Everything ELLE Canada's beauty team can't live without.
Pantene Pro-V Intense Rescue Shots
Originally created to counter the damage caused by keratin treatments (also known as Brazilian blowouts) in Brazil, Pantene Pro-V Intense Rescue Shots ($8 for three) are coming to Canada—with an upgrade. A manufacturing breakthrough in Pantene’s Tokyo lab allowed the brand to include its highest-ever level of lipids (something that your overprocessed/overstyled hair is seriously lacking) in the product without it weighing down hair. The treatment is “virtually overdose-proof,” says Dr. Jeni Thomas, principal scientist at Pantene. “We tell people to feel free to saturate their hair—it is absorbed deeply, and the excess rinses away.”
Burt's Bees Liquid Lipsticks
At last an all-natural liquid lipstick that can hold its own against the traditional lot is here. Burt’s Bees Liquid Lipsticks ($15 each) are pigment packed (courtesy of iron oxides), hydrating but not sticky (thank you, apricot oil) and free of synthetic polymers (so don’t expect any days-long-wear claims, but we found that they held up through lunch just fine). “We use the same principles to formulate our cosmetics as we do for our skincare, using ingredients that are going to nourish your skin,” says Abena Antwi, chemist and innovation lead at Burt’s Bees. “You’re not just getting colour cosmetics but colour with care.”