Here’s what caught our attention this week.
Black Radiance Beauty landed at Rexall stores across Canada
Get your makeup bags ready because wallet-friendly Black Radiance Beauty is now available at 75 Rexall stores across Canada. Originally founded in New York in the ’90s, the now L.A.-based cosmetics brand has been on a decades-long mission to offer a wide range of pigment-rich shades to women of colour with deeper skin tones, especially those who need to reach beyond the typical “caramel” tones you traditionally see on beauty shelves. With prices starting as low as $4, and offerings ranging from complexion products to eye makeup, Canadian shoppers can now easily get their hands on a variety of Black Radiance’s best-sellers such as the Pressed Powders ($6), Perfect Tone Lip Glosses ($4), and True Complexion Contour Palettes ($9). Editor’s note: Black Radiance Beauty is also available in select Loblaws.
Zero-waste Good Juju makes its mark on the Canadian green beauty scene
Did you know that in North America, more than three billion plastic shampoo and conditioner bottles are sent to landfill every year? Good Juju is here to help change that frightening stat. The local green beauty company officially launched this week, offering zero-waste shampoo and conditioner bars ($18 each) that last for 50 to 74 washes depending on your hair type. That’s the equivalent of around three plastic bottles. Made with all-natural and certified organic ingredients (think: coconut oil, shea butter, argan oil, aloe juice and charcoal), the assortment of bars, which address fine, dry and normal hair types as well as scalp concerns, are packaged in millboard cartons that are lined with a non-GMO corn foam that dissolves in tap water. What’s more, Good Juju also plans to roll out dissolvable laundry detergent strips later this year. Shop Good Juju here.
Consonant Skincare revealed its makeover
Toronto-based natural skincare line Consonant has taken a more holistic approach to skin. The brand’s trusted face and body product formulas remain the same, but this week Consonant has introduce a new name, Consonant Skin+Care, along with a new look and website focused on self-care practices. Product packaging, which now features bright pops of colour, now comes with one side dedicated to talking about how to use the product on your skin and another side that shares a wellness practice that can be used while applying. Consonant Skin+Care’s website has also been revamped to feature a whole wellness blog dedicated to practices for the mind, body, soul and of course skin.
The Detox Market introduced its first in-house hand cream
A nourishing hand cream is a 2020 must-own to protect and soothe dry hands from our constant hand washing and use of hand sanitizer. If you’re in the market for a new one, check out The Detox Market’s latest in-house launch, Detox Mode Impossible Hand Cream ($35). The new-to-shelf hand salve features moisturizing shea butter, aloe vera and vitamin E, along with an aromatherapeutic blend of bergamot and cedarwood.
Laline launched its Olive & Babassu collection
If you’re a fan of botanical oils, like olive and avocado, then you’re going to want to check out Laline’s latest beauty offerings. The Israeli bath-body-lifestyle brand’s latest collection, Olive & Babassu, which is also infused with a woody aroma of cedarwood, lily and sandalwood, is all about the body for some welcome, in-shower TLC: The assortment features a body scrub, serum, shower gel and bar soap, plus a gorgeous room diffuser to scent your space.