My kids just got out of school for summer break on Friday, so our summer has started! Between planning how to keep them busy and our road trip to Yellowstone, I am getting so excited for warmer weather and fun! This week I have been getting ready for summer by loving a fab skincare sunscreen, hair care for summer styles, and products to protect, restore and heal the skin. tarte tarteguard 30 sunscreen lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($32 USD) — tarte’s first ever, non-chemical sunscreen to help protect, moisturize, brighten and re-invigorate skin for a youthful-looking appearance. The lightweight, non-sticky liquid lotion contains all mineral, non-chemical sunscreen ingredients to help protect against the sun’s damaging UVA/UVB rays that can cause dryness, redness, dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles, among other skincare beauty boundaries. Recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation for daily use, the skinvigorating™ formula is also infused with maracuja, red algae, soybean, apple and honeysuckle extracts to nourish, tone and retain moisture while helping to combat signs of aging for a firmer, brighter, smoother appearance. The fresh, ocean’s lily scent allows for luxurious, spa-like daily applications while the high-performance liquid emulsion seamlessly melts into skin, leaving it supremely soft and silky, without ever leaving a white cast. What I think: I have been using this as my daily moisturizer/sunscreen for a few days. It is very lightweight and absorbs instantly into my skin. It is hard to tell that it is a sunscreen because it is very sheer and there isn’t a sunscreen scent. The scent is quite floral, which seems strange for a sunscreen (not tropical) but it is very nice. I will be using this until I run out! Purchase at http://www.tartecosmetics.com
Pure Abundance Style Prep ($24 USD) — Nature’s boost for fine hair-infuses all-day weightless volume that feels naturally yours. Adds lightweight, natural bulk to each strand with a botanical blend of acacia gum, passion fruit, rice bran, açaí oil and certified organic aloe. Boosts volume with a natural corn-derived polymer-helping give fine, limp strands the hold they need for body that lasts all day. Weightless conditioners detangle to help prevent breakage from combing. Helps refresh volume on non-shampoo days-without adding weight. Brilliant Spray-On Shine — ($28 USD) — Provides a sheer mist of pure shine and vitamin E to finished hair styles. Also helps eliminate flyaways. For all hair types. Imparts glossy shine, eliminates flyaways and tames frizz. Aveda Air Control Hair Spray — ($26 USD) — Take hold of innovation: with a flexible, lasting hold hair spray-for all hair types-that has a net-zero impact* on the Earth’s climate. Breakthrough pine resin technology for hold. Dry delivery. What I think: For summer, just a few great hair care products can keep your hair looking amazing, but not over done. The Style Prep is a multi-tasker as it adds volume, detangles and refreshes volume on not shampoo days. The Spray-On Shine really does add a healthy shine and helps with the flyaways. And the flexible hold of the hairspray is perfect for sexy summer ‘do’s! Available at http://www.aveda.com
Q’urSkin ($12 USD) — Helps cleanse impurities and prevents inflammation, as well as supports skin’s healthy appearance. Useful for skin affected with lesions, minor cuts & scrapes, minor burns, bedsores and inconsistence. treatment for inflamed acne. The new nano-technological approach enhances the skin barrier system, provides long-lasting protection and assists in skin self-healing. Available at http://wwwndc.walmart.com/ip/Q-urSkin-QF-3010-2.3-fl.oz/17324362
Q’urBurn ($18.70 USD) — Provides skin comfort and helps relieve pain sensation & skin irritation caused by minor burns. It nourishes the skin, helping to restore the skin barrier system. Useful for skin affected by minor thermal, chemical burns and radiation. Available at http://wwwndc.walmart.com/ip/Q-urBurn-QF-3040-2.3-fl.oz/17324364
Q’urFollica ($12.80 USD) — Helps to relieve burning sensation and skin irritation, as well as prevents inflammation after waxing/shaving. Useful for skin at the bikini & underarm areas after shaving/waxing where ingrown hair or razor burn can occur. Available at http://wwwndc.walmart.com/ip/Q-urFollica-2.3-fl-oz/17324363
What I think: These products are essential for summer mishaps! Their portable sizes are perfect for first aid kits for travel and to keep at home. My kids (and husband) always come to me with boo-boo’s, and the Q’urSkin is like an effective spray bandaid. The Q’urBurn relieves the pain (campfire’s anyone?) and the Q’urFollica does help with razor burn!