While we can't help you work hard on your beach bodies (we know you are), we can help you perfect your summer look when you go to the beach! Summer time is all about bright colors and protecting your skin and hair. Take a look at our list, and feel free to add anything that you think we missed!
Your most important Summer Beauty product! NEVER underestimate the need to protect your skin from the sun's rays. Remember that you can still get tan while wearing sunscreen, it's never OK for your skin to get burned. Even when it is cool, breezy, or overcast outside, it is still very important to wear sunscreen during the summer. Around here, our favorite suncreens are by Hawaiian Tropic. Each of their suncreens have a great coconut fragrance which smells amazing on our skin. We also have many other sunscreens by No-Ad, Banana Boat, Ocean Potion. All of our suncreens are located here. Try These For Extra Sunny Days: Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Lotion SPF 50 8 oz: Sheer Touch Lotion Indulge and protect your skin with our line of Skin Beauty Protection products. Rich, creamy formulas infused with an exotic blend of flora and fruit extracts provide your skin with optimal coverage. Now with our new and improved signature tropical coconut scent! Features & Benefits: • NEW exotic coconut scent! • Formulated with our patented SunSure® Technology - Tested in the natural sunlight! - Less chemical sunscreens - Advanced UVA Protection • Very water resistant • Invisible Sheer Touch formula • Oil-free & non-greasy Ocean Potion Anti-Aging Sunscreen Mist SPF 50 6 oz: Ocean Potion® Instant Dry SPF 50 Mist® Anti-Aging Sunblock with Parsol® 1789 (Avobenzone) provides the highest sunscreen protection without rubbing onto skin. This non-greasy instant drying formula is ideal for all outdoor activities. Provides Broad Spectrum UVA I, II, and UVB protection for xtreme sun exposure. Solaplex™ enhances the stability of Parsol® 1789 (Avobenzone) which makes Ocean Potion® sunscreens more reliable and longer lasting. Please refer to our old post debunking the myths of sunscreen
Did you just get your hair highlighted or colored for summer? Do you want those colors to last longer in your hair? Make sure you protect your scalp and hair from the harsh sun using these Hair Conditioning Sprays. Alterna Hemp Sun Recovery Spray A nourishing bi-phase leave-in conditioner that delivers an instant boost of moisture to sun-parched hair and offers UV protection during the hot summer months. Instantly revitalize sun-parched hair with this nourishing leave-in conditioner works deeply to infuse moisture, improve manageability and enhance shine. Formulated with Enzymehterapy, UVA/UVB protection, and Certified Organic Botanicals including patented Hemp technology to extend the life of your hair color and protect from future damage. Benefits: * Bi-Phase Leave-In Conditioner * UVA/UVB Protection * Certified Organic Botanicals * Patented Hemp Technology * Free of: Parabens, Synthetic Color, Phthalates, Petrolatum, and Mineral Oil Product is a member of Alterna's Summer 2010 SUMMER HAIRx Collection Directions: Shake well and apply to towel dried hair. Do not rinse. Style as usual. Goldwell Dual Senses Sun Reflects Leave-In Protect Spray:Leave-in Protect Spray • Protects from the effects of the sun, pool and sea water • Detangles the hair • Provides intense moisture DUALSENSES SUN REFLECTS. When the sun is shining, so should your hair. UV rays, pool and salt water dry out the hair, leaving it brittle and without shine. Recommend the ideal solution for the summer season to your clients: dualsenses Sun Reflects. Features & Benefits: • Instantly visible shimmery shine and a healthy, smooth feeling: thanks to the innovative Instant Microfluid Technology with care action that you can feel and see instantly. • Developed for the needs of sun-stressed hair: the new Sun System - with passion fruit oil and UV filter- intensively regenerates and helps protect hair from external harm. • Easy and efficient: shorter usage times and leave-in products – ideal for the summer.
