sustainable summer skincare

Sustainable Summer Skincare Top Picks

New Season, New Skincare Routine

As Mother Nature takes a turn toward warmer temperatures, it’s time for us to take a second look at our skincare routine. Those dry winter months had us constantly moisturizing to protect against frigid winds. Now, however, more sunshine and higher humidity call for a different approach to get your skin glowing (even underneath a mask). Update your regimen with our sustainable summer skincare top picks.

Start With a Clean Foundation

Every solid skincare regimen starts with exfoliation. Removing dead skin cells both improves the effectiveness of your topical care products and leaves your skin looking brighter. Get the best results with some of our all-natural favorites.

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Scrub It Off Face & Body Polish by Sud Source ($42 for 8oz) is a good start to your routine. Natural apricot shells offer gentle exfoliation while tea tree oil promotes healing. Choose unscented or pick from a variety of natural scents. Sud Source packages their products in glass or aluminum containers. Both are 100% recyclable, long-lasting, and refillable (in select locations or by mail).

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In addition to precious pearl powder that removes dead skin cells, Pearl Manuka Microdermabrasion from Lau Botanicals ($88) uses active enzymes from raw manuka honey. This multi-tasking product can be used as an exfoliator or a masque. The company uses only unprocessed, non-toxic compounds. They also donate a portion of proceeds to the Limahuli Garden & Natural Tropical Botanical Garden, a Hawaiian organization helping to preserve critically endangered tropical plants.

Revitalize Your Skin With Moisture

After exfoliating, moisturizing is key to keeping your skin healthy. When skin gets too dry, it tends to over-produce oil, often causing blemishes. Give your skin a healthy natural glow by hydrating inside and out.

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Get your daily water intake with The Nocturnal Collection from The Etching Bee ($30). These beautiful, sustainably crafted glass bottles provide earth-friendly hydration and solid style points. What’s more, for each purchase, the company plants a tree in the Amazon.

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This Organic Hydrating Mask from On Board Organic Skincare ($14.99) helps reduce wrinkles and prevent acne. Among the organic ingredients used, you’ll find honey for skin firming, jojoba oil for hydration, and elderberry for skin tone restoration. What’s more, On Board Organics specializes in travel-sized products. Take this skincare companion on all of your summer adventures!

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Don’t forget your lips! Pick up an On Board Organics Lip Balm ($5.45), available in Fresh Mint, Hawaiian Breeze, or Vanilla Bean. Each all-natural balm features hydrating coconut oil, shea butter, aloe, beeswax, and Vitamin E.

Simplify Your Makeup

Start your makeup routine with a base layer to achieve the summer’s red-hot “no-makeup makeup” look.

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Available in various pigments, Dr. Lily Ros’s 100% Natural Blush/ Bronzer/ Shimmer ($32) serves as a three-in-one loose powder. Made from all-natural and organic ingredients, this multi-tasking blush is cruelty-free, chemical-free, and sustainably packaged. Additionally, the company plants a tree for every product sold.

Looking for more sustainable summer skincare tips? Check out our post on this season’s hottest eco-beauty trends.