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Most Wanted: The I've-Been-Really-Lazy-This-Summer Edition
Sabrina Maddeaux shares her favourite beauty finds of summer 2013 from Elizabeth Grant, GRATiAE, and Moroccanoil

So I got a little behind on the Most Wanteds the last month or so. The goal is to share a great product every other week, but sometimes things get in the way. Like music festivals. And trips to Istanbul. And TIFF prep. And being a little bit lazy because it’s hot out and listening to CP24 on loop alldayeveryday in the office has driven you into the arms of sweet, sweet Sangria. 

But, despite all that, I have come across some pretty great beauty finds this summer that you should know about. Three in particular have found their way into my regular routine and so, instead of just one product this time around, I’m going to tell you about three superstars.

Elizabeth Grant Vitamin C Hydra-Moist Super Fruit Balancing Infusion with Acai Berry

Sure, it’s a mouthful to say, but all you really need to know is that it works. This hydrating spray is not only refreshing when Toronto sometimes decides to have hot weather, but it also uses Vitamin C, Acai Berry, and antioxidants to hydrate and revive skin that’s dull and gross from the aforementioned Sangria binges. A quick mist, some moisturizer on top, and you glow, grrrl! $20, ElizabethGrant.com.

GRATiAE Renewing Facial Peeling Gel

I’ve been struggling to keep up a proper exfoliation routine since… well, since when I figured I should start exfoliating. I guess the griminess of those little sandy beads in most washes turns me off. It’s a texture thing. Facial peeling gel to the rescue! Apparently, these gels are pretty popular in Asian markets, but haven’t made it big in North America yet. You rub a little bit of this glorious gooey stuff on, and your dead skin just starts coming off. So easy. And no irritation at all because it’s organic (I have can have sensitive skin when it comes to things like this). Cue a radiant complexion and tiny pores. $199, GRATiAE.ca.

Moroccanoil Body Soufflé

Like the name would suggest, this stuff is just so luxurious. Truth: it’s my favourite of all the body moisturizers I’ve ever tried. It’s light and non-greasy, and just smells so good without being disgustingly flowery or using some synthetic scent of a fruit I never liked to begin with. (My boyfriend claims it smells like Rockets, as in the candy.) I never thought I’d use the cliché “soft as a baby’s bottom,” but, hell, this moisturizer will make your skin just that thanks to the line’s signature argan oil combined with shea butter. Trust me, you won’t regret chucking your guck-y body butter for this stuff in the summer heat. $52, Morrocanoil.com.

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Sabrina Maddeaux is Toronto Standard’s managing editor. Follow her on Twitter at @sabrinamaddeaux.

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