Paging all beauty enthusiasts! BrandSpark, an independent market research firm, gathered votes from more than 12,000 Canadians to get the scoop on the best of the best, and the results are in.
Consumers just like you gave these finds their shoppers’ seal of approval while contributing to the most influential and credible consumer-voted awards program—which happens to be celebrating its 20th year. Read on to meet the beauty winners of the 2023 Best New Product Awards, and get ready to click “add to cart.”
The Gentle Clarifying Cleanser
With derm-approved ingredients—including 4 percent benzoyl peroxide, essential ceramides, hyaluronic acid and niacinamide—this cleanser clears pores and prevents breakouts, while giving your skin’s moisture barrier the nourishing respect it deserves.
The Hands-Off Pimple Healer
Don’t pick it—patch it! These ultra-thin hydrocolloid patches are designed to absorb fluid from pimples and protect blemishes while enhancing healing. Just place one onto a breakout for eight hours (or overnight) for bump-smoothing results.
The Pore-Clearing Essential
Stay a step ahead of new breakouts with a daily routine that zaps acne-causing bacteria. Made with 2.5 percent benzoyl peroxide, this clinically proven treatment visibly reduces the number or severity of acne pimples.
The Ingestible Beauty Boost
Elevate your smoothie or coffee with a sweet scoop of non-GMO and gluten-free hydrolyzed collagen. Sourced from pasture-raised cattle and free of antibiotics and hormones, this blend is also supported by tryptophan and vitamin C, so you can reap the full benefits: healthy bones, hair, skin and nails.
The Instant Wake-up Call
With the power to perfect, brighten and refresh, there’s nothing this 24-hour-wear concealer can’t take on. Available in 11 transfer-resistant shades with natural coverage, it’s infused with caffeine (bye, puffiness!) and vitamin C, hiding dark circles in a snap.
The Pocket Glam-Squad
Available in five palette options, these pocket-sized compacts are loaded with pigmented eyeshadows—and lots of fun. Each palette is named after one of New York’s trendy neighbourhoods and packs two matte shades, plus one shimmering hue.
The Long-Lasting Hydrator
Who says intense hydration always feels sticky? Starring workhorse ingredients like hyaluronic acid, niacinamide and peptides, this fragrance-free gel moisturizer absorbs quickly and promises to hydrate two times longer than a $400 cream.
The Handy Styling Tool
Ideal for a gym bag, a carry-on or even the teensiest bathroom, this versatile yet compact styling tool means you can create a salon-worthy blowout anywhere. With three heat settings and a cool shot function, the lightweight oval brush is even powered by frizz-reducing iconic technology.
The Mane Makeover
Split ends? Not with this ceramide-infused treatment on standby. This leave-in serum nourishes the cortex of strands, helping even visibly damaged and colour-treated hair to regain softness, smoothness and shine.
The Nourishing, Natural Lippie
One-part conditioning balm and one-part radiant gloss, this lip formula delivers on every level. Available in four semi-sheer shades, it’s made with responsibly sourced mango butter and coconut oil, providing the perfect amount of colour and a glossy, glowing finish.
The Mindful Mascara
The first clean mascara from Rimmel ticks a lot of boxes: It’s waterproof, it features organic shea butter and biotin, and it gives conditioning volume and length for up to 36 hours. Even the brush is made from 100 percent bio-based fibres.
The Surprising Shower Hero
From the energizing orange cardamom scent to the rich foamy lather to the plastic-free recyclable cardboard packaging, everything about this bar adds up to a feel-good hit you’ll want to get your hands on, stat.
The Plant-Based Deodorant
Treat your pits to gentle care, without the risk of raising a stink. Choose from four vegan formulas, including warm Sandalwood and zingy Lemongrass, all made with 99 percent natural-origin ingredients that protect skin while delivering 24-hour odour protection.
The Speedy Hair Refresher
When you need to transform greasy roots fast, this plant-powered dry shampoo will get the job done. Suitable for any hair type, it’s made with 100 percent natural plant extracts to absorb excess oil and instantly refresh.
The Clever Day Cream
Vitamin-rich shea butter, restorative phytoglycogen and softening bladderwack come together in this solid stick of creamy comfort for dry skin. Also noteworthy: The biodegradable cardboard tube is made with materials from sustainably managed forests.
The Multi-purpose Healer
In this balm ideal for the whole family, natural ingredients like sweet almond oil, coconut oil and vitamin E help heal all manner of dry skin issues—parched lips and chapped hands included.
The Complexion Perfector
With this pigmented face oil, you can customize a flawless complexion drop by drop. Try one drop to keep it sheer, for example, or go for five if you want medium coverage. The vegan formula’s largely natural-origin ingredients includes jojoba and marula oils.
The Waterless Shampoo
48! That’s how many washes you’ll get from this extra foamy, silicone-free, zero-plastic-packaging shampoo bar—just add water. Available in four light scents, each bar is blended with 94 percent plant-based ingredients in a 97 percent biodegradable formula.
The Unique Conditioner
Leaning on tried-and-true ingredients for brittle hair, this innovative conditioner bar pairs shine-enhancing avocado oil with reparative shea butter. Plus, using it is a luxe experience, thanks to the rich sandalwood aroma.
The Smile Support
To level up your oral hygiene, this toothpaste was developed to optimize the effects of fluoride and boost the absorption of calcium and phosphate into the enamel surface. The result: stronger teeth, protected from sensitivity.
The Smart Flosser
Put down the old-school dental thread and pick up this innovative power flosser. The tool has a unique X-shaped nozzle to pulse four streams of water, removing up to 99.9 percent plaque—simply, quickly and gently.
This content was created by The Kit; Best New Product Awards funded and approved it.