Summer can be hard on skin. From the drying effects of air conditioned environments to the damage caused by too much sun exposure, summer can leave skin in need of hydration and aging support. However, many skincare products are laden with toxic chemicals, which is not the TLC skin really needs. Thankfully, there are many clean beauty products that hydrate, nourish, and restore health to summer skin without the harmful ingredients. From face masks to hydrating sprays, oils, and lotions, here are some of the best clean beauty products for summer.
Brilliant Light Multi-Correctional Repair Serum by KLUR, $88
Summer skin is often in need of repair from sun damage and this Brilliant Light Vitamin C Multi-Correctional Repair Serum by KLUR is here to help. With a 20% concentration of vitamin C, the serum is formulated to help vitamins and antioxidants penetrate deep into skin to promote restoration. The serum feels light on the skin and is absorbed quickly, making it perfect for use as a daily base layer beneath sunscreen and/or makeup. While the beneficial effects of this serum add up over time, skin instantly feels firmer and looks brighter from day one.
Symmetry Fluid by KLUR, $70
Pollution is often a big concern in many urban areas during hot summer months and contributes to signs of aging. KLUR’s Symmetry Fluid is designed to create a light barrier between skin and pollution that’s breathable and filled with antioxidants, vitamins, and phytonutrients to support skin health and combat the effects of free-radicals from pollution. The serum absorbs quickly and is so lightweight you’ll forgot you put it on — but it’s jam-packed with natural skin supporting ingredients including many wildcrafted botanicals.
Prince Charcoal Detox Clay Mask by Fleur & Bee, $25
Summer is a great time to purify and renew skin with this Prince Charcoal Detox Clay Mask by Fleur & Bee. Made from 32 nourishing actives, this mask is formulated with bentonite clay, charcoal powder, aloe vera, and green tea leaf extract to help balance skin through detoxification. The formulation is free of parabens, sulfates, artificial fragrances, and other chemicals often found in face masks. Perhaps best of all, the mask applies smoothly and washes off easily, leaving skin feeling supple and deeply cleaned after use.
Rose Quartz Gua Sha with Bonus Collagen Eye Mask by Knesko Skin, $65
This Rose Quartz Gua Sha with Bonus Rose Quartz Eye Mask by Knesko Skin is the ultimate cooling duo for a hot summer day. The chilled Rose Quartz Gua Sha encourages circulation and lymphatic drainage — both of which help to maintain youthful skin and promote relaxation. Just stick the gua sha in the freezer ahead of time to add extra chill to the experience. A bonus Rose Quartz Collagen Eye Mask leaves skin feeling cool, relaxed, and firmer. And, for those open to the spiritual side of rose quartz, the rose quartz serum in the eye mask is believed to encourage self-love and opening of the heart chakra. The collagen eye masks are also sold individually.
Rose Quartz Antioxidant Serum by Knesko Skin, $65-$175
For a truly luxurious skincare addition, try Rose Quartz Antioxidant Serum by Knesko Skin. The serum includes a blend of high power antioxidants including grape seed extract, glutathione, ferulic acid, and white tea extract that work together to help balance skin by promoting cell and collagen production and protecting skin against free radicals and reducing the signs of aging. The GEMCLINICAL® technology infuses the serum with rose quartz and minerals to optimize the healing properties of the serum, which in the case of rose quartz provides additional antioxidant support. Knesko Skin also infuses other serums with diamonds, nanogold, black pearls, and amethysts for a wide variety of healing and pampering properties. The serums are lightweight and absorb easily, making them perfect for both daytime and nighttime use.
Brightening Face Mask by Alder New York, $24.99
A good mud mask leaves skin feeling firm and renewed, which is exactly what this Brightening Face Mask by Alder New York accomplishes. Formulated with vitamin C, zinc, calendula, and clay, this mask exfoliates and tones skin to create a brilliant and even complexion. With all vegan EWG-verified clean ingredients, this clean beauty mask is perfectly formulated to help combat the skin stressors of summer.
Clear The Way Clarifying Face Wash by Florence by Mills, $14
Getting skin clean after a day of heavy sunscreen can be a challenge — but Clear The Way Clarifying Face Wash by Florence by Mills will get the job done well. Formulated with vitamin B3 to help balance skin and remove extra oil, this face wash leaves skin feeling soft and refreshed. And, it is formulated to be gentle enough for sensitive skin while still effectively cleansing.
Clarifying Mud Mask by Florence by Mills, $16
A great compliment to the Clear The Way Clarifying Face Wash is the Clear The Way Clarifying Mud Mask by Florence by Mills. Formulated with charcoal powder, salicylic acid, kaolin clay, lavender and tea tree oils, this face mask is balanced to help skin detoxify, destress, and look smoother. The mask dries quickly and is easy to remove, leaving skin deep cleaned and brightened without feeling dried out.