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Treat Your Skin Right This Winter February 27 2017


Winter Skincare Scrub Inspired


I used to think people who loved winter were a myth, like unicorns or centaurs or some other equally crazy creature. Well, apparently – they’re real. I think it’s weird and deranged, but who am I to judge?  

I’m sure you winter lovers out there are shaking your fists at the screen. Winter is awesome! I bet you’re thinking. You can skate, ski, snowshoe, and have all kinds of frigid fun. Let’s just agree to disagree. Because even if you love winter, your skin doesn't.

And if you’re not a winter lover (what I like to call a “normal person”) don’t think for a second that your skin is spared. Indoor heating seriously dries out the skin. So, even if you’re curled up at home under a mountain of blankets, your skin is still suffering.  


Here are some winter skincare tips to keep your complexion dewy, plump, and healthy when the weather outside is frightful.  

Winter Skincare Scrub Inspired

Pull Out The Gloves

Compared with most parts of the body, the skin on your hands is thinner and has fewer oil glands [i]. Double whammy. Because of this, your hands require extra attention during winter to prevent dry, cracked skin, eczema, or premature aging. Luckily, there’s a simple solution: gloves. By wearing gloves, you protect the skin on your hands from the unforgiving winds and cold temps. Gloves also lock in moisture to keep skin hydrated and healthy. Plus, they’re super cozy and cute!


Defy the Dry: Humidify!

Indoor heating systems (using oil, wood, or electricity) parch the skin [i]. Humidifiers put moisture back into the air, which stops your skin from getting itchy, flaky, or dehydrated. The benefits don’t stop there: humidifiers are also helpful for treating ­dry lips (smooch away!), stuffy sinuses, and scratchy throats. This simple change will make your toasty nights in much more comfortable  and better for your skin!

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Sleep in Style

I’m sure you’ve all heard it before: sleep is very important for your skin (gotta get your full eight hours, folks!). While that’s true, you might not realize that what you sleep in is also very important for the health and beauty of your skin. Look for sheets and sleepwear in natural fibres like cotton, silk (ooh, fancy!), linen, and cashmere [ii].

Pro-tip: Avoid blends of cotton and synthetic fibres as they can be abrasive and irritating for the skin [iii].

Then, snuggle up and recharge!


Make Scrub Inspired a Part of Your Winter Routine 

We at Scrub Inspired know how difficult it can be to achieve glowing and healthy skin when the temperature drops below zero. That’s why we created a line of products perfectly suited for harsh winters (and we know harsh winters. Trust us, we’re Canadian!).

Coconut Almond Scrub Inspired

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If you’ve been looking for the perfect winter scrub, search no more! Coconut Almond is the gentlest scrub in our line, perfect for even the most sensitive skin. It can be used daily from face to feet to gently exfoliate dry skin and moisturize deeply. If you need even more of an endorsement, this scrub also happens to be Scrub Inspired co-founder Kiersten Hanly's favourite! 
Lip Scrub Scrub Inspired


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Dry, chapped lips are a staple of winter – but they don’t have to be. Our line of lip scrubs will leave your lips exfoliated and moisturized giving you the perfect, supple pout. Whether you’re rocking a bold red lip, or flashing an all-natural smile, your lips are sure to look healthy and beautiful. Incorporating this into your routine is simple: just wet your lips, apply the scrub in a circular motion, and lick or wipe off. Treat yo self!

Refresh Sea Bath Scrub Inspired

 
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There’s nothing more satisfying than taking a warm bath after a cold winter’s day. Take time for you and Refresh with our salt bath. This invigorating blend of essential oils is specifically designed to revitalize your spirit and energize your mind. No more winter blues! The peppermint, eucalyptis, and orange essential oils boost immunity to heal congestion. Arm yourself this cold and flu season while relaxing at the same time. Your body will thank you!

 

 

What are your favourite techniques to keep your skin healthy in the winter? Leave them in the comments below!

Coconut Almond Scrub Inspired [i] http://www.webmd.com/beauty/features/ten-winter-skin-care-tips#1
[ii] http://bodyecology.com/articles/top_6_fabrics_you_should_avoid_wearing.php
[iii] http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20653372,00.html#pick-the-right-pjs-0

 

 

 


Valentine's Day Gifts She'll Adore February 09 2017

Really, man? A bouquet of flowers? A box of chocolates? The originality is overwhelming.

 

Valentine’s Day is coming up which means things just got a lot pinker and people are handing out cards of some winged baby with magic love arrows (why do we never acknowledge how weird that is?) It also means that you’ve got the perfect opportunity to show that special woman in your life just how much she means to you. What you get your lady says a lot and the pressure to get her the perfect gift can be overwhelming. Don’t panic, dude, we’ve got you covered.

 valentine's day gift set

We've curated an amazing Valentine’s Day Gift Set that’ll take the guesswork out of gift-giving. 💘

 

We’ve even gone above and beyond: our set comes packaged in a (very cute) pink reusable bag with tissue paper. Totally gift ready.  

Get your girl a gift that’s as sweet as she is by picking up our Sugar Lover Valentine’s Day Gift Set.

 

 

Check off her wish list with all the amazing gifts included in the set:

 

 

Sweet Lemongrass Scrub Inspired

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Your leading lady deserves nothing but the best. Invigorate her day with our Sweet Lemongrass body scrub. The lemongrass protects and firms the skin, while the avocado oil moisturizes deeply. Together, this scrub regenerates the skin, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, repairs sun damage, and will leave your lady absolutely loving the skin she’s in! Brighten her days with this revitalizing scrub – it’s our winter bestseller because it’s like a pop of sunshine on a cold, dark winter day. 

