Skin Care

EltaMD Skincare Line : Our Newest Obsession.

EltaMD's skincare lineup offers the same no-nonsense philosophy as their sunscreens: sensitivity-free, non-comedogenic and safe for all skin types. We could not be more excited about this addition to our shelves! Let's get you introduced to the products!

Chances are you’ve heard of the brand EltaMD before. In fact, their sunscreens are probably some of the most popular sun care products on the market. They fly off the shelves at Etiket every year and it’s not difficult to see why. EltaMD has formulated their sunscreens to cater to every skin concern. From breakout-prone skin to dehydrated ones, EltaMD has a sunscreen for you. Not only do they protect you from UVAs and UVBs, but they’re also non-comedogenic, sensitivity-free, fragrance-free and paraben-free, which is why they’re beloved by so many.

To pair with their sunscreens, EltaMD has designed a skincare line that has been available in the U.S. and is now avaialble in Canada. The products are the Foaming Gel, AM Therapy Facial Moisturizer, PM Therapy Moisturizer and the Renew Eye Gel. This skincare lineup offers the same no-nonsense philosophy as their sunscreens: sensitivity-free, non-comedogenic and safe for all skin types. We could not be more excited about this addition to our shelves! Let’s get you introduced to the products!

FOAMING FACIAL CLEANSER

This foaming facial cleanser is great for getting rid of any makeup, oil or impurities on the skin. In fact, it’s a great addition to the double-cleanse! Use it as your first or second cleanse, or even as both! The thick, rich foam gently cleanses leaving your skin feeling clean and balanced. True to EltaMD, this product is oil-free, sensitivity-free and pH-balanced. A no-nonsense formula that gets the job done!

AM THERAPY FACIAL MOISTURIZER

The EltaMD AM Therapy is a lightweight moisturizer that quickly seeps into the skin, providing all-day hydration. For anyone who has an oily complexion, this product is ideal! EltaMD claims that the AM Therapy stimulates the skin’s natural water system to moisturize without oil or heavy emollients. The Hyaluronic acid that it contains also helps increase moisture absorption and retention. As expected, it pairs beautifully with the EltaMD suncreens and is oil-free, fragrance-free, non-comedogenic and safe for sensitive skin. A great addition to your daytime skincare routine!

PM THERAPY FACIAL MOISTURIZER

The EltaMD PM Therapy is a nighttime moisturizer packed with ingredients designed to moisturize, repair and restore your skin while you sleep. In fact, ceramides strengthen the skin’s natural moisture barrier, while niacinamide and antioxidants work to improve the skin color and tone, while also speeding up the metabolism to maximize the nightly skin repair process. Small rice protein peptides stimulate cell growth and collagen formation, resulting in even more skin elasticity. As it nurtures, revitalizes and oxygenates the skin, wrinkles fade and skin tone improves, resulting in a smoother, fresher appearance. Doesn’t get much better than that, right? It can all sound a bit like a sales pitch but at the end of the day, ingredients don’t lie! And EltaMD is all about their ingredient list.

RENEW EYE GEL

Say bye-bye to under-eye puffiness, dark circles and fine lines and wrinkles with EltaMD’s Renew Eye Gel! This eye gel is packed with peptides, hyaluronic acid and natural extracts designed to support the skin matrix to help prevent and reduce the appearance of skin aging all while generating brighter, healthier-looking skin. This eye gel works great under makeup and helps repair and restore your skin while you sleep! We’re hooked.

Suffice to say, this new addition to the Etiket shelves does not disappoint. Just like with its sunscreens, EltaMD delivers with their skincare products. Simplify your skincare routine with these effective, ingredient-packed products!

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Our Aesthetician and Tata Harper Emmanuelle wearing the Clarifying Face Mask by Tata Harper.
Skin Care

Best Face Masks For Every Skin Concern

Discover the face masks that our in-house aesthetician Emmanuelle recommends for every skin concern!

Who doesn’t love a good face mask? They’re an integral part of a self-care night. You know, the nights where you take a warm long bath, slap on a face mask and indulge in your favourite binge-worthy show. I’m feeling relaxed just thinking about it. A face mask is a great way to give your complexion a little T.L.C in 20-30 minutes. In fact, face masks are designed to deliver high concentrations of active ingredients to your skin, usually allowing you to see results as soon as you remove them.

