The Topical Vitamin Everyone Is Talking About

By | 2018-02-24T03:38:53+00:00 February 24th, 2018|The Beauty Edit|

Here’s the best of what’s landing on store shelves in February 2018.

Kiehls Serum - Photographed by Lauren Kerbel for Editors Inc.

Do You C?

The fact that vitamin C is packed with skin-care benefits is hardly breaking news. So why is the antioxidant-rich ingredient suddenly all the rage? Aside from its ability to neutralize damage-causing free radicals, vitamin C is also stellar at stabilizing and boosting collagen, making it one of the most powerful anti-aging molecules on the market. No wonder Kiehl’s made it the star ingredient in its latest product, which promises to smooth the skin surface and reduce fine lines and wrinkles in just a few weeks.

Kiehl's Powerful-Strength Line Reducing Concentrate Vitamin C Serum, $79 for 50 mL at kiehls.ca.
Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line Reducing Concentrate Vitamin C Serum, $79 for 50 mL at kiehls.ca.

Fit to Print

Hayley Elsaesser is bringing her eye-catching patterns to the beauty game. The Toronto-based designer has teamed up with Canadian cosmetics brand Annabelle to create a capsule collection of brightly coloured lipsticks, all playfully packaged in Elsaesser’s signature quirky prints. The collection features a total of 10 shades, six of which will be available in drugstores across Canada, and four sold exclusively online, starting February 26.

Annabelle The Outrageous Collection by Hayley Elsaesser lipsticks, $9 each at annabelle.com.

Whip It Good

Looking to spring clean your complexion? Elizabeth Arden’s new whipped mousse cleanser combines purifying mineral-rich clay with protective probiotics and moisturizing glycerin for a deep clean that doesn’t leave skin feeling dry.

Elizabeth Arden SuperStart Probiotic Cleanser, $43 at beautyboutique.ca.
Elizabeth Arden SuperStart Probiotic Cleanser, $43 at beautyboutique.ca.

Eyes on the Prize

Though concealers can work wonders, they consistently look better on top of well hydrated skin. Enter Erno Laszlo’s new hydrogel eye patches, which fit comfortably under the eyes to deliver a moisturizing and brightening mix of line-smoothing glycerin, illuminating vitamin B3 and anti-inflammatory pennywort. So long, cakey under-eye concealer!

Erno Laszlo Multi-Task Eye Serum Mask, $46 for 6 at holtrenfrew.com.
Erno Laszlo Multi-Task Eye Serum Mask, $46 for 6 at holtrenfrew.com.

Lips Are Movin’

Clarisonic and NYX have joined forces to help you score lovely, long-lasting lip colour — and then remove it with ease. Complete with a limited-edition Radiance Brush Head, Mini Refreshing Gel Cleanser and Nyx Epic Ink Lip Dye, this convenient kit not only preps your lips for flawless makeup application, but also provides a quick and gentle way to make your lip stain disappear.

Clarisonic Prep & Cleanse Lip Kit, $29 at clarisonic.com.
Clarisonic Prep & Cleanse Lip Kit, $29 at clarisonic.com.

It’s the Balm

The latest offering in Biotherm’s Life Plankton line, Sensitive Balm is an ultra-hydrating pick that reduces redness and irritation to make skin less reactive and healthier-looking with each use. Even cooler, the healing moisturizer comes in a handy airless jar to prevent contamination and features a special release mechanism to deliver the perfect amount of product every time.

Biotherm Life Plankton Sensitive Balm, $64 at biotherm.ca.
Biotherm Life Plankton Sensitive Balm, $64 at biotherm.ca.