A Few Vegan Skin & Hair Essentials for Summer
I'm not sure what part of the world you're clicking from, but right now in Palm Beach, FL it's an epic 94 degrees with a ridiculous percentage in humidity.
I really wanted to share with you are a few products that I have fallen in love with during these hot summer months. Hopefully they will inspire you to browse around in the comfort of your AC and discover something new.
I have tried lots of natural deodorants and honestly this brand wins hands down. A few brands (that I will kindly not mention) had given me rashes and pretty serious skin reactions in the past. Lavanila takes the vegan cake in overall brand excellence. The other day I was running with my husband and raised my arms to stretch and he literally said -"wow, you smell fresh". That was 2 miles in... and I'm sure you understand why thats a big deal if you've used natural deodorants before. Additionally it makes your armpits as smooth as butter, and it's available at Sephora if you want to purchase in-store.
During the summer it's easy for blonde hair to pick up brassy tones from being in the water for prolonged periods without getting a deposit of some color. This is my hands down favorite blonde shampoo (my stylist loves it as well) and it's run by a privately owned company that has never tested on animals. Stay platinum babes.
So unless you have been living under a rock, you know that Elf has seriously stepped up their game in the past few years. They have now become a drugstore cruelty-free and vegan staple. Their Daily Defense Mist is not only great as a setting spray when using powder products, but also has some amazing skincare elements that protect your skin when you're outside running around. Grab Elf products at your local target because I know you're in there at least once a week.
If you were anything like me as a child, you fought your Mom as she tried to cover you in sunscreen before summer camp. Sorry Mom. The truth is, if you use any type of anti-aging skincare at night, your skin is more likely to receive damage during the day. This is why you need an SPF, beyond the fact that you just need an SPF. I am truly in love with this primer! It has a light tint and I have been wearing it all summer without added foundation. I simply apply it, spray the defense mist over top, and head out the door.
PS Apparently I'm not the only one obsessed with this stuff, so they have been sold out online. Check your local target.
Hey, summer should be fun and you SHOULD be spending time outside, in the water, and being an adult that can sometimes play like a child. Yes, that pool noodle belongs to you.
So for days when you've been out in the sun for long periods of time, apply this oil before going to bed. Instead of seeing pitted, thirsty, older looking skin in the morning, experience hydrated youthful skin that's ready to do the thing all over again.
Derma E is one of my favorite cruelty and vegan skincare brands. Their products pack a serious punch so be sure to check out other items in their line!