Cosmetic products: tested and approved

When it comes to cosmetics, it’s easy to get lost in the dizzying number of new arrivals hitting the shelves. Our team presents their discoveries and suggestions of tried and tested products… and approved!

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silvia galipeau

silvia galipeau
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bye bye itching

Good news for eczema-prone skin. Quebec brand Chanv, which has been promoting hemp oil products for over 15 years, has just launched a new cream. Aimed at relieving eczema itches, but also insect bites, poison ivy and other unpleasant itches, the product is also composed of colloidal oatmeal (2%), chaga (fungus with soothing properties), neem oil ( moisturizing and regenerating), aloe vera and raspberry seed oil. Verdict? Tested for several weeks and with each crisis episode with us, the results are unequivocal: the cream, with its delicate mint scent, has a clear and instant refreshing effect. No more itching after application, and for a certain time. Certainly this product will not replace your usual medicated cream. But if you’re looking to reduce your usage, this is a proven option to consider.

$39.99, available online and in pharmacies

revive your dyed hair

eva dumas

eva dumas
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PHOTO PROVIDED BY KÉRASTASE

The Chroma Absolu range is intended for colored and damaged hair.

This is a redheaded teenager severely damaged by two years of colouring/bleaching that we entrusted to the expert care of hairstylist and colorist Jason Williams, at Espace K salon. His mission was to provide her with a Kérastase Chroma Absolu treatment in hopes of achieving beautiful hair. less grichou. The formula includes several acids and a plant with healing properties, the Asiatic spark. The range’s promise: to address the three main challenges colored hair faces: porosity, frizz and color loss over time. One thing is certain, leaving the Espace K salon in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, the little bright red head was softer and brighter than ever. For optimal results, the products need to be used for weeks, which we couldn’t do. However, we were able to take advantage of some samples that already seemed to confirm the great potential of the range to bring life back to hair thought to be dead. The seven products in the Chroma Absolu range cost between $47 (“bath”, read shampoo) and $74 (mask) and can be purchased at Espace K salon, as well as several other high-end salons that carry the Kérastase brand. .

The loving care of Lisa Noto

Stephanie Berube

Stephanie Berube
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PHOTO DAVID BOILY, THE PRESS

Floral toning water and eye contour cream by Lisa Noto

I first discovered Lisa Noto with her eye contour cream. Simple and very rich, a thousand miles from the technological treatments of most of the beauty giants. Here we play with purity. To properly judge the range, I added the floral water spray, bought online like the rest of the range, which is hard to find elsewhere. Confirmed philosophy: we are all soft, light. The two products combine perfectly: a small cloud of water with an invigorating flower and an eye contour that is made to overflow a little (a lot!) of the indicated area and voila! Your day (or night) is off to a good start!

Floral Toning Water, 60ml, $25
Eye cream, 30 ml, $84

For a little shine that feels good

marissa groguhe

marissa groguhe
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PHOTO PROVIDED BY FENTY SKIN

Fenty Skin Pre-Show Glow

Fenty Skin continues to expand its range of beauty and makeup products. Affordable and of good quality, the offer of the singer Rihanna’s brand has the potential to delight more than one. New addition: Pre-Show Glow Exfoliator lives up to the reputation of Fenty Skin, sister brand to Fenty Beauty. The product, which can be applied before makeup, comes with a reusable applicator whose fabric is not aggressive for the most sensitive skin. The application is quick, just let the product penetrate (vegan!) for about 60 seconds. After a few moments, the skin is ready, with a little extra shine. Makeup applied on top doesn’t take on any unwanted texture and even leaving just the serum on bare skin, the ” brightness promised lasts a while. Use once or twice a week.

Pre-Show Glow 10% AHA Instant Retexturizing Treatment + Reusable Applicator, 30ml, $52

Available online and at Sephora

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