Summer’s heat calls for a light touch beauty-wise. On the other hand, have a little fun with sparkle or color! Relax, it’s vacation time.


Nuest makes products for enjoying life and not getting too caught up in the seriousness of it all. Their Silisponge is super cute with the face of an emoji-like character gracing the front. It doesn’t absorb any make up, making it the best applicator on offer. Another terrifically cheerful item, the Jelly Highlighter, makes dressing up your face a breeze. Pick from one of the gorgeous shades, like Ruby Kiss or Twinkle Star, and drizzle them on your face like cupcake frosting.

Deck of Scarlet’s make up subscription is the perfect gift for someone you want to spoil, even if that person is yourself – you deserve it! Every other month a new palette arrives with all the tools you need to play with new colors and get inspired to have a great night out.


Supergoop! Glow Stick Sunscreen with SPF 50 is one of those products that do multiple things well saving time, money and effort. The Amazonian oils hydrate while the UV protection keeps you safe from harmful rays from the sun. Grab it and go.

Hair often gets neglected in the summer. Luckily, White Sands steps into the breach. Their ER Fusion Emergency Reconstructive Treatment “replenishes tensile strength,” a fancy way of saying it brings back your hair’s best qualities before sun, surf, products, dyes and blow drys sucked the life out of it.


One of those things you never knew you needed until you try it, and then you can’t imagine your life without it, Berber’s Treat Black Eucalyptus Gel cleans deeply and efficiently, while still being all-natural. Use it with the Kessa Exfoliating Glove in the shower and give yourself a mini-spa treatment. Your skin will thank you.

An often overlooked brand that provides great bang for your buck, and always feels ahead of the curve, Neal’s Yard Remedies is all-natural and organic, with great packaging to boot! The Honey & Orange Facial Scrub exfoliates gently, leaving gleaming skin in its wake.

There’s something so cool about the concept of shampoo and conditioner with the shape of a bar of soap. Ethique’s solid bars come in different formulas to suit your hair type. The Guardian Conditioner, and The Frizz Wrangler Shampoo smooth your hair shaft without drying it out. Perfect for summer!

Wild Medicine’s brand of hipster chic soaps begins and ends with interesting, top notch ingredients. The Quart/Pine/Charcoal version cleans you up, recenters you and spits you out smelling like a Christmas tree. Absolute heaven.


Eminence is one of those brands beauticians love, and for good reason. The Mangosteen Daily Resurfacing Concentrate elevates your skin to the next level of clarity without being too harsh.

When Gwyneth Paltrow recommends something, it’s hard to ignore it. Juice Beauty’s Green Apple Brightening Emulsion balances your face with malic acid, improving the texture. And it’s all-natural to boot!

Balms are the new oils! Kora Organics’ Noni Glow Face Balm detoxifies, revitalizes and nourishes. Thicker than most moisturizes, but not greasy like an oil, balms are the bomb.

All natural yet remarkably effective, Leaves of Trees Brightening Face Mask removes the dead cells from your skin, unveiling the fresh skin beneath. The secret ingredient to the products success is, surprisingly, pineapple powder.


Agent Nateur’s youth serum Holi(Oil) soaks lusciously into your skin, without feeling greasy. The healing powers are such that the oil is practically a religious experience, leaving your face refreshed. Try it and see your skin reap the benefits.