The season of bare skin, glistening makeup, and effortless hair is finally upon us once again! Here’s the ultimate list of summer beauty essentials in body and skin care, makeup, and hair you won’t be able to go without this year.
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Bali Full Body Glow
Giving your skin a sun-kissed glow is a summer necessity. Packed with aloe and argan oil, Range Beauty’s Bali Full Body Glow provides an illuminating golden bronze look perfect for all shades.
Vitamin E Body Nourishing Body Butter
While staying moisturized is important all year round, it’s especially essential in the summer as we tend to show more skin. The Body Shop’s Vitamin E Body Nourishing Body Butter keeps skin hydrated for 24 hours, leaving a softer and healthier appearance all over.
Cactus H2O Soothing Post-Wax Serum
Inflammation and in-grown hairs are two unfortunate but common occurrences post-wax or shave. Wakse’s Cactus H2O Soothing Post-Wax Serum helps calm irritation, reduce redness, and prevent ingrown hairs from forming so you’re smooth and even all over.
Brazilian Crush Chierosa ’62 Bum Bum Hair & Body Fragrance Mist
Summer in a bottle, Sol de Janeiro’s Brazilian Crush Chierosa ’62 Bum Bum Hair & Body Fragrance Mist infuses the scents of salted caramel and nutty pistachio to create a sweet & sultry smell that’ll last you from sunrise to sundown.
Self Tanning Drops
A unique alternative to traditional tanning methods, Isle of Paradise’s Tanning Drops offers three shades ranging from light to dark to mix with a moisturizer of your choice, creating the ideal concoction for your skin — making it one of our favorite timely summer beauty essentials.
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Glowscreen SPF 40
Sunscreen, obviously, is an undeniable must every day. But why not use one that leaves you with a dewy and glowy finish while still providing sun protection? Supergoop! Glowscreen SPF 40 will give your skin all the glitz and armor needed.
Lipscreen SPF 50
Yes, even your lips need sunscreen! Paula’s Choice Lipscreen SPF 50 offers a fragrance and flavor-free formula without the grease and unpleasant taste many SPF chapsticks tend to leave.
Watermelon Glow Ultra-Fine Mist
Watermelon is not just a refreshing snack; it also provides a great pick-me-up scent with the Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Glow Ultra-Fine Mist. Made up of 84% watermelon extract, its hydrating recipe will reinvigorate skin and makeup, so your summer glow never sets.
Super Reboot Resurfacing Mask
For some of us, achieving that radiant summer glow may take an extra step or two. Peace & Lily’s The Super Reboot Resurfacing Mask delivers the solution to all your skin impurities creating an illuminating surface that’ll have you shining all day.
As summer is all about skin, this portable Zit Stick by Glossier will shrink and clear all your zits and blemishes at high speed, so you’re always good to go.
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Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
With the heat and humidity in the summer months, wearing foundation or concealer may not be ideal for some. Thankfully, the Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 by NARS offers a lightweight tinted moisturizer that provides the coverage needed in addition to a radiant and sun-protected finish.
Murumuru Butter Bronzer
Not only does this bronzer give you a tropical-like glow, but it also smells like one as well. Infused with murumuru, cupuacu, and tucuma butter, the Murumuru Butter Bronzer by Physician’s Formula will leave skin your skin feeling silky and looking gleamy.
Benetint Cheek & Lip Stain
A versatile multi-use lip and cheek stain, Benefit Cosmetics Benetint Cheek & Lip Stain is the reasonable alternative to buying separate lipsticks and blushes. Offering buildable and smudge-proof coverage, its vibrant colors will dazzle you all summer long.
Sport Waterproof Collagen Mascara
Made for active lifestyles, the Sport Waterproof Collagen Mascara by Eyeko is the waterproof mascara to use. Rather you are working out or by the pool, its fiber-enhanced conditioning formula with collagen will prevent runniness, smudging, and flakiness.
Aburatorigami Japanese Blotting Papers
Producing excess sweat and oil is an unfavorable consequence of wearing makeup in the summer. Tatcha’s Aburatorigami Japanese Blotting Papers gently absorbs all of this without disrupting your makeup and still keeps your skin hydrated.
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Scalp & Hair Mist SPF 30
I know, I know. Hair sunscreen too? But I, and every dermatologist, can’t express enough how important sunscreen is. And your hair is also not exempt from needing coverage. Sun Bum’s Scalp & Hair Mist SPF 30 is a great hair sunscreen that won’t weigh your hair down and make it feel greasy.
I Create Waves
Wavy hair is a summer look many strive for. Innersense Beauty’s I Create Waves salt spray can give just that or bring lived-in textured hair back to life, making it versatile enough for anyone to use.
Advanced Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel
Humidity is a nightmare for anyone’s hair. The Advanced Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel by Ouidad contains wheat protein, and pliable styling polymers prevent heat and humidity from forming in strands resulting in frizz. And unlike most gels, its flexible hold won’t leave hair feeling crunchy, sticky, or weighed down.
Sun Care After-Sun Hair Masque
Exposure to the sun often causes dry hair, which invites frizz and color loss. Aveda’s Sun Care After-Sun Hair Masque helps moisturize hair and restore the look of sun-exposed hair.
Feed Your Sunshine Serum
If you plan to spend a lot of time in the water, the Feed Your Sunshine Serum by Yarok Hair is a must. Formulated with aloe vera and Blackcurrant seed oil, the serum works to protect your hair from harsh pool chemicals and ocean salt.