Monthly Archives: March 2017

Spring Skin Care Goals: NeoStrata’s Glycolic RenewalTM Antioxidant Smoothing Serum #GlycolicRenewal


Push the limits of skin smoothness with the newest addition to the #GlycolicRenewal line, formulated to reveal dramatically smoother, even skin tone and texture after just 28 days.

Introducing NeoStrata®’s Glycolic RenewalTM Antioxidant Smoothing Serum, harnessing the exfoliating power of 10% Glycolic Acid and enriched with a powerful antioxidant for a flawless complexion at any age and any stage of life.

With expert tips from NeoStrata®’s National Training Manager, Patricia Clare, and Lead Chemist Nick Ngo, discover how you can supercharge your skin care routine with #GlycolicRenewal.


Glycolic Acid belongs to a family of acids, called Alpha Hydroxy Acids, or AHAs. It is a powerful, yet gentle exfoliating ingredient which helps loosen and remove the layers of dead skin cells that accumulate on the surface of the skin.

Glycolic Acid is NeoStrata’s AHA of choice because it has the smallest molecular size of all AHAs and, therefore, penetrates the skin with the highest efficiency, while reducing the chances of irritation.


When I developed the formula for the new Glycolic RenewalTM Antioxidant Smoothing Serum, I wanted to be sure that it was able to provide all the benefits we love from a Glycolic Acid, but with an added bonus of a powerful antioxidant to combat daily irritants such as pollution. And by including the hibiscus extract to supercharge the formula, you’re left with a serum that provides clinically proven results reveal smoother skin texture, reduced uneven skin tone and irregularities,

EXFOLIATE…with 10% Glycolic Acid – the highest potency available in drugstores for optimal exfoliating results.

PROTECT…with a powerful antioxidant 2 times more efficient than Reservatrol2, Lipochroman, for daily protection against external pollutions that lead to premature aging.

BOOST RESULTS…with 2% Hibiscus Extract, which enhances the exfoliating properties of Glycolic Acid with added moisturizing benefits.


If you want to know if the NEW Glycolic RenewalTM Antioxidant Smoothing Serum is the perfect addition to your existing routine, simply answer two key questions:

1) For those not currently using Glycolic Acid in their beauty routine, would you like to improve your skin texture and overall glow?

2) For those already using Glycolic Acid in their beauty regime, would you like to boost the glycolic acid benefits for the real “wow” effect?

If you answered yes to either of these questions, then you’re going to be thrilled with this product, whether you’re a first-time Glycolic Acid user, or a long-term fan looking for an easy way to supercharge your results.

Spring into Spring with Cliniderm® Soothing Cream for Face & Body


As much as I am sad to see the winter go, I’m looking forward to the spring. New beginnings, new growth and lots of fun in the sun!  Changing up my skincare regimen is important as I start to update my clothing choices into skin baring relaxation days at summer music festivals and patio nights with friends and family.

Did you know that Cliniderm® has launched the newly formulated Soothing Cream for Face & Body? The new formula now provides even more hydrating and soothing properties than ever before.

The introduction of Hyaluronic Acid and Shea Butter keeps skin hydrated during the colder months, Vitamin F soothes and softens dry skin and finally, Rosemary Extract protects skin from environmental aggressions.

Clinically tested on sensitive skin, the Soothing Cream for Face & Body is non-irritating and non-comedogenic.

With a new fast-absorbing texture, skin experiences an instant hydrating impact all the while benefiting from long lasting 48 hour hydration, perfect for sensitive skin needs.

With its versatility for face & body, the new Cliniderm® Soothing Cream Face & Body can easily be introduced into a daily routine.


I’ve been using Cliniderm® Soothing Cream for Face & Body everyday whilst I’m at work for the last month. The office can be very dry and I love that the cream is soothing, provides me with 48 hour moisture, long lasting hydration and relief from dry skin.

