Skin Care

Your Ultimate Winter Skincare Guide

Revitalize, refresh and condition your skin with these winter skincare saviours.

Proper skincare is a year-round commitment, and with Canadian winters being quite rough on our skin, finding the right products to prevent and combat issues such as dryness, itchiness, flakiness, dehydration and chapped lips can make all the difference. Here are our tips and recommendations to enjoy healthy skin throughout the colder months.

Opt for a Creamy Cleanser

Switching to a richer, more skin-protecting cleanser in the winter will make your skin feel deeply cleansed, comforted, and elastic.

Middlemist Seven Gentle Cream Cleanser
PAI SKINCARE
Protect+ Cleansing Milk
NUORI
The Cleansing Balm
AUGUSTINUS BADER
Youth EssentiA Hydra-Intense Cleansing Lotion
ENVIRON

Use a Gentle Scrub

Remove dead skin & promote hydration by reaching for a scrub that will calm instead of further irritate.

Virtuous Circle Eco-Bead Exfoliator
PAI SKINCARE
Superkind Refining Cleanser
TATA HARPER
Restorative Dual Acid Peel
KAT BURKI
Facial Scrub
DR. BARBARA STURM

Boost Hydration with a Facial Mask

Hydration is key to soft, soothed and smooth skin. Products that penetrate through your skin and deliver water are vital if you have dehydrated skin.

Resurrection Girl Hydrating Mask
PAI SKINCARE
Supreme Moisture Mask
NUORI
Ultra Hydrating Mask
VIVIER

Incorporate a Face Oil to Lock Moisture

Adding oil to your skincare routine is a simple way to repair your skin from the winter stresses while allowing it to retain moisture.

Active Botanical Serum
VINTNER’S DAUGHTER
The Face Oil
AUGUSTINUS BADER
Perfecting Facial Oil
NUORI
Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil
PAI SKINCARE

Exfoliate & Nourish Your Lips

Lip exfoliation is necessary for their long-term nourishment. Following up with a balm will ensure deep hydration.

Lemonade Lip Scrub Tube
SARA HAPP
HydrExtreme Advanced Lip Serum
CONSONANT
Lip Wrap Reviving Balm – Lucid
ILIA
The Lip Balm
AUGUSTINUS BADER

Use a Cream Specifically Designed for Hands

Hand creams are usually thicker than regular body lotions or creams and are slightly more resilient to repeated hand washings.

Hand Therapy
KAT BURKI
Heavy Mettle Rescue Hand Cream
PAI SKINCARE
Eucalyptus Mint Hand Cream
LOVEFRESH
The Hand Treatment
AUGUSTINUS BADER

Achieve Soft Skin, All Over

Help stimulate collagen production and circulation and allow your body lotions to penetrate more efficiently so that you’re not as itchy and flaky.

Smoothing Body Brush
NUORI
Vanilla Bean Coffee Sugar Scrub
LOVEFRESH
Smoothing Body Scrub
TATA HARPER
Peppermint Body Scrub
MALIN+GOETZ

The Thicker, the Better

Switch to a thicker moisturizer, such as a body butter or body crème for your skin to remain nice and soft over a longer period of time.

Polly Plum Comforting Body Cream
PAI SKINCARE
Pear Body Butter
LOVEFRESH
The Body Cream
AUGUSTINUS BADER
Redefining Body Balm
TATA HARPER

Gleaming Skin from Head to Toe

Make your winter skin glow with the addition of a body oil to simultaneously moisturize and strengthen your skin barrier.

The Body Oil
AUGUSTINUS BADER
Body EssentiA Vitamin A, C & E Body Oil
ENVIRON
Ritual Body Oil
SAHAJAN
holi (body) Ageless Body Serum
AGENT NATEUR
Reviews

The Etiket Team’s Fall Favourites

Fall is here! We asked our staff to pick their favourite product for the season and to explain why it's their go-to. Let's discover them together!

The crisp and cozy fall weather has arrived, and the team at Etiket is, of course, full of product recommendations for the seasonal change. Find out what staples make up some of our staff’s beauty, skincare and fragrance daily rituals.

