Province Apothecary at The Hive

There’s a lot to love about summer but congested, oily skin is not one of them. The Province Apothecary Detoxifying + Clarifying Clay Mask is an aesthetician-favourite during these hot months because of it’s powerful rejuvenating ingredients and customizable dry formula.  The Province Apothecary team sat down with Janal from The Hive Spa, to chat about why they love using the Clay Mask in facials and to share their favourite mask recipes. 

Janal from the Hive Spa, Honey Harbour

The Detoxifying and Clarifying Clay Mask is a personal favourite of mine. Working in the harsh climates of Ontario cottage country weather- I try to focus my attention on protecting and replenishing the skin with antioxidants and vitamins. In the hot summer weather your skin’s natural sebum production increases- leaving some people feeling quite oily. 

My go-to is mixing the clay mask with cooled, steeped green tea- a powerful and familiar ingredient that is known for its antioxidant properties. It helps fight free radical damage from the harsh (but lovely) summer sun, soothes the skin, and promotes healing, while the clay pulls impurities and tightens pores. 

The Hive Spa uses all of Province Apothecary’s skincare products in their treatments. PA spoke with Janal about why she loves using PA and holistic skincare: 

I've been working as a certified aesthetician for the last 4 years. During those years I've definitely done my share of moving around, and in so have been exposed to many different styles and beliefs when it comes to skin care. Quite honestly, I used to struggle personally using many of the products that I was supposed to be promoting to my clients. My heart just wasn't in it, and I left the problem areas on my skin untreated simply due to lack of enthusiasm. Each spa did bring me a little closer to where I'm supposed to be, and I'm thankful for that. It was just under 3 years ago that I was first introduced to the idea of natural skin care and I finally felt motivated again. 

Everyone deserves to make self-care a priority - period. But life is busy. Its filled with hard work, responsibilities, and commitments. And most often- our time and energy is preoccupied. With all the chaos, many of us are guilty of a little self neglect. It happens. Physically, we all know very well how to take care of our bodies in terms of eating right and exercising, but the repercussions of what we apply topically lack attention, and that's what I love to educate people on. 

Province Apothecary reflects the brilliance of simplicity. Which for me, is something to strive for in all aspects. Getting back to basics. Natural, effective ingredients our bodies can recognize and utilize properly. Giving your body a chance to use the ingredients you’re putting on it instead of focusing on what to do with the foreign substances it can not recognize.


The Province Apothecary team will be visiting The Hive at Honey Harbour on Saturday, July 15 from 11:30am-2:30pm, offering skincare advice and complimentary samples!

Lauren Patchett