Baby, it’s hot outside! Summer is in full force, which means your beauty routine needs to work overtime to keep you looking cool and glowy. (Fortunately, you already have “gorgeous” covered.)
July’s natural beauty debuts are all about making radiant skin a reality with climate-resistant picks—think luxe rose toners and safe self-tanners to body scrubs for sloughing off dry skin.
Here’s a look at the top products we deemed worthy of a spot in our summer beauty routines—and yours—this month. —Annie Atkinson
This coconut-scented natural self-tanner uses DHA (the active ingredient that gives you a glow) from sugar beets, and is considered the best eco-chic way to faux tan yourself. The new cream-tinted formula results in a light to medium tan, and its organic coconut oil and mango seed butter help moisturize the skin while you’re at it.
Hello hydration! This stylishly packaged facial mist is created with pure plant actives for misting yourself at your desk, the beach, apres workout, before you apply a skin-care serum, you name it. It’s made with organic coconut water infused with flower petals and Bulgarian roses. So imagine that as your signature summer scent.
This pretty and poppy non-toxic nail collection was inspired by the Paris-based founder’s trip to Stockholm. Cheerful and colorful, these 5-free nail lacquers are the perfect ways to celebrate those sweet summer vibes on your fingers and toes.
Although this new facial cleanser is suited for all skin types because it’s balancing and won’t dry out the skin, it’s specifically geared towards those who are concerned with fine lines and wrinkles. You can thank the clarifying fruit acids, brightening vitamin C, and hydrating algae for that. And the 2-in-1 promise actually delivers—so you can skip makeup remover and just wash up with this one sink-side staple.
Unisex and brilliant, this “his and hers” shaving cream softens with aloe vera and prepares skin for shaving without causing irritation or dryness (in our test drive at least). Consider this a multipurpose go to for shaving your facer, or shaving your legs…or shaving whatever!
This light hand and body lotion made by the chic-n-natural UK-based Bamford brand is packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that help provide deep hydration and cell renewal, all while you’re washing up after barre class. The blend of jasmine, orange blossom, and cedarwood is 71 percent organic (to be exact) and, yup, it smells divine.
LURK RSW005: Eau de Toilette ($225)
Lurk Fragrances, known for their small batch oils scents and crafted right in Manhattan by natural beauty guru Anne Sanford, has launched an EDT (that’s Eau de Toilette). Warm sandalwood and earthy rose are the main notes in her androgynous and crisp citrusy scent. And, of course, it’s non-toxic as can be.
Give your bod a spa day with this exfoliating body buff created by an MD-turned-natural beauty formulator. Fine pink Himalayan salt whisks away your rough summer skin, while the effects of the lusciously organic essential oils hydrate your skin to the point of super-glowy. Your shower time is about to get so much better. And possibly longer.
HollyBeth Organics Cleansing Oil ($59.99)
This new USDA-organic-certified cleanser is made with a simple, luxe blend of just three plant oils—camellia seed, avocado, and lavender—that gets skin clean without stripping it of its natural oils (that’s super important, btw). With just a dime-sized squirt, it dissolves makeup and dirt, while also nourishing your skin, which is especially great in summer and post-workout. The result? A clean and supple complexion with a visibly healthy glow.
Addiction alert: This super-cool vegan brand just debuted a new bar soap that naturally exfoliates skin, thanks to gentle-yet-gritty Pacific sea salt. Plus its blend of organic plant oils (like coconut) create a cleansing lather that swipes away dirt and grime while also hydrating your skin. And when it comes to getting so fresh and so clean, nothing beats a citrus-herbal scent like this one with basil and bergamot.
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