4 Canadian beauty brands (2/5)

These Canadian indie brands are sure to become staples in your beauty routine


1. Isomers Laboratories

We love that many of the company’s products come in simple brown apothecary-style bottles. Isomers emphasizes natural ingredients, and works with re­search scientists around the globe to develop leading-edge anti-aging skin care. The company includes extensive FAQs on its website to address issues such as uneven skin tone, sun damage, dryness and acne.

Our pick: Desert Youth 4X with Ectoin is a milky serum that moisturizes skin and protects it from the environment. ($65, 15 mL; find it at isomers.ca or theshoppingchannel.com)

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