Empyri: A Biochemical Engineer Launches Upcycled Cannabis Root-based Skincare

Empyri: A Biochemical Engineer Launches Upcycled Cannabis Root-based Skincare

Meet Jennifer Grant, founder of the Canadian skincare brand, empyri. Jennifer’s passion for well-being and sustainability fueled her vision to create a brand that combined natural remedies and local resources. She saw the healing power and effectiveness of cannabis roots in her own skincare routine, and using her Master’s in biochemical and environmental engineering, she set out to make this available for all. As a mother of three, Jennifer recognizes the value of self-care and high-quality conscious products that are effective – and so empyri was born.

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empyri is Clean & Green

This brand sets out to ensure that your health is not superficial and to reinforce that glowing skin reflects internal healing and nourishment. The company started out with the aim to uphold three simple principles: clean beauty, conscious consumption and honouring diversity. Its commitment to being sustainable, chemical and cruelty-free as well as vegan, shows how they live out these commitments. They also offer a 30-day satisfaction guarantee, which only adds to our confidence in their products.

For The Love of Science, Nature and Cannabis

Herbs are effective in combatting the effects of everyday stressors in our bodies and skin, which is why active cannabis Sativa root extract is found in every product. Though this may seem like a new concept, these roots have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for over a thousand years. The effectiveness of this star engraftment has been long-tested and combined with modern science to create uniquely formulated products.

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At first glance, it is understandable why some would feel hesitant in trying these products, but the Sativa root carries zero CBD and THC, making it safe for all ages. In fact, the cannabis root has long been overlooked in the West, despite being rich in anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds. When used on the skin, these properties aid in decongesting, restoring and protecting the skin, as well as reducing puffiness.

oil cleansing hemp face wash

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Made for acne-prone skin, this naturally formulated oil cleanser removes dirt and makeup from your skin, leaving it feeling soft and renewed.

Pro tip: Use a warm, damp cloth to remove our oil cleanser after washing your face and to ensure no excess oil remains on the skin. For a spa-like treatment, leave the cloth on your skin to open pores and follow with the 3-step ritual.

hydrating hemp toner + vitamin C

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This gentle blend of floral waters, witch hazel, and root extract is made for acne-prone, dull, and dry skin. As well as toning and nourishing, it provides an ideal base for your skin regime. Vitamin C helps to stimulate collagen production and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Unlike most vitamin C products that only remain active for 2 weeks, this one comes with additional activation packets for you to mix fresh. These products are 100% alcohol-free to ensure delicate skin is not over-dried. Additionally, the aloe vera water and witch hazel tighten, reduce pores and inflammation to keep your skin clear.

hemp facial serum

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Moisturize and protect your dry skin with this moisturizing serum. Sativa root extract is combined with specially selected virgin oils that are rich and nourishing. The blend seeps into the skin quickly, adding a layer of protection infused with antioxidants. Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids balance the skin without leaving it oily, and the plant-based squalane brings it all home. The serum is suitable to treat fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, dry, and dull skin. 

hemp eye cream

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This triple-action polypeptide eye cream ensures that you do not look tired when you are not. The brightening properties of the polypeptides target dark circles and reduce puffiness around the eyes. The hemp seed extract then comes in to reduce the depth of wrinkles and heal dry skin. Green tea extract is also infused into the formula to protect the delicate skin from both UV rays and pollution.

Visit the Empyri website and learn more about the brand, its philosophy, and its products.

Author Profile

Giovanna Lazzarini, Jr Lifestyle Editor
Giovanna Lazzarini, Jr Lifestyle Editor
Vancouver-based writer, Gio finds her passion in the areas of fashion, content creation and marketing. She strives to promote a clean, conscious, and active lifestyle through her work. As she gains experience in the areas of fashion and marketing, Gio seeks to foster relationships with brands that have strong values and offer high-quality products.
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