Summer blossoms differently on each person's face and in each region of the world, so to honor this diverse profusion of blooms we’ve gathered a simple, versatile ritual that will help bring balance, peace and radiance to summer skin in all its forms.
The heart of a summer skin ritual lies within light layers of hydration, antioxidants and protection. Let’s think of them as the linens, cottons and silks of skin care -- not the wools and chunky knits. Cooling hydration and lightweight, refreshing antioxidant-drenched EFA — that is the secret to summer skin. Steamy summer skin asks for infinite misting of HydroSoul. Skin that has seen too much sun asks for a serious infusion of antioxidants. Congested summer skin asks for purifying masks and light, nourishing fats.
In this special seasonal skin care box, we've compiled some of our very favorite products to help your skin thrive during this hot and complex season.
Tea Tree Gel Cleanser: A deep, but gentle purifier for stagnant, congested, irritated summer skin. Gentle enough for dry and sensitive skin, but also deep and thorough enough for blemish-prone and oily skin.
Heart of Summer HydroSoul: A harmonizing, balancing, and uplifting trio of Rose Geranium, Lavender, and Lemon Verbena hydrosols for a serious saturation of soothing and beautifying hydration.
Blue Cactus Beauty Elixir: A cult favorite. A cooling, antioxidant-drenched feast of moisture to feed, calm, and beautify, featuring a bouquet of desert botanicals to soothe, moisturize, revitalize, and nourish the skin, including prickly pear seed oil, blue tansy essential oil, jojoba oil, and sandalwood.
Elysium Glow Balm: a champagne highlight. The sultry intimate glow of candlelight. Elysium is paradise in the flesh. The final gilded light in the last moments of a sunset. A true, regal adornment. Remember your divinity.
Blue Cactus Beauty Elixir:
Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) Seed Oil*, Prickly Pear (Opuntia ficus-indica) Seed Oil*, Blue Tansy (Tanacetum annuum) Flower Oil*, Hawaiian Sandalwood (Santalum paniculatum) Oil*, Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata) Flower Oil*
Heart of Summer HydroSoul:
Lemon Verbena (Aloysia triphylla syn. Lippia citriodora) hydrosol*, Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) hydrosol*, Rose Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) hydrosol *
Elysium Glow Balm:
Rosehip Seed (Rosa canina) Fruit Oil*, Beeswax (Cera alba)*, Castor (Ricinus communis) Seed Oil*, Argan (Argania spinosa) Kernel Oil*, Shea (Butyrospermum parkii) Butter*, Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) Seed Oil*, Cocoa (Theobroma cacao) Butter*, Orange (Citrus sinensis) Oil*, Vanilla Flavor*, Vitamin E (Tocopherol). May Contain [+/-] Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019).
Tea Tree Gel Cleanser:
Water (Aqua), Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Glycerin, Lauryl Glucoside, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate, Coco-Glucoside, Citric Acid, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Rose Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) Leaf Extract, Oat (Avena sativa) Leaf Extract*, Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) Leaf Extract, Strawberry (Fragaria) Leaf Extract, Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) Leaf Extract, Calendula Officinalis Extract, Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) Extract*, Sodium Benzoate, Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) Leaf Oil*, Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) Flower Oil*, Lavandin (Lavandula hybrida) Oil*, Flower Essences.
Cleanse. AM + PM
Cleanse with Tea Tree Gel to purify pores, refresh and prepare the skin for nourishment.
Hydrate. Moisturize. Nourish. AM + PM
Mist skin with Heart of Summer HydroSoul. In the palm of your hand, add a dime to nickel-sized amount of Blue Cactus Beauty Elixir and five or more sprays of HydroSoul. Blend the two together in your hands and gently press the warmed emulsion into skin. Add another misting of HydroSoul, and press into skin.
Luminize. Bedew. AM.
Glide Elysium Glow Balm across high points of cheekbones, brow bones and décolletage.