Your Experience: In the Raw

We love being a part of your skincare journey.
It’s an honour to hear your stories about how Raw Canvas has been part of your path to a more radiant life.

Curious about the Raw Canvas experience? Explore testimonials from real patients below!


I’ve struggled with acne since I was 11 years old. Dealing with it from such a young age left me feeling so insecure, depressed, and self conscious.

I never left the house without putting on a full face of make up because it was the only thing that made me feel somewhat better. It was my security blanket. If my make up even looked the slightest bit off it would put me into a depressive state and I’d end up canceling plans and staying home.

I’ve spent years seeing different dermatologists, trying different skin care products (including benzoyl peroxide products), using birth control, and even resorting to accutane in my teen years. I had little to no success and no real results. I was tired of wasting my time and especially my money.

I came across Raw Canvas’s Instagram page about a year ago and followed them without reaching out. I was super skeptical about trying another clinic because I was scared of disappointment and spending even more money for no results yet again. I finally worked up the courage to book a consultation and I am so incredibly happy that I did. I regret not doing it sooner. Amanda has literally changed my life in such a short time. My acne has cleared up significantly, I went from having super oily skin to balanced, I’ve had no irritation or hormonal breakouts, the redness is almost non existent, and my skin actually feels smooth for the first time since I was a kid.

I would have never in a million years thought I’d be showing bare faced photos of myself but here we are! I hope this helps others like me make the decision to come and see Amanda and her team at Raw!

All I can say is THANK YOU!!! I am so excited to continue on my journey!



Today marks six months since I started my skin journey with Amanda at Raw Canvas Skin Bar. I’d already been having some issues with my skin, but it had become significantly worse through the pandemic. By February 2022, I was dealing with acne, inflammation, and irritation…on top of rosacea, scarring, sun damage, and a rash that randomly broke out on my forehead every few weeks.⁠

I’d heard great things about Raw Canvas, and decided to book a consultation. It was such a warm and welcoming environment to walk into! The staff were all amazing. Amanda was so knowledgeable, and had such a clear and confident vision of how to address the issues I was dealing with. She set up a custom medical grade skincare routine for me, and booked a follow up appointment for a month later to check on the progress. She insisted that we get my skin healthy before even talking about treatments! With her guidance and continued support, all of the skin issues I’d been dealing with have been clearing up, and I haven’t had a single breakout or flare up with the rash. I’m couldn’t be happier with the care at Raw Canvas!



I’ve battled with hormonal acne since university. A switch went off and I could not get it under control. As a snowmobiler, I was so insecure, sometimes I’d even be too scared to remove my helmet or too scared to go in the hot tub incase my makeup would melt off. After seeing Amanda and starting a new medical grade routine, my face cleared up so fast! These photos are 3 months apart. I’m so thankful for raw canvas, my confidence has doubled. 



I am so glad I made the decision to visit Raw Canvas Skin Bar for my skin. I have been struggling with acne, scarring, blackheads and dryness for the last 2 years. I was previously investing into products that didn’t work. Due to my lack of knowledge, I later learnt by Amanda that I was using products causing more break outs for my already acne prone skin. As soon as Amanda updated my regimen with medical grade products that are suited for my skins needs; I was shocked that in a couple months my skin has changed dramatically. No more active acne, blackheads, heavy scarring and flaky skin. Thank you Amanda for helping gain my confidence back and to having more “no makeup” days. If you’ve been thinking about visiting Raw Canvas, do it! I cannot recommend them enough.



My skin journey with Raw Canvas began at the end of June 2021. I had noticed pigmentation occurring on my skin over the last year and the sun was making it worse. It got to a point where I could no longer ignore it. I tried many different products, however they didn’t do anything. The most recent pigmentation was along my upper lip ( that’s right, I looked like I had a moustache) Not quite the look I was going for. 

I was referred to Amanda by a good friend and on my first appointment she put my worries to rest. All my issues could be managed through a skin care regimen, as well it would take care of any fine lines and wrinkles … um, bonus!! Amanda reassured me all would be well, to follow the skin care instructions and to ‘trust the process’.

Within a few months the changes in my skin were drastic, in all the positive ways. My skin is pigment free, my surface acne scars are gone and my skin is glowing. I am forever grateful I took the initiative to book my first appointment, as there is no looking back.

