We may be spending more time in the backyard than at the beach this summer, but it doesn’t mean that we don’t still need a few summer beauty basics to make us feel lit from within. Here are our top picks for outdoor beauty and skincare products for hikes, runs, socially distanced dates and backyard hangs…
COOLA Organic Sunless Tan Anti-Aging Face Serum | Add a touch of COOLA’s tanning serum to your moisturizer or use on it’s own for gradual color that’s perfect year round. The argan oil, hyaluronic acid and vitamin C packed serum is great for your skin and color lasts up to 3 days from application time.
Playa Pure Dry Shampoo | We love California-based beauty brand, Playa and their new wild rose Dry Shampoo doesn’t disappoint. The clean beauty brand’s spray may not hold up to the miraculous — yet, not so clean — effects of it’s conventional counterparts (read: revive day five hair into a stiff, but acceptable-seeming coiff), but it works well enough for reasonable purposes like freshening up a slept-on mop.
Tower 28 Beauty Bronzino | Another California-based and woman-owned brand, Tower 28 launched this creamy, alluring bronzer just in time for summer and it’s the real deal. As blendable as the best luminizers out there and with the perfect amount of shimmer and pigment, there’s little this new bronzer can’t do. Do yourself a favor and swipe one up for twenty bucks.
ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint | Clean beauty mainstay, ILIA recently launched their more sustainable packaging and, with it, a new line of Super Serum Skin Tints in a wide array of SPF-packing colors. For a low maintenance summer, swap this serum in to replace your skincare, foundation and SPF in one fell swoop.
Iris&Romeo Best Skin Days | Another do-it-all product we’re loving for summer is the new Best Skin Days by Iris & Romeo. Rich and nourishing enough to replace your moisturizer, but with the kind of coverage that might surprise you (as in, it’s not pasty or invisible like so many other multi-functioning products), Best Skin Days is a really fun product to have on hand for road trips, hikes with friends and days spent in the sun. Everyone we know who’s tried it is in love.
Vapour Matte Smoothing Primer | Dewy isn’t everyone’s thing. If you’re the kind of woman who balks at all the high-sheen makeup and skincare trends and just wants her matte finish, Vapour’s high-science all-natural primer is for you. If summer leaves your skin like an oil slick or makes your makeup run at first blink, this new primer from Vapour is the clean, silicone-free answer to your prayers.
Kypris Beauty Elixir I: 1000 Roses | The sexiest, most luxurious sunburn treatment ever? Absolutely. We didn’t know that rose oil helped to heal delicate or damaged skin after too much time in the skin — until the founder rushed us a bottle of this elixir while in a tropical location. 1000 Roses is true to it’s name, responsibly sourced and our miracle go-to for any sunburns and skin redness.
Image Skincare Prevention+ Daily Ultimate Protection Moisturizer | IMAGE touts itself as “clean clinical skincare”. Their formulas are free of parabens, phthalates, mineral oil and other all-too-common offenders, but packed with anti-oxidants and a blend of plant extracts designed to fight oxidation. This sunscreen has been recommended to us by more than one celebrity facialist as an easy way to wear sunscreen daily.