Who doesn't love beautiful things? Imagine our surprise when we came across the gorgeous Canadian brand Céla by Celine Tadrissi, merging art (no joke, the packaging is exceptional) and clean beauty that truly works.
After experiencing issues with adult-onset acne and eczema, founder Celine Tadrissi sought out effective treatments with thoughtful, natural formulations and was troubled by the lack of suitable options. Seeing a need for soothing and reparative natural skincare, she set out to develop she could not only use for herself and family, but one she felt confident enough to recommend to others.
Céla's unique story doesn't stop there.
"Founded on the principle that skin is everyone, and doing justice to the diversity of the country that inspired Céla’s creation, each product in the range has been thoughtfully crafted and carefully tested to be universally adaptable and effective across all ages, sexes, ethnicities, skin types and geographical locations."
Simply pop a cap and you can immediately smell that each product is nurtured by nature, naturally sourced and going to instantly 'up' your beauty game! Céla's plant-powered products are designed to support and address the needs of your body's most important and exposed organ - your SKIN - and are formulated with the most potent natural ingredients from across the nation (think seed butters, oils and extracts).
Ingredients are everything and Céla packs each product with only the best of the best:
Product pick: Crème de la Crème Light - The Very Best Cream Light
What it is: Bring air-soft luxury to your daily moisturising ritual all year long. With a lighter-weight, rapidly absorbing consistency optimised for warmer weather as well as normal to oily skin types, Crème de la Crème Light’s formula offers many of the same plant-powered benefits as its original counterpart. Here, too, Amazonian cupuaçu butter draws moisture into the skin, while Abyssinian oil conditions and softens, imparting silky texture while creating a weightless barrier against hydration loss. Infused with our signature Céla Complex, all six Canadian botanical extracts – chosen for their rich concentration of antioxidants, vitamins, omega acids and minerals – combine to promote regeneration and improve resiliency at the cellular level. The lush, harmonious blend of orange peel and grapefruit essential oils leaves the body deliciously scented.
Price: $59 (16oz)
Product pick: Essential Balm - Miracle Multi-Use Oil
What it is: This multitasking ointment changes state from solid to liquid with body heat, providing all of the concentrated benefits of pure botanical oils and extracts with the convenience and portability of a balm. Whether skin is chapped, irritated, especially dry or simply in need of extra TLC, the six potent Canadian extracts in our signature Céla Complex combine with six ultra-hydrating plant butters and six moisturising oils to soothe, treat, clarify and protect. Essential Balm performs miracles from head to toe – hair included – leaving behind the delicate, anxiety-reducing scent of lavender and bergamot.
Price: $45 (2oz)
Product pick: Black Gold - Supreme Coffee Scrub
What it is: Céla pairs expertly dark-roasted, finely ground coffee beans with coarser raw sugar for thoroughly invigorating at-home exfoliation. The dual-sized particles effortlessly slough away dead skin, awakening natural radiance, and the rich scent of coffee perks up spirits. Rich cupuaçu butter and conditioning Abyssinian oil nourish and protect, while caffeine penetrates the skin barrier to smooth and tighten, reducing cellulite by stimulating the breakdown of excess fats in cells close to the surface as well as fighting the harmful effects of UV radiation and photoaging thanks to its antioxidant properties.
Price: $46 (6.7oz)