10 Game-Changing Beauty Breakthroughs

9 Game-Changing Beauty Breakthroughs

Thank goodness for technology! The beauty products hitting the shelves these days are better than ever, with ground-breaking innovation, years of research and solid science behind them. Case in point: these 10 game-changing beauty products that you’re going to want to try ASAP.

Coloured contact lenses that make you look more youthful? A moisturizer that reverses skin sensitivity? A sunscreen that becomes more effective when wet? No, these aren’t dreams of the future—they are real products that you can get your hands on this Spring.

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  • 1 of 10 1-Day Acuvue Define Contact Lenses
  • 1-Day Acuvue Define Contact Lenses
  • 1-Day Acuvue Define Contact Lenses, around $40 (30ct)

    These contact lenses are much more than just “coloured” contacts—they have some serious science behind them! The three designs blend natural-looking highlights and contrasts to enhance the look of your eyes. Acuvue’s research found that individuals with a darker Limbal ring (the dark rim around the iris) were perceived as younger, more attractive, and even more intelligent. They developed a special range of contact lenses to enhance the outer edge of the iris to make it look like individuals had a more defined Limbal ring.

    I did a little bit of my own research too… you may have this post on our Facebook page and wondered about the difference in the photos. They are in fact the exact same photo, however I was wearing the Acuvue Define contact lenses on the left, and with the magic of Photoshop, my natural eyes on the right. I had responses with some thinking I looked more contoured or more radiant, but in reality, everything but the irises were the same. The response wasn’t overwhlemingly in favor of the enhanced Limbal ring, however the majority definitely preferred it (and didn’t even know why they did).

    Visit your eye care professional to ask about 1-Day Acuvue Define. acuvue.com

  • 2 of 10 Bioderma Sensibio Tolerance+
  • Bioderma Sensibio Tolerance+
  • Bioderma Sensibio Tolerance+, $27 CAD (April 2015)

    For anyone with sensitive, reactive or allergic skin, you’re going to want to take note of this upcoming innovation. Coming to Bioderma’s Sensibio range in April, Tolerance+ actually elevates the skin’s tolerance threshold to minimize the risk of sensitivity reactions.

    The formula contains a peptide complex along with soothing active ingredients that actually reduces the hyperexcitability of the skin’s nerve fibres. It helps to regulate the inflammatory cascade reaction (aka. skin flare-ups) while moisturizing and soothing the skin, so it stays happy and healthy.

    Available April 2015 at select Canadian drugstores. bioderma.com

  • 3 of 10 Fountain The Glow Molecule
  • Fountain The Glow Molecule
  • Fountain The Glow Molecule, $50

    We’ve all heard the saying, “you are what you eat,” but Fountain is taking that concept to the next level and actually improving your outer beauty with liquid supplements. They’ve become known for their beauty-boosting “molecules”, like The Beauty Molecule, The Phyto-Collagen Molecule and The Hair Molecule, but this month they’ve launched the newest formula to the range, The Glow Molecule.

    Containing a concentrated form of reactive Glutathione in its pre-oxidized form helps to bring out a bright, youthful glow within a few weeks. Two teaspoons-a-day keeps dull skin at bay? We can get on board with that.

    Available online at net-a-porter.com.

  • 4 of 10 Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant
  • Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant
  • Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant, $5.49

    Dove has created an antiperspirant to get excited about—the new Dry Spray Antiperspirant is quick, easy to use and keeps you feeling and smelling fresh for 48 hours. The aerosol formula sprays on with a totally dry texture and moisturizes skin without feeling sticky.

    The formula leaves no residue on skin or clothes, making it a perfect option for fashionistas hitting the World MasterCard Fashion Week tents this week (in fact, some guests even took home a few bottles in their goodie bags)! It’s a product you just have to feel (or perhaps, not feel) to believe!

    Available at drugstores and online at target.com.

  • 5 of 10 Foreo ISSA Toothbrush
  • Foreo ISSA Toothbrush
  • Foreo ISSA Toothbrush, $199

    After the success of the Foreo LUNA comes another silicone tool to add to your daily beauty routine—a futuristic-looking toothbrush. Made of nonporous silicone, this toothbrush is much more hygenic than a regular toothbrush as it resists bacteria build-up. The silicone bristles are much more gentle on gums, yet still generate friction and sonic pulsations to remove stains and plaque.

