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COSMETICSMAG.COM | SUMMER 2023 NEW IN STORES SUMMER 2023 TRENDS TO TRY FEATURES 20 Body Break 52 Do the Dew Go for an ethereal glow all season with this super radiant highlighter look, as seen all over designer Break the rules and embrace the dopamine colour trend this summer with bold, vibrant lashes in unexpected 6 The Boys of Summer 14 L'Oréal Labelling Initiative 16 ACI Brands 40th Anniversary 30 Rennaï - Brand Launch! 33 "I Recommend" 54 Amway
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SUMMER 2023 | COSMETICSMAG.COM 3 ADVISORY TOOLS IN EVERY ISSUE 4 Publisher’s Note 8 Editor’s Picks 12 By The Numbers 13 Ask Our Beauty Advisors Our beauty experts explain what’s on the minds of Canadians with inflation on the rise. 49 Ingredients 101 How the antioxidant properties of resveratrol (naturally found in red wine) can improve your complexion this summer. 69 Salut, Beaute In French, Vania Aguiar gives the scoop on what’s hot in Quebec--and beyond.
Thank you to all who provided such great feedback on our spring issue. The I RECOMMEND issue is live – this issue is one of my faves as the voting comes from all of you readers and subscribers – so thank you for your votes. Did your product make the list?
As we move forward into 2023 and celebrate my second issue for summer 2023, there are so many exciting things to share with you. We continue to provide you with what is New in Stores along with Ingredients 101 as we do with every issue, but we also are bringing a new feature to you readers which I think you will love. I am so excited to announce that going forward, we will be translating our French pages to English – Oui, c’est vrai. We will be offering English translations on our website for all of you wanting and needing to know what our French content has to offer. This is an exciting new addition to the magazine that some of you provided feedback on, so thanks for letting us know.
Summer is here, or at least it will be, so of course our stories are focused on being outside, soaking in the sun (with the appropriate sun care of course) and enjoying pools, lakes or picnics in the park, and a few unwanted bugs, with family and friends. Look at what the BOYS of SUMMER are using on their faces, bodies, and hair this summer. We have a great editorial from Dr. Samuel Hetz on the appropriate ingredients for sun care this summer.
I am thrilled to announce the launch of RennaÏ – an experiential retail environment like no other in the beauty industry in Canada. I was fortunate to interview Christopher Novak, President, and Chief Creative Officer of RennaÏ and of course, that interview is included in this issue.
We have some big celebrations in this issue starting with ACI brands, a family-owned business that is celebrating 40 years in Canada. Wow – Happy Anniversary and congratulations to everyone at ACI.
We are sharing everything we can about one of the industry’s “Best Kept Secrets” - Amway. Yes, Amway has a story to tell with lots of history and we are sharing it with you. New and exciting initiatives also take center stage with L’Oreal leading the industry with a labelling initiative that is making a difference.
As always, I had a lot of fun working with the entire team – our editors Lora Grady and Vania Aguiar; our graphic designer Natalia; and the wonderful support of Amy and Michele and thank them all for their support, efforts, and energy.
Happy reading and happy summer!
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THIS SUMMER HOT
BIOTHERM Aqua Power Advanced Gel
WITH SUMMER around the corner, everyone is getting their face and body summer ready – and it’s not just the women. These days, MEN are spending more time, focus and money on skincare and self care regiments than ever before. Over and above that, men are taking better care of how they look because they care and are getting noticed for it. From skincare routines to manicures and pedicures and hair colour too, men are spending more money on cosmetics than ever before. And spending within certain cohort groups is up more than the average. In the last 52 weeks, Gen Z male shoppers spent more on oral (163 index, which means 63% more) and skin care products (198 index) when compared with the average shopper, driven by more trips (27% for oral hygiene and 23% for skincare) and spending more per trip (29% more on oral hygiene and 61% more on skincare).
A best-seller and the #1 moisturizer for men in the luxury market. (#1 premium Men’s moisturizer in Canada*. (*NPD group, Canada Prestige Beauty, Skincare Men, Basic moisturizers, national total for 12-month period ending December 31st, 2022, in units).
JACK BLACK Big Sir Refreshing Body Lotion
A prestigious lightweight and fast-absorbing body lotion infused with notes of marine & amber that takes you right to the rugged Pacific Coast. In one word: dreamy!
HUGO BOSS Boss Bottled Pacific
A new fragrance inspired by the Pacific Ocean and cool LA vibe. This refreshing fragrance combines multi layers of Salted Accord, Lemon Sfuma Essence and Fresh Coconut.
Price: $125 / 100ml
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The product is a lightweight Gel moisturizer, enriched in Vitamin C, Bio ceramides and Life Plankton with proven efficacy (48-hour hydration and stronger skin barrier).
Price: $45 / 75ml
Aqua power Gel can be purchased on Biotherm.ca, Amazon, and in selected drugstores Shoppers Drug Mart, Jean Coutu, and London drugs.
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Facial hair continues to trend amongst males but sometimes those beards show grey much before the full head of hair does. Thankfully there is a 1-day beard and brow colour on the market from Just for Men that is sure to cover those greys up. Just For Men 1-Day Beard & Brow Colour, is a brush-in/wash-out dye-free colour to temporarily cover greys and fill in thin, patchy areas for a thicker, well-defined look. It is simply brushed into beard and eyebrows, is set for 5 minutes, and then you are ready to go. Stays put for the day until you’re ready to wash it out. Provides up to 30 applications per package with coverage for a full day and is available in 5 shades for grey coverage: Black, Darkest Black-Brown, Dark Brown, Medium Brown, and Light Brown.
Price (start at): $18.47
THE ART OF GROOMING – BY MASTER BARBERS
At Clarins, thanks to their knowledge of plants, science of formulation and ongoing innovation, their Laboratories have been at the cutting-edge of skin care for over 60 years. This unique expertise has resulted in the ClarinsMen range, a ground breaking range in the field of men’s skin care. To target men’s specific needs – the need for energy, comfort and high-performance skin care – 17 cutting-edge products were developed to provide tailor-made solutions for every need, at every moment of a man’s life
Today, ClarinsMen has developed a Shave & Beard range for men who want a truly expert shave while protecting and caring for their skin. And so Clarins Research has designed a new complex with soothing plant extracts perfectly adapted to men’s shave and after shave needs. To further enhance the performance of this exclusive range, Clarins decided to combine its ClarinsMen skin care expertise with the art of grooming by master barbers. So shaving and beard care becomes an expert, quick and easy, super-comfortable ritual.
WHEN YOU FEEL GOOD, YOU LOOK GOOD
Menz Club has been in the barbering and hair styling business since 2015 in the Quebec City area. One day, Menz Club decided to take their client feedback and created their own bespoke line of hair care and grooming products. The products contain exclusive vegan and eco-friendly formulas and are never tested on animals – only on their clients, which is a good thing.
All-in-One Shampoo and Forever Bottle
Hair and scalp need so many things to live their best life —long story short: keep it clean, hydrated, and properly pH balanced. Not to get all technical but Menzclub’s non-aggressive natural blend of tea tree oil, menthol, argan oil, and capilia longa helps tick all those boxes while also boosting hair growth. “We’ve researched so you don’t have to. Oh, and it smells fancy too.” And the refill is in a cool, beer like aluminum can. Aluminum is a renewable resource that is 100% recyclable and can be recycled repeatedly.
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GREY BE GONE
Available at : Shoppers/Pharmaprix, Jean Coutu, London Drugs, Beauty Court, the Bay (coming soon) and Clarins.com
Check out the options with refills at menzclub.ca. Available online and at 60 barber locations in Quebec.
Walmart, Jean Coutu, Shoppers Drug Mark, Familiprix and Brunet.
– Having A Winning "EDGE": the Growth Solution factor –
Edge is a first-of-its-kind startup with a new approach to affordably supplying critical ingredients in the next-generation of anti-aging cosmetics and cosmeceuticals. The recent explosion of high-end serums and other skincare products promising unprecedented skin rejuvenation has been driven by the inclusion of “growth factors” and “conditioned media” in these formulations, ingredients with efficacy that has been repeatedly affirmed in peer-reviewed research. However, to this point, these products have exclusively been available in the ultra-premium segment, outside the reach of many consumers because of the unbelievable cost of these key ingredients. Today, just 1mg of TGFB, a common growth factor, can cost more than $5,000, while conditioned media sells for hundreds of dollars per ounce. To tackle this problem, Edge developed a novel method of using animal cell factories to sustainably and cheaply overproduce growth factors and conditioned media. Unlike other methods of harvesting these recombinant ingredients, Edge’s use of mammalian cells allows us to closely mimic an organism’s
natural biological process inside our lab, making our ingredients more authentic, more sustainable, and eliminating the need for expensive downstream processing that drives up these ingredients’ cost.
This unique process has allowed Edge to provide a more affordable and approachable option and advantage we only expect to expand as we continue to scale up production to commercial levels. Our shortterm goal is to become the supplier of choice for boutique, high-end skincare manufacturers. Moving forward, we believe that by lowering the costs of these ingredients we can empower a broader selection of brands to sell growth factor-enabled skincare at more affordable price points, opening the possibility of sales to a much broader consumer base.
The benefits of EDGE in cosmetics can be seen across anti aging, skin rejuvenation, wrinkles and even wound repair.
CLARINS – A Packaging Innovation Beyond The Norm –
During a recent visit to Clarins office and warehouse, I was so impressed with an innovative packaging
concept that was developed in house by the Warehouse Director, Veronique, Cournoyer. I have visited many factories all over the world in my career. Not often do you find new initiatives this impressive that are not about technology, so I had to share what Clarins is doing.
Since fall 2022, Clarins Canada started to use “Verocap.” It’s a reusable pallet wrapping that will help reduce the use of plastic in the warehouse.
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LISE WATIER FOUNDATION
– Let’s Start Up Program –Helping Women in Need
The Lise Watier Foundation helps women to reveal, activate and develop their professional potential The Lise Watier Foundation is a nonprofit organization created in 2009. Its mission is to help women living in a situation of economic, social, or professional vulnerability reclaim confidence in their own abilities and take the initiative to act towards financial independence.
THE LET’S START UP PROGRAM
This transformative and innovative program is designed for women who want to invest in a professional project. The 18-week course aims to reveal and develop the potential and confidence of each woman, so that she can take action to become financially independent.
This program provides women with the concrete means to develop their skills through training, individual coaching, and financial support. Women thus begin a new start towards sustainable financial independence through an entrepreneurship project, post-secondary education, or the search for a more rewarding job.
The Let’s Start Up Program is currently active in five regions: Montreal, Quebec City, The Laurentians, Monteregie and Toronto.
Through its three pillars of intervention – ENCOURAGE, TRAIN and SUPPORT – the program is transformative and provides relevant solutions to overcome the challenges faced by the women we help.
At the end of the program, women are convinced they have the capacities to fully invest in their professional project.
LISE WATIER FOUNDATION —
One year after the end of the Let’s Start Up Program, its positive impact continues to be felt.
99% say the program had a positive impact on their lives and would recommend it.
96% feel prepared and ready to embark on their professional project.
98% have a better level of confidence.
Read what one of the participants of the program had to say:
Let’s Start Up ProgramEntrepreneurship stream.
