Giveaway! Simple and Natural Hand Cream from Kamill

Kamill Hand Cream Giveaway London Drugs Beauty

The philosophy behind Kamill? Simple, natural, and moisturizing. Kamill is a best-selling hand care brand from Germany that uses the power of chamomile to provide comfort to sensitive skin. Get ready for oh-so-soft and supple hands, beauties! You have a chance to win one of *four* prize packs worth $50.00 from Kamill and LDBeauty.

Kamill Hand Cream - Original London DrugsKamill Hand Cream – Original

The classic Kamill product is a protective, soothing hand cream made with chamomile extract and bisabolol. Your hands will feel long-lasting moisture and remain soft and smooth day after day.

 

 

 

Kamill Hand Cream - Intensive London DrugsKamill Hand Cream – Intensive

This rich hand cream with aloe vera and avocado oil provides effective and calming relief to damaged, chapped or cracked skin. Protect and replenish your hands with long lasting intensive moisture!

 

 

 

Kamill Hand Cream - Anti Age Q10 London DrugsKamill Hand Cream – Anti Age Q10

The Kamill anti-age hand cream is enriched with Q10 and Vitamin E to help reduce fine wrinkles and diminish the signs of aging. This cream effectively improves your skin’s elasticity and leaves your hands smooth and protected.

 

 

 

 

Ready to enter? Here’s how!

  1. Follow @ldbeauty_ on Instagram or London Drugs Beauty on Facebook
  2. Tag a friend who would love this giveaway
  3. Comment on our Instagram or Facebook post with what your skin type is!

Terms and Conditions

  1. No purchase necessary. Limit one (1) entry per social network per contest. Limit one (1) prize may be won per household.  Entries must be received no later than 11:59 pm Pacific Time on March 24, 2019. London Drugs is not responsible for entries that become lost or misdirected.
  2. Contest is open to all residents of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba who, as of the date the prize draw is made: (i) have not won a London Drugs contest since March 24, 2018; (ii) have reached the age of majority in the province in which they reside as at March 24, 2019 (iii) are not employees of London Drugs, their respective advertising and promotional agencies, the independent judging organization (if any), or any family member living with any such employee.
  3. The winners will be chosen by a judge on the day the contest ends (see dates below) in Vancouver, British Columbia, from all eligible entries received per contest. Winners will be selected based on a combination of number of post likes, comments and overall skill/creativity. To win, selected entrants must have correctly answered the skill-testing mathematical question on the entry form and must sign London Drug’s declaration and release confirming compliance with the contest rules and acceptance of the prize(s) as awarded, releasing London Drugs from liability in association with the contest and prize and consenting to the use of their name, photograph, voice and statements for promotional and publicity purposes.
  4. There will be 4 prizes awarded: each winner will receive one Kamill Hand Lotion Prize Pack worth approximately $50.00. Prize(s) must be accepted as awarded, are non-transferable and no substitutions are permitted. London Drugs reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value should any prize become unavailable for any reason. Prize will be awarded at the closest London Drugs location to the winner. Contests dates: March 8, 2019 – March 10, 2019. Draw Date: 12:00 PM Pacific Time March 25, 2019.
  5. Selected entrants will be contacted by email, or social network they were drawn from. No correspondence will be entered into except with selected entrants. If the winner does not respond then she/he will be notified for the second time, 2 (two) days after the first notification. If the winner still does not respond within 2 days of the second notification, a new winner will be chosen in the same manner until a winner is successfully contacted.
  6. The chances of winning a prize will depend on the number of eligible entries received. Decisions of the judges in respect of all aspects of this contest including, but not limited to, eligibility of entries and correctness of answers given to the skill-testing question, are final.
  7. London Drugs, their respective advertising and promotional agencies, the independent judging organization, and their respective agents are not liable to an entrant in any manner relating to the contest or the awarding and use of the prize(s).
  8. This contest is subject to all federal, provincial, and municipal laws and regulations. By entering the entrant consents to the collection of all personal information included on their entry and agrees to the use and disclosure of such information by and between London Drugs and their agents.  The winner(s) also agrees to the collection, use and disclosure of their name, entry, photographs, voice and statements for London Drugs’ publicity purposes without further compensation. All personal information collected from entrants will be used only for the purposes of administering the contest and for marketing and promotional purposes as contemplated by these rules; under no circumstances will any personal information be sold or rented to third parties. All personal information collected by London Drugs will be kept in accordance with the privacy policy of London Drugs, which can be viewed at londondrugs.com, and in accordance with all applicable privacy laws.
  9. The right is reserved by London Drugs to terminate this contest, in whole or in part, and/or modify, amend or suspend the contest, and/or these rules in any way, should any cause beyond the reasonable control of London Drugs or its agents affect the proper administration thereof.

