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.”
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.
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.”
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).
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.
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.”
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.
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).