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June 15, 2020

My Summer Skincare Must-Haves with Beautysense

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My favourite time of the year is right around the corner! The vegetables have been planted in the garden, everything has been pressure washed around the house and even the pool has gotten some use with the first heatwave of the season we've been greeted with. Having an early taste of the summer season? This girl here sure can't complain! That being said, with current times, and now more than ever, I think it is important to support local and Canadian brands and companies. I was recently introduced to Beautysense*, an online retailer that is based here in Montreal that offers professional beauty and cosmetic products. I was so impressed with their selection when first browsing their website, with many brands they carry being hard to come by in the Canadian market without going to an actual spa or salon. I am excited to be partnering with them to share the amazing skincare products I've been incorporating into my routine and that I will for sure be getting a lot of use out of in the warmer months.

Beautysense was launched in 2013, and what I find so appealing is that they offer free shipping on all Canadian orders! They carry over 4,000 products from both Canadian and international brands, so there really is something for everyone. Beautysense has a loyalty program whereby the points are worth 5% of your order and they also include samples with any purchase. I also love that they have so many natural products, which as you may know from reading this blog I am a big proponent of! I decided to get my favourite cleanser of all time and also got my hands on some new-to-me products from brands I have been coveting to try for years.

jane iredale lipdrink lip balm sheer

Have you ever had a lip sunburn? I had to learn the hard way that this actually happens and since then I make an effort to switch my lip balm to one with SPF when the sunnier months roll around, which is when I spend a lot more time outdoors. Enter the Jane Iredale LipDrink Lip Balm in Sheer. It has a 15 broad-spectrum SPF and is perfect for taking on the go in my backpack. It is available in 7 shades, and I opted for the clear one as it's my personal preference when it comes to lip care. Made from a blend of waxes and vegetable oils such as castor oil, carrot seed oil and avocado oil, it is extremely nourishing and the perfect remedy for my dry lips. It also contains aloe leaf extract, green tea leaf extract, coffee seed extract, blackberry extract and lemon peel oil, the latter which is definitely the top scent that comes through - it smells so good! If you are in the market for an outstanding lip balm, I would highly recommend giving this one a try.

coola organic suncare pina colada sunscreen spray

I have been meaning to try Coola Organic Suncare products for a couple of years so the Piña Colada Sunscreen Spray caught my eye straight away. Providing an SPF of 30, this sunblock is so easy to use as you can spray it all over your body in less than a minute. I spend a lot of time in and around the pool and like keeping this around for a quick, mess-free application. It's made with over 70% certified organic ingredients with active ingredients including avobenzone and octinoxate. Some botanical extracts include raspberry seed oil, aloe leaf juice, cucumber fruit extract and strawberry fruit. It definitely smells like a tropical vacation in a bottle and after only a few uses, I know I have found a new favourite for years to come.

glo skin beauty phyto active cream cleanser

A cleanser I was sad to part ways with in an epic empties earlier this year is the Glo Skin Beauty Phyto-Active Cream Cleanser because it is that good so I was overjoyed to see it on the Beautysense website! This is by far my favourite cleanser because of how gentle and non-stripping it is on my sensitive skin. I will say it is not cheap but for me, it is worth the investment as you get a decent amount in the 200 mL bottle which lasts me a good few months despite daily use. I keep this propped on my shower shelf and it's easy to use thanks to its pump dispenser. The cream transforms into a rich lather and doubles as a gentle exfoliator thanks to papaya enzymes and conditioning peptides and plant stem cells. It leaves my skin feeling super soft and refreshed and I even use it to remove eye makeup as well. I cannot recommend it enough!

eminence organic skincare rosehip lemongrass soothing hydrator face body

To soothe my post-sun-exposed skin, I like to reach for a moisturizer that has calming ingredients and that is exactly what I found in the Éminence Organic Skin Care Rosehip & Lemongrass Soothing Hydrator For Face & Body. Holy moly is this stuff amazing! Firstly, it smells so lovely and I like that it is lightweight despite being so heavy duty. Key ingredients include antioxidant-rich and anti-inflammatory rosehip seed extract which I am a huge fan of when it comes to treating acne scars, aloe which helps alleviate the effects of UV exposure, antifungal and purifying lemongrass as well as camphor which provides a cooling sensation to relieve pain and lessen skin irritation. I love that I can use it both on my face and body and it came to good use when I got an unexpected sunburn on my chest the other day (lesson learned for forgetting to apply sunscreen on a cooler, sunny day). It has a light green tint to it which disappears once massaged into the skin and it doesn't leave an oily or greasy film behind. Another great new find I am so impressed with! 