Wave Hello to Beautiful Curls! Noughty Haircare Giveaway

Noughty Hair Giveaway Wave Hello London Drugs Beauty

Craving party-perfect, popping curls? Ditch the curlers and wave hello to curvaceous, defined and natural curls in minutes, beauties. Noughty’s 97% natural Wave Hello Curl Defining range is free from parabens, sulphates, petrochemicals, and silicones—these products really pack a punch! They also use coconut, olive oil, sea kelp, blue mallow flower and argan oil for a delicious scent that is healthy for your hair. Your curls are going to *love* this!

Now, you have a chance to win 1 of 3 Noughty Wave Hello Curl Care Packs worth $50.00. Keep scrolling to learn more about the featured products and, of course, how you can enter. Good luck!


Noughty 97% Natural Wave Hello Conditioner

Noughty Wave Hello Conditioner

Say bye-bye to bad hair days and wave hello to super-conditioned, silky-soft curls. This conditioner is blended especially for the needs of curly and wavy hair.

 

 

 

 

Noughty 97% Natural Wave Hello Curl Defining Taming Cream

Noughty Wave Hello Curl Defining Taming Cream

Looking for some serious anti-frizz treatment, beauties? Or simply hoping to make your curls more manageable? Try the hair-nourishing powers of mango butter and sea kelp from Noughty.

 

 

 

 

Noughty 97% Natural Hello Curls Define & Reshape Curl Primer

Noughty Hello Curls Define & Reshape Curl Primer

This is the natural curl primer that keeps on giving! Define your standout curls on day one and reshape your waves between washes.

 

 

 

 

Ready for magical curls? Here’s how to enter!

  1. Follow @ldbeauty_ and @noughtyusa on Instagram
  2. Tag that one friend who has amazing hair in our Instagram post
  3. Comment on our Instagram post with your *biggest* hair concern when it comes to waves and curls
  4. Extra entry: Share this post in your Instagram Stories

Noughty Natural Hair Care London Drugs Beauty Giveaway

Terms and Conditions

  1. No purchase necessary. Limit one (1) entry per social network per contest. Limit one (1) prize may be won per household.  Entries must be received no later than 11:59 pm Pacific Time on March 10, 2019. London Drugs is not responsible for entries that become lost or misdirected.
  2. Contest is open to all residents of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba who, as of the date the prize draw is made: (i) have not won a London Drugs contest since March 10, 2018; (ii) have reached the age of majority in the province in which they reside as at March 10, 2019 (iii) are not employees of London Drugs, their respective advertising and promotional agencies, the independent judging organization (if any), or any family member living with any such employee.
  3. The winners will be chosen by a judge on the day the contest ends (see dates below) in Vancouver, British Columbia, from all eligible entries received per contest. Winners will be selected based on a combination of number of post likes, comments and overall skill/creativity. To win, selected entrants must have correctly answered the skill-testing mathematical question on the entry form and must sign London Drug’s declaration and release confirming compliance with the contest rules and acceptance of the prize(s) as awarded, releasing London Drugs from liability in association with the contest and prize and consenting to the use of their name, photograph, voice and statements for promotional and publicity purposes.
  4. There will be 3 prizes awarded: each winner will receive one Noughty Wave Hello Curl Care Packs worth approximately $50.00. Prize(s) must be accepted as awarded, are non-transferable and no substitutions are permitted. London Drugs reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value should any prize become unavailable for any reason. Prize will be awarded at the closest London Drugs location to the winner. Contests dates: March 8, 2019 – March 10, 2019. Draw Date: 12:00 PM Pacific Time March 11, 2019.
  5. Selected entrants will be contacted by email, or social network they were drawn from. No correspondence will be entered into except with selected entrants. If the winner does not respond then she/he will be notified for the second time, 2 (two) days after the first notification. If the winner still does not respond within 2 days of the second notification, a new winner will be chosen in the same manner until a winner is successfully contacted.
  6. The chances of winning a prize will depend on the number of eligible entries received. Decisions of the judges in respect of all aspects of this contest including, but not limited to, eligibility of entries and correctness of answers given to the skill-testing question, are final.
  7. London Drugs, their respective advertising and promotional agencies, the independent judging organization, and their respective agents are not liable to an entrant in any manner relating to the contest or the awarding and use of the prize(s).
  8. This contest is subject to all federal, provincial, and municipal laws and regulations. By entering the entrant consents to the collection of all personal information included on their entry and agrees to the use and disclosure of such information by and between London Drugs and their agents.  The winner(s) also agrees to the collection, use and disclosure of their name, entry, photographs, voice and statements for London Drugs’ publicity purposes without further compensation. All personal information collected from entrants will be used only for the purposes of administering the contest and for marketing and promotional purposes as contemplated by these rules; under no circumstances will any personal information be sold or rented to third parties. All personal information collected by London Drugs will be kept in accordance with the privacy policy of London Drugs, which can be viewed at londondrugs.com, and in accordance with all applicable privacy laws.
  9. The right is reserved by London Drugs to terminate this contest, in whole or in part, and/or modify, amend or suspend the contest, and/or these rules in any way, should any cause beyond the reasonable control of London Drugs or its agents affect the proper administration thereof.

