Pai Skincare's Impossible Glow drops
Makeup

Three Ways to Use the Impossible Glow Drops

Have you heard of Pai Skincare's Impossible Glow Drops? Learn how to customize this liquid highlighter to get your glow in time for summer!

Have you tried the Impossible Glow drops from Pai Skincare? The brand first launched this skincare-makeup hybrid product back in 2021. It was so well received that Pai decided to launch two new shades: Champagne and Rose Gold. These highlighters offer a lit-from-within glow in just a few drops. With summer just around the corner, and bronzed, glowing skin making its comeback, we’ve decided to share with you three ways to use the Impossible Glow drops.

1.  For subtle radiance, add one drop to your daily moisturizer or SPF.

2. For a more intense glow, massage one to two drops directly onto skin.

3. For a lit-from-within highlight, gently dab on the high points of the face and body.

Pro tip: add a few drops to your body lotion and apply to the legs, shoulders and collarbone for an irresistible glow.

Which shade is best for me?

Although all shades work for all skin tones, you may be wondering which one would complement your skin tone the best. If that’s the case, here are Pai Skincare’s suggestions:

  • If your skin has pink undertones, you might prefer the Rose Gold shade.
  • If your skin has more yellow undertones, you might prefer the Champagne shade.
  • If you’re looking for a warm, sunkissed glow, go for the original shade: Bronze.

Pai’s pro tip? Experiment! All shades work for all skin tones – it’s all about finding the right application to create the effect you’re after.

Shop this product online at etiket.ca or stop by our boutique!

SKINCARE PRODUCTS FOR ROSACEA-PRONE SKIN
Skin Care

Skincare Products for Rosacea-Prone Skin

A skincare routine for rosacea-prone skin...

Did you know that April is considered Rosacea Month?

If you or someone you know suffers from Rosacea, you know how difficult it can be to manage it. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this skin condition, it is characterized by redness on the face, small dilated blood vessels, pustules and swelling. Rosacea affects all ages and more than 3 million people in Canada alone.

It is not known what causes rosacea, and there is currently no cure. There are, however, products that can help manage this condition over time. We asked our Holistic Aesthetician Jordanna to share the products she recommends to her clients for calming rosacea-prone skin.


I always tell my clients to look at their lifestyle habits; do certain foods create more redness and sensitivity (red wine, spicy food, diary, sugar, etc.)? Hot showers and saunas can also trigger rosacea. 


For people with a compromised skin barrier, skin care should be gentle and soothing to calm down the inflammation. Face washing should be done outside of the shower using a sensitive skin cloth and tepid water. When washing your face in the shower, the pressure is often too hard and the temperature too hot!

Here are some products I recommend to promote a healthy skin barrier, overtime strengthening the skin and creating skin longevity. 

CLEANSERS

The first step is the most important one, cleansing the skin. Look for cleansers that are gentle and hydrating, this will balance the PH of the skin without stripping it of its natural oils. Tata Harper’s SuperKind Softening Cleanser has a soothing effect and leaves the skin hydrated and calm. This cleanser can be used morning and night to jump start your skincare routine. 

TONER/ESSENCE/MIST

One of the most common questions I get is, “do I need to use a toner (aka essence, mist, tonic, etc.)?” ABSOLUTELY! A toner will once balance your PH (so you’re not too acidic and too alkaline) and prepare the skin receive the following products and keep them locked in. Pai Skincare’s Century Flower Lotus and Orange Blossom Soothing Tonic is a best seller amongst those with sensitive skin and even those without. The smell is subtle and fresh, this product helps calm and hydrate post cleanse. 

EXFOLIANTS

Most people who have rosacea are too sensitive for a physical exfoliant (scrubs), which is why I recommend opting for a chemical one. When looking for chemical exfoliants, it is better to use ones that contain AHAs to help renew and regenerate the skin. Tata Harper SuperKind Radiance Mask is a mask that exfoliates the skin gently, once again helping strengthen the skin barrier. You can use this product twice a week to see a noticeable difference in reduced redness and overall glow.

OILS

Using oils on the skin is highly recommended to help balance your skin’s oil production. Whether you’re dry, oily or dehydrated, there is a face oil for you. The Light Fantastic by Pai Skincare is a morning and night time oil made with ceramides to help strengthen the skin. This light odourless oil is best for sensitive and reactive skin, making it a must as your last step in your routine. 