Our in-house aesthetician and Tata Harper Specialist Emmanuelle using the Clarifying Mask from Tata Harper.
Emmanuelle is using the Clarifying Mask from Tata Harper

Now with more options on the market than ever before – sheet masks, clay masks, mud masks, exfoliating masks, overnight masks etc., – it can sometimes be overwhelming to find the right one for your skin. There is literally a face mask for every skin concern out there. Battling a pimple? There’s a mask for that. Struggling with dehydrated skin. Yep. There’s one for that too. The right face mask will quickly become your best-friend and the one product you reach for in dire situations.

In order to help you find your perfect match, we’ve asked our in-house aesthetician and Tata Harper Specialist Emmanuelle to recommend her favorite face masks for the most common skin types and concerns. Here are her suggestions.

OILY, ACNE-PRONE SKIN

When shopping for the perfect mask to tackle your oily, acne-prone skin, it’s important to look for products with clay, charcoal and exfoliating properties. Clay and charcoal work by absorbing oil out of pores, while exfoliating properties help clear the appearance of breakouts. These masks contain both and will help keep zits at bay!

ANTI-AGING

The goal in any anti-aging regimen is to avoid the dull, lackluster complexion we get as we age and to achieve a fresh, plump, glowing complexion. Look for masks that promote exfoliation, cell-turnover and the maintenance of healthy skin cells. The Environ and Tata Harper masks promote the exfoliation of dead skin cells, while the Pro-Derm sheet mask promotes healthy stem cells. If your cells won’t renew themselves, give them a push!

DRY SKIN

Dry skin can be a pain, especially going into the winter months. When shopping for a hydrating mask, look for ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, Glycerin and plant oils and butters. Emmanuelle recommends you sleep with your hydration mask. In fact, depending on the texture, it helps the product penetrate the skin better. You’ll wake up with plump, hydrated skin that’s ready to take on the cold!

PIGMENTATION

Stubborn marks got you down? A face mask designed to treat pigmentation might just be what you need! Look for ingredients like AHAs when shopping for the right mask for you! AHAs like Glycolic acid will promote cell-turnover and brighten your overall complexion. The masks that Emmanuelle recommends also contain hydrating ingredients so they won’t irritate your skin.

SENSITIVITY

Masks designed for sensitive skin use key-words like hydrating, calming, soothing, etc. Most of them contain hydrating actives like Hyaluronic Acid, or calming ones like Cucumber. Many of our masks for sensitive skin are also aimed at treating post-procedure skin so you know they’re soothing!

Target your specific skin concern with one of our masks!

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Skin Care

Etiket Staff Must-Have Products For Fall

Fall is a season that pairs well to the beauty industry. Discover the products that our staff just can't get enough of.

Picking new products to try can be very overwhelming, what with all the options out there. To simplify the process for you, we’ve asked our team to come up with one must-have product each for fall. Fall is a time of transformation, the weather is changing, the leaves are turning and the days are getting shorter. Your beauty routine should transform as well. A few tweaks can make saying goodbye to summer much easier on your skin. From hydrating moisturizers and warm-toned makeup, to spice-scented candles and nourishing body oils, fall is a season that is perfect for self-care, something we all need right now. Discover the products that our team just can’t get enough of.

Emmanuelle – Tata Harper Specialist & Aesthetician

I love the Retinoic Face Oil from Tata Harper because it is a multivitamin oil, and just like our body, we need to boost our natural defences and regulate our cells with the changing of the seasons. Retinoic oil, which is a natural form of vitamin A, has an ultra-regenerating effect without irritating the skin, it also has anti-aging properties. I call this oil “the vitamin cocktail”! Its oil texture also allows me to massage my face and use my gua sha every night. I can also mix it into my day cream in the morning to infuse even more hydration into my dry skin. It will prevent dehydration throughout the day. – Emmanuelle

Jordanna – Holistic Aesthetician

The Holi (water) Pearl & Rose Hyaluronic Toner from Agent Nateur is the most hydrating post cleanse product I have ever used. It allows the skin to attract more moisture, which is crucial as we head into the colder and drier months. Once applied, you can feel your skin barrier getting stronger.

