The best of what’s new on store shelves.
Fun fact: Strawberries contain 14 percent more vitamin C than oranges. No wonder crowd-sourced, clean beauty brand Volition chose the seeded red fruit as the star ingredient of its newest serum. Featuring a high concentrate of strawberry-derived vitamin C, this serum promises to not only brighten your skin, but also hydrate and plump while helping to manage oil production, minimize the appearance of redness and wrinkles, and even out skin tone.
It’s a Wash
Meet the very first cleanser from cult-favourite Canadian brand The Ordinary. Though makeup removal is its main mission, this soap-free cleanser will also leave your skin feeling smooth and moisturized thanks to its key ingredient, squalane, a hydrating emollient that occurs naturally in the skin.
Those flimsy hotel shower caps might come free, but they don’t stand a chance against spraying water and humidity. Enter Louvelle’s stylish shower caps, which not only cover your strands with quick-drying stretch fabric and a lightweight waterproof lining to keep your hair dry and frizz-free, but also look great enough to top off your looks by the pool or at the beach.
Love sheet masks but can’t stand all the waste? Wear this silicone mask overtop a targeted treatment or serum to maximize absorption and lock in moisture, then rinse with a gentle cleanser and set it aside until the next use!
Post-winter-parched skin is no match for Crambé’s Face Forward Rejuvenating Facial Oil. The key ingredient in this powerhouse product? Oil of Abyssinian, a seed that’s rich in omega fatty acids, vitamins, proteins and minerals—and sustainably grown in Canada, no less. Use it as a moisturizer, makeup primer and even as a body, hair and cuticle oil for deep nourishment that won’t leave a greasy film behind.
On the lookout for the latest and greatest mascara? New from Marcelle, Ultimate Flex features an adjustable wand that works in three different positions: straight (to extend your lashes for length), gently bent (to curl) and fully curved (for added definition). Available in rich black, the clump-free formula also happens to be recognized the Canadian Dermatology Association.
Chapped lips don’t always disappear at the first sign of spring, so why not move things along with the help of a nourishing lip balm? This tube comes infused with lime and ginger root extracts to moisturize your lips, while nourishing oils and butters repair and smooth cracked skin. Free of parabens, phthalates, petrolatum and SLS, it’s a clean way to restore your lips with a touch of citrus and spice.