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]

Tata Harper's new Superkind launch!
Skin Care

Superkind Collection: A Solution for Sensitive Skin

A few months ago, Tata Harper launched a skincare collection designed specifically for reactive skin. This past week, Tata launched two new additions to the collection: a serum and an eye cream, thus completing the Superkind routine. If you have sensitive skin and couldn't handle Tata's original products, listen-up! This routine is for you...

A few months ago, Tata Harper launched a skincare collection designed specifically for sensitive, reactive skin. This collection included a cleanser, a moisturizer and a mask. This past week, Tata launched two new additions to the collection: a serum and an eye cream, thus completing the Superkind routine.

With the latest launch of the Bio-Barrier Serum and Eye Crème, we thought we would shine a light on the Superkind Collection and walk you through the products. If you have sensitive skin and couldn’t handle Tata’s original products, listen-up! This routine is for you…

A SUPERKIND STORY

After talking with family members and friends who struggled with sensitive skin, Tata was inspired to create all-natural formulations that would be gentle enough for sensitive skin types. There seemed to be a common denominator when talking to those who struggled with reactive skin: there were limited options on the market for their skin type. The solutions that were available were mostly synthetic and they offered very limited results. The idea was then born to create solutions that would not only act as a calming force for the skin, but also deliver real results. 

It took a year of research and two years or formulating to create the Superkind Collection. This hard work led to products that are super gentle and super powerful.

SUPER GENTLE
This collection excludes a comprehensive catalog of 85+ common irritants and allergens that can trigger reactive skin and further compromise a weak skin barrier.

SUPER POWERFUL
Tata Harper has included a careful curation of 36 multifunctional ingredients that are able to transform reactive skin with green technology that it can tolerate.

THE ROUTINE

As with all of our recommended routines, we always encourage cleansing the skin as a first step. The Softening Cleanser from Tata Harper is non-stripping and works to gently dissolve buildup and impurities. Its formula is hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested, and vegan. It’s also free from 85+ common allergens and irritants, as are all of the Superkind products.

Follow up the cleanser with the Bio-Barrier Serum. This all-in-one anti-aging serum, smoothes, firms, and brightens to restore a comfortable, healthy complexion. We love this serum because it offers real anti-aging results for sensitive skin types! Many anti-aging products contain active ingredients that can be irritating for reactive skin. This serum’s gentle formula acts as a calming force while still delivering real results.

Next up, eye cream! The Bio-Barrier Eye Crème helps brighten, depuff, firm and smooth the skin to diminish signs of aging and fatigue. Real anti-aging results without irritation.

Follow the eye cream up with the Fortifying Moisturizer. This ultra-silky and smoothing formula delivers a cocoon-like barrier that hydrates, fortifies, comforts, and defends reactive, stressed skin.

A few times a week, apply the Radiance Mask from the collection. We love this mask because it allows sensitive skin types to reap the benefits of a good exfoliation. This creamy, gel-like mask is infused with a delicate blend of self-neutralizing AHAs that replenish moisture and gently exfoliate to revive dull, stressed skin and reveal a healthy-looking, radiant complexion.

Need help building a skincare routine that works for you? Contact us at [email protected]

Meleg Perfumes just launched at Etiket
Fragrance

Niche. Unapologetic. Canadian-Made. Discover Meleg Perfumes.

We just launched a new fragrance brand called Meleg Perfumes! Learn more about this exciting new niche brand and why Simon decided to launch Meleg Perfumes at Etiket.

Meleg Perfumes was founded by Matthew Meleg, a self-trained perfume enthusiast, in 2020.

It’s impossible to consider Meleg Perfumes without taking into account Matthew Meleg himself. “There is no separation between myself and the perfumes. Each one has a story behind it, and they’re kind of like diary entries,” the Vancouver-based self-taught perfumer says.

Every component from the ingredients to the packaging is deliberate and conscientiously crafted. The box that holds each perfume is inspired by apple bins of the Meleg Orchard in Ontario. 

The goal? ”Thick, nuanced and layered with facets, I’m playing jazz here. Meleg Perfumes express liveliness and are recognized by their hedonistic character. Sometimes baroque and once in a while I’ll even throw a little Pop-Art as well – ode to fellow Slovak, Andy Warhol. And because I’m self taught, stubborn and unwilling to compromise with their compositions you’ll either love or hate my perfumes. My goal isn’t to please everyone. My goal is to make art, to celebrate being alive.” Matthew Meleg

As he suggests, his perfumes are mostly diary entries, they would detail a fascination with culture, history and sexuality. They also tell the story of a wayward journey – from growing up on a farm to a difficult family life to dropping out of Emily Carr University, to his decade of living in Japan. His scents are unapologetic, nuanced and complex, much like Meleg himself. 

