True Beauty Talk
NOVEMBER 1, 2018
True Beauty Talk is a networking event and exposition presented by The Truth Beauty Company. True Beauty Talk connects clean beauty pioneers with market leaders, media, industry enthusiast, and clean beauty lovers, through informative discussions and networking. True Beauty Talk is a place for brands and experts to unite with clean beauty lovers towards a movement of better beauty.
Jennifer Freitas is Canada's leading green beauty expert and the founder of The Truth Beauty Company. Following an extended research on chemicals, additives and the process of consumable elements, Jennifer decided to alter her personal care and food habits in order to ensure the safety and quality of ingredients consumed by both herself and those she loves. Being conscious of these elements allowed her to protect the environment and waters from persistent and bioaccumulative toxic chemicals affecting our bodies functionality.
10 years into green living Jennifer decided to create a consumer friendly platform, and in 2010 launched The Truth Beauty Company which offers viable equivalents to the toxic chemically laden commercial brands available in today’s saturated personal care market. Whilst keeping tabs on the latest achievements of the ingredient conscious beauty industry, Jennifer and the Truth Beauty Company team thrive on finding alternatives which are cost savvy, chemical free and eco-friendly for North American shoppers.
Candice Batista is an award winning Environmental Journalist and one of Canada’s leading eco advocates. Her career spans national and international media outlets, where she has used her background in environmental studies and media & communications to produce and report on various environmental and climate issues for primarily television and digital audiences including Huffington Post, The Globe & Mail, The Weather Network, CityTV, Rogers Television, The Pet Network, iChannel, and CTV, where she is currently the National Eco Expert for the stations number 1 daytime talk show, The Marilyn Denis Show.
GRAYDON is a plant powered, ingredient driven line using superfoods & clinically proven actives which resonate with today’s mindful consumer wanting to make better health, wellness & beauty choices. GRAYDON meets the ever increasing demand for transparency, creating an entirely new category of ‘clean’ products that are results driven, sustainably minded as well as appealing and accessible to a wide demographic.
Melodie Reynolds created Elate Cosmetics as an answer to the traditional cosmetic companies she had worked with for over 20 years. Elate is a conscious beauty company, creating products that are vegan and cruelty-free, using sustainable practices. Shunning dirty ingredients and fear and shame based marketing, her goal for Elate is to change the world, one lipstick at a time.
Monica Ruffo is a serial entrepreneur and award-winning leader with a long standing passion for health and wellness. Unable to find 100% clean supplements after being diagnosed with breast cancer, Monica set out to create a modern source for natural supplements made with organic botanicals and nothing else.
Sonia Chhinji is the creative spark behind Woodlot, a Vancouver-based health, beauty, and wellness company. Sonia and her partner, co-founded Woodlot in 2014 from their kitchen, producing their signature clean-burning, GMO-free soy-based coconut candles, and plant-based soaps. Sonia and Woodlot are on a mission to transform the industry to a point where quality is never in question.
Karina Birch is the Co-Owner and CEO of natural beauty and body care purveyor Rocky Mountain Soap Co. Karina’s interest in natural beauty started when she was a young girl who loved smearing avocado on her face and putting egg in her hair. Believing ‘what goes on the body, goes in the body’, Rocky is on a mission to remove toxins from the bath and body industry.