SUNSCREEN

As previously mentioned, sun exposure can trigger rosacea. Everyone needs to be using a good sunscreen, no matter where you live or what time of year it is. Colorescience’s All Calm SPF 50 is a great way to treat the rosacea, balance complexion and protect the skin from environmental damage. For those who are looking for a lighter transparent sunscreen, try Coola’s Fragrance Free Classic Face SPF 50

TREATMENTS

Tata Harper’s SuperKind facial is specifically created for those with rosacea and sensitive skin. During the treatment, we use the entire Tata Harper Superkind line, reflexology and gua sha spoon lymphatic draining massage to bring life back to the skin. 

Shop this rosacea skincare routine online at etiket.ca or stop by the store!

Augustinus Bader is launching at Etiket!
Skin Care

All About Augustinus Bader: The Latest Brand to Launch at Etiket

The world of Augustinus Bader...

Have you heard of the cult skincare brand Augustinus Bader? Their face creams, specifically, have been touted by beauty editors and celebrities alike as the best moisturizers money can buy. Why should this brand be on your radar? Well, we’re excited to announce that the Augustinus Bader line will be launching at Etiket! Let’s discover the collection together.

ABOUT THE BRAND

Founded by biomedical scientist Professor Augustinus Bader, the Augustinus Bader brand found overnight success based on 30+ years of research in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine.

In a career that has spanned the globe, the German-born Professor has spent over 30 years researching and developing technologies that activate and harness In a career that has spanned the globe, the German-born Professor has spent over 30 years researching and developing technologies that activate and harness the human body’s capacity to heal, with a focus on the reawakening of cells that become dormant due to aging or trauma. In 2008 he developed a groundbreaking Wound Gel that heals severe skin traumas without the need for surgery or skin grafts. It is this revolutionary technique that inspired Augustinus Bader skincare.

Bader’s business partner Charles Rosier was initially impressed by his work and encouraged Bader to create skincare for the masses to help fund his medical research. The first products to launch were The Cream and The Rich Cream. Both have now won multiple awards – and make radiant, healthy skin accessible and simple.

Over the years, demand for Bader’s products soared on the back of old-fashioned word of mouth. There were no paid placements, big marketing campaigns or pretty packaging – it was the results that spoke for themselves.

WHAT MAKES THE BRAND DIFFERENT?

As we previously mentioned, the success of the brand is based on word of mouth, encouraged by results. Augustinus Bader’s extensive experience in the field of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine has allowed him to create a product line that delivers real results to those who adhere to his 27-day plan. Originally developed to treat wounds, these products harness the power of amino acids and nutrients already native to skin, to nourish and revitalize your complexion. They also get to work stimulating collagen to minimize fine lines and swiftly restore elasticity.

The Bader formula is powered by Professor Bader’s patented TFC8® (Trigger Factor Complex 8) – a cocktail of more than 40 different ingredients that include vitamins, amino acids and molecules naturally found in the body, to name a few. TFC8® was inspired by Bader’s over 30+ years of research and innovation in wound repair and cellular regeneration. It works by guiding key nutrients to the cells, creating an ideal environment for your skin to naturally renew. The result? Better hydration, skin strength and firmness. The support of cell turnover also helps improve vibrancy and luminosity, as well as address issues like fine lines, dark spots and visible pores.

WHY IS THERE A 27 DAY JOURNEY?

This comes down to the fact that every skin cell in the human body is naturally regenerated over 27 days, so this is when you’ll see results. Over this time period, you can expect your complexion to become more hydrated, and to look and feel renewed with an unbeatable glow.

STAR PRODUCTS

While all of the Augustinus Bader products have enjoyed success, it is impossible to read about the brand without mention of the face creams. Two moisturizers have propelled the brand to the top of the charts: The Cream and The Rich Cream. The Cream has a lighter texture, and may be better suited for oily, combination skin types, as well as those who suffer from acne and congested skin. The Rich Cream on the other hand, would be better suited for those with normal to dry skin. Celebrities like Kate Bosworth, Diane Kruger and Victoria Beckham all rave about these moisturizers. Clinical trials also back up the hype: 97% of testers agreed skin tone and texture was visibly improved, while 96% said their skin looked healthier after using both The Cream and The Rich Cream. Testers also noted an improvement in the appearance of wrinkles by more than 160% over a day to day period.

Some of the other star products include Augustinus Bader’s The Eye Cream, The Serum, The Essence, The Body Cream, The Face Oil and The Cleansing Balm.

WHO IS IT FOR?

Given the minimal range, you’d think it would only be suitable for a handful of people. However, thanks to their 100% paraben-free and fragrance-free formulas, all skin types can get on board, including overly sensitive ones.

SUSTAINABILITY

One more thing to love about Augustinus Bader is that they are guided by a core set of green values. Sustainability is very important to the brand and is integrated in everything from their clean ingredients, to their eco-conscious packaging.

