Tan lines, frizzy hair, oily skin—sounds like summer, right? But with a little preparation, you can enjoy the pleasantries of the season—sun, pools, patios—while considering your unique beauty needs. From moisturizing treatments for dry hair to lightweight sunscreens for oily skin, these 30 summer beauty essentials will nourish and pamper your body from head to toe.
The felt tip applicator in this waterproof, smudge-proof and fade-proof eyeliner allows for a precise, seamless application that stays put all day long. With a little waterproof makeup remover, it melts off easily.
Whether you’re traveling to a dream destination or planning a city staycation, take your lashes to paradise with this stunning waterproof mascara. The collagen-infused formula and Millionizer brush amplifies each lash with a buildable, no-clump, smudge-free look. (For more picks, check out our seven favourite waterproof mascaras.)
Good waterproof brow makeup is a rare find. Look no further than this envy-inducing brow tint with staying power of up to 24 hours. The real magic is in the ultra-fine tip applicator that allows you to build the lightweight formula into a natural look or a more dramatic finish. Smudge-proof and waterproof, it’s one of the best products for hot weather.
The perfect summer beauty essential, this nutrient-infused hair serum quenches your locks and repairs split ends. Its key ingredient, baobab essence, is known for its hydrating properties. The milk serum formula melts in your hands so you can easily work it through your hair, leaving you with shiny tresses. (For gorgeous hair year-round, check out our eight best shampoos.)
Kiss summer frizz goodbye with this moisturizing conditioner made of rice protein (to reinforce the strands) and coconut oil (to create softness) in a chic pink bottle made of recyclable plastic. For the ultimate dry-hair treatment, start your hair-wash routine with the Monday Moisture Shampoo.
A true miracle-worker for sun-damaged strands, this hair mask—infused with shea butter, avocado and grapeseed oil and keratin—restores moisture and shine by delivering nutrients to hair in only 10 minutes. With repeated use, the mask strengthens your hair so you may experience less breakage.
For a plump pout with a twist of fun, consider this all-natural tinted lip balm. It conditions lips for up to eight hours with nourishing botanical waxes and comes in a variety of flattering summer shades, including Rose and Pink Blossom.
Sheer colour meets intense moisture with this two-in-one melting lip balm. Its cutesy heart-shaped core is infused with nourishing vitamin E, leaving lips hydrated with visible shine.
Your summer-makeup arsenal isn’t complete without this nourishing, creamy lip balm—an alternative to other hydrating lip products. It gives lips a splash of colour and contains a combination of hyaluronic acid and pomegranate oil to soften and nourish your lips.
To keep your summer makeup in place, try this oil-free matte setting powder that smooths pores to perfection. It’s formulated with oil-absorbers, which is great for hot summer months and provides a flawless finish that visibly evens skin tone.
Unleash your summer goddess with this shimmery setting spray, which contains gold- and champagne-hued micro pearls that make your skin glow in the light. Mist it all over for the perfect refresh on a hot day. Not into shimmer? It also comes in a matte version.
Summer makeup and skin care in a bottle—this blemish-controlling primer is infused with salicylic acid, vitamin E, and tea tree oil to help control breakouts. This summer beauty essential preps your skin by filling in fine lines so makeup goes on evenly for a long-lasting, matte finish.
This tried-and-true dry shampoo has notes of coconut, jasmine and vanilla flower to instantly transport you to your favourite tropical destination. With just a spritz, it removes oil and adds body to your summer mane. (For more dry shampoo options, check out our six favourite dry shampoos.)
For beach hair all summer long, try this non-sticky, colour-safe texturizing spray. It creates gorgeous, tousled waves, so you can skip the curling wand. Formulated without parabens, sulfates or silicones, use it on dry or damp hair.
Lock in moisture while locking out frizz with this lightweight finishing spray. A formula that’s made with less alcohol so it won’t dry out your tresses, this hair spray gives you a crunch-free hold that lasts all day with a serum-like finish.
