empyri is a new, local skincare company that harnesses the healing power of cannabis root to give you healthy, hydrated, and clear skin. They have combined the wisdom and history of Traditional Chinese Medicine with modern science to create products that heal you from the inside out. Many modern skincare products are filled with harsh chemicals that are bad for your body and the earth. In contrast, empyri’s brand and approach is all about harnessing the healing power of the natural products that Mother Earth has given us through the use of science and engineering. The result? Incredible products that your skin, and the earth, will love.
empyri is an empowering brand, and the best part is that it’s a local company that is dedicated to spreading love to all. Check out everything that empyri has to offer.
The Elephant in The Room
First, let’s address the elephant in the room: will this skincare make you high? No. Not at all. When we hear of cannabis, we immediately think about stoners, the munchies, and Snoop Dogg, but cannabis is about so much more than all of that. Cannabis is an incredible natural product with all sorts of uses, many of which do not involve the parts that cause you to get high!
empyri products use part of the cannabis plant that is not even technically classified as “cannabis” under the Cannabis Act. empyri uses the stalks and roots of the cannabis plant, which doesn’t have any CBD or THC (which is what contains the phytocannabinoids which cause you to get “high”) in it. Simply put, you’re getting all of the healing properties of the cannabis plant without any of the psychoactive effects.
The story of empyri starts with the founder, Jennifer. Jennifer has a master’s in biochemical and environmental engineering. A mother of three, Jennifer has always had a passion for sustainable living and the interconnectivity between your health, inner equanimity and the earth. She also has an obsession with formulation and product development. In 2019, she incorporated the incredible healing powers of cannabis root into the three-step skincare system that she had already had well established for years.
Cannabis root has been used for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Roots are the lifeblood of a plant. It’s where a plant seeks out and stores water and nutrients that the plant needs. It’s also where a lot of healing properties for medicine are found!
The Difference of Oil Cleansing
Our skin naturally produces oil. That oil is supposed to keep your skin moisturized and protected. Unfortunately, a lot of modern skincare strips away these oils with strong and aggressive cleansers, which is often why your skin can feel tight and dry after cleaning. When our skin is stripped of its natural oils, it starts to produce more because your skin knows that you need that oil.
Oil cleansing is a whole new way of thinking about skincare. The cleansing oils flush out dirt and bacteria from your pores but don’t strip your skin of its natural oils. The result is that your skin stays moisturized and protected but also gets thoroughly cleaned.
The best part of oil cleansing is that it’s perfect for all skin types. If you have dry skin, your skin will LOVE the hydrating effect of oil cleansing. If you have very oily skin, while you might be tempted to look for products that don’t contain oil so that you’re not adding to the mess, oil cleansing can help your skin to balance its oil production. If you have sensitive skin, your skin will adore this gentle (but thorough!) approach to cleansing.
At empyri, all of their products are cruelty-free, vegan, and free from harsh chemicals! Their products are good for you AND the earth!
Cannabis Sativa Oil Cleanser
This cleansing oil goes deep into your skin to remove make-up, sunscreen, dirt, and oil that is trapped below the surface of your skin. It even will dissolve even the most stubborn, waterproof mascara! The cleansing oil leaves your skin feeling soft, hydrated, and supple. This cleanser is gentle on your skin and works with the natural properties of your skin, rather than stripping them with harsh chemicals.
This cleanser is made up of nourishing ingredients like cannabis sativa root extract, coconut oil, avocado oil, rosemary leaf oil, lavender leaf oil, orange peel oil, and chamomile flower oil.
Cannabis Sativa Hydrating Toner + Vitamin C
This gentle toner is alcohol-free and has witch hazel, floral waters, and cannabis root extract to help nourish your skin. It has day and night applications to give your skin exactly what it needs all throughout the day. This combination gets you to mix vitamin C with your toner to help hydrate your skin and reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
Cannabis Sativa Daily Moisturizer
This moisturizer won’t leave your skin feeling greasy. It’s fast-absorbing and protects your skin with antioxidants. It was carefully created to help repair your skin cells and to fight free radical damage, which comes from exposure to the sun’s harmful rays and pollution in the environment. It’s created with virgin oils and cannabis root extract. Your skin will feel hydrated and soft while being protected and nourished.
empyri 3-Step Skincare Ritual
empyri’s skincare products were formulated to work in balance with one another. Each step in the 3-step process complements and builds off of the others. When you buy the 3-Step Ritual Process, you’re getting the cleanser, the toner + vitamin C, and the moisturizer at a discounted price than if you bought each one separately, saving you money!
Positive Intention Tees
Positivity is such an important part of life. It’s crucial to send positive vibes and powerful statements out into the world. It’s also essential for yourself to be reminded that you’re loved, you’re strong, and you’re enough. When you wear empyri’s positive intentions t-shirts, you remind those who see you, and yourself, of one of these three powerful truths: you are strong; you are loved; you are enough.
These shirts come in both men’s and women’s sizes. There are three different positive intentions to choose from. Pick the one that is most important to you or get them all!
These slouchy, knit toques come in pink and grey. Both have empyri stitched on the front along with a marijuana leaf and are super stylish. Not only will this keep your head nice and cosy throughout the day, but it’ll also give you the opportunity to tell people about empyri and the incredible healing powers of cannabis roots!
More Products to Come – There is so much more potential left in the healing power of Cannabis Root that empyri has yet to unleash. empyri is busy working with Traditional Chinese Medicine physicians to create more products that harness the healing potential in cannabis roots. Make sure that you follow empyri on social media and keep an eye out for more incredible, healing products to come down the road!
The Three-Step Process
empyri’s three-step skincare process will leave your skin feeling healthy, soft, and clear! Every step builds off of the previous one and each contains the healing power of cannabis root extract. There are no harsh chemicals in any of the products and each step helps to protect and nourish your skin. Each step is packed full of incredible natural ingredients that are designed to heal and help your skin, each and every day.
Step One – Oil Cleansing. Get your skin damp and massage about 5 pumps of the cleanser into your face and neck. This is going to get all of the dirt, bad oil, and ALL of the make-up that’s on your skin. Remove the cleanser with a damp cloth or cotton pad.
Step Two – Hydrating Toner and Vitamin C. In the morning, spray ten sprays of the hydrating toner on a cotton pad and apply it to your face. In the evening, Combine the Vitamin C into your toner and apply it to the face. If you have problem skin, you can apply an extra three sprays of the Vitamin C into your hands and rub it directly into your skin. You’ll feel the tingle.
Step Three – Moisturize. With your skin still damp from the toner, apply one pump of the moisturizer to your fingertips and rub it into the face. You can do an additional 1-2 pumps for your neck and chest too.
The Green of It All
Because of the legalization of cannabis in Canada and its widespread medicinal and recreational uses, there are plenty of local, licensed marijuana farms producing cannabis plants. Right now, many of those farms, as well as the local licensed hemp producers, consider cannabis roots to be a source of waste. empyri has been partnering with these producers and farms to procure this once thrown-out part of the plant! This creates less waste and helps to boost the local economy! It’s a win-win-win.
Whether you have problem skin and are looking to find a solution to help or if you have great skin and just want to make sure that you’re putting only the best and most nourishing products on the body’s largest organ (your skin), you need to try empyri. Not only is their oil cleansing three-step process and their use of cannabis root extract revolutionary, but they’re also a local company. Supporting local is what we do best.
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