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    Just 12 Products You Should Probably Try This June

    Because we tried them for you in May!

    1. A pack of reusable cotton makeup remover pads that'll replace your regular old cotton pads and make removing your makeup a breeze. They're machine washable, so you can just throw them in with the rest of your laundry when they get dirty.

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    "Sorry to be the 4569th person to tell you this, but makeup remover wipes are bad for your skin and the environment. I quit my habit of using them a while back, but I hadn't really been able to find a solid, eco-friendly replacement until now. These cotton rounds have come in super handy when it comes to taking off my foundation and eye makeup at the end of the night, and are only a little bit more expensive than a pack of wipes.

    The pack comes with three large rounds and two small rounds. The small ones are soft on both sides while the large ones have a bit of a rougher texture on one side of them, making them great for light exfoliation. You actually don't need to use any makeup remover with them, but I like to add a touch if I'm rocking waterproof eyeliner and mascara (it just makes for less scrubbing). Honestly, I even use them when I'm not wearing makeup to get rid of any dirt or grime that's magically found its way onto my face over the course of the day. TL;DR: These are great and you won't regret buying them." —Alice Prendergast

    Get them from Lookfantastic for $16.

    2. A bottle of T/Gel shampoo, which will super-cleanse your scalp and help treat and prevent dandruff, psoriasis, and acne, without ruining your hair in the process.

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    "I have hereditary alopecia and any irritants on my scalp can make things flare up, making my hair loss worse. A few months ago, I contracted dermatitis on my face and it spread to my scalp. My face healed in days, but the flakiness on my scalp wouldn't go away, causing me to lose clumps of hair ALL day, everywhere. I tried SLS-free shampoos, shampooing less, shampooing more, conditioning carefully, and even using steroid-based topical ointments, and nothing really worked. But then I started using T/Gel shampoo every week and a half (it's very high-strength). It showed substantial effects on my hair after the first few uses! The itchiness disappeared and eventually my hair stopped falling as badly as before. Plus, new teeny-tiny hair is growing on the bald patches! It'll be a long road, but I'll continue to use T/Gel shampoo." —Imaan Sheikh

    "A lot of shampoos and conditioners cause my scalp to break out in painful zits and cysts, especially near the nape of my neck. Even trying sulfate-free products and clarifying shampoos and conditioners didn't help very much. But just using T-Gel shampoo once a week has cleared my scalp acne right up — no more painful bumps. It's very strong so you probably shouldn't use it more than once a week, but this stuff has been a godsend for me." —Kat Angus

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $13.79.

    3. A 2-in-1 Popsocket and lip balm, so you can not only keep a better grip on your precious phone, but you don't have to worry about forgetting or losing your lip balm.

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    "I can't go anywhere without lip balm — it's an absolute necessity for me. But there are times where I've either forgotten to take one with me, or just straight up lost the one I was using. This 2-in-1 Popsocket phone grip that doubles as a lipbalm container actually solved my problem, because I literally take my phone everywhere. And it's so convenient to have it there: I don't have to go digging through my purse or pockets to find a tube of lip balm, because I just flip the lid on the back of my phone and apply. Plus, the lip balm is actually really nourishing and leaves behind a subtle gloss finish. As a bonus, the container is removable, so I can swap it out with a new one when it's empty." —Kaysey Davis

    Get it from Urban Outfitters Canada for $14 (available in four flavours).

    4. An S-biner micro-lock that'll make it a lot easier for you to find important keys on your keychain, and to remove them and put them back on.

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    "When I go jogging, I obviously need to bring my house keys with me — but I don't want to bring my entire clunky keychain along for the ride. But it's also really annoying trying to pry my house keys off the ring every time and then try to put them back on later! Luckily, the S-biner has made the process wayyyyy easier for me. I just clip theit to the keychain, and my house keys to the other end of the S-biner. If you're worried about security, you can lock the S-biner to make sure nothing falls off, but it's really simple to unlock, so you can just slip keys on and off of it. Personally, I find the S-biner is so sturdy anyway, I rarely need to lock it." —Kat Angus

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $5.48.

    5. A pore treatment strip that'll remove a shocking amount of oil and sebum from your nose — yes, kinda gross, but also really, really satisfying, you know?

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    "I am an extremely oily human being. Like, if I don't put on primer before putting on foundation, it just melts off my face in a couple of hours. When I received a free package of pore strips from Peace Out (which I was under no obligation to review, let alone positively), I was excited see if they would help my greasy nose.

    After cleaning my face and letting it dry, I put the pore strip on my nose and went about my day. It needs to stay on for four to six hours (longer than other pore strips, I know), but since I'm working from home that isn't a problem. You can also use the strip overnight, but I'm a fussy sleeper to begin with, so I opted not to mess with my bedtime routine. After four hours, I peeled the strip off and was SHOOK at the amount of oil and sebum that it pulled from the pores on my nose. Like, truly amazed at what I saw on the strip in front of me. My nose was a little red for about 30 minutes after taking it off, but it did go away eventually. If you have oily skin, I definitely recommend trying this product out!" —Sarah Rohoman

    Get eight pore strips from Sephora Canada for $25.

    6. Reading free books from an app called Hoopla, since most libraries and bookstores are closed right now (sigh).

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    "I've really, really been missing my local library. I've put a bunch of books on hold via their ebook service, but the wait time for the books is way longer than usual, since everyone else is trying to borrow books, too. Luckily, my mom told me about a free app called Hoopla — it connects directly to your library with your library card and allows you to read books RIGHT AWAY. I decided to give it a go and was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to use! You can only read five books a month and they don't have quite the selection as your actual library does, but it works when you're bored out of your mind and just need something to read." —Sarah Rohoman

    Download the Hoopla app here. Available of iOs, Android, and more.

