Sun, chlorine, salt and sweat: All the things we love about summer aren’t exactly our skin and hair’s best friends. Fortunately, this year’s batch of summer beauty is all about keeping our look and our locks more healthy and protected—even from the elements. Here are eight of our favorite new beauty buys to add to your cart this season.
The ACV Shampoo Daphne Oz Swears By, Plus 7 More Beauty Must-Haves for Summer
1. Aveeno Haircare Apple Cider Vinegar Blend Shampoo
Each May through August, Mom Brain podcast host and bestselling author Daphne Oz puts her hair through the ringer. But she uses Aveeno Haircare’s Apple Cider Vinegar Blend Shampoo to revitalize her strands and keep them shiny and buildup-free. Chalk it up to oatmeal extract, the power ingredient which helps create a healthy scalp and nourishes hair, along with the clarifying powers of pH-balancing Apple Cider Vinegar. Grab the shampoo, plus Aveeno Haircare’s Apple Cider Vinegar Blend Conditioner and In-Shower Hair Rinse, for a haircare routine that you’ll want to keep well past Labor Day.
2. Colorescience Sunforgettable Total Protection Color Balm
The one place we always forget to apply sun protection? Our kisser. Add this sleek roll-up stick to your beach bag (and everyday bag) so you’ll never forget to swipe it on. The formula is buildable as both a lip and cheek tint and comes in three shades, all with SPF 50. Besides providing mineral protection from environmental aggressors, UVA/UVB rays, pollution, blue light and infrared radiation, the balm’s jojoba esters moisturize and soften skin and lips.
3. Versed Acne Control Body Mist
Sports bras, spandex, bathing suits...add in copious amounts of sweat (because it’s 90-plus degrees outside) and you have the perfect recipe for body breakouts. Thankfully, this fresh-scented non-aerosol spray gets those hard-to-reach spots (think neck, back, bum and chest) using a hard-working combination of 2-percent salicylic acid, tea tree oil and witch hazel to clear current zits and prevent future breakouts.
4. Kinfield Golden Hour Deet-free Bug Repellant
It’s about damn time someone came up with an aesthetically pleasing bug spray. And it’s not just the packaging that makes us willing to keep it right out on the counter: The DEET-free formula smells like vanilla and citrus and repels mosquitos using a special species of Indonesian citronella, all without a nauseating scent (or long list of un-pronounceable chemicals).
5. Chantecaille Radiance Anti-age Gel Bronzer
An anti-aging bronzer sounds like an oxymoron, no? But it’s true: You don’t need to soak up harmful UV rays (and do damage to your delicate facial skin) to look like you spent a week in Mustique. This lightweight gel-liquid hybrid adds a subtle hint of glowing color to cheek bones and forehead, and the bearberry complex and raspberry stem cells work to prevent water loss and maintain skin hydration and elasticity.
6. Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint
Instead of hauling three separate bottles of skincare in your cosmetic bag, non-toxic beauty fave Ilia has a 3-in-1 solution for serum, tinted moisturizer and sunscreen. Their blend of hyaluronic acids, plant-based squalane and niacinamide evens skin tone, softens fine lines and imperfections, and dries down to a natural, dewy finish with light coverage...all while protecting your face with SPF 40.
7. Westman Atelier Lit Up Highlight Stick
Yes, we do have a thing for sleek, moody packaging. But we also have a thing for products that do double duty. A highlighter that leaves skin dewy and bright while also detoxing skin cells and encouraging collagen production? We’re sorry in advance to our paycheck.
8. Kosas Aha Serum Chemistry Deodorant
Just in time for our sweatiest season, the buzzy vegan beauty brand has a new aluminum-free deodorant. It comes in an easy-to-use roll-on tube that feels deliciously cool on our hot pits. The blend of alpha hydroxy acids creates a pH environment that prevents odor-causing bacteria while also soothing and exfoliating skin (i.e., no unsightly ingrown hairs).