Clean Beauty Essentials for Summer

The weather is heating up and I wanted to share all the clean beauty goodness that I’ve been reaching for this summer. So grab your sun hat and your icy drink and keep reading!
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Safer Sunscreen

Sunscreen is so important! Skin cancer is the leading diagnosed cancer in the US but it is one we can take direct action to protect ourselves from.

Beautycounter Dew Skin — This is my everyday go-to tinted moisturizer with SPF 20. It gives just enough makeup coverage to even out skin tone; it’s truly a no-makeup-makeup product. Plus it contains zinc oxide to protect skin from UV rays.
All Good Sunscreen — Mineral-based and lotion form. I love how easily this applies and the smaller bottle fits well into my diaper bag.
Beautycounter Countersun — This is game-changing sunscreen. It’s available in three forms: mist, lotion, and stick. The mist is powered by air (no need for aerosols like butane or propane) and applies evenly. There’s also a new tinted mist to cover any imperfections and give you a glow while still protecting your skin with zinc oxide! The lotion has also won an Allure award and blends in easily with no white cast. And the stick sunscreen is amazing for faces; no eye irritation and my toddler loves to (attempt to) apply it herself. Toss it in your purse or diaper bag and you’re set for whatever outing you adventure on this summer!

Clean Aloe Gel

Before I really started reading ingredients closely, I assumed all aloe gels sold in stores were clean. Boy, was I wrong! Many contain formaldehyde releasers, fragrance, and dyes. Here are a couple that I’ve been using this summer when I don’t want to reach for my own aloe plant:
Badger Aloe Gel — Just a few ingredients and effective relief. I mix with a few drops of lavender essential oil if I’m really burned.
Beautycounter After Sun Cooling Gel This is a brand new product this summer and I’m loving it! It contains aloe vera gel, sea kelp, and California poppy to really soothe burns AND its tropical monoi scent smells like vacation.

Cream Makeup

I have been loving all things cream makeup once the weather is warmer. It stays longer and works with that dewy glow that’s bound to happen as you glisten a little bit extra in the heat. Here are my faves:
Beautycounter Cream Blushers & Highlighters Beautiful pigment and jojoba esters hydrate your skin while you wear it. These can also be worn on the eyes and lips.

RMS Living LuminizerFeatures coconut oil and gives a pretty sheen.
Cocokind Mai-Light
This highlight stick uses maitake mushrooms to protect from free radicals and gives a beautiful rose shimmer.
Ilia Silken Shadow Stick
This stick application makes eyeshadow so easy to put on and it stays put! I love the golden color And She Was.

Makeup Remover Wipes

Beautycounter Makeup Remover Wipes — Perfect for the pool or on the go. Remove makeup and cleanse your skin in one step. Using a naturally derived micellar formula, each super soft wipe traps makeup, dirt, and impurities, then gently whisks it away with no need to rinse. Aloe Vera delivers hydration, while cornflower water soothes delicate skin. These breakthrough wipes are also biodegradable – just dispose in your home compost.

Mattifying Powder

Beautycounter Mattifying Powder — This imperceptible finishing powder sets makeup, absorbs shine, and reduces the appearance of pores and fine lines. It leaves skin smooth with a natural, even finish and no white residue. Good for any skin tone!

Leave In Conditioner

Yarok Feed Your Ends Leave in Conditioner — This spray won’t weigh your hair down and is perfect for restoring moisture after a day of swimming at the pool or beach.

Facial Mists

Facial mists are so refreshing, especially in hot weather. My favorites are from Beautycounter. The Rosewater Mist is made with organic rose essence, purified water, and moisturizing sodium hyaluronate. I also love the Brightening Facial Mist! Antioxidant-rich vitamin C helps reduce the appearance of age spots, while lime pearl extract gently promotes a brighter complexion.

What are your favorite Summer clean beauty essentials? Let me know!
XO, Sam

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