Skin Deep: 5 Products for Head-To-Toe Body Care
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From skincare to spiritual wellness, these products promise to bring out the best in you.
1. TO112 Damaged Hair Mask
This decadent hair mask is formulated with collagen — which we lose daily as we age in both hair and skin — to increase strength, elasticity and softness. Good for those who colour, heat-style or simply want to give tresses a treat. The mask also contains tamanu and argan oils for extra nourishment, plus keratin, a natural protein to strengthen and resist breakage. $63, ca.to112.com.
2. Laboratoires Lierac Paris Body-Hydra + Micropeeling Scrub
The French know how to keep skin looking smooth and clear, and the folks at Lierac have reformulated their facial micropeel for a body scrub. Considered a “dermocosmetic” brand because the company adapts medical advances to its cosmetic labs, this latest venture uses AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids) from hibiscus as an exfoliator. To avoid irritation that can come with AHA use, the formula has botanical molecules, or mucilages (plant-based viscous substance), to soothe skin. $33, Shoppers Drug Mart.
3. L’Oréal Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Multi-Purpose Honey Balm
We love how the silky texture of this soothing balm feels on hands, chest, neck and face. Formulated with manuka honey found in the nectar of the manuka tree, sourced from New Zealand, the balm is infused with oils, calcium and antioxidants and, despite what you may think about Winnie the Pooh and the honey jar, this honey absorbs quickly into skin without a sticky feel, soothing and comforting dry skin. $31, Shoppers Drug Mart.
4. Cake Cakewalk Foot Pretty Cream
Made without harsh chemicals, this blend of sweet almond oil, avocado oil and cocoa butter allows this soothing blend to glide and massage into dry skin. The combo of peppermint and spearmint essential oils plus pure menthos crystals, ensure feet will be soft and smell minty fresh. $8, Shoppers Drug Mart.
5. Scentuals On-the-Go Roll-Ons
The Canadian organic and handmade beauty brand based in British Columbia extends its skin, hair and body care lines to aromatherapy. The 100 per cent natural roll-on oils are easy to pack in your purse for relief from stress, anxiety, aches and pains – you name it. The De-stress Relaxation blend includes lavender, chamomile, neroli and lemon essential oils. $10, www.well.ca.