Garden City Essentials - One of the Most Powerful Skincare Lines is Also 100% Natural


You can't tell how power-packed Garden City Essentials 100% natural skincare line is from the bottles and jars they come in.

It's not until you apply these unbelievable formulas that you discover the immense talent and genius of Creator/Founder Jolene Antle.

A student of Holistic Nutrition at The Institute of Holistic Nutrition, working towards her CNP (Certified Nutritional Practitioner) designation, Joelene's skincare and nutrition company based in Canada boasts top quality botanical ingredients, many of which are certified organic and fair trade. All ingredients are 100% natural and sustainably sourced, and all products are cruelty free and minimally packaged.

These made from scratch, hand blended, poured and packaged in small batches products are not only free from any and all synthetic and harmful ingredients (such as petroleum, parabens, preservatives, endocrine disruptors, GMOs, fragrances, solvents and dyes), they'll completely change your skin and blow your mind.

Take a look:


I know you're probably all about Korean sheet masks, but let me tell you - you need to add this exfoliating cleansing clay and mask to your regimen.

Sheet masks don't offer the feeling of tightening and detoxing that you can only get from high quality clay.

This dove grey powder just needs a little water to create a thick paste: 1 tbsp mask to 1-2 tbsp of water or oil. Apply with your fingers or brush and leave on for 15 minutes. Remove with water or washcloth (To exfoliate - Make the same paste, only thinner. Massage over face, then rinse off. Go ahead and use it 2-3 times a week).

Not only does it rinse away effortlessly, once the mask dries, you can see and feel how deeply it's worked into your pores.

Your skin feels clean and pure again. 

Clean slate? Check (Activated Coconut Charcoal, for instance, draws impurities out and flushes toxins). 

Cool ingredients? Coconut Milk, Clays (Rhassoul and Australian Beige), Extracts (Pineapple, Papaya, and Green Tea), and Raw Cacao? Check. 

So easy to use, yet unbelievable results. 

Jolene's expert tip: Don't want your mask to crack when drying? Spritz on some Rose Geranium Toner.


If you're not obsessively checking beauty blogger Insta feeds or scouring Sephora's latest lineups,  you might not be aware of cleansing oils.

Filled with high-performing ingredients that do everything from gently removing makeup and impurities to slashing your fine lines and wrinkles to practically nothing - not to mention adding a wonderful natural glow and radiance - they're a dream come true.

It's hard to get your mind around it at first, but just think of it as oil being the best thing to dissolve other oils - especially all that heavy oil-based makeup you've been trying to scrub and scrape off. No need for multiple products and bottles of makeup remover and cleanser anymore. This beauty does it all in one fell swoop.


It gets in deep, but is oh-so gentle on skin - keeping your pH balance in tact. The luscious, high-grade ingredients pamper your skin without clogging pores or feeling greasy or oily in the least. I know, it's difficult to think that an oil isn't oily, but it really isn't. And boy does it absorb quickly. Your skin gets the ultimate nourishment and pampering while the dirt, grime and filth of the day is quickly whisked away.

While others may continue to use drying soaps and chemically-laden makeup removers, you'll enjoy the sumptuous experience of silky oils (Apricot Kernal*, Calendula* Infused Olive, Rosehip*, Grapeseed*, Argan*, Jojoba*), blended with Vitamin E (non-gmo), Grapefruit Seed Extract, and essential oils (Rose, Jasmine, Neroli, Geranium*, Frankincense*, and Carrot Seed*) *Certified Organic. 

And it takes just half a dropper, so you've got lots of time to enjoy this glorious sensation.

This too, is a serious gamechanger. 


I know you probably don't think of toners as hydrating, but that's because you haven't tried this one before.

This skin bracer does everything from hydrate your skin, shrink pores and help balance sebum production - which is what causes oily skin, pimples and other annoying/problematic skin issues. It also gives you a layer of protection against environmental contaminants and pollutants, something that is abundantly necessary in our urban lives, yet isn't a part of many skincare products yet.

Between the luxurious scent and feel, I find it simultaneously relaxing, refreshing and energizing. That's due to impressive ingredients including Floral Waters of Rose Geranium, Rose, and Lavender. 

