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    14 Products Beloved By BuzzFeed Canada Writers That You Should Try In September

    Because we tried them for you in August!

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A pair of dusting gloves that'll help clean all the dust and other junk off of surfaces in your home — just wipe your hands over the dirty surface, and voilà! Clean as a whistle.

    Kaysey Davis/BuzzFeed

    "Dusting is not my favourite activity, but I live in an old house where dust accumulates like no one's business, so dusting is a regular chore of mine. I have an air purifier in my room, but that doesn't stop dust from gathering on literally every surface. Sometimes I use a Swiffer Duster to tackle large objects like my walls and bookshelf, but using a whole duster seems like a waste if I only have to clean my room.

    These gloves were such a great alternative. I can put them on whenever I need to give my room a quick clean and they are so much fun to use. Sometimes I even go looking for things to dust. I can quickly wipe down large surfaces like counters, cupboards or tables or use them on smaller or more fragile items like picture frames or perfume bottles, without worrying about breaking them. I usually keep one near my desk to wipe down my computer screen and desk, and I love that I can just toss them in the wash when they start to look a little grungy." —Kaysey Davis

    Get them from Amazon Canada for $11.99 (available in two sizes).

    2. A cult-favourite foaming face mask that'll make your skin tingle and feel noticeably cleaner after one use. It foams up a LOT on your face, which makes for some pretty hilarious Instagram photos.

    Sarah Rohoman/BuzzFeed

    "I've read so many rave reviews of this product that I finally decided to jump on board and just get it for myself, and it did not disappoint. Almost as soon as you put it on it starts to foam up with a little tingly sensation. I'm not going to lie, it does kind of make you want to itch your face, but if you can last for five minutes with it on, it's worth the result.

    I've used a lot of masks, both high-end and drugstore, and I've never felt such an immediate result after using a mask as I did with this one. My skin felt tauter and squeaky clean, which is impressive because on the day I tried it out my face was an oily catastrophe. I have pretty sensitive skin, so I worried this might irritate it, but I can safely say that my face totally loves this foaming mask. As with everything you put on your face, make sure you spot test it first!" —Sarah Rohoman

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $13.99.

    3. This Mario Badescu silver powder that's basically like a plunger for clogged pores. The powdered sugar-like formula is actually a powerful combo of kaolin clay, zinc oxide, and calcium carbonate — ingredients that'll help immediately shrink the appearance of your pores, suck out the gunky build-up, AND mattify your complexion.

    Victoria Kuglin/BuzzFeed

    "Hello, my name is Victoria and I am a skincare junkie, so finding a cult-fave product I hadn't used before was honestly a real treat. Because I have reactive skin, I read a TON about this powder before I tested it, and hearing that it's made of naturally-derived ingredients definitely put my mind at ease. Using it was incredibly easy, too! It's as simple as dipping a wet cotton ball into the product and dabbing it onto any patches of clogged pores or oily skin. I felt it work almost immediately.

    There's a slight tingly sensation as the product dries on the skin, but I didn't notice any irritation, itchiness, or reaction at all. I left it on for the requisite 10 minutes, then wiped it off with a toner-soaked cotton pad. And y'all. My nose — a breeding ground for blackheads for the last decade — looked brand-spankin'-new. My skin felt velvety soft, and my pores looked almost invisible, not to mention clean as a whistle. Application might be a tiny bit messy (I looked like I was covered in icing sugar about three minutes in), but it's 100% worth it. BRB while I use this to detox my entire face during my next hormonal breakout." —Victoria Kuglin

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.

    4. A keyboard cover that'll protect your precious keyboard from crumbs and spills — plus, it has important keyboard shortcuts printed right on it, so you won't have to keep consulting Google.

    Alice Prendergast/BuzzFeed

    "Because I love to snack while I work, I am horrible at keeping my computer clean. That means a keyboard protector is almost essential. This one is super light and doesn't move around my keys when I'm typing. It also has all the essential keyboard shortcuts (like screenshot and search bar) colour coded, so never have to Google how to do specific commands. It may not be the prettiest thing in the world, but boy, does it ever come in handy." —Alice Prendergast

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $8.99. Compatible with most MacBooks.

    5. A tube of O'Keefe's Health Feet foot cream that'll actually moisturize your dry, cracked skin and make your tootsies actually silky smooth again.