“For me, the Superkind Radiance Mask from Tata Harper is a must. Twice a week, I exfoliate with the Regenerating Cleanser and then follow up with this famous mask that is oh-so-soothing. Then a 20-minute break of happiness… and an instant “wow” rejuvenating effect! The chamomile and lavender help calm my skin and the lactic acid helps improve the texture of my skin, providing a light exfoliation and glow. I love it!”
– MARIE-FRANCE, Boutique & Spa Director
”Imagine 5,000 years of ritual in a bottle? Natural and without artificial fragrance, a few drops of this oil blend that includes coconut, almond, sesame and avocado allow me to eliminate any trace of dry skin from first use. Nourishing but not greasy, it’s not sticky and the quick absorption is amazing. I love it so much that if I could bathe in it, I would. IMPOSSIBLE so I console myself with the Ayurvedic bath blend and enjoy the benefits of ancestral rituals to travel the world, all in my bathtub.”
– THOMAS, Boutique & Spa Assistant Manager
“This fall my new obsession is Agent Nateur’s holi (bright) Mask. The texture is so easy to apply and remove, a small amount goes a long way. I fit it into my nighttime routine a couple of times a week and wake up in the morning looking smooth, bright and refreshed!”
– JORDANNA, Holistic Aesthetician
“I really like berry, cranberry, and old rose shades for this fall.
Twilight Lane by RMS Beauty is really comfortable and provides good hydration with its lip balm texture. Ilia Beauty’s Balmy Tint in the colour Memoir is also a really beautiful shade for fall.

– VERONICA, Makeup Artist & Beauty Specialist
“Fall is a time of extra layers, but since I still want something clean and versatile, I’ve been really enjoying Etat Libre’s newest, The Ghost in the Shell. It’s like a fresh-out-of-the-shower fragrance with a little extra coziness and warmth. It’s comforting but not too heavy, original but effortless.”
– DAVID, Director of Fragrance
SkinCeuticals’ Epidermal Repair is my go-to to use alongside retinol treatments as it really helps restore compromised skin from treatments or even aggressive winter weather. My skin feels soothed and looks radiant.
– MICHELLE, E-Commerce Manager

“I started incorporating SkinMedica’s Lytera 2.0 into my routine because as the summer progressed, I recently noticed that hyperpigmentation spots had started to appear on my cheeks. I will be combining this brightening and pigmentation correcting product with BBL treatments for optimal results.”
– KARINE, Marketing Director
“Tata Harper’s Resurfacing Body Serum is an aromatherapeutic experience with every application. Not only does it smell wonderful, but it leaves my skin feeling incredibly soft thanks to smoothing and exfoliating ingredients. Best part? It does not leave a sticky or greasy feeling and literally absorbs in seconds so I can go about my day without worry.”
– NATALIE, Marketing Assistant

I love the hydration that this creamy mask provides. It is formulated for dry, dehydrated and sensitive skin and helps combat dull, dehydrated skin. It can be used both day and night to soothe and revitalize the skin.
– STEVE, VP Operations
“I love to do the Supreme-C Treatment from Nuori for the change of seasons to give my skin a boost. It helps with my hyperpigmentation and sun damage that I may have had even when wearing a sunscreen this summer. It also helps to bring my skin back to life and gets my glow on! I like the addition of Hyaluronic Acid and Ferulic Acid which helps to complete the treatment.”
– SIMON, Founder

Shop these products online at etiket.ca or stop by our boutique!

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

Sensitive Skincare Do’s and Don’ts

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

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

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

5 Common Moisturizer Mistakes To Avoid

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

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

Aging gracefully is a thing! Discover the tricks that make it possible.
Skin Care

Anti-Aging in your 30’s

Aging gracefully is possible! With the right skincare habits you too can age like fine wine. Discover the tips that will make it all possible!

Aging gracefully is possible! With the right skincare habits you too can age like fine wine. Discover the tips that will make it all possible!

Rotate these 5 anti-aging ingredients for a youthful complexion!
Skin Care

5 Anti-Aging Skin Care Ingredients You Need to Know About

As we age, our skin loses firmness and elasticity—causing it to look saggy and loose. Fine lines and wrinkles seem to start appearing out of nowhere, and while we are not trying to look like the 20-year-old versions of ourselves, we still want brighter, smoother and younger looking skin. Discover the 5 anti-aging products that will help you age gracefully!

As we age, our skin loses firmness and elasticity—causing it to look saggy and loose. Fine lines and wrinkles seem to start appearing out of nowhere, and while we are not trying to look like the 20-year-old versions of ourselves, we still want brighter, smoother and younger looking skin. Discover the 5 anti-aging products that will help you age gracefully!

Vintner's Daughter
Natural and Organic

Vintner’s Daughter: A Skin Care Game Changer

Created to be a game-changer in skin care, the Active Botanical Serum is a super ...

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Created to be a game-changer in skin care, the Active Botanical Serum is a super powered, multi-correctional serum that does the work of six products in one.
22 highly targeted active, organic and wild-crafted botanicals do the work for you

NOURISH
The earth’s most nutrient-dense botanicals combine to feed your skin optimal nutrition at a cellular level

BRIGHTEN
Carefully selected botanicals work hard to even out skin discolouration caused by acne, sun exposure or hormonal imbalance

BALANCE
A complete spectrum of skin balancing vitamins, phytonutrients, aminos, fatty acids, omegas and minerals help skin repair and recover.