    7. A DavidsTea iced tea discovery kit that'll let you try several different fruity blends of iced tea — the ideal drink for the warmer months.

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    "I am convinced that there is no better summer drink than iced tea, and DavidsTea does it right. I got this fruity discovery pack with five blends, and now I'm never buying pre-brewed swill at the grocery store again. There are both caffeinated and non-caffeinated options included, and the teas already have some sugar added to them, so you don't have to sweeten them yourself (which is great, because I always overdo it).

    Pro tip: Though it's a perfectly delicious drink on its own, I highly recommend adding a bit of liqueur to make your own adult Kool-Aid (if that's something you're interested in). It's fruity, it's delicious, and you don't even need a cocktail shaker to make it. You're welcome for introducing you to your new favourite boozy beverage." —Alice Prendergast

    Get it from DavidsTea for $25.

    8. A matching sports bra and exercise shorts that'll keep you comfortable during your sweat sesh, and look great doing it — because it's time to ditch those old Spirit Day T-shirts and gym shorts from Grade 12.

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    "Don't ask me when I became a coordinated workout outfit person, but let me tell you — this is who I am now. There's something super satisfying about slipping on a cute matching set and getting my sweat on. It also makes workouts suck less (because let's face it, workouts can SUCK).

    Aside from just plain feeling myself in this outfit, it's also incredibly comfortable AND practical (yes, there are pockets!). Sure, it's sweat-wicking and has flat seams to help eliminate chafing, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. I absolutely love that the elongated crop has a higher neck, so my ta-ta's stay exactly where they need to be during medium-impact exercises (ladies, you are NOT free to move about the cabin at this time). And since it's a layered top, the underside does all the work while the top layer stays smooth and cute, all workout long. And the shorts! Don't even get me started. Thanks to their longer length, my booty is covered no matter how many Sumo squats I do, and the wide waistband keeps things from pinching or rolling. TL;DR: SUPER COMFY. I LOOK GOOD AND FEEL GOOD. I honestly can't recommend this set enough. And we definitely can't overlook the fact that it's a fraction of the price of those fancy workout sets I keep seeing all over the 'gram." —Victoria Kuglin

    Get the bra for $19 (available in sizes M-XL and in two colours), and the shorts for $19 (available in sizes XS-XL), both from Joe Fresh.

    9. A tube of Caudalie hand cream, which will bring moisture and softness back to your hands after all the hand washing you've been doing (right?).

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    "I've been washing my hands a lot recently (AS WE ALL SHOULD BE) and it was starting to take a toll on my skin. My hands were so dry and the skin felt really tight immediately after washing. So I started using some Caudalie hand cream, and it's become the second step in my hand-washing routine. The texture is light and it absorbs really quickly, without leaving behind a sticky or greasy feeling. And it has a warm citrus scent that I find very subtle and soothing. My hands look and feel moisturized and soft, and I'll definitely be restocking once I finish the tube." —Kaysey Davis

    Get it from Lookfantastic for $20.

    10. Some Fenty Match Stix Matte Skinstick concealer, which is super buildable, making it easy to cover up any zits or under-eye circles you might not want showing up on your Zoom calls.

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    "I've been on Team RiRi from day one, so you know your girl was first in line when Fenty dropped at Sephora. I've tried quite a few products from Rihanna's makeup line, but the one I love most is the Match Stix Matte Skinstick in the shade Caramel. I usually wear a full face of makeup (primer, foundation, concealer, powder, etc.), but since I've started working from home I've really only been wearing the concealer. I use it almost every single day to cover the bags under my eyes and whatever hormonal acne is lurking on my skin. It honestly makes me feel way better on video calls and helps me feel a little more put together." —Sarah Rohoman

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $33 (available in 22 shades).

    11. An essential oil roll-on that's basically a PMS-fighting, fresh-smelling, migraine-busting, cramp-eliminating miracle. It's an awesome all-natural remedy for those days when everything sucks, and you just need a little pick-me-up.

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    "Is it possible to love an inanimate object? If so, I am definitely in love with this lil' rollerball. It sounds cliché, but when I first heard of it, I was kind of like, 'Sure, Jan.' But honestly — THIS. WORKS.

    I know it's ~technically~ supposed to be targeted at PMS symptoms, but in truth, it can be anything you want it to be. I've used it to ease cramps, relieve muscle tension from sleeping on my neck wrong (because apparently that's my life now), and as a drug-free solution to headaches. The blend of relaxing clary sage, zippy peppermint, floral geranium, and zesty lemon oil is a genius combination that not only feels great, but smells fantastic, too. I love that it comes in a glass bottle, which preserves the integrity of the high-quality essential oils a LOT better than plastic. If you're looking for a new ally in the fight against fatigue, irritation, mood swings, cramping, and nausea, this is it." —Victoria Kuglin

    Get it at Sephora Canada for $21.

    12. And some sweet-smelling Each & Every deodorant, which is free of potentially harmful chemicals and will keep your pits from stinking up the place on a hot day.

    Alice Prendergast/BuzzFeed

    "I try to keep my skincare and beauty routine as clean as possible, and one area where I usually struggle with that is deodorant. I don't want to spend my entire life savings to keep myself from smelling like a sweaty monster (even when I am one), but I also don't want to put a ton of chemicals under my pits. Enter: Each & Every deodorant. It's free of aluminum, parabens, synthetic fragrance, baking soda, and even gluten. The company also doesn't test on animals, which is obviously a major plus. And guess what?! It keeps me from smelling gross even when I'm working out in 30-degree weather, which is the best thing ever. I have it in a few different scents, but citrus and vetiver has quickly become my go-to." —Alice Prendergast

    Get it from Each & Every for $15. Available in 12 scents.

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