I can almost promise you that you have never met anyone quite like Lisa Morgan. And that once you’ve met her, you will not forget her.
A girl of huge smiles and serious scowls; a girl with blue hair; no, mauve; no wait, it’s both. A girl who adores her husband Bruce and their 2 daughters, and rock music.
Lisa absolutely radiates energy and passion for what she does. And above all, she really knows her stuff.
Lisa is the owner of Glam Goes Green, a pretty shop on Bolton’s King Street East, where her stock in trade is safe skin care and cosmetics. And this is where Lisa shines. This is where all that energy and passion hits the road as this youthful shop-keeper pours heart and soul into researching every product line that makes it through her doors.
Wind the clock back a few years and you’d have found Lisa preparing to open a spa, as she had gone back to school to study Medical Aesthetics. It was in 2011 that life threw the family a curveball. Lisa’s mom was diagnosed with breast cancer, the eighth woman in the family to encounter the disease.
Then Lisa was diagnosed with endometriosis. Her specialist at Women’s College Hospital advised her to make certain lifestyle changes, recommending she switch to organic foods and work at getting the toxins out of her system.
“I came home that day exhausted, switched on the TV, and there was Adria Vasil on the Marilyn Denis show holding up a particular skin care product and speaking about how toxic it was” Lisa says. Adria, author of Ecoholic Body, soon became a mentor and a friend. “In fact I still learn all the time from Adria, as well as from Celine at Corpa Flora”.
Serenity on the Humber Spa was successful but it didn’t take long for Lisa to discover that what she really wanted was safe products, for herself, her mom, her daughters, her friends and her clients. And Glam Goes Green was the answer.
“I learned from Adria that the average person puts 10-12 products on their body a day; that’s about 125 chemicals that people smear on themselves every day. What I want is for people to think about that, and to start to educate themselves, and to read labels, because there’s too much green-washing going on”, she says emphatically.
“I see so many people counting calories and not enough people counting toxins” she laments. People are led to believe that just because something says “natural” on the bottle it means it’s safe. I encourage people to use resources like EWG’s Skin Deep cosmetic database website to gauge what’s in their products or the Think Dirty app”.
Lisa proudly admits to “researching the heck” out of every product she sells in her store. And her store has become very popular, very fast. She was especially thrilled when a local teacher recently brought a group of 4H girls to the shop. And when she was invited to St Mike’s to show a cosmetology class how to do a green beauty routine.
“I’ve discovered that when you use the right clean products, then acne, rosacea and eczema clear up. This is great news for everybody and especially for teenagers. I love to dig in and find what I feel are the safest brands and products; products that are clean, that work, and are affordable. When I see people, especially the students, making better choices, that is very cool, that’s really what it’s all about”!
Visit her shop and say Just Sayin’ and Lisa will give you 10% off!
You can find Lisa at Glam Goes Green, 18 King Street East, Bolton, in the Courtyards, just east of Queen. The shop is on the lower level, facing King.