Editor-Approved Beauty Products for Summer 2019

Best Health editors share their favourite new products of the season that tend to summer skin woes and offer a healthy dose of colour.

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body scrub

Body Buffer

“This body scrub features a scrub-to-milk texture that leaves my skin feeling polished and hydrated.” – Renée Reardin, digital editor

Detox Mode Happening Scrub, $44; detoxmarket.ca

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aloe vera hair mask

Hair Soother and Smoother

“We rely on aloe to soothe our skin after it’s seen a little too much sun, and this aloe-infused mask treats parched hair the same way. It adds moisture to strands making them silky-smooth and basically heals split ends.” – RR

Christophe Robin Hydrating Melting Mask with Aloe Vera; Available soon at sephora.com

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reef-safe sunscreen

A Sunscreen That’s Safe for You and the Environment

“We’re all about reef-safe mineral sunscreens at BH (learn all about them!) and this one from The Detox Market is the best of the best. It’s 100 percent natural with no chemical filters, and if you’re not going into the water, it only needs to be applied once a day.” – RR

Love Sun Body SPF 50 Lightly Scented Sunscreen, $31; thedetoxmarket.ca

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olivia palermo lipstick

Glossy Lipstick

“Inspired by Olivia Palermo, this glossy pink lipstick lends just the right amount of colour for a natural summer makeup look.” – RR

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 In Love With Olivia, $43; sephora.com

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powder spf

SPF Touch-Up

“I’m completely nuts about sun protection—especially when it comes to my face. Every day I apply both sunscreen and tinted moisturizer with SPF, and I’ll be adding this SPF setting powder to the lineup. It’s great for midday SPF touchups, and it reduces shine.” – RR

Supergoop! Translucent Invincible Setting Powder SPF 45, $30 USD; anthropologie.com

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neutrogena sunscreen

Easy-to-Use Sun Protection

“Who knew one little handle could make such a big difference? It’s never been easier to diffuse a fine mist of sun protection all over the body, including tricky spots like backs of the legs.” – Ingrie Williams, beauty and style director

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen SPF 45, $18; well.ca

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lip, cheek, and eyelid tint

Do-All Tint

“Part of a new beauty line from Canadian fashion retailer Oak + Fort, this silky cream melts into skin delivering a lovely veil of sheer colour. Plus it’s v versatile: I use it on cheeks, eyes and lips.” – IW

Oak + Fort Color Wash in Reef, $18; oakandfort.com

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natural deodorant

Natural Deodorant That Passed the Test

“The foray into natural deodorant is an exercise in trial and error to find the one that works with your body chemistry. With a tapioca starch base and subtle essential oil blend, the formula in this stick has held up against steamy summer days.” – IW

PiperWai Activated Charcoal Deodorant, $21; thedetoxmarket.ca

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Post-Swim Lip Scrub

“Thanks to raw sugarcane grains, cocoa seed butter, and oils like almond and avocado, this scrub’s ingredients work to condition lips while gently buffing away dead skin. I use it when my lips feel dry—like after a day in the sun. It makes them feel smooth and hydrated.” – Alyssa Ball, assistant digital editor

Cocoiste Soft Lip Scrub, $22; 1luxbeauty.com

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Gam Glow

“New to the gradual tanner world? This product is beginner-friendly. I just hop out of the shower, towel dry and apply this lightweight, moisturizing body lotion (daily) for a natural-looking glow. Plus, its refreshing watermelon scent just screams summer.” – AB

Gradual Tan Watermelon Infusion, $38; shoppersdrugmart.ca

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Beach-Proof Polish

“A bold, summer shade that makes a statement! This new formula (featuring keratin, jojoba oil and vitamin E) nourishes nails and delivers a fast-drying, long-wear, gel-like shine. The bonus? It lasts for a full seven days.”  – AB

Vinylux Long Wear Polish in Holographic (PINK) Prismatic Collection, $13; cnd.com

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