Meet Graydon - The Mind Behind Graydon Skincare.
Posted on February 11 2016
The focus of her work is to leverage the trans formative power of pure plant based ingredients to create products that are effective and luxurious.
It goes without saying that you should not use ingredients that your skin doesn't like to ‘eat’. This includes fillers, petrochemicals, nasty chemicals, phthalates, artificial fragrances or colors. Graydon has made this easy by creating a product line that is plant powered with full disclosure ingredients that will feed and nourish your skin.
You'll also be happy to know that your counter top will not have to suffer with a multitude of garish bottles. Graydon believes that less is more by creating products that are multi-purpose, and her simple modern packaging will add elegance and grace to any home or handbag.
Here’s a closer look at Graydon’s products that we have curated for you!
Aloe Milk Cleanser
The Cleanser takes dirt and make-up off your face without stripping away the natural oils you want for your skin to stay young and fresh. You know that tight feeling you get after washing your face? This creamy oil-based cleanser works exceptionally well for all skin types because it dissolves, bonds with and pulls out the dirt, sebum and make-up lodged deep within your pores, leaving your face feeling clean and taut. Infused with Graydon’s Pink Grapefruit Geranium Blood Orange Aroma Blend, you will enjoy its fresh yummy smell every time you use it!
It’s also great at removing makeup too! It’s a total time saver!
Superfood Mask + Scrub
If your face needs a wake-up call, then this is the product for you. Graydon’s Mask + Scrub is made with 19 outstanding super foods, the synergy of which combine forces to gently but effectively exfoliate and brighten your face.
Unlike a typical powdered mask or scrub Graydon's is pre-portioned in single serve (vegetable derived) capsules which keep the super foods inside super fresh (so they don't oxidize).
The capsules are easy to use. Once opened, we suggest blending the capsule contents into your favorite creamy cleanser or Graydon’s Cleanser! They are perfect together!
Infused with broccoli, avocado, coconut, olive, aloe and fresh herbs this light cream is like a salad for your skin. Phytonutrients in the Green Cream include chlorophyll which helps with detoxification and contributes to its pale green hue. Yep, it actually has a green color! You can’t get fresher then that! Green Cream is one of the most talked about products by bloggers and editors !
Here’s a fun fact – The Putty was the first product Graydon ever made!
The Putty is a super soothing lotion for dry, red, irritated skin. Each and every item in its very long ingredient list has been specifically chosen to soothe your skin. Made with a complex blend of healing oils, it’s perfect for people experiencing skin issues (from eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and dermatitis) as it is helpful in alleviating inflammation, tenderness and redness associated with these conditions. But you don't have to have challenging skin to enjoy how lovely it makes your skin feel. You can also use it as a preventative measure to proactively keep conditions at bay.
As the name suggests, this cream is rich in texture and loaded with the goodness of Canadian grown berry seed oils. This unscented cream is chock full of vitamins A & E, omega fatty acids 3 & 6 and super powered ellagic acid. Its the richest cream Graydon creates so it’s ideal for mature skin, super dry or sensitive skin and as an eye cream! Or use it as a night cream, you'll love how it feels on your face after you complete your nightly bed time routine.
All Over Face + Body
This lotion is an amazing solution for busy people because you can use it on both your face and body; it's a total time saver! A pump or two will keep your skin soft and smooth from head to toe all day long. Gently infused with just a touch of essential oils, this lotion has a fresh scent of rosemary, lavender and blood orange making it a great choice for men as well. All Over Face & Body lotion is a perfect solution as it works on so many skin type.
It's important to protect your skin against environmental damage at all times of the year. Exposure to sun and pollution can take a serious toll on your skin's health. Our Elements Sun Complex is everything you've been looking for in a cream that helps to block out damaging rays and pollution. This unscented cream is blended with skin soothing, sun protecting zinc (a naturally occurring mineral) and a host of sun reflective carrier oils (such as buriti, raspberry and seabuckthorn), this light moisturizing cream will infuse your face and body with the protection you've been craving without a greasy feeling.
