Last Minute Vday Gifts
I used to think it was weird to gift your partner a skincare product on special occasions, but now I know better: if chosen wisely, it can be a gift that keeps on giving. After all, who doesn’t want baby soft skin in mid-winter? These sweetly packaged, limited-time prods are readily available at the mall, and are perfect for your special someone.
If your man’s in the dark about skincare, then nudge him towards the light with Vichy’s new Code Purete collection. The simple 3-step system (available at Shoppers Drug Mart) addresses all the things you notice about his skin every day – shine, blackheads, a few blemishes, shaving cuts – but don’t want to mention.
1. The purifying cleansing gel eliminates excess sebum, which is known for causing imperfections. The combination of LHA, Salicylic Acid and Glycolic Acid provides a deep clean and exfoliation to recover skin’s radiance and eliminate blemishes. $17
2. The purifying shaving foam works to eliminate shaving cuts, which are a breeding ground for blemish causing bacteria. This soap-free formula contains salicylic acid and alum, which has the ability to stop bleeding from micro cuts immediately and provides anti-bacterial properties. $14
3. The purifying hydrating fluid is a light, non greasy or sticky gel like moisturizer that penetrates deep into the skin leaving it feeling soft, smooth and refreshed. $25
Hands are one of the first parts of the female body to show age, and one of the most neglected. “Hands Down, You’re Mine” luscious velveteen hand crème is made by renowned Canadian beauty label Cake Beauty. The nourishing formula absorbs quickly into the skin, leaving hands smooth and silky. Key ingredients: glycerin, marshmallow extract, and mango butter. Yum. $20 at Sephora and Murale.