Summer Beauty Edit: Clean Beauty Edition
Here are four products to help you get your summer beauty look on:
Suncoat Water-Based Nail Polish, $12 each
Not only is this award-winning nail polish water-based and Canadian-made without the help of harsh chemical solvents like toluene and acetates, it’s odour-free. Created by a chemist and mom to two daughters who wanted to create a natural solution to classic polish, this formula is environmentally-friendly, uses natural colourants and mineral pigments and won’t dry or discolour nails. Beauty PSA: Your mani might not last as long as it does with traditional polishes but the clean payoff is worth it.
LASPA Moisturizing Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30, $40
Repeat after us: sunscreen is our friend year-round but especially in the summer. Since not all sunscreens are created equally, it’s important to do your research. You want a broad-spectrum formula that blocks UVA and UVB rays. Why this one makes the cut: It’s clinically-tested and Health Canada approved, water and sweat resistant, free of fragrance, parabens, chemical UVA/UVB filters and it’s sensitive-skin friendly, whew! The bonus? It’s biodegradable, reef safe and not tested on animals.
RMS Beauty Lip2cheek in Demure, $45
What’s better than a multi-purpose lip and cheek colour that’s universally flattering? One that comes in a pot, of course. Fingers are your best blending tool for summer makeup and this nourishing organic formula can be used for a sheer dose of colour to cheeks and lips that’s buildable, making it day-to-night worthy (win-win!)
Pai Skincare Light Work Rosehip Cleansing Oil, $70
Still not sold on oil cleansers? Here’s why they’re great at removing makeup. Oil clings to oil and sops up everything from excess sebum to the oils in makeup, which provides a thorough wash that won’t strip your skin. This vegan, organic rosehip-infused formula turns milky when mixed with water, is sensitive-skin friendly and packed with essentials oils like Orange, Jasmine and Geranium for a nightly cleansing routine you can actually look forward to.