Smoothing Body Brush - NUORI
Skin Care

The Benefits of Dry Brushing: The Key to Smooth, Glowing Skin

Have you heard of dry brushing? This pre-shower body ritual has been touted by celebrities ...

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Have you heard of dry brushing? This pre-shower body ritual has been touted by celebrities and those in-the-know because of its ability to procure an instant glow to the skin. The Danish brand NUORI had clearly heard of it, because they just launched their Smoothing Body Brush. This new product was carefully crafted with soft natural bristles to ensure the full benefits of dry brushing. On the heels of this launch, we wanted to learn more about the art of dry brushing. Here’s is what we found out…

DETOXES YOUR SKIN

Dry brushing is a great way to detox your body, as it encourages lymphatic drainage. In fact, the mechanical act of dry brushing speeds up the rate of blood pumping, which helps get the lymph through the body, removing toxins and pathogens more quickly. Also, by unclogging pores, it’s easier for the body to sweat and eliminate toxins in your system.

EXFOLIATES THE SKIN

Speaking of unclogging pores, dry brushing is a great way to remove the day’s dirt and oil, as well as dead skin cells. The result is increased cell turnover and more radiant, smooth skin.

BOOSTS CIRCULATION

When you’re dry brushing, you’ll notice that the areas you’ve stroked become flushed. The redness you see is not irritation, but increased blood flow. Your body is simply pushing more blood to those areas, therefore increasing blood circulation.

DRY BRUSHING FOR SENSITIVE SKIN

Dry brushing is suitable for all skin types, however, those with sensitive skin may find it to be too harsh. In that case, we recommend exfoliating with a dry washcloth, or body mitt. If you have really sensitive skin, try dry brushing once every couple of weeks. If you build up a tolerance to it successfully, then transition to one to two times a week.

You should also avoid dry brushing on your face since the skin is more sensitive than on the rest of your body. Opt for a chemical or physical exfoliant specifically designed for the skin on your face.

THE ROUTINE

Now that you understand the benefits of dry brushing, how do you get started? Before showering, NUORI recommends brushing your skin with long sweeping strokes that move towards the heart. Once you’ve covered that, hop in the shower and wash away those dead skin cells. After the shower, make sure you hydrate your skin with a nourishing product like NUORI’s Vital Body Balm, Enriched Hand & Body Lotion or Perfecting Body Oil. You’ll instantly notice smoother, more radiant skin!

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The Etiket Traveler

Winter Vacation Essentials

Not sure what to pack for a winter getaway? Discover the skincare, makeup and haircare essentials I'm packing for my upcoming tropical vacation!

I’m jetting off. In an attempt to flee the cold Canadian winter we’ve been enduring, I’ve booked a trip with my friends to the tropical island of Turks and Caicos. I always pack light when I travel, especially when I’m going somewhere warm. A few bathing suits, shorts, a sundress or two, and of course, some beauty essentials. Keep reading to discover the products I can’t possibly leave without!

SKINCARE

Let me preface this blog post by saying that I will be checking a bag. When you’re like me and are unwilling to compromise on skincare and beauty products, you always check a bag. Trying to fit all of your essentials into that small plastic bag TSA gives you at the airport is a sport, and I want no part of it. For my cleanser, I’m bringing the Pro-Derm Gentle Cleanser. It’s been a staple in my skincare routine for over a year now and I just can’t get enough. I will also be adding my Phloretin CF Vitamin C Serum from SkinCeuticals. I use it everyday, but it’s especially important when you’re getting a lot of sun exposure. As you may or may not know, vitamin C compensates for sunscreen’s inherent shortcomings by neutralizing the free radical damage that sun exposure causes. They literally play a defensive role by diffusing the effects of the bad rays that make it through your sunscreen.

For sunscreen, I will be bringing my Sunforgettable Enviroscreen Protection Face Shield and the Sunforgettable Brush-On Sunscreen to re-apply my SPF throughout the day. In the event that I get a little too much sun, I like to bring a soothing moisturizer for my skin, just in case. The Radical Recovery After-Sun Lotion is definitely a must when venturing off on a beach getaway. Like a wheatgrass shot for your skin, this lotion delivers powerful antioxidants and nourishing, soothing ingredients that help skin bounce-back after a day in the sun. For my body, I use the new COOLA Mineral Sunscreen Spray. It’s lightweight, offers SPF30 protection and is water-resistant!

