Bar and Away

For this last week before Christmas, each day I’ll be featuring one fabulous last-minute gift idea that’s (relatively) easy to pick up for most parts of the country. Kicking off today? Erborian!


What It Is: Meet Erborian, a truly intriguing brand that blends the traditional French standards of beautifying products with the new cutting edge Korean innovations in cosmetics. This distinctive brand has been available in Canada for a little over a year and is quickly becoming a cult favourite. I picked out the gift idea above from them – which I’ll get to in a moment – for its value and as a great intro to the brand, but if you aren’t able to get your hands on it, don’t fret – you can still try out some of their other products.

As for the Liquid Moisture Mini Bar above, let me tell you what it’s all about. This little kit consists of three multi-benefit lotions designed to deliver deep hydration. You apply the lotion by pouring it into your palms and then pressing your face gently, tapping the excess into the skin instead of say, rubbing it in. The three products each offer something different: the Bamboo Matte Lotion hydrates skin via a water-based, bamboo-infused phase, and then gives you a matte finish with a second powdery phase. Ginseng Milk is a uniquely textured lotion somewhere between water and lotion that improves the skin texture by smoothing and tightening it. Finally, the Yuza Double Lotion also has two phases to boost your radiance, and is infused with real yuza fruit, known for its anti-oxidant properties. Once you find a new fave, you can ask for a full-size next Christmas!

Who It’s For: Your best friend who is always raving about Korean beauty products. Your wife, to stuff in her stocking. Your daughter, who is always game to try out new products.

What It Costs: $30

Where It’s At: HBC Beauty Underground, select GTA Sephora stores and (although currently sold out!)

CONTEST ALERT! You better believe I’m giving away this get-gorgeous little collection. Here’s how to enter for your chance to win it!

1) Heads up: you must be a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide to enter this giveaway. It’s as simple as finding ‘The Gift of Gab’ box in the righthand column and dropping in your email or clicking follow. Then leave a comment by January 2, 2017 telling me why you’d love to try this product out!

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around January 3, 2017 to select the winner, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible to participate in this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: Follow Erborian on Instagram and either Regram one of their photos, or share a photo of their Mini Moisture Bar pictured above onto your own Instagram! Don’t forget to tag Erborian in your post, and link back to it in a separate comment below.


103 Responses to “Bar and Away”
  1. doreen lamoureux says:

    I subscribe by email. I am definitely looking for a new fave. This one sounds really nice. Looking forward to trying out a face spa.
    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  2. Carolyn Smith says:

    Since I have “elderly” skin, anything that could tighten and moisturize it would really be appreciated.

  3. DebP says:

    I’m an email subscriber. Well, it’s happened again. A cosmetics company decided it was time to quit making the product I use. Now I have to begin looking for a replacement, and this sounds like it might be a good replacement.

  4. CLC says:

    I’ve heard great things about Korean cosmetics and would like to try them.

  5. katydidit21 says:

    Winter weather wreaks havoc on my dry skin. I would love to try this collection.

  6. Deanna Barkley says:

    Tightening and moisturizing are both very good as you age. Thanks for the giveaway.

  7. Alyssa says:

    This sounds really cool!! I’d love to try this out especially since I have such dry skin!

  8. Donnas says:

    I’m a subscriber, I’d love to try this set because of the fact that the Bamboo Matte Lotion is water-based, not oil-based. I like that the ginseng milk smooths and tightens my skin. Overall this sounds like a wonderful product.

  9. aketch says:

    My skin is very dry and dull. These products and ingredients sound unique and interesting and I am always on the lookout for something new.

  10. Debra says:

    Deep hydrating lotions are always welcome in our harsh winter, love to try the moisturizing and firming lotion.

  11. Heather Swanson says:

    I’d love to try this product since the air is as dry as The Sahara.

  12. Aimee says:

    I’d like to try the double lotion, I could use some brightening. I am a subscriber.

  13. Judy says:

    Would love to try something different for my dehydrated skin.

  14. intensev5 says:

    My skin could use some moisture!

  15. Joan G. says:

    I’m always interested in trying new products to improve my skin – having a 3 pack sampler would be a great way to try these products.

  16. mcmc says:

    love to try the moisturizing and firming lotion.

  17. Lisa Morrison says:

    I have never used Korean cosmetic products before so I would like to give it a try.

  18. Angela Eagle says:

    I like that it is a mix of French and Korean beauty inspirations. The fact that it’s water based is good for those with oily skin as well. I would love to win because these products have all the things Im interested in trying with the matte finish, tightening and amazing hydration

  19. Gigi says:

    I am a product junkie always looking for great new skin products. I love Korean skin are so this would be great to try!

