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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