For the third year in a row, we are sharing our annual ‘highlight reel’ and reflecting on some of NENA Skincare’s milestones and accomplishments in the natural beauty space over the past year. Thank you to each and every one of you for your continued support of natural skincare, we are grateful that we can share the power of Canadian glacial clay with you and your skin!
Launched our Award-Winning NENA Mineral Serum
In February 2021, we launched our Mineral Serum product, coinciding with our virtual appearance at The Wellness Show (online edition). Shortly after its launch, we won several awards for our newest product: we were listed as a finalist with the Pure Beauty awards (Anti Aging category), editor’s choice in The Beauty Shortlist Awards, as well as a top finalist in the Made in Vancouver Awards.
Here are some reviews on our Mineral Serum:
- The New NENA Mineral Serum Made with Candian Glacial Mineral Water by Jayne of Cosmetic Proof
- Canadian Natural Skincare Brand NENA Launches Mineral Serum by Vanessa of Modern Mix Vancouver
Listed at Select Pharmasave and Rexall Locations
In April 2021, we began appearing at two major drugstore retailers: Pharmasave and Rexall, at select locations across Canada.
Offset Our Plastic Footprint with RePurpose
In honour of Earth Day 2021, NENA committed to offsetting our plastic footprint by removing 6,000 lb of plastic from nature with the help of rePurpose. Our donation to this global organization helped reduce plastic waste pollution on land and in our oceans, while employing waste workers in developing countries to save plastics from landfills.
Launched our Pamper Me Pouch
Just in time for Mother’s Day in May 2021, we launched our Pamper Me Pouch, a perfectly giftable introduction to NENA Glacial Skincare. Products inside include a travel sized Clay Mask, a travel sized Cleansing Cream, and a full-sized Mineral Serum, and come with a cardboard sleeve to write a message to your gift recipient.
Learned More About National Indigenous History Month
For National Indigenous History Month in June 2021, we had a chat with Talaysay Campo, a Coast Salish model who was one of the original faces of NENA Skincare. We were excited to hear Talasay’s story, bringing the spotlight to an indigenous talent who helped NENA come to life.
Included in BC Living’s Simply Beautiful Box
In July 2021, our reusable bamboo cotton pads were included in the summer edition of BC Living’s Simply Beautiful Box.
Certified as Climate Pledge Friendly on Amazon
Did you know? We also sell NENA Skincare on Amazon for both Canadian and US shoppers! Through our verification with the Environmental Working Group (meaning our products have been reviewed to ensure they are free from known chemicals of concern), we were officially listed as Climate Pledge Friendly in August 2021 and have Amazon's seal of approval for meeting sustainability standards in helping preserve the natural world.
Included in Ipsy Glam Bag Plus
In September 2021, we were in Ipsy’s Glam Bag Plus. Subscribers received a full-sized version of our signature, award-winning NENA Glacial Clay Mask, along with four other full-sized beauty and/or skincare products. An even greater thing about this new partnership? The NENA Clay Mask is 88.3% Ipsters Approved!*
- More on the NENA Blog: Unboxing with Ipsy: September Glam Plus Bag Revealed
*Based on 4-5 star product ratings for the September 2021 Ipsy Glam Bag Plus
Participated in EWG’s CleanCon
In October 2021, we were part of CleanCon, a virtual event which brought together EWG scientists, healthy living experts and marketplace innovators directly to its attendees, inspiring them to live a cleaner, healthier life. NENA was included in the CleanCon™ Box, which was filled with full-sized EWG Verified goodies, supporting a healthier, more natural skincare routine.
Brought Back the Holiday Edition of our 4 Step Skincare Kit
Due to the popularity of our Holiday 4-Step Skincare Kit, we’ve brought it back for the 2021 holiday season. You’ve tried NENA Skincare for yourself, now let’s share the gift of great skin with your friends and family!
Included in EWG’s Clean Beauty Starter Set
Finally, to end off an eventful year, we’ve been included in EWG’s Clean Beauty Starter Set.
It has been an eventful year and we cannot wait to share another one with all of you. We hope 2022 will be even greater for all of us! Once again, a big thank you from all of us at NENA. Happy Holidays!