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Best Face Forward

We have all heard the saying: put your best foot forward. But that isn’t the first thing most people notice when we are trying to make a good impression! How about putting your best face forward?!

How we feel and our health are usually readily apparent on our faces. Does our skin look fresh and radiant, or a bit dull and tired? If you answered yes to the latter, then it is time you support your skin health with regular facials.

Factors for Skin Health & Why You Need a Facial

Genetics, hormonal cycles, diet, stress, hydration, and environmental factors affect your overall skin health. While you cannot control all of those factors, regular facials act both to prevent and treat the effects of skin damage. Fall is an excellent time to begin a regular self-care routine as your skin requires nurturing following the harsh effects of the summer sun.

Having a facial is beneficial in many ways, even if your skin looks good. Fundamentally, it improves the health of your skin on a cellular level, which is key to aging gracefully. Setting aside me-time for yourself is also a wonderful way to lower your stress and feel your best.

Get That Glow

Facials can reflect your inner radiance by giving you a healthy glow! One reason why is that they improve circulation. Every facial includes gentle massage through the application of products, which oxygenates cells to improve skin appearance. Once skin is refined, high quality skincare products can be better absorbed, so you will see results faster.

Hydration for a Fresh Face

Hydration is a key step of your facial. The skincare products I use have a range of beneficial ingredients including antioxidants, essential oils, and plant-based hydrators for visible results. Experience collagen-stimulation and skin tone improvement following every facial.

Facial Massage: Relaxing & Stimulating

Facials access deeper than your skin surface. Did you know that there are 43 muscles in the face? They like getting some attention and even release too! Stimulating these muscles is important for long-term skin health. I also offer your choice of scalp or hand massage during your treatment. Massage=relaxation guaranteed!

How Often Should You Get a Facial

One question I am asked regularly is how often are facials required? Each person’s skin is different, but generally, once a month is ideal and a minimum of 3 facials are required to alter skin health and improve the overall appearance of your skin.

Nourish Your Skin & Your Soul

Whether you have just begun to care for your skin more intensely or you have spent a lifetime caring for your face, making my Signature Facials a part of your regular self-care routine will nourish much more than just your skin!

Please get in touch to book an appointment.

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The delicate nature of skin around the eyes requires care. Nourish this area with these Goddess Bliss Skincare eye products featuring effective botanical extracts such as aloe vera, arnica, bilberry and burdock among many other beneficial ingredients.

Daily Moisture Eye Crème
Skin Type: Highly Sensitive | Visibly Irritated | Post-Peel | Post-Operative | Dry

A pH balanced, color-free, fragrance-free, paraben-free eye crème formulated for those who are highly sensitive, or for use post-peel or post-operative. Alleviates the appearance of dark circles and fine lines and hydrates the delicate eye area with a blend of vitamin-rich oils. Contains vegan hyaluronic acid; the high concentration of this potent moisture binder offers an excellent environment for the growth of new cells and promotes skin’s ability to repair itself, particularly following laser, peels, surgery or microdermabrasion treatments.

Arnica and vitamin K help reduce the appearance of dark circles. GABA is a natural topical muscle relaxer to reduce the appearance of fine lines in the eye area. Gluconolactone improves texture and appearance of visibly irritated skin

Excellent for use after cosmetic procedures around the eye area to alleviate the appearance of irritation or discoloration. Excellent for those who want to improve the appearance of dark circles. Can be used over serums or aqueous treatment products as needed.

Botanical Eye Contour Gel
Skin Type: All 

This light cooling formula hydrates, gently firms, reduces puffiness and appearance of dark circles while improving the texture of fragile skin around the eyes. A powerful blend of vital nutrients ensures optimum skin condition, texture, and tone.

Excellent eye treatment alternative to Eye Protection Crème for those who prefer a gel texture (for example, oily skinned or acne-prone clients). Astringent cucumber extract soothes and tightens under eye skin; arnica extract helps diminish the appearance of dark circles.

