January 8 2023
Every person's skin is unique and has different needs, so it's possible that certain ingredients that work for one person may not work for another. It's important to be mindful of this and pay attention to how your skin reacts to different products. Finding a skincare routine that works for you may...
January 2 2023
It is important to properly store skincare products to maintain their effectiveness and shelf life. Skincare products can be sensitive to light, heat, and air, which can cause them to break down or expire rapidly. Here are four tips for storing your skincare products to ensure that they remain effective and safe to use...
December 31 2022
Face oils can definitely be used in combination with other skincare products, such as moisturizers, serums, and toners. However, it's important to pay attention to the order in which you apply your skincare products.
December 27 2022
Different face oils have different properties and can have different effects on the skin, so it is important to choose one that is suitable for your specific skin type and concerns. The best face oil for your skin type depends on your skin concerns and needs.
September 9 2022
A lot of skin problems including acne occur when the ratios of lipids and fatty acids in the skin are out of balance. One of the main reasons for acne is the deficiency of a certain fatty acid called linoleic acid.
July 31 2022
Toners are generally applied on the face by either spraying or wiping, but the application method really does make a difference. While spraying your toner can be sufficient for a quick, on-the-go hydration, wiping your face with a cotton pad (or a reusable pad) that is soaked with your toner is the recommended method.
January 5 2022
The two terms are often used interchangeably, but dry and dehydrated skin are not the same thing. So how do you know if your skin is dry or dehydrated (or both)? Identifying the right skin condition is key to selecting the right skincare products and achieving a healthy skin. In simple terms Dry skin is a skin type and dehydrated skin is a skin condition.
October 7 2021
One of the virtues of toner is that it can minimize the appearance of pores. It also balances the skin's pH levels, restoring an acidic state so that skin is purified and better able to absorb moisture and other beneficial ingredients from face oils and creams applied after. This is why using a toner comes in the middle of the basic skincare routine, right after cleansing, and just before moisturizing or applying face oils.
October 4 2021
"Mérv’s Deep Nourish Oasis facial oil is made with a pure blend of plant-based oils such as avocado, macadamia nut, tea tree and evening primrose alongside vitamins and fatty acids. This oil leaves the skin remarkably supple, soft, and moisturized. This multipurpose formula aims to support skin's natural lipid barrier to lock moisture in and protect against dryness."
July 26 2021
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.
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."
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 ...
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..."
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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%.
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.