Read the latest issue
Now Online: The Beauty Refresh Issue
2016 marks the 12th year that I’ve been appearing on Citytv’s Cityline program as their beauty expert. It is always great fun to pack up my bag of samples and drive down to 33 Dundas Street East in the heart of Toronto for a taping. Most segments involve many discussions with my producer as we figure out what topics and launches will be most interesting for viewers. Limited edition makeup collections and high-tech skincare are perennial favourites. I get immediate response when the show airs via Twitter and email. There are always questions and comments about what I show.
The most common skincare question I get from Cityline viewers is what products do I truly need? As beauty companies increase the frequency and volume of launches it can be a full-time job keeping up with the technology and the marketing. When does a product you love become redundant? I asked that question to Olivier Courtin-Clarins recently and he gave me the perfect answer: “When the products you use no longer give you the results you desire, that is when you need to make a change.” As a doctor, he oversees all the Clarins laboratories and is actively involved in all aspects of formula development for the iconic French brand. “But what about all the new ingredients,” I asked. “Those are all great when you need them. But if you have a product you love that performs for you, stay with it.”
So as we begin a new year, take a look at your skincare regime. If you love your products and look and feel great, stick with them. Those are the best ones for you at this point in time. I hope you enjoy this “refresh” issue. We’ll have our big Spring Catwalk Beauty Trends issue coming on March 1st.
Dave Lackie, editor
BEAUTY the Guide magazine