8 Must-Have Beauty Items for Summer (and They’re All Toxin-Free)

What we love: leisurely browsing for beauty products in a serene, lovely shop. What we usually get: a rushed exchange with a harried sales associate at a giant department store. Treat yourself to a stop at The Detox Market in West Hollywood or Santa Monica to see and feel how the benefits of nontoxic makeup start with the shopping experience. From shimmering hair oil to citrus-laced shea butter for your bare feet, here are the summer essentials we’re loving.

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The Detox Market

Shampoo And Conditioner

Rahua, sacha inchi and morete oils are harvested from the Amazon rain forest and added to these sulfate-free formulas to make your hair cuticles behave even after you’ve subjected them to chlorine, salt water and heat styling.

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Captain Blankenship

Sea Salt Hair Spray

This texturizing product will give you that messy beach hair even when you haven’t been to the beach all summer. It has a bit of hold, thanks to moisturizing aloe vera, and makes your hair smell like geranium and palmarosa oils (so you can skip perfume and still smell great).

Shimmering Hair And Body Oil

Swiss made from all natural ingredients, this jasmine-scented mix of evening primrose and jojoba oils glistens while sinking right in to moisturize. It’s even safe to wear with silk.

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Leahlani Skincare

Moisturizing Mask

Made from soil and nectar collected in Hawaii, this acts like a superfood meal for your skin: spirulina, raw honey, chlorella and essential oils are blended into a goopy green concoction that adds moisture and detoxifies.

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Bright Lipstick

That smooth-on, stay-on quality of silicone additives is now possible with castor, camellia and other seed oils that act as natural hydrators and also promote collagen production. Kosas has a broad range of colors, but for summer-warmed skin we like the bright ”Thrillest“ shade.

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The Detox Market


A highly pigmented base is great for one or two spots when you’re feeling naturally glowy or for allover coverage when you want a more polished look. This 98 percent organic blend has vitamin C, botanical hyaluronic acid, seaweed brighteners and beta-carotene, so it’s improving your skin as it’s prettifying it.

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Eugenia Shea

Eu'genia Everyday Shea Butter

A mother-daughter team heads up this company that harvests shea nuts in the mother’s native Ghana to create these little tins filled with the all-natural balm (unscented, lavender or grapefruit). We love it for cuticle softening, as a nighttime lip treatment and to smooth rough heels.

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The Detox Market


A plant and mineral complex fights odor and bacteria in this baking-soda-based deodorant. Besides the nice smell, we appreciate how the applicator lets you put on the gel-to-powder formula without getting it all over your fingers like those natural deodorants that come in a pot.

dana dickey

Senior Editor

Dana Dickey is a PureWow Senior Editor, and during more than a decade in digital media, she has scoped out and tested top products and services across the lifestyle space...