Detox Your Beauty Cab­i­net Clean Eat­ing sat down with Ro­main Gail­lard, founder of The Detox Mar­ket, to get the scoop on green beauty trends and tips for tran­si­tion­ing to a cleaner beauty rou­tine. BY

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CE: What are some up-and-com­ing trends in the green beauty space? RG: One trend I am see­ing a lot of is food in­gre­di­ents. For ex­am­ple, the Odac­ité Green Cer­e­mony Cleanser con­tains pre­mium-grade matcha and spir­ulina. Matcha has some of the high­est con­cen­tra­tions of an­tiox­i­dants you’ll find. I think cannabid­iol (CBD) is one in­gre­di­ent that you will see a lot more of. We’re see­ing it in ev­ery­thing from mois­tur­izer to lip balm. With mor­ere­laxed laws in Cal­i­for­nia, we’re go­ing to get a lot of new re­search to see ex­actly what its ben­e­fits are for skin.

CE: To what ex­tent do diet and green beauty work to­gether? RG: One of the ideas be­hind The Detox Mar­ket was to bring health and well­ness to­gether with beauty, and

to ed­u­cate peo­ple about the fact that what you eat is equally – if not more im­por­tant – for your skin than what you put on it. If you want to im­prove your skin, then you need to look at your diet, too.

CE: What are the top in­gre­di­ents to avoid when mak­ing the switch from con­ven­tional to nat­u­ral beauty prod­ucts?

RG: We list all of them on our web­site, thedetox­mar­ket.com. The main ones are preser­va­tives, gly­cols and parabens. Syn­thetic fra­grances are not some­thing we al­low, ph­tha­lates in par­tic­u­lar. It’s a sta­bi­lizer for fra­grance to make it last longer. It’s so bad, even

big­ger com­pa­nies are start­ing to think about re­mov­ing it.

CE: What prod­uct in­no­va­tions do you ex­pect to see in the next few years? RG: Preser­va­tion is go­ing to be key. It’s the big­gest hur­dle. I’ve been see­ing nat­u­ral preser­va­tives like vi­ta­min E or rose­mary ex­tract, but they don’t last long. I know ev­ery­body is work­ing on ex­tend­ing shelf life. It might be done through an in­gre­di­ent, but I have a feel­ing it might be done through pack­ag­ing. Tata Harper uses glass air­less pumps for some of its prod­ucts, and a lot of nat­u­ral-beauty brands are us­ing Miron glass (a dark vi­o­let glass) to ex­tend shelf life.

As a lead­ing re­tailer in green beauty and well­ness, The Detox Mar­ket of­fers a se­lec­tion of eco-friendly, non­toxic and cru­elty-free brands. It has five lo­ca­tions across North Amer­ica, in­clud­ing its new­est store, which opened at Toronto’s Union Sta­tion ear­lier this year.

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