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What the ELLE Canada Team Is Loving Right Now
A customized hair care to a top notch facial to a new kitchen appliance, here’s what the ELLE Canada team is loving right now.
by : ELLE Canada- May 10th, 2022
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It can be overwhelming to navigate this world of products, media and content—should you buy that moisturizer? What TikTok shouldn’t you scroll past? Is that TV show really worth the hype? To help ELLE Canada readers stay in the know, every month, we’re going to be sharing what we’ve been loving recently—from beauty to clothing to movies. Think of it as the crème de la crème of recommendations.
Prose Custom Hair Care
Custom hair care is all the rage. Enter Prose—a direct-to-consumer hair care brand. Four years ago, Prose set out on a mission to reconceptualize the beauty industry by creating made-to-order, hyper-custom beauty products that are clean and natural in an effort to counter mass production and waste. To get your customized hair care set, simply take the brand’s consultation online which will ask a variety of questions including your hair type, texture and concerns. From there you can pick your items (including a scent!) and they’ll be shipped right to your door. Having customized hair care is key— that way, your scalp and mane are getting exactly what they deserve.
Price: from $22
Microneedling Dark Spot Brightening Dots, Peace Out
You’ve heard of acne patches, but what about dark spot patches? Cruelty-free brand Peace Out has taken a pesky skincare concern and is determined to tackle it. These patches are infused with niacinamide and tranexamic acid micro-needles that aim to visibly brighten the appearance of dark spots for a more even-looking and clear complexion. While it will take a few uses for the spots to clear completely (when surveyed, 93% of participants said it was an easy one-step solution to cure dark spots) it’s a great first step to having fresh, summer skin.
Squalane + Omega Repair Moisturizer, Biossance
Even though winter is over, we’re still working on repairing our dry skin. To speed up the process, this Biossance moisturizer is everything. Not only is it deeply hydrating, it protects your skin’s moisture barrier with lipids to minimize the appearance of fine lines for visibly plump, replenished skin. This is thanks to the omega fatty acids, and hyaluronic acid that are able to penetrate the skin while being delicate to the skin’s surface and providing ultra-hydration. Add to cart!
If your skin is in need of some TLC, might we suggest the JetPeel facial? This skincare treatment is the first and only beauty technology of its kind—fun fact, it’s often referred to as a car wash for your face—or botox without the needles. The treatment is broken down into four steps:
-Lymphatic Drainage: A relaxing massage useful for detoxifying the skin and stimulating micro-circulation.
-Hydra Dermabrasion: Removes dead skin cells and prepares the skin to receive nourishment in the Infusion stage.
–Hydroportation: Provides effective and deep delivery of active ingredients into the skin.
–Booster Infusion: An optional step that can be included to boost the treatment result. Designed for various indications, including rejuvenation, hydration, toning, brightness, collagen production, acne-prone and oily skin.
Some of the benefits include skin tightening and lifting, pore refinement, de-puffing and brightening. It’s also a magic treatment if you struggle with fine lines and wrinkles. If that’s not enough, A-list celebs like Jennifer Aniston and Demi Moore regularly get this treatment done. You can find the JetPeel facial at any dermatology studio, but we recommend Compass Dermatology if you’re in Toronto.
DS-01™ Daily Synbiotic, Seed
If you didn’t know, probiotics are an essential that everyone should be taking in their daily routine. For reference, probiotics are made up of good bacteria that helps keep your body healthy and working well. Seed, is an award-winning microbial sciences company that is truly changing the probiotics category. While some probiotics on the market impact the gut only, Seed’s probiotic is formulated with 24 select strains that have been clinically and scientifically studied to support digestive health as well as heart health, skin health, gut immune function and more. Bonus, the capsule can be taken on an empty stomach so you can leave it by your bedside to take first thing in the morning.
Silky Linen Notch Collar Shirt, Good for Sunday
As we head into warmer weather, it’s to bring in some pieces in our wardrobe that are breathable and light. This collared shirt from Good for Sunday, a Toronto-based ethical brand, is made of a light, breathable viscose and OEKO-TEX linen blend—meaning it’ll keep you looking and feeling effortlessly cool all season. Not only is the brand based in Toronto, but the majority of their pieces (including this one) are cut and sewn in the city! It doesn’t get more eco-conscious than that. The shirt also comes in both a lovely sage green and a cobalt blue, which are equally perfect for lounging around this spring and summer. And, if you’re in the mood, why not try out the matching shorts?
Stolen: Surviving St. Michaels Podcast, Connie Walker
If you’re in the market for a new podcast to listen to, investigate journalist Connie Walker’s show, Stolen: Surviving St. Michaels, tackles the Indigenous issue of the residential school system. The traumatic and unfortunate legacy of Canada’s residential schools came to light in both the U.S. and Canadian media last year when the remains of 215 children were uncovered on the grounds of the Kamloops Indian Residential School. Known for her reporting on missing and murdered Indigenous women, Walker, who is Cree from Okanese First Nation, takes it a step further, uncovering how her family’s story fits into one of the country’s darkest chapters and sharing a more personal story on an Indigenous topic she has yet to investigated. The first episode premieres on May 17, but listen here for a sneak peak.
Knives Trio Set, Our Place
Spring cleaning doesn’t have to only be for your closet. Cleaning out your kitchen is probably something you’ve neglected each year but now it’s time—your plates are scratched, your pots are no longer non-stick, your knives are dull. Speaking of knives, our favourite kitchenware brand, Our Place, recently released their classic knives trio in a pretty shade of lavender. The set comes with their Everyday Chef’s Knife, a Serrated Slicing Knife and a Paring Knife which all have their respective duties in the kitchen. It’s finally time to level up your cutlery.
Price: $230 (currently on sale for $195)
Us & Our Planet, IKEA
To some, Disney World is the happiest place on earth. To others, IKEA takes that spot. In collaboration with Phaidon, the Swedish home and lifestyle brand has released their book, Us & Our Planet. It explores one of the greatest challenges we’re currently facing in 2022: living sustainably. The coffee table book shines a light on the small things we can do to transform the world we share, featuring interviews and photos from activists, artists, athletes, and gardeners— from New York to Nigeria, Bali to Beirut—who are finding new ways to create a more sustainable lifestyle. It’s a great book to flip through if you’re feeling uninspired by the planet we live on.
Maria Skirt, Ellie Mae
It’s official: spring has arrived with this denim skirt from Ellie Mae. Made in Canada of ethically sourced materials, this retro silhouette is a nod to the 1980s, making us want to relive the short-lived Sex and the City prequel, The Carrie Diaries. It’s retro, yet fun! The feminine floral pattern is seasonally appropriate, in tandem with denim which is a year-round essential. It also seems like this season is all about matching sets—try out the ultra-chic matching bustier top for a full spring fit.
Sterling Silver Gummy Bear Charm Necklace, Omnis Studios
These playful gummy-bear-shaped pendants can be attached to more classic chains and charm bracelets to make a stylish—and sweet—statement.
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