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Every season presents new challenges for our skin. From winter dryness to summer sun, we are constantly looking for ways to protect and nourish our skin in every climate and environment. While drinking plenty of water is always appropos, your skin regime needs to adapt to the challenges of your climate.

Mont Echo is celebrating beautiful skin in every season by offering you a chance to win a whole year of our 100% natural and Canadian skin & hair care products – a 960$ value!

There are FOUR ways to enter:

  1. FACEBOOK – Visit the contest announcement on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/montecho) and include a comment.
  2. EMAIL – Forward your name, email address and phone number to concours@mont-echo.com
  3. INSTORE – Complete a ballot at a participating retail location.
  4. ONLINE – Complete an online purchase during the contest period.

 


 

 

WIN MONT-ECHO FOR A YEAR Contest Rules

Issued January 15, 2015

 

Contest Period
The contest begins on January 16, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time) and ends on March 14, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.

 

Eligibility
This contest is opened to everyone 18 years or older, with the exception of employees, agents or representatives of Mont-Echo Naturels, Inc , as well as their family members and/or people living in the same household.

 

How to Enter
No purchase necessary. LIMIT One entry per person for the duration of this contest.

 

There are FOUR ways to enter:

  1. FACEBOOK – Visit the contest announcement on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/montecho) and include a comment.
  2. EMAIL – Forward your name, email address and phone number to concours@mont-echo.com
  3. INSTORE – Complete a ballot at a participating retail location.
  4. ONLINE – Complete an online purchase during the contest period.

 

Note We are not responsible for technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, server, network, hardware, software, or web site.

 

Prizes and approximate value:

  • There will be one prize consisting of one free Age-Defense cream: sea buckthorn facial moisturizer and one free seabuckthorn cleansing cream: nutri-luminous, or the equivalent retail value, per month for the twelve months of 2015.
  • The prize will be fulfilled as twelve (12) promo coupons, one issued each month throughout 2015, with a value of $70 per month for online purchase. Free delivery is also included for each monthly delivery. The coupons are valid only at our online store mont-echo.com/shop.
  • There is one (1) prize available with a total approximate value of $960.
  • Prizes must be accepted as is, with no replacements or modifications. Prizes cannot be redeemed for cash.

 

Prize Draw
A random draw will be executed on March 17, 2015, in Montreal, Quebec at approximately 12 p.m., from all eligible entries. The odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the contest period. The winner will be announced via our Newsletter, on our Website and Facebook page. The winner will be required to answer the following skill-testing question to claim the prize 10 x 2 + 6 – 10 = ____

 

Other Legal Disclaimers
For Quebec residents, disputes regarding the organization or conduct of a promotional contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux for a ruling. Disputes over the awarding of a prize may also be submitted to the Régie, but only for the purposes of helping the parties reach a settlement.

 

This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

A good skin care routine is vital to maintain beautiful skin all year round!

SeaBuckthornSpaQuebec’s climate is one of the most difficult in which to maintain healthy and well-hydrated skin. Through harsh winters with brutal cold and electric heating and through hot and humid summers, we must work hard to preserve and maintain our skin so that it retains its suppleness and radiance.

The secret? Daily hydration –preferably twice a day – as well as a routine which includes a weekly exfoliation to remove dead skin and allow better absorption of products, and a facial cleansing in the evening to remove the collected dirt and makeup residue . Our recommended exfoliant, which is a mixture of our cream cleanser and powder mask, may be used as a scrub and provides instant radiance while cleaning the skin thoroughly. Used regularly, it helps fade the appearance of dark spots and leaves the skin fresh and healthy.

For delicate skin, our mist is excellent cleanser which can be used morning and evening. Its hydrosols of Frankincense and Immortelle rejuvenate aging skin and soothe sensitive skin. The Sea Buckthorn hydrosol excellent for improving the appearance of skin lesions and pimples and reducing the appearance of pores.

