Summer Beauty Essentials

Keep It Simple.

Summertime and the livin’ is easy, and your beauty routine should follow suit. Products that perform double duty—protecting you from the sun and layering lightly—are key to keeping things sunny and simple.

Caudalie Beauty Elixir

This summer, cult-fave French brand Caudalie unveils a limited-edition botanical-themed bottle of its long-time bestselling Beauty Elixir. Founder Mathilde Thomas created this workhorse of a product 22 years ago inspired by a 16th century “youth elixir” used by the Queen of Hungary. Caudalie’s light mist version tightens pores, boosts radiance, preps and sets makeup, and—thanks to its 100 per cent natural plant-extract ingredients—makes for the perfect pillow spray.

SkinCeuticals Custom D.O.S.E

You would be forgiven for mistaking the tiny machine at Project Skin MD, SkinCeuticals’ Vancouver flagship, for a pricey espresso maker rather than a cutting-edge skin-care device. But, after a personal skin consultation with the team, this new box will craft your Custom D.O.S.E, a corrective serum delivered in real-time pharmacy-like compounding. Six drops of Proxylane (helps support skin’s matrix), eight drops of retinol (reduces the appearance of fine lines), three of kojic acid (improves discoloration)—whatever your equation, it’s designed specifically for you.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Coconut Collection

For a vacation glow (even if you’re chained to your desk), Marc Jacobs Beauty launches the Coconut Collection, featuring coconut water that nourishes and smoothes skin. The lightweight, invisible Under(cover) Coconut Face Primer can be worn alone on no-makeup days or layered under foundation, while the O!mega Bronze Perfect Tan (in Tantalize) is a new bronzer lightly scented in coconut. The Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter in new shade Tantalize is a gel cream that brightens complexions (or mix a few drops into your foundation as an illuminating elixir).

Beautycounter Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Mist

Recent reports suggest that one-fifth of the planet’s coral reef life has vanished, thanks in part to rising ocean waters and pollution, including the deleterious effects of chemical sunscreens. (Hawaii has recently banned them.) So now’s the time to switch to a natural option like Beautycounter’s new air-powered Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Mist SPF 30, made with non-nano zinc oxide and California poppy to keep your skin—and reefs—safe.

Citger Mosquito Spray

Based in the Spanish colonial town of Valladolid, Mexico, the Coqui Coqui perfumery draws upon the work of local Franciscan monks, who used exotic plants to create fragrances and medicine. The brand’s all-natural Citger scent is both a fragrance and a natural mosquito spray that features a light, fresh orange blossom and citronella bouquet.

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Post Date:

July 2, 2019