12 Canadian Beauty Imports You Won’t Want To Miss

What do peanut butter, Ryan Gosling, Walkie Talkies, the Wonderbra, and Justin Bieber all have in common? Each of them has roots in Canada — that's what. Yep, our northern neighbors are responsible for some of North America’s greatest cultural treasures. Oh, and don’t even get us started on poutine.
But there’s just one thing we've missed. While we were over here obsessing about skin-care secrets from France and Korea, Canada was kicking up its beauty game a notch. Now, it’s not only home to ketchup chips and butter tarts, but also to a whole host of brands with products that are worth paying customs fees for.

Between organic skin-care formulas and the most hydrating lipsticks the U.S. dollar can buy, this country's impressive selection of beauty brands has us considering a change in locale. (We swear, the history of handsome Ryans has absolutely nothing to do with it.) Sounds good, eh? Click through the slides ahead to see for yourself.


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Finally, a plant-derived, sulfate-free shampoo at a seriously affordable price. Formulated with hydrating ingredients like panthenol and Vitamin E, this super gentle pick adds tons of natural moisture and shine.

Live Clean Hydrating Shampoo, $5.99, coming in 2017.
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Credited with being one of the first brands to bring the Korean skin-care sensation to North America, this multitasking formula creates the smooth, even complexion we’ve come to expect from a good BB cream.

Marcelle BB Cream Beauty Balm, $22.95, available at Marcelle.
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Don’t knock the humble bar of soap: The mineral-rich clay in this one makes it a gentle facial exfoliant with skin-detoxifying powers.

Consonant 20% Clay Exfoliating Cleansing Bar, $18, available at Consonant Skincare.
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A multi-use lip-and-cheek tint is a must at all times. Bonus points if it’s packed with hydrating cocoa butter and natural clay, plus beet-root pigments that give it its color.

Harlow Skin Co. Pinched Cheek & Lip Tint, $32, available at Indie Apothecary.
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Already a favorite among in-the-know green-beauty junkies, these nourishing lippies offer the perfect amount of color, with a whole lot of conditioning ingredients to boot.

Ilia Tinted Lip Conditioner, $26, available at Ilia Beauty.
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Sensitive skin types will love this gentle formula, which combines a base of olive oil with potent antioxidants and anti-aging ingredients. The subtle, therapeutic lavender-and-chamomile scent is just the icing on the cake.

Belmondo The Dew Nourishing Olive Oil Face Oil, $44.95, available at Belmondo Skincare.
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This cult-favorite brand already has a huge following stateside. With first-class products like this creamy, blendable stick, it’s easy to see why.

Bite Beauty Multistick, $24, available at Sephora.
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For intense exfoliation without the potential irritation — or hefty price tag — of a professional dermabrasion treatment, look no further than this dermatologist-approved enzyme scrub.

Vasanti BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator, $34, available at Birchbox.
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Creamy, pigmented, long-lasting eyeshadows in a twist-up stick for a cool $10? Yes, please.

Annabelle Twistup Retractable Eyeshadow Crayon, $9.95, available at Annabelle Cosmetics.
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This liquid concealer has it all: a barely-there texture, skin-brightening properties, and blendable coverage. Win-win-win.

Lise Watier Teint Lumière Perfecting Concealer, $30, available at Lise Watier.
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More lightweight than an eye cream, yet just as effective, this formula firms skin and fights signs of fatigue.

Province Apothecary Enhancing + Replenishing Eye Serum, $32, available at Province Apothecary.
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Reach for this smooth, blendable pencil every time you need a shimmer-free glow. The shine goes on translucent, instantly making you look dewy and fresh.

Nudestix Skin Glossing Pencil, $24, available at Nudestix.
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