Sea Buckthorn oil has proven its ability to alleviate radiation burns, dermatitis, eczema and sunburn. Our serum is composed of both sea buckthorn fruit and seed oils, rosehip and rosemary antioxidants. Its composition is excellent for dry and aging skin, and skin damaged by UV rays. In addition, this certified organic serum is extremely healing.

Mont Echo’s anti-aging products offer unmatched quality at very affordable prices.

Try one our facial sample kits today to see what they can do for your skin type!

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Traceability in skin care products

Canadian Sea Buckthorn

Traceability has long been an important topic in the food industry. In today’s global economy, your fruit likely originated in South America and your sausage may have been made with pork sourced from multiple countries. With such a lot of distance between the farm and your table, people are becoming increasingly concerned about what they are putting in their body… Where was it grown? What was it exposed to while growing and while being transported? How far was it transported? Who has handled it and how?

Consumers have also begun to advocate for greater traceability in the ingredients of products they put on their bodies. The skin absorbs large quantities of whatever it comes into contact with – nutrients, minerals, vitamins… and poisons. It is so important to treat the outside of your body with the same care with which you treat the inside.

How do you ensure that the products you are using are free of harmful chemicals and truly 100% natural? Trace the origin of the ingredients. If you can trace the ingredient to the source, you can be sure that it is natural or naturally derived. That way you can be certain it hasn’t absorbed harmful environmental pollutants, like heavy metals, during the growing process – and you can be certain that the ingredient IS what it claims to be. Countries in Europe have recently created new legislation to deal with traceability and to protect consumers after several frauds were uncovered. It was discovered in France, for example, that there was quite a lot more “Sea Buckthorn oil” being sold than could possibly have been produced worldwide. We found that a bit scary. What kind of oil, exactly, was being sold? What other countries may have been affected? The moral of the story: trace your ingredient to the source so you aren’t taken advantage of by companies looking to capitalize on a hot trend.

Here are five tips for choosing natural, traceable skincare products for yourself and your family:

  1. Take the time to read labels and minimize your exposure to harmful chemicals. Look for locally-grown, sustainably-grown and cleanly-grown ingredients.
  2. Consider both the environment of the ingredient source and the transport required to bring the ingredient to the final processor. Many organically grown teas in Asia, for example, are sprayed with pesticides on the dock before being loaded onto ships for transport to North America. Many ingredients in heavily polluted parts of the world absorb heavy metals and other toxins no matter how carefully they are grown.
  3. Ask for proof. Is the company willing to share information about the source of its ingredients? There are many ingredients – particularly spices and exotic oils – that can only be sourced non-locally. And many exact ingredient locations are closely guarded secrets. But that does not mean the ingredient can’t be grown and handled according to the highest standards, and it doesn’t mean the company cannot share with you general information about the source.
  4. When you have a choice, support your local growers. Local ingredients have a small environmental footprint, travel shorter distances, and are generally handled by fewer processors. Organic is great, but local is better.
  5. Remember that natural does not mean hypoallergenic or non-irritating. Always patch-test new products on your skin – non-synthetic ingredients are not engineered by man to be hypoallergenic!

If you have questions about our products or how to use them, take advantage of our in-house esthetician, who will be available every Wednesday to answer all your questions. 1-888-640-2014

Personal Experiences with Mont Echo Skincare II

People of all ages and skin types have written to us to tell us about their experiences with Mont Echo Sea Buckthorn Skincare. A few weeks ago, we shared the story of a 30-something with problematic skin, and this week we’d like to share two more personal skincare stories. And if you’ve tried our products, we’d love to hear from you too! Just send us an email at argousier@mont-echo.com

Sex: Male

Age: 67

Skin type: Normal

Concerns: Grover’s Disease (transient acantholytic dermatosis)

I’ve never had any issues with my skin until the past year, when I suddenly started getting an itchy rash of red spots on my torso—mostly on my back. I had never experienced anything like it before, and I went to the dermatologist right away to have it checked out. He examined the rash, took a biopsy, and soon I had my diagnosis: Grover’s Disease, or transient acantholytic dermatosis. He told me it’s a condition most often found in older men, and is characterized by sudden outbreaks of itchy red spots. The cause is unknown. He prescribed me some topical cortisone creams to help control the outbreaks and relieve the itching.

