BACK IN BLACK
If skincare goals are about products that look as good as they perform, then Nannette de Gaspé takes the prize. For her latest skincare-focused collection, Art of Noir, the Canadian beauty innovator Nannette de Gaspé Beaubien turned to some of today’s trendiest ingredients for inspiration. “We kept hearing about kombucha, a black tea ferment,” says de Gaspé Beaubien. She began researching more black foods, like cumin and super fruits, and decided to build her new skincare products around them. Each product is a true multi-tasker designed with multiple benefits in mind. “A cleanser is just not a cleanser; an exfoliator is just not an exfoliator,” says de Gaspé Beaubien. “We put a lot of treatment ingredients in them, and they do multiple things,” she continues. “In the case of the cleanser, we sourced a very strong vitamin C from the Kakadu plum. It’s the most powerful for brightening, revitalizing, and firming.” In addition to the cleanser, the Art of Noir collection features tonic, polish, cleaning cloths, face and lip balm, and a roller. Nannette de Gaspé Art of Noir skincare collection is available at Holt Renfrew.