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What is Squalane, and What Are Its Benefits for Your Skin.

What is Squalane, and What Are Its Benefits for Your Skin.

22 hours ago
Squalene is a natural substance produced by our own bodies. In fact, about 10-12% of our skin surface is made of squalene at birth. However, its concentration goes down as we get older and this is why a topical application is so important. Squalene in its natural state isn’t very stable, which is why, for skin-care purposes, it goes through a saturation process to become squalane.
MÉRV's Dewy Day Glow Face Oil on British VOGUE

MÉRV's Dewy Day Glow Face Oil on British VOGUE

July 5 2021
We are excited to announce that our Dewy Day Glow face oil was spotted in British Vogue Magazine July 2021. "Mérv’s Dewy Day Glow oil leaves the skin appearing dewy and glowing, giving you a radiant complexion and an appearance of an even skin tone. Their formula is crafted to be lightweight with a thin texture, making it ideal to use during the day."
5 Ways to Keep Your Skin Hydrated in the Summer

5 Ways to Keep Your Skin Hydrated in the Summer

June 27 2021

Summer is finally here and it is hotter than it has ever been before (well, at least here in Vancouver). During the summer, it gets more difficult to keep the skin healthy, protected and hydrated because of the harsh rays of the sun. The heat can often dehydrate the skin, and dryness, heat rashes, and acne are common problems in this hot season. At this time of year, it’s vital to ...

Vogue Feature July 2021

Vogue Feature July 2021

June 7 2021
MÉRV's Moonlight Renewal face oil was spotted in British Vogue Magazine July 2021! "MÉRV creates effective and ethical skincare, such as their Moonlight Renewal night oil made to nourish your skin with moisture. The oil combines pomegranate seed, sea buckthorn, argan and ylang-ylang oils as key ingredients. Designed to beautifully sink into the skin, the formula reduces..."
MÉRV is Featured on the Best of Global Beauty Issue of allure

MÉRV is Featured on the Best of Global Beauty Issue of allure

June 7 2021

We are honored to have been featured among some amazing brands, representing the best of Canadian beauty products. Our formulas are inspired by the freshness, purity and calmness of the lush forests of British Columbia. "With our products, we provide an effective and relaxing skin care ritual that allows women to take a break from whatever the day is throwing at them and unwind...

Our Guide to Skinimalism

Our Guide to Skinimalism

May 26 2021
You may have seen Instagram photos of beautifully stocked shelves with lots of trendy skincare products. What you don't always see on social media are the potential side effects of misusing some of these viral products, including overloading on powerful active ingredients. This is where skinimalism comes in. Check out our post to learn about the benefits of skinimalism.
Why We Need More Women Founders & Here Is What We Are Doing To Make That Happen

Why We Need More Women Founders & Here Is What We Are Doing To Make That Happen

May 24 2021
It’s already proven that diverse teams produce the best results, as diversity breeds innovation. I believe this applies to entrepreneurs as well. Women tend to be very creative and they look at tasks and ideas from a new angle, which I think helps greatly in coming up with new and innovative solutions.
Here is Why Tea Tree Oil is Trending in Skincare

Here is Why Tea Tree Oil is Trending in Skincare

May 19 2021
Tea tree oil has become a trendy new ingredient in natural skincare and it has gained a reputation as nature’s do-it-all secret weapon. Currently, there is some evidence that the antibacterial properties of tea tree oil may be helpful in treating a variety of skin conditions. Let’s dive into how tea tree oil can be used to help alleviate some of these skin conditions.
The Benefits of Pomegranate Seed Oil for the Skin

The Benefits of Pomegranate Seed Oil for the Skin

March 25 2021
With 75% punicic acid, pomegranate seed oil boasts some wonderful skin benefits. It helps to improve elasticity and even skin tone while encouraging skin regeneration. Pomegranate seed oil is also exceptionally high in vitamin E, and contains about 48% of the daily vitamin C, as well as other antioxidants such as anthocyanins, ellagic acid, and tannins.
Raw vs. Refined oil - Is there a Difference When It Comes to Skincare?

Raw vs. Refined oil - Is there a Difference When It Comes to Skincare?

January 3 2021
You have probably heard a lot about refined and unrefined oils when it comes to cooking oils; but have you thought about which type of oil is being used in your natural skincare products? For example, if your serum consists of rosehip oil, is it refined or unrefined? Does it even matter?
How Ylang Ylang Oil Can Help Your Skin

How Ylang Ylang Oil Can Help Your Skin

December 9 2020

Ylang ylang oil has been highly sought after for centuries for its numerous skin and health benefits and it has been gaining more popularity in the past couple of years. In fact, Pinterest has seen searches for "ylang ylang essential oil benefits" go up by 91%.

Rose Hydrosol vs. Rose Water: Know the Difference Before you Purchase Your Next Rose Toner

Rose Hydrosol vs. Rose Water: Know the Difference Before you Purchase Your Next Rose Toner

October 1 2020
Rose toners have been gaining popularity in the past few years due to their amazing skin benefits and wonderful scent. They are generally made with either rose water or rose hydrosol. While these terms are often used interchangeably, there is a very big difference between the two.