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Top Summer 2015 Skincare Must-Haves

Read on for a list of our skincare must-haves this summer!

SKINCARE

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Photo Credit: Drunk Elephant

Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula™ Luxury Facial Oil ($72) –  So many new oils have been coming out on the market and it’s easy not to know where to start! Drunk Elephant is a new line who offers an oil derived from the Marula Fruit and unlike some formulations, is formulated without chemicals or fragrances so it’s delivered to you in the  most pure form.
Beauty For a Cause: Plus, they are a supporter of the International Elephant Foundation, whose mission is to create a sustainable future for elephants. 

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré ($28) – This prized moisturizer has been used by renowned artists around the world and is a cult-favorite among beauty lovers. It’s soothing formulation allows for skin to be moisturized, prepped, and primed for makeup application. It’s super hydrating without feeling heavy on skin. Plus, it’s suitable for all skin types, cruelty-free, and NOT tested on animals.

L’OCCITANE Immortelle Brightening Instant Exfoliator ($38) – If you’re looking for more of a few-times-a-week exfoliator, this product is perfect for achieving even skin-tone and luminosity to the skin. After just one use, you will see the difference in just how smooth and revived your skin will look and feel.
Beauty For a Cause: L’OCCITANE prides itself in its commitment to nature by using natural ingredients and focusing on energy savings, low emission transportation, eco-design, and recycling of their products. Learn more about their environmentally-conscious efforts here

Embryolisse Hydra-Mat Emulsion ($40) – If you have oily skin, or simply would rather have a mattifying look to your makeup, this 2-in-1 moisturizer and primer will be your holy grail this summer. It hydrates, primes, and leaves a matte finish to your makeup all day long, so you won’t have to worry about reapplying powder, or looking oily when the heat strikes.

philosophy Detoxify Oxygen Peel ($59) – Thinking about heading to the spa for a peel? Well, look no further. Experience brightening, clarifying, and detoxifying with this easy two-step peel that can be done within the comfort of your own home. This peel helps to relieve congested and blocked pores, buffer fine lines, and minimize the appearance of large pores to reveal radiant skin.
Beauty For a Cause: philosophy’s hope & grace initiative has committed to donate 1% of all philosophy product sales to support community-based mental health efforts.

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Photo Credit: Embryolisse

Olivina Blue Collection (prices range) – In the summer, we’re always on the lookout for light, fresh scents. If you’re sensitive to strong fragrances, or simply want something new for summer, check this line out. With notes of rose rugosa (wild beach rose) and top notes of dry woods, you will be transported to the ocean.  They also have some other great fragrances to suit anyone’s tastes! This skin collection includes a body butter, bar soap, hand cream, hand & body lotion, hand & body wash.

ELEMIS Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Facial Wash ($49) – this daily facial wash helps to stimulate skin’s renewal cycle. After each use, your skin will feel smooth and bright, as the cleanser will remove any dead skin cells from the surface.

L’OCCITANE Divine Youth Oil ($106) – For those of us concerned with anti-aging, this oil is youth in a bottle. This luxurious oil helps to fight visible signs of aging, and delivers a radiant hydration to the skin. You can also use it on your hair, nails (to condition cuticles), and body.
Beauty For a Cause: L’OCCITANE prides itself in its commitment to nature by using natural ingredients and focusing on energy savings, low emission transportation, eco-design, and recycling of their products. Learn more about their environmentally-conscious efforts here

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Photo Credit: philosophy

philosophy Mixed Berry Tart Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath ($18) – philosophy’s body products are a favorite among beauty lovers everywhere. And it’s no wonder why — with alluring scents that transport you to a summer picnic, it’s hard not to fall in love. ‘Mixed Berry Tart’ is one of their newer scents and it’s a perfect fruity scent for summer.
Beauty For a Cause: philosophy’s hope & grace initiative has committed to donate 1% of all philosophy product sales to support community-based mental health efforts.

Vita Liberata Self-Tanning Products (prices range) – Forget what you knew about self-tanning. Vita Liberata is the ultimate range to achieve the bronze you want this summer. Formulations include a mousse, gel, oil, and lotion that deliver the same evenly tanned skin you want to suit different skin types and needs.

L’Oreal Paris Advanced Suncare Suncare Silky Sheer Lotion, SPF 30 ($7.99) – For a lightweight, non-greasy, sunscreen lotion, this product is your go-to! Plus, the formula is water-resistant.
Beauty For a Cause: L’Oreal Paris is committed to helping fight melanoma. For each L’Oreal Paris Advanced Suncare product purchased this year, L’Oreal Paris will donate $1 up to $250,000 to the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) to fund melanoma research.

Photo Credit: L'Oreal

Photo Credit: L’Oreal

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant ($54) – It’s so important to exfoliate your skin year-round, but especially if you’re using self-tanners on your face. This exfoliator is light enough for daily use, yet effective. It’ll leave your skin smooth and clean!

philosophy The Microdelivery Purifying Peel One-Minute Purifying Enzyme Peel ($42) – Only have a minute to spare, but still want to treat yourself to an effective peel? This peel is a luxurious treatment that reveals smooth, radiant skin. Its gentle formula was developed to even out skin-tone and smooth skin’s texture.
Beauty For a Cause: philosophy’s hope & grace initiative has committed to donate 1% of all philosophy product sales to support community-based mental health efforts.

Dermalogica Antioxidant Hydramist ($41) – Have dull, tired skin? Or simply need a pick-me-up throughout the day? This refreshing mist spray hydrates, refreshes, and revives skin with its peptides and antioxidant shield, which also helps to reduce signs of aging. Keep this in your bag at all times this summer! It’s definitely a must-have.

ALBA HAWAIIAN SUNSCREEN Nourishing Coconut Clear Spray SPF 50 ($15.99) – If you’re not a fan of spf lotions, you’ll love this sunscreen spray! It comes in the perfect summery scent that will transport you right to a Hawaiian beach. Or, if you prefer, an unscented version.
Beauty For a Cause: JASON, ALBA, and Avalon Organics have partnered to make a three year commitment to CARE, a global organization whose mission is to fight poverty, through the Empower Her Through Education campaign.

Photo Credit: L'OCCITANE

Photo Credit: L’OCCITANE

L’OCCITANE Almond Shower Oil ($9.50-50) – Seriously, this is THE best body wash ever. Because it’s an oil, you can skip moisturizing if you want after using in the shower, as it’s extremely hydrating. It’s luxurious slip allows for you to even shave your legs without irritation.
Beauty For a Cause: L’OCCITANE prides itself in its commitment to nature by using natural ingredients and focusing on energy savings, low emission transportation, eco-design, and recycling of their products. Learn more about their environmentally-conscious efforts here

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