When it comes to skin care, we’re all hoping to find brands we can trust that use ingredients we can pronounce. Who better to turn to than cosmetic companies based in our very own backyard?
Show your skin—and homegrown businesses—some love this winter by checking out our list of four Quebec-made skincare essentials worth (re)discovering!
A good moisturizer: the go-to product against the harshness of winter
Zorah biocosmétiques thermal protection winter cream is perfect to face Canadian winters and to enjoy outdoor activities without worrying.
Part of the Yepa line, this product formulated with argan oil prevents dehydration, chapping and burns caused by cold. The whole family will love it!
The perfect winter makeup remover
No matter the season, no skincare or beauty routine is complete without the right makeup remover. Come winter, the key is choosing a product that will gently deep-clean your face, eyes, and neck, while also nourishing your skin.
An ideal antidote for the irritation caused by dry winter air, IDC’s Pure Milk anti-pollution micellar cleanser and makeup remover soothes skin by providing intense hydration.
In addition to keeping skin moisturized, this cleansing makeup remover leaves a more radiant appearance, eliminates signs of fatigue, and protects against pollutants. Say goodbye to that dull complexion!
Cleansing, toning, soothing masks
It’s no secret that it’s important to protect your skin, especially your face, from the cold. When the weather grows chilly and grey, indulge in a spa treatment in the comfort of your own home and discover the benefits of facial masks.
Look for natural products that will cleanse, tone, and soothe your face (the one part of your body that doesn’t get bundled up in a cozy parka, scarf, or toque!), such as those by Lotus Aroma.
Made with 99.5% natural ingredients, this Quebec company’s vegan, GMO-free, and gluten-free product line includes just-like-homemade facial masks.
Coconut oil and hyaluronic acid are your friends
Not interested in lugging around an entire beauty kit in your handbag? Lacking room in your budget to invest in a hardcore beauty routine? If there’s one item you can count on to ward off dry skin and brittle hair, it’s a product that combines coconut oil and hyaluronic acid.
At once an all-over moisturizer, baby cream, belly balm for pregnant women, hair mask and serum, hydrating night mask, and lip balm, Hydractiv’s coconut melting balm is the ultimate all-in-one beauty product!
While these three products are a valuable addition to any winter skincare routine, the best way to keep your skin healthy all season long is sticking to a few proactive habits:
- Avoid taking very hot baths.
- Choose exfoliators and moisturizers that are suitable for cold weather.
- Always remove your makeup before bed.
Check out our handy winter beauty guide to make sure you always look your best, come cold, wind, or snow.