Lip Balm with SPF
There's nothing worse than dry, sunburned lips! Protect them with these Lip Balms that contain SPF. Banana Boat Aloe Lip Balm with SPF 45 Aloe Vera with Vitamin E SPF 45 Lip Balm No more Chapped Lips Aloe Vera with Vitamin E SPF 45 Sunscreen Lip Balm helps prevent sun and wind-chapped lips. Apply this balm for moisture and protection to your face's sensitive skin: your lips. • Moisturizes and protects dry lips • Very water resistant • Net Wt. 0.15 oz Also Try: Burt's Bees Lifeguards Choice Lip Balm, Kiss My Face Lip Balm SPF 30
Wave Building Spray
The trend for the summer is to have wavy hair. This means no straightening! Keep your hair looking voluminous and natural with these texturizing sprays. Alterna Hemp Ocean Waves Spray A texturizing spray that creates tousled beach-like waves with a matte finish and creates weightless volume for that sexy fresh out of the ocean look. A lightweight texturizing spray for sexy, "just back from the beach" hair. Provides weightless volume, moisture lock and a natural wavy texture to all hair types. Formulated with Enzymetherapy, UVA/UVB protection, and Certified Organic Botanicals including patented Hemp technology to extend the life of your hair color and protect from future damage. Benefits: * Lightweight texturizing spray * UVA/UVB Protection * Certified Organic Botanicals * Patented Hemp Technology * Free of: Parabens, Synthetic Color, Phthalates, Petrolatum, and Mineral Oil Product is a member of Alterna's Summer 2010 SUMMER HAIRx Collection Directions: Spray on damp or dry hair from roots to ends and shape with fingers for a loose, tousled look. Also Try: Aquage Sea Salt Texturizing Spray, Enjoy Texturizing Spray, Pravana Beach Wave Kit
Bright, Brighter and Brightest! The summer is all about looking flashy with the brightest colors you can find. From OPI, Essie, China Glaze and Color Club we have the boldest and brightest shades for you! Can't Decide on 1 Shade? Try the OPI Mini Brights Collection: Mini OPI Brights Nail Lacquers Plus A Mini Rapidry Top Coat. Bright Lites Mini Pack by OPI Mini OPI Brights Nail Lacquers Plus A Mini Rapidry Top Coat Contains: 1 - 3.75 ml - 1/8 fl. oz. OPI Charged Up Cherry Nail Lacquer 1 - 3.75 ml - 1/8 fl. oz. OPI Need Sunglasses? Nail Lacquer 1 - 3.75 ml - 1/8 fl. oz. OPI No Room For The Blues Nail Lacquer 1 - 3.75 ml - 1/8 fl. oz. OPI Rapidry Top Coat Or GO Green with OPI's Shrek Collection Also Try China Glaze Fun In The Sun Set w/Free Beachball!Soon to come: More OPI and Essie Summer Collections
Want perfect-looking skin without the heavy mask of foundation? Use Tinted Moisturizers! Especially great for the summer as these will keep your skin feeling soft and protect from burning! The Balm Tinted Moisturizer Fair/Light: BalmShelter Tinted Moisturizer SPF 18 Want perfect-looking skin without the heavy mask of foundation? Introducing the BalmShelter Tinted Moisturizer SPF 18. Designed for all skin types, BalmShelter Tinted Moisturizer is a superior, hydrating formula that’s packed with sun protection. This smooth lotion has just enough color to even skin tone, while leaving you with a polished complexion every time. Key ingredients include: Allantoin is a healing, moisturizing, soothing, anti-irritating and non-toxic agent. It is a valuable cell-proliferating healing ingredient, which stimulates healthy tissue formation and improves skin over time with daily use. Hexyl Laurate helps maintain smooth, soft pliable skin and acts as a conditioning agent so skin stays hydrated. Octinoxate and Octisalate work as safe and effective UV-B absorbers. Avobenzone provides broad-spectrum UV-A protection when combined with Octinoxate and Octisalate. theBalm is known for clever design, fabulous formulas, and gorgeous shades. Many products serve dual purposes and provide a quick fix to make you look and feel your best. Our sassy names reflect the personality of theBalm – a mix of sexy and serious, smart and funny, romantic and rebellious. Also available in Light or Medium Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Foundation SPF 20 Our famous patent pending Un-Wrinkle® blend of active wrinkle relaxing and anti-aging peptides and neuropeptides infused in a luminous foundation with light-diffusing pigments that diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while SPF20 protects skin from the damaging rays of the sun. Our exclusive, patent pending Un-Wrinkle® blend of six powerful, active wrinkle relaxing and anti-aging peptides and neuropeptides is infused in a luminous foundation with light-diffusing pigments that diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while SPF20 protects skin from the damaging rays of the sun. Hydrating, oil free formula moisturizes skin while preventing excess oil from settling on skin’s surface. Long wearing, buildable coverage glides on effortlessly to create a natural veil for flawless coverage. KEY INGREDIENTS: • SYN®-AKE • SNAP-8 • Argireline® • SYN®-COLL • MatrixylTM 3000 • Licorice Root • Vitamins A C & E BENEFITS: • Immediately reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to impart a flawless, natural finish • Long term anti-aging benefits of Un-Wrinkle’s peptides and neuropeptides • SPF20 protection • Hydrating formula moisturizes skin to leave a healthy glow • Buildable formula for areas that require additional coverage • Protects against free radical damage • Extremely long wearing • Oil and fragrance free USAGE: Apply a small amount with fingertips or brush. Blend gently into skin for a flawless finish. Reapply as needed for desired coverage. Also Try Other Tinted Moisturizers Any products that you don't see here? Have other summer beauty secrets? Let us know in the comments section!