Get Your Shine On! Garnier Fructis Hair Care Giveaway

Garnier Fructis Giveaway London Drugs

Put your luscious locks in the spotlight, beauties. It’s time to brighten up with a Garnier Fructis Hair Care Giveaway! Enter for your chance to win 1 of 3 prize packs worth $74. Treat your hair well—give it some strength and shine with products inspired by nature for healthy, beautiful hair! Keep scrolling to discover a few of the feature products you could win and how you can enter.


Garnier Fructis Smooth Treat 1 Minute Hair Mask

Smooth Treat 1-minute Hair Mask – Avocado

In just 1 minute (!!!) indulge your hair in a nourishing treat with 98% naturally derived ingredients and avocado extract to help you get soft, smooth hair. No weigh-down, no silicones, no parabens, and no artificial colourants.

 

 

 

 

Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine ShampooSleek and Shine Shampoo

You know and love the Sleek & Shine Shampoo, beauties! With fairly and sustainably sourced Argan Oil from Morocco, this shampoo soaks into frizzy, dry hair to smooth out each and every strand. Try this for long-lasting frizz control (even in humidity).

 

 

 

 

Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Moroccan Sleek Oil Treatment

Sleek and Shine Moroccan Sleek Oil Treatment

Frizzy, unruly hair leaving you fed up? The Sleek & Shine Moroccan Sleek Oil Treatment instantly penetrates hair to restore smoothness and intensify shine (without the slightest residue) to leave your hair 10x smoother for three days!

 

 

 

 

Garnier Fructis Style Surf Hair Matte Texturizing Cream

Surf Hair Matte Texturizing Cream

It’s time to texturize and mess up your hair to create the day-at-the-beach look! Matte-effect texturizing gum with fruit micro-waxes brings the beach to your soul (and, of course, your hair).

 

 

 

 

Ready for shiny, healthy hair? Here’s how to enter!

  1. Follow @ldbeauty_ on Instagram
  2. Tag a friend in our Instagram post
  3. Extra entry: Tell us what you’re looking forward to the most for the spring season!
  4. Extra entry: Share our Instagram post in your Instagram Story!

Garnier Fructis Hair Care Prize Pack London Drugs Beauty

Terms and conditions

  1. No purchase necessary. Limit one (1) entry per social network per contest. Limit one (1) prize may be won per household.  Entries must be received no later than 11:59 pm Pacific Time on March 3, 2019. London Drugs is not responsible for entries that become lost or misdirected.
  2. Contest is open to all residents of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba who, as of the date the prize draw is made: (i) have not won a London Drugs contest since March 3, 2018; (ii) have reached the age of majority in the province in which they reside as at March 3, 2019 (iii) are not employees of London Drugs, their respective advertising and promotional agencies, the independent judging organization (if any), or any family member living with any such employee.
  3. The winners will be chosen by a judge on the day the contest ends (see dates below) in Vancouver, British Columbia, from all eligible entries received per contest. Winners will be selected based on a combination of number of post likes, comments and overall skill/creativity. To win, selected entrants must have correctly answered the skill-testing mathematical question on the entry form and must sign London Drug’s declaration and release confirming compliance with the contest rules and acceptance of the prize(s) as awarded, releasing London Drugs from liability in association with the contest and prize and consenting to the use of their name, photograph, voice and statements for promotional and publicity purposes.
  4. There will be 3 prizes awarded: each winner will receive one Garnier Fructis Prize Pack worth approximately $74.00. Prize(s) must be accepted as awarded, are non-transferable and no substitutions are permitted. London Drugs reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value should any prize become unavailable for any reason. Prize will be awarded at the closest London Drugs location to the winner. Contests dates: March 1, 2019 – March 3, 2019. Draw Date: 12:00 PM Pacific Time March 4, 2019.
  5. Selected entrants will be contacted by email, or social network they were drawn from. No correspondence will be entered into except with selected entrants. If the winner does not respond then she/he will be notified for the second time, 2 (two) days after the first notification. If the winner still does not respond within 2 days of the second notification, a new winner will be chosen in the same manner until a winner is successfully contacted.
  6. The chances of winning a prize will depend on the number of eligible entries received. Decisions of the judges in respect of all aspects of this contest including, but not limited to, eligibility of entries and correctness of answers given to the skill-testing question, are final.
  7. London Drugs, their respective advertising and promotional agencies, the independent judging organization, and their respective agents are not liable to an entrant in any manner relating to the contest or the awarding and use of the prize(s).
  8. This contest is subject to all federal, provincial, and municipal laws and regulations. By entering the entrant consents to the collection of all personal information included on their entry and agrees to the use and disclosure of such information by and between London Drugs and their agents.  The winner(s) also agrees to the collection, use and disclosure of their name, entry, photographs, voice and statements for London Drugs’ publicity purposes without further compensation. All personal information collected from entrants will be used only for the purposes of administering the contest and for marketing and promotional purposes as contemplated by these rules; under no circumstances will any personal information be sold or rented to third parties. All personal information collected by London Drugs will be kept in accordance with the privacy policy of London Drugs, which can be viewed at londondrugs.com, and in accordance with all applicable privacy laws.
  9. The right is reserved by London Drugs to terminate this contest, in whole or in part, and/or modify, amend or suspend the contest, and/or these rules in any way, should any cause beyond the reasonable control of London Drugs or its agents affect the proper administration thereof.

