We recently had the honour of meeting Linda Stephenson, the creator of Canadian skincare brand, Mèreadesso. She was in Vancouver last month for the exclusive launch of Mèreadesso at the brand new Nordstrom department store downtown.
Linda has an extensive background in Chemistry, Botany and an impressive resume as a former Cosmetic Executive developing products for elite brands such as Mac and Estee Lauder.
Working in the industry she realized that the skincare market was oversaturated in products and women were confused with so many choices. With her Chemistry background she also knew she could make things so much easier for us women… alas she created Mèreadesso. A skincare brand that is beyond easy, uncomplicated and best of all effective. She put all of the ingredients she believed were necessary in one simple formula. All of the essential minerals, vitamins and extracts are in a single bottle of moisturizer that can be used morning and night. No need for 10 bottles of serums, night creams, morning creams & toners.
This is the ultimate system not only for the busy, no nonsense woman, but for every woman who wants an easy, high quality skincare system that actually works.
We love how you only need 2 bottles on your bathroom counter! The Face + Neck Cleanser and the All-In-One Moisturizer (pictured above). Bam! That’s it.
FACE & NECK CLEANSER ($45) – 120 mL/4 oz bottle lasts up to 5 months
The Face + Neck Cleanser is really all you’ll need for cleansing and removing your makeup. It is non-foaming, removes your makeup, even waterproof mascara, is a scrub, mask and toner all in one product! It contains globally sourced vitamins and botanicals and is gentle enough even for very sensitive skin types.
Linda really thought of everything when developing the ingredients as well as the packaging. The cleanser bottle is specifically designed to maintain the quality of the ingredients and to withstand various bathroom temperatures as it sits on your counter. It also distributes the exact amount of product that is required for cleansing your face and neck with one pump. We both really love the cleanser and I (Laura) especially love the special ‘magic’ cloth with it!
The Face + Neck Cleanser comes with it’s own special cleansing cloth. This cloth is very specially designed and is to be used with this cleanser repeatedly. It is made up of a material that doesn’t get that dirty cloth smell (you know what I’m talking about!) that you get with a typical wash cloth. This one is kinda like a magic wash cloth. You just rinse it out after every wash in warm water and it’s clean. It can be thrown in with your wash randomly if you desire but it’s really unnecessary. It also works as a gentle exfoliator that continually helps to keep your skin looking radiant.
Like we said, Linda literally thought out every single detail when developing this line. The cleanser comes in a reusable zip lock case that can conveniently be used after as a makeup brush case. Perfect for travel!
ALL-IN-ONE MOISTURIZER ($120) – 50 mL/bottle lasts up to 4 months
Can we just say that this moisturizer is totally amazing? For all of you women out there (and men) who want it all, this is for you. This is everything you’ll need in one bottle.
It is your day cream, night cream, anti aging cream, eye cream, serum and primer all in one convenient bottle. Talk about clearing up the confusion at the skincare counter and making so much more space on your bathroom counter!
This moisturizer contains 16 botanical extracts, 8 minerals and enzimes and over 20 antioxidants. It does not contain any artificial colours. When we met with Linda she expressed how important it was to have ingredients in her products that are real & effective. Ingredients that are tried, true and tested – what your skin truly requires.
We should note that the line is also for men. It is actually for everyone and every skin type. It is aloe based so it is really great for men after shaving to soothe minor nicks and cuts.
The Mèreadesso lip balms come in convenient packages of 2. There are 3 different balms total – Clear, Sheer Pink and Sheer Burgundy.
Natasha and I both really love the coloured balms. They nourish your lips while adding a hint of gorgeous colour. However both of us are constantly struggling with extremely dry lips (we’re forever complaining about it!) so we found that our lips still required a bit more hydration. We did find that these Lip Treats work great as lipstick primers as they do hold the colour well.
These adorable lip balms are packed full of goodness & contain the following ingredients:
COCONUT OIL, SUNFLOWER SEED OIL, GRAPE SEED OIL, PALM KERNEL OIL, ALLANTOIN, EVENING PRIMROSE OIL, VITAMIN E & VITAMIN C.
TRAVEL EASE KIT ($45)
This is another product that has Linda’s genius-ness written all over it. It is your cleanser and moisturizer in resealable packets and a specially designed mini travel ‘magic‘ face cloth all in a little package! Enough for 14 days vacation. Whhaaat! Awesome. Definitely a standout product.
The Travel Ease kit comes complete with:
- 12 ml All-In-One Moisturizer in a resealable sachet
- 12ml Face + Neck Cleanser in a resealable sachet
- a specially designed cleansing cloth
- a reusable pouch
Have you tried any Mèreadesso products before? Let us know what you think!
Laura & Natasha xo
(written by Laura, photos by Natasha)