once warmer weather rolls in, we break out a whole slew of summer-specific beauty products. From refreshing scrubs to dry shampoo to lightly scented body oils that give bare legs a glow.
As long as you’re going to go wild with the dry shampoo after the beach – make it an incredible, natural version like Rahua’s. Need a serum to keep your skin from going haywire in the heat? Forget the tacky, teenager-friendly breakout cream, we’re giving Kypris’ clearing serum front row placement on our vanity. We’ve picked seven ultra-glamorous upgrades for your summer natural beauty staples that will put your old stand-bys to shame…
THE EYE ILLUMINATOR | Onomie A.C.E. Illuminating Eye Treatment
This chic, new brand of is-it-makeup-or-is-it-skincare is winning us over right from the start. Onomie’s two new eye products are both great, but this illuminating eye cream is perfect for the season. We’ve all tried double-duty products that accomplish zero beauty objectives, but brands like Onomie are proving that it can be done!
THE SKIN HEALER | KYPRIS Clearing Serum
We can’t get over Kypris’ gorgeous packaging, but what’s inside each of these wild-crafted formulas is pretty impressive too. This is probably the prettiest blemish cream we’ll ever keep in our medicine cabinets. The herbal-smelling serum helps to heal troubled skin without upsetting it further – as so many harsh products do. The serum combines nature’s best skin-savers with a slew of ingredients that support the skin’s own natural healing abilities.
THE SUMMER FACIAL | Sjal Pearl Enzyme Exfoliating Mask
This incredible facial treatment from Sjal is potent, yet well-balanced. Pearl powder, royal jelly, sugar acids, plus an array of enzymes brighten and polish skin – but the mask isn’t stripping. Shea butter and algae deeply nourish skin while the enzymes work, meaning we’re left with perfectly clean, balanced, and refreshed-feeling skin. The mask is filled with high-energy diamonds, sapphires, rubys and amethysts too – the perfect at home mask for summer.
THE DRY SHAMPOO | Rahua Volumninous Dry Shampoo
Rahua’s shampoos, conditioners and hair treatments are some of our favorites, so when we learned they were creating a dry shampoo we were floored. Dry shampoo is our top summer beauty staple – keeping our hair gorg post-beach, post-flight and even post-summer Sunday nights that too quickly become Monday mornings.
There isn’t any aluminum in the powder, which is the dry shampoo ingredient that alarms us most, and the innovative squeeze dispenser is genius. Best of all, the scent: a non-cloying combo of vanilla and star anise.
THE LIQUID BRONZER | Dr. Hauschka Skin Care Translucent Bronzing Tint
Not down with the idea of spray-tanning all summer? For those of us who opt out – or are simply between tans – bronzing tints like this one from Dr. Hauschka are a game-changer. This tint goes on subtle and sheer and is perfect for adding right in to your foundation or bb cream for ultimate effortlessness. It’s the perfect shade of translucent sun-washed skin and can be applied as heavy or as light as you like.
THE DAILY WARM-WEATHER CLEANSER | MyChelle Refining Sugar Cleanser
The MyChelle brand has been around for ages, holding to strict all-natural standards long before it was trendy to do so. Their gentle daily cleanser comes infused with sugar granules that give the perfect amount of exfoliation – key for warm weather skin care. The sugar melts away as you cleanse, meaning there’s never the danger of over-scrubbing. Perfect to keep skin fresh and glowing when you’ve had a little too much sweat or sun, without damaging skin.
THE PERFUMED BODY OIL | NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil
We love to have a scent for each season and, for summer, a perfumed dry oil is ideal. Spray down bare arms and legs with this blend of precious plant oils for a pretty sheen, then get hooked on this cult classic scent. We’re swooning over the warm and balanced, lightly floral smell of this body oil – absolutely addictive.