Beauty Goes Greener: Organic, Cruelty-free, and Vegan Brands

Green Natural Organic Beauty London Drugs Blog

Consumer awareness is growing when it comes to the beauty industry and the demand for greener beauty products is being met at a furious pace. But incorporating greener products isn’t always easy, beauties. There’s a lot of confusing language and buzzwords out there—natural, organic, eco-friendly, cruelty-free, ethical or vegan. Are they all interchangeable with the same general meaning? Or do they each represent a completely different thing? Let’s break it down!

Natural vs. Organic

Organic cosmetics contain natural ingredients that are certified organic by an agency like Ecocert and do not use any chemicals in the harvesting process. Natural products contain ingredients that are a plant, mineral, or animal by-product, but unlike organic, natural products are not regulated. Brands can use the word “natural” on a product with only a handful of its ingredients being natural, even if the rest are synthetic.

Cruelty-free vs. Vegan

Cruelty-free means that the product and its ingredients were not tested on animals. Vegan products are plant-based and do not contain any animal-derived ingredients, including dairy. You can have products that are both or just one—there are plenty of examples of products that are vegan but not cruelty-free, but many of them are “accidental vegans.” This means they have no animal-derived ingredients but are chemical-heavy instead.

Accountability from Brands

Luckily, there are third-party agencies like Leaping Bunny and PETA in North America that set standards and independently audit brands to ensure they comply with the definitions of cruelty-free and vegan. Consumers deserve to be applauded for keeping the pressure high for these types of products! But due diligence also needs to be done, since some brands are jumping onto this trend with misleading labelling and marketing strategies, and no one wants that.

China’s Animal Testing Laws

China enforces mandatory animal testing on all makeup and skincare products sold within its borders. Even so, direct-to-consumer ecommerce is exempt from Chinese animal testing regulations. If you want to learn more about China’s animal testing laws for cosmetics, this infographic from the Ethical Elephant is super helpful.

Clean Vegan Beauty Products London Drugs Brands

Now that you have a better understanding of the buzzworthy terms and what means what, if you’re looking to go the greener route, here are a dozen cruelty-free and vegan brands to look for at your local London Drugs.

Andalou Naturals

Andalou Naturals is one of the first beauty brands to achieve Non-GMO Project Verified status. The brand creates non-GMO, good-for-all formulas that are plant-based, organic, paraben-free, and cruelty-free to support the well-being of us and our planet.

Burt’s Bees

Burt’s Bees is a true force of nature with its full line of natural cosmetics being responsibly sourced and sustainably made. Since 2010, Burt’s Bees has sent zero waste to landfills from its manufacturing facility—instead, it composts most of its waste to showcase its earth-friendly, sustainable practices.

Covergirl

We all know and love Covergirl. Last year, the beloved brand pulled out of the Chinese market to make itself Leaping Bunny-certified (the gold standard of cruelty-free certification). The brand is now cruelty-free across all of its products everywhere they are sold.

Derma E

Derma E started out in a small California health food store and continues to use the power of natural antioxidants and vitamin solutions in its products—no harmful chemicals included. Everything is 100% vegan and contains no parabens, SLS, petroleum, artificial colours, gluten, soy, or GMOs.

e.l.f. cosmetics

e.l.f. brings affordability to the cruelty-free cosmetic world. And it is now vegan! e.l.f has switched over to synthetic beeswax and has replaced lanolin with a non-animal substitute called bis-diglyceryl polyacyladinpale-2. It’s a mouthful to say, but it means good things for the greener direction of the brand.

