This summer we tested products that can help you withstand hot temperatures and bad hair days. When looking at summer beauty, we take into account the packaging (has to be travel-friendly), ingredients, and most importantly, effectiveness. With the right tools in hand, sun-kissed skin and gorgeous locks are just quick beauty ritual away.
The best purchase of the season is most definitely the Supergoop! Mineral Setting powder. This summer superhero product helps keep away unwanted sweat, helping you create a flawless matte look. The packaging is light, product lasts a long time, and it can easily be re-applied throughout the day. SPF is the key to healthy skin all year long. The powder adds an extra layer of protection, making this product a staple in our makeup routine. We were lucky to get to know Supergoop! when they launched in 2007. It was the first time we saw a sunscreen brand that was cruelty-free, made with clean ingredients, and looked stylish at the same time. Years later, Supergoop! just keeps getting better.
Summer exfoliation can be tricky. While many dermatologists recommend you continue to exfoliate, they often throw in the words, “but less”. If you exfoliate two or three times a week in the winter, we recommend giving it a break in the summer, and depending on your skin, limit it to once or twice a week. As is the case with all VERSED products, this Resurfacing Mask is gentle but very effective. They call it the pot of gold because not only does it help dissolve dull skin, promoting cell turnover, it helps fade dark spots and calm redness. All of this just under three minutes. Think of it as a gentle in-office peel or facial. There is no downtime, just smooth glowing skin. We love a mask that rescues us between facial appointments.
A hand sanitizer does not get any cuter than this. The Birdie has been with me since before the pandemic and I was grateful to try it again when the brand approached me with new scents. Don’t let the shape deceive you, this product lasts a long time, is easy to carry around, and the scents are divine. The formula has been reformulated with hyaluronic acid, aloe + glycerin to provide 24-hour hydration, while being effective against 99.9% of germs, using a 65% ethyl alcohol-based formula. With brands like OLIKA there is no need for sticky and goopy hand sanitizers.
With dangerous heat effecting many parts of the world sitting outside is not always a pleasant experiencing. If you are like us, and stopped tanning years ago, try getting a bit of color and radiance from Pai’s Hyaluronic Acid & Sea Kelp Glow Drops. Pai’s does everything really well, and these glow drops are no different. This product is made with a certified organic formula, works on all skin types and adds just boost of color with luminosity. While it is great for every day, we love to use it before special events for extra radiant skin.
Tangled summer hair is no match for Crown Affair. The modern hair care brand has established itself as one of the chicest on the market. The combs are a combination of present-time materials and romance of vintage aesthetic. The Comb No. 001 is small enough to carry with you on-the-go and handmade in Switzerland from 100% plant-based cellulose acetate. The look and efficiency makes Crown Affair heirloom-worthy.