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Paraben Free Cosmetics: What You Need to Know
By Krysia, Vapour Co-Founder and CEO
Parabens are synthetic preservatives (methylparaben, propylparaben, isoparaben, and butylparaben) that easily and cheaply preserve personal care products for up to 2 years. Parabens can be found in every sort of personal care product including color cosmetics, skin care, deodorant, and hair care. The problem with parabens is that they are absorbed in to the skin and accumulate in the body. This build up of parabens in the body can increase our “toxic-load” and may contribute to disease. Parabens may cause skin irritation, influence ... read more

Tags: paraben free
Categories: Editorials
Safety of Mineral Makeup
By Krysia, Vapour Co-Founder and CEO
Healthy, glowing skin is the result of many factors, including the quality of the products you use daily. Imagine putting sticky black coal tar on your face – you would never do it! But coal tar, a by-product of steel production, is an FD&C coloring ingredient used in many cosmetics. There’s absolutely nothing good to say about this ingredient. Coal tars contain benzene and phenols, known carcinogens. Also, in steel production, coal tar residues pollute our air. However bad coal tar is, its use in cosmetics has been "grandfathe ... read more

Tags: Safety of Mineral Makeup, toxic chemicals, coal tar, healthy skin
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Vapour Goes International
By Krysia, Vapour Co-Founder and CEO
I’ve had a sneaking suspicion since its inception that Vapour was a global brand in the making– and this past weekend I got a true glimps of the possibilities –– Vapour, just 5 months old, is stretching its reach North to Canada and launching on Canada’s home shopping network; The Shopping Channel. Friday Model casting—Eric and I had scheduled 2 hours to see about 50 women ages 20 thru 50 something.  So many amazing models showed up for the casting and narrowing it down to just 5 models was really toug ... read more

Tags: vapour, canada, international, launch
Categories: Events and appearances, Promotions
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How Did Halloween Influence Vapour?
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Krysia's September Must-Haves
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Purity: Vapour Founding Principle #1
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The Benefits of Eye Pillows
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Beauty, Space and Time: The Light in Taos
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All of Our Beeswax
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Straight-Up Vapour Magic: The Play of Light on Your Skin
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Discovering Skin Undertone: Finding Your Perfect Foundation
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What's In A Name: How Vapour Shade Names Are Born
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Staying Warm in the Depths of Winter
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