Emani

Emani is committed to healthy, beautiful skin. It is proudly organic, vegan (including its makeup brushes!), chemical-free, and cruelty-free. The brand is certified by Vegan.org and PETA, and uses natural ingredients for nourishment of a fresh, gorgeous complexion.

Lavido

Lavido is inspired by nature and uses only the best organic, raw ingredients with purified mineral-rich waters. The brand is cruelty-free, 95% vegan, and does not use GMOs, mineral oil, petroleum, silicones, SLS, parabens, or synthetic dyes.

Green Natural Beauty Brands London Drugs

Makeup Revolution

Makeup Revolution is 100% cruelty free (certified by PETA) and has a standout vegan range of products. From concealers to serums, this brand lists its vegan cosmetics and skincare products clearly because not all of them are vegan—some contain beeswax and carmine.

Mineral Fusion

Mineral Fusion uses the beneficial power of minerals and is a top natural cosmetic brand. It is completely cruelty-free and their website mentions the use of wind power, soy inks, packaging from recycled materials, and packaging that is recyclable. Their products are also free of gluten, parabens, talc, artificial colours, synthetic fragrances, SLS, and phthalates.

NYX Cosmetics

NYX Cosmetics has been a member of PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies program since 2010. There was concern when NYX was acquired by non-cruelty-free L’Oreal, but its commitment to a strict no-animal-testing policy has been maintained. Some, but not all, of its products are vegan.

Physicians Formula

Physicians Formula was started by a leading allergist and continues to create products that are hypoallergenic, safe for sensitive skin and eyes, and free from 150+ known harsh ingredients. The brand is also cruelty-free and keeps skin safety at the forefront of its mission.

Weleda

Weleda is a cruelty-free brand using plant and flower-sourced ingredients certified natural by NATRUE. The brand cultivates its own biodynamic gardens and works with small farmers and gardeners to source the best raw materials.


Remember: some brands are ‘greener’ than others, and we encourage browsing the Skin Deep Cosmetics Database if you’re looking for more information!

As well, if you’re interested in learning about greener beauty or cruelty-free and vegan products at one of our stores, talk to a Beauty Advisor at London Drugs. We’re happy to help you find the right product that suits your well-being and environmental concerns.

LDBeauty Tips: How to Layer Your Skin Care

Layer Your Skincare LD Beauty London DrugsIf you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the hype about 15-step Korean skin care regimens (what’s an essence, anyway?), you are not alone! While it can be intimidating, there’s actually a method to layering these beauty products to produce the most beneficial results.

Rule #1. The lightest or thinnest texture should always be applied first. The order of application looks something like this: serum, toner, essence, eye cream, moisturizer, oil. You might not use all these products (or you might use more!), which is all fine. Following this general rule will allow each product to penetrate into your skin before moving onto the next.

Rule #2. Give each product a minute to absorb into your skin before moving on. As you progress into your layers, the longer your intervals should be.

Rule #3. The heavier the product, the longer you should wait between applications. This will prevent products from mingling together too much and creating any dreaded pills that roll off your skin. Find things you can do while waiting: brush your teeth, style your hair, make a cup of tea, get dressed, etc.

Keep scrolling to learn how to get the best results from your products by layering them in the correct order!

1. Double Cleanse

Yes, even cleansing is layered now! A good cleanse at night is crucial for preparing your face. Otherwise, you’re leaving a barrier of makeup, sunscreen, and environmental debris that will prevent proper absorption. A single cleanse in the morning is all you need.

For double cleansing, start with an oil-based cleanser, which is typically very rich and emollient. This will “melt” and lift any products, such as makeup, off your face. After rinsing, you’ll feel a film left on your face—follow up with a classic facial cleanser. Think of the first cleanse as removing, the second cleanse as cleaning.

2. Essences, Toners, Lotions, and Skin Softeners

With the diversity of Asian beauty products entering our market and also influencing Western brands, we’re seeing an explosion of products with differing names but all containing liquid-y contents that look similar. As your second step after cleansing, use a toner, which is designed to replace lost hydration, soften skin, and prepare your face to better absorb skincare that’s to follow. Toners have a very thin, watery texture and should disappear into your skin without leaving a trace.

Essences are your next step—these are sometimes called skin softeners or lotions if coming from Asia. They are thicker in texture than a toner but lighter than a serum. The reason they’re so popular (especially in Asia) is because Asians have a thinner moisture barrier, so this added step helps prevent dehydration. If you have oily skin, skip this step.