Anything that increases water retention can make eyes puffy; therefore, limit sodium-rich foods. Minimize fluid intake after dinner, especially alcohol. However, make sure you are drinking enough water throughout the day. Dehydration causes the body to store water as a defense system and this will add to puffiness around the eyes. Sleep with your head elevated to prevent fluid buildup under the eyes. Keep in refrigerator for an extra soothing, cooling eye treatment!

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My signature Goddess Bliss Skincare moisturizers will nurture your skin without harsh ingredients or damaging chemicals. These products are made in Canada and feature high-quality botanical extracts to support your skin’s unique hydration needs. Unscented options are also available for those sensitive to essential oils.

Advanced Calming Crème Light
Skin Type: Normal | Sensitive

Extracted from chamomile, Azulene is best known for its calming and healing benefits, making this crème ideal for those who experience occasional sensitivity or have normal to rosacea-prone skin. Calming stone root extract, jojoba and avocado oils offer soothing hydration and nourishment to inflamed or sensitive skin. Boswellia serrata extract inhibits 5-lipoxygenase enzyme that leads to inflammation. Antioxidant vitamins A and E aid in the protection of sensitive or fragile skin.

Soy has a beneficial effect on skin through its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Soy proteins contain a component called Isoflavones which stimulate collagen production thereby strengthening the skin’s support structure and increasing skin’s thickness and elasticity

Siberian Ginseng smooths out wrinkles by renewing cell structures and tissues that form the surface of the skin. The results are a restored, even skin tone and a reduction in wrinkles and smile lines.

The Advanced Calming Crème Light is an excellent treatment cream for those experiencing hormonal fluctuations due to menopause because of the abundance of water binding botanical extracts moisturize and hydrate skin.

Advanced Calming Crème Azulene
Skin Type: Sensitive | Rosacea-Prone | Dehydrated | Visibly Irritated | Post-Peel | Post-Operative

Formulated for sensitive, irritated and rosacea-prone skin, this gentle light to mid-weight moisturizer contains boswellia serrata extract, which inhibits the 5-lipoxygenase enzyme that leads to inflammation. Azulene helps reduce the appearance of redness while antioxidant vitamins A and E balance and protect the skin’s lipid barrier. Hyaluronic acid ensures that moisture levels remain high, further reducing sensitivity. An excellent calming crème to protect and soothe after skin resurfacing procedures.

Also available in an unscented version for those sensitive to essential oils.

Soy Chamomile Crème
Skin Type: Normal | Dry | Mature

A complexion essential enriched with naturally balancing and protective soy proteins, soothing essential oils and calming botanical extracts. Hydrate and revitalize even the most temperamental skin with this ultra-luxurious super hydrating crème fortified with smoothing skin conditioners from jojoba and cucumber.

Soy has a beneficial effect on skin through its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Soy proteins contain a component called Isoflavones which stimulate collagen production thereby strengthening the skin’s support structure and increasing skin’s thickness and elasticity.

Evening Primrose Crème
Skin Type: Dry | Sensitive | Mature | Couperose | Post-Peel | Post-Operative

This creamy formula melts into sensitive, dry skin to form a protective barrier against environmental irritants and restore needed moisture. In a soothing and emollient base of shea butter, vitamin-rich avocado oil and evening primrose oil high in gamma linoleic acid. This formula contains an exclusive blend of phytonutrients that calm and balance thin, sensitive skin.

The shea butter based formula feels silky and smooth on the skin. For best results, warm product in palms before applying. Antioxidant formula makes this crème ideal for sun-damaged skin or for those who live in highly polluted/urban areas. Calming for those clients with ruddy skin or rosacea.

Also available in an unscented version for those sensitive to essential oils.

Rich Avocado Moisturizer
Skin Types: Normal | All | Mature

Rejuvenate with this exceptional crème that provides long-lasting hydration without leaving your skin feeling greasy. Revitalizing Co-Enzyme Q10 reinforces the humectant properties of virgin avocado oil, organic shea butter and organic jojoba oil. Fresh basil, organic rosehip and carrot root extracts make this the perfect choice for all skin types. Rapid absorption allows this silky whipped moisturizer to be applied with confidence under makeup. Skin will feel younger and more vibrant instantly.

