Do you ever feel overwhelmed when it comes to trying new products out or purchasing something you’ve never needed before? It’s never easy when it comes to choosing something new. You don’t want to waste money on picking up something that doesn’t work or doesn’t do what you expect. It always helps to have someone guiding you which is why Shoppers Drug Mart recently introduced their Shoppers Top Picks program.
Throughout the store and online you’ll be able to find a selection of products that Shoppers Drug Mart has carefully chosen because they trust them. Between all of the Top Sellers, New Finds and Hidden Gems featured on the shelves, you’ll be able to shop a little more confidently knowing that you’ve got a winner in your hands. They’ve included a little bit of everything, sharing picks from the beauty, home, and health sections.
Last week, I had a chance to check out the Shoppers Top Picks activation that was set up at Sherway Gardens and got to get up close and personal with some of their top picks – I was really happy to find some of my favourite products listed and discovered a few new items that I can’t wait to pick up. Here are a few of my faves (oh, and some of them come with bonus Optimum points):
When’s the last time that a wild beauty invention got you excited? For me, new innovations that have a bit of a tech angle to them really interest me; I love seeing how expensive treatments can be transformed into something that people like you and I can use at home without having to worry about the hefty price tag. The Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask is one of those.
Neutrogena recently came out with this futuristic, Tron-esque mask that has been designed to help prevent acne and breakouts before they start. As I’m sure you’re aware, the brand has been around for years and is definitely known for their skincare line that helps to prevent and treat breakouts, so a product like this only makes sense.
Light therapy isn’t anything new; dermatologists have been using this form of therapy for years in order to help treat those with acne and breakouts. These treatments are great but they can get pretty costly and are a little out of reach for many of us. Add in the time that it takes to go in for these and it’s definitely a bit of a hassle. Neutrogena has managed to take this type of skin therapy and they’ve turned it into some accessible for everyone and made for every day use, which means you can see results pretty quickly!
The mask uses light science to treat the entire face at once, in ten minute periods, to help prevent breakouts at the start. It’s gentle enough to be used daily, and actually gives you a bit of a reason to take a few minutes out of your day to relax – throw the mask on and read a book or watch one of your favourite shows (Fuller House season 3 dropped yesterday ;)). The mask uses both red and blue light technology to make sure that multiple areas are covered. The red light is used to reduce inflammation of the skin and redness while the blue light helps to target and deal with the bacteria that causes acne in the first place. The mask is great for people who experience breakouts in many sections throughout the face since it is used all over! I’ve been using it for about a month know and have actually noticed that my breakouts have been fewer than normal and definitely lighter than before.
Hey guys! I made another video, another first – here are my August favourites. I definitely stuck to a bit of a skincare theme last month and was really focused on repairing and trying to keep my skin healthy with everything that goes on during the summer (hint: there’s a lot). Late nights and lots of activities really take their toll on the skin, so I’ve been focused on products that help to perk my skin up and give it a bit more life.
Oh, hey there. I know, it’s been a couple of weeks since my last POTW post, so I’m making up for it with something that I’m absolutely crazy for. If you’ve been following me for a while, I’m sure you have a pretty good idea of how much I enjoy Maskeraide products. Their Pre Party Prep sheet mask is my favourite mask ever and the All Eyes On Me hydrating gel patches are a godsend.
Anyways, they recently launched a new mask that covers a territory they haven’t really delved into before – lips! The Maskeraide Tell Me ‘Pout It Hydrating Lip Mask is a gel mask that you apply over the lips, leave on for 10-15 minutes (aka while you do your eye makeup) and remove, gently massaging any leftover serum in. The lips are left feeling smooth, plump and ready for your fave lipstick.
The large gels contain a blend of Manuka Honey, Fermented Rose, Grapfruit Oil & an antioxidant berry complex to generously hydrate and soften. It feels a little strange the first time you wear them, given their size and the fact that you can’t open your mouth while wearing them, but once you get past the initial feeling you’ll love the results!
Honestly, you have to give this one a try to see why I love it so much – like all of the Maskeraide products, they really speak for themselves. Oh, and I have it on good authority that they have at least 2-3 more products coming out this year, so make sure you keep checking back to see what else is coming; if they’re anything like the Maskeraide Tell Me ‘Pout It masks, they’ll definitely be winners.
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