Great selection close to home makes life easy for skin sensitivity suf – terra20

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As a young girl, Anna Wong struggled to find products to help her with her skin condition, keratosis pilaris, which presented as irritating red bumps along her arms and legs.

“As a teenager I was extremely self-conscious about my marks and unsuccessfully went through many chemical treatments with a dermatologist,” she explains. “It was by chance that I finally found a solution years later, during a trip to the Rockies, where I stumbled upon a natural and organic soap which drastically minimized the look of my bumps and reduced the itchiness.”

That would be the start of her new journey into the world of healthier and safer beauty products.  And what a journey it has been.

“I started consciously switching each and every product that touched my body but found it particularly difficult to find comparable quality natural products – foundations that wouldn't smell funny, eye shadows that would stay and have different colour options,” Anna says.

Due to poor availability in Ottawa, Anna says she had to source her products from a variety of online shops and from particular vendors during travels. “I was very excited to see terra20 open and am now enjoying the great selection of cosmetics.”

Among her current favourites: 100% Pure, a fruit dyed makup line. ("I also love the ecobar, I think it is so cool!" she says. "I've switched all my products over.")

When she came in for the Casting Call event, she was on the lookout for a great, safe mascara, a lip gloss that works (a “non-plasticy” one), and a face highlighter.  “I prefer products that are made in Canada,” she says.  “I also love how terra20’s icons make it really easy to know what's important about the products".

Our cosmetics specialist, Samantha, got to work on Anna, using products from a variety of lines including Canadian-made products from Sappho, Pure Anada, and Fit Glow.

“Fit Glow is a newer line of lip gloss at terra20, and I really love it. It smells like cupcakes!” Samantha says. “I love that some of them are really deeply pigmented, while others are sheer. All of them are non-sticky.” Exactly what Anna was seeking.

After her makeover, Anna was very pleased with her results.

“Samantha tried a few things that I would not have considered, like an orangey blush. It’s cool to try new colours, but so easy to stick with what you know,” she says. “I love how she knows about skin tones, eye shapes, and what you do to enhance them the best. She really expanded my knowledge.”


Book your full cosmetics consultation today by calling 1-855-terra20.  $25 fee applies; the session is free if you spend $25 on cosmetics after your consultation. See a cosmetics specialist for details.




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