Licorice Root Matter Moisturizer
Skin Type: Oily/Combination | Congested | Normal

This soothing crème quickly absorbs into skin and picks up excess oil, leaving a balanced matte finish. Powerful botanical extracts of Bilberry Leaf, Calendula, Chamomile and Lemon enhance equilibrium and clarity. Aloe and Carrot Root Extracts unite to hydrate and moisturize without any greasy residue.

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An important step after cleansing, toners and tonics offer many benefits to freshly-cleansed skin. My made in Vancouver Goddess Bliss Skincare line offers formulas packed with vitamins and botanical extracts to nourish your delicate facial skin.

Moisture Plus Toner
Skin Type: Dry | Dehydrated | Mature | Environmentally Damaged

This gentle hydrating toner is formulated for moisture-deficient skin. It restores proper pH balance, improves efficacy of serums and moisturizers, and removes residues from makeup, cleansers or hard water that can leave skin tight and dehydrated. High levels of hyaluronic acid and a soothing blend of emollient sandalwood, jasmine, ylang ylang and rose oils encourage moisture retention.

This is recommended as part of a daily skin care program for dry/dehydrated skin types. Tap water or hard water leave mineral deposits on the skin, which can cause skin to feel tight, dry and flaky. This often causes clients to believe their skin is drier than it is; as a result, they may over-moisturize which can cause congestion and even sagging. Toner removes this mineral residue and prepares skin for the proper protective treatment.

Neroli Moisture Mist
Skin Type: All Skin Types | Dry | Dehydrated

This spray mist provides soothing hydration and moisture to dehydrated skin. Highly moisturizing, nutrient rich blue green algae and bladderwrack (sea weed) help to re-mineralize and balance skin. Soothing botanical extracts and a high concentration of aloe vera heal and calm. Neroli essential oil helps to improve elasticity in dry or sensitive skin.

Excellent for use under moisturizer because it allows moisture to be absorbed evenly and more effectively. Spray dispenser is hygienic, convenient and excellent for travel. Use before and after travel to keep skin moist. May be used on body after bath or shower. Follow with moisturizer. Will not disturb makeup. Excellent for refreshing and re-hydrating the skin any time during the day. Combined with essential oils,  it offers a wonderful emotional pick-me-up.

Refreshing Tonic
Skin Type: Dry | Sensitive | All Skin Types

A refreshing, hypo-allergenic and fragrance-free hydrating tonic for normal to sensitive skin. Formulated with ultra-soothing boswellia serrata, arnica, calendula and chamomile extracts – this toner is suited to irritated or sensitized skin. Also contains vitamins C & E for antioxidant infusion.

Boswellia serrata is a traditional ingredient used widely in Ayurvedic treatments. It has strong anti-inflammatory properties that calm and heal redness in sensitive skin. Arnica is a plant packed with phytochemicals known for its anti-inflammatory properties. It is also helpful in treating dry skin conditions such as eczema. Recommended to roscacea-prone clients for daily use to help calm skin. Contains no added fragrance that may irritate sensitive skin.

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Using a cleanser is a key step in caring for your skin. Find the one that’s right for you at my Boutique. Goddess Bliss Skincare is my own skincare line. It’s Canadian-made, nutritious for the skin, and promotes radiance and vitality. Products contain a range of beneficial ingredients from nourishing oils, vitamins, antioxidants and much more.

Anise Foaming Wash
Skin Type: Normal | All, Combination

Enriched with naturally derived vitamins E and C, this unique cleanser is designed to gently cleanse and balance all skin types. Organic jojoba and rice oils quickly remove cosmetics and impurities from deep within pores, giving skin a refined, fresh appearance. An infusion of organic extracts and essential oils reward you with exceptionally beautiful skin free from harsh chemicals and preservatives. Organic mint balm and certified organic peppermint oil lend their therapeutic benefits to the delightful scent of this exceptional cleanser.