MAKEUP

I like to keep my makeup simple when I’m on vacation. The weather is hot and humid, so I’m usually either in the water or dabbing my face with blotting papers. For that reason, minimal makeup is key. I’ve decided to bring the RMS ‘Un’ Cover-Up to use as a concealer and to cover-up any imperfections. I’m also bringing ILIA’s Limitless Lash Mascara and the Colorescience Color Balm Collection. This kit comes with three balm shades: blush, berry, bronze. The great thing about these shades is that they can work as a blush, bronzer, eye shadow and lip tint. Plus, they offer SPF50 protection. When I travel, I look for versatility in my products, and the Color Balm Collection offers just that!

HAIRCARE

I’m pretty simple when it comes to my hair. I will pack my favourite shampoo and conditionner duo: R&CO’s Gemstone Color Shampoo and Conditioner, as well as R&CO’s Rockaway Salt Spray. My hair is naturally curly, so I like to lean into the beach hair look when I’m at the beach. This spray adds volume and texture and just accentuates my natural beachy curls. I also pack Rahua’s Hydration Detangler, especially when I know I’m going to be spending my days in the ocean and at the pool! This product helps keep hair detangled, moisturizes hair, smooths frizz, prevents breakage and damage, and provides color-treated hair with photoprotection. Everything you need on a beach vacation.

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Skin Care

Which COOLA Sunless Tan Formula is Best for You?

Find out which COOLA Sunless Tan product will help you achieve a post-vacation glow!

Let’s be honest, sunkissed skin just looks good. There’s no way around it. The bronzed look you get after a beach getaway, or at the end of the summer. Cheeks are rosy, skin is glowing, but sun damage is brewing. As many of you know, exposing your unprotected skin to the sun is one of the worst things you can do to your skin. Not only does it increase your risk of skin cancer, one of the most common cancers in North America, but it also accelerates premature aging. For that reason, we recommend reaching for a self-tanning formula to create an envious sunless tan!

The all-natural skincare brand COOLA has designed multiple self-tanning formulas for the face and body. From lotions, to mousses, dry oil mists and serums, we’re sure you’ll find a product that’ll help you achieve that back-from-vacation glow we all strive to achieve!

SUNLESS TAN ANTI-AGING FACE SERUM

Want to look youthful, radiant, and just a little bit bronzy? The Sunless Tan Anti-Aging Face Serum gives you the glow of a weekend spent in Cabo with the skin-protecting benefits of natural anti-agers and vitamins. Use at night before bed to wake up to a gorgeous glow or in your morning skincare routine under your makeup.

SUNLESS TAN DRY OIL MIST

Super soft and ultra hydrating, the Sunless Tan Dry Oil Mist is a one of a kind dry oil mist will have your skin feeling nourished and glowing without feeling greasy! We’d say this product is a little more lightweight-feeling than the Sunless Tan Firming Lotion, and offers a deeper tan after one application.

SUNLESS TAN EXPRESS SCULPTING MOUSSE

For those who are on the fast-track to a gorgeous golden glow! This luxurious mousse is airy-light and gives the deepest tan of all the Sunless Tan products as it has the highest concentration of DHA (derived from sugar-beet). This product develops within 2-4 hours which is perfect if you are in a pinch and need a quick glow!

SUNLESS TAN FIRMING LOTION

New to self-tanning or just want a low key, easy to apply sunless tanner? This product is perfect for you! The Sunless Tan Firming Lotion is super nourishing and also SUPER easy to apply! It’s perfect to work into your daily routine to give your skin a little glow and color or you can double up on applications to build an even deeper tan over time.

APPLICATION

To avoid streaks, we recommend using COOLA’s 2-in-1 exfoliator and applicator mitt. This double-sided washable mitt is great for exfoliating the skin before applying your Sunless Tan product! The exfoliating side incorporates organic Sisal to gently buff away dead skin, sunless-tan residue and other impurities revealing smooth-as-silk skin The application side’s soft terrycloth ensures an even, streak-free application and protects the palms from staining.

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Skin Care

Your Guide to a Vacation-Worthy Sunless Tan

Whether you're a self-tanning expert, or new to the game, we've created a guide that will allow you to pull off a streak-free sunless tan!

Mid-February is usually the time of year where we’re all in need of a pick-me-up. Whether you’re planning a quick winter getaway, or staying home this season, a glowy, bronzed sunless tan may just be what the doctor ordered. You don’t need to expose your skin to the damaging effects of the sun to get an envious tan. COOLA has formulated a number of products designed to offer you an effortless tan without all the negatives. We’ve created a self-tanning guide that will allow you to pull off the perfect post-vacation glow we all strive to achieve!

STEP 1: Exfoliate!

Exfoliation is key for an even application. You can use a loofa, scrub or our Sunless Tan 2-In-1 Applicator/Exfoliator Mitt, which gently buffs away dead skin and other impurities with organic Sisal. Reveal smooth-as-silk skin that’s ready to get glowing!