Face Glow creates a lovely shimmer when applied to your skin. It's infused with mineral mica which helps to redirect light to blur imperfections and even-out your skin tone which results in natural, non-toxic illuminated skin. Makeup Artists have been loving Face Glow to use as a primer under foundation so the glow effect looks like it’s coming from within the skin! Use a little on your fingertip and tap it on the high points of your face to illuminate!
Face Glow contains the same sun protective goodness found in Graydon’s Elements, including her skin soothing ingredients such as non-nano zinc (a naturally occurring mineral), sun reflective carrier oils (such as buriti, raspberry, and seabuckthorn) and antioxidants (such as matcha green tea) which effectively help protect your skin from UVA/UVB damage.
Detox + Renew Serum
Canadian raspberries, blueberries and cranberries, mostly grown in The Fraser Valley and Northern Canada, go into this small but mighty 30ml bottle.
The cold pressed oil from these berries offer your face a rich source of antioxidants, vitamin e, omega-3, omega-6 and fatty acids.
In addition, raspberry seed oil which is rich in ellagic acid, is an amazing ingredient to diminish blemishes. It is also known for its inherent SPF which is a valuable addition to sun protection.
Velvety smooth oat oil absorbs beautifully into the skin without leaving a residue. Infused with turmeric and orange blossom, this ayurvedic anti-inflammatory melange of oils is luxurious as it is therapeutic. This is an excellent formulation to layer under or blend with your day or night cream. Makeup Artists have been using it to mix with foundation to create a gorgeous shear dewiness to skin!
Face Food Mineral Mist
Graydon’s Face Food is a luxurious way to keep your skin healthy and fresh. The unscented mineral formula intensifies hydration keeping your face rejuvenated and restored. It is formulated with three key ionic minerals (copper, silver, zinc and magnesium) that quickly absorb into the sub-vascular layer of the skin for deep hydration.
Copper helps the production of collagen, the protein responsible for the structural integrity of the skin. It is also involved in the production of elastin, the protein that is mainly responsible for the elastic properties of blood vessels and skin.
Silver effectively penetrates skin cells to kill bacteria and help to neutralize harmful sodium-fluoride found in the drinking water with which you wash your face.
Magnesium helps to combat skin allergies.
Lastly, when zinc is used topically on the skin, it is an excellent way to decrease inflammation because it helps stop chronic bacterial infection that causes one’s face to appear red and blotchy. Makeup Artists use it to mist the skin prior to applying makeup to calm the skin. It’s also great to use spritzed on to a beauty blender instead of using harsh tap water. AND lastly, it’s great for men to use after shaving.
Best Health Magazine - Superfood Mask + Scrub
“These unique capsules contain Canada-sourced super foods such asmatcha, chia seeds and licorice root, to soup up your skin double trouble-time. Mix in your hand with water [or creamy cleanser] and use as a scrub or apply as a mask”.
Globe & Mail – Face Food Mineral Mist
Hair and Makeup Artist Sheri Stroh used Face Food to calm the skin before applying makeup to help the skin create a natural glow.
Zoomer Magazine – Green Cream
“This Canadian line of plant-powered face and body care products prides itself on providing a holistic approach to treating the skin. The gluten-free products are made using locally-sourced ingredients and do not contain fillers, toxic chemicals or artificial dyes or fragrances. The Green Cream’s claim? It’s salad for your skin, containing cold-pressed broccoli seed oil, as well as chlorophyll, parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme essential oils.”
Flare Magazine – Face Glow
“Say hello to Glow, a new ray blocker made with coconut, shea and aloe vera from Toronto-based skincare line Graydon. In addition to fighting free radicals, it features a subtle shimmer so you can sparkle in the sun without any nasty after-effects”.
The Kit Magazine
“Loaded with goodness from…raw-pressed organic berries, this potent serum is high in vitamin E and omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. It works to expel harmful free radicals and heal inflammation and blemishes while providing a soothing moisture-retaining veil”.