5 Beauty Breakthroughs for Summer

Summer beauty means keeping our skin extra safe, staying fresh and playing it cool with fun summer makeup. Here are the newest and best ways to kick off your summer season.

  1. Quick, at-home glow-getters

There’s no time for lengthy facial treatments when outdoor fun beckons. Speed up your skin care routine with quick and easy pre-moistened treatment pads—like an all-in-one mini facial!

Treat oily or breakout-prone skin to Sonage Go to Glow Glycopolymer Peel Pads, featuring dead skin-sweeping glycolic acid and lavender oil, a natural antibacterial that helps prevent pimples.

To brighten and improve skin texture, try Sanitas Skincare Brightening Peel Pads, which use three powerful exfoliators—glycolic, lactic and salicylic acids—to make skin radiant.

  1. Detoxing with charcoal

The very thought of charcoal conjures visions of summer barbecues…but did you know that pure activated charcoal is also a great skin detoxifier? When heat, humidity and layers of sunscreen clog your pores, the molecules in activated charcoal are a particularly great way to extract dirt and grime.

Look to Alaffia Coconut Reishi Purifying Facial Cleanser for serious cleansing of oily summer skin with soothing coconut, nourishing reishi, coffee berry and charcoal. Follow it up with a moisturizer like Eminence Clear Skin Probiotic Moisturizer, which uses ingredients such as cucumber juice, tea tree oil, and shea butter to moisturize & clarify skin.

  1. Sun protection simplified

Protecting our skin with a broad-spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen (good for warding off both UVA and UVB sun rays) is one of the most important things we can do to keep our skin healthy (check out the American Cancer Society’s skin protection guide for more tips).

For easy, on-the-go coverage, try new brush-on sunscreens that are small enough to keep in your pocket for all-day protection. Get protection from minerals like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide in Mineral Fusion SPF 30 Brush-On Sun Defense. Added antioxidants like white tea and sea kelp help repair sun damage while protecting you from the sun’s rays without harmful chemicals.

  1. Super-safe cosmetics

Pops of color and hydrating lip tints make summer beauty easy. And knowing that our favorite products have the new EWG Verified stamp from the Environmental Working Group gives us even greater peace of mind. For flirty, fluffy lashes try W3LL People Expressionist Mascara Pro in bright blue or purple. The EWG verifies that it’s made without artificial chemicals or petroleum derivatives, is paraben-free and doesn’t flake (so it’s perfect for sensitive eyes). Then protect, treat and show off pretty lips with Mineral Fusion Sheer Moisture Lip Tint, available in 7 different colors, that hydrates with cocoa butter and firms with peptides…also EWG verified!

  1. Natural deodorants that really work

There are so many effective new types on the market, including formulas that are particularly kind to easily irritated skin. Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant Sensitive Skin Formula, for example, relies on moisture-wicking arrowroot powder and bacteria-neutralizing coconut oil to banish odor without harmful aluminum or parabens. Skin-calming aloe and calendula, combined with moisture-absorbing arrowroot, make All Good Unscented Deodorant perfect for sensitive skin, even after shaving.