With every new season comes a modified beauty routine. For me, while many of my rituals will stay the same, I’m always on the hunt for the best of the best to keep my mind, body and style aligned with the season. To keep you all in the loop, I decided to pull together a definitive summer hitlist. In it you’ll find my favorite products for soft, sun-protected skin, the scent I am most excited about and even some beauty-boosting accessories.
All of my selections have one thing in common: they are EFFORTLESS. It’s crazy to think that my new baby is due to arrive in less than seven weeks, so I’m definitely focused on finds that are easy, effective and, of course, clean. Whether you’re expecting a new kiddo yourself or just on the hunt for new seasonal products, I guarantee you’ll be inspired as you scroll. Don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the comments!
Lano 101 Ointment Multi-Balm Fruities Trio – There’s nothing Lano’s ‘101 Ointment’ can’t do. It keeps lips soft, hydrates cuticles, restores cracked heels, soothes insect bites and even keeps your eyebrows in place. Each formula in this ‘Fruities’ trio is packed with Vitamin E and Lanolin to mimic lipids naturally found in the skin. The texture is like Aquaphor, but leaves a glossy and not-in-the-least-bit sticky shine.
Susanne Kaufmann Detox Oil Scrub – Organic, plant-based ingredients sourced in the Alps valley, Bregenzer Forest were used to create this supersonic scrub. It’s formulated with healing sesame oil, soothing Bisabolol and gently exfoliating poppy seeds to stimulate circulation and invigorate dry-looking skin. It also contains alkaline apricot kernels to help your skin retain its natural PH. I use it on dry skin and I swear my skin hasn’t felt this soft from a traditional scrub EVER.
True Botanicals Vitamin C Booster – This reparative treatment features vitamin C in its freshest, most potent form mixed with ferulic acid, which has been proven to stimulate collagen and brighten skin. It’s in powder form to retain potency until the moment it’s used. Mix with serum, mist or water to activate. You won’t be disappointed.
Kate Young Ally Cat-Eye Sunglasses – Okay, okay, this isn’t technically beauty, but it’s a major trend you have to try for summer. I know, it’s everywhere, but why not jump on board and have a little fun? These super-flattering sunnies will be perfect with a white off-the-shoulder top and frayed denim or patterned summer dress. I’ll be living in them. Plus, sunglasses help protect the skin around your eyes from sunburns. Fun fact. They come in black and white.
Memo Paris Tamarindo Perfume – This legit smells like Tahini in a bottle. Pineapple and vanilla dreams linger softly behind patchouli and bergamot. The scent really blossoms like a flower beneath the summer sun. You have to try it.
Dr. Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Ampoules – This is an intensive treatment for an instant skin refresh and hydration boost. These give a similar effect to the SKII masks, delivering firm dewiness in minutes. I also traveling with these and put one on before I go out or at the end of a long day. Long-chain hyaluronic acid moisturizes intensively plumps fine lines, while short-chain hyaluronic acid rehydrates the skin’s deeper layers. Purslane extract is also involved and is rich in antioxidants. It protects sensitive cell membranes against attacks by free radicals.
Rebecca De Ravenel Claudia La La Hoop Earrings – Nothing livens up your look like a pair of fresh statement earrings. I’m loving this pair from Rebecca De Ravenel. It’s an update to her signature tiered babble style and I am craving one in every color. I don’t have my ears pierced, but I’m able to wear these babies. Perk: they are really light and don’t kill yours ears. PS – They are on SALE!
Supergoop! Sun-Defying Sunscreen Oil with Meadowfoam SPF 50 – How cool is this? An oil and an SPF combined. This water-resistant, non-greasy (can you even imagine?) formula protects your complexion, diminishes signs of damage and even enhances skin hydration. I love that its SPF 50 because I never mess around with that 30 nonsense. The meadowfoam seed oil also reinforces your skin’s natural lipid barrier, preventing moisture loss from the sun’s rays. Boom.
Kosas Color & Light Crème Blush in 8th Muse – I kinda forgot about crème blushes, but now I am back on board. This completely organic version by Kosas is one part blush, one part illuminator and serves as a shortcut to a sun-kissed complexion. Enhanced with nourishing face oils including marula, rosehip seed, grape seed, green tea, and myrrh, the creams offer effortless, blendable layering and the smoothest finish.
SKII Overnight Miracle Mask – Get the look of a full night of sleep without actually having one with this brilliant mask. It’s filled with Pitera and all of the same glorious benefits of the famous Facial Treatment Mask, but in a travel-friendly and super easy to use overnight version. I am going to take these little capsules with my on all my travels (and on international flights!) to ensure my skin always looks super plump and hydrated. I think these are going to come in really handy – especially with the new baby.