Calming Cleansing Milk
Skin Type: Sensitive | post-surgical/treatment

A pH balanced, colour-free, fragrance-free, paraben-free cleanser formulated for highly sensitive skin or use following peels or post-operative. A very mild cream formula that contains arnica and other soothing agents that reduce the appearance of inflammation and irritation. GABA is a natural topical muscle relaxant. Gluconolactone improves the texture and appearance of visibly irritated skin. Vitamin K helps to minimize the appearance of broken capillaries and discoloration.

Moisture Plus Cleansing Milk
Skin Type: Dry, sensitive, mature

A gentle, soap-free emulsifying cleansing milk with soothing botanical extracts and essential oil of linden blossom. Jojoba oil deep cleans and replenishes dry, sensitive skin while nourishing yeast protein promotes elasticity and soft, smooth texture.

EXFOLIATION

Jojoba Facial Polish
Skin Type: All

This rejuvenating gentle gel-based polish sweeps away dead skin cells, refines surface texture and helps decongest skin. Jojoba microbeads partially dissolve as you massage, infusing skin with soothing moisture. A blend of botanical extracts supports skin’s ability to renew itself. Skin will be smooth and glowing.

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The gift of self-care

I highly recommend trying the Indian Head Massage after a stressful day or week. I arrived after a stressful day my mind was full of busyness and I felt exhausted, after my Indian Head massage treatment I felt relaxed and revitalized, my mind also felt calm, clear and peaceful, it was like my stress just melted away, I will definitely be back for this treatment.

Cheryl Turner

After many treatments and time with Lisa over the past 25 years, I have come to appreciate her spirit, her warmth, and to trust her and her spa as a safe and inspiring center. Recently Lisa helped me see that a facial was nourishment for the skin and also a relaxing massage treatment for healthy radiant glowing skin.

Margaret Litch

I have been a client of Lisa’s since I was 12 years old. I feel very comfortable at her spa and trust her with my skincare spa services. Being a University student and on a budget I tend to use drug store products on my skin. I decided to invest in Goddess Bliss skincare; it’s been 3 months now. I have noticed many changes and benefits such as my skin feels more balanced, healthy, my dryness has diminished, my skin’s tone is more even I wear less make-up because my skin feels radiant. I now see the value of investing in quality skin care; I am committed to my new regime and love it.  Thank you Lisa for your expertise and creating such an awesome skincare line!

Katie Davidson

Coming to Lisa for the past 8 years is an important part of my self-care, I look forward to seeing Lisa monthly as her waxing is the most gentle I have experienced. This is more than getting a service it’s become a friendship, someone I trust to share on a personal level.  Her passion for personal growth has also inspired me to be part of her Sacred Circles for women.  I’ve enjoyed this aspect of self-discovery and taking it to a deeper level in a safe setting with other likeminded women. I love taking time to awaken and acknowledge my inner Goddess strengths.

Hannah Ruller

Being in my 50’s I noticed my skin starting to sag so it was now or never to get on this. I contacted Lisa ready to take better care of my skin and also make time for just me to receive some nurturing. Within a week after having my facial treatment and using Goddess Bliss skincare, I noticed big changes. It has been almost a year now, my skin lines have softened my tonicity has improved, my skin feels radiant and alive. Regular monthly massage and facial treatments are a big part of my self-care now, I feel fantastic, I am worth it!  Thank you Lisa!

Shari Molchan

I love Lisa's monthly circle so much that it has become an essential part of my life - it is a ritual of sensual experience that encompasses aroma, words, song, meditation, movement, and self-expression. Lisa creates an atmosphere of magical beauty and peace that permeates her home; walking into her space is like stepping into a different dimension that we long for in our everyday lives. The sharing and connectedness amongst the group grows deeper with each circle and I leave feeling renewed and refreshed with a sense of joy and peace that filters into all aspects of my being. It grounds me back to my self and the core of goddess magic that resides within all of us but is forgotten in the daily stresses of living. I'm so grateful that I have this unique and beautiful experience to look forward to every month!

Louise Whyte