Adria Vasil is the bestselling author of Ecoholic, Ecoholic Home, and her latest hit, Ecoholic Body: Your Ultimate Earth-Friendly Guide to Living Health and Looking Good (loaded with product reviews!). Chances are you’ve seen her face in print, radio, and television (she’s been a regular on CBC Marketplace, The National, Canada AM, and The Marilyn Denis Show, among many others). She’s been writing the Ecoholic advice column for NOW Magazine in Toronto since 2004. In other words, this lady knows her stuff! We're thrilled to have her choose her go-to products from the Fresh Faced collection.
Yarok Feed Your Volume Shampoo, Feed Your Volume Conditioner, and Feed Your Ends Leave-In Conditioner
"My new holy grail! After trying some natural shampoos that sapped the life out of my hair, I’m so excited to find a natural haircare system that doesn’t leave my hair dry or lifeless. Using all three together made me shiny, bouncy, happy. Since it doesn’t weigh down my roots I can actually go an extra day or two without having to wash my hair, which is not only water-saving but product-saving, too!"
Alima Pure Satin Matte Eyeliner
"So many natural eyeliners just slide off my face after a couple hours but this powder liner rocks! Just wet angle brush with eye drops (or contact lens solution) and dip your brush into the pure loose minerals for awesome staying power and rich colour. I’ve also used it dry for dramatic smoky eye look."
Revolution Organics Freedom Glow Beauty Balm
"Awesome on-the-go beauty balms for adding life to my cheeks and lips with one quick swipe. I’ll even dab a little on my lids for a flash of colour in a pinch. Love the certified organic ingredients, plus the sticks last forever. I’ve got one in Sunkissed and Bronzed. Did I mention the company was started by two Ottawa girls? Go Canada!"
Soapwalla Deodorant Cream
"I’ve tried dozens of natural deodorants that don’t do me any favours but this one gets me through hot summer bike rides and intense gym workouts without any worries. The cream format means that it doesn’t need any weird binding ingredients (like propylene glycol) and is super easy to apply. Smells lovely too."
Alima Pure Satin Matte Foundation
"I rarely wear foundation when I’m not in the limelight but I got addicted to how this incredibly lightweight mineral powder evened out and warmed up my skintone, all while keeping my T-zone shine-free. Plus it’s truly free of the junky fillers and nano ingredients in other so-called mineral makeup."
Green Beaver Eye Makeup Remover
"Great Canadian makeup remover! I keep a tube of this in my bathroom and I love that it doesn’t dry out my skin like other makeup removers do. Plus it won’t leave your lids feeling greasy the way oil-based removers can. And while other removers require rinsing after use, it’s totally not necessary with Green Beaver’s, which makes it a winner in my books."