While the beauty and skincare industries often feel dominated by major players, there are some up-and-coming brands that are creating serious names for themselves by making a statement with their impactful products.
From cleaner, vegan brands to our Canadian favourites, here are our top skincare and beauty brands to have on your radar – if they aren’t already.
Founded by influencers Marianna Hewit and Lauren Ireland, Summer Fridays is a growing collection of aesthetically pleasing and vegan, and cruelty-free skincare products – and soon-to-be beauty, with the brand’s launch of its Sheer Skin Tint that’s coming soon. Products range from the best-selling hydrating and radiance-reviving Jet Lag Mask to the ShadeDrops Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Mineral Milk Sunscreen that blends beautifully into all skin tones.
Founded by Vancouver native Sasha Plavsic, ILIA Beauty is known for its skincare-powered makeup filled with skin-saving ingredients that deliver incredible results. Many products are multi-use, resulting in easy makeup application on the go. Our favourite products are the Super Serum Skin Tint, the Multi-Stick, and the NightLite Bronzing Powder – trust us, give them a try and you’ll be hooked too.
Made in Toronto, Province Apothecary is a holistic skincare and wellness brand loved for its effective and natural skincare products. A trailblazer in the green beauty realm, Province Apothecary uses a unique blend of 100% active plant-based, synthetic-free ingredients, so you can always feel good about the products you’re using on your skin.
Nécessaire was created by Randi Christiansen and Nick Axelrod in 2018 with the following philosophy: “Care for your body like you care for your face.” The results are in the brand’s lifestyle-driven product formulations that are dermatologist tested, hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic, with the brand’s coveted products including The Body Serum with hyaluronic acid and The Neck Serum, which features five peptides at levels clinically shown to support skin’s natural collagen while addressing visible signs of tech-neck.
Vietnam-born and Vancouver-based natural skincare line GLACYO focuses on high-performance and natural skincare products derived from amber extract and glacial marine mineral water and are designed to enhance and redefine beauty, for all skin types and all genders.
If you haven’t spotted Bliss’s neon and cheerful products on your Instagram feed yet, let us introduce you to this B Corp Certified clean, cruelty-free, planet-friendly skincare brand that uses only ethically-sourced, high-quality ingredients to create innovative, expert-level skincare products that deliver transformative results and healthy, glowing skin.
Founded by Anastasia Bezrukova, Minori is a vegan, cruelty-free, and certified plastic negative beauty brand that focuses on beautiful beautifully hued lipglosses and cream blush and highlighters for those who want to achieve a minimalist look, without needing to use a lot of products.
Founded by Enrico Frezza who struggled with acne, hyperpigmentation, and everything in between in his teenage years, PEACE OUT SKINCARE was born out of Frezza’s necessity to develop acne products that actually work. PEACE OUT SKINCARE’s mission is to help bring peace to people’s skin through good, effective, clean, and fun skincare solutions including the brand’s immensely popular acne dots and retinol eye stick.
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