Region : Toronto
Project: Caterer services
« Je me souviens encore des premiers jours de mon arrivée au Canada: aucun ami, aucun travail et aucune reconnaissance. Je me sentais comme si j’étais au milieu d’un désert, sans espoir et désespérée… jusqu’à ce que je rejoigne la Fondation Lise Watier. Aujourd’hui, je ne suis plus seule. Ce programme m’a aidée à avancer dans ma vie et à bâtir mon entreprise et j’en suis extrêmement reconnaissante! »
“I still remember the early days when I came to Canada: no friends, no job, and no recognition. I felt like I was in the middle of a desert, hopeless and desperate, until I discovered the Let’s Start Up Program. I am not alone anymore. This program has given me a direction to move forward in life and my business and for all that I am extremely grateful to the Lise Watier Foundation.
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FINAL THOUGHTS FROM THE FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT:
« Selon nous, l’indépendance financière offre une liberté inestimable, car elle apporte un sentiment de sécurité et de confiance en soi. En aidant les femmes à acquérir les compétences et les ressources nécessaires pour réussir financièrement, nous pouvons contribuer à leur épanouissement personnel et professionnel. Je suis fière de diriger une fondation qui mène un impact concret sur la vie des femmes et de leurs familles, ce qui me donne une grande satisfaction et une motivation constante pour continuer à œuvrer pour l’indépendance financière des femmes d’ici. » - Marie-Lise Andrade, Présidente, directrice générale de la Fondation Lise Watier
“We believe that financial independence offers invaluable freedom, as it brings a sense of security and confidence. By helping women gain the skills and resources they need to succeed financially, we can contribute to their personal and professional growth. I am proud to lead a foundation that has a tangible impact on women’s lives and that of their families. It gives me great satisfaction and constant motivation to continue working for the financial independence of local women.” - Marie-Lise Andrade, President, Executive Director of the Lise Watier Foundation.
« Quand les oies s’envolent, elles se déplacent en formation V afin d’aller plus vite et d’affronter les intempéries. Elles s’entraident et parviennent ainsi à atteindre leur objectif. Cette solidarité
nous a inspiré le programme s’Entreprendre, car nous croyons que nous aussi, nous sommes plus forts ensembles » - Lise Watier, cofondatrice de la Fondation Lise Watier.
“When geese take flight, they travel in a V-formation to increase speed and face storms. They support each other, enabling them to reach their
destination. This solidarity serves as an inspiration for our Let’s Start Up program, as we believe that we too are much stronger when we work together.” - Lise Watier, co-founder of the Lise Watier Foundation.
Proceeds from the sale of Lise Watier cosmetics across national retailers are donated to the Lise Watier Foundation.
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By The Numbers
A Focus On Prestige This Quarter
The first quarter of 2023 is now behind us and “The Rebound and Growth” of the beauty business in Canada continues to dominate as consumers are back in stores and spending more dollars on beauty products.
In Canada, the Prestige beauty market grew +22% in Q1, Year over Year.
The HERO category this past quarter in Prestige Beauty was Makeup. Makeup regained its importance and was the fastest growing category in both dollar and unit sales. Demand was strong as ASP grew +6% for the MAkeup category.
Not far behind was the SKINCARE category which continued to grow with Sets and Sun products driving growth, but was the only category where ASP declined, down -1%
FRAGRANCE continued to grow in double digits in dollar and unit, with continuous growth in ASP.
HAIR continued to experience growth +11% in dollars vs. LY, but overall category growth has started to slow down for the first time since 2019.
With the HAIR category, Vegan Hair products grew by +12% in dollars and +5% in units in Q1. Cruelty free hair products grew by +9% in dollars and +4% in units in Q1 emphasizing the importance of clean and natural beauty. (Source: CIrcana POS Prestige Beauty).
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IN EVERY ISSUE
Makeup + 38 % Fragrance + 24 % $$$ (ASP) + 1 % Skincare + 17 % Haircare + 27 % A LOOK BACK AT 2022 PRESTIGE BEAUTY SALES IN CANADA CATEGORY BREAKDOWN $3.4B+25%
Ask A Beauty Advisor
Pricing and Consumer Behaviours
We asked our beauty specialists to dish on the pricing and consumer behaviours they’ve encountered since the last quarter. Here are our findings:
With rising prices on the minds of consumers today, how are your customers reacting?
When given the option between buying less expensive brands, buying smaller sized products of their favourite products, or neutral (not really impacted at all), 67% of beauty advisors noted that their customers are opting to buy a less expensive brand.
What is the overall basket size of your customers?
Out of those surveyed, 53% have noticed that the basket sizes of their customers are shrinking, meaning they are spending much less than before.
Have your customers made any of the following shifts in their beauty purchases as a result of prices?
68% of respondents told us that their customers bought an alternative national brand because of a lower price while 22% stuck with their favourite brand.
Which of the following are your customers strongly influenced by when they shop: latest trends on Tik Tok, celebrity endorsed brands, new and innovative products or ingredients, or other?
The lion share of responses were split between latest trends on TikTok and new and innovative products or ingredients. Celebrity endorsed brands didn’t matter here.
When shopping for cosmetic/personal care products, what is the most important characteristic to your consumers: price, quality, clean/natural/vegan, or trends?
We were surprised with the responses we received for this question, as quality beat out price. 40% said quality was the key characteristic they were looking for, while only 33% said it was price. The real shocker was that clean/natural/vegan came in at a low 16%
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IN EVERY ISSUE
L’ORÉAL LABELLING INITIATIVE Building trust through transparency
TO PROVIDE COMPLETE TRANSPARENCY
and further strengthen their relationship with the consumer, L’Oréal has launched a new labelling initiative that is getting a lot of attention. The initiative, known as L’Oréal’s Product Impact Labelling system, will provide consumers with science-based, transparent information about a product’s environmental and social impact.
Maya Colombani, Chief Sustainability Officer calls herself a globetrotter and after having the opportunity to speak with her, I would absolutely agree that she is. But beyond that, Maya is warm, caring, passionate and determined to make a difference – and in her role at L’Oréal Canada as Chief Sustainability Officer, she has the power to do that. “This new labelling initiative will give consumers the power to make sustainable choices
and do their part for the environment, which 80% of Canadians have expressed a desire to do according to a survey conducted by Leger in February 2023.”
Maya grew up in France and has lived in India and Brazil before making her way to Canada. Her screen backdrop on virtual calls is a helicopter shot of a river in the middle of a forest in Canada with L’Oréal branding on one side and the outline of a maple leaf on the other. She believes that her passion for nature and people, as well as her love of diversity, makes Canada the perfect place for her.
L’Oréal’s Product Impact Labelling System provides a product’s “Environmental Score”, ranked on a scale of A to E, which is the cumulative score of 14 planetary impact factors measured at every stage of a product’s life cycle, from ingredient production all the way to end-of-life packaging disposal.
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The initiative covers the end to end life cycle of a product’s environmental and social impact.
“We want to develop a new relationship with the customer based on transparency adds Maya. We feel strongly that they will make the right choice when they have all the right information.”
The labelling will also display key information regarding a product’s social impact, including compliance with the fundamental principles of the United Nations on labor standards and the number of suppliers committed to social inclusion and having contributed to the product.
L’Oréal Canada brands Garnier, La Roche-Posay and Biotherm are the first to launch the Product Impact Labelling System, which has been available
on their websites starting in April 2023, and gradually displayed on products through a QR code. The Product Impact Labelling System will roll-out progressively across L’Oréal Canada’s brands.
Maya goes on to say that “L’Oréal is a leader in the beauty industry and with leadership comes responsibility."
The scoring from A to E determines where the product lies - whether it is best in class or needs work. Maya is honest to say that “Where we believe we can do better, we continue to work on it, to never stop evolving and perfecting. The result will increase trust and love for our brands."
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ACI BRANDS 40TH ANNIVERSARY
I had the opportunity to interview Jeff Goraieb, co-President on the history of ACI Brands and their celebratory 40th Anniversary milestone.
By Frank Turco
ACI, also known as Accessory Concepts Inc., was officially incorporated on May 13th, 1983 as a Canadian corporation headquartered in Montreal, Quebec. The company’s inception can be attributed to the vision of our father, Gerald Goraieb, affectionately known as “Gerry.” Prior to founding ACI, Gerry enjoyed a long and successful career at Sears Canada, where he started as a commissioned salesperson in Edmonton and eventually rose to the position of Senior Buyer in Montreal. His tenure with Sears spanned an impressive 18 years.
During his time in the retail industry, Gerry keenly observed an untapped opportunity for the Canadian market. This realization led him to forge a partnership with RGA (Roger Gimble Accessories), a New York based company. Together, they introduced a novel retail concept focused on importing ladies’ fashion wallets. The launch of this innovative venture marked ACI’s entry into the retail landscape.
Since that pivotal moment, ACI has diversified its product offerings and expanded into other areas of retail. Today, we proudly operate in the realms of Sports & Fitness and Health & Beauty, in addition to our core focus on accessories. These strategic moves have allowed us to broaden our reach and serve the evolving needs of the Canadian retail community.
GENERATIONS OF FAMILY
ACI has seen the active involvement of three
generations throughout its history, but currently, two generations play a significant role in the company. The co-presidents of ACI today are Jeff Goraieb and John Goraieb, who are actively engaged in the operational aspects of the business. John’s son, Brandon, has joined ACI and currently works in our Sports and Fitness division, marking the involvement of the third generation within the company.
With their combined leadership and dedication, ACI remains committed to delivering exceptional products and services to our valued customers while staying true to the vision and values established by the preceding generations.
The genesis of our business can be traced back to the ladies fashion accessory industry. In 1985, we embarked on a new venture by introducing a comprehensive range of cosmetic bags. Little did we realize at the time that this decision would lay the foundation for our remarkable journey into our Health and Beauty division, which stands as our largest division today, managing approximately 20 well-known brands.
Within our Health and Beauty division, we manage a diverse portfolio of brands that span the entire spectrum of the Canadian retail landscape. From deep discount Mass retailers to high-end prestige outlets, our brands cater to a wide range of channels, including food, drug, mass, and prestige.
Entering the beauty industry was driven by our desire to diversify and meet the evolving needs of our customers. We recognized the demand for high-quality beauty and cosmetic products and saw an opportunity to leverage our expertise in distribution and customer relationships to deliver exceptional offerings to the Canadian market.
Today, ACI Brands is proud to be a trusted distributor of numerous well-known beauty brands. Our extensive experience, strong industry relationships, and dedication to excellence have positioned us as a leader
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in the competitive beauty industry in Canada.
When asked about a favourite brand within the portfolio, Jeff had this to offer “As the owner with a diverse portfolio, I must refrain from playing favorites. It would be akin to admitting favoritism among my own children – an impossible task!”
Jeff goes on to say that ACI holds a deep appreciation for brands that align closely with our mission and values. We are particularly drawn to brands that demonstrate a strong commitment to supporting our efforts in the Canadian retail landscape. This includes brands that recognize the immense potential of the Canadian market, exhibit significant growth potential, and actively engage in supporting our Canadian marketing initiatives
“Looking back on the remarkable journey of the past 40 years, there are many proud moments that have shaped our Company. One of the most significant sources of pride is the enduring relationships we have built with our customers, partners, and employees.” Says Jeff.
“We take immense pride in being a trusted partner to our customers, providing them with high-quality products and exceptional service. Over the years, we have worked diligently to understand their evolving needs, adapt to industry trends, and consistently deliver on our commitments. Building these enduring relationships has been a testament to our dedication and passion for the Health & Beauty industry.”
