Friday, September 9, 2011

Detox 1-2-3's

The idea of detoxifying sounds good, given our toxin-filled environment and not to mention all that delightful wine and cheese consumed over the summer.
Great News: There’s an easy, safe, at-home way to clear toxins from the body—one that actually feels good and is inexpensive. It’s a technique known as 'dry brushing'. There are many ways to detoxify the body through different organs, but using a dry brush to detoxify via the skin. After all, it is our biggest organ, spanning over 5ft.sq when laid out.  Detoxing the skin has many benefits.

Know this: When you dry brush, you exfoliate dead cells and give the body a gentle massage. This improves circulation... gives you glowing skin... and energizes you. But the most therapeutic benefit involves activating the lymphatic system, which is part of the immune system. The light pressure of brushing encourages movement of lymph fluid under the skin. This fluid carries away impurities that then are eliminated by the body. The movement of the lymph fluid, which results in lymphatic drainage, is a major component of your detoxification system. Dry brushing is safe for everyone, including pregnant women. And it leaves you feeling invigorated!

Get it done: The best time to dry brush is before or during a shower. The water washes away dead cells exfoliated during the treatment. It’s important that you always brush toward your heart because this is the natural direction of your circulation and the natural flow of lymph fluid. I recommend that you brush your skin from your head to your heart on the upper body and from the hands and arms in toward your torso. Then brush from your feet up your legs toward your torso. Long sweeping strokes are best. Dry brushing should take about five to 10 minutes daily. 

Choosing your weapon: Look for a brush that has a long handle and relatively soft bristles. (The amount of pressure you apply is more important than the bristles’ softness.) Most wooden-handled brushes, available everywhere, cost about $6. You can also use a loofah, which is a coarse sponge, although you may find it too rough for your skin. You will also can get a detox effect if you move a loofah toward your heart in the shower.  Good health... great skin!

Melani Chong - ceo founder -

Saturday, November 20, 2010

2010 Recap of Events

With a Stellar Year for Events in 2010, from Fashion at the ROM with Jeanne Bekker, Cityline with Tracy Moore to hipsta school girls at Bishop Strachan, The Soya Boutique team was keeping beat with them all. We love to support great charities such as Zanaidu and visit with our hip, youngster clients at their chic private shopping events. We even caught up with Cory Monteith, Designers Franco Mirabelli, HOAX Couture, Nina Dobrev, and my toyfriend, Shawn Majunder at the Canadian Gemini Awards Luxury Lounge. We were happy to prep their skin and spread the Healing Balm love around to relax and get Canadian celebs in the mood for their red carpet moment.

Yo Canada!

I love the dollar store, Italian and French imports but a recent read provoked this...

"A piece 'Avoid Dollar-Store Health Pitfalls' (RD Aug'10) suggests that the government department responsible for safety/health issues is not doing its job. Something is wrong here. Why are these products allowed to enter Canada if they don't live up to our standards? Obviously, there is more interest in purchasing from other countries, to the detriment of our own unemployed. If other countries had to adjust their ingredients, they wouldn't be so cheap and we would be better to compete.

Buy Canadian as much as possible! I shop around before buying an article made elsewhere, although it is getting more and more difficult to do so." - Nancy Molson, Dalkeith ON (Readers Digest)


Monday, November 15, 2010

Go Bubble Free!

When we want to get things clean, bubbles definitely come to mind. The phenomena of bubbles occurs when fatty acids meet alkaline and create what is known as saponification. This was created in 2200 BC using similar ingredients as today. Bubbles in history have been used for making products fun for kids and even solving mathematical problems. But are they totally necessary to really get clean?

We love to see those suds in our bathtubs, sinks, and washing machines to ensure our precious belongings get squeaky clean - But can the same be said about our facial cleansers? Although we naturally love that bubbly feeling against our skin, is it really doing our skin justice? Bubbles are known to leave residue on skin, which congests pores, causes acne, and destroys the skin’s natural moisture, resulting in fine lines and dry skin., a Toronto based natural skin care product line, offers products that clean and refresh with mild foaming action. TSB’s bubble-free facial cleansers leave no residue, effectively reduce the appearance of acne and fine lines and leave skin completely hydrated and nourished.

Go bubble-free and bubble 'lite' and experience the difference!

– Alysha Baldassarra, TSB's skin care guru

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Get Down and Dirtyyy

Mud seems to be the newest skin care craze due to its highly effective properties and its traditional use for many historical beauties. It has literally been around forever and was known in ancient tales of Cleopatra’s own skin care regimen. Time to bring out your inner Queen! Get down and dirty with your skin care regimen and introduce a little Soy Mud into your life.

TSB offers a rare and organic Canadian Glacial Clay which draws toxins from the skin and gently exfoliates. This local natural treasure has no parallel in the world today - the crème de la crème of clays. With lavender harvested from the organic missionary soils of Los Olivos Valley, Hawaii's historically highly prized oil of Kukui nut and the healing properties of Calendula, Arnica and Rose Hip oil, this luxurious clay blend leaves skin deeply cleansed and supple, treating acne, scarring, blemishes and pre mature aging.

- Benefits of Soy Mud

- Blood circulation

- Removes dead skin cells

- Relief from acne, wrinkles and eczema

- Detoxifies and tones skin

- Decreases pore size

Friday, October 29, 2010

In Production!

TSB is currently working on producing brand new promo videos! We will be releasing the 6-film collection really soon!!!

Here are some sneak peeks...

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Mini Soy Facial

Love indulging yourself in revitalizing facial treatments, but don’t have the budget or time to make an appointment at your local spa?

TSB has you covered! Take a few minutes of your time to treat yourself to a Mini Soy Facial, it takes only a few minutes. Done in the comfort of your own home, this treatment will have you glowing for that sexy night on the town, romantic dinner, special event or just because, within minutes.

Follow these simple steps to indulge your precious skin and give it the TLC it deserves.

You will need:

  1. 1 hand towel
  2. Warm water
  3. Soy Tear-free Foaming Cleanser
  4. Soy Mud
  5. Soy Repairing Serum


1. Cleanse face with Soy Tear-free Foaming Cleanser to remove makeup and free skin of daily environmental pollutants

2. Immerse your hand towel in warm water then eliminate excess water. Your towel should be fairly warm, not hot; if it is too hot, please wait until the temperature lowers

3. Lay down and relax with warm hand towel over your face until the hand towel for 5 minutes.

4. Next apply Soy Mud. Use a small amount of warm water and mud to create paste, smooth all over face and skin liberally. Allow to dry (10mins), remove with warm water using gentle circular motions. Pat to dry. This removes all the toxins and dead skin cells from your skin leaving you smooth and supple.

5. Apply Soy Repairing Serum to purify, smooth texture and restore vitality

Voila - you’re done! 5 simple steps for a youthful glow and a boost of hydration! There you go - a moment of luxury in the comfort of your own home and at a fraction of the cost at the spa!

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