Monica – Boutique Operations Manager

My fall obsession is the Hyaluronic Gel Moisturizer from Tata Harper. Not only is it packed with antioxidants to protect my skin and give it a radiant glow, but it also hydrates my problematic oily skin without causing flare-ups. I see a real difference when I use it, and will never go without it! I love that it gives my skin a glow, helps prevent signs of aging and hydrates without leaving a thick layer of residue on my skin. (People with problematic and oily skin like mine are unfortunately all too familiar with creams that leave unwanted residue!)

Paule Medical Aesthetician

I first discovered Environ when Etiket opened in 2011 and I have been using it ever since. Environ’s Hydrating Oil Capsules are a must have for me when fall hits and it starts to get cold outside. They help to overcome dehydration from the changing of the season. They leave my skin feeling nourished and satiny.- Paule

Sari – Skincare & Fragrance Specialist

After the summer is over and I have lost my suntan glow, this creamy texture of the Master Radiant Base makes me feel radiant and sun-kissed. I have loved RMS since we first start carrying it at Etiket and now any new launch becomes a favourite of mine. Easy and simple to use and all clean ingredients. – Sari

Naomi – Skincare & Fragrance Specialist

The HydrExtreme Hydration Booster from the Canadian brand Consonant is my fall superstar product because I love that this product (which has only two (!) ingredients) gives me a hydration boost that lasts all day. I use it on my face and lips to plump the skin. With drier and more sensitive skin these months, this super gentle and effective product is perfect for me! – Naomi

Daphne – Customer Experience Coordinator & Social Media

After spending the summer in the sun (with sunscreen *almost* every day), I find that my red acne marks appear a little darker than in the winter months. That is where Discoloration Defense from SkinCeuticals comes in to rescue my skin! Formulated with key ingredients in fighting pigmentation, this serum is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of stubborn brown patches and post-acne marks. In my opinion, this is a must in everyone’s beauty bag post-summer! – Daphne

Adam – Warehouse Coordinator

When I started at Etiket I didn’t know much about skincare, and now I appreciate everything we offer – I am amazed at what good skincare has done for my skin! I keep the MALIN+GOETZ Mojito Lip Balm with me all the time. It is healing for my lips – more than just moisturizing! – Adam

Karine – Director of Marketing

Those close to me know that I LOVE hair products. In fact, hair often becomes a topic of conversation with me! From the first time I tried these masks from Montreal-based brand The Hair Routine, I knew that they would become an obsession. I’m constantly repenishing them. They make my hair strong, shiny, soft and bouncy, just how I like it! Their secret is simple; every jar contains water, oil and proteins essential for maintaining healthy hair. I rotate the masks to ensure my hair stays flawless. All you have to do is meet Clarissa, the founder of the brand to be convinced, she has the hair of a Goddess! – Karine

Steve – VP Operations

I love the Supreme Moisture Mask from NUORI! As we go into winter, my skin gets so dry – especially as I run outside everyday! I use it as an overnight mask and LOVE the glow my skin has in the morning! Stay Excited! – Steve

Simon – Founder & President

I started using the Kat Burki Vitamin C Intensive Face Cream when I was testing the brand for the store. I have always been a Vitamin C serum guy as I know how important antioxidants are in my daily routine. After reading about how this 15% Vitamin C cream works, I was intrigued to see the results. I have to say I like the texture and feel of the cream AND I am seeing the results I have always seen with the serums I used to use. – Simon

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Skin Care

How to Treat Hyperpigmentation

Before getting into how to treat hyperpigmentation, let’s define what the term actually means, shall ...

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Before getting into how to treat hyperpigmentation, let’s define what the term actually means, shall we?

This umbrella term describes a condition in which the skin is discolored or darkened due to an array of factors. In fact, hyperpigmentation can be caused by past blemishes, eczema and psoriasis flare-ups, melasma, and of course, excess sun exposure. We would argue that sun exposure is at the root of most stubborn hyperpigmentation issues. That is why one of the main steps in treating hyperpigmentation is daily sunscreen application. The sun is not our friend. At least when it comes to keeping a clear, youthful complexion. 

Many of us, myself included, scour the internet to find the miracle product that will save us from our stubborn hyperpigmentation. The sad truth is that treating dark marks is a long process that requires patience and different types of treatments. Topical products can only do so much and more intense treatments like lasers are recommended to really eliminate the issue at its core. That being said, you should always consult your dermatologist with any skin concern you may have.

