Top 10 Green Beauty Must-Haves for Summer

1.) JOSH ROSEBROOK – Nutrient Day Cream with SPF 30 Non-Nano Zinc Oxide

Every once in a while, a product comes along that just raises the bar. This is one of those products and we can’t say enough good things about it. Using a daily SPF moisturizer is probably the number one most important thing you can do to protect your skin from UV exposure and prevent premature aging. A big problem we have found is that many of these products leave your skin so white that you could pass for a vampire extra on True Blood. Then came along this amazing new product from Josh Rosebrook and our prayers were answered. Formulated with mineral non-nano zinc oxide to provide sun protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays, the Nutrient Day Cream is lightweight with a silky soothing feel and quickly absorbs leaving your skin moisturized and refreshed without a white cast left behind. But don’t go thinking this is a one trick pony. The formula contains a powerful combination of distinct active herbal extracts and plant oils delivering anti-inflammatories, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients proven to nourish, repair and protect the skin. Rich with anti-bacterial and hormone balancing properties to help clear acne and promote a clear complexion. Antioxidants brighten and firm while enzymatic action ignites tissue cell metabolism, slowing down the aging process of the skin. Organic oils of hemp, borage and sea buckthorn deliver rich essential fatty acids and plant nutrients deeply moisturize and lock in hydration, while plumping, brightening and strengthening the skin. Linden flowers, calendula and chamomile soften, smooth and calm inflammation while aiding the skin’s natural healing process. Super green dandelion and burdock transform skin by detoxifying impurities. Nettles and chickweed herbs, both rich in antioxidants, contain multiple skin repairing and collagen bolstering benefits. Bilberry plumps, strengthens and protects the skin’s foundation by encouraging collagen production with potent bio flavonoid Vitamin C Rose hips bring potent nutrients regenerating skin cell tissue with rich essential fatty acids and help slow aging of the skin with Vitamin A and C, while skin charging antioxidants heal and firm the skin. Catnip and marshmallow root speed up cellular repair to tighten, tone and firm the skin with antioxidant power. Ginseng increases circulation helping nourish cells, brightening and stimulating elastin production with potent antioxidants. Sage’s anti-inflammatory properties relieve redness, increases circulation, regulates oil production and offers antibacterial, antioxidant action. Cayenne is loaded with skin clearing antioxidants, and also acts as a catalyst, increasing the effectiveness of other herbs. Neem leaf, calendula and skullcap soothe and heal with potent anti inflammatories, sterols and skin clearing antibacterials to stimulate cell rejuvenation and plump the skin. Natural antioxidants in hawthorne berry, alfalfa and green tea work hard to fight skin damage, preserving the skin’s firm structure and clarity. Whoa, that was a lot to cover. I’m only on number one and my fingers are already tired. This fantastic product is not to be missed.

2.) SOAPWALLA – Deodorant Cream

Our best selling deodorant and THE deodorant that is effective all day. Despite some tough contenders working their way up the ranks, it’s still the reigning, defending natural deodorant champion. You can feel confident wearing this deodorant without having to re-apply even on the hottest, most humid days(We know a thing or two about hot and humid in Houston). Aluminum free, vegan and easy to apply because of its smooth consistency. Vegetable powders and clays absorb moisture while essential oils of peppermint, lavender, sweet orange and tea tree inhibit bacteria. Has a mild tea tree-citrus scent.

3.) SOAPTOPIA – Wondermelon Watermelon Soap

Made in a base of wild crafted shea butter and organic hemp seed, coconut and olive oils, this soap is ultra moisturizing and will leave you skin feeling soft and smelling fresh and clean. Scented with pure essential oils of orange wild, lime, lavender and chamomile to soothe and calm skin with a hint of cocoa. Did we mention that it looks like a slice of watermelon? Must resist the urge to take a bite…

4.) SKINNYSKINNY – Black Coffee Organic Body Scrub

Who doesn’t love to start off their day with some coffee? The ground coffee in this scrub packs a one-two punch, both exfoliating and tightening your skin. Caffeine’s dehydrating effect provides the tightening action and helps reduce the appearance of cellulite, perfect before showing off those gams in your short shorts or by the pool. Made from a proprietary blend of organic oils, including coconut, jojoba and sesame oil plus shea butter that leaves skin feeling soft and moisturized. Plus it just smells awesome.

5.) ZOE ORGANICS – Insect Repellent Spray

Free of harsh chemicals and synthetics, this is not your ordinary insect repellent spray. A lovely 100% organic blend of botanical oils will keep bugs at bay while you enjoy outdoor activities. It has a pleasant, sweet lemon, woodsy scent.

