score perfect skin this season
Clean Start™ is keeping your skin looking fresh all season long with All Over Clear. This multi-functional product controls oil and keeps your skin calm and refreshed. It’s easy to carry in your bag so you can spritz after gym or in between any other class! Check out the latest issue of Lou Lou Magazine which features All Over Clear.
Categories: Skin Care
Planning to jet-set to a 5-star tropical heaven with your besties this summer? Is your agenda booked solid with chilling by the pool, sipping lemonade and beach volleyball… followed by more chilling by the pool?
Sounds good to us! – It’s your time to relax and enjoy being young and limitless!
No matter what vacation you have planned for this year, it’s a given your skin will act differently as you step outside of your normal environmental surroundings and pre-emptive planning will ensure your trip is that much more enjoyable!
When you’re flying high, stay hydrated!
If you’re taking a plane to your destination of choice, expect zero humidity, recycled air, chemicals galore and fluctuating temperatures. You may be too excited to realize the unnatural pressurized environment of the plane is sucking moisture right out of skin, leaving you dehydrated with cracked lips and hands that are super dry. The lack of moving space also means fluid retention in the ankles, stiff joints and puffy eyes and hands.
The plane might be sucking moisture out of your skin, but staying hydrated is easy! Spritz All Over Clear for a little in-flight oasis that hydrates, refreshes and revives. (Careful not to mist your neighbor…)
Use a moisturizer with SPF!
Apply before you lift-off and keep on hand to reapply when you are feeling dry or flaky. If you have oily skin, opt for Welcome Matte SPF15 and to keep normal skin glowing and hydrated, use Brighten Up SPF15! Not only will your skin stay moisturized, you will have the added SPF protection needed to keep you covered while on the beach, hiking and beyond.
Don’t forget a little water goes along way. Lucky for you, this month when you purchase two Clean Start products you receive a Clean Start Water Bottle FREE – so you can
Now your only major dilemma will be which pair of over-sized sunnies you will wear to the beach!
Categories: Skin Care
get great skin – Clean Start Starter Kit review
Have you tried everything under the sun to get great skin? Guest blogger for DaintyGirl.ca, Rebecca Sansom, tried out the Clean Start Starter Kit and discovered the road to hydration!
Check out what she thought of each individual product here:
Categories: news, Skin Care
learn to take care of your skin now
This month Clean Start was on the scene at Madonna Catholic High school sharing skin health tips and how to be sun savvy this summer!
The skin health lesson was high in energy as Clean Start Skin Coach Leala gave some key tips and information on why & how to take care of your skin correctly! Here are three top tips:
Why you ask? Skin must be properly cleansed for two reasons:
1) it rids skin of dirt, oils, and pollution that make skin look dull
2) it helps prep skin, making it more receptive to treatment and moisturizer benefits
Try Wash off – a foaming wash that clears up dead skin cells and extra oils to clean deep, banishing breakouts!
smooth, improve & enhance by exfoliation
On top off smoothing, improving skin tone, and enhancing skin’s receptiveness of oil-controlling ingredients, exfoliation helps rid oily skin of dulling and pore-blocking skin cells to help keep skin clear. It can be especially helpful to those with oily skin!
Try Ready, Set, Scrub – It’s a masque, it’s a scrub, it’s a breakout-fighting, pore-refining duo that delivers smoother, clearer, and fresher skin.
Statistics show that one in six individuals will develop skin cancer, and 90% of these cancers are the direct result of UV light radiation from the sun. A severe sunburn before the age of 18 exponentially increases your skin cancer risk. Make sure you are protecting your skin with SPF daylight protection every day! Any time there is daylight there are UV rays, even on cloudy days!
Try Welcome Matte SPF15 an extraordinary, lightweight lotion that won’t clog pores, helps keep skin clear and shine-free, and protects from skin-aging UV rays!
Categories: Events, Skin Care
the savvy girl’s guide to prepping for prom
From skin care to fitness, follow our tips for getting prom-ready in a flash!
Get fresher, brighter skin
•Start an exfoliation regimen to remove dead skin cells. You’ll stimulate newer, fresher cells to the surface, and make-up will go on smoother on prom day. We recommend Ready, Set, Scrub! 3-5 times a week for your freshest face ever.
