Hymnology Debuts in Canada + More Beauty News
Our favorite new Ayurvedic skincare line, plus other beauty news you missed this week.
Launch of the Hymnologie Ayurvedic skincare line in Canada
When dentist Jigyasa Sharma moved from India to Canada with her husband and two children in December 2020, she was desperate to find natural and effective skin care products, like those her mother prepared for her in the kitchen. For years. “Throughout my teenage years, I struggled with really bad acne and my mom would always make me these Ayurvedic recipes: picking fresh flowers and making them into pastes and having them applied to my skin,” Sharma reveals on Zoom . When she arrived in Canada, the idea of continuing this time-consuming, home-grown tradition she grew up on seemed out of reach being in a new country on top of the demands of a busy family and career. “That’s when the creation of Hymnology started.”
Rooted in centuries-old Ayurvedic formulas (rituals of the ancient Indian healing system), Sharma works with organic farmers located in the valleys of the Himalayas to source the purest, most natural herbal extracts for its line of 8 products. “We bring in the entire whole plant: we cold process the nuts and seeds to get these oils, we sprinkle on sun-dried flowers and leaves, and we create steam distillation methods to make [flower waters]. Very minimal processing is required to formulate these products,” she explains. Housed in dark glass containers to preserve the products’ shelf life (no plastic wrap here), the Hymnology Regimen consists of a deluxe exfoliating mask, face mist, serums, face creams, eye treatment and after-shower body oil. Additionally: Hymnologie has pledged to donate five percent of all proceeds to The Legacy of Hope Foundationan Indigenous-led organization working to promote healing and reconciliation in Canada.
Ilia Beauty’s famous Multi-Sticks are now available in new shades
Ilia’s cult classic range for everything Multi-sticks even better. The brand has just dropped four new throat shades from the twist-up tubes, bringing its existing assortment of seven colors to a stunning range of twelve shades. Suitable for use on cheeks, lips and eyes, these blending sticks deliver the perfect dose of a fresh, just-a-light color look with just a few taps of your fingertips. No tools needed here. A fan of nomadic beauty? These formulas enriched with avocado oil and shea butter are definitely a must.
Sulwhasoo unveils its reformulated range of concentrated ginseng regeneration
For over 55 years, luxury skincare brand K-beauty Sulwhasoo has harnessed the power of ginseng, a potent botanical that for centuries has been prized for its antioxidant, immune-boosting, and circulation-boosting properties. Further research into the multiple benefits of ginseng on the skin has led Sulwhasoo to enhance the effectiveness of its iconic Concentrated Ginseng Renewing collection. This new launch includes reformulated editions of the firming Ginseng Concentrated Renovating Creamrich in antioxidants Regenerating water concentrated with ginseng and fine targeting Concentrated regenerating emulsion with ginseng.