The Star Ingredient: Heaven Grade Ginseng
The Hot Spot: Medicinal Herb Island, South Korea
Korea continues to lead the pack when it comes to what’s new and noteworthy in the beauty world. This toner, part of an innovative line dedicated to the 40+ set, contains the highest class of ginseng, which offers intense anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. Blended with six other medicinal herbs, including the 100% natural Pine Mushroom, the collection works to firm up wrinkled skin and rejuvenate elasticity.
The Face Shop Yehwadam Heaven Grade Ginseng Regenerating Toner, 160ml, $62, thefaceshop.ca
The Star Ingredient: Organic Maple Syrup
The Hot Spot: Quebec
To be fair, the sweet stuff is just the beginning here. There’s a lot of Canadian goodness to be found in this mask! Moisture-retaining maple syrup (which also helps fight free radicals) is joined by organic seaweed from Nova Scotia (an ace at renewing damaged skin cells). And there’s plenty of green glacial clay from northern BC, which is renowned for lifting dead skin cells while injecting fresh dermis with key minerals. Slather this on with plenty of national pride, eh?
Province Apothecary Detoxifying + Clarifying Clay Mask, $18, 120ml, provinceapothecary.ca
The Star Ingredient: Kiwi Seed Oil
The Hot Spot: New Zealand
Seeds from the tart juicy fruit provides a nourishing oil that is tailor made for addressing a host of issues around the eyes. Stocked with vitamin C, the 100% natural cream is blended with aloe gel, carrot seed and avocado oils to diminish fines lines, brighten dark circles and send puffiness packing.
Antipodes Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream, $68, 30ml, thenaturalcurator.com