While we love telling you which products we’ve discovered around the office and added to our repertoires, there’s another category of goodies we’re thrilled to share: the Canada’s 2016 Product of the Year picks. Unlike our editor’s picks, these annual honours award the goods deemed top of their class by consumers themselves and along a variety of categories. Thousands of participants in Canada offered their opinions to rate their favourites finds in both quality and innovation.
We’ve rounded up five of the best beauty buys granted the Product of the Year seal of approval for 2016, from volumizing nail polish to hydrating gel cream. See the winners below, and complete list of products here!
Hydro Boost Gel
Description: This lightweight, oil-free and non-comedogenic Gel- Cream formula absorbs quickly, instantly hydrates skin, boosts skin's hydration level and locks it in all day - whether you're hopping a plane to an exotic location or responding to emails at the office. Applies effortlessly, absorbing quickly into skin without leaving behind an oily or greasy feel. Innovation: HYRDO BOOST harnesses the power of our unique water gel formula to absorb quickly, while providing long-lasting intense moisture. Formulated with hyaluronic acid, it acts as a sponge for dry skin cells, moisturizing with up to 1,000 times its weight in water, resulting in visibly smooth and supple skin. Price: $19.99
Full Volume System
Description: Whoa, this revolutionary reverse-wash system is designed specifically to condition first, then shampoo second. First, the ultra-moisturizing pre-wash conditioner softens the hair, and then it is followed by the shampoo, which washes away the weight. Hair is left with bounce while still controlling static, leaving full-bodied, touchable volume along with desired softness. Chrissy Teigen locks, here we come! Innovation: The TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume system has rewritten the rules of achieving voluminous hair by reversing the traditional wash and care routine! Price: $8.99 each
Description: It's a staple for a reason! Containing the healing power of Vaseline® Jelly, these non-sticky lip treatments are invitingly soft and melt on to lips to lock in moisture for a sensationally smooth and supple feel (hello, Julia Roberts smile!). Innovation: Vaseline® Lip Therapy is now available in an iconic and covetable tin, a deliciously retro addition to any handbag roster. The new and improved formula is clinically proven to help heal dry lips and provide long-lasting moisturization. Price: $3.47
Brow This Way Gel
Description: Tame, enhance and beautify your brows with Rimmel’s Brow Styling Gel, a mascara-style brow definer and fixer that'll have you drawing Cara Delevingne comparisons in no time! Innovation: Its high-precision applicator makes it ultra-easy for even the greenest tamer to brush brows into the perfect, uniform shape. And the long-lasting gel formula sets the brows in place for an all-day defined look. Price: $8.99
Sally Hansen Miracle
Gel 2X Volume Top
Description: We all love volumizing our hair, but your nails could use a bit of va-va-voom too! This technologically advanced volumizing top coat is long-lasting and self-levelling. The Top Coat Activator, partnered with the Miracle Gel shades, delivers a salon-inspired gel manicure and creates dramatically fuller looking nails with increased mirror shine for up to 14 days. Innovation: Once applied, this plumping gel Top Coat Activator appears to double the volume of your manicure, mimicking the look of salon gel manicures. And the best part? It’s easily removed with regular remover! Price: $11.95