Sun’s out—fun’s out! Summer is almost here and whether you’re jetting off to a tropical destination or enjoying the warm sunny weather in your own backyard, now’s the time to stock up on beauty essentials to beat the heat and humidity!
These beauty must-haves will ensure you stay looking fabulous when summer days roll around…
Sun Bum Beach Formula Shine On ($14.99) – Sun lovers rejoice! Now you can protect your precious locks from the scorching sun with Sun Bum’s new UV Protecting Beach Formulas! My favorite is the Beach Formula Shine On – the lightweight styling oil treatment not only protects hair from the harsh summer elements but also give your locks the luster they deserve without the heavy weigh down! Infused with a lush tropical blend of oils and sea botanicals, it revitalizes dry strands while adding manageability…and it smells yummy! Another great pick is the 3-In-1 Leave-in Spray that provides UV protection, detangles, controls frizz and prevents split ends as you bask at the beach!
L’Oréal Invisible Protect Clear Cool Lotion SPF 30 ($11) – Perfect for hot, sunny days, this clear gel sunscreen is ultra-lightweight and also cools skin on contact. Great for all skin types, it absorbs super quickly without being sticky or messy and won’t leave any unsightly white streaks!
Supergoop! Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50 ($28) – A matte finish three-in-one mist that sets makeup, controls oil and shine, and delivers UV photoaging protection? Yes, please! You can spritz on this mattifying mist on your face throughout the day to get the broad-spectrum SPF protection you need, without messing up with your flawless makeup. Optical diffusing silica silylate controls oil and scatters light to reduce shine and provide a matte finish. Bonus : It also works as a refreshing afternoon pick-me-up with an uplifting scent of rosemary and mint!
Theorie Heat Shield Thermal Spray ($26) – Want a new summer style but afraid of damaging your hair? Theorie has the solution. The Heat Shield Thermal Spray offers up to 450°F of thermal protection from heat styling while calming frizz, sealing in shine and blocking humidity for 24 hours. Enhanced with silk amino acids and Ginkgo Biloba leaf extract to preserve moisture and strength, this sultry spray allows you to curl, straighten and blow-dry your hair as much as you want without the unwanted breakage and dryness!
St. Tropez Self Tan Luxe Dry Oil ($50) – This indulgent, non-greasy dry oil delivers a gorgeous natural-looking golden glow, without the damage of the real thing! Ultra hydrating and easy to use, it contains a natural tanning agent suitable for all skintones, and features a natural fragrance for no tell-tale self tan aroma.
Kiehl’s Iris Extract Activating Essence ($45) – The summer sun can really take a toll on your skin, leaving it dull and dry. This concentrated facial treatment water harnesses the anti-aging power of Iris Florentina Root Extract to quickly and deeply penetrate the skin to boost hydration and help bring back skin’s healthy glow. It also contains Lipo Hydroxy Acid (LHA) that activates skin’s natural exfoliation process to remove dull, dead skin cells which in turn helps your serums and creams just work better! Plus, it smells pretty incredible, too!
Paula’s Choice Resist Anti-Aging Lip Gloss SPF 40 ($18) – Seal sun protection with a kiss! This nourishing, anti-aging lip gloss with SPF leaves lips feeling soft and hydrated while preventing damage from the sun’s harmful rays. Never sticky or greasy, this soft-shine gloss comes in a clear or sheer pink shade suitable for all skin tones…it’s the perfect topper for your non-SPF lipstick!
Mychelle Refining Sugar Cleanser ($25) -This is a fabulous multi-tasking formula that effectively cleans, removes makeup and gently exfoliates surface impurities as it transforms into a creamy, foaming lather that leaves skin smoother, softer and refreshed. Great for all skin types, this natural cleanser is also gluten and casein free (important if you also have food allergies like me), as well as cruelty free.
Aveeno Active Naturals Sheer Hydration Daily Moisturizing Lotion ($7) – Summer rules…but greasy skin doesn’t! Infused with soothing Active Naturals oat, the ultra-sheer formula absorbs in just seconds, infusing skin with rich hydration all day long. It has a fresh, powdery-light feel that’s perfect to use under foundation and sunscreen… an absolute daily must-have for summer! The non-greasy formula is ideal for all skin types and is also non-comedogenic & fragrance-free.
Cutex Non Acetone Nail Polish Remover ($2.99) – If you’re looking to skip the salon when you want to change from pretty pastels to summer brights and every lacquer in-between, be sure you’ve got a bottle of Cutex acetone-free protein enriched nail polish remover for your natural or artificial nails! Not only is it gentle on your nails and cuticles but also contains natural botanical oils that help strengthen and condition nails!
What are your summer beauty essentials? Share with us in the comments below!
Disclosure : Some of the products above are press samples provided for editorial consideration.