Beauty Products Skincare Korean Beauty London Drugs

3. Serum

This is your powerhouse product. Everyone over 18 should be using some sort of serum, whether it’s an antioxidant, AHA/BHA, ceramides, Hyaluronic Acid, etc. The serum’s main purpose is to treat specific skin concerns like increasing moisture or minimizing pores. Also, serums are usually the most expensive part of your skincare routine—but they’re worth it. Definitely invest in a good serum if you need to prioritize your spending.

4. Eye Cream

A controversial opinion: an eye cream is not always necessary. If you’re happy with your regular moisturizer and are able to apply it close to the eye area, that’s just fine. But, if you have sensitive skin, yes—use an eye cream since they are formulated to be non-irritating. Or, if you find your daytime moisturizer too rich, causing your makeup to slide off or break up, use an eye cream that’s oil-free or has a thinner texture.

5. Moisturizer

Think of this as the layer that locks in all that good skincare you just infused into your face. Without this, most skin types will quickly dehydrate. Adjust the amount you use depending on your skin and seasonality—in the winter you’ll need more, in the summer less. Similarly, you might want a richer, heavier night cream and something lighter during the day.

6. Oils

As the most occlusive skincare product, add oils last. The exception to this is if you have a thin, astringent treatment oil, which should then go on after your serum and before your moisturizer. Again, defer to the “thin to thick” principle and you’ll be fine.

Korean Beauty Routine Products Skincare London Drugs

7. Retinols

Retinols are another powerhouse product and your single best anti-aging solution. They neutralize free radicals, accelerate skin turnover, reduce hyper-pigmentation, and overall diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Apply this after cleansing on dry skin then follow up with a moisturizer. Because they’re so potent, start off using just once or twice a week and build up gradually, using a pea-size amount each time. Tip: retinols will make your skin photosensitive, so only use them at night and follow up with a broad-spectrum sunscreen during the day.

8. Spot Treatments

Technically, these should be used directly on freshly cleaned skin, but because it’s impossible to put on a spot treatment after cleansing and then work the rest of your skincare regimen around the spot(s), it’s more efficient to simply take a damped cotton bud and gently remove skincare products over the specific spots.

Blemishes might feel like they’re massive, but the “head” is actually quite small and that’s where you should be concentrating the spot treatment. Use a clean cotton bud or even a fine makeup brush to apply pinpoint spot treatment only on the affected areas. If you spread the treatment to the surrounding area you’ll cause perfectly healthy skin to dry up and flake off, increasing redness and prolonging healing. Use spot treatments at night as they will make you photosensitive; and during the day it’s imperative you cover those spots with a broad spectrum sunscreen to prevent darkening or scarring.

9. Sunscreen

Think of sunscreen as insurance. You won’t notice the effects everyday but in the long-term, you’ll be so glad you had it. Don’t rely on the SPF in your makeup—in fact, ignore it. There is absolutely no way you would ever use enough product to achieve the SPF level claimed. Invest in the best broad-spectrum sunscreen that works for you. And if, like most people, your eyes are sensitive to sunscreen, find one that’s specifically formulated for the eye area.

A lot of modern sunscreens are sweat-proof and water-resistant, making them tough to remove. Many people who claim sunscreens cause breakouts should consider the possibility that they’re simply not removing the product thoroughly each night. Oil cleansing is imperative here, which brings us full circle.

Join the 2019 Spring Beauty Gala’s at London Drugs

Spring Beauty Galas London Drugs 2019

Save the date, beauties! It’s time to get ready for our Spring Beauty Gala’s at London Drugs. Join us for an afternoon or evening of makeovers, skincare analysis, gifts with purchase, and so much more.* Plus, you’ll also receive an exclusive in-store offer!

Speak with a beauty advisor at your local London Drugs cosmetics department for more details, or view below for gala dates and times.

*Event activities vary by location.

Alberta

AIRDRIE, 587-775-0906
Mother’s Day Gala
Saturday, May 11, 12-4pm

CALGARY – Beddington Towne Centre, 403-275-1862
Spring Forward with Great Skin
Saturday, May 11, 11am-3pm

CALGARY – Brentwood Town Square, 403-289-4143
Mother’s Day Gala
Saturday, May 11, 12-4pm

CALGARY – First Calgary SE, 403-257-6952
Essence of Spring Gala
Saturday, March 16, 12-4pm

CALGARY – Heritage Plaza, 403-253-1064
Mother’s Day Makeovers
Saturday, May 11, 12-5pm

CALGARY – London Place West, 403-240-0738
Beauty in Bloom
Saturday, May 11, 12-6pm