    Other cool facts: on a single 1-hour charge, the toothbrush will last for 6 months (what!?), you only have to replace the brush head once a year and the entire thing is fully waterproof.

    Available at Sephora and online at sephora.com.

  • 6 of 10 Shiseido Wetforce Ultimate Sun Protection SPF 50+
  • Shiseido Wetforce Ultimate Sun Protection SPF 50+
  • Shiseido Wetforce Ultimate Sun Protection SPF 50+, $40

    Just in time for Spring break, Shiseido has released one of their most innovative sunscreens to date. This new formula, available in SPF 50+ for both face & body (as well as one specifically for just the face) actually become more effective when they come in contact with water, so you can rest assured your sunscreen is hard at work while you’re playing in the pool.

    When the formula comes in contact with water (or sweat), the sunscreen actually spreads out on the skin more evenly to give better UV protection. The science behind it is a bit complex—but totally interesting. The formula contains a negatively-charged mineral ion sensor, which combines with positively-charged mineral ions in sweat and water to create a strong, ionic bond. Thus, the strong bond makes the UV protective layer even stronger than when it was first applied (these visuals make it a little easier to understand)!

    Available at Sephora and online at sephora.com.

  • 7 of 10 Cover FX Custom Cover Drops
  • Cover FX Custom Cover Drops
  • Cover FX Custom Cover Drops, $44

    We all like to have options when it comes to foundation coverage—sometimes your skin is looking great and all you need is a light layer to even out some redness, while other days you’re in serious need of some complexion-concealing magic. Cover FX Custom Cover Drops are going to be your new BFF.

    These concentrated pigments can be dropped into any sort of mixing medium you choose, be it serum, oil, primer, moisturizer, etc. Customize your coverage level, with 1-2 drops for a light tint and 3-4 drops for more intense coverage (tip: use just a pea-sized amount of mixing medium for the best coverage results). The best part of the innovation is that they can be mixed into any type of base, whether it’s oil-, water- or silicone-based. It blends easily and makes your life much easier. Plus, you can keep two shades on hand to customize your perfect foundation shade throughout the year.

    Available at Sephora and online at sephora.com.

  • 8 of 10 Kiss InstaWave Automatic Curler
  • Kiss InstaWave Automatic Curler
  • Kiss InstaWave Automatic Curler, $60

    I have to admit—I was terrified of this curling device when I first laid eyes on it. After watching their YouTube tutorial, I felt a bit more comfortable and decided to give it a try. While it looks like a torture device, it’s actually really amazing! It creates beautiful curls and waves with barely any effort.

    The barrel rotates and catches the hair in the spokes, winding it around the wand for a soft curl in seconds. The little spokes actually help to detangle the hair while it’s winding it up—so it doesn’t catch, grab or get stuck. It heats up just as hot as most professional tools to lock in curl, and it can rotate both left and right, for natural-looking results.

    Available at Walmart and online at ulta.com.

  • 9 of 10 Jeunesse Instantly Ageless
  • Jeunesse Instantly Ageless
  • Jeunesse Instantly Ageless, $75 (15mL)

    Finally! An anti-aging cream that delivers immediate and dramatic results. Instantly Ageless is a lightweight mineral complex that evens out the skin tone, reduces wrinkles and tightens loose areas IN SECONDS. Seriously, it’s something you need to see to believe (check out this video). Especially around the eyes, this cream diminishes puffiness and bags dramatically.

    Unfortunately, the results aren’t permanent, however the nourishing formula does help to improve skin over time as well.

    Available through independent Jeunesse representatives and online at jeunesseglobal.com.

  • 10 of 10 Vidal Sassoon Salonist Permanent Colour
  • Vidal Sassoon Salonist Permanent Colour
  • Vidal Sassoon Salonist Permanent Colour, $14

    Using the same technique as done in salons, the new Vidal Sassoon Salonist permanent hair colour treats roots and lengths separately. The 2-step system is based on the concept that fresh roots and dyed strands take in colour different—so they need to be treated separately! Using a brush-and-bowl technique (not a squeeze bottle), this kit allows you to achieve salon-like results at home.

    Available at drugstores and online at ulta.com.

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