Remember when hot you-gotta-buy-it launches were a rarity worth looking forward to? These days, you can’t blink without missing a new product drop. It feels like you need a guide to cut through the store-shelf clutter and find things that are truly innovative. That’s the goal behind Product of the Year, the world’s largest consumer-voted award for product innovation. Currently being granted in more than 40 countries, these prizes are a foolproof way of finding the most inventive options on the market. The coolest part? They’re 100 percent consumer-voted—this year’s winners were decided on by 4,000 Canadians. So when you see that distinctive Product of the Year red seal, you know that this product has earned a serious vote of confidence.

Read on as we detail some of Product of the Year’s latest winners, a pioneering crop worth the shop.

Beauty: Garnier Vitamin C Brightening Serum, L’Oréal Canada

Looking for that lit-from-within glow? (That’s a trick question—we all are.) Garnier’s new serum—concentrated with powerful derm-approved ingredients—works to smooth skin texture and even tone in just three days. Housed in a 100 percent recyclable glass bottle, this powerhouse product comes with a 3.5 percent complex that includes niacinamide, vitamin C and salicylic acid, and it delivers total radiance after 14 days.


Price: $17.99


Personal Care & Wellness: Dove Refillable Deodorant, Unilever

The amount of plastic deodorant packaging we throw out might make you wince. Dove’s new refillable version is helping us move in a more sustainable direction. One lifetime-guaranteed stainless-steel case houses endless refills of effective 48-hour protection that is formulated without aluminum and enriched with Dove’s signature one-quarter moisturizers.

Price: $19.97


Household Paper Product: Bamboo Facial Tissues, Mouche Inc

One of the most essential but design-lacking products in our homes? Facial tissue. Female-founded Canadian brand Mouche is out to change that. Its modern neutral tissue boxes fit right in with any decor; plus, the three-ply tissue is made from FSC-certified sustainably grown bamboo fibre that’s free from whiteners, bleach, dyes and fragrances. It’s the healthier option for both people and planet.

Price: $3.99


Enhanced Water: Bai Antioxidant Infusion®, Keurig Dr Pepper Canada

Let’s be honest: Water goes down a lot easier when it’s a more flavourful experience. That’s where Bai Antioxidant Infusion comes in. This enhanced flavoured-water beverage boasts an antioxidant-rich ingredient list—vitamins C and E as well as tea-leaf extract—and a lineup of thirst-quenching flavours. (Kula Watermelon and Ipanema Pomegranate are favourites.) The fact that there are only 10 calories and one gram of sugar per bottle doesn’t hurt either.

Price: $3.49


Plant-based Cheese: Babybel® Plant-based, Fromageries Bel Canada

When it comes to superior snacks, Babybel undoubtedly holds a coveted top spot. Now, with the brand’s latest launch—a certified plant-based version—everyone can get a piece of that little round goodness. It’s got the same great taste but a totally different (and more sustainable) package—a green wax coating, which makes it easy to spot—and a 100 percent paper pouch that’s recyclable.

Price: $6.07


Discover all the Product of the Year winners here.