CALGARY – London Town Square, 403-291-0009
Celebrate MOM!
Saturday, May 11, 12-4pm

CALGARY – Mount Royal Village, 403-802-0934
Spring Fling Gala
Saturday, May 11, 12-4pm

CALGARY – Sage Hill, 403-571-4987
Mother’s Day Gala
Saturday, May 4, 10a-3pm

EDMONTON – London Centre, 780-437-7594
Bring on Spring Cosmetic Event
Thursday, April 18, 12-5pm

EDMONTON – Windermere – 780-430-3985
Spring Beauty Gala
Saturday, March 9, 1-5pm

GRAND PRAIRIE – Gateway Power Centre, 780-539-6832
Pamper Your Mom Event
Saturday, May 11, 2-5pm

LETHBRIDGE – Centre Village Mall, 403-320-7784
Mother’s Day Makeovers
Saturday, May 11, 12-5pm

RED DEER – 50th Avenue, 403-347-8143
Spring Fling Gala
Saturday, March 23, 12:30-4:30pm

SHERWOOD PARK – Village Market, 780-467-2551
Spring Fling Gala
Saturday, April 13, 1-5pm

ST. ALBERT CENTRE, 780-458-8002
Spring Forward With Beautiful Skin
Saturday, March 23, 12-4pm

British Columbia

ABBOTSFORD – West Oaks Mall, 604-853-9375
Spring Enchantment Beauty Gala
Saturday, May 11, 12-5pm

BURNABY – Brentwood Town Centre, 604-570-0253
Shiseido Cherry Blossom Event
Friday, April 26 & Saturday, April 27 – 12-6:30pm

Celebrate Beauty Event
Friday, May 10 & Saturday, May 11 – 12-5pm

BURNABY – Marine Way and Byrne, 604-412-4176
Mother’s Day Gala
Saturday, May 11, 1-5p

MAPLE RIDGE – Valley Fair Mall, 604-463-0394
Valentine’s Day Fragrance Event
Friday, February 8, 5-7pm

SURREY – Cloverdale, 604-575-5885
Spring Fresh Looks Beauty Event
Friday, March 15, 3-7pm

SURREY – Guildford Town Centre, 604-588-8172
For a Special Mother
Saturday, May 11, 12-5pm

VANCOUVER – East Hastings, 604-253-6951
Fresh Face Event
Friday, March 22, 12-5p

BURNABY- 5000 Kingsway Plaza, 604-435-8047
Valentine’s Day Beauty Event
Friday, February 8, 12-4pm

VANCOUVER – Wessex – Kingsway, 604-433-1653
Mother’s Day Spring Gala
Saturday, May 11, 1-6pm

COURTENAY, 250-703-2394
Spring Into Colour Gala
Saturday, April 13, 1-4pm

DUNCAN VILLAGE, 250-701-6226
Let yourself Bloom this Spring!
Saturday, April 13, 1-4pm

GIBSONS, 604-886-5782
Spring Blooming Beauty
Saturday, May 25, 12-5p

KAMLOOPS – Lansdowne Village Mall, 250-372-0837
Mother’s Day Beauty Event
Saturday, May 11, 12-5pm

KELOWNA – West Bank, 250-707-2365
Spring Renewal Gala
Saturday, May 25, 12-4p

NANAIMO – North Town Centre, 250-760-2035
Valentine’s Day Make Overs
Saturday, February 9, 11am-4pm

Spring Fling Beauty Event
Saturday, April 27, 11am-4pm

Mother’s Day Gala
Saturday, May 11, 11am-3pm

NANAIMO – Port Place Shopping Centre, 250-753-1733
Swing into Spring Gala
Saturday, April 6, 12-5pm

SQUAMISH – Garibaldi Village, 604-898-8865
Mother’s Day Gala
Sunday, May 12, 12-5pm

VERNON SQUARE, 250-549-2191
Lise Watier Makeover Event
Saturday, March 30, 11am-4pm

Mother’s Day Gala
Friday, May 10, 2:30-5:30pm

VICTORIA – Harris Green Village, 250-381-7866
Mother’s Day Makeover Event
Saturday, May 11, 12-5pm

Saskatchewan

REGINA – First Regina East, 306-546-1605
Spring Fling Gala
Tuesday, March 5, 6:30-9:30pm

SASKATOON – Lawson Heights Mall, 306-975-3847
Around the World on Ladies Night
Tuesday, March 26, 6-9pm

Manitoba

WINNIPEG – St. Vital Centre, 204-253-1949
If I Could Turn Back Time Gala
Saturday, May 4, 12:30-5:30pm

Top 10 Most-loved Face Masks for Glowing Skin

Woman smiling with face mask London Drugs Beauty

It’s been a long day (scratch that… a long week!) and the winter blues are sometimes hard to beat. If you’re ready to put your feet up, turn on your favourite TV show, and practice some well-deserved self-care, we’re with you. Relax, sit back, and cue the “ahhhs” with none other than a face mask. It might not solve all your problems, but it will make your skin feel glowy and rejuvenated—and that’s a win.

