While many of us scramble to find heat-friendly cosmetics and hair styling products, others may be opting out all together. Fret not, as these innovative beauty and styling products will keep you looking your best even on the most sizzling of summer days.
Chock full of nourishing oils (Jojoba and Hazelnut) and unique botanical extracts (Amaranth flower, mint, organic Buriti), these gel-like oils hydrate lips that can often dry out on very hot days. Offering a subtle flush of color and a lush glossy sheen that doesn’t slip, this innovative lip product leaves behind a more plush and protected pout.
Rose Hibiscus Coconut Water Face Mist, Herbivore Botanicals ($32). Sephora, 1714 Chestnut St., 215-563-6112
Nothing feels more refreshing on a devastatingly warm day than a splash of chilled water. Thankfully, Herbivore Botanical’s Rose Hibiscus Face Mist similarly cools off an overheated face without disrupting your makeup. Created with luxurious hibiscus and hydrating rose, this coconut water-based mist revives parched skin, while infusing the skin with beneficial natural ingredients. Pop a bottle in the fridge prior to application for an added cooling effect.
Much like the skin, our hair is often damaged by environmental factors. This innovative spray not only protects hair against harmful UV rays, but remedies the troubles (color fading, frizz, and dehydration) hair experiences in excessive heat. Shake up to activate the two layers of this sun-protecting hair mist and maintain luscious locks that’ll shine throughout the day.
The key to creating any summer beauty look is light and versatile products. Providing a sheer and easily blended swipe of radiant color, Le Metier de Beaute has mastered summer blush and lip color in one chicly packaged product. Using your fingers or a brush, these creamy, flattering tints can be layered over foundation or bare skin and dries down to a water-resistant powder finish that doesn’t budge, even on the hottest of days.
Power Fabric Foundation with SPF 25, Giorgio Armani ($64). Sephora, 1714 Chestnut St., 215-563-6112
A foundation that offers sufficient sun-protection and wears well without slipping is an ideal product in the summer. This new, full-coverage formulation by Armani not only shields skin against the sun, but it feels lightweight and comfortable throughout the day. It’s finely blended and high-pigmented formula will rival your favorite summer foundation with its long wear and skin-like matte finish.
Regardless of styling or use of hot tools, frizz is inevitable in the summer heat. One of NYC’s top hair stylists, Nunzio Saviano, created a handy, travel-friendly product that tames frizz with a single wipe. These innovative sheets can be applied directly to hair and offer a mess-free elimination of pesky flyaways without disrupting the style or damaging color. Best of all, these sheets feature UV filters and leaves hair moisture-rich with every use.
Nirvana Rose Dry Shampoo, Elizabeth and James ($28). Sephora, 1714 Chestnut St., 215-563-6112
A perfect purse companion, this multifaceted portable dry shampoo absorbs oil while adding texture, and dusting the hair in light scents reminiscent of the brand’s NIRVANA Rose and Bourbon fragrances. With a foundation of water-free micro powder, this unique dry spray is infused with rose extracts that revitalize your hair while adding volume and shine without a tacky or sticky feel.
Terre de Lumière Eau de Parfum, L’Occitane ($98). 1606 Walnut St., 215-985-0279
Inspired by the golden hour before sunset, Terre de Lumière bottles the best scents of the French summer and offers a note profile that slowly reveals its sensual and warm aromas on the skin. With a balanced array of honey, zesty fruits, and delicate floral notes, this fragrance melts into the skin and pronounces its soft, musky scent with longer wear. Be sure to sprtiz on pulse points as the heat from the body will activate the perfume and leave a lasting scent.