Calling all waxing newbies! These wax strips are ideal for larger areas like the legs, arms and stomach for smoothness that lasts up to six weeks. They feature a formula that contains all-natural ingredients including beeswax and cane sugar and come with an ultra-soothing oil to remove stubborn traces of wax.
A razor combined with a waterproof bikini trimmer that can be used in or out of the shower, this tool will take care of your leg and bikini hair removal needs. The razor’s five curve-sensing blades provide a close shave while reducing skin irritation, and the bikini trimmer has an adjustable comb with four settings.
If you’re looking for pain-free hair removal at your fingertips, choose this limited-ingredient depilatory cream from Veet. It works its magic starting in just five minutes for smooth, hair-free skin that not only lasts, it’s a summer beauty essential that’s formulated for sensitive skin.
Environmental stressors like the sun and pollution can wreak havoc on skin, especially during summer months. This lightweight daily moisturizer uses SPF 25 to help prevent damage, hyaluronic acid to boost hydration and a dash of antioxidants to increase radiance.
Developed with dermatologists, this lightweight moisturizer is made for those who want to do away with greasy lotions. In addition to SPF 30, it contains hyaluronic acid and three essential ceramides to provide all-day hydration, and niacinamide to help calm skin.
Oily skin types will adore this summer skincare essential, a vitamin-rich, anti-aging moisturizer with a lightweight finish and SPF 30 that helps protect skin from the sun’s harmful rays. It replenishes the skin’s moisture barrier, evens skin tone, smooths fine lines and wrinkles, and minimizes pores. Even better, it contains VitaNiacin Complex II that exfoliates and enhances the skin’s natural self-renewal process.
Build a natural-looking tan without UV exposure using this streak-free formula that’s enriched with vitamin E and micro-pearls for a healthy glow. Remember to thoroughly cleanse and exfoliate before applying. For your face, try these hyaluronic-acid infused self-tanning drops that create a gorgeous sun-kissed appearance when mixed with your favourite moisturizer.
Maintain sun-kissed skin all summer long with this airy, moisturizing mousse and self-tanner, also available in light bronze. and deep bronze. The mousse allows for precise, even application that dries in just 60 seconds without streaking. It also contains a tanning active derived from natural sugars so there’s no orange tone or sunless tanner odour.
For an all-over airbrushed look that covers freckles, veins and imperfections, try this lightweight leg spray that stays put even while working out. Streak-free and colourless, the self-tanning mist hydrates while enhancing your natural skin tone. Use a little for a sun-kissed glow or layer it for a deeper, golden look.
This ultra-concentrated face serum gently glides on skin in a flash thanks to its stick applicator—perfect for a skin refresh on the go. Moisture-trapping ingredients like Vitamin B3 keep skin plump, while antioxidant-rich Sake Kasu helps fight visible signs of aging.
Get irresistibly soft, glowing skin for summer with these capsules that contain 20 per cent vitamin C. Clinically proven to reduce the appearance of sun spots, fine lines and wrinkles over time, they’re a smart alternative to bottled vitamin C serums that lose effectiveness when exposed to light and air.
Looking for a hydrating night serum that deeply penetrates the skin’s surface? Opt for this hyaluronic acid formula that revitalizes and restores your skin’s moisture barrier overnight. Bonus: this pressed serum melts into your skin instantly.
For days spent out and about with the family, this sunscreen lotion with SPF 50 provides your baby effective protection against UVA and UVB rays. It’s gentle on the skin, water-resistant and contains naturally-sourced zinc oxide.
This lightweight, oil-free mineral sunscreen was created for daily wear, and its paraben-free, fragrance-free formula contains no skin-irritating chemicals so it’s great for sensitive skin. The best part? It nourishes your skin while protecting it thanks to hyaluronic acid plus antioxidants green tea and caffeine.
Broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection that’s sheer and lightweight—what’s not to love? This face sunscreen is water and sweat resistant for up to 80 minutes, making it a must-have summer beauty essential for a day at the beach. Oil-free and fragrance-free, it’s non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog pores or cause breakouts.
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