No matter whether you have oily, combination, dry, or sensitive skin, you’ll find what you need in our most-loved masks here at LDBeauty. And they’re available in a variety of price points, so you can decide whether or not to splurge, beauties. Let’s talk masks!

Purifying Masks that Exfoliate

L'Oreal Pure-Clay Mask London Drugs Beauty

L’Oréal Skin Expert Pure-Clay Mask

Pure clay, all day. This cleansing mask from L’Oréal beautifies your skin with three mineral clays *plus* red algae extract to unclog your pores and exfoliate away any dead skin cells. Hello smooth skin, goodbye visible pores.

Regular $15.99

 

 

 

Vichy Pore Purifying Clay Mask London Drugs Beauty

Vichy Pore Purify Clay Mask

Have you heard of Kaolin and Bentonite? They are the two white clays in this mask by Vichy that absorb impurities and tighten up those pores. Add in aloe vera for hydration and a light minty fragrance for skin that feels oh-so-fresh.

Regular $34.00

 

 

 

Soothing Masks with Major Hydration

Yes To Sheet Mask Cucumber London Drugs Beauty

Yes To Cucumber Calming Paper Mask

Cool as a cucumber. Say *yes* to this sheet mask of breathable paper that feels like putting soothing cucumber slices on your eyes… but for your entire face. It’s infused with aloe vera and safe for those with sensitive skin.

Regular $3.99

 

 

 

Neostrata sheet mask London Drugs blogNeoStrata Hydrating & Plumping Sheet Mask

Dehydrated skin? No more! Lay this sheet mask from NeoStrata on your face with 0.15% pure hyaluronic acid and a blend of botanicals to fully rehydrate your skin—and replenish its moisture barrier.

Regular $9.00

 

 

 

Avene Soothing Moisture Mask London Drugs Beauty

Avène Soothing Moisture Mask

Ahh… a true moisture bath for your skin. This mask from Avène is deeply hydrating for over-stressed skin and gives instant relief for sunburns, redness, or tightness. It’s also a go-to for those with sensitive skin—this mask is hypoallergenic and paraben-free.

Regular $35.50

 

 

 

Charcoal Masks for Acne-Prone Skin

Biore Self Heating Charcoal Mask London Drugs Beauty

Bioré Self Heating One Minute Mask with Charcoal

Turn up the heat and melt away the stress. Infused with natural charcoal, this thermal mask from Bioré opens pores and draws out dirt. It finishes with a cooling sensation for tingly smooth skin in just one minute.

Regular $9.99

 

 

Derma-E Purifying Charcoal Mask London Drugs Beauty

Derma E Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask

Activated Charcoal is known for absorbing 100 to 200 times its weight in impurities (wow)! This mask from Derma E purges pores of dirt, oil, and bacteria, then exfoliates away micropollutants with Apricot Seed Powder. Say hello to glowing skin.

Regular $20.00

 

 

 

Anti-aging Masks that Tighten Skin

Kiss NY Pro 24K Gold Tightening Mask London Drugs BeautyKISS NY Professional Tightening 24K Gold Peel-Off Mask

24K magic in the air! See the shimmer of this gold mask from Kiss NY and feel the tightening, lifting, and firming action. It’s a lavish treatment that helps reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles while leaving your skin radiant.

Regular 6.99

 

 

 

Clarins Extra-Firming Mask London Drugs BeautyClarins Extra-Firming Mask

It’s a mini-spa in a jar, beauties. The first relaxing *and* anti-aging mask from Clarins helps visibly smooth tension lines and erase signs of stress and fatigue. Plus, the delicate mauve colour just adds to the soothing effect.

Regular $69.00

 

 

 

Shiseido Sheet Mask London Drugs Blog Beauty

Shiseido Benefiance Pure Retinol Intensive Revitalizing Face Mask

This is the sheet mask that does it all. The Pure Liquid Retinol Delivery system helps combat wrinkles, dryness and dullness, while hydroxyproline—a high-technology amino acid—helps improve the appearance of firmness.

Regular $80.00

 

 


If you’re still looking for the right face mask for your skin type or price point, browse our full selection of masks online or head into your local London Drugs and talk to a Beauty Advisor. Next stop, glowing skin!

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