Less is more for summer beauty and hot days mean loads of dry shampoo, cool mists, and SPF! Since I’ve tried it all, here are my honest picks for clean beauty for 2018.
Beautycounter has just launched a new line of safer sunscreens just in time for summer – and one is a spray! Guard against sun’s damaging rays with this innovative, continuous mist sunscreen. Formulated with non-nano zinc oxide and antioxidant-rich California Poppy, this formulation blends in easily, dries quickly without an oily residue, and provides an effective shield from UVA, UVB & Blue Light rays.
Since I go to the gym more often than I care to wash my hair, this stuff is a summer staple. Absorb oil and removes grime without water or harsh chemicals – and it comes with a handy puff!
So you’ve actually washed your hair – but you can’t bare to dry it. This lightweight spray helps create beachy waves, enhance curls, and restore shine with Himalayan pink salt and red algae extract. Spritz in on damp or dry hair for touchable, tousled texture.
This is a best-seller for a reason – and it’s a great way to remember SPF every day. The tinted moisturizer leaves skin with a luminous glow – perfect for days when you don’t need full coverage foundation. Dew Skin Moisturizing Coverage SPF 20 provides lightweight, sheer hydration that evens skin tone while protecting the skin from sun damage.
PiperWai Natural Deodorant I met these two girls at a Philly flea market and couldn’t believe how amazing this natural deodorant is – and then they became a national phenomenon! The scent is totally pleasant, fresh, and unisex, and activated charcoal is the special ingredient to make it last through your toughest summer workouts. And now it comes in a stick!
Speaking of charcoal, this revitalizing mist preps skin, sets makeup, and refreshes throughout the day. Specially formulated with charcoal powder and kaolin clay, it absorbs excess oil, refines skin texture, and helps calm redness. Perfect for clarity, calming, and balancing.
Moom Organic Hair Removal System
Just admit it – you have always wanted to wax your own bikini line. I know it’s been a long time dream of mine, fulfilling both type-A hair plucking fantasies as well as saving time and money. I googled “natural waxing” and remained totally skeptical when I ordered Moom Organic Hair Removal system. But O-M-G it works! And the pain is far less than I remember feeling at the waxing salons. Probably my favorite product of the year (even though it’s possibly been around for ages). Also, a tip for the eco and budget savvy – don’t waste money buying more fabric strips! You can tear up old sheets and pillowcases – I even used a stained tuxedo shirt!
Here are more simple swaps to switch to safer: