Browsing category: Moisturizers

Paula's Choice Resist Skin Firming Line Minimizer  - 1

New From Paula’s Choice Skincare Resist Line

Paula's Choice Skincare has recently made some new additions to the Resist lineup. I adore Paula's Choice skincare because you know it is going to be full of proven skincare actives, packaged in hygienic and airtight packaging, and it's not going to include any extra nonsense or irritants. I can feel confident in all the products in the Paula's Choice line without feeling I need to play detective with the ingredients listings. Paula's Choice Resist Skin Firming Line Minimizer ($50 US/15ml) - This silky, incredibly lightweight

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Holiday Gifting from The Body Shop

Ever since I was a teen (a veerrrry long time ago) I knew that The Body Shop was a store I could turn to for one stop gift shopping. The Body Shop always makes it just as easy to find a gift for someone who is very close to you, like family and friends, as it is to find gifts for secret santa, teachers, mail carriers, etc. If you are lost on what to get someone...check out The Body Shop! The new holiday scent for 2015 is Frosted Plum while favorites Frosted Cranberry and Glazed Apple return again this year. Here are just a few of

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At Home Peels Without the Irritation with Jouviance Glyco|Laser

A lot of skincare crosses my desk, and it isn't often I get truly excited about a new product. Given skincare takes such a long time to properly test, there is only so many products I can dedicate my time (or face) to for full reviews. Recently I met with Roger Southin, the president of Jouviance, to hear all about their latest skincare innovation; the Jouviance RestructivSRD Glyco|Laser Soft Peels. This range of products offer a variety of options to give yourself the benefits of a soft skin peel at home using Glycolic Acid, as

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Volumising Skincare from Indeed Labs Fillume

Indeed Labs recently introduced two new products to their skincare range. The Fillume Volumising Serum ($29.99 CAD) and Fillume Volumising Moisturiser ($24.99 CAD) are formulated to improve the visible signs of aging in your skin. They mostly focus on addressing the loss of facial volume we experience as we age and work to plump, firm, and smooth skin to counteract these aging effect. I absolutely love Indeed Labs packaging. White with black/charcoal lettering and a colour accent that colour codes the line the product belongs

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Preserve Your Youth and Boost Your Glow with the New Ole Henriksen EMPOWER Collection

The new Ole Henriksen Empower line features potent actives from the Arctic to give antioxidant protection and weightless hydration. This is a great line for millennials looking to fight the first signs of aging. Fight fatigue, dullness, dehydration, uneven skin tone, and loss of radiance while protecting your skin from free radicals and fortifying skin's barrier defenses with: Arctic Cloudberry Nordic Cotton Extract Willow Bark This line is ideal for normal skin types looking for age prevention. Ole Henriksen Empower

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Help Keep Music Education Alive in Canada by Supporting Kiehl’s Rocks for Kids

I've been playing with some new products from Kiehl's, including a beautifully packaged, special edition Ultra Facial Cream that's proceeds help support keeping music education alive in Canada. Kiel's Rocks for Kids with Lights Edition Ultra Facial Cream ($57 CAD) is a light yet effective moisturizer that helps provide continuous hydration to the skin throughout the day by pulling moisture from the air into the skin. This limited edition version, the result of a partnership with Juno award winning artist Lights, has 100% of net

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Dermalogica Retinol  - 1

The Dermalogica Overnight Retinol Repair is the Perfect Retinol Option for Sensitive Skin

Of of the most powerful and proven anti-aging actives is retinol. Retinol accelerates cell renewal, stimulates collagen production, improves epidermal thickness, and increases elastin biosynthesis. It can make impressive improvements in terms of fine lines and wrinkles, skin pigmentation, skin texture, and even acne. So if retinol is so effective why aren't we all using it? Well I don't know about you, but the reason I struggle incorporating retinol in my skincare routine is because of the redness, irritation, and peeling I

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Revitalize and Repair Your Skin with the new Skyn ICELAND Arctic Face Oil & Saving Face Recovery Kit

I love a good facial oil and I have a new go to in my skincare arsenal. The Skyn ICELAND Arctic Face Oil ($39.50 CAD/30ml) is composed of 99.9% Camelina Oil that is naturally sourced and cold-pressed . Camelina Oil is extracted from the Camelina Sativa plants which is an arctic plant that thrives in sub-zero temperatures and has a unique composition of 9 Essential Fatty Acids that enable it to survive such harsh conditions. It has an Omega 3:6:9 ratio that is ideal for regulating skin function, defending against free radicals, and

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Getting a Healthy Glowing Complexion with Avène Hydrance Optimale Hydrating Skin Tone Perfector

My skin is dry year round, and the  fall and winter months prove especially trying. I find I can never bring enough moisture to my skin. Dry, sensitive skin can make the cold weather down right miserable. It can also be incredibly aging over the long term. The Eau Thermale Avène Hydrance Optimale skincare range is all about offering maximum hydration to sensitive skin which sounds exactly like the kind of products I need in my routine. In September 2015 Avène adds a new product to the Hydrance Optimale line. The Eau