A spa treatment that you can bring anywhere with you, it's a great way to recharge and refresh throughout the day (a must for after a sesh at the gym).

And how cool is it that it helps keep your skin in check thanks to Leucidal - "a natural preservative derived from radishes fermented with Leuconostoc kimchii, a lactic acid bacteria that has traditionally been used to make kimchi." You know by now the importance of consuming fermented ingredients to help balance your body. Why not feed your skin's largest organ with the same goodness?

I told you it was different than the rest. 

p.s. Be sure to do both face and neck. Your neck deserves love too.



Your skincare lineup should absolutely include serums. And  Garden City's is perfection.

You need just 3-7 drop for both face and neck. And because such a small amount is needed, Jolene recommends "adding a few drops of water to the palm" to it. I've never come across this instruction before, but I love it. You will too, if you like a lighter feeling, faster application.

Sea Buckthorn Oil is one of the best skincare ingredients in the world and a supreme anti-ager. Here, it mingles with other rapturous oils of Camellia Seed, Rosehip and Jojoba, Argan, and Raspberry Seed. Alongside non-GMO Vitamin E, and Essential Oils (Rose*, German Chamomille*, Geranium*, Helichrysum*, Frankincense* and Carrot Seed* - *Organic), resulting is a sensuous pampering and nourishing that isn't one bit greasy or cloying.

The bright orange solution also comes with a captivating scent, but it's the results you'll be most blown away by. 


All Garden City Essentials Skincare smell incredible. It's one of the many aspects of the line that you will seriously fall for.

But none can match this one, for it boasts the same scent that you get from of all things, an After Eight Mint. That's thanks in part to one of the rich ingredients - Cocoa Absolute. Uh chocolate lovers - you are going to be head over heels for this one.

It's not just the decadent confectionery fragrance that captivates. It's everything about it from the texture (silky mousse) to how quickly is absorbs (like that) to its immense power (synchronously moisturizes, nourishes and cleanses). And wait until you feel your skin after - as soft and smooth as a pug's ear.

This alluring cream and mask uses powerful, all-natural ingredients, including Raw Honey, Marula Oil, and Witch Hazel.

You probably know Frankincense and Myrrh best from the Christmas carol, "We Three Kings," but did you know that they "impart powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, astringent and vulnerary actions, toning and lifting the skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and promoting skin cell health and healing irritations?"

I could write pages about this one, but the best thing is to just try it for yourself. 


I am a huge proponent of all-natural deodorants, so if you haven't made the switch already, I highly recommend getting rid of all that toxicity in your body. 

And if you're going to start with one, this is a fabulous entry.

I've never really been a fan of deodorant creams or pastes, but Garden City's changed all that with their phenomenal formula.

First of all, the scent is wonderfully fresh and slightly minty, making it a great option for both sexes. You can thank essential oils of Lime, Lavender*, Palmarosa*, Frankincense*, Clary Sage and Tea Tree* for it's wonderful bouquet (*Organic).

Secondly, the texture is one of the best I've ever come across - somewhere between a paste and cream, it sinks in upon contact, but has a dry finish that isn't sticky, heavy, or chalky. In fact, it feels like you're not wearing anything at all (a rarity with any kind of deodorant/antiperspirant). And no white streaks either. For those of you who don't like feeling wet under there, this is gonna change your life.

And while not an antiperspirant, kaolin clay and arrowroot powder help keep you dry. The rest of the ingredients are just as dreamy - Organic Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Cocoa and Shea Butters, to name just a few.

The jar might be a wee one, but since you only need a dime-sized amount, it's going to last for what feels like forever.

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You need Garden City Essentials in your life. Your skin will look and feel so luscious from now on and without any effort at all really, and all thanks to natural, organic, botanical and holistic ingredients. 

Minus breaking the bank either.

Yes, Garden City Essentials is really all that. In fact, so much more, but my post is already too long.

Shop the entire skincare line now (what I wrote about above is just a fraction of products available). Be sure to check out the nutrition collection too.

p.s. Jolene, you rocked my world and my skin. Thank you. 

p.p.s. Jolene also offers Holistic Nutrition Services, and is currently working with clients at a reduced student rate. Book a free 15 minute consultation now.

Stephanie Dickison

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