Product of the Year: The best Canadian beauty buys

While we love telling you which products we’ve discovered and added to our repertoires, there’s another category of goodies we’re thrilled to share: the Canada’s 2015 Product of the Year picks. Unlike our editor’s picks, the annual award honours goods from a variety of categories as chosen by consumers themselves. Thousands of participants in Canada offered their opinions to rate their favourites along the lines of quality and innovation.

We’ve rounded up five of the best beauty buys granted the Product of the Year seal for 2015, from face primer to innovative cleansers to moisturizing mascara. See the winners below, and complete list of products here!

FACE MAKEUP CATEGORY: InstaBlur, The Body Shop
With 12hour shine control, pore smoothing, blemish hiding, complexion unifying and make-up extending, InstaBlur blurs skin imperfections in an instant. A unique formula made of mattifying spherical powders with smart-filling properties and moisturizing Vitamin E, InstaBlur comes in one universal shade and is a make-up and skincare solution in one. Suggested Retail Price: $22

EYE COSMETICS CATEGORY: Rimmel London Wonder’Lash Mascara
A mascara infused with Moroccan Argan Oil, Wonder’Lash delivers perfectly full, smooth, zero-clump volume, leaving you with lashes that are smooth, defined , and conditioned. The Wonder’Lash formula with Argan Oil instantly adheres to lashes and dries quickly so lashes don’t stick together. The lightweight, super-soft, flexible bristles hug and coat each individual lash, coating them from root to tip. Suggested Retail Price: $8.99

FACIAL SKIN CARE CATEGORY: NIVEA Sensitive 3 in 1 Micellar Cleansing Water
This unique formula cleanses, removes makeup from the face and eyes and moisturizes in one simple step. Thanks to the micelle technology, NIVEA Sensitive 3 in 1 Micellar Cleansing Water requires no rinsing and does not break the skin’s natural barrier. The micelles work like a magnet: when applied with a cotton pad they enclose oil and makeup within their center, but keep water outside. Suggested Retail Price: $8.99

NAIL POLISH CATEGORY: Sally Hansen Miracle Gel, Coty Canada
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel comes in 47 shades and is the first ever part lacquer, part gel manicure, delivering up to 14 days of lasting colour and shine. Simply apply two coats of the Colour Coat, followed by the Miracle Gel Top Coat. Formulated with patented Tube Technology, Miracle Gel contains an oligomer that reticulates with the photoinitiator in the top coat to cure the formula (no LED/UV light required), resulting in durable, shiny nails. Suggested Retail Price: $10.95

HAIR LOSS TREATMENT CATEGORY: SureThik Hair Thickening Fibers
Sure Thik Hair Thickening Fibers help to instantly add volume and density to thinning hair in as little as 10 seconds. Its unique complex of organic keratin protein (same as your own natural growing hair) has been cut into micro sized fibers that are electrostatically charged to build upon existing hair. It provides density, volume, and total coverage that’s suitable for both men and women. Comes in 8 natural colours. Made in Canada. Suggested Retail Price: $29.95

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