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AER Next-Level Deodorant is Here
By Official Vapour Blog
8/24/2017  
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Introducing AER, Vapour's potent plant + mineral deodorant.

AER Next-Level Deodorant is almost here

The road to launching AER Next-Level Deodorant has been long and circuitous. We have spent five passionate years on ingredient research and product testing. But we are finally sharing AER with you, and we could not be happier. AER is a game-changing natural formula that offers unparalleled performance. We believe AER will nurture wellness and bring confidence to all who wear it.

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Mixing AER. The final product.

The story behind AER

“It was recommended that I eliminate conventional deodorant from my daily routine when I received a cancer diagnosis over 12 years ago,” remembers Krysia Boinis, Vapour co-founder. “I learned that conventional antiperspirants and deodorants are among the most toxic of all personal care products people use on their bodies every day. Since that day in the doctor’s office I have tried every deodorant alternative available. What became immediately apparent was that there was a lot of room for improvement. So began the journey to create an elegant solution that would be effective and pleasurable to use.”

“AER development started with some resistance but I was quickly won over by the creative challenge,” recalls Kristine Keheley, Vapour co-founder. “The constraints were that it had to meet our Vapour mandate of a minimum of 70% organic ingredients and it had to be in conventional packaging for maximum user-friendliness.”

How AER Works

AER’s innovative formula transforms from gel to powder on your skin. It glides on easily and feels silky and lightweight. AER’s plant + mineral complex effectively combats odor and bacteria at the source to deliver lasting results. AER is available in three universally appealing essential oil scent blends for men and women: Ginger Grapefruit, Palo Santo Blood Orange and Lavender Myrrh.

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AER's scent ingredients. Get out and get active; AER's got you covered.

About AER Scents

While AER’s essential oils blends smell good, they are also part of the active ingredients, and their intentions run deeper. “In response to my own compromised lymph/detoxification system, I seek not only to reduce the toxic load to my underarm area but to nurture and support my body. I anoint sacred oils on my underarms, breasts, and heart to raise my vibration and honor my body where it has been altered. Some of these sacred plants, including Palo Santo, Myrrh and Holy Basil, have been incorporated into AER,” shares Krysia.

“The scent blends were a joy to make,” says Kristine. “Ginger Grapefruit is a new classic. The Palo Santo Blood Orange combo was one of those creative inspirations that gratifyingly worked in practice. Lavender and Myrrh are a time-honored combination, and adding a burst of sweet Persian Lime ties them together in an uplifting harmony.” Krysia and Kristine agree that launching AER is as exciting as AER itself: “We feel it is Vapour’s biggest contribution to personal health and wellness yet.”

-VAPOUR ORGANIC BEAUTY




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Color fit for a Goddess
By Official Vapour Blog
2/17/2017  
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Aura Multi Use in Artemis, a fearless mid-tone berry, created in collaboration with Kathryn Budig.

Originally published on FreePeople.com

What better time of year to speak to the art of blushing? Vapour’s Shenoa Riegel sheds some light on Artemis…

ARTEMIS is the Greek goddess of light, the hunt and the moon. Only fitting that such an independent spirit served as the inspiration for Vapour’s Aura Multi Use shade collaboration with Kathryn Budig, a warrior for self-acceptance, honesty, and helping others find true balance (who also happens to be an internationally celebrated yoga teacher and wellness author).

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Kathryn Budig takes aim; The full moon over Taos Mountain.

Embracing the need for healthy self-expression and authenticity, Vapour is redefining beauty on our own terms. Women want a glow, and we want it to be effortless. Today, multi-tasking beauty tools are essential; they save time in the morning and space in your bag.

Vapour Multi Use Classic Blush is a multi-tasking superhero. One easy swipe of the stick allows flawless application of pigment to cheeks and lips. Just tap to blend. This satin shade can even impart a rosy glow to lids for a polished look. ARTEMIS’ glow allows your untamed spirit to look fresh and rested, even if you aren’t. It’s build-able too; tone it up or down by layering and blending.

“ARTEMIS is the inspiration for my philosophy ‘Aim True’, so it seems only proper to create a color that embodies her fearless self acceptance. I’m hoping everyone who wears it will feel like a goddess; confident and natural.” —Kathryn Budig

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Aura Multi Use is available in a wide array of shades to suit every mood; Kathryn Budig at home.

-SHENOA RIEGEL




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Natural Glowing Skin Can Be Easy
By Official Vapour Blog
12/27/2016  
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Halo on the high planes of the face, gently blended, gives an easy, healthy glow

The face of beauty is changing. Women are redefining beauty, reclaiming beauty on our own terms. Healthy self-expression and authenticity are prevailing over perfection. A “no-makeup” look starring natural, glowing skin continues to grow in popularity in the fashion industry and with women everywhere.

One flattering beauty technique is highlighting the skin. It gently guides the eye to features that you want to accentuate. It’s about skin looking luminous while enhancing bone structure is a soft and subtle way.

Placement and blending are key in getting the look right. Vapour HALO Illuminator stick gives skin a gorgeous glow that makes you look radiant and rested, even if you aren’t. HALO fans call it a “real-life Instagram filter.”

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Where to apply Halo

How To:

First

Apply to moisturized skin for a really quick brightener or over foundation, if using. Apply HALO directly from stick to any of the following areas. 1) forehead 2) brow bones 3) cheek bones 4) inner corners of eyes 5) center of nose  6)cupid’s bow and 6) chin.

Tip: Experiment with the above locations and find your favorites. Remember to choose the areas you wish to accentuate.

