Get hydrated with must-have moisturizers while eyeing the most coveted mascara

    Jury of Women From Across Canada Select ELLE 2008 Beauty Grand Prix

    TORONTO, Sept. 28 /CNW/ - Looking for a product that really works to
diminish the signs of cellulite, or provide refreshment for colour-treated
hair? On Thursday, September 27th, 2007, the must-have beauty products for the
face, eyes, hair and body that Canadians cannot live without were revealed at
the 2008 ELLE Canada/ELLE Quebec Beauty Grand Prix awards in Montreal. The top
beauty products in nineteen different categories were honoured at the 2008
awards. The winners were chosen by a jury of 750 ELLE Canada and ELLE Quebec
readers from across the country. Jurors tested unlabelled, unmarked products
over a 10-week period to arrive at their favourites.
    The awards include both new and existing products, providing a
comprehensive overview of what all the best products on the market really are.
Vichy Laboratoires, a four-time winner for Purete Thermale Eye Make-Up Remover
Sensitive Eyes; John Frieda, a two-time winner for Brilliant Brunette
Moisturizing Shampoo; and NIVEA's Good-bye Cellulite Anti-Cellulite Gel,
introduced to the market in 2007, are all 2008 ELLE Beauty Grand Prix winners.
    "The ELLE Beauty Grand Prix is a beauty product competition, designed to
discover the beauty products that Canadian women think are the best on the
market," says Rita Silvan, editor-in-chief of ELLE Canada. "The unmarked,
unbranded products are judged on one thing over the 10-week period - how well
they work."
    The awards also highlight some of the biggest trends in the beauty
industry, and give a sense of the products most in demand by consumers. "One
of the biggest beauty trends right now is the focus on skin," says
Michelle Villett, ELLE Canada's Beauty Editor. "Women are taking better care
of their complexions, and the technology going into new product formulations
is making it even easier to get great-looking skin. We're even seeing makeup
containing skincare ingredients, such as foundations with brightening or
anti-wrinkle qualities."
    Consumers can look for the winning products featuring the 2008 ELLE
Beauty Grand Prix logo in stores in the coming months. The full list of
winners is featured in the November 2007 issue of ELLE Canada. All products
are available across Canada.

    ELLE Canada, Canada's premier fashion, beauty and lifestyle magazine, is
the 33rd edition of the global family of ELLE titles. ELLE Canada is published
12 times per year by Les Publications Transcontinental-Hachette Inc.

    Media note: the list of the 2008 Beauty Grand Prix winners follows.

                       2008 Beauty Grand Prix Winners

    Daytime Facial Moisturizers - Traditional

    Low Cost ($10-$35)

    1.  NIVEA Visage Aqua Sensation Gel-Creme, 48g, $10.99

    Medium Cost ($45 - $65)

    2.  NUXE Crème Nirvanesque, 50 ml, $44.50

    High Cost ($60+)

    3.  Dior HydrAction Deep Hydration Sorbet Creme, 50 ml, $61 (Two-time

    Daytime Facial Moisturizers - Dermo-Cosmetics Dry Skin

    4.  Avène Rich Compensating Cream, 40 ml, $41

    Daytime Facial Moisturizers - Dermo-Cosmetics Oily Skin

    5.  Vichy Laboratoires Normaderm Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care, 50 ml,
        $28 (Two-time winner)

    Daytime Facial Moisturizers - Dermo-Cosmetics Sensitive Skin

    6.  Avène Hydrance Optimale Light Hydrating Cream, 40 ml, $33

    Night Creams

    Low Cost ($15 - $30)

    7.  Garnier Nutritionist Regenerating Night Cream, 50 ml, $18.99

    Medium Cost ($45 - $85)

    8.  Clarins Extra-Firming Night Cream for All Skin Types, 50 ml, $85

    High Cost (100$ et plus)

    9.  Dior Capture Totale Multi-Perfection Intensive Night Restorative,
        50 ml, $145

    Tinted Facial Moisturizers

    Low Cost ($10 - $15)

    10. Cover Girl Advanced Radiance Age-Defying Sheer Moisturizing Makeup in
        Light to Medium, 40 ml, $12.99

    High Cost ($50+)

    11. Chanel Précision Hydramax + Tint Moisture Boost Tinted Lotion SPF 15
        in Sand, 50 ml, $53

    Facial Cleansers - Traditional (gels, cream, lotion)

    Low Cost (less than $22)

    12. Fruits & Passion Radiance Vitaminized Cleansing Mousse, 150 ml, $18

    High Cost ($25 - $40)

    13. Chanel Précision Système Eclat La Mousse Radiance Cleansing Foam
        Rinse Off, 150 ml, $39 (Two-time winner)

    Facial Cleansing Wipes

    14. Garnier Nutritionist Purifying Wet Cleansing Clothes - Oil-Free,

    Radiance Face Masques

    15. Guerlain Super Aqua-Mask, 75 ml, $68

    Moisturizing Lip Balms

    Low Cost (less than $10)

    16. NIVEA Lip Care Lip Effect Q10 Plus, 10 ml, $3.99

    Medium Cost ($15 - $20)

    17. Biotherm Aquasource Levres SPF 8 Protective Lip Care, 15 ml, $17
        (Two-time winner)

    High Cost ($25+)

    18. Chanel Hydrating Lip Treatment, 3.5g., $33 (Two-time winner)


    Low Cost (less than $15)

