Turning Over a New Leaf
Since ancient times, September has been viewed as the beginning of the new year, a time for reflection & resolution. The Fall is subtle, but relentless; seasons seem to give way gently to one another, even if the monthly motion is swift we don't realize we're moving until our world is transformed. When the leaves start to turn colours, it's time for turning over a personal new leaf so that our live might be restored. Provide something new in your life. For us, its sumptuous skincare that gives back day-in and day-out. Let our potions be the golden minutes of your day. An intimate ritual with yourself to 'wishcraft' new intentions, treat your senses, and promote your most radiant skin.
Credit: Dress & Photography by Christy Dawn
The Cocoa Honeycream Mask
This face mask embodies sensuality and decadence with supernatural, hand-whipped skin-smoothing and age-defying ingredients, which leaves you with instantly hydrated, silky, and supple skin. Rare and concentrated cocoa absolute, with its velvety dark chocolate notes, increases the skin’s elasticity and circulation. Cold-pressed avocado oil delivers long-lasting moisture and nutrients with linoleic and oleic acids, beta-carotene and Vitamins A, B, D and E, while protecting the skin from damaging UV rays. Antioxidant rich prickly pear oil protects the skin from free radical damage while reducing premature aging. Organic cocoa extract is rich in magnesium and omega fatty acids, which prevents the premature breakdown in cells for visibly firmer skin. A touch of raw honey, sustainably harvested in northern Alberta, clarifies, tones and balances the skin for a youthful, dewy appearance.
The Radiant Face Drops
These drops provide a lightweight and fast-absorbing daily dose of environmental protection and nourishment. Bulgarian Rose and French lavender calm and soothe the skin, promoting a youthful glow. Egyptian geranium reduces inflammation, promoting beautiful and radiant skin. Rosehip oil, naturally high in Vitamin C, antioxidants and essential fatty acids, promotes collagen production and improves skin tone, texture and pigmentation. Evening primrose oil is beneficial for skin disorders like eczema, psoriasis and acne.
The Zingara Gypsy Mist
Stevie Nicks, the fairy godmother of rock, was my muse and inspiration behind the Zingara Gypsy Mist. Since I was a child, I've been moved by her haunting, raspy voice and mystical lyrics. This deep, entrancing and celestial, yet earthy perfume mist embodies the gypsy soul with mellow vanilla, rose geranium, French lavender, luxurious sandalwood and sensual, dark patchouli.
I have always found comfort in the fall, I think partly because I have three little children and routine is pretty much non-existent in the summer months. We are a very social family, quite involved with our community and love spending a lot of time with close friends. We often fly by the seat of our pants, which means endless fun, late nights and not as much self-care.
In the colder months we tend to cocoon ourselves, and make our homes more sacred ground for self-love rituals, or at least more routine. Although, I never look forward to finding matching socks for everyone and miss bare feet, but I love cozy sweaters, layers and more texture in nature and my wardrobe. For my skin, I also love to layer our masks with our oils and botanical misting elixirs. My skin demands deeper hydration and my body craves to be enveloped in our Petal Fudge and Cocoa & Rose Body Oil. I believe autumn inspires us to reflect on our self-care rituals and get back to a more devoted routine.
At PURA, we let Mother Nature lead the way and nurture us from head to toe. If we are to thrive today, becoming one with nature is just as essential as it was millions of years ago. Deepening our emotional and physical ties to nature is as vital to our well-being as the close personal bond we pursue with family and friends. Through PURA, we can experience personal harmony through not only breathing in each plant-powered concoction, but by nurturing our skin and senses with botanical alchemy that heals and elevates our natural beauty.
Product photography by Emily Schutz Photography