From rising temperatures to prolonged exposure to the sun, summer can throw your beauty routine out of whack. Now’s the perfect time to go through your beauty bag and toss out those traditional summertime staples in favor of these 11 clean-beauty alternatives.
11 Clean-Beauty Product Swaps
No need to lay out slather yourself in oil or hit the tanning bed thanks to Whish Coconut Milk Self Tanner. It’s free of phthalates, parabens, and sulfates, and leaves you with a gorgeous bronzed glow. This streak-free self-tanner contains clinically-proven ingredients that will improve your skin’s firmness by up to 32% in eight weeks.
A hardworking and effective bug spray is a summer essential. This year, swap out your current bug repellent in favor of our DEET-free Mosquito Spray. While deemed safe for humans by the Center for Disease Control, overexposure to DEET can cause fatigue, seizures, muscle weakness, and shortness of breath. Our all-natural Mosquito Spray utilizes cedarwood, citronella, lemongrass, eucalyptus, and other essential oils to keep ants, mosquitos, and critters away.
Stay cool and refreshed no matter the temperature with milk + honey Cream Deodorants. Our four blends are free of synthetic fragrances, dyes, pore-clogging chemicals, and are 100% aluminum-free. Each Cream Deodorant contains organic arrowroot powder and baking soda to fight odor-causing bacteria and leave you feeling fresh and dry. Best of all, it easily absorbs into your skin and won’t stain your clothes.
Sunscreen is the easiest and best way to block out the sun’s rays. Mainstream sunscreens contain parabens and oxybenzone to protect your skin from the sun, but Supergoop! Sunscreen Mist is free of all those ingredients. And it’s the first aerosol-free sunscreen mist on the market. It’s water-resistant for up to 80 minutes, can be applied to wet or dry skin, and protects against UVA, UVB, and IRA rays.
Did you know that your favorite cleanser could be laced with formaldehyde and phenoxyethanol? The OSEA Ocean Cleanser gently exfoliates, energizes, and balances your skin’s pH levels. This algae-based cleanser removes oil and dirt from your pores, leaving your skin feeling smooth and hydrated.
Traditional sea salt sprays contain large amounts of salt, which can leave your hair dry, brittle, and frizzy. Kevin.Murphy Hair Resort contains wheat amino acids and hydrolyzed silk proteins that seal moisture and create a soft natural hold. The result? Healthy, straight-from-the-beach locks.
If your body wash contains ingredients like dioxane, formaldehyde, and triclosan, then it’s time to toss it. milk + honey Body Wash No. 14 is free of those ingredients, along with sulfates, parabens, and artificial fragrances. Organic castile soap cleanses, softens, and hydrates your skin, while the blend of lavender, neroli, and chamomile relaxes your mind and body.
Many mainstream chapsticks contain petroleum, which can dry out your lips. milk + honey Lip Butters contain a nourishing blend of organic shea and cocoa butters that deeply moisturize your lips. Beeswax, vitamin E, and a blend of organic almond, avocado, and coconut oils create a hydrating protective layer. For even more lip protection, apply Supergoop! Shine On Lip Screen after your Lip Butter.
Consider CosMedix Shinless Moisturizer a summer must-have. This lightweight oil-free moisturizer delivers deep hydration to your skin while providing you with a matte complexion. Along with evening out your skin tone, it also soothes dryness and irritation, reduces the appearance of redness, and balances oil levels.
After a day in the sun, treat your skin to some TLC with a sheet mask. While traditional sheet masks may contain parabens, phenoxyethanol, and artificial fragrances, Orgaid sheet masks are made with only certified botanical ingredients. These Orgaid masks infuse hydrating ingredients into your skin to heal and protect your complexion.
Skip the foundation and switch to Youngblood Mineral Radiance Moisture Tint. This lightweight tinted moisturizer glides on easily and provides sheer, even-toned coverage. Like of all of Youngblood’s products, it’s free of parabens, sulfates, and is vegan and gluten-free.