Second

Tap product into skin to blend… it should be seamless. You don’t want to see any product after blending. The areas where you have applied HALO will catch the light and you will glow—naturally.

Happy New Year, Vapour Beauties.

 

-KRYSIA BOINIS, Vapour Co-Founder




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The Nature of Beauty Book Review
By Official Vapour Blog
12/12/2016  
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Some classic Vaopur products featured in Imelda Burke's new book, The Nature of Beauty.

Thinking about making the switch to Natural Beauty? Or want to know more about what choices you have? Vapour Organic Beauty is thrilled to be featured in The Nature of Beauty by Imelda Burke. This new book is the definitive guide to a new generation of natural beauty, skincare and makeup. It’s the perfect Christmas gift for all beauty lovers.

This book was written from all the tips, knowledge and insight shared with me via the 1000's of conversations with my team, brand owners, customers, industry experts and beauty bloggers over the past 9 years.” —Imelda Burke

Choosing natural beauty means being conscious about what you're buying: what you are you putting on your skin, what it does and where it comes from. This honest, expert book will teach you how to recognize what your skin needs and how to buy the best products for you. It offers both time-honored and modern techniques, tips and guidance for all ages, and showcases the powerful ingredients and brands that you need to know about.

It's the book I wish was around when I first wanted to make the switch to natural and organic beauty 17 years ago and is an introduction to both natural products and taking care of your skin.” —Imelda Burke

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Imelda determines that Vapour Organic Beauty is a clean beauty replacement for Kevyn Aucoin




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Foundation Matching and Undertones Demystified
By Official Vapour Blog
12/7/2016  
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Vapour’s globally inclusive shade range

*This article originally appeared on the Credo Beauty Blog

Artists are familiar with color as a language for expression and the same goes for Makeup Artists. But, with skin as their canvas, Makeup Artists have the unique challenge of selecting colors that will harmonize with a person’s specific surface skin color and their subtler undertones.

In our conversations with Annie and the Credo team, we’ve learned that most women have a lot of uncertainty when it comes to picking their foundation shade and identifying their undertones.

If that confusion describes you, don’t worry. Color is subjective and emotional, and undertones are subtle.

Undertone is a color theory term, describing how different colors mix and whether they appear warm, cool or neutral. Your skin isn’t just one even color—its surface color varies depending on what lies beneath and how thick or thin it is. At Vapour we’ve designed our foundation shades to be versatile and forgiving by including warm and cool pigments in almost every formula, making color matching easier on you.

Knowing your undertone helps you find complementary shades of makeup and clothing to accentuate your natural beauty. Undertones fall into three main categories:

WARM — earthy yellow, bronze or gold
COOL — jewel-toned pink, blue or silver
NEUTRAL — a blend or balance of warm and cool colors

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Warm, neutral, cool skin tones

So, how do you know where you fall? Below are several techniques for determining your undertone(s). These suggestions may not work for everyone—you may need to experiment to discover your true undertone, and don’t underestimate your natural inclinations toward color in makeup and wardrobe. What makes you feel good inside reflects on the outside. 

  • Vein Color
    One common way of determining your skin undertone is by looking at the veins on the inner wrist or elbow in natural sunlight. If they look bluish, your undertone is cool, and if they look more green or yellow then your undertone is warm. If they are a mix, or you can't really tell, then you probably have a neutral skin tone. 
  • Jewelry
    Silver, white gold and platinum accentuate cool undertones, while yellow gold accentuates warm undertones. The metal that harmonizes with your undertones will give you a fresh, bright look. Neutral undertones are complemented by both silver and gold. 
  • White Cloth 
    First pull your hair back and put a white cloth, like a towel or T-shirt, around your neck and shoulders. The white fabric will draw out a subtle cast of color in your face. Blue or pink indicate cool undertones, while yellow and peach indicate warm undertones. Neutral undertones tend to look greenish next to the white cloth.

When researching undertones, we found there is much more information available for lighter and Caucasian skin so we asked Vapour friend and MUA, Dionne Belle, for advice.

To identify undertones on darker skin, Dionne recommends looking under the eye (on top of cheekbones) and on the side of the palm because skin can be lighter there. She also says that wearing white clothes can be really helpful. “It’s important to look at yourself in natural light as well because artificial lights can change how your skin looks,” she says. When asked how she likes using Vapour makeup Dionne replied, “I love working with Vapour, the colors are beautiful and so forgiving. They cover such a wide range of race and ethnicities; they really work for everyone.”

It’s not accurate to assume skin undertones are based on race. For example, we can’t assume all Asians have warm undertones. The surface yellowness of skin does not necessarily mean warm undertones—there are warm yellows and cool yellows. There’s also a difference between brown skin with warm orange-red undertones, and brown skin with cool, jewel undertones. This also applies to olive-toned skin.

Similarly, a person who has rosacea does not necessarily have cool undertones because of the “pink” seen on their face. There is such a broad spectrum of colors with skin, we recommend trying the above tips for all skin tones.

At Vapour we design Fine Art Infused color. Unlike synthetic FD&C pigments that lay flat on the skin like latex paint, we exclusively use natural pigments. Our color blends are more like oil paint, permitting light to pass through and harmonize with a wide range of skin tones. Our foundation shades are more versatile than those of some other brands, both because they include warm and cool pigments and they utilize the play of light on your skin. It can be surprising to see the same Vapour foundation shade or lipstick working perfectly on women who seem to have very different skin tones. We create color that responds to your unique coloring, so every shade becomes a custom shade. 

-VAPOUR BEAUTY EXPERTS




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