Amandine Sol Botanicals Dropped Its Sophomore Product, Dew Dream
We love savvy time-saving beauty heroes that double up (or better yet, triple up) on function. On Monday, Toronto-based all-natural skincare line Amandine Sol Botanicals dropped its second product, Dew Dream, a plant-powered essence-meets-toner-meets-serum that works to sooth, strengthen and hydrate the skin while also sloughing away dead skin cells. Star ingredients, many of which are sourced from founder Amandine Sol Azran’s family farm in Ontario, include anti-inflammatory calendula, chamomile and rose to calm the skin, free-radical fighting olive leaf, gingko bilboa and tea extracts to boost skin’s barrier, and a cocktail of honey, elderflower and jasmine to amp up skin’s glow. The formula is also infused with plumping hyaluronic acid that penetrates deeply to quench a water-depleted complexion. Another highlight? Dew Dream is gentle enough to be used on reactive skin types yet potent enough to deliver some line-smoothing magic on mature skin, too.
Obakki’s New Soap Collection Helps Create Income for Women Entrepreneurs in Africa
From home goods to apparel, Vancouver’s Obakki is known for its assortment of lifestyle offerings that are thoughtfully designed and ethically made. The brand’s latest launch, a line of six face and body soap bars locally cold-pressed by hand in small batches, continues that ethos. When it came to ingredient sourcing, Obakki called on different women entrepreneurs in Africa who are supporting their families through sustainable businesses for the soaps’ star actives. Such ingredients include smoothing moringa oil, conditioning shea butter, anti-inflammatory avocado oil and hydrating argan oil. What’s more, all the soap bars come packaged in compostable millboard boxes made from 100 percent recycled paper.
Supergoop!’s Glowscreen SPF Landed at Sephora.ca
We could easily go on and on about how important sunscreen is — year-round. When beloved Texas-based clean suncare brand Supergoop! landed at Sephora Canada last May with four of its hero products, it was a big deal, especially considering Supergoop!’s steady streak as the beauty retailer’s best-selling sunscreen brand in the U.S. Now, Canadian shoppers can officially get their hands on Supergoop!’s cult-favourite Glowscreen SPF 40 ($48), a lightweight, pearlescent formula that goes far beyond your basic UV protection. Made with hyaluronic acid, Vitamin B5, sea lavender and cocoa peptides, the illuminating formula that’s free of pore-clogging ingredients also hydrates the skin and defends it against blue light while simultaneously acting as a makeup-gripping primer to boot. Another big bonus: Glowscreen can also be used as a highlighter wherever you’re wanting an extra dose of radiance.
Filorga Expanded Its Anti-Aging Global-Repair Range
Supercharged with hard-working ceramides, omegas and vitamins, anti-aging French skincare brand Filorga’s Global-Repair range, which launched last year, is all about tackling common sings of aging: dullness, loss of firmness and volume, lines and wrinkles, as well as dark spots. This week, the brand expanded the range’s luxe facial moisturizer and serum line-up to include two additional SKUs for a thorough skincare regimen. First there’s the sesame seed extract-spiked Global-Repair Eyes & Lips ($119), which was made not only to target dark circles, under eye puffiness and crow’s feet, but also to be used on the lips to treat fine vertical lines and crevices. Next up: the Global-Repair Essence ($99), which is infused with brown seaweed extract and formulated to stimulate lipid production in the skin, natural fats that are crucial to maintaining the strength of the skin’s protective barrier.