Raw Canvas is a beautiful and bright space where miracles happen on the daily. If you are having any concerns with your skin, I highly recommend it. 
Amanda, you are a godsend. Thank you for giving me back my skin confidence. The results I have received have truly blown my mind. 



After years of buying products and trying different treatments with little knowledge, my skin was looking rough. My uneven pigment and hormonal acne had me feeling very self-conscious. I had been following Raw Canvas on Instagram for a while and finally decided to book a consult with Amanda. While the regimen was a bit intimidating, I saw quick results and after one month, I was shocked to see my progress. Many people have pointed out that I’m “glowing”. Someone even asked if I got laid last night, nope! I just got Amanda’s expertise. If you’re thinking of booking a consultation, I highly recommend it. Not only will you receive a wealth of knowledge from Amanda and her team, but you will see progress right away. The second you walk into Raw Canvas, you feel like you’re hanging with girlfriends. Thank you so much Amanda. I can’t wait to see where my skin is in the coming months!



I've been going to Amanda for years and she is hands down the most knowledgeable technician I've ever worked with. Since starting the skin care regimen she prescribed, I have seen an insane change in my skin. I get asked constantly what I'm doing, and I think my skin is better. now than it was in my 20s.

Erin Fraser


I went through a huge hormonal shift when I stopped breastfeeding my son and I began to experience cystic acne for the first time in my life. For months I tried to treat my hormonal acne using products that I thought would benefit my skin, but, I had no luck on my own. I finally decided to contact a skincare expert. This is where Skin Master Amanda comes in. 

Amanda started me on an at-home skincare routine to stabilize my canvas so that she could fully understand my needs and make further recommendations. After a couple of weeks using my customized skincare routine, I started to see major improvements. Shortly after, I went through a series of Laser Genesis treatments at Raw Canvas Skin Bar and started taking birth control (as recommended by my GP to help stabilize the hormones) 

It’s been about 6 months and I can proudly say that my canvas looks and feels SO much healthier. Thank you, Amanda. ️



I’ve tried everything you can think of under the sun to get rid of acne and acne scarring I came across raw canvas on instagram and immediately booked a consult- desperate to make my skin better and bring back my confidence! Since trusting Amanda with my skin I have had very minimal breakouts and have felt confident enough to leave the house without foundation at all. I have had so many compliments on my skin since going to her.



My whole life I have had pink skin and rosacea. After my second baby my skin took a turn for the worst. I had major pigmentation issues, sunspots, wrinkles, and fine lines. I knew it was bad, but I did not really know how bad it was until I had my photos taken under those intense bright lights. After I saw my pictures and how bad my skin had really gotten, I knew I had to make a change. From the moment I met Amanda and had my first consult, I knew I was in the right hands. She is so knowledgeable and genuine. It has been seven months of clinical skincare and then laser genesis. Now, I do not have to hide behind a layer of thick foundation, the improvement has been so drastic I could cry! Seriously worth every penny, Amanda is amazing! 


I had lost hope in ever fixing my acne. After putting what seemed like never-ending time and money towards treatments with no results, I had accepted that this just was my skin now. After my first consult with Amanda I felt hopeful again for the first time, and within only a few weeks of my first treatment started to see my acne finally healing, and my skin better than art had been in years!


I went to Raw Canvas after having my baby and struggling with Melasma. I was also on maternity leave and had to be mindful of a budget. Amanda was so respectful of my budget and helped me choose treatments and products that would make the biggest difference. After 1 photo facial and beginning IS clinical products I am feeling so happy with my skin and see light at the end of he tunnel with the pigmentation on my face. Other places I have been have always wanted me to purchase multiple treatments up front but Amanda encouraged me to take it 1 treatment at a time until I achieved the results I was looking for. Money very well spent!


I came to see Amanda after being referred to her by a friend. My skin has been worse as an adult than it ever was as a teenager. She has been able to give it life again. She has worked wonders for it. She takes the time to listen to your concerns and recommends a treatment plan. And she is an pverall amazing person!!


Amanda has helped me so much, I can't even put it into words. After a failed course of Accutane, my adult acne was taking over my face. I decided to reach out to her, and book a consult. Within the first session and my new products I had already started to notice a difference. She has provided me with endless amounts of knowledge, and the tools to combat my acne first hand. I will always trust Amanda with any skin issue, and she is the first person I turn to.


My skin looks amazing after Amanda recommended what products to use....along with laser genesis! So happy I found her and Raw Camvas!!!

Andrea Rusack