Top 5 Fave Natural Beauty Products of the Summer

Though I haven’t gotten to take any fabulous exotic vacations this summer, I have had lots of fun experimenting with more natural and organic beauty products than ever before. I’ve tried a lot of different hair products, deodorants, sunscreens and cosmetics in the last few months, and at the peak of summer I can say I definitely have a few favorites. These 5 fab beauty products never leave my summer bag – they’re my ‘holy grail’ products for this hot, sweaty season and I’ll definitely be enjoying them until the changing weather incites the need for different products.

Nvey Eco Lip Gloss
– I hate lip gloss. It’s sticky, and when the wind blows, your hair gets stuck in it- not pretty. But, in Nvey Eco lip gloss I’ve found what I thought didn’t exist: a light, moisturizing, non-stick lip gloss that provides a pretty shimmer and is certified organic.

Kiss My Face Liquid Rock Deodorant – For years, I searched for the perfect natural deodorant that could stand up to the rigors of summer weather, especially since my home has no a/c. Where others failed spectacularly, Kiss My Face Liquid Rock Deodorant came to the rescue. It lasts all day (sometimes even into the next!), doesn’t leave a filmy residue and comes in a fragrance free version.

Lavera SPF 40 Neutral Sunblock – I’m naturally pale, and I sunburn very easily, so my sunscreen really has its work cut out for it – especially since I expect it to be natural and safe. I love that Lavera’s mineral sunblock comes in SPF 40, is certified vegan, and has no perfumes, colorings or preservatives. It’s got a creamy texture, and blends in well despite being a mineral (physical) sunblock.

Everyday Minerals Everyday Bronzer
– The entire line of products at Everyday Minerals is great quality at surprisingly low prices, and the Everyday Bronzer is no exception. It gives my pale skin just a hint of color – perfect for faking that bronzed goddess look without risking my health or resorting to gross chemical-laden sunless tanners.

John Masters Organics Sea Mist Salt Spray with Lavender
– My hair is generally pretty limp, and in the summer it’s downright sad. This spray wakes it up, so I can look like I spent the day at the beach even though I was really typing at a laptop in my office. It doesn’t dry it out too much – just provides some body.

Stephanie Rogers is a fashion- and beauty-obsessed freelance writer with an abiding love for kale and organic wine, living in Asheville, North Carolina.