Another source of pride is the growth and expansion we have achieved. From our humble beginnings as a ladies fashion accessory business, we have evolved into a multi-divisional distributor serving different sectors of the retail industry. This growth has been fueled by our unwavering commitment to excellence, innovation, and customer satisfaction.
THE ROAD AHEAD
As we anticipate the celebration of our 50th anniversary in the next decade, we are filled with excitement for the future and the multitude of opportunities that lie ahead.
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Looking forward, we envision significant growth and progress in each of our strategic business units.
Our goal, which has been the driving force behind our journey thus far, remains unwavering—to become one of the largest distributors of consumer products in Canada. We have dedicated ourselves to this vision, and we may very well be on the cusp of achieving it now. However, we see tremendous upside and untapped potential moving forward.
As we look ahead to the next decade, we are driven by a shared passion for innovation, excellence, and customer satisfaction. Our commitment to these core values will guide us in realizing our ambitious goals and celebrating even greater achievements as we mark our 50th anniversary.
Over the next few years, ACI brands is poised to bring forth exciting developments and expansions across our diverse portfolio. We are committed to continuously enhancing our offerings to meet the evolving needs of the market and our valued customers.
Additionally, we are thrilled to announce a new venture in the home electronic merchandise segment. This expansion aligns perfectly with our existing packaged goods product mix and presents a promising opportunity to diversify our offerings. We aim to provide innovative and high-quality home electronic products that enhance the lives of our customers.
At ACI Brands, we embrace the spirit of adaptability and entrepreneurialism. We are committed to seizing new opportunities, exploring untapped markets, and delivering exceptional value to our customers. As we embark on the next phase of our journey, we look
forward to exceeding expectations, driving positive change, and solidifying our position as a leading Health & Beauty Distributor in Canada.
First and foremost, I acknowledge that the business landscape has become increasingly challenging and complex. However, amidst these challenges, I want to emphasize that the future of retailing in the beauty industry is filled with exciting opportunities. It is the retailers who demonstrate agility, adaptability, and a deep understanding of their customers who are poised for great success. Embrace innovation, stay attuned to evolving consumer trends, and never lose sight of the passion that brought you into this industry. Together, we can navigate the changing tides and create a vibrant future for retail beauty.
Equally important, I want to express my profound gratitude to all our customers—the beauty advisors, cosmeticians, and specialists who have supported us throughout our 40-year journey. Your unwavering support and partnership have been instrumental in our success. We recognize that our achievements are a direct result of the trust you have placed in us, and we are committed to continuing our collaborative efforts to drive mutual growth and prosperity.
Lastly, but certainly not least, I want to extend my heartfelt appreciation to our incredible staff. With over 250 dedicated employees, our success is intrinsically linked to their unwavering commitment, hard work, and passion. Each member of our team has contributed to our achievements and played a vital role in shaping our company’s growth. It is their dedication and expertise that have propelled us forward, and I am immensely proud to be surrounded by such a talented and driven workforce.
TIME TO CELEBRATE
We understand that our success is built upon the dedication and hard work of our employees. They are the backbone of our organization, and their contributions have been instrumental in reaching this incredible milestone. To honor their commitment and express our appreciation, we will be hosting a company-wide BBQ event. This fun-filled afternoon will bring together our employees to celebrate our shared achievements. There will be delicious food, music, games, and activities for all to enjoy.
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To the dedicated and talented beauty advisors, cosmeticians, and specialists who play a pivotal role in our industry, I would like to convey a heartfelt message of appreciation and empowerment.“
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Body Break Body Break
Indulge in some self-care this summer and get your skin glowing with these hydrating skincare superstars. Start by exfoliating in the shower with a creamy, sugary body scrub that uses organic shea and mango butters to nourish skin while fading dark spots and improving skin tone over time. Seal in moisture after a shower with an intensely moisturizing oil (formulated with jojoba oil, plus pansy, chamomile, calendula and rosemary extracts) that instantly absorbs into skin for a weightless glow. If you want to get a summer tan without the harmful effects of UV rays, reach for a one-hour self-tanner that’s infused with electrolytes and comes in four shades to enhance every natural skin tone (and type). Stay moisturized throughout the day with a cream infused with caffeine and hyaluronic acid that smooths and firms skin, or a refreshing, fast-absorbing lotion with notes of amber and marine.
— Lora Grady
MAKEUP | SKINCARE | SUN CARE
SO SUPPLE ORGANICS Body Slush Foaming Whipped Sugar Scrub, $35, at SoSuppleOrganics.com. WELEDA Skin Food Ultra-Light Dry Oil, $24.99, at Well.ca.
BONDI SANDS Technocolor in Caramel, $36.99, at Shoppers Drug Mart. CHARLOTTE TILLBURY Magic Body Cream, $80, at CharlotteTilbury.com.
JACK BLACK Big Sir Refreshing Body Lotion, $50, at GetJackBlack.ca and Sephora from June 14.
Must-Have Must-Have MAKEUP
Get ready for sunny days with vibrant lip colours, pretty blush, waterproof liquid liner, new mascaras and more!
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1. Ace Your Base
This lightweight liquid foundation deeply hydrates while blurring imperfections such as fine lines and wrinkles. It provides medium coverage that’s easy to build in 16 different shades. Thanks to a blend of five percent plantderived squalane, hyaluronic acid and glycerin, skin appears smoother and more plump over time.
REVLON Illuminance SkinCaring Foundation, $22.99, at drugstores and mass retailers nationwide, and Amazon.ca.
2. Get Cheeky
This easy-to-blend powder blush includes both a satin matte and luminous shimmer finish. Infused with hydrating murumuru butter, the lightweight formula is highlypigmented and leaves a natural finish. With six shades to choose from, you can go for a subtle sheer highlight or a rich pop of colour.
UOMA BEAUTY Double Take Skin Perfecting Blush
Duo in Bronze Venus, $42, at UomaBeauty.com and Shoppers Drug Mart.
3. Eye Opener
Just in time for poolside fun, this waterproof formula provides up to 20 times more volume and 41 percent more visible length. Get lifted, separated, longer lashes for a dramatic look that lasts 24 hours, while peptides and proteins nourish and strengthen lashes over time.
IT COSMETICS Superhero
Mascara, $38, at ItCosmetics.ca, Sephora and Shoppers Drug Mart.
4. Colour Craze
This summer, go for a bold pop of colour that lasts up to 24 hours. This waterproof, smudge-proof eyeliner is available in nine shades, whether you’re looking for a satin matte green or a shimmering silver. The paint brush-inspired handle features a flexible, elongated painter tip that makes for easy application.
URBAN DECAY 24/7 Inks
Liquid Eyeliner in Binge, $33, at UrbanDecay.ca, Sephora and Shoppers Drug Mart.
5. Give ‘Em Some Lip
This long-lasting lip colour has a barely-there texture that doesn’t skimp on pigment. Available in eight gorgeous shades ranging from beiges, browns, reds and pinks, this formula combines the care of a balm with the colour impact of a stick and the wear of a liquid.
ARMANI BEAUTY Lip
Maestro Satin in Summer Cruise, $54, at Armani-Beauty.ca.
6. Power Palette
Gucci Beauty’s first multi-use quad palette for eyes, cheeks and lips features four colours (a highlighting shade, two matte powder shadows and a cream colour) that easily
blend to create endless combinations. Choose from three different colour combinations (a universal nude brown, a floral pink and a unique selection perfect for summer).
GUCCI Beauty Palette de Beauté Quatuor in Wild Bouquet, $90, at Holt Renfrew.
7. Pump Up the Volume
We knew it wouldn’t be long before King Kylie launched her first mascara. This formula provides instant volume and lift thanks to weightless brush fibers that provide separation and a featherlight feel. Grapeseed oil and pro-vitamin b5 strengthen and protect lashes with every wear.
KYLIE COSMETICS Kylash
Volume Mascara, $34, at Shoppers Drug Mart.
8. Balmy Days
The comfort of a lip balm meets the vibrancy of a lipstick in this new innovation. Enriched with 12 antioxidant-rich superfruit oils, the creamy formula (available in five shades) hydrates and rejuvenates, providing a boost of colour and moisture without any stickiness.
TATA HARPER Lip Crème in Bubbly, $50, at TataHarperSkincare.com from June 8.
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SKINCARE Superstar Superstar
Stock up on these gentle cleansers, brightening serums and hydrating creams for a gorgeous complexion all summer long.
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1. Clean Slate
Makeup wipes are a great solution for beach days and summer vacays, but they’re not always eco-friendly. Enter CeraVe’s plant-based makeup-removing wipes, which gently cleanse skin of makeup, dirt and oil (even taking on waterproof mascara) while locking in moisture for a refreshed complexion.
CERAVE Hydrating Makeup
Removing Plant-Based Wipes, $14.99, at major retail outlets.
2. Resilient Radiance
This hydrating serum made with ginseng works to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while improving firmness and elasticity. Powered by Sulwhasoo’s capsule technology, the formula melts into skin to help replenish collagen damage and strengthen the skin barrier.
Ginseng Brightening Serum, $275 for 50 ml or $165 for 30 ml, at Sephora.
3. Powerful Peptides
This refillable cream combines hyaluronic acid with over 300 natural peptides and niacinamide to reduce visible signs of aging. The formula was developed to work in tandem with Rénergie H.C.F. Together, they help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and dark spots in just one week.
LANCÔME Rénergie H.P.N. 300-Peptide Cream, $160, at Lancome.ca.
4. Go for Glazed
Hailey Bieber’s Rhode skincare line is finally available in Canada. This serum is her secret to her signature “glazed donut” skin. The lightweight, quick-absorbing gel formula (made with niacinamide, peptides and hyaluronic acid) provides dewy hydration while visibly plumping and hydrating for a healthy skin barrier.
RHODE Peptide Glazing Fluid, $44, at RhodeSkin.com.
5. Barrier Booster
Formulated with plantderived glycolipid agents that cleanse skin without stripping it, this gentle cream cleanser removes dirt and makeup while protecting the skin’s barrier. It’s suitable for all skin types (especially dry and sensitive skin), and can be used as a second cleanse.
THE ORDINARY Glycolipid
Cream Cleanser, $14.80, at TheOrdinary.com and Sephora .
6. Wise Up
Vitamin C and hyaluronic acid work together with a patented vitality booster that’s loaded with oxygen in this serum that makes skin more bouncy, radiant and plump in one week. The formula works to reactivate
and restore skin’s healthy balance with deep hydration and collagen support.
PHILOSOPHY Dose of Wisdom
Bouncy Skin Reactivating Serum, $80, at Shoppers Drug Mart.
7. Homegrown Hydration
Enriched with a blend of powerful Canadian antioxidants (including cranberry biopeptides, boreal white pine, boreal chaga mushroom and Labrador tea), this replenishing day cream works to take on signs of aging. The appearance of fine lines, dark spots, enlarged pores and dullness is reduced to leave skin more radiantlooking.
WATIER Age Control Supreme
Sublime Advanced Day Cream, $120, at Watier.com.
8. Mega Moisture
Featuring Yves Rocher’s exclusive ingredient, edulis cellular water, this serum deeply moisturizes skin with 100 hours of continuous hydration. The ingredient stores water in the heart of the skin, diffusing it to all layers of the epidermis while limiting its evaporation for non-stop hydrating action.
YVES ROCHER Hydra Vegetal 100h Non-Stop Moisturizing Serum, $49, at YvesRocher.ca.
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Sun Care SAVIOURS Sun Care
Enjoy the outdoors all season long with these head-to-toe formulas that protect skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays.
