June hasn’t been the beautiful summer month we were expecting it to be just yet, but we have high hopes for the summer months ahead. Looking forward to some sunshine and hot weather, we’ve collected a handful of great beauty picks to make you look and feel your best this summer!
Kate Somerville Daily Deflector: Waterlight Broad Spectrum SPF 50+
The long rainy days of summer are making it hard to predict when we might actually have to pack on the sunscreen. However, when the day does come where the sun is hot and your relaxing on the beach, you will need to pick up a bottle of Kate Somerville’s Daily Deflector: Waterlight Blood Spectrum SPF 50+ PA+++ Anti Aging Sunscreen. This ultra-light sunscreen provides protection and hydration while reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. If it wasn’t already the best sounding sunscreen, it is also formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. Kate Somerville’s Daily Deflector and other Kate Somerville products are available at your local Sephora store.
Nip + Fab Dragons Blood Fix Serum
While the rainy weather might make us feel gloomy, it does provide some wonderful moisture in the air, which in turn hydrates our skin. That being said, it’s not completely necessary to go full-out with a moisturizer like you would in the fall or winter. A serum however, is lighter and can provide your skin a little more balance. The Dragon’s Blood Serum is definitely a staple on our nightstands. It’s a lightweight serum that blends hyaluronic acid (great to kill blemishes) and a delicate flower blend to help plum your skin and reduce any fine lines. This serum is also formulated with Gansil EP-9 which absorbs excess oil and smooth out the texture of your skin. This product is a win-win all around, especially because it is available at your local Shoppers Drug Mart!
Ursa Major Fantastic Face Wash
It’s always important to wash your face at the end of your day, even more so in the warmer months. Heat and sweat clogs pores, which bring on blemishes and a whole bunch of ugliness we don’t want. To mediate this, we have Ursa Major’s Fantastic Face Wash; a foaming gel cleanser with a natural brightening complex. It aids in removing dirt and oil, dissolve dead surface skin, and soothes any irritation. Made with the highest grade of natural ingredients, sourced from family owned farms, this face wash is bound to keep your skin feeling so fresh and so clean. Ursa Major Fantastic Face Wash can be ordered online at www.ursamajorvt.com and can be found at The Drake General Store and Want Les Essentials De La Vie in Toronto.
Chanel Chance Eau Vive – Eau De Toilette
You really can’t go wrong with a Chanel scent. We have yet to find one we dislike over the years. Their new Chance Eau Vive is a take on the vibrant yetfloral scent, combining notes of grapefruit, blood orange, jasmine, cedar and iris. The scent has a very playful and fresh feel to it, making it the perfect accessory to your summer nights spent on the patio.
AVEDA Sun Care – Protective Hair Veil
Believe it or not, your hair takes a harsher beating from the sun than your skin does. It can easily dry out, become brittle and discolour with too much sun. Thanks to Aveda, we now have a solution! The Sun Care Protective Hair Veil is a lightweight, water-resistant mist that protects your strands for up to 16 hours. It consists of UVA/UVB filters derived from winter green and cinnamon bank oils that help to protect against sun damage, and eliminate any dryness. Vitamin E helps to moisturize each individual strand keeping it soft and silky. So instead of spending your money on salon conditioning treatments in the autumn, pick up a protective hair veil from Aveda and love your hair all summer long!
The Body Shop – Honey Bronze Tinted Face Gel
Not sure if this is a problem for everyone or if it’s just us, but when tanning, in the summer, our bodies always get darker than our face, and we’re left scrambling to add extra bronzer to make things look a little more matched up. So when we came across this Honey Bronze Tinted Face Gel from The Body Shop, it was one of those angel-singing moments. This translucent gel is light weight, and doesn’t have that tanning-cream smell that most products do. It leaves your skin with a matte (so important) tan that looks ever so natural. The gel helps to moisturize skin and does not allow for streaks or splotches when applying. What we like most about this product is that you can wash it off, so your pores can actually breathe while you sleep. Amazing! You can pick up your tube of tanning glory at your local Body Shop store.
La Roche-Posay Eau Thermale
Maybe you’re travelling and you’ve been exposed to that harsh summer sun. It can really tire out your complexion out, so work to soften irritated skin with Le Roche-Posay’s thermal spring water. Not only does it help to prevent skin from aging in one continuous stream of cool spray, but it’s also a natural anti-oxidant.