While topical products aren’t a cure-all solution in most hyperpigmentation cases, they can definitely help. We’ve asked our aesthetician and Tata Harper Specialist Emmanuelle to name a few products that will help you treat your dark spots and reveal a clear, glowing complexion. Here are her recommendations.

EXFOLIATING CLEANSERS

Exfoliation and cell-turnover are very important when it comes to tackling signs of hyperpigmentation. These cleansers contain active ingredients like AHAs, BHAs and brightening ones like Azelaic Acid and Niacinamide that all help fight hyperpigmentation. Ideally, you would use these cleansers as a second step in your double-cleansing routine, following your oil cleanse.

VITAMIN C SERUMS

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant known for its brightening properties. It is an ingredient found in most products designed for treating hyperpigmentation. It’s also effective in combatting free radical damage, keeping your skin healthy and glowing! This is definitely a must in a skincare regimen.

TARGETED BRIGHTENING SERUMS

If you’re already using Vitamin C and a good cleanser but need an extra punch, think of incorporating a targeted treatment serum into your routine. These 3 products are packed with active ingredients designed to assist in targeting and improving the appearance of discolouration, leaving the skin more evenly toned and healthy. Lytera is one of our bestsellers and works at brightening the overall complexion, not just the dark spots.

RETINOLS

Topical retinols work by increasing cell-turnover which helps diminish signs of hyperpigmentation quicker and more effectively. They also increase the production of collagen, improve the skin’s texture and help fight signs of aging. Another must in a skincare routine. The con of using topical retinols is that they can be irritating to the skin which is why you should start slow and with a low dosage. If you have sensitive skin, a naturally-derived retinol like the Pai Rosehip Bioregenerate oil might be a better option for you!

HYDROQUINONE

Hydroquinone is an ingredient used to lighten hyperpigmentation. Both of these Vivier products contain 2% Hydroquinone, which is the highest dose you can receive in Canada without a prescription! If you have stubborn dark spots that just won’t leave, Hydroquinone may be a good option for you! People with sensitive skin may not be able to tolerate this ingredient, which is why it’s important to talk to your dermatologist before use.

SUNSCREEN

Sunscreen may be the most important step in fighting hyperpigmentation. In fact, even if you have the best skincare routine full of active ingredients that target dark spots, if you don’t protect your skin with an SPF, you may as well be pouring your products down the drain. Sun exposure is the number one cause of hyperpigmentation as it causes the production of melanin in your skin. No matter the time of year, you need to be applying an SPF of at least 30!

Ready to treat your hyperpigmentation once and for all? Make your way to our website!

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Skin Care

Do You Mix and Match Your Skin Care?

Have you ever been told that you can't mix skincare brands? We're here to debunk that misconception. Mixing and matching is part of the fun!

Have you ever been told that you can’t mix skincare brands? We’re here to debunk that misconception. Mixing and matching is part of the fun!

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Skin Care

My Hydrafacial Experience

Last week I experienced my first Hydrafacial! Believe it or not, I was a facial virgin up until now. I am 34 years old and am just starting to see the first signs of aging. Fun! My school of thought had always been: Why mess with my skin when it was fine as it was? Boy was I wrong! Here's everything you need to know about Hydrafacials!

Last week I experienced my first Hydrafacial! Believe it or not, I was a facial virgin up until now. I am 34 years old and am just starting to see the first signs of aging. Fun! My school of thought had always been: Why mess with my skin when it was fine as it was? Boy was I wrong! Here’s everything you need to know about Hydrafacials!

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Discover the do's and don'ts of sensitive skin.
Skin Care

Sensitive Skincare Do’s and Don’ts

If you are experiencing red, dry or irritated skin, it could be because you have sensitive skin. Skin that is highly reactive to irritants and active ingredients in skincare products can be difficult to manage. Here are some tips on what you should, and more importantly, shouldn't do for your sensitive skin.

If you are experiencing red, dry or irritated skin, it could be because you have sensitive skin. Skin that is highly reactive to irritants and active ingredients in skincare products can be difficult to manage. Here are some tips on what you should, and more importantly, shouldn’t do for your sensitive skin.

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Discover our best-selling body oils for dry, winter skin!
Natural and Organic

The Benefits of Body Oils For Dry Winter Skin

Body oils, have been around for many years, but seem to be more popular than ever lately. Body oils made from natural ingredients help to protect the skin's lipid barrier and prevent moisture from evaporating. Keep reading to discover our best-selling body oils!