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1. Protect Your Pout
This velvety-smooth lip treatment protects against broad spectrum UV rays while selectively allowing the benefits of red light in sunlight to be passed through to the skin. It also provides 24 hours of hydrating and improves dullness for healthier, more vibrant lips over time.
CL É DE PEAU BEAUT É Clé
de Peau Beauté Protective Lip
Treatment SPF 25, $88, at CleDePeauBeaute.ca and Holt Renfrew
2. Miraculous Minerals
The serum-like texture of this non-comedogenic formula absorbs quickly without leaving any sticky residue or white cast, unlike some other mineral formulas. Thanks to its clip-on ring, this lotion is easy to take on the go and it provides hydration that lasts all day.
EVEREDEN SPF 50 Premium
Mineral Sunscreen Lotion, $39, at Sephora.
3. Invisible Finish
The body-friendly version of Supergoop!’s bestselling Unseen Sunscreen is now available in Canada. The formula is easy to apply, since it’s completely invisible, weightless and scentless, and it provides broad spectrum protection along with nourishing benefits, thanks to
ingredients like olive leaf and fruit extracts.
Sunscreen Body SPF 40, $55, at Sephora.com.
4. Au Natural
This mineral formula, made with ingredients such as avocado and coconut, can be used on the body and face. It works to nourish and hydrate skin while protecting it from the sun’s rays. It’s also waterresistant, so you can toss it into your tote bag for a day at the beach.
LOTUS AROMA Lotus Aroma
Body & Face Sunscreen SPF 50, $42, at LotusAroma.com.
5. Plump and Protect
Get 24 hours of hydration while correcting and protecting skin with this formula that reduces signs of aging in just four weeks. Hyaluronic acid works to retain 1000 times its weight in water, plumping skin up, and niacinamide reduces hyperpigmentation and refines skin texture.
LA ROCHE-POSAY Anthelios
Age Correct SPF 50+, $54.95, at drugstores across Canada.
6. Get Even
This mineral sunscreen with zinc oxide is a pro multitasker. The formula, which contains niacinamide, green microalgae, squalene and vitamin E, has a primer-like
effect that blurs and minimizes the appearance of pores. Meanwhile, the encapsulated light-reflective tint enhances skin tone with a sheer finish.
SPF 40, $77, at Dermalogica.ca and Sephora.
7. Brighter Days
As the latest innovation from Shiseido’s Urban Environment daily UV collection, this lightweight daily formula hydrates and protects against UVA and UVB rays, as well as pollution, while vitamin C brightens skin in two weeks. It also reduces shine and provides a makeup-like effect for eight hours.
SHISEIDO Urban Environment Vita-Clear Sunscreen SPF 42, $48, at Shiseido.com, Shoppers Drug Mart and Sephora.
8. Sheer Power
Formulated with transparent zinc oxide, this sunscreen protects skin from the UVA and UVB rays, plus blue light emitted from phones and computer screens. Sea buckthorn works to diminish and prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while lingonberry hydrates and increases skin density.
All-Physical Lightweight Wrinkle Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 PA++++, $54, at
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DENNIS GROSS SKINCARE
1 Million Royal & Lady Million Royal, the new fragrances
Your Ultimate Summer Hair Guide
We recently caught up with celebrity hairstylist and Kerasilk ambassador Harry Josh at the global launch of Kerasilk’s new haircare collection. The man responsible for iconic red-carpet hairstyles seen on Giselle Bündchen, Rose Byrne, Helena Christensen and many more gave us his pro advice on how to care for our tresses this summer while looking and feeling fabulous. “I’m not a person who pushes trends,” Josh says. “You have to go with what looks beautiful on you, what works for your hair texture and what works for your lifestyle.” Read on for his top three styling tips for summer.
REINVENT YOUR ’DO DURING WARMER MONTHS
You might be tempted to get a dramatic chop in order to stay cool, but remember that the more hair you have, the easier it is to pull up into an effortless ponytail, lowmaintenance bun or side braid, says Josh. Be imaginative; part your hair an inch or two away from where you normally would, for example. An extreme part looks like you made a real effort but it doesn’t take a lot of time. “I’ve created some great summer looks in under 10 minutes.” All you really need to consider for low-maintenance looks are the right products. “A lot of folks don’t blow-dry their hair in the summertime because it’s just too hot, so there’s going to be a lot of air-drying this season,” says Josh. A serum, balm or conditioning spray will help to either promote waves or contain them, depending on the look you’re going for.
ACCESSORIZE, ACCESSORIZE, ACCESSORIZE
“For me, summer is all about hair accessories, especially if you’re going to be sweating,” says Josh. He suggests using a wide, ’60s-style Brigitte Bardot-inspired headband to keep your hairline looking tame and sleek, and then piling the rest of your hair into a loose updo. And don’t forget finishing touches like earrings and red lipstick. “I know we’re talking about hair, but you have to complete the look to really own it,” Josh says. Or, instead of a headband, look for any kind of hair clip or comb that shows intention. A little extra zhuzh goes further than you might think, he adds. “Step into your confidence. Find what works for you and go with it.”
People typically want to lighten their hair in the summer months, says Josh, which can be a great way to add some character and personality. “Everyone wants to be a little blonder, a little brighter, a little more contrasting,” he adds. Even brunettes might want to try a little bit of ombré just to break up the darker colour.
Harry’s Summer Survival Toolkit
Infused with biomimetic silk and shea oil, this vegan formula protects hair from heat damage (up to 230 °C/446 °F) while taking on split ends, fly-aways and frizz for up to 72 hours.
Multi-Benefit Hair Oil, $38, at Chatters, Mat & Max and Cobia.
This heat-activated spray, made with blue lotus extract, is super lightweight. The fine mist seals ends, repairing cuticles without weighing hair down and boosting shine.
Liquid Cuticle Filler, $38, at Chatters, Mat & Max and Cobia.
This rich balm (also formulated with biomimetic silk and shea oil) smooths and softens unruly hair while reducing frizz for humidity protection that lasts up to 72 hours.
Taming Balm, $42, at Chatters, Mat & Max and Cobia.
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the goddess of rebirth and FEATURE
The last few years have been extremely challenging for the beauty industry in Canada because of the global pandemic, so why start a new retail concept focused on beauty at this time?
Although the pandemic was a complex and challenging experience for most retail and servicebased sectors, both beauty and wellness categories saw tremendous e-commerce growth. Now that consumers are motivated to visit brick-and-mortar retail Rennaï recognizes an opportunity to offer this duality and redefine what a personalized, immersive, and inspiring experience is for our customers. With the support of our investment partners, Carbonleo and L Catterton Real Estate, Rennaï will open its first flagship retail location in August 2024 at Royalmount, a new, luxury mixeduse development in Montreal, Canada, bringing together all the services and products that consumers desire into one location.
Today’s savvy consumer expects a smooth, synchronized, and uncomplicated experience between digital and IRL. Retail must amplify their digital experience and encourage return visits. For example, they may discover a cosmetic product online but will make the trip to a store to experiment and become educated on use, colourways, complimentary products, and services.
How will you differentiate yourselves from all the others in this competitive space?
We believe the introduction of Rennaï to the retail space will mark an unparalleled holistic approach to the concept of a self-care routine. Imagine visiting one location to shop for your products, take in a cosmetic demo, enjoy a manicure and a high-tech facial and then later, review your personalized routine on a digital profile and plan your next experience. Rennaï will be home to the most advanced treatments and services in the industry which will include traditional aesthetics, dermatology, nutrition, a fragrance zone, and a revitalizing retreat all coexisting in a holistic, sustainable, world-class location.
What is your raison d’etre? Are your plans to be a player; a disruptor or are you filling a void in the market?
Our raison d’etre will be to make it effortless for consumers to prioritize their self-care and to find innovative services and coveted and beloved brands in a one-stop-shop. The current landscape requires us to visit several different locations to receive services and make beauty purchases.
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Rennaï’s beauty and wellness philosophy will offer a 360-degree approach and encourage us to redefine our routines.
Who is your target customer? Why do you believe they are in need of or will embrace your concept?
Just as the retail landscape has evolved, so has the customer. Their expectations are high – and they should be. There is a widespread demand for accessibility within beauty and wellness and every type of consumer niche should be serviced. The customer of the future continues to be timestarved as well as bombarded with an abundance of content and information. Rennaï answers their need to save time, by having a variety of services and products in one place. Beyond the in-person experience, our content will be balanced with inspiration and science-based facts, ensuring our audience is exposed to qualified information from true industry experts who live and breathe in this space.
What is the inspiration behind the name and the concept?
Rennaï is our muse, the goddess of rebirth and self-expression. She inspires us to rejuvenate through the practice of self-care and self-love. The name Rennaï originates from the French word renaissance, meaning rebirth and renewal. The beauty and wellness industry is experiencing its own renaissance – with the two worlds intersecting. Rennaï is in step with this movement and our concept reflects this. We will inspire and educate our customers, we will curate their purchases, and provide personalized routine services so that they maximize their results and save time in the process.
A person’s beauty routine is bigger than what’s in their make-up bag & medicine cabinet.
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How do you feel the name will resonate with Canadian consumers?
I think our name will be embraced by Canadians and our future global audience. Rennaï will be known as the trusted friend and the authority on self-care – placing advice consultation and services at the heart of a community. We believe it’s time to recognize customers as true individuals.
7. What brands will you carry for launch?
Rennaï will partner with brands that represent unique and inspiring collections and who promote our shared brand values. Today’s consumer is looking for more than just a product - they shop for brands that tell compelling stories and that stand for something meaningful. We will ensure beauty and self-care is accessible to everyone, regardless of their skin colour, body type, or gender identity by partnering with brands that are committed to diversity and inclusivity and are tailored to a wide range of needs and preferences are paramount.
Your first location is planned for Montreal next year.
I’m very excited to be starting our journey in Montreal. As Canada’s second-largest city, Montreal has a vibrant community and is culturally diverse with its European and global influences. Located in Montreal’s midtown, Rennaï will join over 100 of the worlds most coveted brands complimented by an array of premier restaurants, alongside an office campus, a hotel, and a serene city park as part of Royalmount, the first 100% carbon-neutral mixeduse development in the Americas and the largest LEED Gold retail project in Canada.
What does the expansion look like and how quickly do you believe you will get there?
Following the 2024 opening, Rennaï will introduce its holistic approach to beauty and wellness services with nine additional locations across North America by 2028, including major cities across the United States. Beyond our locations, we have set the bar high for our digital experience and are working with innovative partners who have community and wellbeing at their core.
Today more than ever, personal experiences are everything. What experience are you hoping your customers will post or tweet most about?
We hope that the Rennaï customer will be naturally inclined to share their experiences – whether that’s in North America, indulging in a first-of its-kind cosmetic treatment or simply the impact of being in one space that meets all their beauty and wellness needs in a stunning, sustainable, and inspiring setting.
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The I RECOMMEND awards have arrived.
Every year we ask our readers and beauty advisor experts to vote on their recommended products. Their choices are complete with the reasons why they are their faves as well as why customers love to buy and use these products. From skin care, makeup, fragrance to hair, the I RECOMMEND products are not judged but rather selected from the hundreds of entries sent in by the beauty advisor community.
WINNERS should be so proud and honoured to have been selected for this prestige award as it comes from the field and from the feedback that the Beauty Advisor community receives from their customers.
We strongly encourage and recommend that you highlight this win by using the I RECOMMEND logo/badge on your website, in social media and any product marketing.