    19. Covergirl VolumeExact Mascara in Black, 7.2 ml, $8.99

    High Cost ($18+)

    20. Chanel Inimitable Multi-Dimensional Mascara in Black, 6g, $33

    Eye Contour Care

    Low Cost (less than $32)

    21. Vichy Laboratoires Oligo 25 Eyes Anti-Fatigue Cooling Effect Stick,
        4 ml, $25

    Medium Cost ($38 - $50)

    22. Clarins Eye Revive Beauty Flash, 20 ml, $50


    High Cost ($70+)

    23. Elizabeth Arden Allergan Prevage Eye Anti-Aging Moisturizing
        Price: $120, 15 ml, $120


    24. Dior Capture Totale Multi-Perfection Eye Treatment, 15 ml, $100

    Eye Makeup Removers

    Low Cost (less than $20)

    25. Vichy Laboratoires Purete Thermale Eye Make-up Remover Sensitive
        Eyes, 150 ml, $18.95 (Four-time winner)

    High Cost ($25 - $35)

    26. Chanel Précision Gentle Biphase Eye Makeup Remover, 100 ml, $30 (Two-
        time winner)

    Body Scrubs

    Low Cost (less than $10)

    27. L'Oréal Paris Dermo-Expertise Sublime Bronze Pre-Self-Tanning Scrub,
        125 ml, $9.99 (Two-time winner)

    Medium Cost ($18 - $30)

    28. Crabtree & Evelyn Naturals Lemongrass & Brown Sugar Botanical Body
        Scrub, 8.8 oz., $29.95

    High Cost ($35+)

    29. Biotherm Biosenses Body Polishing Scrub, 200 ml, $37 (Prod No. 33)
        (Two-time winner)

    Body Moisturizers

    Low Cost (moins de 12$)

    30. NIVEA Body Smooth Replenishing Lotion, 400 ml, $8.59

    Medium Cost ($18 - $23)

    31. Dans un Jardin Maté Flower Sublime Body Butter, 250 ml, $22.50

    High Cost ($30+)

    32. Chanel Body Excellence Firming Moisture Milk, 150 ml, $61


    Low Cost (less than $25)

    33. NIVEA Body Good-bye Cellulite Anti-Cellulite Gel, 200 ml, $13.75

    Medium Cost ($48 - $60)

    34. Vichy Laboratoires Lipo.Metric Lipo-Sculpting Cellulite Treatment,
        200 ml, $49

    High Cost ($60+)

    35. Chanel Body Excellence Firming and Shaping Gel Anti-Cellulite,
        150 ml, $75

    Hand Creams

    Low Cost (less than $15)

    36. La Roche-Posay Lipikar Xerand Hand Repair Cream, 75 ml, $13.50


    Medium Cost ($25 - $35)

    37. Biotherm BioMains Complete Hand and Nail Treatment, 100 ml, $27


    38. Clarins Hand and Nail Treatment Cream, 100 ml, $33

    High Cost ($45+)

    39. Chanel Body Excellence Nourishing and Rejuvenating Hand Cream, 75 ml,

    Shampoo & Conditioner for Non-Coloured Hair


    Low Cost (less than $3 per 100 ml)

    40. L'oréal Paris Vive Pro Style & Body Infusion Shampoo, 385 ml, $5.99

    41. L'oréal Paris Vive Pro Style & Body Infusion Conditioner, 385 ml,


    42. Dove Moisturizing Shampoo, 355 ml, $4.99

    43. Dove Moisturizing conditioner, 355 ml, $4.99

    Medium Cost ($3 - $12 per 100 ml)

    44. Tosca Volume Thickening shampoo, 300 ml, $16.50

    45. Tosca Volume Conditioning Rinse, 300 ml, $19.95

    High Cost ($12+ per 100 ml)

    46. Kérastase Bain Satin Complete Nutrition Shampoo for Normal to
        Slightly Sensitized Hair, 250 ml, $31 (Three-time winner)

    47. Kérastase Lait Vital Incredibly Light Nourishing Care for Normal to
        Slightly Dry Hair, 200 ml, $39

    Shampoo & Conditioner for Coloured Hair

    Low Cost (less than $3 per 100 ml)

    48. John Frieda Brillant Brunettte Shine Release Moisturizing Shampoo in
        Hazelnut to Espresso, 250 ml, $9.99 (Two-time winner)

    49. John Frieda Brillant Brunettte Light Reflecting Moisturizing
        Conditioner in Hazelnut to Espresso, 250 ml, $9.99

    Medium Cost ($3 - $12 per 100 ml)

    50. Matrix Shade Memory - Sparkling Blondes Restorative System Shampoo,
        400 ml, $16.95

    51. Matrix Shade Memory - Sparkling Blondes Restorative System
        Conditioner, Rev., 400 ml, $17.95

    High Cost ($12+ per 100 ml)

    52. Kérastase Bain Miroir Shine Revealing Shampoo for Colour-Treated
        Hair, 250 ml, $31 (Two-time winner)

    53. Kérastase Chroma Reflect Radiance-Enhancing Milk for Colour-Treated
        Hair, 125 ml, $31

For further information:

For further information: Rita Silvan, editor-in-chief, ELLE Canada and
Michelle Villett, Beauty Editor, ELLE Canada are available for interviews in
your market or via telephone. Please contact OverCat Communications,
416.966.9970: Audrey Hyams Romoff, ext. 222 or Kristin Mills, ext. 225.

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