Seventeen-year-old high-fashion model Lindsey Wixson is known for her sensitive skin. The model, who has been the face of Versace, Miu Miu and Mulberry, famously had an allergic skin reaction during Fall 2011 Paris Fashion Week, which forced her to leave early. Allegedly, the red makeup that covered the model’s face at the Viktor & Rolf runway show was the culprit. Now, Wixson is a big fan of Canadian company, Cocoon Apothecary, which creates gentle skincare products for sensitive skin.
The line was launched in 2004 when Kitchener-based Jessica Burman started crafting cosmetics in her kitchen. Her goal? To create luxe lotions that were also Earth friendly. Fast forward eight years and Burman has a successful skincare business, which produces natural cleansers, scrubs and creams in a cosmetics lab built in her basement by her husband as a surprise.
Burman’s 100 percent vegan products, which are also free of gluten and synthetic fragrance, are known for their gentle, natural ingredients. They are created by hand-mixing oils, waters and extracts from fruits, nuts, herbs, flowers and trees then placed in recycled glass bottles with corn labels.
Lindsey has ordered several products from Cocoon Apothecary, but her favourite is the Rosey Cheeks Facial Cream, a rich, rose-scented moisturizer full of antioxidants, vitamins E and A, minerals and fatty acids. She slathers on the cream backstage at runway shows, gushing, “The makeup teams really enjoy it.” A skincare product that’s model- and makeup artist-approved? Sounds perfect to us.