If you haven’t heard, Canada is turning the big 1-5-0 this year. Over that century and a half, we’ve created many amazing things (basketball, zippers, butter tarts, etc.). But our beauty-obsessed minds are focused on all the skincare, makeup and haircare that’s being produced right in our backyards.
To remind you that you don’t have to go international for everything you need to stay looking your freshest, we rounded up some of the best Canadian beauty brands and their outstanding products. Click through to find out what brands you should know about, and what products you’re about to fall in local love with.
Coffee Sugar Scrub, Vanilla Bean, $36, lovefresh.com
Why we love them: Like so many of our favourite natural beauty companies, this one started in a kitchen. Founder Stacey Davis wanted to create natural products that work, and home experiments and recipe development evolved into a full line of skincare and bodycare products still made in Toronto.
Their stand-out product: Did you know exfoliating with sugar improves circulation and helps get nasty toxins out of your body by stimulating the lymphatic system? Lovefresh's Coffee Sugar Scrub does all that, and it's so gentle, you can use it every day.