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MAKEUP RE­MOVER

Bio­derma Sen­si­bio H2O Make-up Re­mov­ing

Mi­celle So­lu­tion ($23.90) The rise of long­wear­ing lip­sticks, set­ting sprays and 24-hour-wear foun­da­tions has cre­ated quite the task for makeup re­movers. This one is up for the chal­lenge, gen­tly nix­ing ev­ery last speck with­out tug­ging on skin.

EYE- MAKEUP RE­MOVER

Sephora Col­lec­tion Wa­ter­proof Eye Makeup

Re­mover ($19) Nithya Sar­a­vanan from Toronto found this prod­uct very ef­fec­tive yet non-ir­ri­tat­ing on eyes. “Only a few drops is more than enough to take off makeup, with no scrub­bing re­quired.”

FACE MIST

In­sti­tut Es­the­d­erm Eau Cel­lu­laire Mist ($29) Thanks to the su­perfine mist, this hyaluronic-acid-rich spray makes for the per­fect mid­day re­fresh—with­out leav­ing you drenched.

FACE SCRUB

UN­DER $ 30 Phi­los­o­phy The Mi­cro-delivery Daily Ex­fo­li­at­ing Fa­cial Wash

($20) Katie Haddin from An­caster, Ont., es­pe­cially en­joyed us­ing this ex­fo­li­at­ing cleanser in the morn­ings. “The re­fresh­ing scent woke me up and got me ready for the day,” she said. OVER $ 30 Clar­ins One-Step Gen­tle Ex­fo­li­at­ing Cleanser ($38) Michelle Or­gan from Dart­mouth, N.S., praised the light or­ange scent of this scrub as well as its abil­ity to leave her skin feel­ing “squeaky clean.”

FACE MASK

Clar­ins Ex­tra-Firm­ing Mask

($69) Wear this fa­tigue-fight­ing mask for 10 min­utes and then wait for the com­pli­ments on your smoother, more ra­di­ant com­plex­ion to roll in.

EYE- MASK PATCHES

Klo­rane Smooth­ing and Re­lax­ing Patches

With Sooth­ing Corn­flower ($17.25) This is an in­stant way to trick peo­ple into think­ing you’re well rested (and not feel­ing the ef­fects of last night’s wine).

DAY SERUM

UN­DER $ 50 Mar­celle NewAge Up­Lift En­er­giz­ing Serum

($33.95) With this serum’s four types of hya­luronic acid (the in­gre­di­ent is fa­mous for re­tain­ing up to 1,000 times its weight in wa­ter), it’s no won­der the jurors no­ticed more hy­drated skin after just one ap­pli­ca­tion.

BE­TWEEN $ 50 AND $ 1 00

IDC Dermo Boost En­ergy ($60) Jurors loved the candy-like scent of this serum and its abil­ity to calm red­ness. Eve­lyn Bal­lard from Lan­g­ley, B.C., said that after us­ing it for one week, her skin looked “less ir­ri­tated.” OVER $ 1 00 Lancôme Ad­vanced Génifique ($132) Em­brace your in­ner Ben­jamin But­ton with this serum that jurors said im­me­di­ately ab­sorbs into skin with­out leav­ing a tacky residue.

NIGHT SERUM

Estée Lauder Ad­vanced Night Re­pair Serum

($123) There’s a rea­son this serum is a long­time top seller. The lux­u­ri­ous oil-free for­mula con­tains patented tech­nol­ogy that min­i­mizes fine lines while nur­tur­ing parched skin.

MOIS­TUR­IZ­ING DAY CREAM

UN­DER $ 40 Bio­derma Hy­dra­bio Gel-Cream Light

Mois­tur­iz­ing Cream ($29.50) This light (but still hy­drat­ing) mois­tur­izer has a touch of sal­i­cylic acid to gen­tly ex­fo­li­ate. “My skin was glow­ing after a cou­ple of days,” said Fa­tima Mer­heb from Wind­sor, Ont. “I knew I owed it to this!”

OVER $ 40

Char­lotte Til­bury Magic Cream ($125) The name says it all: This cream works won­ders. Once re­served only for her model and celebrity clients, makeup artist Char­lotte Til­bury’s se­cret blend of pep­tides, an­tiox­i­dants and hyaluronic acid is now avail­able for all.

EYE- CON­TOUR CARE

UN­DER $ 50 Clar­ins Multi-Ac­tive Yeux ($45) With its al­ways-cold me­tal ap­pli­ca­tor, this gel-cream serum, rich in plant ac­tives, is ex­cel­lent for calm­ing puffy eyes in the morn­ing. OVER $ 50 G.M. Collin Bota-Pep­tide Eye Con­tour ($96) Priya Chendke from Toronto no­ticed her eye area looked smoother after us­ing this pep­tiderich for­mula. “I felt younger after just a week of us­ing it,” she said.

ANTI- AG­ING DAY CREAM

UN­DER $ 60

Clar­ins Multi-Ac­tive Jour ($54) Jurors loved how soft their skin felt after us­ing this an­tiox­i­dant-rich mois­tur­izer. Even those who said they don’t usu­ally love scented prod­ucts en­joyed its fresh flo­ral fra­grance. OVER $ 60

IDC Dermo Ex­press 360 ($62) Lee Pearson from Hamil­ton, Ont., gave this anti-pol­lu­tion mois­tur­izer five stars. “If I were to use this for the rest of my life, my skin would be happy.”

ANTI- AG­ING NIGHT CREAM

Clar­ins Super Restora­tive Night ($129) Tracy Ra­fuse from New Glas­gow, N.S., said this mois­tur­izer felt “like but­ter” on her skin. “It was so nice after a long day to wash my face and ap­ply this lit­tle piece of heaven.”

DARK- SPOT CORRECTOR

Clar­ins Mis­sion Per­fec­tion Serum ($69) Krista Urchenko from Ottawa loved the tex­ture of this serum, which she said feels “like putting clouds on your face.”

LIP BALM

Clar­ins Hy­dra-Es­sen­tial Mois­ture Re­plen­ish­ing Lip

Balm ($20) This hy­drat­ing balm ap­plies like a gloss, en­hanc­ing your nat­u­ral lip colour for the ul­ti­mate rosy glow.

SUN PRO­TEC­TION

UN­DER $ 30 Aveeno Pro­tect + Hy­drate Sun­screen Lo­tion

SPF 30 ($15.79) Paiton Collins from Burn­aby, B.C., called this her new holy-grail fa­cial sun­screen. “It ab­sorbed well, left my skin soft and played well un­der­neath makeup.” OVER $ 30 Coola Min­eral Face Sun­screen Un­scented

Matte Tint ($48) This min­eral-based sun­screen is an ex­cel­lent op­tion for those with sen­si­tive skin (which can re­act to chem­i­cal UV fil­ters).

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