Beauty Features

From Beach to BBQ: Summer Beauty Essentials

Stocking up on your summer beauty essentials is more than just an excuse to step into Sephora. It’s important to protect yourself from the sun and keep your skin properly hydrated if you want to avoid wrinkles in the years to come. Below are some products that will help you care for your skin properly this summer, no tan necessary.

glow on the go
What’s a summer beauty routine without self-tanner? Create a natural glow with James Read’s New H2O Illuminating Tan Mist. Formulated with 24 kt. gold, light-reflecting particles and a base of organic rosewater, the ultra fast-drying formula gives a sparkling glow for the day, with a natural-looking tan that lasts up to five days.
James Read H2O Illuminating Tan Mist

crazy for coconuts
Coconut water isn’t just for drinking anymore. Too Cool for School’s Coconut Ceramide Sheet Mask is as hydrating as it is nourishing. Made with 30 percent coconut water to recharge and replenish skin, the lightweight sheet mask maximizes absorption of active ingredients, including lauric acid to boost skin immunity and ceramides to prevent moisture from evaporating.
Too Cool for School H20 Coconut CeraMide Sheet Mask
$6, sephora

summertime skin
Sure, ‘summer break’ means rest and relaxation, but it also should mean giving your skin a break with Natura Bisse C+C Vitamin Summer Lotion. Intense hydration soothes and restores a sense of well-being to skin. Active ingredients include pure vitamin C for increased collagen production, and aloe vera for anti-inflammatory benefits.
Natura Bisse C+C Vitamin Summer Lotion

save face
If you’re going to apply one product to your face this summer, look no further than Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer with SPF 30. This dual moisturizer and sunscreen blocks UVA and UVB rays while leaving your skin properly moisturized. It won’t clog your pores and you can wear it under foundation.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer
$21-$50, Nordstrom at West County Center

cool down after a night on the town
The perfect day-after solution for sleepless nights, late dinners, and long nights on the town, Lancôme’s Énergie de Vie Illuminating and Anti-Fatigue Eye Gel is a must-have. With a frosty roll-on applicator, the cooling gel hydrates skin while eliminating signs of fatigue. The applicator features three steel rollerballs to refresh tired eyes, and the plumping crystalline gel becomes liquid for instant hydration. The gel is formulated to retain 60 times its weight in water!
Lancôme Énergie De Vie Illuminating and Anti-Fatigue Eye Gel