Organic Skincare + Custom Facials

Photo by Juliana Neufeld

We Love Our Customers!

Shipping
Product FAQs
Ordering
Gift Cards
Loyalty Club
Sales + Discounts
Returns
Treatments
Our Cancellation Policy
Wholesale
Disclaimer
Privacy Policy

 

Shipping

 

 

Free Standard Shipping on orders over $75

$7 Standard Shipping Anywhere in Canada

$10 Express Shipping Anywhere in Canada

$9 Anywhere in Canada with confirmed delivery, signature required, to ensure products won't freeze November-April

Free Local Pick-up at our Toronto Store 1518 Dundas St. West

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Shipping to the US or international? Click here for our US site.  

When will my order be shipped?
Your PA products will be shipped from our studio within 1-3 business days. We will let you know if any circumstances arise that would delay your order. If an order is placed on Saturday/Sunday, it will be packed and shipped on Monday.

When will my order be ready for ‘local pick-up’?
We try to fulfill orders within 1-4 business days. You will receive an email when your order is ready.

Where do I pick-up my order?
Your order will be waiting for you at our Store at 1518 Dundas St. W, Toronto.
For location and store hours, visit our INFO PAGE 

Do you ship internationally?
Yes! We offer worldwide shipping on all products. Shipping is a flat rate based on your location. Please visit provinceapothecary.com to place a USA or International order. 

Can I track my shipment?
All orders will include a tracking number. You will receive a shipping confirmation email with the tracking number when your package is dispatched.

How do I ensure my products don't freeze during shipment?            
November-April it's a good idea to select Standard Shipping with signature required to ensure the products won't be left out in the cold.

What if my package never arrives?                                      
If your order does not arrive within 14(CAD)/30(US/INTL) days, please contact info@provinceapothecary.com. Claims will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Do you offer gift wrapping?
Yes! At the checkout, you have the option to select Gift Wrapping and include a personal message. The products will arrive beautifully packaged in tissue with a handwritten gift card and wrapped with a bow. It makes it an exciting and beautiful package to be unwrapped by someone special! 

Sales + Discounts

Can I use more than one discount code at checkout?
No, discounts cannot be combined on a purchase.

Some products are exempt from all sales and discounts.
The following products are never discounted: Facials, Facial Packages, Workshops, IgG Tests and Custom Serums.

Why can't I apply my discount to a Custom Serum?
We love blending your custom serum! But this is a made-to order bespoke product that is hand blended using your personalized recipe and we cannot offer it at a discount.

Can I use my gift card as well as a discount code?
Yes! Enter your discount code at checkout. When you move to the payment page, you will have the opportunity to enter your gift card code.

Can I use my Loyalty Club reward to pay for products on sale?
No, your Loyalty Club rewards cannot be combined with any other discounts. But you will receive Loyalty Club points for your purchases during a sale!

I missed the sale but would like to apply the discount to my order, is this possible?

Unfortunately we don't honour sale discounts retroactively. We generally follow the major North American retail sale dates, and will sometimes hint at sales on Instagram so be sure to follow us! We love surprises and hope you do too!

 

Product FAQs

Are PA’s products certified organic?
Province Apothecary’s products are not certified organic by the USDA. Instead we insure our ingredients are of the highest quality and are a mix of certified and non-certified organic ingredients. The label on your PA product will say which ingredients are certified, but this does not mean that the other ingredients are not organic. To be certified organic is a long and expensive process, and some of our small, local suppliers do not find it worthwhile to go through this. We know our suppliers hold their products to a high standard of purity.

Why is it important to choose organic products like PA?
Your skin is the largest organ of your body and absorbs what you put on it. The chemicals used in many commercial products contain pesticides and these non-organic ingredients can have harmful effects on the body, filling it with toxins. We believe you should treat your body well and avoid these potentially harmful toxins.

What does ‘wild-crafted’ mean?
It means that the raw ingredient was collected from nature, resulting in it being organic and non-gmo.

Do you test on animals?
No, never. We are proud to be certified cruelty-free by the Leaping Bunny Program.

 

Are your products vegan?
All of our products are vegan except for our balms, including eczema and lip balms. These balms contain beeswax, which is not a truly vegan ingredient. All other products are certified vegan.

I have sensitive skin; are PA’s products going to work for me?
Our products are formulated to be perfect for sensitive and problem skin. While it is impossible to predict how everyone’s skin will react, our pure and natural ingredients are meant to hydrate and soothe. There are no harsh preservatives, fillers, or medial ingredients that typically irritate sensitive skin. In fact, PA products are formulated by creator Julie Clark who has suffered from problem skin and allergies. See the About page for her story!

