The 10 Products Your Skin and Hair Need This Summer

BY Dermstore Editors · July 1, 2015

Beautyfix July

 

Summer is a wonderful time to be lounging on the beach, hiking in the mountains, swimming in the pool and enjoying family BBQs—but extreme heat, seawater and chlorine can wreak havoc on your skin and hair. Think sunburn, frizzy hair, excess oil and parched lips.

That’s why this month, all the products included in BeautyFIX have been carefully curated to help your skin and hair feel and look amazing this summer. From moisture-boosting skin care staples to hair protectors and hairstyle helpers to the only makeup you’ll need this summer, we’ve all got your hot-weather woes covered! Below is an exclusive look at the 10 products in this month’s box.

If this is your first time hearing about BeautyFIX, here’s a primer: it’s a thoughtful collection of innovative and professional skin and hair care solutions, handpicked by beauty experts and delivered straight to your door. Click here to learn more about it.

*Note: The products in the BeautyFIX box are a combination of full, travel and deluxe sizes. All photos herein are for representation purposes only.

 

 

1. The Skin Brightener

SkinCeuticals Metacell Renewal B3

Why We Love It: Being out in the sun means becoming more prone to hyperpigmentation (dark spots), so here’s something that can help you with that: Metacell Renewal B3. This product combines a high concentration of a niacinamide, a potent skin brightener, with the hydrating prowess of tripeptide and glycerin to knock out dark spots while rejuvenating dull skin.

2. The Sun-Damage Controller

SkinCeuticals Resveratrol B E

Why We Love It: Even the most adamant sunscreen applier among us can have a momentary lapse of judgment. When that happens, reach for this nighttime serum, which combines resveratrol—a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, also known as the “longevity molecule”—with vitamin E to boost your skin’s repair-and-defense system against sun-induced damage.

3. The Excess-Oil Extinguisher

Erno Laszlo Firmarine Face Bar

Why We Love It: Still think summer breakouts are a myth? Here’s a simple explanation for you: Heat and humidity cause your skin to produce more oil, which make you more prone to clogged pores and, guess what, breakouts. Sure, you won’t find any shortage of cleansing bars that can rid your skin of excess oil and pore-clogging impurities. But this face bar got our editors’ nod of approval for doing so without drying out your skin. Its secret: shea butter, a natural humectant that keeps your skin’s hydration level in check.

4. The Perfect Summer Hydrator

SkinMedica Replenish Hydrating Cream

Why We Love It: Just because your skin produces more oil during warmer months doesn’t mean you’re allowed to skip moisturizer. The best course of action? Look for a moisturizer that’s light enough to apply on hot days, but heavy-duty enough to keep your skin supple throughout the day. Our best bet is on this hydrating cream, which also throws in vitamin C for good measure to provide unbeatable antioxidant protection.

5. A Travel-Bag Staple

Vichy Purete Thermale 3-in-1 Cleansing Solution

Why We Love It: Whether your summer travel takes you to Paris or Hawaii, you’ll need skin care products that 1) don’t take up much space in your carry-on and 2) let you multitask. This cleansing solution dissolves makeup as it tones and refreshes your skin in one go—and you don’t even need a bathroom sink! Plus, it’s the perfect size to take with you wherever you go.

6. The Instant Pick-Me-Upper

Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask

Why We Love It: From summer concerts to backyard barbecues, our social calendars can fill up fast. If you can’t even squeeze in a spa appointment to unwind from back-to-back soirees, reach for this detoxifying, radiance-reviving mask. You’ll be surprised at what five minutes of this can do for your skin.

7. The Kiss Perfector

DermStore Lip Quench Original

Why We Love It: Let’s face it: Dehydrated lips aren’t sexy. There’s no lipstick in this world—no matter how expensive it is—that can camouflage chapped lips. Lip Quench (which has 483 five-star reviews, by the way) does exactly what its name suggests: quench thirsty lips with nourishing and hydrating ingredients, leaving them smooth, soft and irresistibly kissable in no time.

8. The Curl Savior

Devacurl 3-Step Introductory Kit

Why We Love It: Whether your hair is naturally curly or you just love rocking beach waves during the summer, you’ll need hair care products that can smooth out frizz and add a hint of shine without weighing down your waves. And that’s what DevaCurl products are all about. Plus, they’re all sulfate-, silicone- and paraben-free, so they’re gentle enough for chemically treated hair.

*Set It Free Moisture Lock (shown in the picture) is not included in the box.

9. Hairstyle Helpers

Harry Josh Pro Tools Pro Styling Clips

Why We Love It: No matter what Pinterest tells you, there’s nothing “effortless” about boho braids and bombshell waves. Trust us, it takes some serious skills and an army of hair defrizzers. Of course, you can always forgo styling altogether and just tie your hair up in a messy topknot—or you can reach for these professional styling clips. With their double-jointed design and durable springs, they can make styling even the thickest, coarsest hair much more manageable.

10. The Only Makeup You’ll Need

Glominerals Lash Boosting Mascara

Why We Love It: When it’s hot and humid outside, the last thing you need is a pile of makeup on your face. Besides, this season is all about sporting a fresh and glowing complexion. The key to a no-makeup look is near-perfect skin, so focus on exfoliating and really moisturizing your skin. And to avoid looking washed out, play up your eyes. This volume-boosting mascara opens up your eyes effortlessly without looking made up. It also doesn’t hurt that it has vitamin E and B5 to nourish and enhance your lashes.

Dermstore Editors

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