    Kat holding a tube of O'Keefe's Healthy Feet foot cream
    Kat Angus/BuzzFeed

    "I like to jog a lot, and while this is probably TMI, my feet have a lot of dry, cracked skin (not to mention callouses and blisters). PLUS now I somehow a patch of dry skin right below my ankles? What's up with that? I've tried a bunch of different moisturizers, but O'Keefe's Healthy Feet is the only lotion that's actually made a difference on my feet. I put it on after I shower, and within a few days, my feet were noticeably softer and smoother again — and those weird dry patches are slowly going away, too." —Kat Angus

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $10.99.

    6. A pack of light-dimming stickers that you can place over all the bright lights on your electronics that irritate your eyes at night. They won't block the light completely (so you can still read a digital clock or find the off button), but they'll make the glare a lot less annoying.

    Kaysey Davis/BuzzFeed

    "When it comes to sleeping, my motto is 'night's out, lights out.' All of them. My reaction to even the faintest of lights is very similar to a vampire being exposed to the sun: not cute. But I have a bunch of devices in my room that blink and glow during the night! My fan, my air purifier, my computer screen, and my air conditioning unit are just a few that I can list off the top of my head. Buying these light-dimming stickers was the best money I've spent in a while. I just popped them onto my devices and the lights were instantly duller. They come in a variety of different shapes and sizes, making it easy to find the perfect one for each device. I can still see that the lights are on, but they're not nearly as annoying." —Kaysey Davis

    Get a pack of 100 stickers from Amazon Canada for $7.89.

    7. Some cans of Vyne Botanicals sparkling water that'll help keep you hydrated while also making you feel like you're at a fancy spa you have no business being in.

    Kyle Richmond/BuzzFeed

    "I'm a big soda water fan. Plain; flavoured; with vodka; without vodka. I'll drink them all. When I tried these Vyne Botanical sparkling water drinks, I was pleasantly surprised by the flavourful additions. You know you're drinking water which is inherently 'healthy,' but when you add hops, it somehow makes you really feel like you've hit the healthy nail right on the head. I was more of a fan of the 'citrus one' and 'the herbal one' – 'the floral one' was a bit too floral for me, but I'll let you be the judge. " —Kyle Richmond

    Get a four-pack of Vyne Botanicals in The Herbal One for $7.99 (also available in citrus and floral).

    8. Some silicone face scrubbies that'll amp up the efficacy of your cleanser and help you waste less product in the process. These lightweight pads have silky-soft bristles that won't irritate sensitive skin, and feature a handy suction cup handle, so it won't slip out of your hand the next time you're performing your ablutions.

    Victoria Kuglin/BuzzFeed

    "There's literally nothing about these soft scrubbies that I don't love. The bristles are super delicate, which means I don't feel like I'm sloughing my face with steel wool every night. There's also a small section of silicone nodes that are great at massaging away stubborn makeup. I've also noticed that I only need about half as much product as I'd normally use to clean my face — a true blessing for anyone who enjoys saving a bit of money each month. And they're just a really easy way to incorporate gentle facial massage into my routine! I spend just a little more time than usual washing my face (because it feels so dang good!), which in turn helps to relax my facial muscles, and leads to fewer headaches and less jaw tension. And truly, a relaxed face is a happy face! And if that's not enough to convince you to switch immediately to these scrubbies, my skincare-averse boyfriend is suddenly ~really~ into washing his face, too. Coincidence? I think not." —Victoria Kuglin

    Get a two-pack on Amazon Canada for $12.59.

    9. Some reusable interdental flossers that will help get all the gunk out from between your teeth (especially if you have permanent retainers!), but will be gentler on your gums than regular floss.

    Alice Prendergast / Via BuzzFeed

    "Flossing with permanent retainers is a difficult task, and these little doodads make the process so much less of a hassle. They easily slide under my wires and unstick pesky things (like popcorn kernels) without much work. I don't know what magic they were blessed with, but they don't make my gums bleed the way regular floss does, either (I have a very sensitive mouth). One last thing: they're über flexible, but don't break easily, so you can do a bit of brushing between your teeth without worrying about the bristles snapping off." —Alice Prendergast

    Get a pack of eight on Amazon Canada for $4.78. Available in five colours.

    10. A colourful iPhone case that'll make all your friends jelly — plus, it'll protect your precious phone when you inevitably drop it.