Unfortunately, the cortisone creams didn’t do much. They’d help for a week or so, and then the rash would reappear just as bad or even worse than before. It was especially bad in the hot, sweaty summer months.

The Mont Echo Soothing Mist was recommended to me by a friend. I was told it was very soothing and anti-inflammatory, great for skin conditions, sunburn, and bug bites. I gave it a try and the results were almost immediate. I use the spray liberally morning and night on my face, body, and especially my back. It helps relieve the itching and clear the outbreak. I’ve found that it’s really the only thing that works on my Grover’s Disease. Thanks for your great products.

Sex: Female

Age: 58

Skin type: Dry, oily T-zone

Concerns: Wrinkles, redness, blotchiness, uneven skin tone

I love all the products.  My doctor actually noticed a big improvement with my skin tone after I started using them.  I use the cleanser, the soothing mist, the facial serum, and the moisturizer twice daily, morning and night.  And then the mask/ scrub once a week.  Also I rub the oil on my nails and the results are amazing to me.  It seems to make my nails stronger and also makes them grow faster.  I’ve actually never been able to grow my nails before.

DISCLAIMER The information offered by Mont Echo Naturels is not intended to replace, in any way, the medical advice that can be provided by a physician or other medical professional. Please consult your physician with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health.

Personal Experiences with Mont Echo Sea Buckthorn Skincare I

Wondering if Mont Echo’s Bath and Body products might be good for you? Our 100% natural, Sea Buckthorn-based skin and hair care products are great for all skin types and ages. Over the next few weeks, we’d like to share some personal stories from people of all ages and skin types who’ve tried our products. And if you’ve tried our products, we’d love to hear from you too! Just send us an email at argousier@mont-echo.com

Sex: Female

Age: 32

Skin type: Oily / Combination

Concerns: Breakouts; wrinkles; dry, flakey areas in winter months

As a 32-year-old female with combination skin, breakouts have always been a concern for me. And now, as I creep toward my mid-30s, I’m starting to have to contend with wrinkles too. However, over the past year I’ve developed a simple skincare regime using several of Mont Echo’s Sea Buckthorn skincare products that has really helped me balance my skin and help it look its best.

My two must-have products are definitely Mont Echo’s Soothing Mist and the Oil Serum. In fact, I’m so addicted to them that when my supply starts to run low I get a little panicky until I’m able to restock!

I use both products twice a day. In the morning, I splash my face with cool water and then spritz on the Mist. The Mist has an unusual scent which took some getting used to, but I’ve grown accustomed to it and I appreciate that it’s all natural and unique. I love how it sooths my skin and preps it for the Oil Serum. When my face is still damp from the Mist, I apply a drop of Oil Serum on my forehead, each cheek and chin, and massage into my skin. I love the way my skin feels after—it’s not greasy at all, just soft and hydrated, and I find the Serum makes a great makeup base.

In the evenings before bed, I wash my face with the Crème Cleanser, which I find gentle enough for every day (though once or twice a week I exfoliate since the Sea Buckthorn oils in the Oil Serum seem to increase cellular regeneration, necessitating removal of the dead skin on the surface to prevent breakout and reveal the fresh skin beneath!) and then reapply the Mist and Oil Serum.

I love these two products, and I love what they have done for my often difficult and temperamental 30-something skin!

Mont Echo Naturels Wins Gala Excellence Award!

