Beauty
Mar 16, 2016

26 beauty game changers you need to know

By: Vanessa Craft, Victoria DiPlacido and Carli Whitwell

Author: Elle Canada

Beauty
Mar 16, 2016

26 beauty game changers you need to know

By: Vanessa Craft, Victoria DiPlacido and Carli Whitwell

 

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26 beauty game changers

Beauty game changers

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26 beauty game changers

Beauty game changer: Hair

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26 beauty game changers

Beauty game changer: Hair

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26 beauty game changers

Hair care: Nexxus

Nexxus Emergencée Reconstructing Treatment uses marine collagen to help prevent breakage. Nexxus Emergencée Reconstructing Treatment ($20), at drugstores and mass-market retailers. READ MORE: 10 must-have beauty products made with roses

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Hair care: Living Proof

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Fresh Cut Split End Mender uses “zip” technology—tiny ionically charged capsules—to seal split ends. Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Fresh Cut Split End Mender ($32), at sephora.ca. READ MORE: 12 beauty products that sound good enough to eat

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Hair: AG

AG Dry Wax has keratin-boosting seaberry oil to hold hair without stiffness. AG Dry Wax ($26), at select salons across Canada. READ MORE: The liberating power of a statement haircut

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Hair care: Pantene

“Niacinamide, caffeine and panthenol combined have been shown to improve the appearance of hair thickness by increasing the fibre diameter,” says Dr. Rolanda Johnson Wilkerson, principal scientist for Pantene Pro-V. Pantene Expert Age Defy Shampoo uses conditioning fatty alcohols (which penetrate the hair shaft) suspended in cleansing molecules. Pantene Pro-V. Pantene Expert Age Defy Shampoo ($10), at drugstores and mass-market retailers. READ MORE: The most soothing hair products

By: ELLE Canada Source: Courtesy of Pantene Credits: ELLE Canada

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Hair: Sebastian Professional

The volcanic ash in Sebastian Eruptek Volcanic Ash Paste acts as a high-octane oil absorber. Sebastian Eruptek Volcanic Ash Paste ($25), at sebastianprofessional.com. READ MORE: The right way to spray perfume in your hair

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Hair: StriVectin

StriVectin Hair Max Volume Conditioner harnesses a niacin complex, a derivative of vitamin B3 combined with soy and vegetable proteins, to make hair stronger. StriVectin Hair Max Volume Conditioner ($23), at beautyboutique.ca. READ MORE: Prada has six new fragrances

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Beauty game changer: Unwash

Unwash Dry Cleanser ($28), at unwash.com. READ MORE: ELLE Canada editors reveal their must-have date night beauty products

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Beauty game changer: Foundation

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Beauty game changer: Foundation

Buying foundation is the beauty equivalent of buying jeans: It’s hard to find something that fits, and the idea of trying them all on is exhausting. But with these latest formulas, it’s easy to find the perfect match. READ MORE: Everything you need to know about using colour correctors

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Beauty game changer: Giorgio Armani

If you want to look glow-y (but not greasy), the oil-based Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow has sebum-absorbing fillers made of aerogel—the same material NASA uses to collect interstellar dust—that can hold up to four times their weight, so pigment stays in place. Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow ($68), at holtrenfrew.com. READ MORE: 6 beauty hacks to get you through a date without a purse full of products

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Beauty game changer: YSL Beauté

YSL Beauté Touche Éclat Le Teint bottles the glow of the brand’s highlighter as well as its Anti-Fatigue Complex to keep your skin looking alive, even when you might not be feeling it. (Hi, Monday). YSL Beauté Touche Éclat Le Teint ($64), at holtrenfrew.com. READ MORE: 8 facial cleansing brushes you need to try

By: ELLE Canada Source: Courtesy of YSL Credits: ELLE Canada

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Beauty game changer: Lancôme

For darker skin tones, try Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H; its deeper shades are formulated with a blue pigment to keep colour vibrant and never ashy. Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H ($47), at lancome.ca. READ MORE: The best new foundation is actually a "skin tint"

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Beauty game changer: The Body Shop

And if your skin tends to change colour a little with the seasons, there’s The Body Shop Shade Adjusting Drops. The Body Shop Darkening Shade Adjusting Drops ($22), at thebodyshop.ca.   READ MORE: The definitive guide to spring/summer 2016 beauty trends

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Beauty game changer: The Body Shop

The Body Shop Lightening Shade Adjusting Drops ($22), at thebodyshop.ca. READ MORE: Products ELLE Canada's beauty team can't live without

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Beauty game changer: Charlotte Tilbury

“My mother always said that sun is beauty suicide,” says fair-skinned Charlotte Tilbury, who made sure to include an SPF 15 in Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation. The weightless yet full-coverage skin fix has a range of shades for all skin tones—from Lily Cole to Lupita Nyong’o. Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation ($49), at charlottetilbury.com. READ MORE: 11 beauty products you don't know you want yet

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Beauty game changer: Skincare

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Beauty game changer: Skincare

Skincare innovations now come via sophisticated delivery systems and tweaks to gold-standard ingredients. READ MORE: 10 must-have beauty products made with roses

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Beauty game changer: Hylamide

Hyaluronic acid can visibly plump skin—but with a caveat. “Delivery systems are so advanced today,” says Brandon Truaxe, founder of Deciem, a company that owns several brands, including Hylamide. “Companies can make the particle sizes small enough to penetrate skin; the challenge is how to stop them at a certain level [to deliver benefits to the right places].” Cue Hylamide Booster Low-Molecular HA, which has five different hyaluronic complexes to target varying skin depths. Hylamide Booster Low-Molecular HA ($20), at hylamide.com. READ MORE: 6 facals to try in Toronto