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Blemish Prone Skin? Try these New Blemish Clearing & Pore Refining Products

Looking for clearer skin and tighter pores? Check out these new acne fighting and pore refining products. Bioderma Sébium Pore Refiner ($29.95 CAD/30ml) This multipurpose product from Bioderma prevents blemishes, tightens pores, evens skin texture, matifies skin, and even performs beautifully as a makeup primer. I've been using this to spot treat my nose, (where I'm prone to whiteheads), for a few weeks with excellent results. My nose has stayed clear and my pores are tighter. Available at drugstores and

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Check Out These Fall Beauty Essentials From Shoppers Drug Mart

Shoppers Drug Mart is always a great one stop shop for all your beauty needs. Check out these new fall beauty essentials. The new GOSH Velvet Touch Matte Lipsticks ($14 CAD) is available in 8 matte shades that range from nude to vamp. The formula is soft and creamy and includes hyaluronic acid for plumper lips and natural bee, carnauba and candelilla wax to keep lips moist and smooth. These lipsticks offer intense pigmentation and vibrant colour payoff. The shades include: 001 Matte Baby Lips 002 Matte Rose 003

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Pampering and Rejuvinating at Home with Indeed Labs Hydraluron, Exfoliator, and Nanoblur

Sponsored I'm not the kind of person who treats herself to a day at the spa. I think I've probably only had about 2 facials in my entire life. (OK maybe I need to work on having OTHER people in my life that treat me to a day at the spa ;P). Anyways, I guess you could say I'm a bit of a DIYer when it comes to pampering treatments. I enjoy relaxing in the comfort of my own home, with my extensive skin care routines, and a nice facial mask. It just isn't practical for me to arrange childcare and travel to treat my skin right, when I

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THEFACESHOP Mango Seed Skincare for a Naturally Healthy Complexion

Have you heard of THEFACESHOP?  They are a Korean brand that has been increasing their global presence since 2003. There have been more and more THEFACESHOP stores popping up all over Canada allowing us even easier access to their products that offer a blend of science and nature. I have been testing out products from their Mango Seed line at the cottage this summer. The natural ingredients and hydrating formulas have been a welcome comfort after long days in the sun. Mango Seed Cleansing Foam ($14 CAD) This cleanser creates a

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Canadian Brand Love

3 Canadian Brands I’m Loving to Pamper, Fight Aging, and Teatox for a Better You

Soap Stories is a Canadian brand with manufacturing locations and stores in both Canada and abroad. They offer handmade soaps, body care products, and gift sets. The soaps ($12 CAD ea) are absolutely beautiful and they smell incredible. I've been testing out the Lemongrass and Honeysuckle soaps and they are so delightful. They smell amazing. Even my husband is in love with the Lemongrass soap. The only thing is with their large, rectangular shape they are difficult suckers to keep a hold of when wet and slippery! The Natural

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PC UPDATE

My Paula’s Choice Skincare Empties, Repurchases, and Wishlist + a Discount for You!

Sponsored I posted back in March about the Paula's Choice Skincare I had been using (and LOVING). Here is a refresher of the products in my arsenal, their current status, and my repurchase plans.

Skin Recovery Softening Cream Cleanser – Rich, intensely hydrating cleanser that rinses easily with water. Designed for dry to very dry skin, the creamy lotion texture glides over skin while it cleanses and removes makeup. Works throughout the cleansing process to keep dry skin supple while actually improving skin’s

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NUDESTIX

Get That Dewy Skin Natural Look with These New Products from Nudestix

NUDESTIX has added several new products to their range recently and I'm going to be sharing some of them with you today. NUDESTIX #gobronze ($35 US/$38 CAD) is a beautifully packaged set including two Magnetic Eye Color Pencils in Gilt and Immortal. The gold and bronze shades offer a subtle magnetic finish and have great pigmentation and colour payoff. I highly recommend using a primer with these as I always experience quite a bit of creasing and fading. The shadows can be blended out for a sheerer finish or worn more opaquely,

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Introduce Your Mom to Ours by Cheryl Hickey Natural Skincare for Mother’s Day

Ours by Cheryl Hickey is a line of cruelty free, natural products that keeps things simple with safe ingredients that you can feel confident using on your whole family. Babies, children, and adults alike. With familiar natural ingredients like Coconut and Olive Oil, Aloe Vera, Vitamin E and Shea Butter you can read the ingredient labels on these products and understand them and feel peace of mind in what inside. The line was created by Entertainment Tonight Canada host Cheryl Hickey. A mom of two who understood the need for

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Christa Potter is a professional makeup artist with a passion for introducing women to the newest and best in beauty with a touch of fashion and lifestyle.

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