Canada Day is just around the corner and we’re feeling as patriotic as ever—with current world events, it’s safe to say that we’re extremely lucky to be able to call ourselves Canadian. While there are many things we can be grateful for leading up to Canada Day, we think there’s one thing in particular that we can all celebrate as Canadians: our beloved maple syrup, of course!
Wel known as a delicious breakfast addition, maple syrup actually has many benefits when both consumed and applied in a beauty routine. Sure, it may be sugar and calorie-dense, but maple syrup is also full of compounds touted for their health benefits.
Maple syrup has been found to contain and host of natural minerals such as calcium, vitamin B, zinc, potassiumand magnesium. Moreover, maple syrup has various antioxidant properties that are essential for healthy living. Antioxidants are important for both the body and skin has they neutralize free radicals, which cause various ailments.
Similar to honey, sugar maple (Acer saccharum) extract works as a naturally derived hydroxyl acid when used in skincare, and can help to lower skin inflammation, redness, blemishes and dryness. Just think of how maple trees thrive and survive harsh Canadian winters—and harnessing that, for your skin! Sugar maple extract also contains naturally occurring malic acid, which helps to promote smoother, younger looking skin by increasing the rate of cell renewal.
Maple sap itself is also popular for beauty products due to its high level of absorption because of the smaller size of its molecules (they are smaller than water molecules!). Therefore, sugar maple extract can deliver its host of nutrients into the skin and hair—and quickly at that.
Below we have featured three products that proudly contain Canadian sugar maple extract as an ingredient. To learn more about each, read on!
In this deeply moisturizing conditioner, we’ve blended together nurturing olive and coconut oils with anti-oxidant rich sugar maple extract with a gentle infusion of rose and calendula flowers. If your hair is especially dry, damaged, or coloured this conditioner is for you. You’ll love how replenished your hair feels, how shiny it looks, and how easy it easy to comb. Healthy, vibrant hair from root to tip, brought to you by the best of Canada!
Best for: dry, damaged, and coloured hair.
How to use: After shampooing, apply a loonie-sized dollop of conditioner to wet hair and massage in from root to tip. Leave for a few minutes before rinsing thoroughly.
Our award-winning antioxidant facial mask, with gently exfoliating Canadian sugar maple extract and nurturing damask rose, revitalizes and brightens normal and dehydrated skin. Blended with gotu kola, purifying kaolin and pink clay, this weekly treatment helps to tone and firm your skin while encouraging a fresher, brighter complexion.
Best for: normal to dehydrated skin.
How to use: Apply a thin, even layer to clean dry skin, avoiding the eyes and mouth. Leave for up to 10 minutes, then rinse with warm water and gently pat dry. Use weekly.
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Here’s another effective facial mask that utilizes the power of Canadian sugar maple extract! This deeply cleansing facial mask works to detoxify and rebalance oily and combination skin. With naturally cleansing green clay and purifying palmarosa, it works to unblock pores, minimize the appearance of blemishes and remove everyday impurities.
Best for: oily, combination, blemish-prone and problem skin types.
How to use: use weekly. Apply a thin, even layer using fingertips to clean dry skin, avoiding the eyes and mouth. Leave for up to 10 minutes, then rinse with warm water and gently pat dry.
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This Canada Day, we hope you celebrate the best that our great country has to offer—including, of course, maple syrup. Whether you incorporate it into your breakfast or your beauty regime, maple syrup is a fabulous ingredient with many health benefits. It's just another thing we as Canadians can be proud of. With that being said... we hope you have a fabulous Canada D'eh!
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