The Star Ingredient: Moor Mud
The Hot Spot: Budapest, Hungary
An homage to the ancient spa culture of Hungary, this cleanser ticks all the right boxes. Exfoliating-yet-hydrating? Yup, thanks to the high calcium and magnesium content of the moor mud which is mined from the largest thermal lake in Europe. Soothing? Done. That’s where the anti-inflammatory power of zinc oxide comes in. And let’s not forget refreshing: the essential oils of lavender, peppermint and eucalyptus work in tandem to give skin a lift.
Omorovicza Moor Cream Cleanser, $100, 150ml, omorovicza.com
The Star Ingredient: Saffron
The Hot Spot: Kozani, Greece
The precious spice that makes any dish sing could be the secret to aging gracefully. Hand-plucked from the Krocus flower on the one day a year that it blooms, this organic saffron packs an antioxidant punch that bolsters skin against wrinkles, fine lines and dullness. A 95% natural formula, there’s no mineral oil, silicone or parabens lurking in the stunning metallic bottle either.
Korres Golden Krocus Ageless Saffron Elixir, $130, 30ml, beautyboutique.ca
The Star Ingredient: Broccoli Seed Oil
The Hot Spot: Fraser Valley, BC
Greens – they’re good for you inside and out. And this lightweight cream is packed with them! Cold pressed broccoli seed oil plays a leading role for its powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory status, while chlorophyll and parsley stand out in a supporting cast that aids in detoxing and protecting skin. Smelling like a freshly chopped salad in the best of ways, the balanced hydration of this Canadian find also earns marks for what it doesn’t contain. Read: it’s free of fillers, toxic chemicals, phthalates and more.
Graydon Green Cream, 50ml, $35, graydonskincare.ca