January is what we like to call “self-care month”. The month of beginnings, fresh and hopeful feels for the coming year and at times a fearful yet exciting realization that there are so many possibilities ahead of us. In the spirit of all things new, check out our January Favorites below. 

Local Brands

Hathor Organics, White Musk & Sesame Hand Duo Set

We love sets and these products couldn’t compliment each other more. Recently launched by Hathor Organics, the hand wash and hand lotions come in a variety of fragrances and will not only leave your hands with a lasting beautiful scent but also have them feeling super soft and hydrated throughout the day. The perfect bathroom accessory, these sets will also make the perfect gift! 

Norshek, Mandarin Bodo Deodorant 

Speaking of self-care month, the plastic, aluminium and junk-free, all-natural Bodo Deodorant will quickly become your favorite addition to your toiletry bag. It works to keep your odour in check and is formulated with a mix of ingredients that will also keep your underarm area smooth and bump-free. Our favorite scent is Mandarin, it’s so refreshing. 

Zoe Amber Cosmetics, Reusable Makeup Remover Pads

Stop everything you’re doing and get your hands on these Reusable Makeup Remover Pads asap. Made from 70% bamboo and 30% cotton, which makes them so soft and gentle on the skin, the 16 reusable pads are a sustainable and effective alternative to single-use cotton pads. They can be used with your makeup remover, cleanser or toner and come with their own organic cotton laundry bag. Wash them and re-use them up to 200 times.

Rhea Beauty, Red Lip & Cheek Tint

Designed to give you a natural pop of color, the lightweight, buildable, and easily blendable formula will help you achieve a noticeable yet natural flushed look. You can apply this tint under your lip gloss to elevate your pout and apply it to your cheeks for a rosy glow.

Sensera Aromatherapy, Sanitize & Energize

Speaking of staying positive, the only positive we’re trying to avoid is the PCR test results! With Covid on the rise this season, you need to make sure you are masked and sanitized. This Sensera Aromatherapy, Sanitize & Energize hand sanitizer is a must-have. Infused with a range of pure natural and therapeutic grade essential oils, this spray will leave you and your surroundings fresh and clean, all the while nourishing your hands with its moisturizing effect. It’s also developed following guidelines of WHO and CDC, so you know it’s legit. 

International Brands

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare, Advanced Retinol + Ferulic Triple Correction Eye Serum

Say bye, bye to tired eyes with this top-reviewed eye serum. Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare is a universally acclaimed skincare brand and this recently released Advanced Retinol + Ferulic Triple Correction Eye Serum is another reason why. Use it as a part of your daily skincare routine or even as an eye primer before applying your makeup, this product will give you a visibly lifted, smoother and more supple eye area. Retinol, bakuchiol, rambutan and ferulic acid, work together to smooth out visible lines and wrinkles giving you firmer, hydrated skin. 

Necessaire, The Body Lotion – with Niacinamide 

This multi-award winning body lotion by Necessaire does everything it claims to do: hydrates and nourishes the skin, maintains its health and softness. Packed with niacinamide, along with  vitamin C, vitamin E and other skin-loving ingredients, this multivitamin moisturizer will have you feeling like a glowing, glazed donut.

Nars, Afterglow Hydrating Lip Shine

‘Hydrating’ and ‘Shine’, just the words we want to hear this year and the energy we want to bring in all through 2022. This new Nars product, the Afterglow Hydrating Lip Shine, is a lip gloss that is formulated to comfortably sit on your lips and give you just the right amount of shine. It glides on effortlessly and will keep your lips hydrated for up to 8 hours. We want one in every shade!

La Neige, Water Sleeping Mask

This new overnight Water Sleeping Mask by La Neige will have your skin feeling so plump and soft the next morning. Start your day with a glowing complexion thanks to two power ingredients- Probiotic-Derived Complex that will strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier while improving clarity and brightness and Squalane, a skin-loving hydrating ingredient derived from sugar cane. This gentle, hypoallergenic formula will quickly absorb into your skin and leave it super refreshed. 

Natasha Denona, Love Eyeshadow Palette

This Natasha Denona eyeshadow palette is so dreamy, we just can’t get enough. The Love Eyeshadow Palette has 16 of the brand’s signature eyeshadow formula in stunning pinks, mauves, silvery neutrals, rich burgundies, and a fiery red that melt very well together to create harmonious, beautiful looks. It can be used to create a bold eye look or a natural, everyday look. The formula is so pigmented and not flaky and so makes for perfect application. 

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