8 Personal Care Product Upgrades You Never Knew You Needed

Try these cool new alternatives for your most-used toiletry items.

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Bruush Magenta

A Toothbrush for All Your Needs

With six cleaning modes, including one that’s gentle for sensitive teeth and one that shimmies and shakes to clean your tongue, the Brüush toothbrush changes at the press of a button to suit all your oral-care needs. The best part: It has a 30-day battery life, so you don’t have to worry about packing the charger with you on your nights away from home.

Brüush Toothbrush, $99, bruush.com

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best toiletry items | Selahatin Toothpaste
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Toothpaste That Tastes Like a Cocktail

While on the subject of improving your oral hygiene, this cinnamon, orange and peppermint toothpaste adds a little extra flavour to the chore. It contains “four whitening agents” and contains fluoride, to strengthen tooth enamel.

Selahatin Escapist Whitening Toothpaste Beauty , $32, holtrenfrew.com

(Related: What to Know About Toothpaste Tablets Before Making the Switch)

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Schaf shave cream | toiletry items
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A Scent-Free Shave Cream

This coconut oil-based shave cream delivers a smooth and thick coating for a knick-free, fragrance-free shave. Due to its soothing ingredients, it can help prevent skin irritation and also keep skin moisturized. (Or, try an eco-friendly shave bar instead.)

Schaf Shave cream, $25, thedetoxmarket.ca

(Related: 6 Ways You’re Shaving Your Legs Wrong)

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DeoDoc organic tampons | best toiletry items
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Tampons That Are Non-Irritating and Eco-Friendly

Generic tampons are made with synthetic materials that can cause vaginal discomfort, and sometimes shed fibres that can cause more irritation. Enter DeoDoc. The brand’s tampons are 100 percent organic cotton, non-irritating, and non-shedding. Not only that, they’re better for the environment: They’re made out of 100 percent biodegradable materials and have a cardboard applicator, not a plastic one.

Deodoc 100% Organic Cotton Tampons, $9 USD, deodoc.com

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Barbara Sturm dry brush | best toiletry items
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A Dry Brush for Your Skin

A dry brush helps to buff away dry skin and helps it look brighter and more healthy-looking. It’s also been said to promote blood circulation and encourage lymph flow, which is thought to decrease the appearance of cellulite. Some people swear by it, others not so much.

Dr. Barbara Sturm, Anti-Cellulite Body Brush, $50, geebeauty.ca

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best toiletry items | Bioderma Cleansing Oil
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An Oil Cleanser Your Winter Skin Will Drink In

You may think an oil body cleanser would make you break out, leave you greasy, or set you up for a slip-and-slide shower experience. Instead, it quenches your skin’s thirst—you step out of the shower feeling, not dry and tight, but soft and hydrated.

Bioderma Atoderm Shower Oil, $29, shoppersdrugmart.ca

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best toiletry items | Corpus Third Rose deodorant
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A Natural Deodorant That Will Leave You Smelling Like an Actual Garden

New to natural deodorant? Well, working from home is the best time to try it. While you may not smell like a garden immediately upon switching from generic to natural deodorant, this option from Corpus will get you there ASAP. Boasting notes of rose, violet, cedar root, and Italian mandarin, and coming in an easy-glide, crumble-free formula, you’re sure to be a forever convert.

Corpus Naturals Third Rose Deodorant Stick, $35, holtrenfrew.com

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best toiletry items | cali white whitening strips
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Teeth Whitening Strips That Are Gentle Enough for Sensitive Teeth and Gums

If you’ve experienced tooth sensitivity with white strips from conventional drug store brands, this vegan option may be more your speed. Made with coconut oil, it’s more gentle than other products.

Cali White Vegan Teeth Whitening Strips, $35 USD, caliwhite.com

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Originally Published in Best Health Canada

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