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The Best Products of 2020: Skincare, Hair Care and Fragrance Essentials

As we enter a new year, we're looking back on the products that stole our hearts in 2020. From hair care essentials, to skincare and fragrance cult-favourites, 2020 was a good year for the beauty industry. Let's discover the products!

As we enter a new year, we’re looking back on the products that stole our hearts in 2020. From hair care essentials, to skincare and fragrance cult-favourites, 2020 was a good year for the beauty industry. The current pandemic has forced many of us to curate our beauty shelves and to embrace a less-is-more approach with quality over quantity. Now, let’s discover the products!

SKINCARE

For most of us, spending more time at home meant we had more time to indulge in luxurious self-care nights and lengthy skincare routines. At-home treatment devices and targeted face masks became must-haves, while serums and creams designed to promote the skin’s overall health and wellness were flying off the shelves. The name of the game last year was skin health. Antioxidants, Sunscreen, Hyaluronic Acid we’re all integral components of achieving it.

Some of last year’s favourites are Vintner’s Daughter’s Active Botanical Serum, for example. Formulated with 22 active botanicals, this serum delivers the most optimal concentrations of nourishing Phytonutrients, balancing Minerals, Age-Defying Antioxidants, strengthening Phytoceramides and Amino Acids, replenishing Fatty Acids, and brightening Vitamins to deliver powerful skin nutrition in one step. The ZIIP device was another popular item last year. The at-home treatment uses nanocurrents and microcurrents to encourage cells to create more collagen and elastin.

Vitamin C got a big boost in 2020, with products like Melanie Simon’s Vitamin C serum and Kat Burki’s cold-pressed Vitamin C face cream, while sunscreens like Elta MD’s UV Clear SPF 46, stayed top-of-mind with beauty consumers. Discover the full list of skincare best-sellers!

FRAGRANCE

You may be surprised, but 2020 was an amazing year for fragrances. Perhaps it’s because we could finally test different scents from the comfort of our home before taking them out for a spin, or maybe because spraying a fragrance on in the morning helped us feel more put together. In any case, 2020 was good to fragrances. Some of last year’s bestsellers were new, while others have been around for some time, but had us coming back for more.

Gallivant, for example, came out with a new scent called Bukhara. A woody, floral orris perfume, composed with start perfumer Ralf Schwieger. Musk Deer from Zoologist was another new player on the scene, with notes of synthetic musks, natural oud and florals.

Some established fragrances also made our 2020 best-sellers list, like Misfit from Arquiste and Verticaloud from Hermetica. Misft is an elegant Patchouli fragrance designed to be worn by everyone, whereas Verticaloud is characterized by woody and oriental notes, such as rose oil, saffron and agarwood. Discover the full list of best-selling fragrances for 2020!

BEAUTY

This past year was all about great skin, bold eyes and thick brows. In fact, our entire makeup routines became centered around our face masks and zoom meetings. Most of the time, our lips are hidden, so forget lipstick. Our eyes, skin and brows, however, became the main focus. Tools that help you de-puff and attain a natural glow, like Gua Shas and Jade Rollers, we’re also popular.

To help you achieve the perfect brows, we brought in a Canadian brand called Plume Science. They’re all about creating full, natural brows and lashes. Their Lash & Brow Serum has quickly become a cult-favourite, as have their Brow Pomades. For the perfect base, might we suggest RMS Beauty’s Master Radiance Base? This flattering cream highlighter works to blur out imperfections and create the ultimate glow! Don’t forget the eye! Dot on some of ILIA’s Powder Chromatic Eye Tints and their Limitless Lash Mascara and you’re ready to take on the world… from home! Discover the full list of best-selling beauty products from 2020!

HAIR CARE

In the same way the pandemic has forced us to look at how we take care of our skin, it’s also forced us to look at how we treat our hair and scalp. In fact, 2020 shook us up in many ways including how we looked after our hair. Many of us made the decision to go natural, gray made a big comeback as did curls. Many of us also turned to touch-up products to hide the re-growth before our salons re-opened. Hair masks and scalp treatments and dry shampoos also became popular as we discovered that hair care was really all about looking after our hair!

Products like Rahua’s Leave-In Treatment grew in popularity for their ability to protect, heal and hydrate our hair overnight. Other products like R+CO’s Crown Scalp Scrub reminded us of the importance of scalp health. Touch-up products like R+CO’s Root Touch-Up Spray and Death Valley Dry Shampoo allowed our hair to look fresh and bouncy while we impatiently awaited for hair salons to reopen. Discover the full list of hair care best-sellers from 2020.

Rahua Elixir

The Elixir from Rahua: Treat your Hair

When you have damaged or over treated hair, at some point you are going to ...

