Consonant: incredible Toronto-made natural skincare!

Toronto’s skincare wizards, Consonant, are just a week away from the launch of their PATH location (Richmond Adelaide Center (120 Adelaide St. W., Unit R12), so we thought we’d give you a sneak peek into a few of their products.

Natural Foaming Face Wash: I’m loving this efficient face wash. It’s pretty no frills – no smells,, microbeads or lathering, just pump ‘er out and massage onto you skin. It removes everything without the assistance of scrubbing or makeup removers. Do the toner test with a cotton ball after cleansing with this, and don’t be surprised when no overlooked residue, dirt or makeup winds up in your cotton pad.

Ultra Moisturizing Organic Face Cream for Dry Skin: I’m not very familiar with what skincare ads today look due to my blissful lack of cable TV, but I remember mania around greasy or oil creams being the devil. Well, that’s not true. Much like healthy fats and oils in your food, a little bit of healthy grease on the skin will only serve you well in the long run. This cream feels thick, rich and luxurious on your skin. It absorbs beautifully and also sits nicely atop your skin with a dewy finish. During this last frigid month of winter, my face has been the only part of my body spared the prickle of tight winter skin.

DHE Mask: Detoxify, Hydrate and Exfoliate – that is this mask’s mantra. In true consonant form, this mask offers no remarkable color or aroma; it just does what it says it will. It’s gentle and efficient, but you’ve got to give yourself 30 minutes to let it work its magic.

Consonant isn’t about flashy packaging or frills to distract you from whether the product is really living up to its marketed promises; it’s about achieving the results through addressing dermatological concerns rather than suppressing them temporarily.

Want to experience it for yourself? Head over to the PATH for Consonant South’s grand opening on March 16, or snap a pic of the new storefront to share to your social media with the hashtag #ConsonantPATH to enter to win an incredible prize back worth $5500! Make sure to follow them on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to stay up to date on the contest!

Store hours:
PATH store (120 Adelaide St. W., Unit R12)
Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.Flagship store (2479 Yonge St.)
Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.Website:
Twitter: @Consonant
Instagram: ConsonantLife
Hashtag: #ConsonantPATH

Emy Stantcheva
Emy Stantcheva is a lifelong music junkie-turned-music biz dabbler, from music publicity and artist management to the not-for-profit sector. By day, she champions the indies at Canadian Independent Music Association and MusicOntario, and moonlights as Lifestyle Editor for Addicted and rep for southern rock n’ roller Basia Lyjak. A healthy living fan (yes, vodka is a plant), vegetarian of 20 years and lover of cooking, wine and craft beer, she’s always on the lookout for tasty and cruelty-free wares and fares. She’s also known for her hoarding of cats (she has four) and leggings (300 pairs and counting). With her feisty way with words, Stantcheva brings a fresh and intelligent perspective to Addicted’s Lifestyle section.
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