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Beauty game changer: Philosophy

In Philosophy The Microdelivery Overnight Anti-Aging Peel ($89), exfoliating glycolic, lactic and salicylic acids are tempered with an echinacea-infused night cream. Philosophy The Microdelivery Overnight Anti-Aging Peel ($89), at sephora.ca. READ MORE: 10 must-know beauty tips for wearing makeup when you’re sick

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Beauty game changer: NeoStrata

NeoStrata All-in-One Night Serum encapsulates retinol “to allow for an easier penetration into the deeper layers of the epidermis,” says research chemist Nick Dat Ngo. “It doesn’t leave a [potentially irritating] accumulation of retinol on the surface.” NeoStrata All-in-One Night Serum ($86), at drugstores and mass-market retailers. READ MORE: 8 facial cleansing brushes you need to try

By: ELLE Canada Source: Courtesy of NeoStrata Credits: ELLE Canada

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Beauty game changer: Neutrogena

The brightening vitamin C in Neutrogena Triple Age Repair reduces the look of hyperpigmentation. Neutrogena Triple Age Repair ($37), at drugstores and mass-market retailers. READ MORE: 10 must-have beauty products made with roses

By: ELLE Canada Source: Courtesy of Neutrogena Credits: ELLE Canada

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Beauty game changer: Dr. Dennis Gross

In Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Peel, retinol meets ferulic acid, a plant-based antioxidant that boosts collagen and cell turnover without causing redness. Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Peel ($110), at sephora.ca. READ MORE: 6 beauty hacks to get you through a date without a purse full of products

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Beauty game changer: Rodan + Fields

Rodan + Fields Redefine Acute Care Skincare for Expression Lines pours hyaluronic acid into hundreds of wrinkle-smoothing microscopic “liquid cones.” Rodan + Fields Redefine Acute Care Skincare for Expression Lines ($253 for 10 pairs of strips), at rodanandfields.com/ca. READ MORE: The definitive guide to spring/summer 2016 beauty trends

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Beauty game changer: Masks

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26 beauty game changers

Beauty game changer: Masks

Masks have come a long way since the cucumber peel-off ones popular at ’90s sleepovers. South Korea, birthplace of the beauty-game-changing sheet mask, continues to be an innovator and influencer. READ MORE: 12 beauty products that sound good enough to eat

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Beauty game changers: TonyMoly

TonyMoly Red Cheeks Girl’s Patch contains cucumber extract to soothe flushed cheeks, ideal if your skin is prone to redness. TonyMoly Red Cheeks Girl's Patch ($4.26), kollectionk.com. READ MORE: The right way to use multiple active skincare ingredients at a time

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Beauty game changer: Benefit Cosmetics

If your skin is on the oily side, try Benefit POREfessional Instant Wipeout Mask. It contains mushroom extract to clarify pores; after 10 minutes, flip the mask over to exfoliate. Benefit POREfessional Instant Wipeout Mask ($42), at sephora.ca. READ MORE: 10 must-have beauty products made with roses

By: ELLE Canada Source: Courtesy of Benefit Cometics Credits: ELLE Canada

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Beauty game changers: Blithe

No time? Blithe Patting Splash Mask will give you spa-day levels of radiance in 30 seconds thanks to natural exfoliator lactic acid. Blithe Patting Splash Mask ($67), at glowreciple.com. READ MORE: Shadow sticks are the best thing to ever happen to eyeshadow

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Beauty game changer: Lindsay

Rubber masks, like the antioxidant- and fatty-acid-rich Lindsay Cool (Tea-Tree) Modeling Rubber Mask ($8.30), go on like a paste and then solidify. “They are particularly well loved in Korean spas for the intense hydration and nourishment they deliver,” says Alicia Yoon, founder of K-beauty (Korean skincare) online store Peach & Lily, adding that the bandage-like layer the mask forms helps push ingredients into the skin. Lindsay Cool (Tea-Tree) Modeling Rubber Mask ($8.30), at glowrecipe.com. READ MORE: Makeup you can wear to the gym (seriously)

By: ELLE Canada Source: Courtesy of Lindsay Credits: ELLE Canada

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Beauty game changer: Sarah Chapman

Sarah Chapman Spot Stickers contain salicylic acid to treat blemishes and grape-seed and soy oils to reduce scarring. Sarah Chapman Spot Stickers ($40 for 16), at net-a-porter.com. READ MORE: Prada has six new fragrances

By: ELLE Canada Source: Courtesy of net-a-porter.com Credits: ELLE Canada

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Beauty game changer: Patchology

Stick-on Patchology FlashPatch Lip Gels promise to soften and plump fine lines—and they’re fun to play with! Stick-on Patchology FlashPatch Lip Gels ($60), at murale.ca. READ MORE: Derek Lam's new fragrance collection has 10 signature scents

By: ELLE Canada Source: Courtesy of Patchology Credits: ELLE Canada

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Beauty game changer: Mizon

The hyaluronic-acid-heavy Mizon Intensive Skin Barrier Eye Gel Mask looks like a disguise a superhero would wear—to save the world from dehydration. Mizon Intensive Skin Barrier Eye Gel Mask ($6.85), at peachandlily.com. READ MORE: Alexander McQueen is launching a new fragrance

By: ELLE Canada Source: Courtesy of Mizon Credits: ELLE Canada
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