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Ready to glow: Top 5 summer products from Shoppers Drug Mart

July 13, 2017
By Darina Granik
Photography by Darina Granik and courtesy of Shoppers Drug Mart

With summer in full swing, #FAJOgirls partnered with Shoppers Drug Mart to hand pick Top 5 products essential to stay beautiful and healthy all season long!

Our Events and Culture Editor Darina Granik selected and reviewed 5 new items from Shoppers Drug Mart that would cover sun protection, cosmetics and general summer beauty needs.

Here are the items that made it onto our list!

#FAJOgirls’ Darina Granik takes some of Shoppers Drug Mart’s best summer products to the test!

 

Life Brand Oil Free SPF 30 Sunscreen Face Lotion

The number one beauty product to help your skin stay healthy and young is sunscreen. The Life Brand Sunscreen Face Lotion Oil Free SPF 30 is very lightweight and feels nice to the touch. It also absorbs very fast, doesn’t clog pores and won’t cause breakouts.

 

What was very important to me it is that it doesn’t have the unpleasant scent of some other sunscreen lotions—in fact, it’s scent-free! I used it as a base under my makeup, and felt happy and protected the whole day.

 

Sun Bum 3 in 1 Leave-In Beach Formula hair treatment

This is a product that you should use after washing and conditioning your hair before going out. Its special formula protects your hair from the sun damage, such as colour fading or split ends.

 

Sun Bum hydrates, smooths the hair and controls frizz. The added bonus is its fantastic tropical scent. The product is enriched with coconut oil, banana pulp and peel, and sunflower seed oil.

It’s like having piña colada for your hair. I’m looking forward to taking this bottle on a beach vacation.

 

Stylize Quick Blow-Dry Copper Collection brush

Countless people ask me about my curly hair. Due to its peculiar structure, I brush it with a big brush only once a week in the shower.

 

This Stylize brush with copper bristles did a great job—it massaged my scalp, detangled my curls, and left them structured and shiny.

Copper in hair brushes also reportedly helps to remove build-up. It’s suitable for any hair type or length.

 

Quo Cosmetics Matte Liquid Liner in Skyline

This eyeliner has a really bright white-based blue shade, which adds a great pop of colour to the eyes. Matte liquid eyeliners are also a big trend in makeup right now.

 

This product has a nice thin brush, so I could apply the eyeliner very easily, in one stroke. It would look great on those who have a slightly darker skin tone than I do, so I’m really excited to use it on my upcoming summer beach vacation.

 

Yes to Cotton Comforting Facial Wipes

We all know how important it is to remove your makeup before going to bed. However, some of us get too lazy after all the summer soirees and patio sessions. Enter Yes to Cotton face wipes, which gently remove makeup and hydrate the skin before going to bed.

 

This is a great option for ultra-sensitive and allergy-prone skin. While my skin tends to turn red when I use new products, it didn’t react to these wipes at all. They also perfectly removed the long-wear red lipstick I was wearing.

Added bonus: Yes to Cotton face wipes are 98% natural, and made out of recycled cotton.

There you have it: your perfect Top 5.

Happy summer, everyone!

 


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