Looking for the perfect pre-beach cleanser, hassle-free sunscreen, or after-sun moisturizer? Search no more, as this handy guide to summer skin care will make it easy for you to stay spa-licious in the sun as temperatures rise.
Kerstin Florian’s alchemical blend of nature and science means their products are some of the best around. Organic and paraben-free? Yes. But also sophisticated and effective. Get your skin summer ready with their line of cleansers. I particularly like their Corrective Foaming Cleanser, perfect for a quick cleanse after a day at the beach. With gentle exfoliating acids and botanical conditioners, this easy to apply cleanser easily removes makeup and oil and has a fresh, clean scent. Need a little more moisture? Kerstin Florian’s Re-hydrating Neroli Cleansing Milk smells heavenly (pure Neroli oil is a top ingredient) and gives skin a nice infusion of hydration while cleansing. Sunburned, sensitive or dry skin will thank you for this luscious moisture rich boost.
Protect your skin with these mineral based sunscreens:
Colorescience is famously loved by many a Hollywood celebrity, including Cameron Diaz and Darryl Hannah. Now I can add my name to the star studded list, as I was blown away with the revolutionary properties of this amazing sun protection product. Not only does the brush applicator make it incredibly easy to use, but it goes on without leaving a “white clown mask” typical of many granola crunchy natural sunscreens. Best of all-it actually works!
One of the best things about the Badger Rose Damascus SPF 16 sunscreen is its wonderful rose aroma. Organic rose otto, rosehips oil and other rose goodness, make this one of the most sensual sunscreens around. Just a little goes a long way, as the non-nano, uncoated zinc oxide used as the active sun protection ingredient can leave a bit of a white face look when overdone. Otherwise, this is a great way to stay safe in the sun and moisturize while you’re at it.
After sun skincare is easy with local company Bodhichitta Botanicals and their magical face elixir. With organic wild rosehip seed oil to nourish dry skin, a dynamic blend of essential oils (chamomile, rose geranium, helichrysum and sandalwood), and a dose of Pretty Flower flower essence to enhance feelings of beauty you can’t go wrong. I applied after a long day in the sun, and my skin felt soft and smooth the next morning.