Be careful! Some body scrubs may contain oils in them. If that’s the case, make sure you remove any trace of oil from your skin before you apply your self-tanner. Applying a self-tanning product on skin that is oily can make your tan look patchy.

STEP 2: Don’t be shy, apply!

If you want show-stopping results, apply a generous amount of your self-tanner to your entire body and/or face. For a streak-less application, use the soft side of the applicator mitt to apply the product.

STEP 3: Wash your hands!

If you choose to apply your self-tanner with your hands, make sure you wash them immediately after application. That way the inside of your hands won’t be orange and you’ll be able to fool people into thinking you just got back from a Caribbean vacation.

STEP 4: Let it dry!

We recommend letting your tan fully dry for at least 10-15 minutes to ensure no streaks or transferring to your sheets or clothes!

STEP 5: Moisturize! Moisturize! Moisturize!

Extend your bronzed glow by moisturizing your body daily. Reach for a COOLA’s Radical Recovery After-Sun Lotion, or any other body moisturizer you like!

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Skin Care

Best Sunscreens to Re-Apply Over Makeup

Did you know that you should re-apply sunscreen every 2 hours when you're spending time outdoors? Re-application can get tricky once you've applied your makeup for the day, which is why many choose to skip this step. However, we carry a number of products that allow you to touch-up your sunscreen throughout the day, without messing up your look. Let's discover them together!

At Etiket, we’re all about sunscreen and keeping our skin protected from the sun. However, when our makeup is looking good, and our skin is looking glowy, the last thing we want to do is rub a liquid sunscreen on top of our perfectly made-up face. For that reason, we came-up with a re-application strategy that will allow you to keep your skin protected, while keeping your makeup intact.

STEP 1. Start With an SPF Base

In this article, we will introduce you to some great SPF products that allow you to re-apply sunscreen throughout the day. However, none of them are as efficient as a solid SPF base. A solid SPF base includes any of our broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection sunscreens of at least SPF30. Experts recommend you apply a tablespoon of a liquid sunscreen to the face, and a shot glass to your body. Once this base is applied, your re-application will serve as a touch-up throughout the day as your base slowly wears off with sweat and daily wear. Here are some of the bestselling broad-spectrum sunscreens we sell at Etiket.

Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF50 SKINCEUTICALS
UV Clear SPF46
ELTAMD
Tinted Mineral Face Cream
PRO-DERM

STEP 2. Use a Powder Sunscreen

Once your base has been applied, skincare experts recommend re-applying sunscreen after two hours have passed. This task can be challenging once makeup has been applied and we’re either at the office, or out with friends. For that reason, we recommend reaching for a powder sunscreen. They deliver consistent UVA/UVB protection, and allow you to touch-up your makeup throughout the day. Keep shine at bay with these powder sunscreens from some of our most popular brands.

Sunforgettable Brush-On Sunscreen COLORESCIENCE
Radiant Translucent Powder SPF 20
ILIA
Mineral Loose Powder SPF 50
PRO-DERM

STEP 3. Mist For a Quick Refresh

Who doesn’t love a facial mist? It’s a quick and easy way to refresh your skin mid-afternoon. If you’re into toners and essences then you’ll love an SPF facial mist! When your skin is in need of a boost, mist away and provide your skin with the SPF touch-up it needs. Not only do these sprays provide environmental protection, but they also are packed with hydrating ingredients that’ll give you an instant glow!

Makeup Setting Spray SPF 30
COOLA
Refreshing Water Mist SPF 20
COOLA

MAKEUP WITH SPF

There are some makeup products that provide added SPF protection. However, experts advise against skipping the liquid SPF base and jumping right to SPF makeup products, as they don’t usually provide as much protection as solid sunscreen products. However, they can help you touch-up your sunscreen throughout the day and/or get that added SPF you’ll need if you’re spending your day out and about! Here are some of our favourites.

Mattifying Perfector
COLORESCIENCE
Rosilliance BB Cream
COOLA
Color Balm Collection (Blush, Berry, Bronze)
COLORESCIENCE

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All Calm Multi Correction Serum from Colorescience
Skin Care

New Launch from Colorescience: All Calm Multi Correction Serum

Colorescience just launched a new serum specifically designed for sensitive, redness-prone skin. Introducing the All Calm Multi Correction Serum, a calming force in your skincare routine.

The new All Calm® Multi-Correction Serum features proprietary, clinically proven BioSolace® ingredient complex to help calm vulnerable and sensitive skin and, with continued use, helps address the appearance of redness-prone skin. The addition of Crystalide™ helps to support epidermal integrity while Phytomoist and Glycerin provide intense hydration. The result is smoother, deeply hydrated, more luminous skin.

This serum is effective on its own, but the brand recommends its use with two of their other star products: All Calm Redness Corrector SPF 50 and the Sunforgettable® Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF 50. Why use these them together? These three products work collectively to address the key factors impacting sensitive skin; such as redness, dehydration and physical signs of itching and burning. The All Calm® Sensitive Skin Regimen was clinically studied to be used as a stand-alone regimen or can be incorporated into an existing skincare routine.

In a 12-week clinical study conducted to assess the efficacy, tolerability and global improvement of the All Calm® Clinical Redness Regimen, 100% of subjects agreed they saw overall improvement in their appearance, with skin that looked and felt healthier with less noticeable facial redness and skin inflammation. Furthermore, 93% of subjects found their skin texture to be smoother, softer and less rough, while 73% agreed that the serum alone calmed their skin upon application.

Our staff has fallen in love with the All Calm Clinical Redness Corrector as it blurs imperfections and hides any facial redness. We have no doubt that this new addition to the All Calm collection will be just as effective and well received!

SENSITIVE SKIN ROUTINE

If you struggle with sensitive skin and want to incorporate the All Calm Sensitive Skin Regimen into a more complete routine, we have a few recommendations for you. To start off your routine, we recommend you opt for a gentle cleanser. One that will clean your skin without over-stripping it. Pai Skincare is renowned for its sensitive skin friendly products. Their Middlemist Seven Cream Cleanser is no exception. Specifically designed for reactive-prone skin, Pai’s gentle cleanser lifts away dirt and makeup with ease, while protecting the skin’s delicate oil and pH balance. SkinCeuticals also carries a gentle cleanser that is tough on makeup and sunscreen, but gentle on skin. When it comes to moisturizers, we recommend Pai’s The Anthemis Chamomile & Rosehip Moisturizer, as it deeply hydrates the skin and is formulated to quickly calm flare-ups of visible redness and irritation. For more product recommendations, feel free to reach out to us at [email protected]

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Staff Picks!
Makeup

Staff Favourites for 2021

To get a feel for the products that shined this past year, we asked a few of our staff members to pick their favourites of 2021 and to explain why they loved them so much. Let's discover our staff favourites of the past year!

As one does when entering a new year, we’re looking back on 2021 and the products that made it so special. To get a feel for the products that shined this past year, we asked a few of our staff members to pick their favourites of 2021 and to explain why they loved them so much. Some of their picks are established cult-favourites, others may surprise you… Let’s discover our staff favourites of the past year!

DAPHNE – SkinMedica Daily Physical Defense Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF +34

I received a tester of this product earlier this year and didn’t expect to like it since I was already obsessed with EltaMD’s UV Clear SPF46. To my surprise, I fell in love with this one from SkinMedica. At first glance, it’s nothing special. Its texture and color makes it feel like any other sunscreen. However, when I melt it into my skin, it hydrates and leaves my skin looking airbrushed. For that reason, it makes for the perfect makeup primer. I even use it at night before I apply my makeup to go out! My pores look smaller, my skin isn’t as oily. I don’t know how, but it just makes my skin look better and that’s all that matters!

JORDANNA – The entire ILIA brand

The whole line! For the first time in my life I have fallen in love with a makeup brand. It does so much more than enhancing your beauty, the ingredients do wonders to treat you skin, lashes and brows.

MARIE-FRANCE – Huna Organic Nourishing Lip Shine

I have this lip balm on me at ALL times. What I love about it is that it hydrates my lips without me feeling like I need to re-apply it every 10 minutes. It also is formulated with nothing but natural ingredients which is a major plus for me, and it’s Canadian-made! Practical and inexpensive, everything you could want from a product!

PAULE – Pai Skincare’s Heavy Mettle Hand Cream

Wow!!! I have eczema, so this hand cream was a game-changer for me. It really helped me get through this past winter and is almost entirely organic! Here’s a quick tip on how to use it: apply a thick layer on your hands at night, right before bed, and cover them up with cotton gloves. The next morning your hands will be silky smooth!

KARINE – ZIIP

From the first day we launched ZIIP in the Etiket spaces, I was fascinated by this tiny device that receives praises from celebrity, beauty editors and men and women from all over the world. I had tested the product in the past, but it was only this year that I decided to go for it and purchase a device for myself. To be honest, after the first few times I used it, I didn’t really notice the ‘instant lift’ effect that everyone talked about. Only after using it consistently for a few weeks did I notice a difference, particularly around the eye area. Recently ZIIP added treatment plans to the app that allow you to follow a specific routine for a certain amount of time and the results are amazing! Do I recommend this product to everyone? Absolutely not. Only to those that are ready to commit. I compare the ZIIP device to going to the gym. You’re not going to see results if you only use it once in a while. You need be to consistent. If you do commit, you will see results!

SIMON – Tata Harper’s Hydrating Floral Mask

I love this mask as my skin gets dry and dehydrated in the cold and winter and after this it is always better. I use it as an overnight mask and when I wake up in the morning my skin is always smoother, hydrated and less red. It’s my go to Sunday self-care mask.

STEVE – Kat Burki’s Vitamin C Nourishing Cleansing Balm

This cleansing balm is definitely a holy grail product for me, especially in the winter months! It removes everything from my face at night, all while leaving my skin feeling hydrated and soft. It’s cleaning and nourishing my skin all at once. Because it contains vitamin C, it’s also brightening my complexion. There’s really nothing this cleansing balm can’t do!

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Top Best Beauty Launches of 2021
Skin Care

Best New Products of 2021: Year End Roundup

We've listed the best beauty launches of the past year. Let's discover them together!

Many exciting things happened in 2021. Restrictions were loosened, new music was released, shows were up and running again, and new beauty products were launched. Many beauty newcomers in the Etiket spaces are now considered established favourites and for good reason! Let’s discover the products that conquered our hearts this past year!

Silymarin CF – SkinCeuticals

This vitamin C Serum from SkinCeuticals was an instant hit! Finally, a antioxidant serum for oily, acne-prone skin! The Salicylic Acid in this formula keeps acne at bay all while offering the multiple benefits of a vitamin C serum.

holi (mane) – Agent Nateur

This marine collagen supplement from the cult-favourite brand Agent Nateur really hit the ground running. It combines marine collagen and pearl powder to promote flourishing hair, radiant skin and resilient nails.

UV Clear SPF 46 Tinted – EltaMD

It’s no surprise that this product was a hit this year! The cult-favourite UV Clear SPF46 finally has a tint! Perfect for an everyday glow!

3 in 1 Face Cream – The Grey

The Grey was a big launch for Etiket in 2021. The dutch skincare brand for men offers a curated line of skincare products for the everyday gentleman. This cream, as its name indicates, offers the benefits of 3 skincare products in one. Perfect for any man on the go!

Carbon Star – Pai Skincare

Carbon Star was a unique product launch this past year because we’d never seen a face oil specifically formulated for oily, acne-prone skin. Needless to say, it was a hit!

TNS Advanced + Serum – SkinMedica

The beloved TNS Essential Serum was revamped in 2021! The TNS Advanced + Serum was defined as the next generation. Providing even more anti-aging and skin improving benefits.

Total Eye 3 in 1 Renewal Care – Colorescience

This new launch from Colorescience is skincare and makeup in 1! It is formulated with skin improving ingredients and offers a subtle color-correcting tint that will instantly conceal dark circles.

Superkind Collection – Tata Harper

Tata Harper released the Superkind Collection this past year that includes a cleanser, a serum, a moisturizer and a mask. All products were formulated without any harsh ingredients, making them perfect for anyone with sensitive or reaction-prone skin.

Anti-Pollution Masque – Environ

It seems as though 2021 was the year many started wondering about the effects of pollution on their skin. It seemed only fitting that Environ release a face mask specifically designed to neutralize the damaging effects of pollution on the skin. It was definitely a game-changer in many of our routines!

Clarity Line – Nuori

The beloved Dannish skincare brand Nuori released two Clarity products designed to treat acne and congestion without any harsh ingredients. The founder wanted to help acne-sufferers eradicate blemishes while hydrating the skin at the same time.

Dual Exfoliating Clay Mask – Kat Burki

This new launch from Kat Burki is the perfect way to chemically exfoliate in a luxurious way. Dab on this clay mask and sit back while the AHAs and BHAs buff away dead skin cells to reveal a brighter layer underneath! Skin perfecting in only 15 minutes!

Fullest Volumizing Mascara – ILIA

It’s not secret that ILIA mascara are pretty exceptional. The Limitless Lash Mascara was a hit, and so is their newest addition! Get fuller, longer lashes with the Fullest Volumizing Mascara!

Reusable Silicone Eye Masks – Consonant

Turn your favourite eye cream or serum into an eye mask! This latest launch from Consonant was designed to hold the product close to the skin and prevent evaporation. Perfect for a selfcare night in!

GrenzCine Face – Vivier

The cult-favourite GrenzCine line from Vivier just got an new addition! GrenzCine Face is the perfect complement to your anti-aging Vivier routine!

Intraceuticals line – Intraceuticals

The new brand to launch at Etiket was an instant success! Although Intraceuticals is new to Etiket, it has been around for a while and its products have proven the test of time. Touted by celebrities and beauty editors from around the world, this brand does not disappoint!

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Bestselling products of 2021
Hair Care

Top Beauty Products In Every Category: Looking back on the ‘it’ products of the year!

2021 was a great year for beauty! Discover the bestselling makeup, skincare and haircare products of the past year!

This past year was a great year for beauty. 2021 saw some exciting new launches from the industry’s leading brands and was a success for many cult-favourites that have been around for years. As we turn over a new leaf, and step into 2022, we wanted to shine a light on the products that made last year special. We broke down the beauty bestsellers into categories, ensuring no product was left behind! Discover our most popular products in skincare, haircare and makeup.

CLEANSERS

Gentle Cleanser – Pro-Derm
Hexam Gentle Cleanser – Vivier
Regenerating Cleanser – Tata Harper

TONERS

Refreshing Toner – Vivier
Equalizing Toner – SkinCeuticals
Botanical Infused Moisturising Toner – Environ

ANTIOXIDANT

CE Ferulic Serum – SkinCeuticals
CE Peptides Serum – SkinCeuticals
Silymarin CF – SkinCeuticals

MOISTURIZERS

Regenerating Cream – Pro-Derm
Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 – SkinCeuticals
AVST 5 – Environ

EYE CARE

A.G.E. Eye Complex – SkinCeuticals
Eye Contour Cream – Pro-Derm
Youth Essentia Vita-Peptide Eye Gel – Environ

SUNSCREEN

UV Clear SPF 46 – EltaMD
Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 – SkinCeuticals
Classic Sunscreen Sport SPF50 White Tea – Coola

FACE MASKS

Phyto Corrective Masque – SkinCeuticals
Ultra Purifying Clay Mask – Vivier
Hydrating Floral Mask – Tata Harper

FACE OILS

Rosehip Bioregenerate Oil – Pai Skincare
Active Botanical Serum – Vintner’s Daughter
Carbon Star – Pai Skincare

HYPERPIGMENTATION PRODUCTS

Lytera 2.0 – SkinMedica
Advanced Skin Lightening Serum – Vivier
Discoloration Defense – SkinCeuticals

SUPPLEMENTS

Holi (Mane) – Agent Nateur
Marine Collagen – Bend Skincare
The Antioxidant Enzyme – Glisodin

ACNE PRODUCTS

Blemish + Age Defense Serum – SkinCeuticals
LHA Cleanser – SkinCeuticals
Acne Treatment System – Vivier

MAKEUP

Limitless Lash Mascara – ILIA
Perfecting Powder – Glo Skin Beauty
”Un” Cover-Up – RMS Beauty

DEODORANT

Eucalyptus Deodorant – (Malin+Goetz)
Holi (stick) Sensitive Deodorant – Agent Nateur
Super Strength Deodorant – LoveFresh

RETINOL FORMULAS

Retinol 0.5 – SkinMedica
Retinol 0.5 – SkinCeuticals
Retinol 1.0 – SkinMedica

BODY CARE

All Purpose Cream – Egyptian Magic
Vanilla Bean Coffee Sugar Scrub – LoveFresh
Vanilla Hand & Body Lotion – LoveFresh

LIP PRODUCTS

Organic Cocoa Lip Balm – Huna
Tinted Lip Treatment – Tata Harper
Lip Wrap Hydrating Mask – ILIA

HAIR SHAMPOOS

Hydration Shampoo – Rahua
Balancing Shampoo – The Hair Routine
Peppermint Shampoo – (Malin+Goetz)

BEAUTY TOOLS

Jade Gua Sha Tool – Mount Lai
Cosmetic Roll-CIT 0.1MM – Environ
GX Nano Current Device + Golden Gel – ZIIP

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6 Tips For Glowing Skin
Skin Care

6 Tips For Glowing Skin: The Fall Reset Plan

After months of high temperatures, sun exposure and an inconsistent skincare routine, once fall rolls around, our skin may be a little worse for wear. For that reason, we've put together a skincare guide designed to shed your summer complexion to reveal a glowing layer beneath.

For many of us, once fall rolls around, our skin isn’t looking its best. In fact, after months of high temperatures, sun exposure and an inconsistent skincare routine, our skin may be a little worse for wear.

The change of season calls for a skincare reboot. A routine full of active ingredients that will treat some unwanted hyperpigmentation, dryness, dullness and even acne is what you need. We’ve put together a skincare guide designed to shed your summer complexion to reveal a glowing layer beneath!

1. REBALANCE THE SKIN WITH A TONER OR AN ESSENCE

Although frequently overlooked, toners and essences are essential in a skincare routine. Depending on the toner, it can exfoliate, balance the skin’s pH and help the rest of your products work more effectively. As for essences, they essentially nourish the deeper layers of the skin, allowing your skin to absorb all the benefits from the rest of your products.

2. INCORPORATE A VITAMIN A INTO YOUR ROUTINE

If you placed your retinol aside for the summer, fall is a great time to bring it back! Not only does retinol even out discoloration and hyperpigmentation caused by the sun and environmental elements, but it also helps fight acne and early signs of aging. It’s definitely a must in a skincare routine.

3. YOUR DAILY DOSE OF VITAMIN C

Vitamin C is a great ingredient for overall skin health and radiance. In fact, it protects your skin against daily environmental damage and helps brighten your complexion. Using a retinol at night and a vitamin C serum during the day is a great way to get your glow back!

4. BYE-BYE DARK SPOTS!

Summer left behind some unwanted spots on your skin? Don’t worry! With the help of some brightening serums, you can lighten them up in no time… as long as you’re willing to put in the work. Consistency is key with these serums.

5. A DOSE OF HYDRATION

Hydration is key in achieving a healthy glow. A good moisturizer, packed with hydrating ingredients, is what you’ll want to reach for after a fun-filled summer under the sun!

6. BUFF AWAY DEAD SKIN CELLS FOR A GUARANTEED GLOW!

Shed your summer skin to reveal a fresh layer underneath! Weekly exfoliation is key in increasing cell turnover and keeping your complexion looking fresh and radiant. You can exfoliate your skin with serums, cleansers, creams, masks, whichever you prefer!

PRO-TIP

Boost the effectiveness of your products by incorporating microneedling into your routine. After cleansing and toning your skin, use Environ’s roller on your face and neck. This technique allows your hyaluronic acid, vitamin A and even vitamin C based products to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin, leading to better results. We love to use the roller with the Frown Serum from Environ because it targets fine lines on the forehead and crow’s feet. It hydrates and plumps the skin all at once for a refreshed appearance.

Looking for more skincare advice? Contact us at [email protected]

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Jordanna's product recommendations for acne.
Skin Care

Ask Etiket: How Do I Keep Acne Breakouts At Bay?

We've all been there. Incessantly trying to calm the acne flare-ups that keep popping up one after the other all over your face. For some expert advice on how to tame your acne flare-ups, we turned to our in-house esthetician Jordanna who knows a thing or two about managing acne.

Jordanna Kavanat, Esthetician at Etiket Boutique

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We’ve all been there. Similar to a game of whack-a-mole, you’re incessantly trying to calm the acne flare-ups that keep popping up one after the other all over your face. Those flare-ups can be caused by anything from hormonal imbalances, to your diet, to the products you’re using and other lifestyle habits. While you should seek the counsel of a skincare professional if these flare-ups persist over time, there are some tips and tricks you can use to weather out the storm. We’ve asked our in-house esthetician Jordanna to share with us the tricks she’s learned over the years on how to manage acne.

JORDANNA’S 5 SIMPLE TIPS

I have lots of tips and tricks as I am acne-prone and work with many acne-prone clients.

Tip number 1: Wash your face morning and night, double-cleansing at night to help with congestion. When double-cleansing, start with an oil to help remove makeup, sunscreen and build-up from the day. I recommend Tata Harper’s Nourishing Oil Cleanser because it can also be used on its own in the morning. For sensitive skin, I recommend Pai Skincare’s Light Work Rosehip Cleansing Oil. The second cleanser should be to deep cleanse. Tata Harper’s Clarifying Cleanser is my favourite as it has AHAs and BHAs in it to help fight breakouts and congestion.

Tip number 2: Be consistent with your routine. Keep it simple so that your skin can process what it needs to do in regards to ingredients.

Tip number 3: Use an AHA/BHA mask and a clay mask once a week. You can also use a clay mask as an overnight spot treatment. For exfoliating mask, I really like Pai Skincare’s Dinner Out Blemish Mask, Tata Harper’s Resurfacing Mask and Environ’s Sebu Clear Mask. In the clay mask category, I love Nuori’s Clarity Mask, Tata Harper’s Purifying Mask and The Terreusmasque from Pro-Derm.

Tip number 4: Look at your lifestyle (ie. diet, exercise, sleep, stress, habits) to make positive changes on the inside that will better your outside. Most of the time, your skin is trying to tell you something.

Tip number 5: Once the pimples are there, the trick is to cover them up while they heal. For that, I use a tinted sunscreen to even out my complexion, and a concealer to spot conceal. I love Elta MD’s UV Clear Tinted SPF 46 as a base and Ilia’s True Skin Concealer for the extra coverage.

Would you like to book a virtual or in-person consultation with Jordanna, or any other of our estheticians? Contact us by email at [email protected] or by phone at 514.687.3886.

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Get your skin ready for fall!
Skin Care

Fall Skincare Guide: Bring Your Skin Back to Life

Although it may be difficult to accept that summer is officially coming to an end, it's time to consider what we can do to treat post-summer skin to make it glowing and healthy for the fall season ahead. Here are our top fall skin care tips for your best skin yet - healthy, hydrated, and luminous!

