Last Sunday, I was invited to attend the Toronto Green Living Show at the Metro Toronto Convention Center. The show itself ran from April 7-9, 2017. The Toronto Green Living Show is Canada’s largest healthy living show, dedicated to simple solutions for leading a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.
Read more below to find out more about what this show is all about, and for more pictures! If you guys are interested in attending the show, you can get the ticket for next year’s show on their website.
So, at first when I entered the convention center, I felt a little bit overwhelmed by the amount of vendors there were in the show. I wasn’t sure where to look, or where to go but I decided to go from one end to the other. However, for the sake of this post, I organized my pictures based on the different types of categories.
First off, in the picture above, I wanted to give Cert Clean Inc. a shout out. If you are interested in or if you are already using organic beauty products (makeup, skincare, body care etc), this might be something of interest to you. Cert Clean Inc. is North America’s leading certification for organic beauty products. This means that organic beauty brands that have Cert Clean Inc. logo on their products are certified clean beauty products.
“CertClean vets beauty and personal care products formulated without the use of potentially harmful ingredients, such as carcinogens, chemicals that may potentially affect our hormonal system, reproductive system, neurological system, etc.
CertClean is not a certification for products with a certain quantity of natural or organic ingredients but a certification for products free from ingredients that may pose risk to our hormonal, reproductive and or neurological systems, like talcum powder, formaldehyde-releasing preservatives, parabens, sodium lauryl sulfates, and hundreds more (See Standards). CertClean is a certification which prioritizes human health over the use of organic and natural ingredients.
Clean beauty: what we call products formulated without questionable ingredients!”
There were plenty of organic skincare and beauty brands in the show as you can see from the pictures above and below. However, the 2 that captured my attention the most are Bioeternel and Saint Cosmetics.
Bioeternel is a Montreal-based skincare company that focused on creating products for sensitive skin. I managed to chat with the founder of Bioeternel, Sophie Genereux. She’s such a sweet lady, and I did buy a serum from her. Anyways, the reason why this brand stood out from the rest is because Bioeternel actually produces organic skincare products that are targeted for those with oily skin. I found that most organic skincare brands are geared towards normal, dry, and/or mature skin, so they are too heavy for my skin which caused me to break out. I can’t wait to try out the serum that I bought from Sophie!
For Saint Cosmetics, I met with Todd Stewart, the account executive. I absolutely love how upbeat and outgoing Todd is, and to have him ate the line’s False lashes GLUE just blew my mind. Saint Cosmetics is made in Canada, and all of their products are toxic free and plant-based. I didn’t buy anything from their booth, but I will in the near future.
Other than skincare and beauty vendors, there were a lot of things going on there ranging from the Canadian Green Car Award 2017, wood works, clean energy, green technology, aquaponic & hydrophonic farmers, and many more. Obviously, since this is a beauty blog, I wouldn’t get too much into the other vendors, but I’ve linked all of their websites and names under the pictures if you are interested in checking them out.
I also want to give Kyle from Planting Seeds Co. a shout out since he’s from Hamilton, and I’m all about supporting my local community!
Again, if you are interested in attending the Toronto Green Living Show, mark it on your calendar for next year! For next year, the show will be held in the same place (Metro Toronto Convention Center) on April 6-8, 2018.