Thoughtful beauty finds to brighten up your look in five easy steps
From your complexion to your hair, a healthy glow is always in style. Thankfully, you don’t need to spend hours at the spa or salon to light up your look. Incorporate these glow-boosting ideas from the Thoughtful Choices at Shoppers Drug Mart™ collection into your routine to reveal your natural radiance from head-to-toe.
- Cleanse smarter, not harder
Luminous, healthy-looking skin starts with a clean canvas. Opt for a face wash that dissolves dirt and impurities while keeping the skin hydrated, like Burt’s Bees® Truly Glowing™ Gel Cleanser. This paraben, phthalate and SLS-free formula contains naturally derived hyaluronic acid — a moisture-magnet that holds many times its weight in water — to invigorate and soften the skin as it cleanses.
- Exfoliate regularly
Up your glow game in a major way by incorporating an exfoliating toner into your skincare routine. Exfoliators help to unclog congested pores and prevent blemishes from forming by sloughing away grime left behind after cleansing. For maximum impact, opt for a cleaner, non-abrasive liquid formula, like the cult favourite Pixi Glow Tonic. It contains 5% glycolic acid along with plant-based ingredients like aloe vera and ginseng to calm the skin and reveal a brighter complexion.
- Nourish your skin with face oils
Loved by skincare experts and makeup artists alike, a face oil is the perfect finishing touch for a truly luminous glow. Physicians Formula Organic Wear® Bright Booster Oil Elixir is light-weight and fast-absorbing, melting into skin effortlessly, and contains a blend of fatty-acid- and antioxidant-rich organic mongongo, argan and jojoba oils to amplify radiance and deeply nourish the skin. Another wonderful option that’s infused with a gorgeously fragrant blend of rose, ylang-ylang and clove oils, Honest Beauty® Beauty Facial Oil will awaken your senses and restore moisture to your skin without feeling greasy.
- Lotion up
For an all-over glow, slather on a protective lotion fresh out of the shower when your skin is still damp, like The Green Beaver Company Lavender Natural Body Lotion. Bursting with botanical ingredients like Canadian organic borage seed oil, willow herb and sweet fern, this paraben-free skin-smoothing moisturizer provides long-lasting hydration, while the natural lavender scent invites a relaxed state of mind.
- Refresh your colour
Put a pep in your step with a vibrant new ’do. With Clairol Natural Instincts Hair Colour, re-freshing your colour doesn’t have to mean compromising the health of your hair. The innovative formula is free from ammonia — a common ingredient found in dye, which can damage the hair shaft. The colour lasts for up to 28 washes, and the formula includes 80% naturally derived ingredients, including coconut oil and aloe, to help condition your locks while boosting shine.