•The proper amount of moisture will balance skin, keeping breakouts away while eliminating any dry patches. If your skin is more oily, we recommend Welcome Matte SPF15 for moisture that keeps shine away. For an illuminating boost, try Brighten Up SPF15 for hydration and a touch of shine in one!
Exercise should be a part of your lifestyle — but if it isn’t, there’s still time to ease into a routine that gets that heart rate up 3 to 4 times a week!
•Take a brisk walk outside with a friend for at least 30 minutes, or try an easy, light-paced jog once or twice a week.
•Mix in some free weights: use a weight amount that stimulates a slight burning sensation in the muscle after 8 to 12 reps so you know it’s working.
•Change it up! Work your arms one day, legs the next, and abs another day to help tired muscles recover without taking a day off.
Yes, it’s true: an improper diet can affect everything from how you feel to how your dress fits! But not eating isn’t an option, either. Find some balance with healthy snacks that keep you satisfied.
Take 5 minutes before going to bed (or in the morning before heading out) to put together some healthy snacks that will keep you going throughout the day.
•Raw almonds, walnuts, and sunflower seeds are all around good snacks that fill you up — and are great for skin!
•Apples are high in fiber and perfectly portable for a quick snack between classes.
•When hunger pangs hit, but a vending machine is your only option, select a small bag of pretzels. They can satisfy your crunch craving while filling your belly (without filling you out).
america’s next top model live Canada
A sea of beautiful people united this past weekend at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre at the event of the season – America’s Next Top Model Live Canada!
In the sad case that you missed this awesome event, you’re in luck! Clean Start was on the scene and we’ve got all the deets on what made this event totally fabulous! Our pink t-shirt clad Clean Start crew was there in full force making sure everyone was Paparazzi prepped for their moment of fame in front of the cameras in the spotlight!
Our booth was fully equipped with all the essential skin health tools, retail products and samples, water bottles (8 glasses of water a day = hydrated skin!) and most importantly, knowledge! We had our team of professional skin therapists talking skin health and giving all the best advice on how to take care of your skin. From keeping clean by cleansing, toning for hydration, to taking care of issues – like zit zapping and protecting with SPF moisturizing for daylight defense!
Our rad Clean Start Skin Coach Leala gave an amazing presentation on-stage informing everyone of tips and tricks on how to get your best skin ever!
Here are some of the other show highlights that topped our list:
- Karl Wolf rocked the stage and had us bellowing Africa out loud
- We couldn’t resist testing out Bio Seaweed Gel’s healthy choice for your natural nails – as if our booth needed to be any more colourful…
- PROJEXTZ DANCE CREW “Toronto’s Best Dance Crew” made us want to put on our pumped up kicks and bust a serious move
- Emerging music artist, James Mabee had us humming along to his mellow, Jason Mraz-esque sounding tunes
- Last but not least, Canadian Fashion legend Jeanie Beker enamoured us by sharing tales of her years of experience and incredible work in the International Fashion Journalism Industry
All in all a fantastic show – we hope you had a chance to stop by, say hi, ask questions/get answers and join in the Clean Start party! Drop us a line on Twitter or Facebook and let us know what you loved – we always love to hear from you!
Categories: Events, Skin Care
Do you have what it takes to become America’s Next Top Model?
Clean Start™ does!
From May 4-6th the Clean Start™ team will be strutting our stuff at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre at booth # 330 for America’s Next Top Model *LIVE*! We’ll be talking skin health, retailing product and ensuring you have all the tips and tools to achieve fabulous, glowing skin to reveal your inner supermodel!
Don’t miss out on our awesome Clean Start Skin Coach Leala, who will be sharing the steps on how to achieve healthy skin at The Perfect Face Stage on Saturday May 5th from 3:00-3:15pm.
Make sure you come say hi at the Clean Start™ booth, to receive special prizes, purchase prescribed product and receive an exclusive gift with purchase to put your most healthy, fabulous face forward!
Be sure to follow us on Twitter @CleanStartCND and check out our Facebook page on April 23rd-27th for an exclusive chance to win tickets to America’s Next Top Model LIVE the most spectacular shopping, fashion and beauty event of the year – for the fun and fabulous!
