Insiders’ Choice

Find out which products beauty professionals favour most!

Insiders’ Choice
Find out which products beauty professionals favour most!


 

Cosmetics magazine is a trade publication beauty insiders rely on for news on the next great makeup launches across Canada. Recently, the magazine conducted their second annual survey, called the “I Recommend Beauty Awards”, to find out which products truly delivered the best results according to 200 beauty pros, estheticians and cosmeticians from across the country. We’re excited to celebrate and share the winners in skincare, haircare, makeup and more on flare.com.

MOST RECOMMENDED SKINCARE


 


 


 

CLEANSER – Mass:
Cetaphil “Removes all dirt and make-up and is great for sensitive skin”
-J.H., Diamond City AB
TONER – Mass:
Neutrogena Alcohol Free
“A gentle wash that tightens your pores”
-L.P., Burlington ON
MOISTURIZER – Mass:
Marcelle Hydra Active “Inexpensive, great for all skin types, and oil free”
-G.G., Mississauga ON

 


 


 

CLEANSER – Prestige:
Vichy 3 in 1 “A thorough cleaning in just one step”
-S.G., Saint John NB
TONER – Prestige:
Biotherm Biosource “Respects dry areas, unclogs pores, and removes excess oil”
-J.S., Lethbridge AB
MOISTURIZER – Prestige:
Vichy Aqualia “24 hour hydrating care”
-I.B., Hawkesbury ON

 


 


 

MASK – Mass:
Marcelle Clay Masque “Can help with any blemish!”
-A.J., London ON
ANTI-AGING PRODUCT – Mass:
Olay Regenerist “Effective and affordable”
-L.C., Moncton, NB
EYE CREAM – Mass:
L’Oréal Advanced Revitalift “Great for firming”
-E.C., Victoria BC

 


 


 

MASK – Prestige:
Biotherm Hydradetox “Visible glow and lightly scented”
-S.K., Plainfield ON
ANTI-AGING PRODUCT – Prestige:
Prevage “Really does all that it says!”
-D.C., Kapuskasing ON
EYE CREAM – Prestige:
RoC Retinol “Reduces appearance of dark circles and wrinkles”
-C.W., Olds AB

 


 


 

LIP BALM – Mass:
Burt’s Bees “Glossy goodness and moisturizing protection”
-C.L., Montreal QC
FACE SCRUB – Mass:
St. Ives Apricot Scrub “This product really sells itself”
-R.S., Calgary AB
LIP BALM – Prestige:
RoC Endryial “Don’t have to continuously apply to keep lips conditioned”
-A.F., Calgary

 

FACE SCRUB – Prestige:
Vichy Exfolianting Scrub “Gentle yet effective for radiant looking skin”
-C.R., Sussex NB


MOST RECOMMENDED SKIN TREATMENTS


 


 


 

FOR ROSACEA
La Roche Posay Rosiliac “It hydrates skin while neutralizing the redness”
-R.S., Calgary AB
FOR DARK CIRCLES UNDER THE EYES
Biotherm Hyradetox “Treats dark circles and also diminishes fine lines”
-L.L., Caledon ON
FOR EXTREMELY DRY SKIN
Vichy Nutrilogie “The perfect product for dry skin”
-G.G., Mississauga ON

 

FOR EXTREMELY SENSITIVE SKIN
Avène “Calms and hydrates irritated or sensitive skin”
-R.S., Calgary AB


MOST RECOMMENDED BODY CARE


 


 


 

Body Lotion
Vichy Lipidiose “Has a nice feel and is excellent for dry skin”
-J.W., Midland ON
Body Wash
Olay Ribbons “Hydrates as it cleans”
-T.W., Winnipeg, MB
Anti-Celulite Product
Biotherm-Cellulite “Cellulite and dimples actually disappear!”
-R.A., Calgary AB

 


 

Hair Removal Product
Parissa “It’s salon quality at home and easy to use”
-A.J., London ON
Firming Lotion
Elancyl Firming Body Butter “Only product where I have seen results”
-L.B., London ON


MOST RECOMMENDED SUN CARE


 


 


 

Sun Block Lotion
Vichy SPF 60 Gel Cream “Perfect for sun sensitive skin”
-R.S., Calgary AB
Sun Block Spray
Vichy SPF “Easy application and extremely effective”
-I.S., Oakville ON
Self Tanner
NeoStrata Deep Dark “Offers the most natural tanned look”
– C.R., Sussex NB


MOST RECOMMENDED NAIL CARE


 


 


 

Nail Polish
Sally Hansen “It’s long-lasting and helps protect the nails”
-S.D., Toronto ON
Nail Polish Remover
Sally Hansen “It conditions while removing polish with minimal rubbing”
-J.B., Brooklin, ON
Nail Strengthener
Sally Hansen “Makes for a great base coat and prevents nails from any future damage”
-C.W., Olds AB


MOST RECOMMENDED MAKEUP


 


 


 

Lip Gloss – Mass:
Rimmel “Great price point, amazing results, and long lasting shine.”
-S.P., Windsor ON
Lipstick – Mass:
L’Oréal Colour Riche “Loads of moisture”
-A.N., Cold Brook NL
Lip Gloss – Prestige:
Lancôme – Juicy Tubes “Love all the colours and they smell scrumptious!”
-M.K., Aurora ON

