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We are Sylvan and Joy, The Potion Masters!


We are a mother daughter team based in Calgary, Alberta Canada. Skincare is our absolute passion and calling. During our 30 years in the skincare industry we’ve gained knowledge about the structure and science of the skin and the safety and effectiveness of natural and synthetic ingredients. We’ve found that for many people, using natures gifts is the most effective and worry-free method of caring for the skin. We love the idea of balms and oils for the skin as they are nutrient dense and the formulas can remain preservative free due to their lack of water. Why are preservatives a problem? Preservatives have one job, to kill microorganisms. They can upset your skins delicate biome of micro flora which is

essential for protecting the skin from harmful bacteria. Preservatives also have questionable safety for your health and hormones and our environment and water systems. So, why do so many companies make water-based formulas that require chemical preservation? Because the skin functions best when it is moisturized with both water and lipids. We saw this problem and made it our mission to create a truly preservative-free and water-free product that would bond with water on your skin. To moisturize effectively with water, lipids and humectants while remaining natural and functioning as both cleanser and moisturizer to simplify your routine. We believe our Hydrophilic Oils are the answer for quality, chemical-free skincare and give your skin a satiny finish and dewy glow that is unparalleled. We create each Potion with the following mission in mind.


⭐To create the most effective product that is simple to use. Skin needs a combination of water, humectants and oils to be healthy, happy and supple. We’ve accomplished this in convenient multi-purpose products that simplify your routine.

⭐That our products be created without the use of synthetic preservatives, so they are better for your skin, the environment and your health.

⭐That concentrated skincare uses less packaging and lasts a long time. Helping the environment and helping our customers save money. All of our packaging is recycled, recyclable, reusable or compostable. 

⭐To take the exclusivity out of luxury cosmetics. We believe that everyone should be able to afford healthy skincare. We price our products as low as possible with generous sizes to make quality affordable for everyone.


Our Experience

Sylvan is our Master Formulator. She is certified in Organic Chemistry and Essential Oil Safety. With 20 years of experience as a Manager and product trainer in spas and one of the world's largest natural cosmetics retailers. She has drawn on all of her education and experience to create formulas that are entirely new and unique in the world of skincare. Her knowledge and passion for effective natural skincare ensure that each Potion formula produces noticeable results while maintaining the strict safety standards required to be certified by CertClean

Joy is our director of sales and customer experience. With 40 years of experience as an account executive for a large freight company (and nearly a decade in the skincare field), her passion is ensuring that your experience with The Potion is absolutely perfect. She is on call nearly 24/7 to meet our customers needs. Joy also thoughtfully curates our local Market schedule so that our customers have the benefit of experiencing The Potion in person at all of the most lovely festivals in YYC. 


Mama Joy and Baby Sylvan 1983