Mont Echo Naturels has been awarded the Gala Excellence Brome-Missisquoi Award 2011 in the category of Manufacturing (1 – 10 employees) by the Chamber of Commerce of Cowansville and the Region. The award was accepted by Mont Echo Naturels co-founder and CEO Brad Johnson and Mont Echo office and boutique manager Cindy Cleary at the awards banquet at the Chateau Bromont on November 12, 2011.

The Gala Excellence Brome-Missisquoi is a biennial competition recognizing excellence in local business. The competition is comprised of 15 prize categories representing various regional industries and businesses. Nominees in each category were announced in October, and the winners were selected by a grand jury in November.

“We are honored and thrilled to have been recognized by our local business community,” states Johnson. “We pride ourselves on being a community-conscious and locally-oriented company, so winning this award really means a lot to us.”

For more information about Mont Echo Naturels, please visit out website at www.mont-echo.com.

For more information about the Gala Excellence and a full list of the nominees, please visit: http://www.chambre-cowansville.com/gala-excellence/nominees-2011/

Notes from Our Esthetician: Getting the Most from Mont Echo Skincare

To get the best results from your skin care products, you have to know how to use them properly. This is certainly true of our Mont Echo Sea Buckthorn skin care line! To help you get the most out of your Sea Buckthorn skin care, our consulting esthetician, Veronique Picard, has put together some advice on using Sea Buckthorn in your daily regime:

Morning

Cleanse your face with the Creme Cleanser and rinse well with warm water.

Spray Soothing Mist directly on the face, or spritz on a cottonball and apply over face and neck. Allow to air dry briefly.

Combine 2 drops of Oil Serum with 2-3 pumps of Facial Moisturizer and apply to the face with light upward sweeps.

Night

Remove eye makeup and heavy foundations with your preferred makeup remover.

Clean your face with the Creme Cleanser and rinse well with warm water.

Spray Soothing Mist directly on the face, or spritz on a cottonball and apply over face and neck.

Massage 2-3 drops of Oil Serum directly onto problem areas (wrinkles, sun damage, brown spots, scars, etc) while face is still slightly damp.

Apply Facial Moisturizer as necessary.

Exfoliation

Once or twice a week, exfoliate your skin using the Nutritive Mask and Cleanser to reveal radiant new skin:

Mix Mask and Creme Cleanser in an approximately 2:1 ratio.

Apply mixture to face after applying Soothing Mist and allow to dry for 5 (for dry skin) to 10 (for oily skin) minutes, until mask is lightly set and dry enough to roll off using your fingertips without smearing.

Use your fingertips to rub / roll the mask from your face carefully until the mask is completely removed.

Rinse with warm water and apply Soothing Mist, Serum and Moisturizer.

Want to learn more? Visit our website at www.mont-echo.com!

A Taste of the Harvest Festival!

It’s the last weekend of the Mont Echo Sea Buckthorn Harvest Festival – don’t miss your opportunity to taste the delicious special Sea Buckthorn menu items offered by the restaurants of Knowlton, available through August 28th!

Le Relais’ table d’hôte has received rave reviews – we especially enjoyed the Brome Lake Duck with Sea Buckthorn glaze, Mussels with Tequila & Sea Buckthorn, and the Pork Tenderloin with Ice Cider & Sea Buckthorn sauce. Star Café has brought back last year’s popular Sea Buckthorn & Goat Cheese bruschetta, while L’Écho des Saveurs has a refreshing Sea Buckthorn smoothie for the last days of summer. The Sea Buckthorn & Chocolate fudge at La Vie Sucrée is a unique sweet treat for chocolate lovers. Diners at Knowlton Marina can taste Sea Buckthorn vinaigrette on their salads dock-side and CafÉ Floral is offering a constantly changing selection of savoury and sweet Sea Buckthorn-inspired dishes all day – including Sea Buckthorn, Pumpkin and Sweet Potato soup – yum!

