See which products keep us feeling fresh for summer!

 editors summer skincare picks

At Elevate, we get the pleasure of testing a lot of different skincare products, but only the best make the cut as our personal favourites. Here are our tried-and-true summer must-haves.

1. Vichy LiftActiv Serum 10 Supreme ($57, vichy.ca and drugstores): This serum’s superstar ingredient lineup includes 10 per cent rhamnose, a sugar extract derived from the silver birch tree, and fragmented hyaluronic acid. Together, the two strengthen our skin’s natural collagen supply and provide a plumper look to the skin. Rhamnose has been used for centuries in different cultures to help alleviate eczema and psoriasis and also works as a toner when infused with water. Here, it helps reinforce the connectivity of the deeper layers of our skin which lessen with age. The fragmented hyaluronic acid penetrates our skin better because its smaller than the kind that naturally occurs in our skin. Finally, micropearls provide an instant sheen effect on the skin. Scoop this serum up fast! – Amanpreet Dhami

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2. Vichy Homme Structure S Tonight and Firming Moisturizer ($35, vichy.ca): Enriched with silicium to firm and tighten skin, this is perfect to apply as an aftershave or for regular morning and evening moisturizing. My face and skin felt immediately toned and strengthened. For a complete facial rejuvenation experience, hydrate the skin first with Vichy Homme Anti-Slackening Hydrating Care and follow through with this moisturizer. – Gareth Adamson

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3. Yonka Age Exception Excellence Code Masque ($96, at spas): This masque acts as a universal aid for mature skin, helping to simultaneously lift, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, increase skin radiance, improve firmness and even out skin tone. Apply the masque generously and let it sit for 15 minutes; then spray toner all over the face and remove the excess by dabbing with a tissue. Use this treatment twice a week for visibly beautiful skin. – AD

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4. Nivea Q10 Plus Antiwrinkle Night Creme ($22.99, well.ca): I grew up using Nivea Creme on my skin, and so I love that the brand can still cater to my needs as an adult. The cream is lightweight enough for hot summer nights and the creatine in the formula is similar to that found in our skin naturally, allowing it to effectively prevent the formation of wrinkles and fine lines—the hallmarks of facial aging. – Nicole Lippay

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5. No7 Men Rapid Revival Eye Rollon ($20, Shoppers Drug Mart): Whether it’s sitting in front of a computer all day or being active outdoors, your eyes can take a toll. Some mornings I have dark circles around my eyes if I don’t get a decent night of sleep, and this product makes a visible difference. I love applying it right after the shower, squeezing a generous amount under the eye and sweeping up. The massage roller provides quick hydation and a cooling sensation. – GA

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6. Institut Esthederm Osmoclean Hydra Replenishing Cleansing Milk ($39, visit esthederm.ca for retail locations): I use this cleansing milk to remove makeup before cleansing my skin at night. In summer, my skin can feel pretty grimy with smoggy environmental residue and I just want to feel clean! This extra-hydrating formula feels soft and gentle and removes dirt without stripping my skin of necessary natural oils. – NL

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