Healthy & Beauty in Woodstock


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  • The Body Shop
    To call The Body Shop a mere skincare, body care, fragrance, and makeup store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as Defend human rights and Protect our planet. She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, ?She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.? Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an ecofriendliness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to a UK-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screen printed by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments, such as the Vitamin E Overnight Serum-In-Oil, often appear in Flare, Chatelaine, Canadian Living, and other national publications.
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    2960 Kingsway Dr.
    Kitchener, ON CA
  • Lash Longer
    Lash Longer may as well have a recycling bin at its door to collect all the mascara tubes its clients throw away. After two hours in the stylist's bed, these clients have no more need for it. The stylists diligently go lash by lash, attaching a lush extension to each one. Each extension stays bonded until its native partner falls out with the natural growth cycle. Refill appointments, scheduled every three to four weeks, keep eye fringe lush.
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    52 Anvil Street
    Kitchener, ON CA
  • The Body Shop
    To call The Body Shop a mere skincare, body care, fragrance, and makeup store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as Defend human rights and Protect our planet. She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, ?She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.? Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an ecofriendliness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to a UK-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screen printed by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments, such as the Vitamin E Overnight Serum-In-Oil, often appear in Flare, Chatelaine, Canadian Living, and other national publications.
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    550 King St. N
    Waterloo, ON CA
  • The Thymeless Apothecary
    Behind the pretty stone façade of The Thymeless Apothecary is a fittingly beautiful collection of bath and beauty products from around the globe. Colourful candles and diffusers line the shelves, filling the air with scents of persimmon and bergamot. Giant jars filled with colourful salts beckon visitors to scoop the fragrant crystals into awaiting bags and create their own relaxing scents. These crystals are then taken home to be used in the bath or scattered on an icy driveway. Thymeless Apothecary’s Alonda Nichols—who spent more than 20 years at the helm of an upscale spa—uses many Thymeless’s products during her facial treatments. Each facial is customized to skin type and can treat issues such as fine lines, acne, or dryness.
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    8 Regina St. N #5
    Waterloo, ON CA
  • Fanshawe Park Rd. and Wonderland Rd.
    This female-owned boutique started out eight years ago as an apparel-only outfit that clothed pregnant bellies and their subsequent newborns. Today, Tummies to Tots has grown to supply all manner of products necessary for raising a healthy baby. Parents put together cribs, soft bedding, and furniture that give new additions a comfortable transition to life outside the womb. Moisturizing creams and ointments protect tender skin, and plush toys and pacifiers distract infants while parents spend quality time with their own teddy bears. When caretakers take babies mobile, strollers and car seats secure a safe passage. Potty-training equipment gently eases wee ones into the brutal reality of a diaperless future that we all must one day accept. Tummies to Tots continues to outfit mommies-to-be in comfortable, ergonomic maternity wear, and engraves customized baby-tag jewelry with the name of each infant. An on-site consignment department gives parents the chance to snag equipment that has already proven its competence at childcare on another family.
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    1695 Wonderland Road North
    London, ON CA
  • American Apparel
    The brand American Apparel, which recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary, conjures up images of stylish and well-fitting fashion basics. It also likely brings to mind sassy advertisements featuring long-haired beauties in natural makeup posing in skin-bearing bodysuits and loungewear. But what many don't know about the brand?despite its name and the slice of apple pie that comes with every purchase?is that all of its clothes are made in America. Everything from sewing and cutting to accounting and marketing happens in one building in downtown Los Angeles, and the rest occurs within a 30-mile radius. Not only that, every slim-fitting pair of pants, spandex bodysuit, and v-neck T-shirt is made in a sweatshop-free environment. Plus, keeping everything in house means the company eliminates unnecessary and wasteful factors, such as shipping fuel and packing materials, as well as provides jobs to Angelenos, instead of outsourcing them.
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    551 Richmond St
    London, ON CA
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