Canadians are proud of their roots and this is no different when it comes to clothing. Club Monaco was founded in Toronto in 1985, and has become one of the most thriving clothing companies in North America. Originally, CM was seen as a Canadian brand with elevated basics, but Ralph Lauren thought the brand could have a unique place in the industry. He brought it to New York and acquired it in the 1990s. The brand is now honouring its Canadian heritage by teaming up with the Canadian beauty brand known as The Ordinary from DECIEM. There will be several pop-up stores across Canada and the US for this collaboration.
For those just being introduced to the skincare brand, it’s a clinical cosmetic company with effective technological practices. They stand for “clinical formulations with integrity” that include hair care products, cleansers, oils, serums, sun-care, and more! Kim Kardashian even revealed that she used the ordinary products as part of her skin routine to slow down the skin’s aging process.
The collab launched October 21st at Club Monaco’s Fifth Avenue, Beverly Drive, Bloor Street and Robson Street stores. It’s happening for a limited time, ending at the end of January 2020, so get your hands on some product while you can!
The pop-ups will include fan favourites from The Ordinary including AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution and Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 paired with a collection of Club Monaco’s essential wardrobe staples. There will be Christmas gifting sets of the co-branded items within the pop-up stores for the holiday season.
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(5/5) ? The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane is a lightweight plant-derived solution to support healthy hydration. Squalane is non-comedogenic and is suitable for use on all skin types. ? The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Hemi-Squalane is an even lighter-weight plant-derived solution that helps reduce the ongoing loss of hydration that weakens dermal elasticity and suppleness. Due to its low molecular weight, it has greater spreadability and leaves a light and dry after-feel. ? The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA is a cream formula that offers non-greasy surface hydration. This formula also acts as a direct topical supplement of impaired components of NMF (the skin’s very own moisturizing tool, found in the outermost layer of the epidermis).
Both brands wanted to make this experience for customers a fun one! There will be classes, workshops a talk series. A known innovator in retail, Club Monaco has been a leader with community involvement since the first Queen Street location opened in Toronto, which featured a cafe as a place where people could interact and connect as part of their shopping experience. Who doesn’t want to get in on the goods for this epic collaboration?!
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Welcome to ‘More Molecules’. ? We've called this category 'More Molecules' because the products within simply didn't fit into the other categories, so we created a place for them to call home. ?? ?The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA is a concentrated serum with purified alpha arbutin that reduces the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation. Alpha Arbutin can be incorporated into any routine without conflicts. ? The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG is an eye serum that targets the appearance of dark circles and puffiness in the eye contour. It contains an extremely high 5% concentration of caffeine, supplemented with highly-purified epigallocatechin gallatyl glucoside (try saying that five times) from green tea leaves. As we’ve mentioned before, dark circles can be caused by a number of reasons (i.e., stress, lack of sleep etc.). Shadows resulting from hollowness in the eye contour cannot be addressed by topical skincare treatments, including ours. ?The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% is a high-strength vitamin and mineral formula that targets signs of congestion, enlarged pores, and visible shine. The formula is further supported by the inclusion of zinc PCA to help balance visible aspects of sebum activity. Although friendly, niacinamide doesn’t get along well with L-ascorbic acid and ethylated ascorbic acid. When niacinamide is mixed with LAA or vice versa, it causes a chemical discolouration of the products. As such, we suggest alternating between these formulas instead. Yes, you can use all within this category together in a regimen as they make a lovely trio. ✨