Sunny summer weather is fast approaching, and our sunshine cravings are ready to be met. Though we love the sun, protecting and caring for our skin can be challenging. Using sunscreen to shield your face from harmful rays is the essential thing one can do. Additionally, it is advised to give your skin a breather by switching to lighter-weight products.
Here is EcoLuxLifestyle.co‘s summer round-up of recommendations to make skincare shopping a little easier.
Plant Stem Cell and Ceramide Barrier-Defense Moisturizer
Boscia‘s cutting-edge, plant-stem cell-powered moisturizer is super hydrating yet surprisingly lightweight, making it a great summer go-to. The porous and creamy texture is soothing, restores and reduces the appearance of fine lines while providing a protective moisture-lock barrier for the skin with ceramides and antioxidants. The gentle scent of aloe and rose makes it feel like summer in a bottle. This moisturizer can be used in the morning and night after a cleanser and toner.
Top Cleanser: Thayers Natural Remedies
pH Balancing Gentle Face Wash with Aloe Vera
Thayers light, foamy cleansers are ideal for summer. In the midst of heat and humidity, the last thing you need is clogged pores and increased sweat and oil production. This jelly to foam cleanser is vegan, cruelty-free, and non-comedogenic, which will ensure this does not happen. The all-natural formula balances the skin’s pH level and helps strengthen the skin’s barrier. Use this cleanser twice a day, in the morning and night, for glowing and balanced skin all summer long!
Top Eye Cream: empyri
triple-action polypeptide eye cream
empyri’s triple-action eye cream is a fan favourite for good reason. The brightening properties of the polypeptides target dark circles and reduce puffiness around the eyes, while hemp seed extract reduces the depth of wrinkles and heals dry skin. The green tea extract is also a great addition as it protects this delicate skin from UV rays and pollution, making it ideal for summertime use.
Top Toner: empyri
hydrating hemp toner + vitamin C
This gentle blend of floral waters, witch hazel, and root extract by empyri is made for acne-prone, dull, and dry skin. Vitamin C is a great vitamin to use when the sun is shining as it helps stimulate collagen production, reduce the appearance of fine lines, and reverse and prevent hyperpigmentation. Unlike most vitamin C products that only remain active for two weeks, this one comes with additional activation packets for you to mix fresh. This toner combo is 100% alcohol-free, suitable for delicate skin and prevents dryness. Additionally, the aloe vera water and witch hazel tighten and reduce pores and inflammation to keep your skin clean and clear.
Top Sunscreen: Beautycounter
Countersun Daily Sheer Defense For Face
We cannot stress enough that it is not an option to ignore sunscreen! This step is vital for the summertime and year-round for protection against sun damage, premature ageing, and skin cancer risk reduction. Using a daily sunscreen product is a must to preserve skin health and complexion. Try this award-winning Beautycounter vegan and cruelty-free sunscreen following your moisturizer, lean back and relax worry-free!
Top Oil: Huna Skin
Nourish Calendula Healing Oil
This Huna Skin organic double-infused calendula healing oil is self-proclaimed as the most potent calendula flower oil ever developed. It was designed to promote quick and healthy healing of most skin wounds and concerns. The star ingredient, calendula officinalis, has been scientifically proven to speed up the healing process for wounded or broken skin and promote a firmer skin barrier. Its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities are ideal for the summertime, especially when treating sunburn or calming skin irritations. The oil can also be used on cuts, wounds, scratches, eczema, rosacea, dermatitis, or broken skin. Apply anywhere on the face and body as often as needed.
Top Mask: NudeSkin
Tight + Bright Face Mask
This NudeSkin by NudeStix mask is a 10-minute glow-getter containing 10% Mandelic Acid (AHA), 10% Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) and 2% Betaine Salicylate (BHA). Exfoliation gets rid of impurities by deep-cleaning the skin. The high concentrations of effective acids provide immediate visible results by smoothing fine lines, clarifying, and toning. This mask can be used on the face, neck, and chest to renew skin into being noticeably tighter and brighter! The green tea leaf extract brings natural antioxidant properties, while the aloe extract calms and soothes, a must-have combo in the summer, especially for those with fair skin.
- As Editor-in-Chief of EcoLuxLifestyle Magazine, Gio showcases and shines spotlights on Canadian brands and women-led businesses that promote sustainable lifestyles through innovative products and offerings. She is also an assistant editor for additional EcoLuxLuv Communications titles including Folio.YVR, Portfolio.YVR, and West Coast Weddings.
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