Summer is finally here! Long days in the sun, swimming in the pool, rolling in the sand, surfing the best ocean waves, riding bikes with the wind in our hair is what we’ve been waiting for… for the past nine months. Let’s make sure salt water, chlorine, UV rays won’t wreck our skin and hair.
Here are the Summer Essentials Vol. 1 curated by our EFFi team.
1. Mineral Fusion®
Why we love mineral fusion: “We NEVER conduct animal testing, and never will, nor do we ask others to do so. We are committed to sustainability and utilize wind power, soy inks, packaging from recycled materials and packaging that is recyclable.”
This Colorado based company selects natural ingredients, making their products free of parabens, talc, artificial colors, synthetic fragrances, SLS, and phthalates which makes it appropriate for even sensitive skin types. Light-reflecting mineral pigments brighten skin and conceal hyper-pigmentation which in conjunction give the skin that flawless coverage.
Age-defying powerful blend of Pomegranate, Vitamin C and collagen-boosting peptide help defend skin against free radical damage and signs of aging. It has skin-soothing ingredients such as: Licorice Root, Aloe Vera, and Lavender. Formulated with the safest, gentle ingredients, the natural UV protection of minerals.
Gluten Free / Cruelty Free / Paraben Free / Artificial Color Free / Fragrance Free / Talc Free / Hypo-allergenic / Phthalate Free.
Comes in all skin tones: cool, neutral, warm and olive.
2. Spectrum Essentials®
“We are vigilant about the sourcing, production, and packaging of our products – with the goal of treating the earth gently, leaving as small a footprint as possible, and sustaining resources for the future.”
Coconut oil is a member of the family of tropical oils, which also include palm, palm kernel, cocoa, and shea nut oils.
Spectrum Essentials’ Unrefined Organic Coconut Oil restores skin and hair’s integrity and provides a protective layer to combat the damaging effects of sun, wind, and water. It has a natural tropical scent without artificial fragrance.
Why we love Spectrum Essentials Coconut Oil: it’s the best way (cheaper and gentler) to remove makeup even around the delicate eye area.
This oil is such a multitasker: it’s also great to use in your bath or shower for smooth, hydrated skin all over. It works wonders when used as a deep conditioner for hair and a moisturizer for dry lips.
3. Nourish Organics®
“Inspired by our organic roots, we also believe that the earth, which takes such good care of us, deserves to be treated well in return.”
This deodorant has a blend of naturally deodorizing cornstarch and vegetable protein, soothing shea and cocoa butters, beeswax and coconut oil that leaves feeling fresh. We advise to re-apply twice a day for a 100% odor prevention. It’s so gentle that it’s good for even the most sensitive underarms.
There are three popular scents: Almond Vanilla, Lavender Mint and Fresh Fig. Our favorite one is Almond Vanilla because of its “barely there” decadent scent.
Why we love Nourish Organic Deodorant: it’s 100% chemical-free!!!
4. 365 Whole Foods®
365 brand products are formulated to meet all quality standards, they come in both natural and organic selections.
Hot weather calls for changing the boots to open toe shoes. Glamorous flip flops are the “it” summer essentials pick that tops the list. Sandals might be a fashion statement but not a toe fungus. Yes, it sounds horrible but our feet are exposed to dust and dirt like never before.
*It has an anti-fungal properties so diffusing tea tree oil in water and spraying it several times a day can prevent bacteria which in turn will curb that “open-sandal-foot-odor”. It has a camphor-like scent so it won’t be too fragrant.
Did you know that tea tree oil is a great insect repellent? Now you do – so spray away!
**Conditions of Use and Important Information: This information is meant to supplement, not replace advice from your doctor or healthcare provider and is not meant to cover all possible uses, precautions, interactions or adverse effects. You should always speak with your doctor or health care professional before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your health care plan or treatment.
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