This year some of our winners include Nivea, Biotherm, Lise Watier and LancÔme, just to name a few. So take a look at the following pages for all of the winners across all of the categories.
Congratulations to all of the winners of this year’s I Recommend Beauty Awards!
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“A very luxurious but gentle cleanser with a LISE WATIER Cooling Cream Foam Cleanser
BIOTHERM Cera Cleanser
“This cleanser is great for people that have dry skin, uneven tone or are prone to breakouts and have acne scarring. This cleanser contains ceramides to help against environmental aggressors/ keep hydration. It also has Niacinamide which will help with uneven skin tone, acne , pores and acne scars.”
“A delicate foam cleanser that very gently resurfaces with a blend of PHAs….awesome for the most delicate dry skin. Gently turns over skin cells to reveal clearer brighter skin.
Will remove full makeup and a little goes a long way. This bottle lasts forever and is fragrance free.”
BYOMA Moisturizing Gel-Cream
“This is a deeply hydrating lightweight, oil free moisturizer with green tea and niacinamide to help brighten skin, help shrink pores and support the skin barrier. This also works under any other skin care, sunscreen included without pilling.”
LANCOME Absolute Soft Cream
+ Luxurious texture
+ 2 types of rose extracts for anti-aging
+ Subtle scent
+ Makes skin supple and soft
And absolute (pun intended) dream cream. Leaves
EMBRYOLISSE Lait-Creme Concentrate
“This moisturizer is a 6 in 1. It’s super hydrating and thick but sinks into the skin like a fluid. It’s the only thick hydrating moisturizer that works with any creams or sunscreen without pulling. It’s a makeup primer, mask, moisturizer, after sun, aftershave and makeup remover. It’s amazing.”
CLARINS Total Eye Lift
“Lifting, firming, anti wrinkle can be used temple to temple, unparalleled anti aging results.
Hands down my favorite skin care item I’ve ever touched to my skin! The texture is amazing, the benefits will surprise you and the extras added into this eye cream are legit! This eye cream has lessened any signs of crows feet that were starting!”
ESTÉE LAUDER Advanced Night Repair
“The best anti-aging serum on the market. 7 serums in one. Hydrates, plumps, evens skin tone, lifts, diminishes lines and wrinkles and protects against daily damage reducing damage in the skin by over 90%. It doesn’t have the sparkle or filler of most serums that give the illusion that it is working. This is like insurance for your skin and clients who have used it for years are walking billboards for the brand. They all have the best skin!”
+ Keeps me hydrated all day
+ I feel it working from moment I apply it
+ Absorbs fast
+ Allows my cream to work better
Fluid SPF 50 Tint
“Hands down the best and safest sunscreen for face I’ve ever used! I’m very allergic to sunscreen and this is one I can use. A delicate one shade fits all tint evens out pigmentation on skin. So lightweight it instantly disappears on skin and you can apply makeup on top. Guaranteed not to migrate into eyes. Best of all… Reef safe!”
LA ROCHE POSEY Anthelios Mineral Ultra
MEN’S GROOMING PRODUCT
NIVEA Sensitive Shaving Foam
“A great shaving foam for any men with sensitive skin. It’s really gentle on the skin and helps prevent in grown hairs/cuts/razor burn.”
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MASCARA, LINER, EYESHADOW
L’OREAL Telescopic Lift Mascara
“I love the original Telecopic, this formula brings it to a new level! It gives more volume than the original with an amazing curl. Truly a 5 star mascara!”
URBAN DECAY NAKED PALETTE
“Urban Decay naked palettes- These always have a great colour story, they come in mini versions. They also are super pigmented and blend like a dream”
BLUSH, BRONZER OR HIGHLIGHTER
PRESTIGE FACE COLOUR
PUPA 4 in 1 Bronzer
“Love the multi dimensions it gives with the 4 shades, blendable and customizable.”
MASS FACE COLOUR
QUO BEAUTY Blush
“I love this little $14 wonder! The pigments are true & intense and the formulation is silky, silky, silky. It blends out beautifully and very little is needed to give a perfect flush to the cheeks.”
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PRIMER, BB/CC CREAM, CONCEALER OR FOUNDATION
+ natural look coverage
+ make-up base
+ ... and so much more”
“This tinted moisturizer has a beautiful glow and SPF 25. It evens out the complexion and gives you the ‘your skin on it’s best day’ look. Also super lightweight and blends easily.”
“Hydrating, luminous, and natural results. This skincare infused formula even has SPF to protect!”
MASS FACE BASE
MARCELLE BB Cream
PRESTIGE FACE BASE
SMASHBOX HALO TINTED MOISTURIZER
MASS LIP COLOUR
MAYBELLINE Super stay vinyl liquid lipstick
“These lipsticks stay on all day without fading/ drying, even if you are eating and drinking or wearing a mask. They have a nice shine to them that also help the lips look hydrated.”
PRESTIGE LIP COLOUR
DIOR Forever Stick
This transfer resistant lip product doesn’t dry, stays in place and is very highly pigmented.
NAIL POLISH OR GEL
REVLON Ultra HD Nail Colour
NAIL POLISH OR GEL HAIRCARE
“You don’t need many layers at all...sometimes only one and it dries super quick!”
SHAMPOO, CONDITIONER OR MASK
MARC ANTHONY Strictly Curls
“This Italian boy knows curly Italian hair! Great product! It leaves my curls soft and shiny without weighing my hair down. Great scent and the styling products are just as great!”
Cultivators of Change
WHERE IT ALL STARTED
Olivier Baussan was strolling the scenic hillside of his native Hauts-de-Provence when he came across a farmer who was selling an old alembic. Fascinated, Olivier bought the distilling apparatus and used it on the rosemary sprigs he picked up along the way. As a delightful scent filled the air, the wild idea of L’OCCITANE en Provence was born.
WHAT L’OCCITANE DE PROVENCE HAS TO OFFER
L’OCCITANE offers a luxury range of skincare, fragrances, and wellbeing products enriched with authentic, traceable ingredients. Continuing to honor the Mediterranean art de
vivre—the art of living beautifully— L’OCCITANE draws from local traditions and craftsmanship to share these sensorial experiences with the world. Cultivators of Change since 1976, L’OCCITANE has shared beauty with a respect for people and nature. Its vision is to turn consumption into regeneration with the belief that every action — big or small — can make a difference. L’OCCITANE’s mission is to develop and maintain sustainable supply chains so that they have an enduring and viable future.
THE L’OCCITANE PROMISE GOES ABOVE AND BEYOND
In 2016, L’OCCITANE made a promise to protect and promote 1,000 plant species and varieties by 2025. It has
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since exceeded this goal by protecting 1.1K plant varieties and 513 different plant species!
L’OCCITANE works closely with local partners to raise its cultivated ingredients using agro-ecological practices. Because irresponsible harvesting can have a negative impact on the natural environment, a Sustainable Picking Charter was created to protect the integrity and habitats of plants traditionally found in the wild. Every year, L’OCCITANE’s beloved ingredients such as Lavender essential oil, verbena, and almond, grow in perfect harmony with their ecosystems. The 100% organic planting program ensures sustainable sourcing and cultivation of immortelle free of harmful chemicals and pesticides.
L’OCCITANE offers an exceptional sensorial experience through textures, fragrances, and rituals while making no compromises on the integrity of its products. The company is deeply committed to consumer safety while limiting environmental impact at every stage of the product’s life cycle.
L’OCCITANE has developed its own strict Formulation Charter with an emphasis on safety, efficacy, and sensoriality. Its first choice of ingredients will always be ingredients of natural origin such as floral waters, plant extracts, and essential oils. Among these preferred ingredients, those with a high biodegradability are prioritized. Honoring years of expertise with these ingredients helps strengthen the ties to its Provençal heritage. Controversial ingredients, such as phthalates and animal matter, * although permitted by regulations, are banned from L’OCCITANE’s cosmetic formulas because of environmental, health, or ethical
reasons. L’OCCITANE goes one step further with its Clean Charter criteria- this highlights an increased commitment to create leave-on products with even more natural-origin ingredients and rinse-off products with more ingredients that minimize our environmental impact.
L’OCCITANE believes that making a difference globally starts with acting locally. L’OCCITANE partnered with TerraCycle® in 2018 to give a second life to beauty packaging that would otherwise end up in landfills. Customers are encouraged to bring empty beauty bottles (from any brand) instore to be recycled. In 2021, an estimated total of 277,446 beauty empties were collected. By 2025, L’OCCITANE’s goal is for 100% of stores* to offer recycling service and for all bottles to be made from 100% recycled plastic. L’OCCITANE also encourages customers to help reduce single-use plastic with Smart Beauty Refills. With up to 97% less packaging weight than standard containers, they save roughly 200 tons of plastic globally each year. L’OCCITANE’s goal is to finalize fair-trade certifications for all producers who grow its iconic ingredients by 2025.
GROWTH IN CANADA
L’OCCITANE recently opened a new location unveiling its newest concept in Montreal and is looking to renovate existing stores, and has plans to open between ten to fifteen stores in Canada within the next three years – six of these stores will be opening this year.
For more information visit www.L’Occitane.com
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How the antioxidant properties of resveratrol (naturally found in red wine) can improve your complexion this summer
By Lora Grady
TAKE A STROLL through a picturesque vineyard and you’ll witness one of nature’s best beauty secrets in action. Resveratrol is an antioxidant plant compound found in grapes (and red wine) and it’s become a superstar skincare ingredient, with mass and prestige brands harnessing its complexion-boosting qualities.
“Resveratrol is increasingly being used in skincare products because it has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and even antimicrobial properties,” says Dr. Benjamin Barankin, Toronto dermatologist, and medical director and founder of the Toronto Dermatology Centre. Dr. Barankin adds that resveratrol penetrates the skin well and stimulates fibroblasts, which increases concentrations of collagen. And summer is a great time to think about adding it to your routine, especially if you plan on spending a lot of time outside at the cottage or at the beach. “Resveratrol’s antioxidant properties protect cells from oxidative damage caused by free radicals and UV radiation,” says Dr. Barankin. That means it slows down the process of skin photoaging, reducing pigmentation and redness caused by the sun.
One brand that’s become famous for using resveratrol is Caudalie; the French
skincare company’s Resveratrol Lift Instant Firming Serum has gone viral on social media (the hashtag #resveratrollift has 6.9 million views on TikTok). The brand uses a patented resveratrolbased formula developed with Harvard University’s Dr. David Sinclair. “Drawing from our vineyard roots, Caudalie focuses its ingredient selection around the powerful benefits of the grape,” says Sasha Norgaard, Canadian director of sales for Caudalie. Resveratrol is vital to the health of the grape, helping to fight disease. “The ingredient is the reason that the plant can live for over 150 years,” says Norgaard. The Resveratrol Life line stimulates skin’s natural production of collagen and hyaluronic acid to replump and firm skin that’s experienced loss of volume. A clinical study showed that Caudalie’s patented resveratrol formula is twice as effective as retinol for lifting and firming. Norgaard says to keep an eye out for new Resveratrol products from Caudalie later this year.
If you want to add resveratrol to your own skincare routine (or recommend it for a client), Dr. Barankin says it’s a suitable ingredient for all ages and skin types, and can be used year-round. In fact, resveratrol can reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles while improving elasticity in just 12 weeks. Cheers to that!