Body oils, have been around for many years, but seem to be more popular than ever lately. Body oils made from natural ingredients help to protect the skin’s lipid barrier and prevent moisture from evaporating. Keep reading to discover our best-selling body oils!

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Follow these 4 easy tips for a younger, fresher complexion!
Skin Care

4 Easy Tips For Younger Looking Skin

This year put your best foot forward and kick your skin care regimen into high gear so that you look your absolute best with 4 tips for younger looking skin!

This year put your best foot forward and kick your skin care regimen into high gear so that you look your absolute best with 4 tips for younger looking skin!

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These are the common moisturizing mistakes to avoid for a hydrated complexion!
Skin Care

5 Common Moisturizer Mistakes To Avoid

Your moisturizer is an essential part of your skincare routine, no matter what skin type you have. However, if you are not using your moisturizer correctly, you could be actually be doing more harm than good. Here are the 5 common moisturizer mistakes to avoid:

Your moisturizer is an essential part of your skincare routine, no matter what skin type you have. However, if you are not using your moisturizer correctly, you could be actually be doing more harm than good. Here are the 5 common moisturizer mistakes to avoid:

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Want a fresh, glowing, youthful complexion? Exfoliation is key!
Skin Care

What do Hydroxy Acids do for your skin?

Who doesn't want skin that looks fresh, rejuvenated and glowing? The question is, how and what products do you use. In this blog post, we tackle everything you need to know about exfoliation!

Who doesn’t want skin that looks fresh, rejuvenated and glowing? The question is, how and what products do you use. Hydroxy Acids exfoliate which means they remove dead skin cells and improve skin cell turnover. That means fresh, glowing skin that better reflects light.

Our skin naturally exfoliates of course but as we age and as the result of environmental factors including unprotected sun exposure, the natural shedding process of the skin may slow down or even stop. That will leave us with dull, dry or even flaky skin. We may see enlarged pores, loss of firmness, uneven skin tone and yes, even more wrinkles.

Hydroxy Acids – either AHA (alpha hydroxy acid – glycolic and lactic acids) or BHA (beta hydroxy acid – beta hydroxy or salicylic acid) are one way to help gently exfoliate the skin.

AHA: These work on the skin’s surface and are water soluble and we recommend for those with normal to dry or sun damaged skin because of their ability to work with natural moisturizing factors within the skin.

BHA: These work on the skin’s surface and inside the pores, are oil soluble and we recommend for normal to oily skin that is more prone to enlarged pores, acne and blemishes. BHA also has natural skin calming properties so it is gentle enough for people who experience redness or even rosacea.

Benefits:

  • Helps to soften lines and wrinkles
  • Will penetrate pores and exfoliate the pores
  • Stimulates collagen to increase elasticity and firmness
  • Helps to improve overall texture of the skin
  • Used correctly, will help with skin hydration
SkinCeuticals

We are often asked which is better or can I combine them. We suggest to use the one that is appropriate to your skin type and testing to see what works better for you. Everyone’s skin is different and will react differently to different products and ingredient strengths. Using both an AHA and BHA exfoliant at the same time may be too much. Alternate or use morning or night always after cleansing and toning. Start slowly and see how your skin reacts – we all have a tendency to want to go too quickly and that more is better. NOT TRUE! You may also want to look at different options, for example, using a BHA on oily areas and an AHA on the dryer ones. There are also products that have a combination of these two acids. It is important to not over-exfoliate and to always use a sunscreen as use of these products may make the skin more sun sensitive

AHA/ BHA CREAM from SKINMEDICA


If you are not sure which products are right for you, or when to use them, make sure you are asking a trained skin therapist who knows the products that you are using and also understands your skin and skin care goals.

Keep your complexion exfoliated and glowing with these AHA/BHA products!

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Beauty starts from within. Discover the anti-aging foods you need to add to your shopping list!.
Skin Care

Anti-Aging Super Foods!

Collagen is essential for younger looking skin because, however, as we age, the body produces less of it. Give your skin a boost with these anti-aging foods!

Collagen is essential for younger looking skin because, however, as we age, the body produces less of it. Give your skin a boost with these anti-aging foods!

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