What if I have a negative reaction to a PA product?
Please contact us at info@provinceapothecary.com if you have an adverse reaction to one of our products so we can understand the problem and work with you to find a solution. We advise that you read the ingredients of your product carefully and do a small patch test before beginning use.
Please consult a physician before introducing new products into your routine if you suffer from a severe illnesses or are pregnant or breastfeeding.

I'm pregnant; can I use PA products?
We recommend avoiding high concentrations of essential oils during your pregnancy. You can use our skincare products during your second and third trimester, excluding the Clear Skin and Clear Skin Advanced Spot Treatment. We recommend using unscented products during your first trimester. We are happy to make our Cleanser, Toner or Serum unscented for you! Just let us know in the checkout notes box. 
Please avoid all of our Therapeutic Roll ons, Perfumes and Clear Skin during your pregnancy, these products have a high % of essential oils.
For more information about essential oils, our products and pregnancy, please click HERE

My product smells different than the last time i purchased it. Is something wrong?
We always strive to source the highest quality natural ingredients that are as fresh and unprocessed as we can find. Growing and harvesting botanical plants will vary from season to season depending on environmental changes. Nature is beautifully unique in this way because of its changeable qualities. This means that the fragrance or colour of our products may change from batch to batch, but the quality and effectiveness remains true to the product. We follow strict quality control procedures and blend all of our products in small batches, ensuring that the product you are using remains consistently true to our brand ethos.

How long will my PA products last?
Our products are made with all natural ingredients and no synthetic preservatives.
Revitalizing + Nourishing Moisturizer will last 6 months.
Invigorating + Balancing Toner will last 12 months.
All other products have a shelf life of 24 months.
All products should be kept at room temperature away from direct sunlight.

Ordering

What credit cards do you accept online?
Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.

Can I pay with PayPal?
Yes! Simply choose PayPal Express at checkout.

What if I have a special request or customization?
Please contact info@provinceapothecary.com first for customizations. All other requests and notes can be made when you view your Cart before check-out.

I made a mistake on my order, can it be changed?
Contact us immediately if you have made a mistake at info@provinceapothecary.com. Once your order has been shipped it is not possible to make changes to it.

Gift Cards

Do you offer gift cards?
Yes, purchase a gift card here.

Can I use my gift card more than once?
Yes, use your gift card like a credit card until your balance is $0.

Can I use a gift card for a treatment?
Yes you can pay in-studio for your treatment using a gift card. Simply bring your coupon code with you (in the email or write it down) and redeem it when you come for your appointment.

Does PA keep a record of my gift card?
All orders are recorded through our website but PA cannot view the gift card code or know who the final recipient. It is the responsibility of the person receiving the gift card to keep it in a secure place.

Will my gift card expire?
Our gift cards do not expire. We will honour the value of the card as long as it is unused.

What is the difference between a 'Physical' and an 'Instant Digital' gift card?
A 'Physical' gift card is a beautiful card that will be mailed to your desired shipping address, and may include shipping costs (under $75). An 'Instant Digital' gift card only exists online. The purchaser will receive an email containing the link to the gift card and code. This email can then be forwarded to the intended recipient. No shipping costs will be added.

Does my gift card include tax and tip?
All treatment gift cards include tax. No treatment gift card includes tip unless otherwise noted.

What if the price of the treatment I purchased a gift card for changes?
We will honour the original treatment purchased up to 1 year. After 1 year from the date of purchase, we will continue to honour the dollar value of the card towards treatments or products.

Loyalty Club

How do I earn Loyalty Club points?
When you shop online or in-store, simply enter your email address at checkout and you will be rewarded with 1 point for every dollar you spend. 

How do I view my points balance?
Login to our Loyalty Club through our website by clicking on the 'Loyalty Club' button at the bottom of each page. Here you can create a profile, view your points balance, access your coupon codes and manage your notifications. 

Why can't I login to my account?
Please note that our Loyalty Club is a separate account from our online store. If you already have created an account with our online store, you will have to create a new login for your Loyalty Club profile to view your balance. When checking out at the Province Apothecary webstore, use your usual customer login or email address and it will link to your Loyalty points.

What if I didn't receive points for a purchase I made?
If you notice any points have not been attributed to your account, please contact us at info@provinceapothecary.com and we'll be happy to assist you.

Can I stop receiving emails about the Loyalty Club?
Simply click 'Unsubscribe' at the bottom of any Loyalty Club email to manage your notifications. You can turn-off email notifications and still receive points, or you can unsubscribe completely from the Loyalty Club.

What can I use my rewards to purchase?
Your Loyalty Club rewards can be applied to any regular-priced product or service purchase, including Custom Serums. Your reward will be applied to the cart total, not to each product. You cannot however use a reward to purchase a Gift Card.

