Province Apothecary

We were able to chat with Julie Clark, the founder of Province Apothecary a cosmetics brand that aims to create pure, effective products that benefit even the most sensitive complexions so that you can feel beautiful in your skin. Read more about how she started the brand and her goals below!

How/why did you start your brand?

After struggling with allergies and eczema all her life, Julie Clark began crafting natural, organic beauty products out of her kitchen. Despite her busy schedule as a costume designer and stylist, Julie found herself drawn to holistic skincare, using her time off to experiment with oils, waxes and herbs- all in pursuit of the perfect skin care regime. In 2010 Julie left NYC to study Aromatherapy, Holistic Health and Esthetics in Toronto. Here she formed the foundation of her skincare expertise, experimenting with raw materials and natural ingredients.

What motivates you to grow your brand?

What motivates Julie Clark and Province Apothecary most is to continue crafting high quality products that serve our customers well.

Any tips and tricks on using your products?

One of our favorite brand tricks is using our Healing Eczema Balm as a mask overnight to clear up any acne, especially around the jaw line.

Does your brand give back? How?

Julie cares about our planet and the farmers that plant and harvest PA’s ingredients so she sources from small farms and companies across Canada, that hold the same ethical standards as PA, all of our ingredients are ethically and sustainably sourced and fair-trade and she donates a percentage of yearly sales to the ‘Canadian Organic Growers’, ‘Canadian Honey Council’ and '1% for the Planet'.