These products have been created with healthy and nourishing ingredients to allow your skin to thrive
A new season is underway which, means it is time to stock up on clean, sustainable products that not only do wonders for your skin, but for the environment too, thanks to ethical production methods and conscious packaging.
And with the warmer weather upon us, it’s critical to pay even more attention to SPF, opt for lighter, hydrating creams and serums, as well as switch out thicker formulas to multi-purpose products that enhance our natural glow.
Plus, the more time we spend outdoors means our skin barrier builds up impurities and dirt—so it’s lot more common to deal with heat rashes, irritation and redness in the summer months—which is why the skincare and makeup you use plays an important role in keeping these concerns at bay.
Browse through to see some of these top-rated products that would make excellent additions to your kit this summer and will protect your skin all season long...
1. Multi-stick Cream Blush + Lip Tiny by ILIA
It’s hard not to love this sustainable brand which encourages customers to mail back five empty products a month from any single brand towards its TerraCycle’s Zero Waste Program to ensure less waste ends up in landfill. One of my favourites for the summer is this multipurpose creamy stick that you can use on both your cheeks and lips to build as much colour as you like. It’s available in 12 different shades, and enriched with natural goodies, such as sunflower seed oil, beeswax, shea butter and avocado oil, which makes for extra smooth wear—and your skin won’t dry out or get flaky through the day.
2. Mineral Milk Sunscreen by Summer Fridays
SPF is always important, but even more so during the sunny months. Protect yourself from sun damage with this mineral sunscreen by Summer Fridays that includes zinc oxide, squalane, as well as soothing chamomile. It’s super lightweight, vegan, safe for all skin types, and is reef-safe as well which means it won’t cause any harm to our lakes and oceans. Not to mention, it comes in recycled packaging, and gives your skin a natural-looking finish with no streaks or residue.
3. Rose Inc. Brightening Eye Cream
Reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness with Rose Inc.’s Brightening Eye Cream formulated with hydrating squalane and niacinamide. Use it to moisturize the most delicate part of your face and it also works fabulously as a makeup primer before applying concealer or powder. I also love that this brand is committed to its sustainable practices and offers a great deal of transparency when it comes to using ethically sourced ingredients and packaging methods which you can learn more about here.
4. KORA organics Turmeric Glow Foaming Cleanser
Lightweight cleansers are the perfect way to wash away any impurities, dirt and oil after a long day outdoors—and one of my favourites is this foaming product by KORA Organics. It evens out the skin’s texture, cleans out pores, and gives your complexion an overall hydrating glow, thanks to main ingredients turmeric and aloe vera. Plus, peppermint and rosemary aromatherapy work to refresh the skin as well as your senses. It’s safe for all skin types and gentle enough to be used as a daily cleanser.
5. Beautifying Face Oil by Tata Harper
In need of a radiant glow and nutrients for your skin? Include Tata Harper’s Beautifying Face Oil into your skincare regimen and see the results for yourself. This tiny little bottle of wonder is packed with all the good stuff, such as squalane, jojoba, camellia seed oil, grapefruit oil, and vitamin B—and 100 percent of the total ingredients are natural origin. Massage into the face gently, use it as a makeup primer, put some on your cuticles to promote healthier nails beds, and even add some to the ends of your hair to add softness. The benefits are endless!
6. Mini Głowy Super Gel by Saie
Saie Beauty’s ultra-lightweight luminizer can be used in a number of ways—from adding a pop to bare skin, as a makeup primer, or mixed with foundation or tinted SPF to boost glow. It’s easy to carry around, vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and packaged in a recyclable glass bottle with a removable inner pouch.
7. Daily Greens Moisturizer by Farmacy
Get your daily dose of greens with Farmacy’s gel moisturizer that is packed with hyaluronic acid, polyglutamic acid, niacinamide, moringa and papaya, which combat shine, purify the skin, soothe irritation, and deliver long-lasting hydration. This formula is oil-free, cruelty-free, paraben-free, and the entire packaging can be recycled—what’s not to love?
8. Moisture Boost Lipstick by Antipodes
I’m not saying you should, but this lipstick is so healthy you could almost eat it. New Zealand’s Antipodes is committed to using all-natural ingredients to deliver the best in skincare and beauty, including this certified vegetarian Moisture Boom lippie made with avocado oil and evening primrose oil. I love that the colour is long-lasting, doesn’t bleed, and won’t dry your lips out—and it comes in 12 different shades.
9. Niacinamide Youth Serum by Youth to the People
Let this power-packed serum combat signs of aging, wrinkles and blemishes while you get your rest at night. Retinal, niacinamide, and a blend of adaptogens, work to brighten and strengthen the skin’s barrier. Use a pea-sized amount after cleansing and drying the face and neck, followed by your nightly moisturizer. Use once a week, and gradually increase frequency every night. Note: If you are using retinal in the daytime, be sure to wear SPF as well. Retinal is not recommended for those who are pregnant or nursing.
10. Changemaker Supercharged Micellar Foundation by BITE Beauty
Pack away those heavy, thick foundations for the summer and let your skin breathe. BITE Beauty’s Supercharged Micellar formula is my top pick for lightweight, silky coverage—and it's available in 32 different shades. It gives you a natural finish, is extremely long-lasting, and best of all, feels good on the skin thanks to antioxidant-rich and soothing maqui berry. This one is definitely a winner for the summertime.