It's been a very different summer so far this year. Amid all the chaos, uncertainty and anxiety we sometimes forget to treat ourselves to something special or to take care of things (like our skin!) that we normally would. So we've put together some essentials that will make you look and feel like a summer goddess!
SUMMER ESSENTIAL - The Best Summer Cleanser
Cleansing Complex from IS Clinical
It doesn't get better than this in terms of cleansers during the summer. Most of us will want to ditch the cream cleansers during these hot summer months but we also don't want to strip our skin. This lightweight gel cleanser thoroughly cleans without stripping essential natural oils, effectively removes makeup, dirt and grime and leaves skin refreshed, balanced and prepped for the next step.
SUMMER ESSENTIAL - Exfoliator
Active Serum from IS Clinical
During the summer months, skin normally creates more oil which can lead to clogged pores and acne. Thankfully our skin can typically tolerate exfoliation well during the summer allowing us to combat this problem! However, we also have to be mindful to not overdo it since over-exfoliating can lead to more sun damage and sensitivity. Active Serum is the perfect solution. When used in the evening, this incredible product increases skin cell turnover, decreases fine lines and wrinkles, evens skin tone and keeps pores clear.
SUMMER ESSENTIAL - Vitamin C
Pro-Heal Serum Advance+ or Super Serum Advance+ from IS Clinical
We should be using it all the time but, especially during summer when we need as much anti-oxidant protection against the sun's rays as possible. Vitamin C promotes collagen production, inhibits melanin production (thus preventing sunspots & hyperpigmentation,) evens skin tone, enhances radiance, repairs sun damage and is also an anti-oxidant - protecting skin from free radical damage from UV rays.
We love both Pro-Heal Serum Advance + or Super Serum Advance + from IS Clinical depending on your skin type. Both have the highest amount of the most stable form of vitamin C available. Super Serum includes Copper Tripeptide, a growth factor that enhances the production of collagen-1, the healthy form of collagen and is excellent at reducing fine lines & wrinkles. Pro-Heal Serum includes olive leaf extract plus vitamins A and E to significantly calm inflammation - great for sensitive or irritated skin. Both will give you all of the incredible benefits of Vitamin C.
SUMMER ESSENTIAL - Sunscreen
IS Clinical Extreme Protect and Image Skincare Prevention+ Tinted Moisturizer
We all know sunscreen is essential year round - but especially in the summer when exposure is greatest. It's important to find a broad spectrum sunscreen that you love so that you're motivated to apply it! Here are two of our faves (that will be your faves too):
Extreme Protect from IS Clinical - It's pure luxury in a sunscreen. Three-products-in-one, Extreme Protect hydrates beautifully without being heavy; treats sun damage, fine lines, inflammation & acne with its antioxidants and anti-inflammatory botanicals; and provides broad spectrum protection against the sun's rays.
Prevention+ Daily Tinted Moisturizer from Image Skincare - The sheer formula delivers a hint of color that subtly evens out skin tone and gives a healthy glow. This pure mineral sunscreen provides UVA/UVB protection and fights against the effects of blue light and environmental skin stressors that cause premature aging.
SUMMER ESSENTIAL - Bronzers from jane iredale
We all look and feel a little more vibrant with that touch-of-summer-sun on our skin. And jane iredale's bronzers are the best-of-the-best. Incorporating top-of-the-line minerals plus good-for-your-skin ingredients, these bronzers will make you glow. Plus, they can be used on eyes, cheeks, as contour, even on lips! Skip the sun damage and grab one of these beautiful bronzers instead.
SUMMER ESSENTIAL - LipDrink Lip Balms with SPF from jane iredale
If you've ever forgotten to protect your lips and had them sunburned, you know how important sun protection for your lips is! This is a product that you''ll want to keep handy at all times during the summer. Available in an array of stunning shades (we love Pout and Buff) these balms will leave lips feeling moisturized, protected and refreshingly scented.
SUMMER ESSENTIAL - The perfect summer scented candle from Voluspa
Setting the tone for luxury and relaxation at home is so worth it. Especially during stressful times. Not only does it help us unwind, it helps us to appreciate the little things. Voluspa has so many incredible scents that will transform your home into a beach getaway or a tropical garden. Our favorites for summer are Nissho Soleil (with notes of sun-kissed pineapple, tangerine & creamy vanilla) and Panjore Lychee (with notes of panjore lychee, cassis & juicy asian pear.)