Award-winning broadcast host, producer and style expert Mana Mansour has been recognized nationally for presenting compelling stories that both inspire and inform. She is currently a segment producer and on air style expert on Canada's number 1 daytime talk show, The Marilyn Denis Show on CTV, a role that merges her lifelong passion for everything stylish with useful advice for Canadians. She previously held the same position at CBC's Steven and Chris, and provides her expertise to multiple different outlets, including etalk and CTV Morning Live.
Founder, Truth Beauty Co.
Jennifer Freitas is Canada's leading green beauty expert and the founder of The Truth Beauty Company. Following an extensive 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 bio-accumulative toxic chemicals affecting our bodies functionality.
Mordechai Alvow is an editorial stylist and the founder of YAROK Hair Care, a green and botanically based approach to restorative hair care. YAROK products are formulated exclusively from organic, wild crafted and otherwise responsibly harvested plant ingredients. 100% vegan free of Alcohol, sulfates, synthetics, gluten and toxins.
Founder, Province Apothecary
Julie Clark is the owner and founder of Province Apothecary. Her journey into natural skincare started from her own struggles with allergies and eczema. Unable to find products that were pure and effective enough to heal her sensitive skin, she began blending her own. Now an accredited Holistic Health Practitioner, Skin Therapist and Aromatherapist, Julie continues to develop new products, drawing inspiration from her facial clients, Canadian ingredients and the seasons.
co-founder, Hynt Beauty
Meryl Marshall is the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Hynt Beauty, and a breast cancer survivor. She produced a cleanly formulated, organics-based line of color cosmetics and skincare that offers ingredient-conscious women a pure, pro-artist approved, and luxuriously packaged beauty collection that they can trust and love. Since its launch two years ago, Hynt has won numerous awards and has become a cult-favorite within the green beauty world in the USA, Canada and is quickly expanding across Europe. Hynt Beauty also gives back to various eco-conscious and health-related charities.
Jessica Burman is the founder and formulator of clean beauty line Cocoon Apothecary. She began her journey in her kitchen 14 years ago and built her craft over the years to create a professional line of natural skin care products that have gained a cult following in Canada and beyond.
BEAUTY DIRECTOR, THE KIT
As Beauty Director of The Kit—Canada’s 360-degree beauty & style leader—Rani writes, edits or oversees all beauty stories, including written features, photo shoots, digital posts and how-to videos. Rani has won a P&G Beauty Award for a story on K-beauty that she researched in Seoul and been nominated for a Canadian Fragrance Award for an ode to her signature scent, L’Eau d’Issey. Prior to joining The Kit in 2013, Rani spent six years at FASHION magazine in various roles—beauty, health, features and copy editing—and two years as associate editor at Wish magazine.
founder, think dirty
Lily is the Founder and CEO of Think Dirty, a mobile commerce platform that connects ingredient-conscious beauty shoppers to natural beauty brands. Think Dirty is a DMZ company and the winner of Mastercard Women Entrepreneurship Competition, MaRS JOLT and CFC Ideaboost. Think Dirty was named the best beauty apps by Refinery29 and Brit+ Co. It was also featured by Oprah Magazine, NPR and TED blog. Read More
Candice Batista is an award winning eco-journalist and one of Canada’s leading eco advocates. She’s been sharing tips on how to live a more sustainable life for over a decade now. Currently, she calls CTV’s "The Marilyn Denis Show” home. As the resident on-air eco expert (and producer) , she provides viewers with the tools they need to live happy, healthy, green lives. Candice is also the CEO (Chief Eco Officer) over on The Eco Hub, a lifestyle blog that empowers people with the information they need to make more informed decisions, leading to a more mindful life.
celebrity make-up artist
Known for her presence on set and an obsession with achieving perfect glowing skin, Sheri Stroh believes that make-up is a tool of enhancement that one should enjoy. An industry leader in product knowledge, Sheri is called upon as an expert for her recommendations, tips, and tricks of the trade.
With a focus on natural and environmentally friendly beauty products, Sheri constantly builds upon her wealth of knowledge about the health effects of different products.