We’ll be honest with you––we hate picking favorites. It’s near impossible for us to choose here at BSE because every single product and brand is selected with such care and attention.
That being said, there are a handful of products that remain crowd favorites season after season, and we would be remiss if we didn’t share them with you. Without further ado, read on to learn just a bit more about our BSE Picks and why you should love them as much as we do!
ELTA MD UV DAILY TINTED SPF 40 $58
This tinted EltaMD sunscreen includes hyaluronic acid, which is there to boost moisture retention and reduce the appearance of fine lines (yes, please!). It can act as a lightweight moisturizer and can be worn either alone or under makeup. You can even choose between tinted and untinted formulas for everyday use!
COLORESCIENCE SUNFORGETTABLE® BRUSH-ON SHIELD SPF 50 $83.20
Reapplication made simple–we’re here for it! This Colorescience all-mineral skin shield provides complete protection in one convenient, on-the-go application and can also be worn both alone or over makeup. It is a 100% chemical-free, hypoallergenic, non-comodogenic mineral sunscreen made with a hydrating and antioxidant-rich formula. Not only does it provide SPF 50 Broad Spectrum protection from UV rays, it also protects from pollution exposure and against blue light.
TIZO2 FACIAL PRIMER SUNSCREEN SPF 40 $57.20
TIZO2 is a non-tinted facial mineral sunscreen that offers sun protection with a matte finish. It layers invisibly under makeup to replace one’s foundation primer. It offers physical broad-spectrum protection against UVA/UVB and is a great option for post-procedure use as it is gentle enough on ALL skin types. It is photostable, will not degrade in sunlight, has no chemical sunscreen filters, dyes, fragrances, oils or preservatives!
SKINCEUTICALS C E FERULIC $190
C E Ferulic features a synergistic antioxidant combination of 15% pure vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid), 1% vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol), and 0.5% ferulic acid. It enhances protection against extrinsic aging : AKA premature signs of aging caused by free radicals from UVA/UVB, infrared radiation (IRA), and ozone pollution (O3). In addition to antioxidant benefits, C E Ferulic is ideal for normal and dry skin types and improves the appearance of lines and wrinkles while brightening skin's complexion. Once absorbed, this vitamin C serum remains effective for a minimum of 72 hours.
IMAGE SKINCARE VITAL C HYDRATING ENZYME MASQUE $68
A hydrating, paraben-free enzyme masque that gently exfoliates the build-up of dull, dry skin to reveal a healthier glow. It promotes radiant, youthful-looking skin after just one application and is gentle enough for all skin types!
IS CLINICAL CLEANSING COMPLEX $59
This clear, lightweight iS Clinical cleansing gel is huge favorite! It’s powerful yet gentle formula is perfect for all skin types, as it doesn’t ever leave the skin feeling tight. It incorporates a balance of bio-nutrients, antioxidants, and mild resurfacing ingredients that thoroughly cleanse the surface and pores of the skin without stripping essential natural oils. CLEANSING COMPLEX is excellent as a treatment step in professional facials and is very effective for removing makeup.
VIVIER SKIN 0.3% RETINOL SR COMPLEX $84
As one of our favorite starting formulas, this Vivier Skin 0.3% retinol anti-aging booster is uniquely formulated with Vivier’s Intradermal System and is made to successfully smooth fine lines, refine pores, and prevent wrinkles. It is ideal for all skin types.
SKINCEUTICALS RETINOL 0.5 $88
Retinol 0.5 is ideal for those who wish to reduce signs of aging skin and sun damage. Formulated with 0.5% pure retinol and calming chamomile-derived bisabolol, this night cream can help minimize the appearance of pore size, while also reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and skin discolouration. It can even help minimizing breakouts! Retinol 0.5 is recommended for first-time retinol cream users and is ideal for continued use or for conditioning skin as a prerequisite to SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0.*
*Remember...make sure to only use a pea-sized amount at night and always wear sunscreen the next day!
ESTHEDERM INTENSIVE HYALURONIC EYE CONTOUR SERUM $66
With a combination of three forms of highly purified hyaluronic acid and an anti-fatigue technology, this Esthederm eye contour serum is no match for tired eyes.
GM COLLIN PARIS BOTA-PEPTIDE EYE CONTOUR $96
Another energizing eye-contour cream from GM Collin that minimizes the appearance of wrinkles, expression lines, dark circles, and puffiness around the eyes. Its formula combines 6 peptides, including Argireline®, Myoxinol® and Matrixyl 3000®, to reduce the appearance of expression lines. Enriched with EyelissTM, HaloxylTM, caffeine, AND vitamin K that help counter the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
YONKA PARIS LOTION YON-KA - DRY SKIN $52
Dry, dehydrated or sensitive skin types can’t get enough of this YONKA Paris Lotion. It’s soft, alcohol-free mist helps to tone and revitalize the skin after cleansing with its natural and invigorating aromas. It provides a soothing and refreshing sensation, helps absorb excess sebum, and can be used every day by all skin types.
VIVIER SKIN DAILY AGE-DEFYING MOISTURIZER $86
A Vivier Skin facial moisturizer that is made for all skin types and can be used once (or even twice!) daily. Simple, affordable, and incredible quality: it is formulated to immediately deeply penetrate the skin, increasing its smoothness and plumpness to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Still not convinced you found the right products for you? Make sure to check out the rest of our picks right here.
Not even sure where to start? Have no fear! You can book your virtual consultation with one of our medical aestheticians who will answer all of your skin questions and get you started with what you need to achieve the skin of your dreams.
Until next time...take care of the skin you're in!