Since the inception of Pure Anada, Formulator & Founder Candace Grenier’s goal has been to create natural, safer, effective alternatives to traditional, mainstream cosmetics. She loves the beauty of nature and enjoys the challenge of assembling luxurious, organic ingredients into products for you to enjoy.
We were able to chat with Candace for five minutes & gain a peek into the woman behind the brand. Learn more about her below!
If you were stranded on a desert island, what 3 (beauty & wellness) products could you not live without? (You have food and water) I would definitely take our (Pure Anada) Loose Mineral Foundation. I feel so much better with it on my face! Not only does it even out my naturally blotchy skin tone, it calms my skin (due to zinc oxide) and offers natural SPF (due to the Zinc and Titanium Dioxide content). Beauty and functionality…what could be better? Especially on a desert Island! I’d also take a probiotic supplement because beauty comes from within! I feel so much better when I remember to feed my body with these “good bacteria”. Keeping inflammation at bay from the inside-out is the best remedy for inflamed skin. I’d also take sodium bicarbonate (baking soda). I’m sure I could use this to make my own deodorant, toothpaste and dry shampoo on the island! So efficient and crafty….I know.
What’s your favorite part about running Pure Anada? My favorite part about running Pure Anada is the people – our team and our customers! When I first began creating makeup for myself – it was just about the product. However, it wasn’t long before I realized that it was more about the people. Makeup can seem rather superficial – but it goes much deeper. Connecting with people and helping make their day brighter is so rewarding.
What sets Pure Anada apart from other lines on the market today? The fact that we produce our own product is actually quite rare! Over 90% of makeup brands hire third party manufacturers – which is perfectly acceptable. But we love having complete control over the products we (lovingly) craft in our beauty lab. Our line is also very affordable. This isn’t because we skimp on beautiful, quality ingredients, however. It’s because we produce the product ourselves and ship directly to our retailers and customers. No middle men (or women)!
Do you have a favorite beauty boosting meal you’d like to share a recipe for? I like to make my own sugar-free chocolate from coconut oil and cocoa powder. Low glycemic treats don’t spike blood sugar and keep inflammation at bay. That translates to healthy skin! (See recipe below)
Peppermint Protein Skinny Chocolate
1/2 c. coconut oil
1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
3 1/2 Tbsp Xylitol or Truvia (grind it in a coffee grinder to make it a fine powder)
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (of your choice)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 drops of peppermint essential oil (or other flavor)
Directions: Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. If your coconut oil is at a solid, heat gently to make stirring easier. Pour into a glass dish, refrigerate for a couple hours before cutting.
Not including your own brand, what are 3 of your must have beauty/wellness/lifestyle products? MUSHROOM COFFEE: My favorite hot beverage is a Four Sigmatic Mushroom Coffee. Heard of it? It tastes just like coffee, but the mushroom elixirs have various health benefits including being alkali-forming, improving energy and focus. I don’t mind increasing my odds of better energy and focus! ESSENTIAL OILS: I diffuse oils every morning and evening. In the morning I love citrus and peppermint and in the evening, lavender and chamomile. I even have a diffuser in my USB port right now diffusing a “Clarity” blend of Peppermint, Grapefruit, Bergamot and Anise. Smells delightful! SHEET MASKS: When I have the time I enjoy applying a mask. Right now I have Orgaid sheet masks. It’s a mini facial which is rejuvenating and relaxing.
Learn more & support the woman led cosmetic line here: https://www.pureanada.ca/
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