6.) BLISSOMA – Amend Antioxidant Soothing Body Lotion

After sun exposure, provide intensive soothing and cooling hydration with this lightweight, fast absorbing body lotion packed with antioxidants. Contains Pomella, an intensive pomegranate extract has been proven in studies to reduce free radicals and protect skin from UV damage. Potent acai and rooibos tea provide further antioxidant protect to help regenerate and prevent future damage. Organic aloe, linden flower and comfrey soothe and rebuild skin cells. The perfect body lotion for after the pool or beach.

7.) ONE LOVE ORGANICS – Gardenia Body Serum

The hits just keep on coming from OLO. I love this limited edition product from the One Love Organics Summer Collection. An emollient blend of organic plant oils, extracts and antioxidants create this light-weight, fast absorbing body oil, leaving skin soft, smooth, hydrated and beautifully scented all summer long. Organic sunflower and green tea seed oils intensely moisturize without leaving skin feeling greasy. Supercritical sea buckthorn oil nourishes and conditions with rare Omega-7, which helps to combat dryness. Calendula flower extract soothes and calms skin. Red rooibos extract contains alpha hydroxy acid and zinc, which aid in promoting smooth, bright and glowing skin. The herb also has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-septic properties, which are excellent for treating any skin discomfort, such as sunburns, breakouts and rashes. Conveniently packaged in a spray bottle that allows for a fine mist spray that quickly dissolves into skin.

8.) BABO BOTANICALS – Non-Nano Clear Zinc Oxide Sport Sunscreen Stick

Protect your face, hands, lips, nose and ears from the sun and wind with clear zinc, the most effective, safest sunblock with UVA/UVB broad spectrum protection. The non-greasy balm absorbs quickly and goes on clear and matte without leaving any white residue. Enriched with skin-soothing certified organic oils, including jojoba, coconut and avocado to nourish skin. Moisturizing shea butter and beeswax helps prevent and relieve dry skin and chapped face, hands, nose, lips and ears. The perfect size to keep in your bag and take with you on the go.

9.) GOA – Moisture Control Conditioning Creme

In many parts of the country, with summer comes humidity. With humidity comes frizzy hair and bad hair days. Shea butter and jojoba, almond and babassu oils in this formula condition and nourish hair, smoothing out the hair follicle to reduce frizz. An amino acid complex strengthens and coats hair with a protective layer to reduce breakage from the sun, heat and the elements. Aloe Vera and Eucalyptus soothe an irritated, dry scalp that can result from the harsh elements from the sun and salt or chlorinated water. This product can be used a conditioner that can be rinsed out but is also light enough to be used as a leave-in conditioner. It works as a great detangler and leaves hair feeling soft and manageable but not weighed down. Some of you may be unfamiliar with GOA, which is a new addition for us. It’s one to keep an eye on. We love their Detox Body Cleanser also.

10.) YAROK – Feed Your Sunshine Hair Serum

Between the damaging effects of the sun, the humidity, ocean salt and harsh pool chemicals, summer can be the perfect storm for bad hair. Fortunately, this powerful, protective, nourishing blend of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and pure essential oils is the perfect oil for everything summer throws at you. Jojoba oil helps hydrate while black currant seed oil (high in essential fatty acids) helps maintain elasticity of the scalp. Aloe vera and tea tree oil aid in soothing and healing an irritated scalp after sun exposure. Geranium oil invigorates and promotes cell health. Lemongrass is an antioxidant that acts as an astringent, which helps balance oil production. Feed Your Sunshine is also specially formulated to replenish and combat over processed hair, free radical assaults, product overload, every day stress and may ease dry scalp conditions like dandruff and help calm scalp irritation. Jojoba oil helps hydrate while black currant seed oil (high in essential fatty acids) helps maintain elasticity of the scalp. Aloe vera and tea tree oil aid in soothing and healing an irritated scalp after sun exposure. Geranium oil invigorates and promotes cell health. Lemongrass is an antioxidant that acts as an astringent, which helps balance oil production. Feed Your Sunshine is also specially formulated to replenish and combat over processed hair, free radical assaults, product overload, every day stress and may ease dry scalp conditions like dandruff and help calm scalp irritation. For an intense treatment, thoroughly massage into your hair and wrap hair with a hot towel for 30 minutes. Then shampoo and condition as normal. For a more detailed step-by-step guide on how to use Yarok’s Feed Your Sunshine Hair Serum, click here.

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About Terri Hall

Terri is one of the co-founders at Integrity Botanicals.