 

Pom Pom Pucker Lip Scrub Inspired

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Why she’ll love it: Invigorated. Exfoliated. Moisturized. Her lips will be at their peak with our pretty in pink Pom Pom Pucker lip scrub. The fresh pomegranate and pop of citrus gently buff away chapped skin, leaving lips healthy, bright, and beautiful. Her alluring smile will give Kylie Jenner a run for her money.

 

Why you’ll love it: You’ll be stealing kisses all night when you get a look at her soft, supple pout. Just remember, a gentleman doesn’t kiss and tell!

 

// Sea Bath & Scented Candle //

 

Spice up the romance and intimacy by drawing a romantic bath for two! Our Relax sea bath is perfect for a sensual couple’s night in. The expertly blended mixture of essential oils is designed to release tension in the body and mind. Transport yourselves to a place of serenity while strengthening your bond. For some added romantic ambiance (and brownie points), dim the lights and fire up our luxurious scented candle. Ooh la la!

 

And if you’re feeling more salty than sweet, check out our Salt Lover Valentine’s Day Gift Set! Read more about it here.

Ladies, if you’re reading this and you know your man is clueless about what to get you (aren’t they all), do him a favour and forward this link. He will thank you and so will your skin!

 

Shipping Options:

1. Scrub Inspired ships worldwide (yeaaaah!)

2. For our fellow Ottawans, stop by the Ottawa Byward Market for a quick and convenient pickup (Sorry, pickup option not available for Cape Breton)

3. Get that baby delivered in Ottawa by ordering through Givopoly today


The Perfect Gift Guide for Galentine's Day February 09 2017

Valentine's Day Scrub Inspired

Plush teddy bears at every storefront window, bouquets of flowers scenting the air, red and pink as far as they eye can see – yup, Valentine’s Day is almost upon us.

And while Cupid’s favourite holiday can be an amazing opportunity to show your special someone just how much you care, it can often make those who are riding solo painfully aware of their singledom.

We’ve all seen the archetypal portrayal of a single woman on Valentine’s Day before: mascara-streaked face, buried seven feet deep into a tub of ice cream, crying over pictures of an ex (“I still love you, Brian!” she screams hysterically) with her two ride or die homies, Ben and Jerry.

Yawn.

Ladies, please. It’s time to put an end to this madness. Women are not defined by their relationship – or lack thereof. And more than that, being single on Valentine’s Day does not have to mean a sad, lonely night of wallowing.

In fact, it’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate a different type of love – with Galentine’s Day! A day to honour the women who have laughed with you until soda streamed out of your nose (don’t lie, we’ve all been there), lent a sympathetic ear when you were in crisis mode (and, okay, maybe it’s possible you were being a teeny bit dramatic), and lifted you up to become the total boss diva you are today.

But hey, if you still can’t help but feel a little salty about not having a plus-one, we’ve got you covered! Our Salt Lover Valentine’s Day Gift Set will totally perk you up. Invite your friends over for an at-home spa day, because it’s true what they say: misery loves company.


Here are all the incredible goodies included in the gift set:

Lemon and Tea Tree Scrub Inspired

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Get your besties together and pamper yourselves with our Lemon and Tea Tree sea salt scrub, perfect for a DIY pedicure. Fresh lemon zest and tea tree essential oils combine to cleanse, soothe, and regenerate the skin. This scrub can be used on your entire body, but its foot healing properties are where it’s at. Treat your feet with this anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and muscle ache relieving blessing in a bottle. Plus, enjoy some blissful bonding time with your favourite gals!

Champagne Sugar Lip Scrub Inspired

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Can we just take a moment to celebrate you? Yes, yes we can. Toast yourself and your friends with our Champagne Sugar Lip Scrub. Give your lips the star treatment they deserve in just three simple steps: wet your lips, apply the scrub in a circular motion, and lick or wipe off. Your lips are sure to be perfectly exfoliated and moisturized. Then, raise a smile in honour of all the lovely women in your life. Cheers!

Relax Sea Bath Scrub Inspired

// Sea Bath & Scented Candle //

It ain’t easy being fabulous – and for you and your besties, it’s a 24/7 gig. Give the gift of tranquility with our incredible Relax sea bath. The expertly blended mixture of essential oils is designed to release tension and transport the user to a place of serenity. Even better, we've included a luxurious scented candle to create the perfect soothing ambiance. Incorporating this relaxation into a busy lifestyle is sure to make it all the more bearable when nosy family members ask – for the zillionth time – when they'll be hearing wedding bells.

 

 

Our Salt Lover Valentine’s Day Gift Set comes packaged in a reusable pink bag with tissue paper. Totally gift ready. Like I said, we’ve got you covered! 

And if you're feeling more sweet than salty, our Sugar Lover Valentine's Day Gift Set is right for you. Check it out!


Shipping Options:


1. Scrub Inspired ships worldwide (yeaaaah!)

2. For our fellow Ottawans, stop by the Ottawa Byward Market for a quick and convenient pickup (Sorry, pickup option not available for Cape Breton)

3. Get that baby delivered in Ottawa by ordering through Givopoly today


Valentine's Day Gift Set Scrub Inspired