It’s time to start thinking about the products to use this summer. With even warmer weather on the way, it’s time to update your beauty routine to something more seasonally appropriate. Fortunately, this month’s new launches of best beauty products to use this summer are here to help.
Smoothing body products like Drunk Elephant’s scrub and Fenty Flesh’s whipped body lotion come in handy because you’ll be exposing more skin below the neck. Catching some rays on a patio might also mess with your hair color, especially if you haven’t been seeing your colorist as often because of the pandemic.
Finally, while social-distancing guidelines are easing, face masks aren’t totally out of the question. That’s where lightweight makeup comes in because summer 2020 taught us that sweat and thick coverage foundation could be a recipe for making. For a non-cakey glow, try Armani’s sheer power and about-creamy face’s highlighter.
And that’s just the tip of the launches in terms of debuts worth checking out this month. We’ve created a list of the top 12 best beauty products to use this summer:
12 best beauty products to use this summer
1. About-face Daytripper Light Lock Stick in Frenzy
When it comes to pastel makeup for summer, Halsey’s about-face brand’s Daytripper collection is groundbreaking. The limited-edition products include a pastel holographic highlighter as well as matte, high-pigment pastel eye makeup. Frenzy, a frosted white that works across all skin tones for an otherworldly glow, is also available in addition to orchid.
2. Cover FX Future Perfect Water-Optional Cleanser
The name says it all: there’s no need to rinse Cover Fx’s first-ever cleanser with water. You can, however, if you want to choose. To remove makeup, soak a cotton round in the cleanser, then massage it into wet skin, letting it foam up, and then rinsing it off. You have the option. But thanks to soothing plant extracts and amino acids derived from veggies, you didn’t have to worry about the cleansers stripping the skin.
3. Amila Bust Your Brass Intense Repair Mask
Blonde hair suffers the most in the spring and summer. The heat and chlorinated water can hasten the fading of bottled blondes. And wearing ponytails and buns can weaken hair that has already been damaged by coloring. Amika’s purple hair mask comes in handy here. It not only deposits purple tones into hair to reduce unwanted brassiness and yellow tones, but it also provides deep hydration for dry, brittle hair.
4. SkinCeuticals Daily Brightening UV Defense Sunscreen SPF 30
The goal of this sunscreen is to interrupt the seemingly never-ending cycle of hyperpigmentation. In addition to offering SPF 30 protection from UV-induced dark spots, an all-star lineup of brightening and moisturizing ingredients is also included in the formula. Tranexamic acid and niacinamide help to level out existing hyperpigmentation, while glycerin moisturizes and provides the lotion a smooth, comfortable feel. According to one study, tranexamic acid can treat melasma.
5. Aveda Blonde Revival Purple Toning Shampoo
Could we recommend Aveda’s new purple shampoo to blondes who like toning shampoos over masks? This cleanser, formulated with a low lather to maximize its toning properties, is the first step towards bright, icy blonde hair.
6. Drunk Elephant Sugared Koffie Almond Milk Scrub
Drunk Elephant’s first body scrub smells just like bathing in an almond milk latte at your favorite café – in the greatest way imaginable. The nutritious plant oils, powdered coffee, brown sugar crystals, and almond milk in this mild but powerful scrub effectively remove dead skin and buff dry areas for softer skin from head to toe.
7. Olay Regenerist Whip Active Moisturizer With Sunscreen SPF 40
During the summer, Ibrahim suggests switching to a combination moisturizer and sunscreen to help lighten things up. A lightweight moisturizer with SPF of 30 or more may be enough for most people, he says, as long as you apply a generous amount and reapply every couple of hours, just like you would with regular sunscreen. Thicker moisturizers can cause clogged pores, irritation, and acne; especially if you have acne-prone or oily skin, skipping one skin-care step with a combination moisturizer/SPF can help keep skin clean.
Try the Best of Beauty-winning Olay Regenerist Whip Active Moisturizer With Sunscreen for a lightweight two-in-one that provides soothing moisture and SPF 40 protection without smothering your skin.
8. Paula’s Choice Resist Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum
Vitamin C is necessary all year, but it’s more important in the summer, says Ibrahim. Vitamin C helps prevent hyperpigmentation, the appearance of fine wrinkles, and the production of collagen. Apply a few drops on your skin in the periods between cleaning and moisturizing.
Paula’s Choice Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum was originally suggested by board-certified dermatologist Robert Finney for its extremely stable form of vitamin C, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, which benefitted from the vitamin E mix.
9. L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Bright Reveal Brightening Peel Pads
Dermatologists often advise us not to over-exfoliate. But summer is the season to peel away. Exfoliation should be increased in your skin-care routine if you have oily skin. This does not mean taking all of your favorite acids daily but instead slowly increasing the number of days you exfoliate each week.
Ostad suggests using alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) pads to open up clogged pores and remove the oils that cause acne. Moreover, they are soothing and relaxing for stressed-out summer skin. L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Bright Reveal Brightening Peel Pads, containing 10% glycolic acid, is an inexpensive option. Keep in mind that AHAs might make skin more photosensitive, necessitating the use of sunscreen.
10. Phyla Rehab Cold Massage Roller Ball
Replace your unattractive bag of frozen peas with this chic cooling product inspired by cryotherapy and traditional massage techniques. It can help with inflammation, strained muscles, and heat-induced headaches and has a rubberized and grooved grip for ease of usage. Put it in the fridge overnight and apply it wherever you want to cool down.
11. Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer
Who is it intended for? Anyone looking to cover a pimple, dark circles, or fine lines.
We get pimples on sometimes. It’s an unavoidable fact of life. It’s especially aggravating when it occurs on the day of a summer date or the evening before a dinner gathering with friends when we want to appear beautiful but not overly so. Fenty Beauty’s Pro Filt’r Concealer will save the day. A dab on red areas or dark patches of skin can help to even out your skin tone. It’s a much lighter option than foundation, comes in 50 different colors, and is sweat-resistant.
12. Lush Cherry Lip Scrub
Who is it for? Those who have dry, chapped lips or who want to improve their lip care routine.
Chapped lips are commonly associated with winter. But they can also dry and crack in the summer. Excessive sun exposure, as well as dehydration, can exacerbate chapped lips (another reminder to up your intake of water). Lip scrubs are a great way to soothe your lips, and this one by Lush does the work nicely. It’s delicious exfoliation at its finest, made with castor sugar and cherry kernel. When you’re finished buffing away the dry skin, just lick away the excess!