What it is: A collection of concealers formulated with Optimal Diffusion powder, which helps to blur and cover imperfections.
Hyaluronic acid, peptides and skin-nourishing vitamins and anti-oxidants round out the mix to leave skin better than before application. Available in 16 skin tone-matching shades.
Beauty bonus: Smooth to apply and very blendable, this concealer is a nice formula.
Beauty bummer: While this concealer is billed as full coverage, we did have a couple stubborn spots that peeked through a bit. But honestly, this wasn't so much of a bummer for us. A little variation in skin pigment makes faces look human and not like plastic.
Overall: We've all tried those concealer that leave eyes looking like they are made of slightly glossy crepe paper. All of our fine lines laid bare – hello, nightmare!
This concealer manages to do the opposite. The product skips the cake-y, heavy look of other concealers and feels very light weight on the skin.
We found a brush or finger application and sponge to blend worked well. As with any cream product, a powder is needed to set the product to prevent creasing, but after doing this, we were good to go for the entire day.
Would recommend? Yes. It offers natural, buildable coverage that can conceal even the most stubborn of spots.
Where to buy: Hudson's Bay, Sephora
What it is: A powder-format facial exfoliator that, when mixed with water, creates a paste to gently scrub away dead skin cells.
The "highly active resurfacer" ingredients including Activated Binchotan Charcoal to leave skin brighter, more smooth and protected against damaging pollutants.
Beauty bonus: Along with leaving the natural moisture barrier of skin intact, this scrub leaves skin feeling squeaky clean. We're into that. In a big way.
Beauty bummer: A small complaint because the scent is really quite mild, but it's a little on the powdery side.
Overall: When we poured this scrub into our hands we weren't sure it was going to be exfoliating enough for us because the dark grey granules feels super fin. We were wrong!
The micro-scrubbers in this formula mean business! (And a little goes a long way!)
This scrub makes skin feel buttery smooth. It's not harsh or abrasive at all, and can be used every day.
The scrub gently exfoliates to leave skin glowing — without feeling stripped. If your facial cleanser doesn't have exfoliators, or you just need a little more for the winter months, this one is a great choice.
Would recommend? Yes. Our skin felt unbelievably soft post-use.
Where to buy: dermalogica.ca, Beauty Mark