With the busyness of the holidays behind us, the start of the new year is as good a time as any to hit the reset button on your beauty routine — especially since your skin, hair and nails could probably due with a little TLC after all the holidays. We’ve rounded up eight must-try beauty essentials to sub into your primping routine so you can start the new year off with a clean slate.
Kérastase Resistance Length Strengthening Mask (Available at Sephora) Pop this ultra-nourishing hair mask into your shower to strengthen your mane after the wear and tear of the last few weeks. Added bonus: this treatment will help cut down on frizz (hello hat hair!) for a smooth, shiny finish.
MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick There’s limited daylight and countless grey skies, meaning the winter can be a tad dull. To fight off the dreariness, try brightening up with a bold lipstick, like one from MAC’s Powder Kiss collection. The shades are super pigmented and can give lips diffused or saturated colour depending on your application
Burt’s Bees Micellar Wipes (Available at Shoppers Drug Mart) Cleansing your face before bed is part of skincare 101 — but we all slip up occasionally. These micellar wipes make it easy to swipe away your makeup, no matter how tired you are. Each wipe is formulated with Australian White Cyprus oil to gently remove dirt and makeup.
Herbivore Jade Facial Roller (Available at Sephora) While the skincare biz is always on the tip of new innovation, this year one big trend is taking an old school approach to pampering. Bump your serums, masks and eye creams up a notch by pairing them with a de-puffing circulation-boosting jade roller.
Neostrata Night Repair Cream (Available at Shoppers Drug Mart) It’s easy to get in a rut when it comes to our beauty routines, applying the same products night in and night out. Try switching up your typical bedtime moisturizer for this exfoliating formula that brightens your skin with powerful AHAs while adding a dose of hydration.
Tata Harper Redefining Body Balm (Available at Sephora) The skin on our bodies is often neglected but the new year is the perfect time to make it a priority again. Take a moment to indulge post shower by smoothing on this rich, all-natural body butter that contains rosehip seed and olive oils along with mango seed and shea butters.
The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector Dry hands happen to the best of us — but not anymore. Throw this super hydrating hand cream into your purse for on-the-go application whenever your mitts are feeling flaky. This best-selling hand creams taps into the healing properties of hemp seed oil and lanolin to soothe dry, tired hands.