What drew us to the brand?

We pride ourselves on being a beauty destination that features curated brands from around the world. Simon, Etiket’s founder, carefully selects beauty, fragrance and lifestyle brands that are well-established, or up-and-coming like Meleg Perfumes.

We asked Simon what prompted him to add to add Meleg Perfumes to our fragrance lineup. This was his answer:

I am always looking for new brands, especially Canadian brands to add to our assortment. I was excited when I had a call from Matthew to talk about his new fragrance collection because we don’t have that many Canadian perfumers. We already carry three Canadian perfume brands: Monsillage, Zoologist and Libertine Fragrance and Meleg Perfumes made a perfect addition. Matthew’s approach to fragrance comes not only from his personal experience and travels but from being a self-taught perfumer who has pushed himself to make innovative and beautiful fragrances often rooted in a Canadian heritage with inspiration from his travels around the world.”

We currently carry 10 of the Meleg Perfumes in our store and on our website. If you’d like to test some of the fragrances, you can always purchase samples through our sample program, or stop by the store!

Discover Juliette from Juliette & Chocolat
In Conversation With

In Conversation with Juliette from Juliette & Chocolat

Our story with Juliette begins a few years ago, when we discovered her chocolate shop on Sainte-Catherine. We wanted to learn more about how Juliette & Chocolat came about and how Juliette juggles life as a successful business owner, mother, wife and friend.
@juliettechoco

Our story with Juliette begins a few years ago, when we discovered her chocolate shop on Sainte-Catherine, just a few blocks from Etiket boutique (we’re practically neighbours!). Our love for Juliette & Chocolat grew when we learned more about the woman behind the brand. 

In fact, Juliette & Chocolat was founded by a beautiful woman named… you guessed it, Juliette! All you need to do is follow her Instagram page to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how she runs her successful business with her husband and her 5 adorable kids. We wanted to learn more about how Juliette & Chocolat came about and how Juliette juggles life as a successful business owner, mother, wife and friend.

How did the idea of creating Juliette & Chocolat come to you?

I’m a foodie. Always have been, and I love to cook. Eating has always been one of my life’s greatest pleasures. I’ve always had a weakness for sweets. I can’t imagine ending a meal without a dessert, that just doesn’t make sense to me! When I go out to restaurants, I always start by asking for the dessert menu. Choosing my dessert first allows me to then choose my main course.

I got the idea of creating Juliette & Chocolat when I was at the end of my studies in Finance. At the time, I was looking for start-up ideas. Because I have such a sweet tooth, and because I wasn’t able to find any hot chocolate in Montreal like my grandmother used to make (!) the idea came to me to open a chocolate bar, similar to a coffee shop, but where one could sit and drink a hot chocolate. This idea then led to a menu filled with chocolate recipes, from hot chocolates and pastries to fondues and candies. I wanted Juliette & Chocolat to be a paradise for chocolate lovers. Finally, wanting there to be a French flare to the business, I added salty and sweet crepes to the menu.

With your own business and a family of five, how do you juggle it all and have time for yourself?

Hahahaha! I’m often asked this question. Honestly, it all comes down to being organized, while also being laid-back and taking life as it comes. Every hour of my week is organized, and I have “to-do lists” for every part of my life. I have a day planner that allows me to stay on top of everything. However, if at the end of the day, the house is a mess, the dirty dishes are still on the counter and the kids go to bed a little past their bedtime, I don’t lose sleep over it. I’d say that I also have an amazing support system in my personal and professional lives (even though the two overlap). I have friends and colleagues that are as invested in my business as I am and who want to see me succeed. I’m very blessed in that respect. 

How do you start the day? What is your morning routine?

My mornings are always chaotic: imagine a house of 7 people who all went to bed late the night before! I help the kids get ready for school, make sure I have my eye makeup on … it’s a little like a race against the clock, though we do manage to eat breakfast all together. No coffee for me, I have enough energy as it is! Instead, I make a healthy, vitamin-filled smoothie for us all to drink before heading out the door!

I then drop the kids off at school. Making sure everyone gets to school on time, with their schoolbooks, lunch and PE clothes is a challenge… it’s like a little victory every morning.

What does your everyday beauty routine look like?

