Thursday, November 22, 2012

Beauty Event: Canadian Beauty Innovation Awards Recap

A few weeks ago, guest contributor and pro makeup artist, Marlene, attended the Canadian Beauty Innovation Awards. Here's what she had to say. Thanks Marlene!

I had the pleasure of attending the Canadian Beauty Innovation Awards. These awards celebrate new, ground-breaking cosmetic products developed in Canada. After seeing some of the finalists, I have to say, we are pretty innovative! There were ten finalists but here were my favourites.

Thalgo's "Booster Collagene".-This potable collagen contains hyaluronic acid, vitamins, and marine collagen and will boost the effects of your existing skin care regime. I drank one, it's not awful. 

Ela Bloom facial oil-A blend of 12 different botanical oils that sooth and repair the skin. What makes them stand out from the plethora of facial oils on the market? They are additive and preservative free and every Ela Bloom product comes with a "Bloom Date", so you know exactly when the product is made. I used my sample for a few nights and it left my skin feeling supple, not greasy. 

Aquafolia lipbalm-This spinach extract infused balm hydrates and claims to soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth. It is toxin free and the super hygienic packaging has an air tight seal, so once the product is dispensed, it doesn't seep back in. I tried a bit on my dehydrated lips and I'm seriously considering purchasing it, even with the $28 price tag.

Consonant's Hydrextreme - Took home the grand prize! This hydration serum contains only two ingredients, yes just two: gylcerin and Cassia Angustfolia seed extract. Consonant skin care owner Bill Baker said he wanted to change the gold standard of using hyluronic acid in all anti-aging products, using something more effective and safer for your skin.

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