 


 


 

Lipstick – Prestige:
Lise Watier “Great staying power!”
-S.K., Plainfield ON
Foundation – Mass:
Revlon Age Defying “The perfect texture”
-L.B., London ON
Eye shadow – Mass:
L’Oréal Hip Shadow “High pigment and long-lasting”
-S.P., Windsor ON

 


 


 

Blush – Mass:
Revlon “A wide selection of natural shades for everyone”
-S.G., Saint John NB
Foundation – Prestige
Cover FX – All “Amazing coverage”
-S.W., Oakville ON
Eye shadow – Prestige
Lise Watier “Great selection and quality”
-S.M., Codys NB

 


 


 

Blush – Prestige
Lise Watier “Stays on all day”
-M.M., St. Stephen NB
Concealer – Mass:
Rimmel “Creates a smooth and flawless look”
-R.I., Calgary AB
Corrective Foundation/Cover up– Mass:
Physician’s Formula “High quality”
-T.W., Spruce Grove AB

 


 

Concealer – Prestige:
Lancôme Effacernes “It’s waterproof and offers all day coverage”
-S.G., Nepean ON
Corrective Foundation/Cover up– Prestige:
Cover FX “Most life-altering product on the market”
-S.W., Oakville ON


MOST RECOMMENDED HAIR CARE


 


 


 

Women’s Hair Colour
Clairol Perfect 10 “Salon quality in just 10 min”
-I.S., Oakville ON
Shampoo
TRESemmé “Perfect for all hair types”
-C.W., Olds AB
Men’s Hair Colour
Just For Men “Quick and easy”
-J.I., South Porcupine ON

 


 


 

Conditioner
TRESemmé “Moisturizes hair without the oily finish”
-S.D., Toronto ON
Styling Product
göt2b “Holds and controls while adding a great shine”
-M.D., Hamilton ON
Intensive Treatment
Pantene Restoratives “Really puts moisture back in dry, coloured, and/or sun-damaged hair”
-S.G., Saint John NB

 

Shine Treatment
John Frieda “A fantastic shine with little or no work”
-A.N., Cold Brook NL


MOST RECOMMENDED MEN’S GROOMING PRODUCTS


 


 


 

Men’s Razor
Gillette Mach 3 “Allows for a very close and smooth shave”
-I.S., Oakville ON
Men’s Cleanser
Vichy Homme “Very effective”
-L.B., London ON
Men’s Moisturizer
Biotherm Aqua “Soothing and extremely rich in moisture”
-L.P., Burlington ON

 


 

Men’s Shave Cream
Biotherm Homme “Intense foam for extra protection on sensitive skin”
-S.P., Windsor ON
Men’s Eye Cream
Biotherm Hydra “Fights lines, bags, and circles”
-R.C., Bedford NS


MOST RECOMMENDED FRAGRANCES


 


 


 

Men’s Fragrance– Mass
Adidas “Refreshing and not too strong”
-A.L., Woodbridge ON
Women’s Fragrance– Mass
Roots – Spirit “Suitable scent for everyone”
-L.M., Sarnia ON
Men’s Fragrance– Prestige
Aqua di Gio “By far the best smell”
-L.M., Calgary AB

 

Women’s Fragrance– Prestige
Nina by Nina Ricci “Has an universal appeal for all ages”
-M.D., Hamilton ON


MOST RECOMMENDED BEAUTY TOOLS


 


 


 

Manicure Tools
Revlon “High quality at a great price”
-L.M., Sarnia ON
Makeup Brushes
QUO “Affordable and make-up glides on effortlessly”
-IS, Oakville ON
Tweezers
Tweezerman “Very sharp for a clean painless tweeze”
-C.W., Olds AB

 

Women’s Razor
Gillette Venus “Leaves legs smooth for weeks”
-AJ, London, ON


MOST RECOMMENDED ORAL CARE


 


 


 

Tooth Whitening
Crest Whitestrips “You can see the difference just after one use”
-SF, Schanzenfeld, MB
Tooth Paste
Crest “Excellent whitening effects after prolonged use. Super taste”
-MD, Hamilton, ON
Mouthwash
Listerine “Kills bacteria and whitens”
-J.H., Diamond City, AB


MOST RECOMMENDED NATURAL / ORGANIC PRODUCTS


 


 


 

Natural Skin Care:
Botanics by Boots “Excellent moisturizers and cleansers”
-J.W., Winnipeg MB
Natural Body Care:
Burts Bees “An organic line that smells great”
-E.C., Victoria BC
Natural Makeup:
Physicians Formula “Good coverage without all the extra irritant ingredients”
-C.W., Olds AB

 


 

Natural Hair Care:
Orgnx by La Coupe “Great results”
-L.C., Miramichi BC
Natural Lip Products:
Burts Bees “You don’t need to be a chemist to read the ingredients list”
-L.C., Miramichi BC


MOST RECOMMENDED…

Skincare
Skin Treatments
Body Care
Sun Care
Nail Care
Makeup
Hair Care
Men’s Grooming Products
Fragrances
Beauty Tools
Oral Care
Natural / Organic Products
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