  20. Lindsey says:

    My skin is so dry and scaly. I’m looking for some relief!

  21. Celina Gray says:

    French standards and Korean innovations? Yes please!

  22. Jolene Fleming says:

    It is SO DRY where I live…aging faster than I should be – I’d love to see if this helps my skin:)

  23. Erin W says:

    I’d love to try this because I’ve been hearing so much about Korean beauty products, I want to try some!

  24. aclily19 says:

    I’d love to try this since winter is really doing a number on my skin.

  25. Linda Webster says:

    I have very dry skin and would love to try out the items in the Liquid Moisture Mini Bar to see if they can help hydrate my skin.

  26. cookie3 says:

    my skin tends to dry out in the winter. This mini bar sounds perfect in order to discover what would work best for my skin

  27. veronica mallozzi says:

    always looking for products to help with my excessive dry skin during the winter months. I have tried many and am still looking for THE ONE!

  28. Lynn Andersen says:

    I always am on the lookout for new skin care products, these sound too good to be true.

  29. This would be a wonderful regime for all the dryness Winter brings upon us!

  30. Jessica L says:

    I have extremely dry skin so this would be nice to try

  31. SandyL says:

    This looks like an amazing product to try! I usually have oily skin but this winter finds my skin tight and dry. Would love ti try out these lovely products. You recommend the best stuff!

  32. Maria G says:

    Winter, along with aging skin, my skin could sure use this!

  33. dabrowne says:

    I am always on the lookout for a product that actually works on my dry winter skin. I would love to give Erborian a try.

  34. maltichaitan says:

    I am always willing to try something new and this sounds intriguing.

  35. debra says:

    would like to try the korean skincare products and see if they are as effective as some say

  36. Tainan Lu says:

    I’ve heard many great things about Korean cosmetics

  37. bkick1 says:

    I would love to try an Erborian product to see if it can soften my very dry skin.

  38. LINDA S. says:

    My skin, especially in the winter could use a lot of help to soften and moisturize so maybe this Erborian product is just what I need.

  39. Kelly H says:

    I would like to try this because I have dry skin and i’m always looking for new products to try

  40. Sherry K says:

    The ingredients are so interesting, I would like to try them.

  41. corkrose says:

    This sounds great – I am ordering one ..just in case I don’t win.. ( have dry sensitive skin) so always on the look out – thanks & f/u on instagram

  42. louise says:

    Im a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide I love to win this I heard its a wonderful product.

  43. Lori P. says:

    My winter/aging complexion would definitely benefit from some pampering!

  44. jared says:

    always have dry skin, would love to try it.

  45. laura d says:

    This would feel so good on my skin!

  46. Joyce Curtis-Bonardi says:

    Would love to try these products.

  47. Mary Pate says:

    If anyone needs some get gorgeous help it’s me! Thank-you for the opportunity to enter a gift giveaway..

  48. Vivian Dionne says:

    I’ve always wanted to try Korean beauty products, as I have heard that they are very good.

  49. Chanel says:

    I would love to try this moisturizer because my skin gets super dry during the winter! 😦

  50. Erin McSweeney says:

    i love the thought of a french asian combination product offering great hydration which in winter I could really use

  51. Cathy C says:

    My skin is really dry in the winter and I could use something that would hydrate it

  52. jessica eapen says:

    I love trying out new skin care!

  53. My skin is pretty dry so i think this might help

  54. I’d love to try this out as my skin is like the Sahara in the Winter and I’m always up for giving new products a go that might help! 🙂

  55. Nicole B says:

    My skin could really use some pampering!

  56. SarahJ says:

    I would love to try this product because Canadian winter sucks the moisture out of my skin and I am yet to find a helpful product. Maybe this could be it!

  57. wawi says:

    As I am getting older, I notice a change in my skin. From having really oily skin in my teens, to now dryer (wrinkles!!), I am trying to find the right moisturiser that works for my face. A 3 piece sample would be very helpful!

  58. Carol says:

    Recently moved to Labrador in northern Canada. My skin is so dry. No matter what I use, I have to reapply a couple of times a day. Would love to try a product that may be better and be able to pass along the information to my friends who are also complaining about dry, itchy skin.

  59. Nancy says:

    I would like to try this product because my hands in particular get dry in the winter.

  60. Lynn M says:

    I would like to try this product as I like to try new things – you never know if you are going to like it unless you try it, right?

