Summer is one of our favorite seasons and we couldn’t be more excited for all our upcoming backyard BBQs and beach days.
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If you’re anything like us, you’re itching to get that healthy summer glow after such a long stretch of cold winter months. Unfortunately, that beautiful tan comes at a pretty terrible price. Sun exposure is one of the leading causes of skin aging and we just don’t think the wrinkles and chance of skin cancer is worth it.
This is why sunscreen should be your new best friend, and an essential skincare step all year round! It’s become a staple in our regimen whether it's summer or winter, which is why we’re sharing our favorite non-toxic and cruelty-free options with you to try.
One of our absolute favorites, this lightweight facial sunscreen also doubles as a makeup primer, leaving your skin looking flawless and protected in the summer sun. Squalane comes from squalene, which is part of our skin’s own natural moisture, but is also found in a variety of plants and in shark liver. We love that Biossance uses squalane that comes from 100% plant-based, renewable sugarcane.
Supergoop has a wide range of sunscreens to choose from, but if you’re looking for a super high-performance one for daily use, this is our recommendation. Powered by potent antioxidant-rich Cellular Response Technology™, it protects from UVA, UVB, and IRA rays while a unique oat beta-glucan—proven to deliver better long-term moisturization than hyaluronic acid—helps combat the skin dehydrating effects of sun exposure. It also smells amazing thanks to the natural extracts of lemon, orange, basil, and bois de rose.
The folks at Beautycounter ban over 1,500 questionable or harmful chemicals from their products, so you can always rest assured that what you’re getting is as safe as it is effective. We love this particular sunscreen because it blends into the skin so seamlessly (no white streaks!) while also delivering a healthy boost of antioxidants from the blood orange extract.
Sip on these refreshing smoothies while enjoying the sunshine!
Strawberry Dream // Strawberries, Almonds, Beets, Rice Milk, Agave
Watermelon Wizard // Watermelon, Pineapple, Strawberries, Lemon Juice, Rosemary, Maqui Berry Powder
Green Radiance // Spinach, Apples, Strawberries, Mango, Coconut Oil, Ginger