Now that Summer is in full swing, we're swapping our winter beauty regimen for summer beauty products we swear by. From the best baby sunscreen to our favourite self-tanner, each of us at V.O.C. is dishing on our favourite skin and beauty products for the hot Summer months and why we are sticking with these gems all season long! Hope you enjoy xx.
Im obsessed with moisturizers! I have two favourites that I swear by in the Summertime. I love I love the first Aid beauty moisturizer with SPF 40. It gives you the protection you need without feeling like you're wearing sunscreen. It feels lightweight and avoids clogging your pores, the worst!
My second favourite moisturizer is the Origins GinZing SPF 40. This moisturizer is great if you want to wear foundation on hot days but don't want to feel like its melting off, this is the best! It provides a very sheer foundation layer that just enhances your natural glow. Also perfect at giving you sun protection with again, not feeling like a thick heavy sunscreen!
My other favourite beauty product for the Summer is the Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Coconut Water hydrating face mist. This face mist is perfect for normal, oily, combination, dry, sensitive skin, so basically great for everyone! This product is great for travelling, perfect for planes as they make your skin really dry. This face mist is perfect for dryness, uneven skin tone, and pores. The Herbivore face mist is composed of pure plant actives- no fillers. I also love this product for the after the gym, keep it in your gym bag and give yourself a quick mist after a sweaty workout and you instantly feel refreshed! I typically spray this mist in morning or before bed for some extra hydration.
The last beauty product I swear by for the summer is the the Glossier highlighter. I'm someone who doesn't wear a lot of makeup or take lots of time to do my makeup so this product is perfect. I use the haloscope in the Topaz colour and add it to the top of my cheek bones, down my nose and as an eyeshadow and blend with my fingers. It gives you a dewey glow and a bit of shimmer that is perfect for that sunkissed summer glow. Perfect for summer!
I love Nars' Radiant Creamy Concealer concealer for all year round, but find it especially great for summer to even out your skin tone after you've had a bit of sun. It also stands up to the warmer weather and stays on all day!
After being in the sun or a workout, I love this Ole Henrikson Pore Balance Facial Scrub! It's great for combating oily skin and helps exfoliate and rid of dead skin that can lead to breakouts. It also has volcanic sand as a main ingredient which warms up instantly as you massage it onto your face!
After trying a ton of different masa cars, Too Faced's "Better Than Sex Mascara" is my absolute favourite. It not only stays on all day but it creates crazy long lashes that look like you have lash extensions! I can't leave the house without it.
I have a few beauty products that I swear by for Summer. The first is Clinique Acne Solutions BB Cream with SPF 40. Perfect coverage for a hot sunny day. So lightweight that you feel like you are wearing nothing, oil free so you don't get shiny by the end of the day, and semi-sheer for natural buildable coverage. I've always been scared of fave products with SPF because I thought they would be oily/thick but this BB cream is the exact opposite. Also it actually PREVENTS breakouts! Honestly cannot say enough good things about this BB cream! * Side note, I have been using this whole skin care/foundation line for 6+ years and it keeps my skin reliably clear- definitely recommend!
he other product I absolutely love for Summer is the Joe Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt scent. A crisp, clean smell that brings you right to the beach! Its fresh and light for the summer, one of my absolute favourite go-to's for the summer months!
There are so many great beauty products for summertime and since I try to stay out of the sun as much as possible, I'm a huge fan of self tanners! I've tried a variety of the years but I have to say my favourite so far has been the Clarins Delicious Self Tanning Cream... It works instantly and gives you a really nice summer glow without be blotchy and orange like some of the other creams I've tried. Definitely a must-try.
Another fave summer product that gives you a nice dewy look is the Benefit Watt's Up Highlighter. I love how easy this product is to use. All you have to do is run the stick over areas you want to highlight (cheekbones, arch of nose and brow bone) and lightly smudge to blend. It's super quick and easy and your skin has an instant glow!
We just spent a week up at the cottage and this natural bug spray was a lifesaver. It's safe to use on babies but I highly recommend it for adults as well. It smells much better than normal bug spray and leaves your skin feeling soft rather than sticky. Bonus: it works like a charm! We came home bug free!
This face mist is perfect for on the go when you need a little boost. Think hot, sticky summer says. I keep this in my diaper bag and give myself a spritz whenever I need a pick me up!
I use this moisturizer year round, but I'm super diligent in the summer months. It's lightweight for a barely there feel but I know it's working overtime to protect and moisturize my skin.