Wednesday, 9 January 2013
Brand Feature: Stark Skincare
Check out one of Canada's own clean skin care brands that's winning hearts all over the world.
Location: Montreal, QC / Canada
Established: February 8, 2012
Address (Online): www.starkskincare.com, also available at Nectar in Shawville, Quebec, and FreshFaced online in Canada.
About: Created by Jessica Lafleur, Stark Skincare launched in early 2012 to rave reviews. A completely clean line made for urban living, Stark Skincare is the only urban-focused skin care line in Canada and is vegan and cruelty free. Stark products contain high antioxidants that purify and protect against pollution and stress. The line currently consists of 5 products; Grapefruit Cleanse + Hydrate Balm, White Willow Bark Perfecting Tonic, Green Tea Detox Clay Mask, Cypress Purity + Defense Oil, and an Argan Lip Treatment. (Though ShopPretty has it on the down-low that something new is coming soon). Also found at the Stark shop is the ever-popular Konjac Sponge which Lafleur says, "works perfectly with the Grapefruit balm and is complimentary, because [the sponge company] shares Stark's values."
Stark offers free shipping in Canada on orders over $75.
Why We Love It: Have you seen that packaging? As much as we love what's on the inside of Stark's bottles and jars, the outside sent us swooning too. Jessica hired Poly to design the labels and we love how cool they look all lined up in the medicine cabinet.
Grab Bag (Andrea): Stark Skincare Green Tea Detox Clay Mask ($30).
Founder Favourites: Jessica's picks include: Stark Skincare Grapefruit Cleanse + Hydrate Balm ($40) and The Konjac Sponge ($10).