Although it may be difficult to accept that summer is officially coming to an end, it’s time to consider what we can do to treat post-summer skin to make it glowing and healthy for the fall season ahead.

Having a pro-active approach now will save you from that moment when you catch your reflection in the mirror and realize your skin is showing the effects of not enough sunscreen and not enough self-care over the lazy months of summer.

Here are our top fall skin care tips for your best skin yet – healthy, hydrated, and luminous!

BOOK YOUR CHANGE OF SEASON FACIAL

The first and most important step is to schedule an appointment with your esthetician for a treatment. Trust in the advice of a professional to analyze your post-summer skin, apply the appropriate treatment and make recommendations for a fall skin care regimen. All that time spent in the sun this pas summer may have yielded a few sun spots, sun damage or fine lines and wrinkles – all worthy of a once-over by a professional. We love a Brightening Hydrafacial like the Hydrafcial MD Brightening Treatment featuring the Britenol Vortez-Booster we offer in our SPA. It targets dark spots and sun-damaged areas, while encouraging collagen production and cellular renewal. We also recommend our Tata Harper Brightening Facial with Muti-Acid Peel, as it gently exfoliates the skin with natural AHAs to deliver an instantly luminous complexion.

DEEP-PORE CLEANSING

We know that you have been using a lot of sunscreen these past few months, and so you skin may be a bit overwhelmed and may look and feel dull and congested. Clear out clogged pores by applying a clay mask. This will allow you skin to better absorb the beneficial ingredients in your creams and serums. Kat Burki’s Dual Exfoliating Clay Mask is great for removing impurities and cellular debris, while providing a mild exfoliation and a boost of hydration.

THROUGH EXFOLIATION

Now that pores are clear, maintain skin by buffing away any build-up of dead skin cells that remain on the surface. Look for a gentle face polish or a night cream/lotion with AHAs (alpha-hydroxy acids). This powerful ingredient will smooth away any roughness, as well as brighten the skin overnight! Environ’s Alpha Hydroxy Night Cream is a crowd-pleaser as it gently exfoliates the skin while providing a deep hydration for a radiant glow.

DARK SPOTS AND DISCOLOURATION

Vitamin A is one of the best ingredients to even out discoloration and hyper-pigmentation caused by the sun and environmental elements. Retinol, a form of Vitamin A, will help to diminish brown spots and blotchiness, while also illuminating the skin’s appearance. For beginners, we recommend SkinCeuticals’ Retinol 0.3. We recommend using it a few times a week to start. Once your skin gets used to the product, you can start using it every single night or every other night.

BRIGHTENING SERUMS

Even though your bronzed summer skin is fading, if your skin is healthy and hydrated, it should naturally radiate. Keep it nourished and radiant by applying a brightening serum in the morning and at night. Our best-selling brightening serum is SkinMedica’s Lytera. This serum minimizes the appearance of skin discoloration and dark spots. It has also been proven to improve the overall appearance of the skin.

HYDRATE AND MOISTURIZE

At this time of year, the summer sun, heat, salt water, and chlorine have taken their toll on your skin leaving it dry and dehydrated. Our natural moisture levels get depleted, which ends up leaving our skin not only feeling dry and rough but looking that way too. Moisturizers should have antioxidants and ingredients that help skin hold on to water, skin-repairing ingredients, and/or anti-inflammatory ingredients. Our clients are obsessed with Vivier’s latest launch: the GrenzCine Face Cream. It hydrates and firms the skin while diminishing fine lines and wrinkles and increasing luminosity.

INVEST IN A ZIIP

ZIIP is an electrical facial in the palm of your hand. It uses nano currents and microcurrents to communicate with your skin cells, increasing their effectiveness, prompting them to heal, and encouraging them to make an abundance of Collagen and Elastin.

With 7 different treatments to choose from, the Pigment Treatment is designed to even skin tone by suppressing the overproduction of melanin that leads to dark spots and hyper-pigmentation. The six-minute treatment is meant to be used every other day until pigmentation improves and then once a week for maintenance after that.

MAINTAIN YOUR GLOW WITHOUT THE SUN

Summer is done but no one said we had to stop looking fabulous! Yes it’s possible to have ridiculously radiant skin without being in the sun, and yes, it can be from an all-natural formula too. The Impossible Glow from Pai Skincare is a great way to get that sunkissed glow in no time. Its all-natural and certified organic formulation give you a post-holiday glow without ever having to board a plane. Just add a few drops to your moisturizer and you’re ready to go.

If you have any questions or need help building a routine that works for you, contact us at [email protected]

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