Love staying on top of all things beauty? In between cleansing and moisturizing, it’s time to read up on a few beauty brands that might not be on your radar — yet! Whether you’re all about skincare, haircare, fragrance, or makeup, there are brands out there that are sure to be your new fave. Try one or try them all and be the first of your friends to have the insider beauty scoop!
Keep reading to know which beauty brands to have on your radar!
Founded by mega influencer Tina Chen Craig (a.k.a Bag Snob), U Beauty has quite quickly taken the industry by storm. The brand’s philosophy is centred around simplistic skincare and the proof is in the pudding – more specifically in the wizard-like Resurfacing Complex as it replaces 6-8 products in a typical skincare routine. In addition to the product being vegan, safe for all skin types, and cruelty-free it works tirelessly to help with brightening, resurfacing, renewing, and tightening. While it all sounds too good to be true, the before-and-after pics speak for themselves.
Great haircare products don’t have to cost an arm and a leg and Monday Haircare is here to prove it. The New Zealand-based brand landed in Canada earlier this year and if you haven’t treated your tresses to its shampoo & conditioner, then you need to run out RIGHT NOW to get it. Available in four different formulas: Gentle, Smooth, Volume, and Moisture, there’s something for everybody. Plus the bottles will look fabulous in your shower!
Ever feel like some of your luxury skincare products don’t perform as well as they should? Well, there’s a new sheriff in town by the name of Empathy. This local and female-founded beauty and wellness brand is all about providing hardworking products that are cruelty-free. Empathy’s Hydrating Facial Mist is a must-have on your desk to keep you feeling refreshed during the day and the Ultra-Luxe Dry Body Oil is an amazing hydrator. If that’s not enough, for every $50 spent the brand will donate two bottles of their Harmony 3-in-1 Soap to a family who needs it.
While I know Elemis isn’t exactly a new brand, it’s one that really should be on your radar and more importantly, your vanity. If you follow lots of beauty editors and makeup artists, you’ll quickly notice that Elemis has pride of place in their kits and it’s no surprise why. Each product is meticulously created with marine and plant-based ingredients so you get the highest quality. Wondering what product to buy first? The Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm will do you proud!
If hydration is what you’re after, then it’s Lanolips to the rescue! Made from lanolin, a deeply moisturizing oil naturally occurring in sheep’s wool, the products are as hydrating as it gets. Everything from the lip balms, hand creams, cleanser, foot balm and day creams contain the magic ingredient that provides all-day hydration. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed when you notice how baby-soft your skin is!
Who doesn’t love a spritz of the finest perfume? I sure do and that’s why Atelier Cologne needs a spot of its own on your beauty shelf. The brand creates truly gorgeous scents that are inspired by nature. The newest addition to the fam is Lemon Island and it’s going to be your summer obsession. With notes of fresh citrus, warm vanilla and jasmine, the fragrance is sensual and uplifting!
Another NZ brand to have on your hit list is Antipodes which is all about plant-powered skincare. All products are certified organic and totally vegan so you can feel good about your purchase. Whether you’re in the market for a new eye cream, serum, face mask, cleanser, or anything in between, Antipodes has you covered.
Tower 28 Beauty
You’ve likely seen your favourite beauty influencers raving about Tower 28 and if you’re wondering if the brand’s worth the hype, allow me to fill you in — it is. In addition to being vegan, clean, and cruelty-free, Tower 28 is BIPOC-owned and the products are designed for sensitive skin. The brand’s Illuminating Cream Bronzer, Highlighter Balm, and ShineOn Lip Jelly are popular picks that you’re sure to love.
Another clean beauty brand to know is Saie. The brand is here to prove that chemicals and additives don’t need to be added to any products to make them any more effective. And once you try any of their products, you’ll see for yourself. Saie’s line-up of lip, cheek, eye, and face products all work harmoniously to give you a stunning glow that’s minimal and natural.
Featured Image: Saie Beauty