TONE
Elasticity improving foundational oils allow formula to penetrate deeply helping to firm skin’s internal structure.

CLEAR
Designed with acne-prone, hormonal and rosacea-prone skin in mind, Vintner’s Daughter uses powerful anti-inflammatory phytonutrients and a targeted group of anti-oxidants to reduce redness and inflammation.

PREVENT
Anti-oxidant and omega-rich, helping to plump and minimize fine lines and wrinkles.

Discover Vintner’s Daughter

THE STORY BEHIND THE ACTIVE BOTANICAL SERUM
Vintner’s Daughter was born when the founder, April Gargiulo was not able to find the skin care product she needed. April used her background in fine-winemaking to create skincare with uncompromising quality, efficacy and safety.

APRIL’S VISION
Active Botanical Serum was formulated to be a multi-correctional, results-driven product that would address her myriad skincare needs at the highest level of activity and safety.

THE PROCESS
The formulation is deeply influenced by April’s fine winemaking background both in philosophy and process. It begins with the world’s most nutrient dense, whole organic and wildcrafted ingredients, followed by a methodical formulation process that gently extracts their full spectrum of activity.

THE RESULT
The result is April’s dream product: a serum that all skin types can benefit by because it addresses skin issues at a foundational level and at the highest levelof performance.

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Graydon Clinical Luxury SkinCare at Etiket

I am always looking for new products and brands to complete our selection of skincare ...

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Graydon Clinical Luxury SkinCareI am always looking for new products and brands to complete our selection of skincare and more recently I have wanted to find a brand to help complete our natural skincare selection. Although we have great options with Tata Harper, Consonant, and Pai, I feel we have room for a few more and Graydon Clinical Luxury Skincare definitely has its place at Etiket.

Why Graydon Clinical Luxury Skincare?

First of all I wanted to find something made in Canada if possible. I know we have great skin care resources here and also because of the fluctuation of our Canadian dollar. I was approached by Mitchell from Graydon about six months back and I started to take a look at who and what they were – or I should say, who is Graydon and what is her philosophy on skincare. I liked what I saw and then as fate would have it, Graydon was coming to Montreal so we set up a meeting on a Saturday afternoon to get to know each other and her products. Wherever possible I like to meet the person who is behind a brand – be it skincare, fragrance or make-up. I think that when you meet the creator you learn more about the philosophy of the brand, and the culture of the company, which is going to come through in the actual products and eventually in the relationship that you will build together.

Why the tagline Clinical Luxury?

That was my first question for Graydon as she started to lay out her products.
The clinical part derives from the following:
• The products contain bioactive ingredients which work to maintain and restore the youthful beauty in your skin. Filled with omega rich oils, antioxidants, phytosterols, linoleic and alpha-linolenic acid, carotenoids, high levels of both tocotrienols and tocopherols (which are the natural isomers of Vitamin E), flavonoids and a plethora of vitamins and minerals, the ingredients and research within the line offers you unparalleled quality and product functionality.
• You will not find any mineral oils, chemicals, parabens or sulfates. No artificial dyes or synthetic aromas. It is gluten free, and almost all vegan, and organic whenever possible. There is no use of nut derived ingredients due to the prevalence of nut related allergies. (They are not certified nut-free as they are not produced in a certified nut free laboratory.)
The luxury part is easy to see and feel once you start using the products. They are simple and effective and feel and smell beautiful.

Who is Graydon?

GraydonAs we continued our conversation and I tried the different products I also learned about Graydon’s journey and what brought her to skincare.
She was a yoga instructor into holistic health and interested in the culinary world where she saw, learned and studied the power of plant-based ingredients to nourish and protect our skin. The first product she made (in her kitchen) was The Putty, and she made it for her yoga students who were dealing with skin issues. She and the brand have come a long way since then.

What you will find in Graydon SkinCare?

• Plant powered ingredients that have transformative, nutrient dense qualities that are easily absorbed so that your skin gets the nutrients it needs.
• Whenever possible, ingredients used are sourced organic plant based ingredients from Canadian growers and manufacturers such as broccoli and berry seeds oil. Outside of Canada, they have developed partnerships with fair trade farmers in India to source Ayurvedic ingredients such as rosewater. Another one of their favourite food grade ingredients is manuka honey (with bee venom) known for its anti-inflammatory healing ability, sourced from New Zealand.

I took prednisone at http://www.papsociety.org/prednisone/ for almost 2 years, it worked well against the suffering PMR I was almost rid of it and then had antibodies against a coagulation factor, so again with prednisone start with 80mg. and after half a year left off, completely, very slowly mined. I only suffer from moderate stiffness now. Otherwise OK.