I have also been lathering my skin with Cliniderm® Soothing Cream for Face & Body after my shower every day.  I am already seeing the benefits of the 4% Hydroviton® PLUS too.  Composed of Hyaluronic acid, natural sugars and moisturizers it reinforces the skin’s barrier function to increase its capacity to retain moisture over time and stay well hydrated.

The 3% Shea Butter not only relaxes me into zzzz’s at bed time but also forms a barrier on the skin’s surface to help retain moisture. It also provides soothing properties for irritated skin.

The Vitamin F and Rosemary Extract does a wonder on my face right before I apply my make up for the day. It instantly brightens my face up and holds onto my make up all day.

Pick up Cliniderm® Soothing Cream for Face & Body the next time you in your favourite pharmacy.  It is well worth an incorporation into skincare regimen as the spring air begins to hit our skin in the months to come.

Ticket Giveaway: The Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s ‘New Creations Festival’: Kronos Quartet (SaturdayMarch 11, 2017 – 7:30pm)

New music rock stars the Kronos Quartet add to their 800-plus world premières with Nicole Lizée’s Concerto, a wild and imaginative rave for this rare combination of instruments. Also on the program are daring works by Canada’s Cassandra Miller and Iceland’s Daníel Bjarnason.

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra is a Commissioning Partner for the Kronos Quartet’s Fifty for the Future project.

On Thursday, March 9, 2017, as part of the Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire project, the Kronos Quartet will lead three quartet masterclasses with members of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Glenn Gould School at the Royal Conservatory of Music from 5:00 to 8:30pm.

For more than 40 years, the Kronos Quartet—David Harrington (violin), John Sherba (violin), Hank Dutt (viola), and Sunny Yang (cello)—has pursued a singular artistic vision, combining a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to continually re-imagining the string quartet experience. In the process, Kronos has become one of the most celebrated and influential groups of our time, performing thousands of concerts worldwide, releasing more than 50 recordings of extraordinary breadth and creativity, collaborating with many of the world’s most intriguing and accomplished composers and performers, and commissioning more than 850 works and arrangements for string quartet. In 2011, Kronos became the only recipients of both the Polar Music Prize and the Avery Fisher Prize, two of the most prestigious awards given to musicians. The group’s numerous awards also include a Grammy for Best Chamber Music Performance (2004) and “Musicians of the Year” (2003) from Musical America.

Kronos photographed in San Francisco, CA March 26, 2013©Jay Blakesberg

Kronos’ adventurous approach dates back to the ensemble’s origins. In 1973, David Harrington was inspired to form Kronos after hearing George Crumb’s Black Angels, a highly unorthodox, Vietnam War–inspired work featuring bowed water glasses, spoken word passages, and electronic effects. Kronos then began building a compellingly diverse repertoire for string quartet, performing and recording works by 20th-century masters (Bartók, Webern, Schnittke), contemporary composers (Sophia Gubaidulina, Bryce Dessner, Aleksandra Vrebalov), jazz legends (Ornette Coleman, Maria Schneider, Thelonious Monk), rock artists (guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, Brazilian electronica artist Amon Tobin, and Icelandic indie-rock group Sigur Rós), and artists who truly defy genre (performance artist Laurie Anderson, composer/sound sculptor/inventor Trimpin, and singer-songwriter/poet Patti Smith).

Thank you to our friends at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra for gifting Thirty Four Flavours with a pair of tickets to the ‘New Creations Festival’: Kronos Quartet (Saturday, March 11, 2017 – 7:30pm) performance!

What are the rules when entering the Thirty Four Flavours and Toronto Symphony Orchestra Ticket Giveaway?

Simple! Please sign up to Thirty Four Flavours Facebook, Twitter, or email subscription to enter the draw. When you have signed up please send me a Facebook message, a tweet or email ( telling me you why you want to win the Symphony tickets.

Deadline for the Thirty Four Flavours and the ‘New Creations Festival’:  Kronos Quartet (Saturday, March 11, 2017 – 7:30pm) Ticket Giveaway is Wednesday March 8, 2017.