New Year, new beauty products for you to get into
The latest launches to up your pampering game
While many of us hope to be better versions of ourselves once the clock strikes midnight on January 1, we can quickly become disheartened when we fail to stick to resolutions beyond the first month of the year. One thing you can do for yourself? If you're into beauty, you can commit to a healthier skincare routine or freshening up your look for 2019, by simply dipping daily into a better pool of products, like these.
One in a million
Finding the best all-natural deodorant to work with your body chemistry is like finding that great pair of heels at Winners or Marshall's — doable, but it takes time, effort and a little bit of luck. Deodorants help to stop the sometimes-unpleasant odor that emanates from our pits, but they don't stop you from actually sweating. Antiperspirants have gotten a bad rap, rightfully so, because they contain aluminum salts. Green Beaver Antiperspirant is aluminum free, comes in five scents, and promise to help stop those pesky pit stains, while conditioning the skin under your arms. It lands in stores around January 23, 2019. And we're into it!.
Riding the monochrome beauty wave, MAC dug into their archives and re-released a series of one-colour collections to help you match your lips to your cheeks to your eyes. With old favourites like Ruby Woo (Rihanna is just one big-name fan), as well as Velvet Teddy and See Sheer, the range consists of lipstick, lipglass, powder blush, and matte and frost eye shadows, so you can really channel the Chalayan and Savage x Fenty Spring 2019 runway looks and make them all your own.
M∙A∙C In Monochrome, $19 to $28, maccosmetics.ca on January 10, 2019 and in select stores January 19, 2019
We're in the thick of winter now, but that doesn't mean our skin can handle a super thick moisturizer, right? Celebrating almost 100 years in the skincare biz, green beauty brand Weleda is also celebrating their award-winning, longtime beauty-editor favourite, Skin Food line, with some new staples, including a 'Light Nourishing Cream' — a less weighty version of their original cream that goes on smooth while delivering some intense hydration . Made with all-stars like rosemary leaf extract (for revitalizing and stimulating skin), pansy extract (to soothe and moisturize), calendula (a botanical rich in carotenoids, flavonoids and essential oils), its aromatic scent will be as welcoming to your complexion as the aforementioned hydrating ingredients.
Bring it on back
Restoring skin's glow has a lot to do with helping it retain moisture. Enter Indie Lee's new Daily Vitamin Infusion serum, made with vitamins A, C and E, as well as hydrating botanicals like rosemary leaf and sugar cane-derived squalene. Like most oil serums, make sure to prep skin after cleansing with a spritz of toner, as the water will help the oil emulsify and sink beyond the surface of the skin.
More and more we're seeing eco-minded brands pop up at our neighbourhood drugstores. One such brand, Love, Beauty & Planet has quite a few launches in store for the beginning of 2019, but the one we're most excited about is the new Coconut & Jasmine hairspray. Not only does it smell divine, but the spray is powered by air, not harmful propellants, and it doesn't contain alcohol, has not been tested on animals and is made with nourishing coconut milk. And each product is housed in a 100 per cent recyclable container.
If you want to add a little dash of that sun-kissed look to your life, Rodial's Bronze Tour Powder is just the ticket. Its formulation is super silky and can be used as a contour or bronzer. Just make sure to blend, blend, blend across the hollows of your cheeks, on your temples and along your jawline.
Rodial Bronze-Tour Powder, $75, murale.ca
Make me blush
Along with reformulating their beloved body washes, this month Burt's Bees is launching some new makeup collection, including their All Aglow Lip & Cheek stick, perfect for multitaskers who love a good shade of berry. The range comes in six shades and contains a hydrating core that is made of super-hydrating coconut oil.
Burt's Bees All Aglow Lip & Cheek Stick, $20, amazon.ca
Wake me up
By now you've likely heard that our skin regenerates itself while we sleep, so during those twilight hours it's best to provide skin with super-nourishing ingredients, to make sure when you rise, your complexion is hydrated and feeling oh-so-good. Thanks to Fresh's cream with lotus leaf concentrate as well as peach leaf extract, your skin will get a blast of antioxidants and moisture while they help to boost radiance while you doze. The formula also has a whipped texture so it feels luxurious, but not thick or sticky, when you apply.
Philosophy's latest is an anti-aging primer that works to reduce the look of lines, wrinkles and imperfections, while creating the perfect complexion canvas to apply makeup on top of. Simply add a thin layer of the Anti-Arinkle Worker+ Line Correcting Primer on to skin that has been cleansed and moisturizer, wait a hot minute until the product sinks in, and then apply your makeup as per usual. Skin perfecting and makeup boosting all in one.
Now famed designer Alessandro Michele new Alchemist's Garden Collection for Gucci consists of seven eau de parfums, three perfumed waters, four precious oils and one candle. With names like Voice of the Snake, Eyes of the Tiger, A Song for the Rose and Winter's Spring, the divine-smelling collectables are housed in unique, apothecary-style falcons. The Instagram-savvy brand has even created an extension of their app specific to this collection, where fans can create their Guccified own coat-of-arms based on which scents they adore.
Gucci Alchemist's Garden Collection eau de parfums, $368, precious oils, $458, perfumed waters, $268, and candle, $480, holtrenfrew.com
Adding to his seemingly unending stable of scents, Marc Jacobs (or at the least the team behind his licensing), brings a bright yellow remix to his fan favourite fragrances. Enter Marc Jacobs Daisy Sunshine, Daisy Eau So Fresh Sunshine, Daisy Dream Sunshine and Daisy Love Sunshine. Each iteration contains fresh new notes (like marigold, mimosa, orange blossom and bergamot respectively), as well as a gen z yellow remixed bottle.
Marc Jacobs Daisy Sunshine, Daisy Eau So Fresh Sunshine, Daisy Dream Sunshine and Daisy Love Sunshine, $96 each, thebay.com, sephora.ca, and select Shopper's Drug Mart and London Drugs locations across Canada
Well-loved beauty brand Clinique has just launched Clinique iD, a customizable collection they hope will help fans finally find their perfect moisturizer. You can head to clinique.ca to create you new go-to lotion by combining a Dramatically Different base with a concentrated cartridge that will address irritation, pores and uneven texture, lines, wrinkles and more..
Clinique iD Custom Hydration Base, $29, Clinique iD Active Cartridge Concentrate, $18, clinique.ca
Ease into it
Retinol has been hailed as an anti-aging hero, known to help even out skin tone, reduce lines and wrinkles, and bring back skin's bounce, but it is also often associated with redness and flaking. SkinCeuticals created an 'entry-level' retinol, made with a low amount of the skin-perfecting star ingredient. It also has soothing ingredients like bisabolol and boswellia serrata extract to help combat any irritation that might occur regardless.
SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.3, $72, skinceuticals.ca