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8 best products to give you beautiful skin

Our expert panel - beauty writer and editor Megan Kirkwood, makeup artist Bahar Niramwalla and beauty writer Marilisa Racco - weigh in with their picks

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Best primer: Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer, $19 to $44 at Sephora ( “Water-based and oil- and fragrance-free, this primer works on everyone, including those with hypersensitive, acne-prone or even mature skin.” – Bahar Niramwalla

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Best eye cream: Kiehl’s Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Eye Cream, $44 at Kiehl’s ( “Containing shea butter, apricot-kernal oil and caffeine, this cream goes on smooth, is ultra-hydrating and acts as an excellent base for concealer.” – Marilisa Racco

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Best Exfoliator: Perricone MD Blue Plasma, $105 through www.theshopping “Unlike many chemical exfoliators, this formula doesn’t sting and makes my skin feel smooth and look refreshed.” – Megan Kirkwood

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Best day cream: Erno Laszlo Firmarine Moisturizer SPF 30, $225 at Holt Renfrew ( “This cream, made of spirulina and jojoba-seed oil, is incredibly hydrating. Best of all, it contains SPF 30 but doesn’t make it feel like I’m smearing sunscreen on my face.” – M.R.

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Best night cream: Estée Lauder Advanced Time Zone Night, $78 at beauty counters across Canada (visit for retailers). “The hyaluronic acid in this cream stimulates skin’s production of the same amino acid to plump up fine lines.” – M.R.

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Best cleanser: Consonant Body Organic Foaming Face Wash, $18 at boutiques across Canada (visit for locations). “Gentle, soothing and non-stripping, this organic cleanser contains grapeseed and tea-tree oil and is pH-balanced, so it won’t dry you out.” – B.N.

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Best serum: Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Serum, $88 at spas across Canada (visit for locations). “This serum, packed with antioxidants and vitamins to reduce redness and improve the appearance of skin, is like a magic eraser for fine lines.” – M.R.

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Best mask: Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask, $170 at Holt Renfrew. “I like to use this the night before a big event. After 15 minutes, my skin is radiant and hydrated – and stays plumped for days.” – M.R.

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