This formula provides a non-irritating alternative to retinol. Caudalie’s patented resveratrol works with hyaluronic acid, peptides and mahogany bark extract to firm and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Resveratrol Lift Instant Firming Serum, $100, at Caudalie.com and Sephora.
Formulated with three percent resveratrol and three percent ferulic acid, this lightweight serum targets dullness and signs of aging for a brighter, smoother complexion.
THE ORDINARY Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3%, $11.70, at TheOrdinary.com and Sephora.
This overnight face serum combines one percent resveratrol with 0.5 percent baicalin and one percent pure vitamin E for firmer, more radiant skin while you sleep.
Resveratrol B E, $208, at SkinCeuticals.ca and clinical spas.
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BEAUTY SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
By Frank Turco
HOW IT ALL STARTED
Cosmetics Alliance developed the Beauty Specialist Certification Program in 2009 to enhance vendor and retailer training by bridging the information gap that exists concerning accurate and current educational material on the science and safety of personal care products. The program illustrates specifically how safety regulations apply to cosmetics. Additionally, the program helps build confidence and credibility for the Beauty Advisor when transacting with consumers at all levels of retail.
The BSCP was originally developed for the beauty advisors and specialists but the audience that can benefit from the program expands beyond this group to include fragrance specialists, make up artists, cosmetics department managers, stylists and aestheticians, regulatory staff, account executives and students.
THE PROGRAM DNA
The program itself is web-based and easy to navigate. It combines theory, research and practical experience developed by a team of 8 subject matter experts in the field. The courses offered include product safety, science of cosmetics, and fragrance and sensitivity. Self assessments are provided, and a printable course summary is available. At the end of the course, the successful candidate receives a certificate of completion and a pin to wear on their lapel.
Product Safety: the student will gain an understanding of how personal care products are regulated to ensure they are safe.
Science of Cosmetics: this course covers the science of the skin and cosmetics; nanotechnology; the safety of cosmetics ingredients and the extensive product research and testing the industry utilizes for quality, safety, and performance.
Fragrance and Sensitivity: this course was designed to provide Beauty Specialists with information on the structure of fragrances, the issues around fragrance sensitivities and allergies and recommendations on fragrance etiquette.
This program is a favourite of mine as it really prepares the Beauty Specialists with the core knowledge, skills and understanding they need to enter this exciting industry. The program offers best-in-class online industry training, is comprehensive yet cost effective,
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and provides certification, a pin, and access to our beloved Beauty’s Best Awards which I am the proud host of.
I had the pleasure of speaking with Milica Duran, coordinator of Health Studies at Centennial College where this program was integrated into their academic course over 10 years ago.
Diane Kozak who leads the program for Cosmetics Alliance is extremely proud of the program and the success it offers graduates who are wanting to start a career in beauty. “BSCP is an informative
and interactive 3 course certification program held online. It is a must for anyone in the beauty industry.”
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Do The Dew Trend N o
JUST IN TIME for sizzling summer days, glistening skin is in. Makeup artists went for a wet-skin look on spring/ summer 2023 runways, as seen at Gucci, Jonathan Simkhai, Emporio Armani and Proenza Schouler. And Naomi Campbell and Anok Yai wowed with intensely glowing skin at the 2023 Met Gala.
Toronto-based makeup artist Wendy Rorong points out that a luminous complexion starts with well-hydrated skin. “I like to layer toner, serums, moisturizer and sunscreen. Give your skincare a couple of minutes to absorb before putting on makeup to avoid pilling,” Rorong says. For a super glowy look, add an illuminator and skip the full-coverage foundation. Instead, spotconceal wherever necessary to keep your skin looking light and fresh. Next, apply your favorite highlighter on the high points of the face (brow bone, cheekbones and cupid’s bow). Keep the glow going by using a setting spray instead of a powder to set your makeup look.
BEST FOR: Spending the day poolside
Clockwise from top left: Makeup artist
Sheika Daley created this look on model
Anok Yai for the 2023 Met Gala; makeup artist Diane Kendal created this wetskin look on model Kate McNamara for Proenza Schouler’s SS23 show; celebrity makeup artist McGrath created this glowy look on Naomi Campbell for the 2023 Met Gala.
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TREND TO TRY
M.A.C Strobe Cream in Pinklite, $47, at MacCosmetics.ca.
RARE BEAUTY Positive
Silky Touch Highlighter in Flaunt, $25, at Sephora.
Glowy Super Gel
Lightweight Dewy Highlighter in Sunglow, $36, at Sephora.
Trend N o 2
AS PART OF the “dopamine beauty” trend, colourful lashes are taking over this summer. Pastel, white and blue lashes were seen on fall/winter 2023 runways for Prada and Anna Sui.
“This is actually a really easy look to achieve,” says Toronto makeup artist Rahnell Branton. Try a colourful mascara (there are lots of blue, green, purple, white and burgundy options available now). For lashes that really stand out in any colour of your choice, Branton recommends starting with an opaque cream base that dries matte. Apply the cream with a mascara wand, starting at the root of the lash and blinking into the wand to ensure lashes are thoroughly coated. Avoid clumping by using just a little colour and layering, rather than applying a lot of product at once. “If you want to enhance the colour, use an eyeshadow that’s the same colour as the lash to set the look,” Branton says.
A fun evening out with friends.
Clockwise from top left: Celebrity makeup artist Pat McGrath created these feathery lashes on models for Prada’s FW23 show; McGrath also painted models’ lashes royal blue and aquamarine at Anna Sui’s FW23 show; beauty influencer and celebrity makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes created this electric blue eye look.
Colorfix Eye, Cheek & Lip Cream Pigment in Carrot Top,
BADgal BANG! Volumizing Mascara in Brightening Blue, $37, at Sephora.
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TREND TO TRY
L’OREAL PARIS Voluminous Mascara in Purple, $13.99, at Shoppers Drug Mart.
$24, at Sephora.
By Frank Turco
The Industrys Best-Kept Secret!
“We were just two guys from Ada, Michigan who wanted to have a business of our own” Rich Devos, cofounder of Amway.
These lifelong friends revolutionized the business model known as direct selling. Today, we’re still disrupting the retail industry by empowering Amway Business owners to be leaders in social commerce.
Amway is the world’s largest direct-selling company* ($8.9B reported sales, 2021). We manufacture and distribute nutrition, beauty, personal care, and home products—which are exclusively sold in 100 countries through Amway Independent Business Owners (IBOs). Amway holds more than 900 patents. In the past seven years, we have invested $335M in new manufacturing and R&D facilities across the Americas, adding one million square feet to our plants in Michigan, California, and Washington.
Amway launched a business model fueled by the power of relationships. Amway’s model was that of direct selling which only a handful of companies were doing back then. Amway’s first product was a household item known as Liquid Organic Cleaner or L.O.C.™. This product was one of the first biodegradable and environmentally conscious cleaning products, and our commitment to excellence continues today.
In Oct 1962, Amway expanded North of the border and opened its first affiliate market in London, Ontario. Today Amway operates in 100+ markets around the globe. In 2022, Amway Canada celebrated its 60th year of doing business. To mark this celebratory year, Amway Canada created 12 months of exclusive and limited-edition packaging with promotions, microcampaigns, and a social campaign of 60 days of giveaways leading up to our anniversary date in October.
THE 60-YEAR JOURNEY
In 1959, the first product was launched - Liquid Organic Cleaner – which became a high seller and initiated their legacy of taking stewardship of the earth seriously.
1968 – the Artistry™ cosmetics brand debuts 11 products and 37 color shades. Artistry would grow to become one of the top-fiveselling entry premium brands in the world.
In 1972 – Amway acquires Nutrilite which rounded out the brand offering to include home, beauty, and nutrition categories. Nutrilite went on to become the world’s leading brand of vitamins and dietary supplements.
In 2019, just over 50 years later, Amway becomes the “World’s Number One Direct Selling company” (source: direct selling news global 100)
And in 2022 as part of their year-long celebration
Amway Canada released limited-edition packaging on three products that also included an exclusive flavour in their XS™ Energy Drink, Maple Lemonade.
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Artistry Go Vibrant™ Road Trip Lipstick limited-edition packaging!
In the fall of 2022, our newest Artistry product was going to launch; Artistry Go Vibrant lipsticks. These reformulated lipsticks under the Artistry Go Vibrant ™ are infused with Nutrilite™ White Chia Seed Oil and Shea Butter to keep lips moisturized and hydrated but were not tested on animals, also were Vegan certified! We chose one color from the collection and created a unique limited-edition packaging using Artistry Go Vibrant Matte lipstick in Road Trip Red to launch earlier in May.
The packaging artwork depicted iconic Canadian landmarks from the Parliament Buildings, and the CN Tower to the Rocky Mountains in a raised black outline that wrapped all corners of the lipstick carton and sold out in under eight weeks! Along with this iconic lipstick packaging, the collection included an exclusive XS™ Energy Maple Lemonade drink and heritage packaging for two of our Home Care products. Amway’s mission of helping people live better and healthier lives is evident in their brands, products, and service. With all of Amway’s continuing product innovations, it is no wonder it is the “industry’s best-kept secret”.
*As ranked by 2021 Direct Selling News Global 100, published in the June 2022 edition of Direct Selling News, based on 2021 revenues.
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UNLOCKING THE POWER OF SUN CARE:
ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS FOR EFFECTIVE SUMMER PROTECTION
WHEN PROTECTING OUR SKIN from the sun’s harmful rays, a proper skincare regimen is crucial for your skin’s health. Below are the essential ingredients to help shield and nourish your skin while enjoying the warm summer weather.
First and foremost, a quality sunscreen is vital for protecting the skin from harmful broad-spectrum UV rays. It’s the foundation of any sun protection routine. Look for a product designated broad-spectrum sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 50 or higher. The broad-spectrum designation means the product protects against both UVA and UVB rays to prevent burns and harmful long-term sun damage to the skin. When choosing the right sunscreen for your skintype, your choices vary between chemical and physical sunscreen.
Chemical sunscreens contain compounds such as avobenzone, octinoxate, or oxybenzone that form a chemical reaction on the skin’s surface. When applied, these compounds penetrate the skin and create a protective barrier that absorbs and dissipates UV radiation. Chemical sunscreens tend to be lightweight, although they require a 15-30 minute absorption period for the compounds to form a protective barrier for the skin.
Physical sunscreens contain active mineral ingredients, namely zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, which sit on the skin’s surface to shield against the sun’s rays by reflecting and scattering UV radiation. Sensitive skin types may want to consider a zinc oxide-based sunscreen this summer as it is more gentle. Although historically mineral sunscreen products were known for forming a white cast on the face, newer formulations blend perfectly into the skin and do not have this white cast for most . If you have oily skin, try a product known for its matte finish to help avoid white cast this summer, such as the sunscreen below, from SkinCeuticals.
The application process for sunscreen is almost as important as the product. Ensure you reapply sunscreen each hour on days with a UV index of 7+. Additionally, reapplying after swimming or sweating to ensure you are constantly protected.
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Vitamin C will be your next powerhouse skincare supplement this summer. With anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and neutralizing properties, this ingredient will help protect against free radicals, brighten and firm the skin’s appearance, and help minimize the risk of premature aging. Vitamin C is worth keeping in your skincare routine all year round, as it can help provide that extra protection from the sun, even on those gloomy days. The most effective way to add Vitamin C to your skincare routine is through a serum, applied both in the morning and evening. Ensure your Vitamin C serum is water soluble, with pure l-ascorbic acid in a concentration between 20-30% for maximal effect.
