Get a leg up on the competition and a head start on 2020 with these recommended finds
It’s time to win a few battles this spring. This collection of seven of our favourite items, gathered from across Canada, is sure to help.
From a cool laundry accessory to an amazing aftershave aid, these products will help you freshen up and, ultimately, succeed this season—with scent-free formulations, sophisticated designs and even a superior anti-aging tool to ensure your skin is ready for the months ahead.
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1. Scentuals – Scentfree Hand & Body Repair Cream, $14.95
Vancouver’s Scentuals is always a favourite of our editors, with their Scentfree line a particular draw. This lightweight formula will repair hands and body after winter’s harsh weather. Relying on organic aloe, shea butter and avocado oil, the formula is 100 percent natural. As an added bonus, three percent of all sales go to benefit the Canadian Cancer Society.
2. Wolf Clothing Co. – Nexxus Socks, $13.99
We’ve stood by Vancouver’s Wolf Clothing Co. since day one. They have recently expanded their offering with shower gels, shampoos and conditioners, but we still can’t get enough of their classic socks. A 176-needle count ensures they are not too thick and not too thin, plus the extremely soft texture and sophisticated design means they can be worn straight from the office to right out on the town for the evening.
3. Riversol – Lightweight Moisturizing Lotion-1, $49
Vancouver’s Riversol was founded by board-certified dermatologist Dr. Jason Rivers after more than 20 years of clinical dermatology. The company offers safe, anti-aging solutions for patients with sensitive skin and this lotion is a prime example: gently hydrating while reducing oil production. As you’re getting back out there this season, it’s an easy way to look your best each morning.
4. BIGS – Salted and Roasted Sunflower Seeds, $1.99
Our friends at BIGS are thinking about springtime fueling, without busting the belt or ingesting anything totally foreign. Their sunflower seeds–in a delicious and classic Salted and Roasted variety–are a great option. They are vegan- and vegetarian-friendly, boasting no sesame, no mustard (often used for flavour) and may even help lower blood sugar and blood pressure.
5. Groom Industries – Aftershave Balm, $16
This past winter, we met the folks at Montreal’s Groom and recommended their terrific shower gel. This season, we turn our attention to a little clean-up of the face. This refreshing aftershave balm blends together jojoba and cocoa butter to ensure comfort after even the closest shave, while notes of sage, pine and juniper will leave you feeling rejuvenated.
6. Gentlemen of the North – Laundry Bag, $34.99
We’re really not sure what we like best: the durable fabric, the multiple uses (packing help for a springtime weekend away perhaps?) or the witty slogan. Gentlemen of the North—our friends from Toronto—have provided yet another win, emblazoned by the line “Acting like a gentleman never goes out of fashion.”
7. Extraordinary Man – Eyeglasses Case, $15
A companion piece to a similar item delivered to subscribers of our popular Simply Beautiful #editorsbox across the country, this handy eyeglasses case features an understated, classic pattern and flexible, easy-to-clean material. Plus the squeeze-top self-closure keeps glasses securely tucked away—and scratch-free!
TOTAL RETAIL VALUE: $145.92