Ah, we can’t believe it’s already been one year since we first introduced The Loop’s annual Canadian Beauty Awards. (Time sure does move quickly…)
As you know, we here love all things beauty. Whether it’s the stuff we put in our hair, on our lips, or on our cheeks, we’re always keeping a lookout for items we think you’d like just as much as we do. Now what makes these particular awards even better is the fact that all of them hail from the great white north. Yes, these bad boys are homegrown and we think it’s about time that they were celebrated.
So, what are you waiting for? Take a look at this year’s Canadian beauty winners and show your Canadian pride by adorning your body with ’em.
The Loop’s second annual Canadian Beauty Award winners are here
Best Canadian Hair ProductGraydon Clinical Luxury Hair Smoothie
This conditioner just feels healthy for your hair. We love everything about it from the super fresh ‘green’ scent to the way it runs through the hair. Use it in the shower and/or as a leave-in conditioner for some beach-perfect waves.
$24 at Clinical Luxury by Nature Graydon
Best Canadian LipstickBite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick
If you’ve been searching for a bold lip colour, stop right here. This is the vibrant lipstick you need. For summer, we suggest the Sweet Cream Muted Peach, but really, that’s up to you. The selection is incredible; if you can’t find your colour here, it doesn’t exist.
$30 at Sephora BITE
Best Canadian Sun ScreenSaje Sun Sense SPF30
Yes, sunscreen is sticky and gross, but wait! This one is made with all-natural ingredients and smells like summer (if your summer smells like lavender and chamomile). It absorbs quickly, isn’t too greasy and moisturizes while protecting that precious skin of yours.
$10 at Saje Saje
Best Canadian FragranceThe 7 Virtues Afghanistan Orange Blossom
This product was on Dragons’ Den, so you know it’s good. This summery scent is so refreshing with a nice depth of jasmine and freesia. Plus, The 7 Virtues buys their orange blossom oil straight from Afghan farmers to help their economy.
$70 at The 7 Virtues 7 Virtues
Best Canadian Eye MakeupDaLish Metallic Eyeshadows Collection
This buildable eyeshadow is great for wearing all day and then adding a bit more pop for a night out. Or use it as a liner to add a little drama to a simple eye. You can also use the lightest shade anywhere on your face as a highlighter.
$24 at DaLish DaLish
Best Canadian Dual ProductNudestix Gel Colour Lip + Cheek Balm
We love love love this crayon for your face. You can use it on lips and cheeks, plus it’s easy to carry with you for a mid-day refresh. Our favourite shade is Luxe but there are so many to choose from you’ll definitely be able to find one that’s as soft or bold as you like.
$28 at Sephora Nudestix
Best Canadian Face MoisturizerBelmondo ‘The Cloud’ Velvety Olive Oil Face Cream
We love using olive oil on our faces. Don’t laugh, the ancient Greeks did it and they looked great. This face cream incorporates that miracle oil and is super moisturizing without being greasy or heavy. Now we can look like Greek goddesses.
$52 at Belmondo Belmondo
Best Canadian FoundationLise Watier Lumiere Cushion Compact Liquid Foundation-To-Go
We love buildable foundations for summer. Go for a light au naturel look or layer some more on for full blemish coverage. Our favourite feature? The compact is refillable. So, looks great and environmentally friendly. Win-win!
$46 at Lise Watier Lise Watier
Best Canadian Aromatherapy SprayRocky Mountain Soap Yoga Aromatherapy Spray
Spritz this in any room you walk into whether you’re going to be doing yoga in it or not. Somehow the scent is calming and rejuvenating at the same time. Use it to refresh a space or to do yoga (if you’re into that kind of thing).
$15 at Rocky Mountain Soap Co. Rocky Mountain Soap Co.
Best Canadian Face Cleansing WipesKaia Naturals Juicy Bamboo Cleansing Wipes
These wipes are heaven in biodegradable paper form. Not only will they remove your makeup, they also cleanse and moisturize your face. They are the end-of-the-night saviour you need when washing your face is just too much work.
$16 at Kaia Naturals Kaia Naturals
Best Canadian Nail PolishPure Anada ‘5 Free’ Polish
Not only is this nail polish long-lasting and vibrant (which are both winning qualities in our book) it's also made free from the five most toxic nail polish ingredients. For the summer, we’re loving Pool Side Pink and Melon Mania.
$12 at The Pure Boutique Pure
Best Canadian Facial MaskGraydon Clinical Luxury Superfood Mask + Scrub
This is one of the best wash-off masks we’ve experienced. It feels like these superfoods give us superhuman skin. It comes as powder in individual which you can then add to your favourite cleanser to create the paste.
$39 at Clinical Luxury by Nature Graydon
Best Canadian Essential OilSaje Rose Pure Essential Oil
Even if someone brought us fresh roses every day, we would still want to put this rose oil everywhere. The scent is great for relieving stress and pain and just makes everything feel fresh. You can’t go wrong with the natural sweet-but-not-too-sweet scent of rose.
$39 at SajeSaje