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Including a fully recyclable lip balm, the launch of Eadem and Prose in Canada and the long-awaited return of The Ordinary’s most asked for serum.
Giorgio Armani Beauty taps Tessa Thompson as its new face
Tessa Thompson, who is currently filming Creed III with Michael B. Jordan and will soon reprise her role as Valkyrie in this year’s Thor: Love and Thunder, has just been named the new face of Giorgio Armani Beauty. Look for her to rep both the Luminous Silk Foundation, which comes in 40 shades, and Lip Power, the brand’s longwear, satin-finish lipstick. Since the former is a mainstay in many pros’ makeups kits, Tessa Thompson says her new role feels like a full circle moment. “When I first started as an actor, I would do my own my own hair and makeup on red carpets, to varying degrees of success! When I had one of my first big movie premieres, I worked with an artist who actually introduced me to Luminous Silk. So, the first time I had my makeup done professionally in Hollywood was with this foundation. It feels very exciting that now there will be women that will be able to look at [me in] an ad and see a version of themselves,” she says.
Bite Beauty launches its first fully recyclable product
Bite Beauty’s new Agave Lip Butter Balm has a vegan formula that is fortified with mango seed butter and oil and agave leaf extract to condition lips and keep them feeling hydrated around the clock (a must-have as we broach mid-winter). It goes on super-smooth without any stickiness, and its fully aluminum packaging ensures it can be tossed in the recycle bin when you’re ready for a fresh tube.
Customizable haircare brand Prose has launched in Canada
If you still have yet the find the perfect shampoo, conditioner and styling routine for your locks, Prose, which has newly launched in Canada, might just hold the solutions you’ve been looking for. After a short consultation, which takes over 80 variables into account, including your own hair traits, habits and local climate conditions (your products can even be adjusted seasonally), the carbon-neutral brand can suggest a personalized routine, which they then bottle fresh-to-order. The formulas contain sustainably-sourced ingredients, and are all sulfate-, paraben-, and phlathate-free. Plus, when you re-order you can note what you thought worked (and what didn’t) so you can continue to court the perfect fit.
The Ordinary’s most in-demand product is finally back in stock
After two years and a 400K+ waitlist, The Ordinary’s much-loved Salicylic Acid 2% Solution, which famously sells for only $6.50, has re-launched in-stores and online this week. The gentle exfoliating serum is great for those with regular breakouts, but works wonders for all skin types by effectively nixing dead skin cells and decongesting pores. Other popular picks in the brand’s lineup (which have helped to tide over fans of the original solution) are the Salicylic Acid 2% Anhydrous Solution, which is waterless and comes in a squalene-base, and the salicylic acid clay and charcoal mask which can be used once to twice a week on problem areas.
Canadians can now order Eadem’s specialized skincare designed for POC
After launching its now best-selling Milk Marvel Dark Spot Serum in the U.S. last year, Eadem skincare, created by Marie Kouadio Amouzame and Alice Lin Glover (they met while they were both working at Google), are bringing their much-loved brand of skincare specifically formulated for people of colour to Canada. The serum was scientifically tested on women of colour to fight hyperpigmentation safely, without the risk of altering natural skintone. The star ingredient is amber algae, a unicellular microalgae which is sustainably harvested and proven to only target excess pigment without bleaching the skin, unlike other commonly used “brightening” chemicals.