With the end of college approaching at lightspeed, I’m definitely guilty of shopping (and using my VIB points at Sephora) to ease my stress. I know, it’s a bad habit. However, with my impromptu purchases, I’ve discovered my 5 new beauty essentials going into this summer. Summer means the emphasis is placed on your skin–clean, healthy, luminous skin. No matter what year it is, or the current trends happening, everyone wants to see beautiful skin when summer rolls around.
All these purchases lately have revealed just how important my skin is to me–it’s my #1 priority right now. With that in mind, I’ve outlined why I’ve fallen in love with each of my new beauty essentials. These opinions are completely my own so I hope you enjoy them! And the product descriptions are taken straight from the websites I have linked.
Check out my 5 new beauty essentials and tell me what you think in the comments below! What new products are you trying?
New Summer Essentials
Product Description: BB Gold is a luxe natural sun-tanning and body oil, which will give you a deep golden glow while hydrating your skin. Using as a daily body oil, BB Gold can treat dry & eczema prone skin. This golden multi-tasker can also be used in the sun as a tanning oil to achieve a golden glow. It’s natural, hydrating and 100% vegan-friendly.
Why I Love It: I’ve never really been into tanning lotions and oils. But, I decided to buy this because I’ve been feeling VERY pale lately. I wanted something that would give me a glow, and I’ve been obsessing over Bali Body’s products ever since I started following them on Instagram. I love it because it hydrates my skin without making me feel greasy, and I noticed a huge difference in my tan once I started using it. Because of this, it has become an essential anytime I’m headed outside to get some sun.
Product Description: Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 moisturizes, protects, and smooths the lips with a blend of moisture-preserving sugar and nourishing oils, delivering long-lasting moisture. The lip treatment provides essential, year-round protection from damaging UV rays, and the tinted treatments also offer sheer coverage or buildable color.
Why I Love It: Honestly, this has been a long-time favorite of mine. It’s always in whatever bag I’m carrying around. This chapstick works unlike any other, and it doesn’t hurt that its case is super sophisticated. I really never have to reapply (unless drinks and food are involved). The $24 price tag will make you flinch. But, like I always tell myself, it lasts forever and the quality is just that good.
Product Description: Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Perfecting Wand is a multitasking lip treatment that gently buffs and nourishes lips to smooth, soften, and leave them with an instant, ultrasoft glow. The innovative applicator brings out your lips’ natural color while the moisture-preserving sugar formula is proven to increase hydration by 45 percent for six hours.
Why I Love It: This is a brand new product for me. I’m in love with Fresh and was so excited when they released this new product. I love lip exfoliators and this seemed like a great alternative–I was right! I feel like I get the best of both worlds with this product: it removes dead skin and leaves a nourishing product I don’t have to wipe off my lips like a normal exfoliator. Is it “essential”? No. Am I going to use this every day until I run out? Yes.
Product Description: Martian Mattifying Melting Water-Gel Toner is formulated to target oily and acne-prone skin concerns. It immediately melts from a treatment gel to a water toner as it is massaged into the skin. Bentonite clay mattifies excess oil while visibly reducing pore size.
Why I Love It: This item was a complete and utter splurge. It’s a story I’m sure most people are guilty of: I was in Sephora, I saw it, and I got it. To be fair, it’s a 100 rewards point product (aka trial sized) so I wasn’t out any actual money. I have an extremely oily T-zone and I’m always looking for something that might help in any way. And oh boy, have I been blown away by this product. I see results instantly! I will definitely be purchasing this for real when this freebie runs out.
Product Description: Glow big with this innovative, multitasking mask. Made with Mediterranean rose clay, Canadian willow herb, and exfoliating jojoba beads, it helps gently deep clean while refining skin’s texture. Pores appear to vanish and clarity is restored for a radiant, youthful-looking complexion that’s silky-smooth to the touch.
Why I Love It: Face masks = relaxation. Need I say more? I’m always looking for a good face mask to boost my skin and help me relax. This is especially true as my final semester of college comes to the end… I got this Origins mask by trading in 100 Sephora rewards points, and I don’t regret it one bit. It delivers exactly what it promises, leaving me less stressed and with beautiful skin. I recommend using it once a week, preferably while catching up on tv.