Morning: My routine is remarkably simple. I hydrate my skin with a cream I have on hand (I’m lucky enough to receive beauty products as gifts, so I switch them up a lot).

Night: My nighttime routine is also simple. I wash my face with cold water and a gentle cleanser. Right now I’m using the Peoni Cleanser from JB Skin Savvi. After that, I hydrate my skin with the Peoni Oil from JB Skin Savvi. 

Do you do something special to take care of your skin?

Once or twice a week I will deep clean my skin with a Clarisonic brush. Besides that, I hydrate my face and body every night.

What’s the best beauty advice you’ve ever received?

Happy people are beautiful, be happy!

Who is your beauty inspiration?

Audrey Hepburn

What does your makeup routine look like?

I apply makeup everyday but I keep it simple. I apply a kohl liner that I bought at a souk in Damas when I lived there. It’s a black liner that stays put all day. I love it! After that, I apply a few layers of mascara. From time to time, I add a neutral eyeshadow and a pop of blush to the cheeks.

What beauty products can we always find in your handbag?

Hahahaha, I have more toys in my purse to keep my kids entertained than I do beauty products. I always have a lip balm (does that count?). Sometimes, I’ll have a lipstick in my purse for touch ups throughout the day. 

What’s your signature fragrance?

I’m a huge fan of Angel by Thierry Mugler. It’s a sweet, candy scent and so enticing to me. I have no idea how I found it, but I can recognize it anywhere!

What do you do to unwind at the end of a busy day?

I play with my kids, I read, I cook, I watch movies with my family, I never run out of ways to unwind at the end of the day. I always find time to relax and to ground myself. It’s the key to not burning out!

Finally, what’s your guilty pleasure?

A good meal with a delicious dessert at the end.

Follow Juliette on Instagram at  @juliettechoco or her business,  Juliette & Chocolat @juliette_chocolat

Our Valentine's Day Essentials
Gift Giving

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: For You or a Loved One

Valentines Day is a time to indulge in a luxurious night in by yourself or with your partner. It's been a tough year, you deserve to treat yourself with some of Etiket's most romantic products. Let's discover our Valentine's Day must-haves!

Valentines Day is a time to indulge in a luxurious night in by yourself or with your partner. It’s been a tough year, you deserve to treat yourself with some of Etiket’s most romantic products. From enchanting perfumes, facial massage tools and body oils, to flavorful toothpastes and lip products for kissable lips, discover our Valentine’s Day must-haves to celebrate self-love or your love for your partner. 

AGENT NATEUR

In the spirit of celebrating love, discover Agent Nateur’s Holi (Sex) oil. We all deserve pleasure, whether with or without a partner. This oil-based, quick-absorbing formula (think Organic Coconut and Sweet Almond oil) is Agent Nateur’s solution to the chemical-filled lubricants on the market. But Holi (Sex) is not just for your intimate area. Use it all over to hydrate the body and leave behind a lingering scent of Jasmine, Coconut, Rose, and Vanilla.

LEBON

Make it a fresh kiss this Valentine’s Day with an all-natural LeBon Toothpaste. LeBon toothpastes are formulated with ethical and natural ingredients combined with delicious and exclusively perfumed natural notes from Grasse, France. They all contain Certified Organic Aloe Vera and Green Tea to naturally help protect gums and prevent tooth decay. LEBON Toothpastes are vegan and naturally sweetened with Stevia Rebaudiana. They also have a non-ending “free of” list: cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfates, fluoride, titanium dioxide, … Stay fresh with complete peace of mind.

Parfums de Marly

Fragrance is super important when celebrating Valentine’s Day. If you’re celebrating self-love this year, fragrance is an instant confidence booster. Spray some on and enjoy a night-in for yourself. If you’re celebrating with a partner, an enticing floral smell like Delina will bring out the romantic in you. Trust us, your partner won’t be able to keep his or her hands off you…

Sara Happ

Get your lips ready for the occasion with the queen of all lip products: Sara Happ. The Pink Grapefruit Lip Scrub eliminates dry, flaky skin, leaving your lips ridiculously soft and supple. Perfect for Valentine’s Day! You’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.

RMS BEAUTY

Now that your lips are soft and supple from using Sara Happ’s lip scrub, apply RMS Beauty’s Tinted Daily Lip Balm for hydrated lips with a tint! Packed with all the good stuff lips crave, RMS tinted balms simultaneously pamper, protect, nourish and flood your lips with flavourless, fragrance-free, healthy hydration. Pucker up!

