Sunday, 22 July 2012
BRAND SPOTLIGHT: Laboratoire Dr Renaud
It has been a little while since I have done a brand spotlight post! My brand spotlight's are meant to highlight exceptional Canadian cosmetic companies that deserve recognition for their excellence and commitment to using safe synthetics and natural ingredients! To re-iterate my purpose in this series, many brands use very scary ingredients in their cosmetics- things that are poisonous and toxic! Our skin is our largest organ, and it will consume anything you apply topically, or ingest via your mouth/eyes. All these chemicals can wreak havoc on our biochemistry, and the more you're exposed, the more endocrine disruptors your body has to deal with. In the USA, the FDA only tests 11% of the 10,500 ingredients approved for safe use in cosmetics (Master Your Metabolism, J. Michaels). Ingredients like mercury, lead, toluene, formaldehyde, parabens, placenta, phthalates, and triclosan are all lurking in some of your drug store and department store branded cosmetics. Today's brand spotlight will be on Laboratoire Dr Renaud (LDR), sometimes referred to as simply Dr Renaud.
Laboratoire Dr Renaud anti-aging eye creams as a preventative measure at home. They also have a line of anti-acne products that I have personally used and enjoyed. I am a huge fan of their at-home tanners as well.
Laboratoire Dr Renaud products are all made without parabens, synthetic perfumes/colourants, mineral oil, alcohol or formalin. They use reduced concentrations of preservatives, and they do not test on animals. This is a very scientifically based company, and they take skin care extremely seriously! Their website states that their 'science is safe and used with the utmost respect for the skin and the environment.' They use certified organic ingredients, fair trade ingredients and strive to create biodiversity awareness.
You can get their professional treatments at a licensed spa, or you can buy their products for at home use! They have products to assist with various skin care concerns, such as dehydrated skin, aging skin, acne-prone skin, sensitive skin, brown spots, dull complexions, sun protection and men's skin. This brand does not sell product directly through their website, but you can buy their products from licensed professionals. I personally have heard the testament of many older women who swear by these products to help them avoid more invasive anti-aging procedures! I love my eye cream and will definitely continue to add one new anti-aging product to my skin care routine every year as I continue to grow older. For any fellow readers out there in the mid-to-late 20's range, now is the time to start preventing future wrinkles! It is worth it to invest in preventive measures now, you have nothing to lose but everything to gain :)
Have you tried anything from Laboratoire Dr Renaud ? Tell me about it!! I would love to hear about your own preventative anti-aging routines, as well!
Check out my previous BRAND SPOTLIGHTS: Cake Beauty, Rocky Mountain Soap Company
*please note I am in no way affiliated with this company. I am just highlighting Canadian cosmetic brands that I personally love.