Can I use my Loyalty Club reward to pay for products on sale?
No, your Loyalty Club rewards cannot be combined with any other discounts. But you will receive Loyalty Club points for your purchases during a sale!

Returns

Can I return my products?
Unopened products can be returned within 14 days of purchase for a full refund. You will be responsible for return shipping fees, and please make sure to label your package as a ‘Return’ on customs documents. PA will not pay duties or taxes on return shipments. Contact info@provinceapothecary.com before returning an order for further instructions. Purchases made via retailers are subject to the return policies of that store. If there is a problem with a PA product purchased at a retailer, please contact the place of purchase.

After 14 days, or if the product has been opened, products can be returned up to 30 days after purchase for a full credit. After 30 days all sales are final.

What if my order gets damaged in shipping?
We do our best to package your products carefully when they’re being shipped, but sometimes spills or breaks will occur. If your product arrives in bad condition, please snap a couple pictures and send them to info@provinceapothecary.com. We will asses the damage and do our best to make you happy.

Can I order samples of your products?
Yes, we have sample kits of our most popular products. Contact info@provinceapothecary.com for information and pricing. We also offer small sizes of all our products, and perfume samplers of our scents and roll-ons.

Treatments

Who can receive a treatment?
Our facials are all natural and customizable for every skin type, so almost anyone can receive one. If you are pregnant, please tell your aesthetician at the time of your appointment, we do not recommend facials during the first trimester.

If you have an active cold sore, active eczema on your face, pink eye or a sty, have been an acutane in the last 12 month or using Retin A, we ask that you book a skincare consultation first to allow us to properly assess your skin and perform sensitivity testing.

How do I book an appointment?
Treatments can be booked through our website by clicking here. Availability varies based the treatment you choose. We currently use the MindBody system which means you can either book online or through the MindBody Connect app. Enter your ideal time and days of the week for a facial and click search. Available appointments during that time will appear. If you don't see a time that works for you, add yourself to the waitlist. Need help? Call us at 647-479-5525 

What if I need an appointment as soon as possible?
Cancellations happen often, we recommend checking back often to see if space has been made available. If you'd like to be put on our waitlist to be alerted to new schedule openings, please call 647-479-4854. All appointments are first come, first served. 

Can I cancel my appointment?
Yes! You can manage your appointments through your MindBody account. Login here and select "My Schedule" to view, cancel or reschedule your appointments. We have a 24 hours cancellation policy that we adhere to strictly. Please read more about this below. 

Do all Custom Facials include a take-home Custom Serum? 
No, only our First Time Custom Facials include a 7ml Custom Serum in the price. In addition, we always offer a custom serum special: 7ml for $20 with any facial. Just let us know if you would like to take advantage of this offer at your next facial!

I have an old gift card, is it still valid? 
We honour all gift cards. Please let us know of your gift card at the time of booking your appointment (in the notes section of your booking) and present it to your practitioner at the beginning of your treatment.  We will honour the original treatment purchased up to 1 year. After 1 year from the date of purchase, we will continue to honour the dollar value of the card towards treatments or products.

How often should I get a facial? 
To maintain a healthy skincare regime we recommend coming for a treatment every 4-6 weeks to suit your skin needs and as the season change.

What does a Custom Facial really mean? 
Our experienced skincare experts are aware that everyone is unique, dealing with different skin types and concerns. We specialize in customizing every aspect of the facial to your personal needs. We tailor each facial to accommodate the seasonal changes and any specific changes your skin may encounter. We use a wide variety of techniques and ingredients to customize your treatment, including organic and wildcrafted raw materials, essential oils, massage, extraction, and lymphatic drainage techniques. 

Why is there a price difference for different aestheticians?
All of our aestheticians are qualified to perform treatments and have been trained in-house to be able to give the best Province Apothecary experience possible.  Some aestheticians have different availability which may suit your personal schedule more and some have a little more experience with a broader range of skin concerns and may be better suited to your individual needs.  You can refer to our 'Meet The Team'  page to read about our practitioners and choose which one you would like to receive treatment from and check their openings.   

Do you perform extractions?
Our treatment incorporates deep cleansing and opening of the pores to prepare the skin for gentle extraction.  We do not use aggressive or unnecessary techniques for extraction and will only perform the amount the skin is ready for in a way that is comfortable and effective.  Your skin needs will be discussed and cared for by your aesthetician.

Do you perform milia extraction?
Yes, Julie is our milia expert and the only aesthetician that performs milia extraction at this time. If you would like to have your milia extracted please book a Custom Facial (60 mins) or Express Facial (30 mins) with Julie. 