In need of more inspiration? Discover our full Valentine’s Day Gift Guide!

Skin Care

16 Ways to Use Egyptian Magic All-Purpose Cream

As you may have heard, we just launched Egyptian Magic at Etiket (Yay!). This cult-favourite product has been raved about for over 20 years because of its ability to deeply hydrate and repair the skin quickly and with natural ingredients. Do you want to learn how to get the most out of this product? You’ve come to the right place. Let’s discover the 17 different ways to use Egyptian Magic.

As you may have heard, we just launched Egyptian Magic at Etiket (Yay!). Ever heard of it? This cult-favourite product has been raved about for over 20 years because of its ability to deeply hydrate and repair the skin quickly and with natural ingredients. In fact, this all-purpose balm contains only 6 ingredients: olive oil, honey, bee pollen, bees wax, royal jelly and bee propolis.

Most of us will use this balm as a face and body moisturizer, or as a cure for any skin burns or irritations. However, we’ve recently discovered that Egyptian Magic serves many other purposes, that’s why they advertise it as an all-purpose cream. Do you want to learn how to get the most out of this product? You’ve come to the right place. Let’s discover the 16 different ways to use Egyptian Magic.

1. AMAZING MOISTURIZER

People often start using Egyptian Magic to solve a skin problem such as a rash, a burn or a scar, and then continue using it as a face and body moisturizer Egyptian Magic recommends using it twice a day, as it does wonders for creating soft, smooth skin. It’s great addition to the winter skincare routine!

2. HAIR CONDITIONNER

One of the most delightful discoveries is how beneficial Egyptian Magic can be as a moisturizing hair conditioner – either on a regular basis or as a conditioning hot pack. Egyptian Magic’s all-natural ingredients will restore luster to your hair, replenish its natural oils, tame frizz and condition split ends.

3. LIP BALM

Egyptian Magic works wonders as a nourishing and repairing lip balm! The natural ingredients deeply nourish your lips and give them new life.

4. AFTER SHAVE

Your skin is sensitive especially after shaving. In many cases you may have scars and/or irritation as a side effect. Use Egyptian Magic as an after-shave for a soothing effect. Egyptian Magic contains no alcohol or chemicals that might cause your skin to dry out.

5. AFTER SUN SOLUTION

Egyptian Magic is often used as an after sun lotion. The cream gives a soothing effect and your sunburned skin may embrace the natural ingredients.

6. VAGINAL MOISTURIZER AND LUBRICANT

Yes. You read correctly. Egyptian Magic states that according to many gynecologists, such as Dr. Uzzi Rees of Beverly Hills, CA, Egyptian Magic works well as a natural vaginal moisturizer and lubricant. Huh!

7. HAND AND CUTICULE CREAM

Egyptian Magic is a great hand and cuticle moisturizer. In fact, many use it to treat their nails and cuticles, as the balm softens rough skin. Rub some Egyptian Magic on your hands and cuticles just before going to sleep to find nourished, soft and revived hands in the morning.

8. MAKEUP REMOVER

Egyptian Magic is also used as a safe, all-natural makeup remover. This balm works wonders as the first step in your double-cleanse routine. Start by massaging the balm into the skin to loosen any makeup or dirt from the day and follow up with a gentle cleanser to make sure everything has been removed. Not only is your makeup gone, your skin is moisturized and ready for bed!

9. EYE CREAM

Struggling with dry skin around your eyes? Dab some Egyptian Magic and let it do its work! Your eye contour will be hydrated in no time!

10. MASSAGE BALM

Egyptian Magic’s melting texture is ideal for massages. Warm up the balm between your hands until it transforms into an oil and massage on skin. Just relax, its moisturizing ingredients will soften and nourish your skin.

11. TATTOO AFTERCARE

After getting a tattoo, apply Egyptian Magic to the area to help with moisture, to reduce scabbing and to soothe itching and redness.

12. DIAPER RASH

Egyptian Magic is safe to use on babies and infants. As a non-irritating and petroleum-free formula, it is found to effectively deal with diaper rash, while moisturizing and soothing the baby’s sensitive skin. However, as with any skin care product, please consult your pediatrician before use and do not apply if your baby may have an allergy to bee products.

13. DURING AND AFTER PREGNANCY

Egyptian Magic claims that their balm helps with stretch marks and cracked nipples. Apply it on breasts, belly and thighs during pregnancy to prevent stretch marks and to keep your skin soft and supple.

