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WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH SUNSCREEN? Chemical vs. Mineral (Physical) sunscreens in a nutshell

WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH SUNSCREEN? Chemical vs. Mineral (Physical) sunscreens in a nutshell

The jury is out when it comes to sunscreens, the pros and cons, why some are better than others, and the information is often confusing. 

Our customers are often asking questions about the differences between physical and mineral sunscreens, so I'll try to explain, in brief but concise terms, those differences, and I'll tell you about my personal experience and preference.

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Free Delivery Service in Toronto **NEW Extended Coverage**

Free Delivery Service in Toronto **NEW Extended Coverage**

After launching our poll asking followers to vote on which postcodes to add to our free delivery area, we realised that many of our customers were spread all across the city. We didn't want to leave anyone out and so decided to extend our free delivery service to the whole of Toronto and some parts of the GTA.  To make this efficient and manageable at our end, this service is offered to orders over $45 and will follow the following schedule:  Mondays: East EndTuesdays: MidtownWednesdays: Old Toronto/DowntownThursdays: West EndFridays: EtobicokeWe will continue to offer our contactless curbside pick up options, Monday to Saturday 12-3. For...

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Where to recycle used razors

Where to recycle used razors

If you live in Toronto you probably know how difficult it is to recycle your used razors as the municipality won't take them. So we have come up with a solution, partnering up with TerraCycle® and Gillette®, our shop has become an official collection point. As of today you can drop off your old razors, blades and cartridges with the knowledge that they will be broken down and properly recycled and avoid ending up in  landfill.  Pretty Clean Shop chose TerraCycle because they are a global leader in collecting and repurposing hard-to-recycle waste. They operate in over 20 countries and recycle billions of pieces of waste through various innovative platforms. They have won over 200...

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Did you know your old mascara wands can be re-used to protect wildlife?

Did you know your old mascara wands can be re-used to protect wildlife?

A little while ago we heard from our partner Elate cosmetics that mascara wands were an excellent tool to care for small animals and birds. So our team looked into it and after a bit of research found a wildlife rescue centre in Durham that needed them.  We learnt that wands are useful to clean off sick animals as they don't break the feathers of birds and are gentle on fur. Healthy fur and feather speeds up the recovery and amount of time an animal has to stay at a wildlife centre. We are delighted to have partnered up with Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue Centre to offer our...

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Are preservatives good or bad in cosmetic products?

Are preservatives good or bad in cosmetic products?

Preservatives have become a sticky issue in recent years. Particularly in the cosmetics industry. There is a lot of misinformation surrounding the use and need of preservatives, as well as their effects on the human body.  The scientific fact is that microbes and bacteria can (and most likely will) grow when certain environmental conditions are present. Therefore, in order to ensure the safety of a product, there are products and formulations that need of a preserving agent.  For example, products that contain water, will most certainly need a preservative of some sort. Whereas products purely oil based will most likely not...

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