Ladies, it’s time to strip down! If there was ever a time to forgo your cumbersome beauty routine and head out of the house au naturale it’s now. Seriously, we dare you to trade your melting eyeliners and suffocating foundations for products that enhance what you’ve already got. Combat hot, sticky, and sweaty with these quick, cool, and easy essentials that will make your summer beauty efforts worth it rather than a waste of precious time.
Ever feel like you have to shower 10 times a day during the summer? We feel your pain. Sanctuary Spa Cooling Shower Drench , $24, is a spray gel that instantly soothes and cools on even the hottest summer days. You’ll be reaching for this one daily! It’s also great for sunburns and post beach days.
Anti Monkey Butt Lady Powder
Yes, the name is silly and ridiculous, but this powder will be your saving grace on those super hot, gross summer days when you can’t stop sweating. This corn starch and calamine-based powder is specially formulated for women and will soak up sweat and smells from every region of your body.
Julep Oxygen Nail Treatment
Summer is a great time to just let everything air out…especially your nails! As good as it looks, and as much as we hate to live without it, polish wreaks havoc on nails all year long. Luckily, we’ve just discovered Julep’s Oxygen Nail Treatment. The toxin-free Hexanal formula is exactly where beauty meets science and packed with benefits: oxygen technology forms a non-blocking film that is water-resistant, but won’t suffocate your nails and plant stem cell complex offers anti-aging nourishment resulting in stronger, smoother, healthier nails. Plus, the subtle baby pink hue is universally flattering so we don’t have to go completely bare!
Gold Mine Shimmering Leave-In Conditioner & Mai Tai Spritzer Sea Salt Spray
Speaking of letting things breathe—there is no better time than summer to give your tresses a timeout from damaging heat and styling processes. This summer, the mane mavens at Drybar have rolled out two new products that are revolutionizing our summer hair routines. First, Gold Mine Shimmering Leave-In Conditioner is perfect for naturally thick hair that can benefit from a little extra moisturizing product. (Remember: apply from the ears down to avoid weighed-down roots!) Made with Nori Red Seaweed to restore elasticity, soften, and enhance shine, the result is a humidity defying, light reflecting finish that will shimmer all day long. Second, Mai Tai Spritzer Sea Salt Spray is a dream for thinner strands because it adds volume without weighing hair down. Aloe, algae, and real sea salt will moisturize, protect, and texturize for a covetable and oh-so-easy coif. Spray and go for an air-dry style that your locks will love.
Still Standing Foot Spray
Stiletto Suffering be gone! It can be hard enough to wear heels when the weather is cool and mild—in the blistering heat of July, forget it!! Created by a problem solving power-woman, Still Standing foot spray promises to soothe footwear-induced ailments like hot, swollen feet and sore muscles. Not blisters. Formulated with an assortment of organic, plant-based ingredients like Arnica, Aloe, and Ilex (nature’s anti-inflammatory remedies) and cooling menthol, we feel free to spray liberally and often! Still Standing is a lifesaver on those marathon workdays, (or nights!) the mini spray bottle is perfect to toss in your bag on the go and is a much better fit than those bulky foldable flats. Make sure to coat your feet before you leave the house to maximize the effects and touch up as needed throughout the day or night.
Tansynella Organic Bugscreen
Ew, mosquitoes! By summertime, they’re invading our swoon-worthy sunsets by the swarm. Going outside without protection is simply not an option—these icky insects are carrying all sorts of diseases that are not only detrimental to humans, but pets too—and chemical-based bug sprays seem just as dangerous. Enter Farmaesthetics and their completely awesome Organic Bugscreen. Made with sunflower oil, tansy, citronella, and vitamin E, the possibilities of this wonder product are seemingly endless. It’s safe to apply directly to skin, but you can also add a few drops to your sunscreen or body lotion, smooth sparingly on your pet, or even add it to candles or picnic tables creating your personal insect shield wherever you please!
Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask
If there is one thing we absolutely love in the summer it’s a cooling cucumber treatment. This Cucumber Gel Mask by Peter Thomas Roth has totally exceeded our expectations. Soothing, hydrating, and detoxifying we love the feeling of putting the lightweight, cooling gel on our skin. You can store this product in the fridge for an extra chill experience, slather it on for about 10 minutes after a long, hot day and then relax while extracts of cucumber, papaya, chamomile, pineapple, lemon, and more deeply condition skin with intense moisture and calm any puffy or irritated areas. It will leave your skin so refreshed and glowing, you won’t even want to cover it up.