Lights, camera action – work it!
hello hottie on the marilyn denis show
Looking for a great holiday gift under $25? The Marilyn Denis Show featured her “must – haves” this season on her Beauty Holiday Gift Guide and Clean Start’s Hello Hottie Mini Kit made the list! For just $20 it’s the perfect way to try three exciting products, click here to get one for yourself.
stay healthy through the holidays
Don’t let final exams, parties and family get-togethers take a toll on your health! Follow our advice for a stress-free holiday season.
maintain your exercise routine
Think there’s no time to take that spinning class? An hour of your day spent in the gym may be just what your mind needs to stay sharp for studying, and is a great way to blow off steam triggered by a busy schedule. Even if you think you don’t have time, make the time – your body and mind will feel better post-sweat!
Create a list of things you need to do before and over the holidays, include important dates and top priorities. Have checklists ready for events you’re throwing for friends and your overnight bag packed with essentials when attending holiday sleepover. Be sure to include the Clean Start™ Hello Hottie mini skin care kit, which includes perfect travel sizes of Wash off (50ml), Ready, Set, Scrub! (15m0) and Welcome Matte SPF15 (15ml).
don’t spend a fortune
Gifts from the heart mean so much more than a bag or outfit you just can’t afford. If you like to bake, create little gift boxes filled with homemade, healthy granola bars for friends. Feeling crafty? Create box sets of gift cards to give to your family!
keep your skin in check
Holiday stress can trigger everything from oiliness to breakouts. Don’t forget to cleanse/tone/moisturize every morning and night to keep skin balanced and clear of imperfections. Check out our brand new Clean Start™ BYE BYE breakout kit, receive Wash Off (180ml) for FREE when you purchase All Over Clear (120ml) an Bedtime for Breakouts (60ml).
help the host
If you’re party-hopping this holiday season, offer to help the host with any last-minute preparations. This can mean anything from helping to set the table to bringing your own healthy side dish.
take a breather
Don’t feel pressured to spend every moment with family and friends. Take a 10-minute walk after dinner before diving into dessert. Visit your favorite tea and coffee spot for a moment or two away from the activities. Offer to pick up a forgotten item from the store. The time away will give you peace of mind!
Categories: Skin Care
no tricks, just treats
Halloween – the one night of the year when:
• You get to be creatively over-the-top Gaga-style and it’s fully acceptable.
• When Edward Cullen might actually be around the corner to rescue you, or at lease stare at you awkwardly with his memorizing eyes.
• When you get to satisfy your sweet tooth and indulge in a mountain of sugar to the point of making yourself sick.
We’re totally with you on this one, Halloween ROCKS! Thankfully we’re here to help you with the haunting Halloween after-math.
POST TRAUMATIC LAST-MINUTE COSTUME CRISIS
Stress acts as a trigger for the factors that contribute to acne development including excess oiliness. This constant, continued and heightened level of stress throws adrenal glands into overdrive. This excess oil sets the stage for acne development. Say goodbye to breakouts with Bedtime for Breakouts. Apply before bed, after cleansing and toning. The salicylic acid prevents breakouts by naturally unclogging the follicle and the added cooling cucumber and soothing licorice help lull redness away.
REMOVING THE MOUNTAINS OF COSTUME MAKEUP PLASTERED ON YOUR SKIN
If you accidently fell asleep due to a sugar-coma (don’t worry we address this concern next) without removing the layers upon layers of costume make up… we will forgive you, but just this once! Cleanse with Wash Off to remove all dirt and makeup and definitely don’t forget to exfoliate with Ready, Set, Scrub! – it lifts dulling cells that can leave skin uneven, while purifying clays deep-clean pores to control shine.
Diet is a huge factor of skin health, but how can you say no to Rockets, Jolly Ranchers, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Tootsie Rolls…(I could go on for days). Sugar is known to spike adrenal gland activity and thus can lead to breakouts. A daily and nightly skin care regimen can help keep fluctuations in check — so can touch-ups throughout the day! Get the Clean Start Kit containing grab-and-go sizes of Wash Off, All Over Clear, Ready, Set, Scrub!, Bedtime for Breakouts and Welcome Matte SPF15.
Happy Hallow’s Eve!
Categories: Skin Care