With summer being in full swing, all we want to do is reach for the timeless skincare classics that never fail to leave us impressed! While there are tons of incredible brands and products to choose from amongst those we carry, we figured we’d give you a helping hand in selecting some staples.
Here is a BSE-approved list of our current summer favorites, from head to toe!
SKINCEUTICALS C E FERULIC - $198
C E Ferulic is a vitamin C serum formulated under the Duke Antioxidant patent, which means it is recognized the one of the most effective delivery technologies of vitamin C to skin. SkinCeuticals’ Vitamin C is formulated with pure l-ascorbic acid, an acidic pH within the 2.0-3.5 pH range, and has a concentration between 10-20%––the only brand to formulate antioxidants according to these parameters.
It protects against sun damage and photoaging (skin-aging induced by ozone pollution), which we love in the summertime! Suitable for all skin types and for daily AM application, before SPF.
SKINMEDICA AHA/BHA EXFOLIATING CLEANSER - $50
We love a powerful exfoliator that doesn’t leave your skin feeling harsh and abrasive after each use! This powerful refining treatment from SkinMedica combines alpha-hydroxy and beta-hydroxy acids that gently cleanses the skin, while sloughing away dead skin cells to improve radiance and luminosity. It is known to help improve the appearance of skin texture, tone, and smoothness through mild exfoliation by ultra-fine, non-scratching jojoba beads.
ZO SKIN HEALTH COMPLEXION RENEWAL PADS - $69
We couldn’t ask for an easier, better way to pack a punch into one toning product! These dual-action Zo Skin Health exfoliating pads remove dead skin cells in order to prevent clogged pores. They also reduce oiliness and minimize surface oil all while calming and soothing irritated skin.
VIVIER SKIN SHEER SPF 30 MINERAL TINTED - $52
A broad-spectrum UVA/UVB mineral tinted sunscreen that combines new ChromaTint™ technology, antioxidants, and extracts. This innovative new formula from Vivier Skin provides an instant natural and even glow, easily melting into the skin––making it the perfect add-on to your simple summer morning routine. Added antioxidants/extracts provide added hydration and anti-aging benefits for complete sheer protection.
SKINCEUTICALS RETINOL 0.5 - $92
Retinoids, both over-the-counter and prescription, can make your skin mildly sensitive to the sun, but it doesn't mean you have to eliminate them! Designed for maximum efficacy and stability, SkinCeuticals retinol cream is formulated with high concentrations of pure retinol and enhanced with stabilization and delivery technologies to ensure maximum efficacy while minimizing irritation and other common side effects. Make sure to always apply at night and wear sunscreen everyday––like the TIZO Ultra Zinc Face And Body SPF 40––to protect the sensitized skin barrier.
GANT RENAISSANCE DEEP EXFOLIATING KIT - $24
The Renaissance Glove is the # 1 selling exfoliating glove in Canada. It is made using an ancestral technique with respect for traditions. Its natural vegetal fiber is unique and exclusive. Composed of 100% plant cellulose extracted from eucalyptus and spruce, it is uniquely woven in microscopic loops. The combination of the fiber and the weaving offers you professional experience with the utmost respect for your skin.
ENDOR TECHNOLOGIES ANTI-CELLULITE CREAM - $85
This incredible anti-cellulite cream from Endor Technologies visibly reduces the appearance of cellulite and improves skin firmness. A clinical study under medical supervision demonstrates a reduction of the appearance of cellulite of 31% after 28 days of treatment while visibly firming the skin up to 170%! Formulated for all skin types and can be used daily.
GM COLLIN PARIS MELT-IN BALM - $60
Enriched with tiger grass extract and wild mango and shea butters, this exceptional GM Collin treatment provides intense and immediate hydration; soothes and nourishes very dry skin; and reduces the appearance of redness resulting from dryness. Pair it with the GM COLLIN PARIS Sweet Gommage scrub for ultimate hydration and smoothness.
DR. HAUSCHKA HYDRATING FOOT CREAM - $30
A summer sandal must-have! This Dr. Hauschka rich and invigorating cream soothes, softens, protects, and prevents further cracking of dry, rough feet. Especially refreshing after workouts or at the end of a long day, Hydrating Foot Cream cools and moisturizes, providing intensive comfort and supporting skin renewal.
Until next time, take care of the skin you are in!
The BSE Team