin C & squalane) along with a next generation moisturizer found in a single celled algae that is grown in Ontario and produces a highly pure form of beta-glucan.
"beta-glucans can lock in 20% more moisture than hyaluronic acid." -Noblegen
- Hyaluronic Acid "1 gram of hyaluronic acid can hold onto 6 litres of water – that’s 6000%! Hyaluronic acid is a glycosaminoglycan, a class of chemicals that can hold onto water very efficiently, due to its very polar nature. Hyaluronic acid keeps skin firm and plump this way." -Dr. Michelle Wong, chemistry PhD, cosmetic chemist and science educator, creator of Lab Muffin.
- Algae grown, Beta Glucan "Beta-glucans act as a humectant in the skin, and as such lock hydration in and prevent moisture loss. Interestingly, like retinol and hyaluronic acid which are two of the cosmetic industry’s most impactful products due to their high-water capacity - beta-glucans can do the same job - if not better. In fact, studies suggest that beta-glucans can lock in 20% more moisture than hyaluronic acid, and thus, beta-glucan can plump up the skin and make the skin feel even more supple." -Noblegen
- Vitamin C "The most exciting effect that L-ascorbic acid has had in studies is that it can increase collagen in the skin. Excess pigment is the other big skin concern that vitamin C can help with, for example with sunspots, or post acne mark, or melasma. Vitamin C can also protect skin from the sun. It doesn’t stop UV like sunscreen, but it does act as an antioxidant that mops up the damage UV does inside your skin." -Dr. Michelle Wong, chemistry PhD, cosmetic chemist and science educator, creator of Lab Muffin.
- Squalane "So, when applied topically, squalane has tremendous benefits. Boosting hydration can help your skin appear more vibrant and healthier. The antioxidants in these oils and creams also fight skin damage and free radicals, which can both accelerate the aging process. According to research , squalane is also a detoxifier." -Healthline
- Animal Testing
- Phthalates, Parabens, Fragrance
- PLASTIC OF ANY KIND!
Canadian regulations are among the toughest on the planet, so we developed and make our skin care products here in Toronto, using clinically proven ingredients.
Chrysalis Beautypods are backyard compostable and are free from any harsh chemicals that could impact you or The Earth.
Our products are never tested on animals.
How CAN I BE SURE THIS IS CLEAN & SAFE?
In an unregulated industry, how can you trust the claims?
"Almost every chemical you can imagine has been regulated [in the US], except for the chemicals we use in every day personal care products." -HBO docu-series 'not so pretty'
Toxic Ingredients are not uncommon in everyday skincare products
From toxins such as phthalates, formaldehyde, parabens, triclosan and mercury, to counterfeit cosmetics containing lead, we are just beginning to understand what actually goes into our skin care products. (Check out these great documentaries for more info - Broken, Toxic Beauty, Not so Pretty).
Canadian Regulations VS EU & USA
"The Canadian government regularly updates a Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist that includes hundreds of chemicals and contaminants prohibited and restricted from use in cosmetics such as formaldehyde, triclosan, selenium, nitrosamines and 1,4-dioxane — all of which are allowed in U.S. products." (- safecosmetics.org,)
Existing Customer Reviews
Health food for your face
This is great moisturizer. Very effective but light, not greasy. Doesn’t anger my sensitive skin. Full of good ingredients - feels like health food for your face. And a little goes a long way! Just a scant fingertip-worth is enough, at least in the midwest summer, I could see needing a little more in winter. I’m definitely not “settling” for plastic-free, this is better than my previous go-to mainstream fancy brand.
I love it!
It is light and easy to apply and the scent is pleasing but subtle. It doesn't make my skin feel hot. I don't know if it is making me look ten years younger, but I shall continue using it anyway!
What I was looking for
I just wanted a nice, eco-friendly moisturizer to deal with New England winter and summer. Now I have it, with a clean conscience and no plastic. Very satisfied. And it works better than the stuff I had before.
Feels so good
This cream is just perfect for me. I have mature skin. When I apply the cream it feels good. It absorbs quickly. My skin feels soft and moisturized until the next wash. Not greasy at all.
Light and Powerful!
I was skeptical as I have very sensitive aging skin. At 51 my skin needs some care. After switching to the Etee facial bar I thought I'd go ahead and give the face cream a try. SO glad I did! Lightweight but deep moisturizing without residue and I'm not putting more plastic out into the world. My skincare routine is set now. Though I'd love to see a face scrub at some point :)
It is quite lovely.
used this right away when it arrived. It is light, feels good on my face and I am going to use it until it is gone and then buy some more. It is quite lovely.
A Solid Moisturizer
I like this moisturizer. A little goes a long way, and it doesn’t have a scent. Although it contains hyaluronic acid it’s still very mild.
I really like this moisturizer so far. It's very light and makes my skin feel so soft. Also, I noticed w other moisturizers that I've used that they tend to be very irritating if I get close to my eyes. With this moisturizer that hasn't happened! I would definitely recommend it!
I like this product. It hydrates well, is not overly greasy and does not clog my pores. A little goes a long way so one jar will last many months. I would recommend it and plan to purchase again in the future.
This face cream feels very nice on my skin. So far, I love it!
A little goes along way!
Smells awesome light but creamy on my skin . I will alternate using it between They're really dry seasons and humid summer seasons.
I like it!
Not greasy, and easy to apply makeup over. And I have skin that is very particular. Think you can come up with an eye cream now? Lol
Works great with acne prone skin
I have acne prone skin and this has worked great so far as a night moisturizer. No breakouts, not oily or greasy, but moisturizes well.
I’m very pleased with ette's Face Moisturizer. It goes on smoothly and is quickly and completely absorbed. It doesn’t feel at all greasy and doesn’t clog my pores. I love that the container is glass and I can get every last bit of the lotion out of it. I will definitely order more!
I really like this moisturizer. It's lightweight and a little goes a long way. It smells nice, and my skin looks great after I apply it. I have combination skin and am prone to blemishes, and so far this moisturizer has been great. Thanks, etee, for a quality moisturizer in plastic-free packaging!
It's a cool drink for my face!
The moisturizer glides on, absorbs quickly, and has no smell that I can discern. My face loves it.
A little goes a long way
In the winter months my face gets dried out, but a little dab of this face moisturizer goes a long way to smoothing the cracks and wrinkles on my cheeks and forehead. Great product!
I have complicated skin - easily irritated, oily in parts but gets crazy dry in other parts. Its hard to find a moisturizer that doesn't clog my pores but actually amkes me skin feel hydrated and not burn when I put it on. This moisturizer does that! It is light, goes on easily, and makes my skin feel supple. Good job, etee!
Simple, easy and no plastic
This is a very simple moisturizer with a minimum of chemicals (I can always trust etee to be careful about that. It smooths in quickly and easily, and no greasy like what I was using before.
NOTE: All reviews are from our V1 facial moisturizer (launched in March of 2022) and packaged in glass jars. The Kickstarter will support the launch of our full line of facial skin care products, including our original facial moisturizer with added BGI (enhanced moisture retention) serums, cleansers & eye creams all packaged in our patented Chrysalis beautypods (made by us in Toronto).
Our 90 Day GUARANTEE
if You're not happy, we're not happy
Have you ever made an online purchase, only to discover it's not what you had expected? So have we, and that's why we stand behind our products with our our 90 day, money back, guarantee.
We've been in business for over 5 years and have had the pleasure of serving more than 300,000 customers. And we got here by putting our customers needs first.
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