    Liza Hicks/BuzzFeed

    "There’s nothing like a new phone case to make your phone feel brand new again, and I’m completely obsessed with all my new cases from Felony Case! I chose bright neon colours since it’s still summertime, sort of. Plus, having a bright phone case makes it wayyyyyy easier to find my phone in my purse or if I’ve left it out somewhere.

    I LOVE the pink case and the bright green case, as they add pops of colour to every outfit. Whenever I rock these cases, my friends always ask me where they’re from. From someone who drops their phone ALL the time, I can personally assure you that these cases are super durable and protect my screen. In the future I want to order a bunch of other fun patterns I saw online like the tortoise case or holographic pattern. And to top it off, I really like the fact that Felony Case is a brand from Toronto so you can shop knowing you support Canadian businesses." —Liza Hicks

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $19.99+ (available in eight colours/patterns).

    11. Some Certain Dri solid anti-perspirant that'll help really heavy sweaters from soaking through their shirts on those really humid days.

    Kat holding some Certain Dri solid antiperspirant
    Kat Angus/BuzzFeed

    "I sweat like CRAZY, and regular anti-perspirants don't really do anything for me. Certain Dri is the only brand of anti-perspirant that's actually stopped the sweating, even during the torturous summer months! At first I used the liquid roll-on and it worked really well, but it made my armpits itch and sting a little, so I switched to the solid and it works almost as well. I apply it at night before bed, and then again in the morning, and my pits are pretty much dry all day! I might feel a bit of moisture start coming out in late afternoon, but a quick re-apply usually fixes that." —Kat Angus

    Get a two-pack from Amazon Canada for $27.61. Also available in extra strength.

    12. A hair-strengthening mask and vitamin C oil spray that'll deep condition your hair and smooth it out, so you'll never have to deal with breakage and frizz ever again.

    Liza's hand holding several packets of the AG Reconstruct hair mask
    Liza Hicks/BuzzFeed

    "I have thick hair that gets really dry, especially in the summer from all the sun and heat. I decided to give the AG haircare line a try, and I’m so glad I did. First, of all their products are vegan, cruelty free, and made for all hair types. Second, they’re a Canadian company based in Vancouver. And third, their products actually work! I really loved the vitamin C strengthening mask called Reconstruct that you use after you shampoo and condition. It’s a deep conditioning treatment plus is smells so good. My favourite product was the Slip, which is a vitamin C dry oil spray. It’s lightweight but still makes my hair instantly smooth." —Liza Hicks

    Get the AG Reconstruct hair mask for $22.25 and the AG Slip dry oil spray for $26, both from Amazon Canada.

    13. A set of reusable silicone straws that are a lot more eco-friendly than plastic straws — plus, they're flexible, easy to clean, and easy to carry with you.

    A set of silicone straws in different colours
    Kaysey Davis/BuzzFeed

    "I don't know if you've heard, but plastic straws are terrible for the environment. I realized that I was using a couple every week, especially if I stopped at a coffee shop for a drink. I decided it was time to stop using them altogether and invested in a small collection of silicone straws.

    I love the variety of colours in this set, and they're a bit longer and wider than the metal ones I have, so I can use them in any cup or bottle to drink water, juice, smoothies—literally anything. I also love that they're soft and flexible. I can easily fold them into my water bottle or even tie them around the handle! I can stick them in the dishwasher to clean them, but they come with a little cleaning brush if I want to wash them by hand. They also come with a little drawstring bag, making it easy to travel with. And I can bend them into a smaller size if I'm using a smaller bag, without worrying about them warping or losing their shape. I love using them so much that I have no intention of returning to plastic straws. Ever." —Kaysey Davis

    Get a set of ten silicone straws from Amazon Canada for $11.99.

    14. A tube of clear gel that'll style your eyebrows and eyelashes and keep them in place all dang day — plus, it's dual-ended, so you can use one end for your brows and one for your lashes, without worrying about cross-contamination.

    Alice Prendergast / Via BuzzFeed

    "I love makeup, but I'm gonna be honest, quarantine has made me LAZY. Like, I used to take at least half an hour getting ready, and now five minutes just seems like a lot to me. Thankfully, I discovered this budget-friendly mascara and brow gel combo that works the a gosh darn dream. It's clear (duh), so you won't have to worry about smudges or smears, and it actually holds my tiny hairs up all day long (sometimes I'll reapply if it's super humid outside). Basically, if you're into the whole 'no makeup' makeup look thing or just want to look slightly more dolled up when you're doing your grocery shopping, you'll love this." —Alice Prendergast

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $2.97.

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