The next ingredient will be hydration-based, to ensure your skin stays plump and moisturized this summer. Hyaluronic acid is crucial in maintaining hydration, as sun exposure can lead to dryness. While it does not directly protect from UV rays, it does offer intense hydration as it can hold 1000 times its weight in water.
Lastly, make sure to include a gentle exfoliator in your routine. Summer heat means sweat and excess oil that has the potential to clog pores.
A chemical exfoliant formulated with alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) will help remove excess oil and dead skin cells from pores to help prevent breakouts. Light exfoliation a few times a week helps to keep the skin cycling and maintain a smoother complexion all year round.
About the Author
Dr. Samuel Hetz is the Medical Director of Concept Medical. Concept Medical is a physician-led medical aesthetic and cosmetic dermatology practice. Dr. Hetz has undergone extensive training in primary care dermatology and aesthetic medicine, including neuromodulators such as Nuceiva®, Botox Cosmetic®, soft tissue filler treatments, as well as the delivery of energy-based technologies.
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SUMMER 2023 | COSMETICSMAG.COM 59 Read Here YOU ASKED & WE DELIVERED! NEW For your reading pleasure, the FRENCH portion of Cosmetics Magazine is now available in ENGLISH!
INTRODUISANT Vânia Aguiar
Notre rédactrice beauté partage les tendances de la nouvelle saison
Zoom sur la légereté
For your reading pleasure the French section of the Cosmetics Magazine is now available in English ! Enjoy !
L’ÉTÉ QUI VIENT sera sous le signe du maquillage à effet peau nue. Place donc au look ultra naturel. Les poudres illuminatrices translucides auront la cote, le blush subtil sera un must pour redessiner les contours et rehausser les pommettes. On affiche le minois pur et frais de la fille tout juste sortie de la douche. Et on y ajoute en souriant une petite touche d’audace avec un maquillage estival tout léger.
D’ARMANI Fond de teint Luminous Silk Glow, 54 $, disponible aux comptoirs Armani
DE CHANEL Les Beiges Crème Belle Mine Ensoleillée, nuance Soleil Tan Bronze, 50 $ les 15 g, disponible aux comptoirs Chanel
DE GUCCI Fond de Teint Aérien Tenue 24h Éternité de Beauté SPF 15, nuance Cool medium 205C, 88 $ les 30 ml, disponible à Holt Renfrew Ogilvy
DE DIOR Poudre Dior Forever Bronze Naturel, nuance 02 Light Bronze, 72 $, disponible aux comptoirs Dior
DE GUERLAIN Poudre Terracotta Été, 68 $, disponible aux comptoirs Guerlain
DE DIOR Palette yeux 5 Couleurs Couture, nuance 233 Eden-Roc, 80 $ disponible aux comptoirs Dior
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DE CHANEL Ombre à Paupières Laque, nuance Quartz Rose, 44 $, disponible aux comptoirs Chanel
D’ARMANI Fard à joues Luminous Silk Glow Blush, 54 $, disponible aux comptoirs Armani
D’ANNABELLE Poudre Perfect Highlighter, nuance Rose Quartz, 7,95 $, disponible en pharmacie
DE CHARLOTTE TILBURY Blush Illuminateur PinkGasm Beauty Light Wand, nuance Sunset, 53, disponible sur charlottetilbury.com
DE TRINNY LONDON Fard à Paupières Eye2Eye, nuance Serenity, 32 $, disponible sur trinnylondon.com
DE GUERLAIN Quartuor d’ombre à paupières, 105 $, disponible aux comptoirs Guerlain
DE PUPA Rouge à lèvres Vamp!, 28$, disponible sur pupamilano.ca
DE GUERLAIN Rouge G Collection d’Été, 44 $, boîtier 48 $, disponible aux comptoirs Guerlain
DE CHARLOTTE TILBURY Rouge à lèvres PinkGasm Jewel Lips, 36 $, disponible sur charlottetilbury.com
DE FENTY BEAUTY Mascara Hella Thicc Volumizing, 25 $, disponible à Sephora
DE CHANEL Le Vernis, nuance Immortelle, 44 $, disponible aux comptoirs Chanel
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DE FUNCTION OF BEAUTY
Shampooing pour cheveux bouclés à l’extrait de chia, 15,99 $ les 325 ml, disponible à Pharmaprix
DE PUREOLOGY Vaporisateur sans rinsage multi-fonction Color Fanatic, 42 $ les 200 ml, disponible en pharmacie
DE CAROL’S DAUGHTER 7 huiles pour cheveux et cuir chevelu Goddess Strenght, 16,99 $ les 125 ml, disponible à Pharmaprix
Les soins capillaires de l’heure
DE REDKEN Soin capillaire All Soft argan-6 oil, 16,99 $ les 111 ml, disponible en pharmacie
LE MERCURE des thermomètres fait de l’alpinisme et, par temps chaud, on a envie de passer le moins de temps possible à se pomponner dans la salle de bains. La bonne nouvelle, c’est que les coiffures vedettes de la saison sont un heureux mélange de naturel et de structure. Les coupes courtes se coiffent toutes seules, les longueurs sauvages sont sexy, tout ce qu’il faut, c’est que les cheveux respirent librement. On lave, on hydrate, on texture sans excès sa tignasse pour un effet très naturel et le tour est joué !
DE SHU UEMURA Masque
Fortifiante Izumi Tonic cheveux fragiles avec de l’eau de riz, 73 $ les 200 ml, disponible sur www. sephora.ca
DE CHRISTIAN DIOR Brume de Parfum pour les cheveux Collection
Privé Rose Kabuki, 130 les 30 ml, disponible aux comptoirs Dior
Brume Cheveux Star Magnolia, 72 $ les 30 ml, disponible sur jomalone.ca
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DE JO MALONE LONDON
DE MOROCCANOIL Shampoing
Soin Couleur 26 $ les 250 ml, disponible en salon
DE THAT’S SO Shampooing Sec
Perfect Hair, 34,99 $ les 200 ml, disponible sur thatsoitaly.com
DE MARC ANTHONY Masque
Hydratant concentré Repair Bond + Recuplex, 12,99 $ les 227 g, disponible en pharmacie
DE NIOXIN Traitement Intensif
Quotidien ultimate power serum, 49,99 $ les 70 ml, disponible sur chatters.ca
DE DUCRAY Lotion Creastim
Reactiv stress, diet, post-grossesse, 85 $ les 60 ml, disponible en pharmacie
DE BATISTE Nettoyage en Profondeur de Nuit, 11,47 $ les 200 ml, disponible en pharmacie
DE KERASILK Spray MultiUsages, 40 $ les 238 g, disponible sur chatters.ca
DE BIOLAGE Sachet Soin
Profond pour cheveux frisés, 19,80 $ les 100ml, disponible en pharmacie
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Des fragrances qui dansent
À l’image de notre garde-robe et de notre assiette qui s’allègent, en période estivale les notes parfumées exhalant fraîcheur et pétillance sont les bienvenues.
Évocations aquatique, senteur de sable chaud, effluves de champs de figuiers, de lavande ou d’orangers, l’offre est grande au rayon des parfums. La palette olfactive estivale propulse nos sens sur les routes de l’aventure, nous invite au voyage, à la gourmandise, à la liberté... Choisir pour les vacances un parfum très différent de celui qu’on porte d’habitude non seulement multiplie nos plaisirs mais marque aussi la saison au sceau d’une beauté renouvelée.
DE MARC JACOBS Eau de Toilette
Daisy Paradise spray en édition limitée, 106 $ les 50 ml, disponible à Pharmaprix
D’ISSEY MIYAKE Eau d’Issey Eau de Toilette Intense Pivoine & Vétiver, 155 $ les 100 ml, disponible à La Baie
DE CHANEL Eau de Toilette Les Eaux de Chanel Paris-Paris, 131 $ les 50 ml, disponible aux comptoirs Chanel
DE GUERLAIN Aqua Allegoria
Harvest en édition limitée Rosa Rossa, 198 $ les 125 ml, disponible aux comptoirs Guerlain
DE CALVIN KLEIN Eau de Toilette
Euphoria spray, 112 $ les 100 ml, disponible à Pharmaprix
DE JO MALONE LONDON Eau de Cologne Brit Collection Mallow in the Moor, 100 $ les 30 ml, disponible à Holt Renfrew Ogilvy
D’ELIE SAAB Eau de Parfum Elixir, 165 $ les 100 ml, disponible à Pharmaprix
DE GUCCI Eau de Parfum Gucci Guilty pour femme, 112 $ les 50 ml, disponible à Pharmaprix
DE DOLCE & GABANNA Eau de Parfum Q by Dolce & Gabanna, 147 $ les 50 ml, disponible à La Baie
D’ARMANI PRIVÉ Eau de Parfum
Santal Dan Sha, 190 $ les 100 ml, disponible à La Baie
DE PACO RABANNE Eau de Parfum Fame Blooming Pink, 165 $ les 80 ml, disponible à Pharmaprix
DE PACO RABANNE Eau de Parfum Lady Million Royal, 138 $ les 80 ml, disponible à Pharmaprix
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DE GUESS Eau de Parfum Uomo
Acqua, 79 $ les 100 ml, disponible à Jean-Coutu
D’ISSEY MIYAKE Eau d’Issey Eau de
Toilette Intense pour homme Vétiver, 136 $ les 100 ml, disponible à La Baie
DE GUCCI Eau de Parfum Gucci
Guilty pour homme, 118 $ les 50 ml, disponible à Pharmaprix
DE GIVENCHY Eau de Parfum
Gentleman Society, 167 $ les 100 ml, disponible à Holt Renfrew Ogilvy
DE PACO RABANNE Eau de Parfum
1 Million Royal, 142 $ les 100 ml, disponible à Pharmaprix
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Un traitement royal pour nos cheveux abîmés !
CET ÉTÉ, GUERLAIN
signe un tout nouveau rituel complet de soins capillaires de haute réparation. Efficacité mais aussi désirabilité définissent cette luxueuse proposition. Entretien avec Peter Gray, coiffeur de stars et porte-parole de la gamme Abeille Royale Hair Care.
Q : Qu’est-ce qui rend les soins capillaires de cette gamme si uniques ?
R : Eh bien, elle est un programme de soins composés à 97 % d’ingrédients naturels couplés à la technologie Blackbee Repair, une garantie de résultats sublimes fidèles à l’art formulatoire de Guerlain. Le Soin lavant revitalisant et fortifiant, le Soin démêlant réparateur et repulpant ainsi que le Masque Double R Radiance et Repair voient ainsi le jour pour délivrer une expérience de transformation intense de la chevelure.
Q : Nos cheveux subissent quotidiennement de multiples agressions. Comment les soins capillaires haute réparation Abeille Royale de Guerlain œuvrent-ils à assurer leur santé et donc leur beauté ?
R : Les ingrédients exclusifs de la gamme Abeille Royale de Guerlain soignent le cuir chevelu et protègent les cheveux des dommages physiques et environnementaux. Une chevelure épaisse, abondante et soyeuse aux reflets radieux est un puissant atout
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jeunesse, au même titre qu’une peau ferme et rebondie au niveau du visage. Guerlain démontre éloquemment que, à la source d’une chevelure jeune et belle, se trouve un cuir chevelu sain.
Q : Comment expliquer que les soins capillaires de la gamme Abeille Royale conviennent à tous les types de cheveux ?