14. MAKEUP PRIMER

Egyptian Magic can be used as a makeup primer as well! Who knew?! The brand claims that many makeup artists rely on it at every Fashion Week to create a dewy and glowing make-up look. They apply the balm on the entire face or to highlight specific features such as cheekbones, eyelids or eyebrows. You can even use it to set your eyebrows or mix a liquid illuminator with your Egyptian Magic and use as a highlighter for a light contouring!

15. HYDRATING MASK

If your skin is feeling dry, tight or dull, apply Egyptian Magic as a face mask and let the natural ingredients sink in. Apply a layer of Egyptian Magic on your skin, leave for 30 minutes and remove with a hot cloth. Your skin should wake up feeling much more nourished!

16. CRACKED HEELS AND ELBOWS

Egyptian Magic can be applied to any dry area from head to toe! Here’s a tip shared by the brand: before going to bed, rub some Egyptian Magic into heels and put on a pair of socks. You’ll wake up in the morning with nourished and restored feet!

There you have it! Egyptian Magic takes the term ‘all-purpose’ to a whole other level! Shop the product on our website today!

A comprehensive guide to achieving a glowing complexion!
Skin Care

How To Get Glowing Skin In a Few Simple Steps

Who doesn’t want glowing skin? It’s why many of us spend countless amounts in skincare and makeup products every year. While it is a goal that many of us strive to achieve, the steps required to reach that goal are unclear. How does on get that glow? Here's how...
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Who doesn’t want glowing skin? In fact, the word ‘glow’ is probably one of the most popular terms in the beauty industry. Everyone wants their skin to glow. It’s why many of us spend countless amounts in skincare and makeup products every year. While it is a goal that many of us strive to achieve, the steps required to reach that goal are unclear. With different sources offering up different answers, how does one get that glow?

We’re here to steer you in the right direction towards achieving that Gigi Hadid glow you’ve always wanted! Keep reading to discover the steps!

VITAMIN C

Vitamin C, like SkinCeuticals’ Phloretin C F or C E Ferulic, are a must in everyone’s skincare routine. This antioxidant protects your skin against free radical damage, all the while improving hydration and increasing collagen production in the skin. It’s also known for its brightening properties. The word brightening is another hugely researched word in the beauty industry. Bright rhymes with glow. Well, not really, but you know what I mean! Use a few drops of this antioxidant on in the morning after your cleanser and let it do its magic!

HYDRATION

Keeping the skin moisturized is key to achieving a glow. Two ingredients you want to look for are Hyaluronic Acid and Glycerin. Both aid in locking moisture into the skin. There’s a common misconception that you can only get hydration from a moisturizer. While face creams are a great way to boost the skin’s hydration, other products can do just as good a job! In fact, many turn to hydrating serums, such as the H.A. Intensifier from SkinCeuticals to boost their skin’s hydration. Others turn to hydrating toners such as PCA’s Hydrating Toner, or even face oils like Pai Skincare’s Viper’s Gloss Age Confidence Echium & Amaranth Face Oil. If your moisturizer isn’t doing enough, it may be a good idea to incorporate another hydrating product!  

EXFOLIATION

A dull, lackluster complexion can be a sign that you need to exfoliate. In fact, exfoliation is a process that helps you get rid of the dead skin cells at the surface of the skin, helping you reveal a fresh, glowing layer beneath. With time, continued exfoliation can smooth rough patches, fade acne scars, dark spots, reduce redness and brighten the overall complexion. Exfoliation also helps your skincare products absorb better into the skin by unclogging your pores. I think it’s pretty clear why this step is a must in achieving that sought-after glow. Start by exfoliating once a week and slowly increase to 2-3 times a week, depending on how your skin reacts.

MASKS

Face masks are a great way to give your skin a quick boost! Not only can they help you maintain a glowing complexion by providing consistent hydration and/or exfoliation, but they can’t help you achieve an instant glow as well. For example, Consonant’s HydrExtreme Charcoal Sheet Mask delivers high concentrations of Hyaluronic Acid to reveal a soft and luminous complexion immediately. Environ’s Tri Biobotanical Revival Masque uses a unique combination of acids to rejuvenate the skin, revealing a younger, fresher and glowing complexion. Discover our wide range of face masks to get your glow!

FACIALS

Facials are always a good idea. If you feel like your products aren’t doing enough, it may be time to seek the help of professionals! In our boutique, we offer a wide selection of facials that aid in boosting the skin’s natural glow. Among these options, you will find our Brightening HydraFacial and our Tata Harper Instant Glow Peel. Both designed to tackle uneven skin tone and texture to reveal a fresh, smooth, glowing complexion. There are also more in-depth treatments that can be done in a medical clinic, like microneedling treatments and resurfacing lasers.

