January is a great time to set goals and make commitments to yourself, and your skin care and beauty routine is no exception. With winter in full swing, you’ll want to look for products that make you feel luxe and pampered (the best kind of self-care) and also those that can give your skin an added boost of hydration. Starting a new routine now means your skin will be at its best in time for your summer wedding. These are the products you need to get through the month of January.
Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Cleansing Ritual
Charlotte Tilbury has a serious knack for creating products that deliver the most divine glow, which is why it’s only fitting that she come out with not one, but two new products with the word “goddess” in the name. The pair of products are meant to be used together in a two-step process. Makeup is removed with the Citrus Oil Radiance Cleanse, and once that’s all gone, you go in with the Purifying Charcoal Cleanse to ensure any impurities are fully removed from your pores. The set also comes with a muslin cloth—a must to get spa-like results. The process leaves your skin feeling clean, soft and radiant.
Storie Veneziane by Valmont
Fragrance is a super important wedding day consideration and we’ve recently discovered a set of scents that are absolutely perfect for a big celebration. The Storie Veneziane collection from Valmont, which includes five unique “Venetian Stories,” has fragrances to suit every style of bride. The perfumes evoke different moods, ranging from sexy and provocative to light and spring-like. Each bottle is decorated with a Murano mask in a different colour, which would look gorgeous in wedding photos (and on your vanity beyond the big day).
Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance Moisturizer
Dermalogica’s newly reformulated Intensive Moisture Balance moisturizer is the ideal winter solution for anyone who is prone to dry skin. In addition to rehydrating, it supports the skin’s barrier lipids, which are critical for locking moisture in and keeping irritants out. A prebiotic chlorella algae complex helps to balance the skin, while hyaluronic acid combined with echinacea, centella asiatica and aloe vera works to up moisture content and reduce the appearance of fine lines, ensuring that skin is flawless and glowing for the big day.
$69 for 50mL or $111 for 100 mL, dermalogica.ca
Radford 24K Gold Hydrogel Eye Mask
Face masks are one of our favourite things to incorporate into a pampering routine. Masks we’re particularly obsessed with at the moment are those that target specific areas of the face. The Radford 24k gold hydrogel eye masks contain peptides and antioxidants to smooth out any fine lines that can occur underneath the eyes. Pop these 24-karat gold beauties on before your wedding makeup application to ensure your peepers are primed and photo-ready.
Kerastase Masque Chromatique
If you’re a bride who’s looking to colour her hair prior to the wedding, the Kerastase Masque Chromatique is one product you definitely need to try. This rich hair mask has multiple benefits, including keeping your colour vibrant for longer, as well as leaving your hair ultra-smooth and soft, something you need if your locks have been heavily processed.
Sigma Beauty Brushes
Sigma Beauty, the beauty brand that’s been raved about by YouTubers for years, is known for its affordable brush line. Luckily for Canadians, this line has finally made its way into stores and online at Canadian salon Caryl Baker Visage. You can finally get your hands on beloved brushes such as the F80 Flat Kabuki brush and the E25 Blending Brush, essentials for any bride doing her own wedding day makeup.
From $19, carylbakervisage.com
Bastide Rose Olivier line
Bastide, a 25 year-old brand based in Aix-en-Provence, France, was recently bought by hair maestro Frédéric Fekkai, who was born and raised in the same town. One of the scents that is quickly becoming iconic for the brand is Rose Olivier, an intoxicatingly beautiful blend of Centifolia rose, olive leaf, lychee and amber. Inspired by the uncommon occurence of a rose bush growing around a tree’s trunk and roots, the scent comes in an eau du toilette, body wash, bar soap and travel-sized fragrance pen. The Rose Olivier scent smells as luxe as laying in a bed of roses, and is the perfect gift for either yourself or your bridesmaids.
From $11, holtrenfrew.com
Weleda Skin Food Lip Butter
Dry lips are one the many nuisances that come with winter in Canada, and keeping your pucker moisturized and kissable is absolutely paramount for the big day. Luckily, natural skincare line Weleda, known for its cult-fave Skin Food moisturizer, has just come out with a lip butter in the same Skin Food family, along with two other products: the Skin Food Body Butter and Skin Food Light. The lip butter includes nourishing sunflower seed oil and chamomile and calendula extract to help moisturize even the driest pout. This is an ideal product to incorporate into your pre-wedding skincare routine to ensure your lips are perfectly primed for that first kiss.