5 Clean Beauty Products You Should Try This Summer

Summer is almost upon us and it’s the perfect time to experiment with a minimal and relaxed beauty routine using products that multitask. Especially if you are new to “clean beauty,” trying a few nontoxic beauty items (like mineral-based broad protection sunscreen) will only improve your complexion as we head outside and enjoy all that summer has to offer.

Today, Jessica Morse of Bare Beauty is sharing some of her tried-and-true favorites that will be in her bag all summer long!

1. Suntegrity 5-in-1 Natural Moisturizing Tinted Face Sunscreen

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Suntegrity 5-in-1 Natural Moisturizing Tinted Face Sunscreen is my go-to for a beach day. It offers incredible, nontoxic protection from the sun while evening out skin tone. And it received a #1 Rating by the EWG/Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database! This product really does what it claims: treats, hydrates, protects, primes and covers.

Non-nano sized zinc-oxide not only provides broad-spectrum UV protection, but it also soothes and calms the skin. Zinc-oxide is known for its anti-inflammatory properties that can help skin conditions like rosacea, acne, and melasma. This BB cream is also loaded with hydrating and non-comedogenic ingredients like organic aloe vera, jojoba, sunflower, pomegranate, cucumber, and green tea as well as hyaluronic acid, astaxanthin, and red algae.

For those with normal-dry skin, it can also be worn over moisturizer and under makeup for everyday use. And, with five ultra-versatile shades, there is an option for virtually every skin tone.

2. RMS Beauty Master Mixer

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We’ve all fallen in love with illuminators that accentuate bone structure, but sometimes they look so… white, especially on dark or tan skin tones. RMS Beauty Master Mixer solves that problem! In the pot it looks like rose gold but the coconut-oil-based formula really makes my complexion glow.

As with any other illuminator, I apply it on the high points of the face (cheekbones, brow bones, down the center of the nose, the inner corners of the eyes, in the bow of the lips, the collarbone, etc.). And while it’s gorgeous all on its own, you can also wear it under or over just about any other product (so it doubles your cosmetics palette).

The Master Mixer can also tone down a bright blush or warm up a cool-toned lip color. It’s one of the most versatile cosmetics I’ve ever come across, and it’s perfect for a relaxed summer beauty routine.

3. Ilia Tinted Lip Conditioner

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Ilia Beauty makes some of my favorite clean lip products: The colors are gorgeous, the formulas are hydrating, and they never use toxic ingredients like parabens or triclosan. llia Tinted Lip Conditioner with SPF 15 is the perfect trifecta of lip balm, lipstick, and sun protection. Ingredients such as cocoa and Shea butter hydrate lips, zinc oxide provides natural SPF, and the colors are universally flattering.

Whether you’re after a natural or bold look, this product delivers! The colors go on sheer, but the formula is buildable, making it the perfect day-to-night staple for summer.

4. Lily Lolo Pressed Bronzer

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Lily Lolo Pressed Bronzer in Miami Beach is one of my favorite bronzers. I love that I can build my desired level of tan with this light, sheer powder. The color is really beautiful and natural looking—it never looks orange or ruddy on my skin—and the fact that it’s in a pressed powder compact is perfect for when I’m on the go.

Ingredients like Argan and jojoba oils are not only plant-based and nontoxic, they also ensure that the bronzer’s finish is never chalky.

5. Captain Blankenship Golden Waves Sea Salt Shimmer Spray

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Who doesn’t love a good beach wave spray in the summer? Captain Blankenship Golden Waves Sea Salt Shimmer Spray outshines the rest! They have taken their original formula (which has a cult following, by the way) and added golden mica to make your waves shimmer. And, don’t worry, you won’t look like you poured glitter in your hair—it just softly glistens, and works on all hair colors.

The combination of aloe vera, sea salt, and sea kelp extract adds the perfect amount of volume, hold, and texture, and essential oils (like palmarosa and rose geranium) provide a light, beautiful natural fragrance.

What are your favorite clean beauty products?