Where to buy natural beauty products in Vancouver

Want to look beautiful without having to worry about animal testing and scary chemical names? Looking great and feeling great can go together if you shop at the right places. Here’s where to buy natural beauty products in Vancouver.[Photo credit: iStock/dolgachov]

Finlandia Natural Pharmacy

1111 Broadway W, Vancouver, BC V6H 1G1

Going strong since 1974, this Vancouver mainstay offers a wealth of health and beauty products; the latter are curated by Tanja Salewski, the store’s beauty and product specialist. She is passionate and very knowledgeable – she even offers demos and makeovers in-store – fitting in with Finlandia Natural Pharmacy’s mission.

Shifeon Enterprise Ltd

1291 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1C2

Shifeon sells a wide array of products, including several of the leading independent natural beauty brands. Green Envee Organics, John Masters Organics and Eminence Organics (which has been around since 1958) make body lotions, face wash, moisturizers and more – and this Robson Street shop is proud to carry them.

Victoria's Health

857 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1T9

Victoria’s Health offers some of the best vitamins, supplements and health food you could ask for, and their beauty items are off the hook. The Lavender Witch Haven with Aloe Vera Formula is an especially memorable item. This shop is not only great for yourself, but an excellent place to go for gift shopping!

Pure Integrative Pharmacy

3750 Oak St, Vancouver, BC V6H 2M3

With a handful of stores in Vancouver and others scattered throughout the Lower Mainland, Pure Integrative Pharmacy is certainly convenient. Every outlet has health advisors who can answer your questions and guide you toward the best items for your own body and its needs. There’s a great selection of scrubs and cleansers – of the brands available, Sukin is one of the best.

Granville Island Soap Gallery

17-1551 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9

This artisanal shop makes soap that smells like wine, looks like dessert and practically screams “try me out!” The business is a labour of love, and it takes pride in its sourcing products the way a farm-to-table restaurant would. The Soap Gallery also sells deodorants, body butters and more – watch for them at local farmers’ markets as well.

Facial Expressions Skincare Studio

109-1529 6th Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6J 1R1

Treat yourself (or a loved one) to a facial using organic and natural products. The staff here are knowledgeable and can recommend products that suit your skin type. Try out the green tea cleanser or derma peel from the Rhonda Allison collection – Facial Expressions is the only retail location in Canada that carries her products!

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