Summer is officially in full swing! And with it comes longer days, warmer temps, and a whole new arsenal of products that soothe the sunburns, keep b.o. at bay, clarify clogged pores, and provide that coveted dewy summer glow that comes either from a really effective highlighter or just really aggressive humidity (we’ll take the highlighter).
We’re rounding up all of the products we plan to keep stocked on our shelves and stashed in our beach bags throughout the rest of the summer…
Agent Nateur’s Holi Skin Shave Oil
When Agent Nateur founder Jena Covello learned that friends and customers were using her acclaimed Holi Oil– an oil used for the face and neck– to shave their legs, she knew she had to make another addition to her line to give her loyal fan base the best shave possible. Enter the Holy Skin Shave Oil. Concocted from the base ingredients of her face oil but infused with ingredients like Calendula and Chamomile to soothe irritated, razor burn-prone skin, this oil makes shaving– dare we say it– a somehow enjoyable experience?! Bonus: there’s also a coconut foaming agent in the oil, so it distributes and foams easily like more traditional shaving creams if that’s more your speed.
Megababe’s Sunny Pits Deodorant
During the peak of summer heat, we’re grabbing at anything that keeps us smelling fresh and simultaneously embodies all of the best scents summer has to offer. So when Megababe released their aptly titled Sunny Pits Deodorant, we got our hands on it immediately. Boasting a blend of ingredients including sage and green tea, this deodorant is aluminum, alcohol, and paraben-free, and is formulated without baking soda, so you won’t experience any caking or streaks on clothing.
Kjaer Weis Toner
While Kirsten Kjaer Weis has made waves for her truly clean (and incredible) makeup products, she’s recently expanded her repertoire into clean skincare with a handful of products that prove that yes– she really knows what she’s doing. The Kjaer Weis toner is a light and gentle essence designed to restore the skin’s pH balance, and is formulated with the Discorea Batatas root extract, a powerful ingredient known to give the skin a boosting glow. The toner also features a blend of lavender and melissa water, which work to unclog pores and calm irritated skin.
Supergoop 100% Mineral Mist
Supergoop products have long been favorites of ours but we’re particularly loving this 100% Mineral Sunscreen Mist. This sunscreen is lightweight, non-aerosol based, totally water resistant, and contains marigold and chamomile extract and sunflower seed oil which offer a soothing effect and is gentle to use on kids and babies with sensitive skin. We use this all summer, every day.
CRUNCHI Charcoal Body Bar
This new charcoal body bar from CRUNCHI is our go-to for cleaning off impurities like dirt and sweat throughout the summer. Made with activated charcoal, jojoba seed, and a blend of essential oils, it lightly exfoliates without overly drying or upsetting the skin’s natural balance and leaves the skin feeling smooth, refreshed, and detoxified! Our only note is that it can be a little messy in the shower, so make sure to have a soap dish on hand.
Wildling Empress Stone Gua Sha
This Gua Sha was created by Gua Sha guru Britta Plug and her co-founders at Wildling Jill Munson and Gianna De La Torre. We love so many things about this stone. First, we appreciate that Wilding takes great care and thoughtfulness in sourcing each of their stones. Did you know that lots of the jade stones out there are fake? We sat down with Gianna, who explained the history behind the Empress Stone:
“The Empress Stone in particular is crafted from a supercharged healing stone. Bian stone was created when a meteor struck a mountain in China and as a result of the cosmic impact, the stone emits ultrasound pulsation & a far infrared wave. This stone is one of the pillars of Chinese Medicine and even predates acupuncture in its therapeutic use!”
Our other favorite thing about the Empress Stone is that it features different, textured sides that are amazing at achieving results on various parts of the face and neck area (they have tons of tutorials that you have to check out).
Together Beauty Hair Mask
Sam Brocato is a bit of a legend in the hair care space, so when we learned he was creating a new clean hair line, we jumped at the opportunity to try them out. We had the chance to try some of the products from Together Beauty, and chat with Sam about why he wanted to create a clean hair care line.
“Together Beauty was born not only from my desire to create a line that was clean and free of petro-based additives, but to create a line of natural products that were still high performance and delivered on results.”
Our favorite from the line (though every product is definitely worth a try) is the C + G Masque, which is formulated with a blend of mongongo oil, quinoa and baobab seeds, and castor oil for moisture and leaves hair feeling light and bouncy after washing out. And Sam’s pro tip for all of you hitting the beach this summer? The Masque is meant to be blended onto the hair somewhat heavy and then absorbs into the hair, so work the C + G Masque into your hair before heading to the beach. The addition of the sun rays help to easily melt the cream into the hair, and the oils and carnauba wax are able to better penetrate into the hair follicles for a super deep condition.
EverEden Lifting & Firming Lotion
We were first drawn to Evereden for their truly non-toxic, and fragrance free lotion and wash for babies, so we were over the moon when we learned that they decided to create a line of products for moms and moms-to-be! Their mom-focused line (which was created by three doctors who also happen to be moms) includes a belly mask, a nourishing stretch mark cream, and a multi-purpose healing balm, but our favorite has been the lifting and firming lotion, which works to reduce the appearance of postpartum scars and provides major hydration to skin that’s been under stress. The power players in this lotion are seaweed extract, avocado extract, and natural collagen to help rebuild and tighten skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Port + Polish Pill Case
Perfect for anyone on the go or anyone who tends to forget to take their vitamins (so, yep, that covers pretty much everyone), this pill case from Port + Polish is streamlined, compact, and a stylish way to make sure you’re getting your daily intake of probiotics and fish oil. The best part about this case is that it’s about the size of an iPhone, so you can keep it in your bag or even in your back pocket if you’re in a hurry.