Great skin is the key to great makeup and this month our focus is on great skincare and things we are loving to achieve complexion perfection. The right mask, serum, cleanser, moisturizer, SPF and foundation will ensure a flawless face, and upping your regime is the perfect thing to do with a little more time on your hands and less-makeup-wearing days.
Chanel Hydra Beauty Camellia Repair Mask Boosted with Camellia Wax, Hyaluronic Acid and glycerin this ultra-creamy mask delivers an instant glow and plumping effect to skin. Leave on for 10 minutes and rinse to treat skin to a hydrating boost or apply a thin layer and leave overnight for a more intense facial treatment. $85, chanel.com (launches June 1)
Laneige Glowy Makeup Serum Use this feather weight serum a final step in your skin routine (after moisturizer, before sunscreen) to prime skin for makeup application and imbue a dewy finish. Formulated with diamond mineral powder it’s also great for no-makeup days when you want your skin to shine extra-bright. $43, laneige.com
NeoStrata Overnight Anti-Pollution Treatment Erase daily skin damage with the wonderous gel cream that repairs skin while you sleep. Pollutants can stress and age the skin and this aims to turn back the clock overnight via a potent blend of polyhydroxy acids that exfoliates and promotes cell renewal and rejuvenation. $58, neostrata.ca
Eau de Thermal Avéne High-Protection Tinted Compact SPF 50 This is a tried and true favourite for the summer months and we love that Avene is dedicated to skin cancer awareness and protection—this is one of the brands hero products for sun defensive. It’s perfect for intolerant and sensitive skin, water resistant and so easy to use—smooth on skin much like a foundation and your skin will glow and be perfectly protected. $35, avene.ca
Dermalogica Retinol Clearing Oil This revolutionary oil is focused on clearing and controlling breakouts and anti-aging—how genius! Salicylic Acid helps prevent pimples and potent, time-released Retinol reduces fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. Apply at night and marvel at how incredible your skin looks in the A.M. $110, dermalogica.ca
Radford 24K Gold Hydrogel Face Mask This sheet mask created by Toronto-skin guru and facialist extraordinare Victoria Radford already has a cult following but has just been relaunched and reformulated and it truly is a power-dose of hydration and regeneration for the skin. Hylaronic acid, carob seed and sea moss pack a potent punch and deliver deep moisturizing and plumping effects to the skin. Leave on for 15-30 minutes and you’ll glow like a star. $16 each, victoriaradford.com
Beautycounter Skin Twin Featherweight Foundation Perfect your natural base with this super-light foundation that comes in 18 shades and provides sheer-but-buildable coverage. It’s also packed with hero ingredients like hyaluronic acid so it feels more like a moisturizer than a base on your skin. $56, beautycounter.com
CeraVe Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum A new favourite from this dermatologist-created brand that we can’t live without! This velvet-smooth serum is formulated with three essential ceramides and vitamin B5 to deliver a major shot of moisture to your skin. $27, cerave.ca
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