Thursday, June 13, 2019

New at the Drugstore | Spring 2019

Drugstore Haul

It's that time of year where we stock up on sunscreen, spritz in our dry shampoo, and slap on a bit of mascara/brow gel/lipstick to run out the door and into the sun.

haaaaaallelujah! It finally feels like summer is around the corner. Here are some fabulous goodies from Neutrogena, Bio Oil, Cerave, Farleyco, etc. that you'll find right now at the drugstore to help refresh your routine and get you ready for summer fun, and travel!

Drugstore sunscreen

Neutrogena Travel Face Wipes

NEUTROGENA® ALL-IN-ONE Make-up Removing Cleansing Wipes Singles $14

I WISH these had come out back in February when I was packing my Bachelorette Survival Kits!!! No worries though, these are making my carry on bag a little bit lighter, and a lot more fabulous. Canada’s #1 facial wipes are *finally* available in SINGLES! Each facial wipe comes individually wrapped, for a fresh and effective wipe every time. Just tear open and unfold a full-size cleansing wipe. Each ultra soft wipe gently dissolves all traces of dirt, oil, and make-up in seconds. The formula is so effective, it easily removes 99% of your most stubborn makeup, even waterproof mascara. These wipes never sting my eyes, and are great for us occasional wipers who find that full-size packages dry up before we can finish them. Prefect for travel, work, the gym, and on the go for complete make-up removal or instant refreshing.

Neutrogena Sunscreen Gel

NEUTROGENA® HYDRO BOOST Water Gel Sunscreen $13

This broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen has a true water-light feel. Not only does it actually add some hydration to my skin, but it's also super refreshing. I apply it in the morning head to toe right after a quick shower. It leaves my skin silky smooth with no white cast or oily residue. It also layers quite seamlessly under makeup, and doesn't cause excessive oiliness on my face. I can re-apply throughout the day and it always feels comfortable. This would be amazing for kids too. Like all of the Neutrogena sunscreens I've reviewed, this is oil-free and non-comedogenic, which means it won’t clog pores!

NEUTROGENA® Hydro Boost Hand Gel Cream $9

The Hydro Boost facial products from Neutrogena are true gems at the drugstore, and I've used up their serum and facial cleanser entirely. This brand new hand cream brings their advanced facial hydration expertise, to hand care! The gel-cream formula is ultra-light and packed with Hyaluronic Acid, a molecule capable of holding up to 1000x its weight in water. I'm keeping this tube on my desk at work to help maintain the skin’s moisture balance and lock in hydration during the summer months. It absorbs instantly with a non-greasy, silky feeling.


Bio Oil Gel Cream

 Bio Oil Dry Skin Gel $10-$25

Bio Oil is a brand I've used religiously in the past to heal aggressive acne scars. For the first time in 30 years, they've developed a new gem for us to enjoy, packed with ultra-hydrating ingredients to soothe dry skin. The Dry Skin Gel is a unique gel-to-oil formula and can be used everywhere on your body. NOTE: a little goes a loooong way, so go easy on applying! There's only 3% water, so one jar will last a while. I used too much the first time, and it felt like the gel was floating on my body. My recommendation is to smooth a quarter-sized dollop of this gel over your entire body right after exiting the shower or bath. It'll lock in hydration, soothe dry patches, reduce ingrown hairs and lighten discolouration. Ideal for your travel bag or vanity, the product comes in three sizes, and the original oil is available in four!

Cerave Sunscreen

CeraVe Ultra-Light Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 $15

This lightweight moisturizer has SPF 30 and is geared towards normal to oily skin. In addition to helping prevent sunburn, this oil-free moisturizer includes hyaluronic acid to help the skin retain its natural moisture, as well as ceramides that help reinforce the skin’s barrier. It's awesome for those of us who get oily throughout the day, since the finish is completely matte. It layers under makeup flawlessly and will not break you out. The pump packaging is so sleek, and can be taken in your carry on luggage!

CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser $8

Developed with dermatologists, CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser cleanses and hydrates without disrupting the natural skin protective barrier. This non-foaming lotion, with 3 essential ceramides and hyaluronic acid, gently removes dirt and oil while increasing skin hydration. This is one of my favourite products to use in the morning, in the summer, to remove any gunk from the night and to prep my skin for makeup!

Colab Dry Shampoo

COLAB Active Invisible Dry Shampoo $10

Specially formulated for active lifestyles, this amazing dry shampoo instantly refreshes hair without white residue. It also provides UV protection, pollution protection and conditioning benefits. The unique sheer & invisible formula absorbs excess moisture, while softening the hair. You can use this before and after being active outdoors to keep your 'do looking its best!

So... Maui Waves Body Mist $9

Glistening waves, oceanic blue and summer sunshine - each spritz of So…? Maui Waves Body Mist transports your thoughts warmer temperatures and fun filled days on the beach. Its tropical fruity notes of lemon, progressing into effortless notes of jasmine and amber, perfectly complement your surfer chic look. I keep this in my desk drawer for a quick boost of yummy fragrance in the afternoon.

7th Heaven Charcoal Tonic Masque $5

Get a seriously deep clean with this blend of Activated Charcoal and purifying Green Tea to draw out dirt and grime whilst absorbing excess oil and minimising pores. This mask is the perfect solution for a quick boost! Use weekly to revive, freshen and clear skin.

7th Heaven Charcoal Detox Bubble Masque $5 

Bubble, bubble dirt is in trouble! with this deep cleansing blend of Star Anise and purifying Oxygen specially formulated into a Charcoal infused sheet mask. When exposed to the air, it begins to bubble and foam, digging deep into pores removing dirt and excess oil leaving skin feeling clearer and looking fresh. Use weekly for a brighter, revitalised complexion! Both men and women can try the bubble mask to experience its benefits. It provides a gentler solution than exfoliating with a loofah or an abrasive sugar scrub. Instead, the bubbles work to scrub out your pores gently, removing oil, makeup, and dirt.

Flexitol Rapid Relief Hand Balm

Flexitol Rapid Relief Hand Balm $9

This gloriously simple Hand Balm is a richly formulated, nourishing blend of oils and water that deeply penetrates to provide effective, long-lasting moisturisation and rapid relief for very dry hands. Flexitol's Rapid Relief Hand Balm is also suitable for moisturizing itchy patches of dry skin, and can be found at Rexall and ParmaPlus. I find that this is ideal for moisturizing my cuticles and knuckles, especially on an airplane or when it's cold out.

No Gray Quick Fix Review

No Gray Quick Fix for Light Brown Hair $9

No Gray Quick Fix for Light Brown Hair is perfect for hiding gray roots and doing quick touch-ups between colouring. The applicator brush and combs are perfect for precise control. The easy to use 3 comb applicator fits neatly in your purse or pocket, and can be used to tint brows too! That's how I've been using it, stay tuned for my next makeup tutorial on Youtube to see it in action. The product is also available in medium brown and brown/black!

Happy shopping,
xx
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