As a lifestyle blogger for the past 12 years, I have had the opportunity to try a wide variety of beauty products. As you know, not all beauty and skincare products are created equal! Being exposed to many beauty brands, I have learned which products work best on my skin. Read below to find out about my all time favourite beauty products.
SkinCeuticals has introduced a line of Hyaluronic Acid serums that offer superior hydration. One of my favourites of the collection is the SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel, which combines Vitamin B5 with Hyaluronic Acid. This Hyaluronic Acid serum has found a permanent spot in my daily skincare routine because it is light and NOT sticky! My skin absorbs this serum so quickly that I know I need it. It also leaves my skin feeling very soft and supple several hours after applying it. I really like that the serum is free of alcohol, oil, parabens, dyes and fragrances.
Apply the Hydrating B5 Gel after applying your Vitamin C serum and before your moisturizer and SPF. SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel is $108 and can be purchased online at SkinCeuticals.
When I first smelled Korres Pure Greek Olive 3-In-1 Nourishing Oil, I knew I had to have it. The olive oil fragrance is so intoxicating that I can’t wait to put it on my skin after a shower or bath. Olive oil is known for its high amount of antioxidants and omega fatty acids so using this oil will do wonders for dry skin. Korres Pure Greek Olive 3-In-1 Nourishing Oil comes in a 100 ml bottle and retails for $45. Purchase Pure Greek Olive 3-in-1 Nourishing Oil online at Korres or at Shoppers Drug Mart.
I have tried numerous mascaras, but I always return to Stila Magnum XXX Mascara. This mascara gives me longer and thicker lashes than other mascaras and it usually takes just one application. The mascara wand is quite large, which is why it’s easy to get longer lashes. Stila Magnum XXX Mascara is $33 and is worth every penny!
Another product that I look forward to putting on my skin is Province Apothecary Invigorating & Balancing Toner. The fragrant smell of the rose and geranium essences fools me into thinking I am strolling through a flower garden. I apply this toner after using my cleanser to re-balance the pH levels in my skin. This toner has been reformulated to include gluconic acid, and a gentle AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) for better effectiveness. I like how gentle this toner is on my skin due to the alcohol-free formula. powerful antioxidant smooths skin’s texture and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is non-irritating making it suitable for even the most sensitive skin. Did you know that this toner also helps enhance the absorption of oil serums resulting in firmer skin? The Invigorating & Balancing Toner is $48 (110 ml) or $22 (30 ml) and can be purchased online at Province Apothecary, at Shoppers Drug Mart and The Detox Market.
The Eve Lom Cleanser is one of the brand’s highest-selling products. The cleanser contains four plant oils, and cocoa butter, which provide exfoliation and conditioning while providing deep cleansing for your skin. This cleanser is a balm so you have to massage the cleanser into your face and neck for it to absorb. The cleanser includes a Muslin cloth that you use to remove the cleanser. The instructions say to cleanse up to three times to remove all impurities. This cleanser is one of my all time favourite beauty products for my sensitive skin due to the fact that it contains Clove, Eucalyptus, Hops and Egyptian Chamomile Oils. Eve Lom Cleanser is US$85 for 100 ml and can be purchased online at Eve Lom.
Clarins Intense Lip Comfort Oil in Intense Raspberry 03 has been my daily go-to lipstick since I bought it. I love the way it defines my lips without allowing any lipstick to smudge over my lipline. The brush makes it very easy to apply. The comfort oil is extremely moisturizing on my lips while providing intense colour. The colour stays on for several hours unless you eat a big meal at which point you will probably want to reapply it on the inner section of your lips. Purchsase online at Clarins or at Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty for $36.
I hope you enjoyed reading about my all time favourite beauty products. Have you tried any of these products or brands? What did you think of them?
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