This year, we’re making our spring clean personal and swapping in the latest skin care products for last season’s scraped-to-the-bottom cleansers and serums. From just-launched natural and non-toxic skin care lines to the tried-and-true beauty staples of Brit celebs that are finally making their way across the pond, we’ve rounded up the top new skin care lines (and buzzed-about favourites!) to introduce to your beauty regimen this spring.
New skin care line: La Prairie Cellular Mineral Body Exfoliator and Cellular Mineral Face Exfoliator
The back story: The holy grail of luxe skin care, La Prairie has come up with a line of exfoliators to buff away dead cells before softening and nourishing skin with rose hips and camellia oil for an iridescent finish. Smooth.
The buzz: The new exfoliators are made with rock crystal, diamond, amethyst, and a tourmaline-infused scrubber for diamond glow.
Best bests: La Prairie Cellular Mineral Body Exfoliator and Cellular Mineral Face Exfoliator, $125 each, available at laprairie.com.
New skin care line: Indeed Laboratories
The back story: If you haven’t already heard about the Toronto-based skincare line yet—cited by Victoria Beckham and Gwyneth Paltrow as their beauty bag musts— Indeed Laboratories launched products exclusively in Shoppers Drug Mart locations across Canada in late 2012 and earlier this year.
The buzz: The derm-tested range, from the skin-correcting Nanoblur to the lash treatment Peptalash, is free of parabens, colour and fragrance, and is safe to use on dudes.
Best bets: Indeed Laboratories Nanoblur ($19.99) and Hydraluron ($23.99), at Shoppers Drug Mart locations across Canada.
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Read on to the next page for more top new skin care lines to try this spring…
New skin care line: POE
The back story: POE (Purity of Elements), is a just-launched eight-piece natural skincare collection, created by mother-daughter founders Sheri Poe and Danielle Birrittella.
The buzz: Made up of two lines— Restorative and Preventative—POE’s skin-healing products are concocted with natural antioxidants like pomegranate and gingko biloba as well as copper, zinc, algae, and marine collagen to regenerate cells.
Best bets: POE Daily Purifying Polish ($32) and Mandarin Marine Moisture Mask ($52), available at purityofelements.com.
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New skin care line: Tata Harper
The back story: A completely natural and non-toxic skin care line founded by Colombian-born Tata Harper, who mines ingredients from her 1,200-acre farm in the Champlain Valley of Vermont, for aromatherapy and skin care products—even the bottles are made from recycled glass.
The buzz: The all-natural anti-aging skin care launched exclusively in Canada at Pure Simple Spa locations in Toronto in February.
Best bets: Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser ($75), at Pure Simple Spa locations in Toronto.
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New skin care line: Beautycounter
The back story: A non-toxic skincare line developed by entrepreneur Gregg Renfrew, who uses essential oils and purified water in place of synthetic and skin-irritating chemicals.
The buzz: The collection features face oils, body scrubs and clean shampoos, not made with ingredients found on its Never List—chemicals it deems harmful and toxic to the skin.
Best bets: Gentle Exfoliator Polishing Cream ($28) and Lustro Body Oil ($68), available at beautycounter.com.
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