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When you have damaged or over treated hair, at some point you are going to have to do something about it to help bring it back to health. Dying and treating your hair with different chemicals will eventually have its effect. There are many solutions available – daily conditioners and overnight treatments – and we look to Kevin Murphy and Malin + Goetz for everyday damage, but when you want to truly treat your hair, we suggest the Elixir from Rahua.
Utterly pure and remarkably rich. Rahua’s Classic Elixir is the magnum opus natural solution to strengthen and nourish every strand with their breakthrough 100% Symbiotic® rainforest grown formula that is entirely plant derived, hand made and obtained using ancient traditional Amazonian ceremonial methods. This potent hair treatment repairs over processed, dry and porous hair. Plumps up hair, adds exceptional shine, and health. Featuring the sophisticated and earthy aroma of palo santo holy wood.

Rahua Elixir offers a 100% plant derived solution to your toughest hair-care challenges. Rainforest grown in the heart of the Amazon jungle, this exceptionally rich and pure formula delivers longer, stronger, healthier hair and scalp. One to three drops applied each day will transform hair from dull and lifeless to strong, healthy, and lustrous.Rahua Elixir

Star Ingredients

RAHUA-UNGURAHUA – fortifies weak, damaged strands while nourishing and regenerating the scalp and hair follicles.

PALO SANTOholy wood, precious to Amazonian shamans, is Rahua’s signature scent, offering a sophisticated, earthy aroma; while providing a soothing aromatherapy experience.

Complimentary products: Rahua Shampoo, Rahua Conditioner, Finishing Treatment.
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Revivogen: The Solution for Hair Loss

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Eine Haarbürste mit Haeren. Beginn von Haarausfall und Alopezie

Hair loss solutions have always been a focus at Etiket. When Infusiderm, the company that made shampoo, conditioner and a treatment serum for hair loss closed, we took our time finding the right replacement. With the help of our medical director, we found Revivogen –  a natural and effective hair loss solution for men and women.

It’s estimated that up to 30 percent of men will experience some loss of hair by the age of thirty, and that number goes up to 50 percent by the age of 50. So about half of all men will experience hair loss by mid-age.  The cause of male pattern baldness is due to DHT (Dihydrotestosterone), a male sex hormone produced in the adrenal glands that can affect the hair follicles. Men with higher levels of DHT can experience a weakening of their hair follicles, a softening that can lead to less hair and/or finer hair. There are many ‘cures’ for men on the market and most can be found at your local drugstore in the form of topical solutions. These products include hair washes that can help to strengthen the hair follicle, leave-in-treatments, serums, or mousses which can be rubbed into the scalp and hair to help improve the thickness of existing hair.

Other than topical treatments, there are some prescription drugs that can help. Surgical solutions in the form of hair implants are other options to consider. Overall, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, exercising, and eating well may all contribute to hair loss prevention. For example,  Biotin is a popular supplement used to help strengthen hair follicles.

Women lose their hair somewhat differently. Instead of a receding hairline or bald spot at the crown, most women see a widening of their part and/or overall thinning. Roughly 95 percent of thinning in women is due to female pattern hair loss, but there are other, causes as well.  Elevated DHT levels for a woman with already existing genetic hair loss leads to the production of thin, short, colourless hair before the follicles eventually permanently stop producing any hair and dies off. The female hormones, estrogen and progesterone, normally shield the follicles from the effects of DHT, however, menopause can cause a decline in the levels of these hormones and lead to higher DHT levels and hair loss.  Alopecia areata presents as patchy hair loss on the scalp or anywhere else on the body. As the hair falls out, smooth, round patches the size of a coin or larger become visible. This type of loss occurs in children and adults, and is caused by the immune system attacking the hair follicles. Alopecia areata can start and stop suddenly. Telogen effluvium Caused by anemia, low iron, inadequate protein, thyroid disease, surgery or illness, telogen effluvium presents as massive hair shedding over the entire scalp. Among the first symptoms of telogen effluvium is losing large amounts of hair in one’s hairbrush, in the shower or on the pillow. Once the root cause is identified and treated, this type of hair loss with propecia generally reverses in six to twelve months without the need for further treatment. Traction alopecia is a type of hair loss resulting from excessive strain on the hair follicles and is most commonly caused by braiding or the use of hair extensions. Regular pulling of the hair permanently damages the follicles and prevents it from regrowing.

revivogen mdWhether you are  a man or woman suffering from pattern hair loss, you have many treatment options available to help prevent total baldness. Take steps now, to prevent further hair loss with the most potent and effective natural solutions – Revivogen MD (men) and Revivogen Pro (women). Developed by board-certified dermatologists, Revivogen has since been recognized as a powerful solution for hair loss by medical experts.

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