Should I take off my makeup before my appointment? 
We love when our clients come in with no or minimum makeup on their face, it allows us to start the facial techniques sooner; that being said we always cleanse thoroughly so we will happily take off your makeup as well. 

When can I put on make-up after my treatment?
To gain the most benefits from the treatment it is advised that you leave your skin make-up free immediately following.  However, if you need to apply any personal products straight after, speak to your aesthetician during your consultation and they will be able to prepare your skin in the best way possible for you.
 
How early can I arrive for my treatment?
Please arrive no sooner then 20 mins before your treatment, we have a small reception area but our front door will be locked during treatments. 
 
Can I buy products after my facial? 
Yes, we have a fully stocked store at our Skincare Clinic. 
 
Can I book a treatment at the same time as my friend/family member? 
Yes! We have 3 treatment rooms and would be happy to help you find a time you can both come in. If you have issues booking multiple appointments at the same time, please call 647-479-4854 so one of our team members can assist you. 
 
Can I add an eyebrow treatment to my facial? 
Yes, Cassandra is our eyebrow expert. We suggest having your eyebrows done before your facial. You may e-mail Cassandra at treatments@provinceapothecary.com should you have any questions or concerns in regards to your Brow/Lash appointments. 

 

Our Cancellation Policy

To change or cancel your appointment please login to your Mind Body account and cancel or change your appointment. Please call 647-479-5525 or email treatments@provinceapothecary.com if you need help. Appointments can not be cancelled by email or leaving a message. Please cancel either by speaking to a PA team member or through your MindBody account.

Please make changes or cancel your appointments at least 24 hours in advance or your will be charged the full cost of your treatment. If you are cancelling with less than 24 hours notice please call us at 647-479-5525. 
A late arrival of 20 minutes or more will be considered a late cancellation and charged for the full cost of the appointment. 

Why do we charge the full treatment price if you miss your appointment?

Our cancellation policy is very important to us. To ensure a high level of quality in our treatments we limited the amount of appointments each practitioner offers daily. This is why we require at least 24 hours notice to change or cancel your appointment.
We value the time of our clients and our aestheticians. Clients book our aestheticians for their time and expertise far in advance. If you do not provide us with at least 24 hours notice of cancellation or rescheduling, then we have missed the chance to help a long list of clients who are interested in booking with us. We hope you understand that we require a reasonable amount of notice to prepare for your absence, and will charge you the full amount of your treatment in lieu of a 24-hour notification of cancellation or rescheduling.  

Will you remind me about my appointment?
In addition to your confirmation email, you will receive a reminder 3 days prior to your appointment. Our appointment confirmations and reminders are a courtesy. Not receiving these does not exempt you from our late cancellation policy.

Wholesale

I want to carry PA! How can I purchase wholesale?
Please fill out our 'Become a Stockist Form' here.

Already have a wholesale account with us?
You can place your order here.

 

Disclaimer

Province Apothecary Inc is NOT licensed to practice medicine; we are NOT a medical doctor; we do NOT give medical advice; this is NOT medical advice. If you need medical advice please seek out a professional medical doctor. It is advisable to seek professional [medical] advice prior to initiating any new regimen. Province Apothecary Inc. is NOT a medical organization and neither Province Apothecary Inc. nor its employees and/or staff can give any medical advice or diagnosis. Any/All information garnered from Province Apothecary Inc is NOT licensed to practice medicine; If you need medical advice please seek out a professional medical doctor. Province Apothecary Inc. nor its employees and/or staff can give any medical advice or diagnosis. Any/All information garnered from Province Apothecary Inc. shall NOT be interpreted as a substitute for medical advice or a doctor’s consultation, evaluation or treatment.

Privacy Policy

We are committed to maintaining the accuracy, confidentiality, and security of your personally identifiable information. We collect, use and disclose Personal Information to provide you with the product or service you have requested and to offer you additional products and services we believe you might be interested in. The purposes for which we collect Personal Information will be identified before or at the time we collect the information. In certain circumstances, the purposes for which information is collected may be clear, and consent may be implied, such as where your name, address and payment information is provided as part of the order process.Knowledge and consent are required for the collection, use or disclosure of Personal Information except where required or permitted by law. Providing us with your Personal Information is always your choice. However, your decision not to provide certain information may limit our ability to provide you with our products or services. We will not require you to consent to the collection, use, or disclosure of information as a condition to the supply of a product or service, except as required to be able to supply the product or service.Personal Information will be protected by security safeguards that are appropriate to the sensitivity level of the information. We take all reasonable precautions to protect your Personal Information from any loss or unauthorized use, access or disclosure.