My favourite Graydon products

By the end of our meeting I was convinced from what I had heard that Gradyon was right for Etiket, but then the next step was to try the products. I always try all products that we have in the store and then have members of my team try them to get their feedback. I happen to be very in to natural skincare these days. I like the texture, feel and smell and as I do take good care of my skin, I am looking more to maintain than to deal with skin problems like acne, or rosacea, okay maybe some age spots…..

One thing I am very big on these days is face oil. I like what they are all about and I also like the feel of them on the skin. There is great power in oils made with the right ingredients – antioxidant rich, soothing to the skin – the last thing they are is greasy or heavy, or at least not the ones we have at Etiket.
Serum_Wood_2_1024x1024Graydon’s is perfect. The Detox + Renew Serum, as it is called, does everything I think a face oil should do. This one is rich in antioxidants because of the Canadian raspberries, blueberries and cranberries. It also has other ingredients that help it to be anti-inflammatory and to help in combination with sun protection. AND it smells and feels beautiful and leaves no residue. Use it on its own or mixed in with your day or night cream. I like to use it as Graydon suggests in combination with the Face Food – a toner that like all of her products, is filled with ingredients that will make a difference in your skin and skin health.
Elements_3_1024x1024One of the other products that I loved is the Elements Sun Cream Complex. Although not officially an SPF product, with 12.5% nano zinc oxide, this will help in the protection of your skin not only from the sun, but also from other environmental pollutants. I like it because it doesn’t leave my skin all white – a problem with my fair skin that can happen often with physical sunscreens – and it isn’t heavy. Something as a man I think I may be more sensitive too, but who wants a heavy cream on their skin, especially in the heat of the summer?
All_Over_Soap_Wood_1_1024x1024There is a great All Over Soap & Shampoo that I love to leave in the shower because it is good to use on your body, face or hair. With the simpleness of the ingredients, and no harmful ingredients, it is a simple all-in-one product.
There is also a fabulous Hand & Foot Relief Cream. As a triathlete, I use and abuse my feet and this cream actually made a difference and did not leave my feet all greasy, which is a complaint of mine and often stops me from using a foot cream even though I need one.

I could continue with The Green Cream, the All Over Elixir Oil, the Aloe Cleanser, etc. If you are looking to try something new or to add to your regular skincare products, I would suggest you give Graydon a try. Used all together, the Graydon products will help you to have a complete, holistic and balanced approach to your everyday skincare regimen. Discover all of our Graydon Clinical Luxury products HERE.

Simon Tooley – Founder & Owner of Etiket

7 Skin Care Tips for Men

  1. Use a facial cleanser Gentleman, forget about the good ol’ bar of soap! ...

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Foaming Face Wash Consonant1. Use a facial cleanser
Gentleman, forget about the good ol’ bar of soap! When it comes to your face, use a cleanser for the skin. Soap is too harsh for your face – no matter how rugged you are – and it will dry out your skin.

2. It’s okay to moisturize!
Dehydrated skin isn’t sexy! Using a moisturiser diminishes signs of aging. Lines and wrinkles will become less apparent. Men have an unfair advantage – we hold collagen longer than women so the skin doesn’t show signs of aging as quickly. Sorry ladies! – women still need to moisturise more often!

SkinCeuticals Physical Fuison3. Yep! Even men need sunscreen….. all the time!
The sunrays will age you faster than anything else! Protecting your skin with appropriate sun block, every day, will not only slow down your skin’s aging process, it will help protect you against skin cancer. Melanoma is not a disease to be taken lightly. It may start on the skin but it spreads throughout the body. Protect your skin!

4. Eye contours require eye contour care
The skin around our eyes is very different from the skin on the rest of our face. It is thinner, more fragile and needs special protection. There are creams developed primarily for eye contour to provide our peepers with the best possible care.

avstbodyoil5. Hydrate the body
Body lotion is an essential ally for the man looking to provide his outer vessel with proper nourishment. Slathering on the right moisturizing lotion can help keep skin supple and delay the signs of aging. Look for speci c ingredients for speci c actions – such as vitamin A, C and E for anti-aging, or shea butter for intense hydrating.

vitaminbhand6. Mind your hands
Scaly hands are not sexy! Ask your wife, partner or lover as they experiment it… rst hand! Hand cream will provide your hands with the tenderness they de- serve. And if it’s a matter of smell or feel, know that non-scented and non-greasy products DO exist. Some high quality hand creams may even include AHA to counter lines and age spots. A tip: your hands do reveal your real age.

7. Care for your hair
Again, the bar of soap is your enemy, even if you have a crew cut! Always use a shampoo appropriate for your type of hair. Dry, greasy, with or without dandruff… there are shampoos for every type. Men who are experiencing hair loss or thinning hair will be hap- py to know specialized products can enhance/thicken the hair. And if you are the gym-every-day type of guy, use kinder shampoos for multiple washes. Your hair will thank you!

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