Looks from Acne, Dior, Givenchy, Chanel and more.
Thick and full boy brows, flat-ironed hair and a statement purple lip was the look at Acne Studios.
Luminous, glossy cheekbones were all the rage on the runway at Balmain, so don't retire your strobing cream just yet.
Models' pouts were pampered with a youthful, ultra-shiny berry gloss – it reminds us of a shade we might have kept in our pencil case in elementary school.
Business in the front, party in the back! The slicked buns on the Dior runway weren't as prim as they looked, when the underside revealed four immaculate plaits. We know this look will be a summer staple when humidity levels are through the roof.
The hair at Elie Saab was sleek and straight, however, the simple move of tucking strands behind the ear elevated the look. We're also lusting over the soft pink pearlized lip, '70s shades and opulent earrings.
We loved the undone, lazy-girl-friendly braids at Etam. It's the perfect option when you find yourself in a summer hair rut. We can't wait to rock them with a pair of oversized aviators and the faint smell of sunscreen.
"Star Trek" meets "That '70s Show". While this look might not be for everyone, we couldn't help but fawn over the precision placement of the bangs.
Proof that the low pony never goes out of style.
Don't throw out your holiday glitter on boxing day. Lips at Manish Arora were garnished with metallic gloss, and paired with bushy, brushed-up brows.
Virgil Abloh's inspiration for spring/summer 2017 was the modern, empowered woman. The powerful collection was topped off with this unique hairstyle, reminiscent of the alt-Instagram girl.
Up your costume game on October 31st.
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As we age, plushy collagen and taut elastin fibres break down and skin loses it's elasticity. These ingredients can help bring back the glory days of youth.
Peptides are the naturally occurring building blocks of protein in skin. We don’t necessarily become deficient in them as we age, but introducing more into our routine is beneficial because of a specific receptor in the cell. “They stimulate collagen in a very unique way,” says Dr. Dennis Gross, a dermatologist based in New York. “The more receptors you put to work, the more firming you’ll see. If your concern is wrinkles or laxity, then it’s an important ingredient to look for in your products.” With consistent use, expect to see changes after one month.
Dr. Dennis Gross Firming Peptide Milk ($78), at sephora.com.
The Ordinary “Buffet” Multi-Technology Peptide Serum ($14.80), at ordinaries.com.
Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule found in connective tissues that supports skin due to its ability to bind water, says Dr. Kucy Pon, a Toronto-based dermatologist. “Creams that contain hyaluronic acid can improve hydration of the outer layer of skin and give a softer, smoother appearance,” she says. “When skin is well hydrated, the look of fine lines and wrinkles may also be improved.” Look for hyaluronic acid and/or sodium hyaluronic on an ingredient list.
Lierac Paris Hydragenist Moisturizing Rescue Balm ($70), at lierac.ca.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel ($25), at shoppersdrugmart.ca.
Ceramides are waxy lipids in the top layer of skin that act as a protective barrier and help retain water. The production of ceramides declines with age, compromising the skin barrier. “This can let in harmful environmental components and lead to inflammation,” says Gross. “An intact barrier is also essential for the delivery of other anti-aging ingredients.” On a label, look for ceramide NG, AP or EOP, ceramide 2/ceramide NS, ceramide 3/ceramide NP, sphingolipids or phospholipids.
SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 ($140), skinceuticals.com.
Ren Flash Hydro-Boost Instant Plumping Emulsion ($52), sephora.ca.
B vitamins have an essential role in the body. “Topically applied, niacinamide [a type of B vitamin] perfects the skin, strengthens the cell membrane, combats acne and controls hyperpigmentation,” says Gross. Retinol and niacinamide work exceptionally well together. Look for names like riboflavin (B2), niacinamide (B3), panthenol (B5) and biotin (B7).
Kat Burki Complete B Bio-Correcting Face Crème ($430), at murale.ca.
AlumierMD AluminEye ($80), at alumiermd.com.