CONSISTENCY IS KEY

To maintain a healthy glow, it goes without saying that you have to put in time and effort over time. A consistent skincare routine is part of that. Making sure you double-cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize and use an SPF daily is crucial to attaining a glowing complexion. Trust me, put in the work and your skin will reward you.

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

I know it’s cliché but you are what you eat. In fact, your lifestyle shows up on your face. If it hasn’t yet, it will in the long run! A healthy lifestyle means eating well, exercising regularly and getting enough sleep. Oh, and drinking lots of water! How you live now sets the tone for how your skin will look later.

Need help building a routine? Contact our beauty experts by phone or email!

Gift Giving

Our 2020 Gift Guide: A Gift For Everyone On Your Shopping List

Holiday shopping can get very overwhelming. What to buy for the ones you cherish most? ...

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Holiday shopping can get very overwhelming. What to buy for the ones you cherish most? If you’re lucky enough to get a wishlist on a silver platter, count your blessings. For the rest of us, coming up with clever gift ideas year after year can be a real head-scratcher. To help simplify this year’s holiday shopping, we’ve scoured our shelves to come up with the best gift ideas for every persona in your life. Let’s discover them together!

THE TRENDSETTER

We all know them. Our friends and family members that know everything before anyone else does. They’ve tried every new product, new treatment, seen every new movie. They’re ahead of the curve! For them, we recommend our most trendy products. The ones we believe will catch on in the next few months. Ever heard of the ZIIP device? We’re pretty sure your trendsetter friend has. Why not treat them with this hyped product? How about adaptogens? The beauty industry is starting to look at skin health from the inside out. The trendy Agent Nateur brand has paired up with Goop approved Dr. Will Cole to create an adaptogen that promotes healthy skin from the inside out. Discover our wide list of gift ideas for the trendsetter!

THE GREEN GODDESS

Clean beauty has taken over the industry by storm. You definitely have a green goddess on your holiday shopping list. If you’re not familiar with clean beauty yourself, buying for this person can be challenging. Some people believe that products with nothing but natural ingredients like essential oils are not as effective as non-natural products. We’re here to debunk that myth. Discover our natural range of products designed to deliver effective and long-term results for the Green Goddess in your life!

THE DISCOVERER

The discoverer is someone who looooves to try new things. This person is constantly switching out new products in their routine, on the hunt for the best thing! The discoverer may be the easiest person to shop for because they’re open to trying anything! With that in mind, we’ve curated a list of our most fun and adventurous products! From Consonant’s Sculpting Globes to the new Plume Science Lash Serum. We’re certain you’ll find the perfect gift for the discoverer in your life!

THE BEAUTY MAVEN

The Beauty Maven is all about products that enhance their natural beauty. From luxurious body oils and illuminating makeup products, to volumizing hair products and glow-enhancing skincare products. They have them all! This gift guide features products that the Beauty Maven in your life will love from the top beauty brands in the industry! Discover the full list today!

FOR THE HOME

Some of you may find yourselves holiday shopping for someone you’re not close enough with to buy the previous products mentioned. If that’s the case, might we suggest you turn your attention to home gift ideas? They’re guaranteed to please and are easy to shop! We’ve curated a list of our favourite home gifts, from candles, fragranced hand soaps and room sprays! Discover the full list home gift ideas here!

FOR THE MAN IN YOUR LIFE

Shopping for a man can be tough. If you’re lucky, the man in your life has left hints for you to pick up on. Most of us, however, are left with no clues and racking our brains for ideas. If you’re part of the latter group, let us help! Holiday shopping for a man doesn’t have to be difficult. Focus on fragrances, beard accessories, strong scented candles and other home accessories like olfactive magazines, for example! Discover the full list of gift ideas for the man in your life!

STOCKING STUFFERS

Before hanging up the holiday stockings on the mantel, you first need to decide what you’ll be putting in them this year. Stocking stuffers are a fun way to add cute bonus gifts to unwrap! Every year, brands come out with perfectly sized products that make great stocking stuffers! From lip balms and hand creams, to travel sized skincare and haircare products, we’ve got something for everyone! Discover our stocking stuffer gift ideas for your loved ones!

Looking for more gift ideas? Discover the rest of the personas on our website!

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!

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!

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

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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