The best of what’s new on store shelves.
Cardea AuSet’s all-natural facial oils have you covered 24/7. Aurora is made for mornings, with skin-firming vitamins A and C, rejuvenating avocado oil, vitamins D and E, and jojoba, apricot and grapefruit to calm, firm and brighten the skin respectively. At night, Pheobe works to repair the skin with almond and carrot seed oils, plus rosehip and jasmine to protect against environmental stress and even skin tone.
The fastest eye mask you’ll ever use, ActivLayr’s under-eye patches take a mere five seconds to firm the skin. Each set of speedy, single-use patches infuses the skin with a mix of marine collagen and hyaluronic acid, along with kiwi-fruit and grape-seed extracts, to hydrate, brighten, boost elasticity, reduce the look of wrinkles and protect against UV rays.
You’ve probably heard of skin brushing by now, but if you’re still not setting aside a few minutes to give your skin a sweep, consider this soft-bristled option to start gently removing dead skin cells sooner rather than later — instead of waiting to deal with the epidermal effects of winter come spring.
With 15 combinations to hydrate and treat, Clinique’s new custom-blend hydrators put a personal spin on your skincare routine. Simply pick your base (Moisturizing Lotion, Oil-Control Gel or Hydrating Jelly), followed by your treatment cartridge (Irritation, Pores & Uneven Texture, Uneven Skin Tone, Fatigue or Lines & Wrinkles) for a tailor-made moisturizer that’s also paraben-, phthalate- and fragrance-free.
Sort of like the Whole 30 but for your skin, Strivectin’s Skin Reset kit works to hydrate, smooth, balance and tighten your skin for a fresher looking complexion over the course of four weeks.
Strivectin Skin Reset 4-Week Intensive Rejuvenation System, $149 at Shoppers Drug Mart / Pharmaprix.
Promising to deliver a “a corset-like effect,” Fresh’s Black Tea Firming Eye Serum features elasticity-boosting black tea, firming goji fruit extract and a dual-action peptide to help reduce the look of under-eye bags and contour lines.