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Game Changers – Products that WOW-ed Us in 2023!

We all have those few products that we just can’t live without. At The Summit, we are always in search of these problem solving products that truly wow us. We are not easily wowed. We are picky because we know you want to be wowed as much as we do! This year our list of Game Changers has some old loves as well as some new!


 It can be so hard to find the right products for your eyes, especially if yours are sensitive. Do you feel like you’ve tried every mascara on the market and no matter what by noon you’ve got raccoon eyes? The first product we’d love to introduce to you is Blinc Mascara – this mascara stays right where you put it until you rinse it off WITH WATER (!!) and is a breeze to remove. It quite literally tubes around your lashes and doesn’t move. Wow!! No more raccoon eyes! No more stinging or burning because it can’t get in your sensitive peepers! 

Plus it comes in four versions to get the look you want!

Original for those with either very full long lashes already or those looking for a very natural look. Amplified for a little more length and thickness. Ultra Volume for waaay more thickness and volume. Lash Extension for more length.


If you haven’t used a primer before your mascara, here’s a real game changer! No more clumps, each and every lash is defined, and doubled in length and volume. If you struggle getting your mascara to look good, we’re about to change your life. This primer, similar to priming before painting, creates a perfectly smooth and defined finish.


This year may seem like it’s all about your eyes but we couldn’t move on to the next products without bowing down to the majesty that is ADOREYES. How does one get the best, healthiest lashes so that your mascara looks its best - Adoreyes! This serum helps grow healthy, long, full, beautiful lashes. Expect to double the length of your lashes in two months, yes, we’re serious! It is quick and easy to apply every morning. After just a few weeks you will start to notice the difference beginning! After two months you will be wowed!


One of the most common features that women will not leave the house without is their brows. The quickest, easiest way to making sure your brows are on point – Blinc Brow Mousse! We discovered this product several years ago and we continue to be wowed by its ease of use, range of colours, stay put power and it takes all brows to the next level of fab-u-lous!


This is the easiest to use and the longest wearing brow pencil we have ever tried! With several easy to blend shades and a mistake erasing spooly on one end it is easy-peasy! 


Do you wear foundation but never a primer? It is time to change that game! Not only will this primer keep your makeup lasting all day but it helps refine the look of pores and gives a bit of hydration to the skin. Jane Iredale offers a makeup primer for both dry and oily skin types and Smooth Affair primer is a must have on all of our lists. So, whether you want full coverage makeup or something more sheer, make sure you start with Smooth Affair for a flawless, long-lasting finish. It takes an extra second but a second well worth taking. Available in Brightening (also extra hydrating!), Mattifying (amazing!) and Illuminating (for extra shimmer). 


We are passionate about sun protection! 365 days a year! Protecting the health and beauty of our clients skin is our reason for being. UV damage is our biggest enemy and convincing our clients to use sunscreen daily is our biggest challenge. We are very proud of our terrific selection of nice to use, effective sunscreens but our hands down fave is HydroPeptide Solar Defense Tinted SPF 30! With hyaluronic acid for amazing light-weight hydration and skin repairing peptides it does more than just protect from the sun's damaging rays! Awesome! It also has a natural, self-adjusting pigment so it never looks white or gives the skin a grey look. It is not a foundation but it makes the skin look fabulous! Basically it is the trifecta of what we all search for in sun protection – feels ultra light, not greasy,  it suits all skin tones and types (even the most sensitive) while giving you protection from those evil UV rays.  

*Also available in untinted.


Welcome our next game changer, Yonka’s Excellence Code Cream. If you are starting the menopausal game or have finished you will understand why this cream made our game changer list. Dubbed by those in the know, and the need, as “THE MAGIC CREAM”,  it ticks all the boxes of skin needs at this time and even some you didn’t know you had until you try it!  Think “Repair, Repair, Repair!” that’s what our skin needs during this hormonal shift and that’s exactly what Excellence Code does!  Containing Guiac Wood, also known as the Immortality Herb, you will notice a difference after one single use and you’ll understand why this cream is a game changer!


Nature at it's very best has caused this product that is almost 70 years old to still be a game changer! With reverence we bow down to this skin regenerating, wound healing, blemish busting, boo-boo soothing, burn relieving wonder. We can also relax in a bath with it, freshen the air with it and or inhale it to give us a wake-up moment. This high concentration of five essential oils, that are present in most of Yonka's skin care products, is the key to Yonka's award-winning success world-wide! Our medicine cupboards at home include it, our travel cases have a bottle and our treatment rooms are never without it.


It's bland packaging belies it's power. We have a steady stream of clients - often physician recommended - that appreciate it's secret power! It is a wonder for keratosis pilaris (bumpy upper arms and thighs) and smoothing and repairing sun damaged, rough skin on the body. 


Hey all you with combo or oily skin! As you know, our east coast climate can really do a number on your skin, year round. Are you asking why your skin is so dry when it is also so oily? Does your skin have a thirst that seems can never be quenched but you are afraid to apply moisturizer because you might breakout? Well we have the game changer for you! Hydramucine Optimal Gel is ultra light, hydrating without increasing your oil and is perfect under makeup. Your skin is going to look and feel amazing! You can thank us later!


The only nail file you will ever need or want. These Canadian-made nail files are meant to last a lifetime and treat your nails with gentle care. You might pay a little more upfront but you will never need to buy and throw away another nail file after it loses it's grit. Available in two diamond grit levels depending on nail thickness.


Keeping with the theme of saving the planet from disposables, we are in love with another Canadian wave maker - Henson Shaving. These industrious engineers from the aero-space industry have created a non-disposable razor that will give you a life-time of less skin irritation and ingrowns!


Another WOW grooming tool that we have carried for over 30 years, is the lengendary Biosana Footfile. It might look at first glance like any other callus buffer but it isn't. Like our previous two tool this one will last a lifetime! The grit is imbedded with a special resin so that it doesn't flake off after a single scrub. The grit is even and assertive enough to get the job done perfectly - every time.


New in early 2023 but already a game changer in our books! The way it repairs dry flaky nails is revolutionary! A must try if you have weak nails!


What are your game changers? Be sure to go to our On-Line Spa Store and write a quick review of your game changers to help others find their wow products!

If this list has got you wondering about what product or service we might have that will fix a problem that is perplexing you -  that you do not see on this list - let us know! We take our mission of Professional, Educational, Results and Relaxation seriously!