Welcome to Summer, beauties! Here in Arizona, things are seriously heating up and I have some protective, family friendly choices to get you through these long summer days feeling nourished and gorgeous. I’m heading off on a vacation at the end of the month so I am stocking up on products that I’ll be packing along with me. These are serious staple products so I can’t wait to share them with you. Let’s get straight into it!
First up is the Suntegrity Milky Mineral Sun Serum Spray, SPF 50. This is a newer launch from Suntegrity and has been a part of my vanity since I got my hands on it. If you’re looking for the ultimate multitasking summer skincare product with SPF, this is going to be your new go-to. I love that it’s super quick, easy to apply, and convenient to grab for traveling & vacation. Not only does it have Broad Spectrum SPF 50 formulated with Suntegrity’s usual non-nano zinc oxide & titanium dioxide, but it’s also loaded with an ABUNDANCE of antioxidants for protection & nourishing skincare ingredients for a serum-like effect on the skin. It’s a creamy, milky texture that feels super nourishing yet lightweight, making it perfect for reapplication throughout the day. I even love to use this on my daughter Willow’s face & body which is so convenient. It’s perfect for a quick pick me up and to keep you safe from all the harsh summer sun and other free radicals.
Next, let’s talk makeup. RMS just launched the most luxe "re" dimension hydra powder blush and I have to admit that it is FAB-U-LOUS! I have been obsessed with it since we started testing it & couldn’t wait for it to launch on the site for you guys. This is a creamy, super blendable wet-powder blush that is also infused with skin-nourishing ingredients to keep the powder looking supple & keep your skin super hydrated. It comes in 6 stunning shades that all have a touch of luminous shimmer. Personally, I have been rotating between the French Rosé which is a soft traditional pink and the Pomegranate Fizz, a deeper, more vibrant pink with hints of red, to give me a little more color. This compact is also refillable which is amazing.
For my body, I have been absolutely obsessed with the Leahlani Mahana Coco Infusion Kula Body Oil. This is the most decadent & luxurious body oil that immediately transports you straight to a tropical vacation. It has a really warm, rich coconut scent that makes you feel like a Hawaiin goddess. I love this specific rendition of the oil, ‘Kula’, because it has an added subtle shimmer to it, giving skin a luminous glow. In tandem with your summer tan (real or faux), you will feel like a golden, exquisite Queen.
Another multitasking skincare hero is the Fortune Teller Brightening Sunscreen Serum from one of our newer brands that I’ve curated for the shelves here at Citrine, Solara Suncare. This is an incredible brand that is focused on creating unique, multitasking formulations that combine sun protection with the most efficacious skincare ingredients to take it beyond just SPF. This product is an elevated version of a daily moisturizer, combining the skincare grade ingredients of a serum with the protection of a sunscreen, all rolled into one, easy to use, one step serum. Not only does it protect, nourish, and hydrate the skin, but this gel-to-milk formula also works to combat hyperpigmentation to actually reverse any past damage done to your skin by the sun. It’s anti-inflammatory and super brightening, plus it protects against UVA & UVB rays, environmental elements, and blue light. I really love this for traveling because it combines sunscreen, serum, and moisturizer, so I know I am giving my skin everything it needs with one quick product.
The CV SkinLabs Rescue + Relief Spray is a must-have product for any family during the hot summer months. It’s so calming & instantly relieving to the skin. When my daughter Willow developed hives from an allergic reaction, I got her in the bath & sprayed her down with this healing mist and within just 10 minutes, the itching stopped & the hives were dissolved. This also works great on sunburns and heat rash as well. CV Skin Labs uses a unique Tri-Rescue Skin Complex in all of their formulations which is a blend of anti-inflammatory turmeric, alpha-bisabolol & reishi mushrooms to calm & accelerate the healing process. The aloe vera & cucumber are ultra-soothing & calming to the skin, plus water lily which helps to purify & remove heat. This is a product I always make sure to have on hand for beach trips, pool days, and in my family medicine cabinet. Moms, trust me on this one!