Start off this (quite peculiar!) school year with an indispensable arsenal. Here are 10 Must-Haves:
If there's one step you shouldn’t skip during your morning routine, it's moisturizing! Quenched skin shows fewer signs of fatigue and keeps its natural glow throughout the day. Use a gentle formula to help your skin retain water and resist the onslaught of sun, wind, pollution and dry air. To make your life easier, use a multifunctional product morning and at night.
When choosing your moisturizer, make sure it’s the right one for your skin. If you tend to get acne or have oily skin, use a product that will prevent your skin from producing too much oil and stop pimples from forming. But if you have dry skin, choose a really rich skin care product that will nourish it deeply.
If you don’t know your skin type, ask one of the Jean Coutu cosmeticians. They’re happy to help!
The Hydra-Defense +C Cream is specifically formulated for young women, urban women, or dull/tired skin. This unique formula prevents and effectively reduces the first signs of aging and the appearance of visible skin imperfections (dull complexion, enlarged pores, redness) caused by daily aggressions (pollution, smoking, UV rays, stress, etc.). Highly concentrated in Australian prune extract (Terminalia ferdinandiana), this anti-aging superfruit containing a large quantity of Vitamin C (100 times more than oranges), it provides the skin with a radiant and healthy appearance, and keeps it hydrated for 24 hours. A genuine peachy skin effect! 5 in 1 : day, night, eye contour, neck and décolleté, hydrating/detoxifying mask.
The ultimate moisturizer to save your skin! An intense moisturizing cream with antioxidant-rich grapes to deeply hydrate even the most sensitive skin.
Apply it before an oral presentation, after a dinner in the sun or a long day in a hot classroom. Nourishing and regenerating agents reduce dehydration and keep your lips soft and supple. For extra sparkle, use a tinted formula!
Thermal water spray
Feeling tired, getting overheated or have a red face? The trace elements in thermal water are your best allies. Just apply a spritz or two on your face or neck to soothe irritation and boost hydration. And the refreshing mist is so fine that it evaporates quickly–there’s no need to wipe it off!
Uriage thermal water is a skincare water for daily use, a powerful treatment formulated with trace elements and mineral salts, a source of radiance for your skin. Packaged directly at the source, Uriage thermal water is extracted in a pure environment, protected from pollution.
Dry shampoo can save your hair by absorbing excess oil on your scalp and instantly refreshing your hairdo. Spray some near your roots, give yourself a mini scalp massage and a stroke of the brush stroke and you’re done!
Pull out this secret weapon to tame hair that refuses to cooperate, or to fix the chaos caused by a sudden gust of wind or unusually high humidity.
A touch of concealer under your eyes or on a small imperfection will illuminate the eyes and unify your complexion. Remember: choose a shade that closely matches your skin. For even fuller coverage, apply a little bit of corrector first.
Get a flawless complexion with the Personnelle Cosmetics Corrector Palette. Ultra-practical, it's perfect for covering up small imperfections. A must-have for your beauty kit!
A five-way concealer spectrum designed to correct and conceal imperfections and under-eye circles. Enriched with soothing Magnolia bark extract to reduce the appearance of redness and imperfections.
A HAND SANITIZER
In the current context, this is es-sen-tial! Keep one in you bag at all times and use it every time it’s necessary – coming in or out of the classroom, in the cafeteria, before and after a physical education class… You can never be too careful!
An effective protection against bacteria and germs, this hand sanitizer offers moisturizing properties thanks to the blend of certified true lavender essential oil and aloe leaf extract. It creates a refreshing sensation and leaves skin feeling soft and hydrated thanks to vitamin E and plant-based glycerin.
Whether your morning is spent sweating at the gym or peacefully visiting a museum, keep a hair elastic (metal-free!) on-hand to create a quick ponytail, half-bun or a neglected bun–while on the run!
Heat, cold, pollution, frequent washings (you know how important they are at the time)... your hands deal with so many irritants throughout the day. Keep a small tube of hand cream handy and your hands will thank you. Choose a rich formula, which can do double-time by treating your nails.
A Makeup-Aid Kit
You never know when you might need to fix runny mascara, refresh your complexion or mop up a mess! That's why a little kit filled with tissues, cotton swabs, wipes and matting sheets is a very handy thing to have.