And that wraps up my Summer Skincare Must-Haves with Beautysense! Let me know in the comments which of these product(s) you would like to try!

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35 comments

  1. These all sound like great products. I currently don't use any skin care products, but I am interested in trying a couple of these.

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  2. Oh cool, you got some great stuff. I will have to try these to see how they work. They all sound incredible.

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  3. Looking forward to giving some of these products a try. They sound really amazing.

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  4. I love a good face cleanser and this one is very interesting to me. And if is those wonders to your skin it can do it for mine. Thank you for this post is very informative

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  5. The Coola spray sounds awesome.I love that it is pineapple scented

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  6. Looks like great products to try. I could use some of the after-sun soothing hydrator after my last weekend....a bit burned.

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  7. The sunscreen sounds like it smells so good! I definitely prefer spray to lotion. I'll have to check this out!

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  8. That Pina Colada sunscreen might even help me get better about applying sunscreen. Bet it smells amazing.

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  9. These must have essential are really necessary for summer to keep the skin looking radiant.

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  10. My daughter would dig these products for sure.

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  11. These look like some great products for the summer. I am always on the lookout for some good lip balm. I will definitely need to check this one out.

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  12. Looks like a cool products to try. I love how you started your post with the review on things done at home.

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  13. These are all looks a great skin care products for summer. I haven't heard aboutbthe lip sunburn and I would love to try the lip balm

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  14. OMG lip sunburn is so painful and irritating! I always make sure to have lipbalm with me for my lips.

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  15. I was thinking of trying new skin protection products. Thanks for sharing these with us!

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  16. You've got some lovely picks! I'd love to try that Éminence Organic Skin Care Rosehip & Lemongrass Soothing Hydrator for my face and skin as I was looking for a new moisturizer.

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  17. You are right it is sometimes so difficult to find the perfect beauty products that is good for my skin so when I find them I just stock up in spite of the price.

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  18. I'm so keen to try the Glo Skin Beauty range, it sounds fantastic. I've been a fan of Coola for years now; the products are great

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  19. I usually have dry lips that's why I always have lip balm in my purse. I would love to try that lip balm. Love that it has SPF. -LYNNDEE

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  20. Ooh I love the sound of the Pina Colada sunscreen spray, it sounds like a great summer skincare makeover. Do you know if it is cruelty free?

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  21. I would like to get my hands on some of these. I am always down for new things.

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  22. I would like to try the lip the lip balm and the face and body hydrator! Btw this is Tonya from OneSavingSista

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  23. The products are really amazing! I would love to try it out!

    xoxo
    Lovely

    http://mynameislovely.com

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  24. Thanks for sharing your summer skincare products. I need to find a new sunscreen so this was perfect timing.

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  25. wow..these products seems to be very helpful and effective..i haven't heard of these before..but loved them....Thanks for sharing this..Great work...

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  26. I remember hearing good things about Coola last year, gonna get some for this summer and finally try it out!

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  27. I need to try all of this! I love a good beauty haul :D

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  28. That Coola sunscreen seems perfect! I have been needing new sunscreen for the summer, I am super fair and always burn so I use sunscreen all the time!

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  29. Great list of essentials. SPF is a must to me too in everything

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  30. These skincare products all look amazing. I'm so excited to read about a brand that ships in Canada. I'll be checking Beautysense out!

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  31. Never heard of lip sunburn, but could definitely see where that would be painful. Glad you've found productos you like. BB's goto is coconut oil.

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  32. Looks like great products to try. I am hardly stepping out since it is way to humid and hot but these are great products to have.

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  33. I love the Coola sunscreen! I also need to try out this face wash!

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  34. These look like lifesavers during the summer season! Thanks for sharing

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