R : La magie opère parce que les formules sont conçues pour être aussi riches qu’une huile et aussi légères que l’eau, parce que aussi la nature et la quantité des ingrédients utilisés sont déterminées de manière à créer des assemblages aux propriétés optimalement réparatrices.
Q : Quelle routine capillaire devrait-on adopter pour avoir des tifs en santé ?
R : Il faut les traiter délicatement comme on fait avec un pull en cachemire… Lavage doux avec la gamme Guerlain Hair Care, puis séchage doux aussi bien avec des serviettes qu’avec des appareils chauffants. On masse ensuite son cuir chevelu avec l’Huile Jeunesse Cuir chevelu & Cheveux de Guerlain et le tour est joué !
Q : Quelle est votre chouchou dans la gamme et pourquoi ?
R : J’ai obtenu des résultats fantastiques avec plusieurs clients en utilisant l’Huile Abeille Royale Youth Scalp & Hair ! Offrez-vous sans plus tarder ce suave bonheur.
DE GUERLAIN Soin
Lavant Revitalisant & Fortifiant Abeille Royale Scalp & Hair, 105 $ les 290 ml, disponible aux comptoirs Guerlain
DE GUERLAIN Soin
Démêlant Réparateur & Repulpant Abeille Royale Scalp & Hair, 105 $ les 290 ml, disponible aux comptoirs Guerlain
Restaurateur d’Éclat & Reconstituant Intense
Abeille Royale Scalp & Hair, 119 $ les 200 ml, disponible aux comptoirs Guerlain
DE GUERLAIN Brosse de Soin Cuir Chevelu & Cheveux Abeille Royale Scalp & Hair, 210 $, disponible aux comptoirs Guerlain
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Les soins saisonniers indispensables
CHALEUR, SOLEIL, VENT, BAIGNADES, TERRASSES…
Si l’été est la période de l’année où l’on se reconnecte avec son corps, c’est aussi celle où on l’expose davantage. Deux mots deviennent alors essentiels à son bien-être :
hydratation et légèreté.
Découvrez les rituels qui subliment, protègent et rafraîchissent visage, bras, jambes, pieds…
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D’EAU THERMALE D’AVÈNE
Mousse Nettoyante visage et yeux, 25,50 $ les 150 ml, disponible en pharmacie
DE PAULA’S CHOICE
Liquide Exfoliant skin perfecting Exfoliate, 47 $ les 30 ml, disponible à Sephora
DE GROWN ALCHEMIST
Sérum Lissant Instantané Complexe Tri-Hyaluronique, 72 $ les 25 ml, disponible à Sephora
DE BURT’S BEES
Nettoyant raffinant avec un substitut naturel de rétinol, 14,99 $ les 170 g, disponible à Pharmaprix
DE SO SUPPLE ORGANICS
Exfoliant Masque Coco Mint, 38 $ les 50 ml, disponible sur sosuppleorganics.com
Sérum Hydratation non-stop 100H, 49 $ les 30 ml, disponible aux Boutiques Yves Rocher
Nettoyant Visage au Soya, 49 $ les 50 ml, disponible à Sephora
Rare Earth Poudre Gommage et Nettoyante en Profondeur Réductrice des Pores, 46 $ les 100 g, disponible sur kiehls.ca
DE CLÉ DE PEAU
Sérum Concentré Éclaircissant, 250 $ les 50 ml, disponible aux comptoirs Clé de Peau
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Les Soins Yeux
Base lisante et Flouante, 47 $ les 30 ml, disponible en pharmacie
Hydra Beauty Micro Crème Yeux, 90 $ les 15 g, disponible aux comptoirs Chanel
Advanced Huile-en-Eau Jeunesse, 205 $ les 50 ml, disponible aux comptoirs
Base + Crème Hydratante
Rafraîchissante, 30 $ les 50 ml, disponible en pharmacie
Soin Éclaicissant Regard Vinoperfect, 70 $ les 15 ml, disponible sur caudalie.ca
DE SO SUPPLE ORGANICS
Huile à visage Glow, 46 $ les 50 ml, disponible sur sosuppleorganics.com
Even Better base réductrice des pores, 45 $ les 30 ml, disponible aux comptoirs Clinique
89,99 $ les 15 ml, disponible sur idcdermo.com
Huile Ultra-Légère Skin Food, 24,99 $ les 100 ml, disponible sur well.ca
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Les Crème Hydratantes
D’EAU THERMALE D’AVÈNE
Cleanance Aqua Gel-crème, 47 $ les 50 ml, disponible en pharmacie
Brume pour le visage TriCeramide Complexe, 18,99 $ les 100 ml, disponible à Pharmaprix
DE PETER THOMAS ROTH
Soin anti-âge Hydratant Potent-C, 94 $ les 50 ml, disponible à Sephora
DE LA MER
La Crème Soyeuse Régénération
Intense, 380 $ les 50 ml, disponible à Holt Renfrew Ogilvy
Brume Hydratation Immédiate à la Rose, 32 $ les 100 ml, disponible à Sephora
DE GLOW RECIPE
Sérum resserrement et atténuation des pores avec BHA Strawberry Pore -Smooth, 42 $ les 30 ml, disponible à Sephora
Soin Hydratant Niacinamide + Peptide24, 45,99 $ les 48 g, disponible en pharmacie
Brume pour le visage et pour oreillé Take a Moment Sensory Spritz, 46,92 $ les 30 ml, disponible sur evaleh.nz
Puissant Complexe au Rétinol Firming, 92 $ les 30ml, disponible en pharmacie
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Les Soins Experts
Crème visage défatigant Soin
Blush de Peau Rose Lumière, 49 $ les 50 ml, disponible à Pharmaprix
DE MOON JUICE
Magnesi-Om, 58 $ les 120 g, disponible sur moonjuice.com
Gel-crème hydratant anti-taches
Bright Plus, 84 $ les 50 ml, disponible à Pharmaprix
Soin Hydratant teinté Halo Healthy Glow tout-en-un FPS 25, 50 $ les 30 ml, disponible sur smashbox.ca
Baume en Stick soulagement de l’eczéma Soin Naturel, 29 $ les 30 ml, disponible sur satya.ca
DE FLORENCE Lotion tonique Éclaircissante
Brighten Up, 24 $ les 185 ml, disponible à Pharmaprix
DE LA ROCHE-POSAY
Crème Quotidienne Anthelios Age
Correct FPS 50+, 54,95 $ les 50 ml, disponible en pharmacie
Parfumée Rose de Grasse, 82 $ les 200 g, disponible à Holt
DE YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE
Sérum Cafaine Energy Brighten + Firm, 91 $ les 30 ml, disponible à Sephora
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Masque en Stick à la Pivoine Bio, 33 $ les 25 g, disponible en pharmacie
Masque Uniformité Le Lift
Pro, 262 $ les 50 g, disponible aux comptoirs Chanel
Lotion Apaisante Après-Rasage, 36 $ les 100 ml, disponible aux comptoirs Clarins
Brume Coiffante au sel de mer, 24 $ les 120 ml, disponible sur lesindustriesgroom.ca
DE JACK BLACK
Lotion rafraîchissante pour le corps Big Sir, 57 $ les 473 ml, disponible à Pharmaprix
Barre Lumineuse Sculp & Refill unisexe, hydrate et sculpte, lisse et apaise la peau, 29 $, disponible sur emberwellness.ca
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LA QUÊTE DE SOINS pour le corps hydratant profondément l’épiderme sans effet collant ou asphyxiant peut s’avérer pénible. L’été, les crèmes riches et denses qui nous sauvent la peau en décembre ne conviennent plus du tout ! Vous avez le cœur à la légèreté et à la douceur ? Voici pour vous ma liste de soins corporels saisonniers fétiches.
DE CHARLOTTE TILBURY
Crème pour le corps Magic Body, 80 $ les 100 ml, disponible sur CharlotteTilbury.com
Crème Nourrissante vergetures, 59 $ les 120 ml, disponible à Sephora
Silhouette appareil pour éliminer la cellulite, 289 $, disponible sur silkn.ca
DE THE BODY SHOP
Baume Hydratant Corps Sleep, 34 $ les 200 ml, disponible aux boutiques The Body Shop
Le Baume soin multi-usage pour le corps, 75 $, disponible aux comptoirs Dior
Crème à raser Shea Better 24h Moisture, 7,49 $ les 207 ml, disponible à Pharmaprix
DE DANS UN JARDIN
Eau Florale pour le corps Hydrate, 24 $ les 100 ml, disponible aux Boutiques Dans Un Jardin
DE U BEAUTY
Le Composé Resurfaçant pour le corps, 168 $ les 200 ml, disponible à Holt
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DE SATYA Bain D’Avoine Fleur de Calendula, 23 $ les 100 g, disponible sur satya.ca
LES COMPOSANTS MINÉRAUX et chimiques des écrans solaires sont choisis pour leur capacité de réfléchir les redoutables rayons ultraviolets (UV), les empêchant ainsi de pénétrer en profondeur dans notre peau.
Les soins solaires d’aujourd’hui sont disponibles dans une variété de formules – pour le visage, le corps, en crème ou en spray, hydratantes, antirides, à plus ou moins large spectre, hydrofuges, résistantes à la sueur, avec ou sans parfum – et ils peuvent même être utilisés comme base de maquillage légère.
Qu’on se promène à vélo, qu’on parte faire ses courses à l’épicerie du quartier ou qu’on dévore le plus captivant roman québécois du moment en sirotant un cocktail en terrasse, la règle veut qu’on applique son écran solaire minimalement toutes les deux heures. C’est ce que les cancérologues nous supplient de faire, mais pas seulement ; nos miroirs aussi, car rien de pire pour plus vite vieillir que de trop laisser le soleil nous cuire !
Pour une protection UV efficace et de chouettes odeurs et textures cet été, on choisit parmi ceux-ci !
Lotion Minérale écran
solaire haut de gamme
FPS 50, 39 $ les 60ml, disponible à Sephora
Soin Regenerist Hydratant
Mineral FPS 30, 39,99 $ les 50 ml, disponible à Jean Coutu
D’EAU THERMALE AVÈNE
Lait Réparateur Après Soleil, 29,99 $ les 400 ml, disponible en pharmacie Shiseido
Écran Solaire Urban
FPS 42, 48 $ les 30 ml, disponible aux comptoirs Shiseido
Écran solaire défense quotidienne Invisible Daily FPS 50+, 20,99 $ les 88 ml, disponible en pharmacie
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Poudre Minérale Solis
FPS 50, 61,99 $, disponible sur idcdermo.com
D’AVEENO Écran Solaire Minéral
Protect + Sooth Visage
FPS 30, 20,99 $ les 50 ml,
DE CLÉ DE PEAU
Crème UV Protectrice
FPS 50+, 140 $ les 50 ml, disponible aux comptoirs Clé de Peau
DE DERMALOGICA Écran solaire minéral
Porescreen FPS 40, qui unifie + teinte, 77 $ les 30 ml, disponible sur dermalogica.ca
LA DOUBLE PUISSANCE, EN TOUTE LÉGÈRETÉ.
En 7 jours, les femmes voient :* une peau plus lisse 92 % une peau plus éclatante 91 % une peau regénérée 89 %
Double Serum Light Texture Traitement complet jeunesse intensif.
Toute la puissance de Double Serum maintenant déclinée en texture légère, idéale pour les peaux mixtes à grasses. Vite absorbée, une texture impalpable aux résultats visibles : En 7 jours seulement, les signes de l’âge paraissent réduits*
*Test consommateurs, panel multi-ethnique. 352 femmes.
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