Le Relais
286 ch Knowlton, Knowlton
Lunch, Dinner; Sea Buckthorn Lunch menu items, Full table d’hôte featuring Sea Buckthorn

Star CafÉ
291a rue Knowlton, Knowlton
Lunch; Goat cheese and sea buckthorn bruschetta

CafÉ Floral
Lakeside, Knowlton
Breakfast, Lunch, Snack ; Muffin, soup, salad, fish, poultry and much more

L’Écho des Saveurs
5 Mont Écho, Lac Brôme
Snack, Lunch; Sea Buckthorn smoothies and lunch menu items

La Vie Sucrée
30 Lakeside, Knowlton
Snack; Chocolate Sea Buckthorn fudge

Knowlton Marina
78 Benoit, Knowlton
Lunch, Dinner; Sea Buckthorn salad dressing

A successful Growers’ Association meeting – and a preview of Harvest Festival 2011??

Mont Echo Naturels hosted the 2011 meeting of the Quebec Sea Buckthorn Grower’s Association (APAQ) on Saturday, July 9. A record crowd of almost 100 people showed up to experience Mont Echo’s Boutique, Interpretive Centre, and affiliated Sea Buckthorn Orchards. The Star Café of Knowlton catered the event with incredible food featuring Mont Echo gourmet products; esthetician Veronique Picard spoke about the amazing benefits of Sea Buckthorn for the skin and gave free consultations to attendees; and Maplehurst Farms – creator of Mont Echo’s gourmet line – designed a stunning Sea Buckthorn cheesecake for dessert. We are pleased to report that the meeting was a huge success and everyone young and old seemed to enjoy themselves enormously.

We hope that you enjoy these photos from the day – they are a preview of what’s to come during Mont Echo’s annual HARVEST FESTIVAL in August this year! You too can receive a Sea Buckthorn skincare consultation or even a facial, enjoy Sea Buckthorn on the menus of almost every restaurant in Knowlton, and tour a working Sea Buckthorn Orchard. Visit www.festivalmontecho.com to learn more about this year’s Harvest Festival events!

Mont Echo Introduces New Line of Gourmet Products

Mont Echo is excited to announce the introduction of our new line of Mont Echo Gourmet Sea Buckthorn products!

The new Mont Echo Gourmet line currently consists of 5 unique and delicious products: Sea Buckthorn Chutney, Sea Buckthorn Salsa, Sea Buckthorn Sauce and Marinade, Sea Buckthorn Vinegar, and Sea Buckthorn Vinaigrette. Several other products are in development and will be introduced later in the summer. The Mont Echo Gourmet line is currently available at the Mont Echo Interpretive Centre and Boutique, located at 70 Lakeside in Knowlton (Lac Brome), Quebec.

The new Mont Echo Gourmet line is produced exclusively for Mont Echo by Knowlton Maplehurst Farms, a local maple farm and bakery. The products are hand-crafted using 100% Canadian-grown Sea Buckthorn and Maplehurst’s own locally-made maple syrups and maple sugars. The partnership between Mont Echo and Knowlton Maplehurst is an ideal one, since maple and Sea Buckthorn pair beautifully together.

Mont Echo’s Gourmet products are the perfect way to discover the unique taste of Sea Buckthorn– and you may be surprised to discover that it’s not only delicious, it’s also great for you. This year, Sea Buckthorn was listed in The Globe & Mail as one of the Top Trends in food for 2011, and it’s been featured on several internationally televised programs such as the Doctors and the Dr Oz show.  In fact Dr. Oz recently proclaimed Sea Buckthorn “the new miracle berry,” and revealed new evidence of its abilities to improve your skin and aid in weight loss. Mont Echo’s gourmet products incorporate whole Sea Buckthorn fruit and/or raw juice, both of which contain Dr Oz’s coveted Sea Buckthorn fruit oil.

For more information about Sea Buckthorn or Mont Echo, please visit our website at www.mont-echo.com or contact us at info@mont-echo.com