  61. aimee says:

    Wow, i totally need something to help my skin. Now just 41 my skin is changing and what i used to use just isn’t working anymore

  62. Andrea Hickey says:

    Deep hydrating lotions are great because we use a woodstove. I’d love to try the moisturizing and firming lotion.

  63. Breannah Nicolson says:

    I have horrible skin, especially in the winter. This would really help me out!

  64. Shelley Nelson says:

    I would love to try this especially since there are 3 options. As I am aging I am finding the cremes I was using before to be ineffective so I am on the hunt for a new option that will be better than what I have been using. Hopefully I will be successful but so far no luck (maybe I am too far gone! lol . ) Since this has 3 options I may have some luck. It is a brilliant idea by the way -3 in one pack to try a decent size sample before buying the full bottle.

  65. Aarone Mawdsley says:

    these look great

  66. Anne Derkat says:

    I’d love to try this as apparently Korean cosmetics are the big “it” cosmetic right now.

  67. Milly says:

    I always need help with my winter dry skin. This is very different from anything i have ever tried.

  68. Calvin F. says:

    Would like to try this because it’s been a dry few months here. My skin needs some moisture!

  69. Sean M says:

    It’s winter in Canada. Skin needs moisture

  70. KellyPC says:

    I’ve been hearing so much about Korean products, this would be fun to try!

  71. pj says:

    This sounds wonderful. Also my daughter is always telling me how up to date the Korean products are.

  72. Edith Rennes says:

    I’d like to try it out because it seems like a really good product

  73. alexa says:

    would help my skin in this dry cold weather

  74. Tom D. says:

    My niece is half Korean (on her mother`s side) and is always game to try out new products.

  75. Grace says:

    My skin has been so dry lately – I’d love to try some new hydrating products!

  76. Victoria Ess says:

    I’d love to try these products because they sound lush!

  77. mousecat says:

    I’d like to try this out because I know that Korean products are always looking for better, innovative ways to advance beauty products so I’m thinking that makes this product a good one

  78. Tess Rosario says:

    I’ve never tried any Korean beauty product but have heard they are great and these lotions sound really nice!

  79. Holly says:

    Winter means dry skin so I would love to try something new!

  80. Stephanie Mac Isaac says:

    I would love to try because winter is hard on my hands and they get dry very easy

  81. Susan says:

    I would love to try this product because I am unfamiliar with Erborian and love to experience new companies offerings. I could also use some great hydration with this winter weather!

  82. Erika P says:

    I’d love to gift this to a family member who helps me!

  83. Chantal says:

    I would be interested in trying this product as my skin gets very dry in the winter and this product seems like it could really improve my skin.

  84. photomum says:

    we suffer from dry skin during the winter and would love to try this product. I am a subscriber

  85. Elaine R says:

    I am a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber and I think these products would be wonderful to soothe and hydrate my winter dry skin.

  86. Linda says:

    I’m always looking for good new lotions to try out. These look great.

  87. Kelly E says:

    My skin cracks alot in the winter, I would really like to try this.

  88. darci paice says:

    I would love to try this because I suffer from Dry winter skin and this looks like it would help with that, and it seems to be a luxurious product..lovely!

  89. Lynda Larsen-Baldry says:

    I would love to try this product as it sounds amazing and I am always looking for new products to combat dry skin and I also suffer from eczema and sensitive skin. If I cannot use it my daughter will thank you

  90. Alison K says:

    I’m a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide. I’d love to try this product out because both French and Koreans are renowned for their beauty products. Thanks

  91. Alison K says:

    Bonus @Erborian_USA Entry: Followed Erborian on Instagram and regrammed

  92. diane says:

    I’d love to try this product for its hydrating properties.

  93. spacey says:

    Hi! I am already your subscriber. I’d love to try this set because I already tried the yuzu lotion, and I love it, so I assume I would love the other two, too.

  94. Megan Young says:

    I have been looking for a new beauty regime and would love to give these a shot!

  95. Lisa S says:

    My skin is so dry, I am always looking for fantastic new products like this…

  96. Laurie W. says:

    I would love to try this as my skin gets so dry in the winter.

  97. Denae Boucher says:

    I’d love to try this because I have extremely dry skin and it’s ever worse in winter.

  98. Melissa F says:

    I would love to try this as I have painful dry skin due to illness and this would help

  99. Melissa F says: regramed on instagram

  100. Mary Pate says:

    Winter really dries my skin and I’d love to find a product to help. This one sounds promising!

  101. Rachael Bhardwaj says:

    I would love to win because im always looking for new products to help me with my dry skin due to the harsh winters.

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