CLEAN INGREDIENTS

Their products contain the highest quality ingredients – high potency botanicals and clean actives. They’re also 100% free of parabens, fragrance, SLS, SLES, and DEA, heavy metals, talc, petrolatum/paraffin/mineral oil, and do not contain unnecessary preservatives, solvents, and emulsifiers.

Augustinus Bader also vows to use ingredients that are sustainably sourced, clean, and bio-engineered where possible to reduce environmental impact.

PACKAGING

Augustinus Bader has created refills for both The Eye Cream and The Serum to encourage recycling of their products. Furthermore, an estimated 80% of their primary containers are fully recyclable, and an estimated 90% of their secondary containers are fully recyclable. They also use FSC Certified paper.

An estimated 70% of their packaging is plastic-free, and they continue to move toward more sustainable materials such as ECOCERT/COSMOS certified glass, and transitioning all packaging to being post-consumer recycled. Their packaging is ECOCERT/COSMOS certified where possible.

Augustinus Bader also works with The World Land Trust and The Woodland Trust to measure, reduce, and offset the carbon footprint from their paper usage, with the aim of going carbon neutral in 2022.

Shop Augustinus Bader at etiket.ca or in-store!

Jordanna's Spring Reset Routine
Hair Care

Jordanna’s Spring Routine

Etiket's holistic aesthetician shares her favourite tips and products for the upcoming season.

A change of season is upon us, and with that comes the need to adjust our skincare and wellness routine. 

We asked Jordanna Kavannat, Etiket’s holistic aesthetician and Tata Harper Spa Specialist, to tell us what this change of season means for her.

“Spring is a beautiful time to awaken your spirit and to make self-care through skincare a more sacred practice. In Chinese medicine, the term ‘shen’ means to glow or light from within. Below are my favourite tips and products to help your ‘shen’ shine brightly this spring!”, says Jordanna.

WAKING UP

“I start my day with some kind of physical activity. Sweating and moving my body in the morning helps the flow of our lymphatic system and is a great way to release endorphins (happy vibes).”

POST WORKOUT

A green smoothie with the Agent Nateur (Holi) Mane collagen is a great way to start the day with good nutrition. I find it helps me make better choices throughout the day.”

SHOWER TIME AND BATH ROUTINES

“The Lovefresh Vanilla Coffee Bar Soap gets rid of dead skin cells, helping regenerate your skin, and the coffee can help tighten skin and reduce cellulite. It’s like a morning cup of java!”

“I also love using the new Smoothing Body Brush from NUORI before my shower. Daily dry brushing of the body has been proven to boost microcirculation, stimulate the lymphatic system, and improve the removal of toxins”, adds Jordanna.

“My bath time routine includes Bathorium Charcoal Garden Detox Crush bath salts. Epsom salts + french sea salts relax your aching muscles. Wonderful for muscle tension”.

HAIRCARE

“Now that our winter hats are coming off, I use Rahua’s Founder’s Blend Hair and Scalp Treatment to treat the scalp first. I follow that with their Hydration Shampoo and Conditioner for beautiful healthy hair and finish off with the Leave-in Treatment Light to help with wash and wear. I love that Rahua products use refillable pouches!”

BODY CARE

“As the winter layers gradually come off, I use Agent Nateur’s body (oil) to get ready for the warmer weather. I LOVE the smell of this product; it has caffeine and vitamin c, which gives noticeably great results.”

FACIAL CARE

“For me, it’s always Tata Harper. I modify my skincare regimen depending on the condition of my skin and the temperature outside. The Regenerating Cleanser is great to exfoliate the skin from the cold winter weather; it’s all about regeneration!”

“The Tata Harper Illuminating Moisturizer is another favourite for daytime as it makes my skin radiate.”

“And finally, with our masks coming off, let’s talk lips! The ILIA Lip Wrap Reviving Balm is a luxurious daytime lip treatment. I’m obsessed!”

TREATMENT

”My favourite treatment to detox the body, face and soul at this time of year is the Deluxe Detox Body Treatment & Facial from Tata Harper, it’s a stimulating and purifying treatment that will reawaken your senses.”

Deluxe Detox Body Treatment & Facial: 90 minutes | $275.00

Visit etiket.ca to shop Jordanna’s routine, or visit us in the store!

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.

Visit etiket.ca or stop by our boutique to shop my winter vacation essentials!

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

Visit etiket.ca or stop by our boutique to shop your sunscreen essentials!

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]

Visit etiket.ca or stop by our boutique to shop this new launch!

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!

Visit our website at etiket.ca or stop by the store to shop these products!

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!

Shop these new launches online at etiket.ca or in-store!

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

Shop all of our products online at etiket.ca and in-store!

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]

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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