Minimalistic, fresh, safe to use – here are just a handful of select summer skin care products for the modern man with or without a tan.
The beginning of the hot and humid season (plus the making of those travel checklists) are great motivation for many of us to get rid of unused skincare products. Today I want to focus on just a few products, some are new, some are time-tested and award-winning, that have great functionality, or even multi-functionality and may be a great green swap for whatever it is you’ve been using and not liking lately.
1 SHAMPOO (foam), CONDITIONER & BODY WASH (foam), RINGANA FRESH
The lipid-balancing formulas are a time-saving feat in the summer. Even with Berlin’s infamously hard water, harder than Berghain beats I say, your skin feels comfortable after a shower. For travels, I would pack only the body wash and use it for the hair and for shaving. Saves tons of space, and the plastic* bottle is, AFAICT, pretty much leak-proof and unbreakable.
* Made from renewable sources and fully recyclable.
Available at ringana.com
There will be a giveaway for one lucky person to win a Ringana Shampoo & Conditioner set over on BEAUTYCALYPSE Instagram in June, so make sure to follow!
2 BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 30 TANGERINE & VANILLA FOR KIDS, BADGER
I don’t mind that there is “kids” written on the bottle because I still feel like a kid myself. I like the clean, non-nano formula, the broad spectrum sunscreen and the pleasant light smell of sweet citrus.
Available at ecco-verde.de
3 INVISIBLE TAN, ECO BY SONYA
We’re not much of a tan clan over here in the casa BEAUTYCALYPSE, but we have friends who love their sunbathing and being tan. Because a few dudes asked, here’s one product we both can recommend from the ingredients perspective – and the 2017 beauty shortlist awards prove us right – Eco by Sonya Invisible Tan. Now, Invisible is a bit misleading methinks, because its sole purpose is to deliver “a rich honey tan in one application”. Which it does.
Keep in mind that all self-tan products make your skin more susceptible to sun damage, and protect your skin accordingly at least within 24 hours after application!
Available at amazingy.com
4 MOISTURE SERUM, FIVE SKINCARE
Here’s a product that one lucky BEAUTYCALYPSE reader has won last month: Moisture Serum by Five Skincare. Made from just two ingredients, olive-based squalane and Neroli essential oil, this ultra lightweight serum is ideal for sensitive skin and can be used to hydrate skin or hair.
Squalane is one of the safest, non-irritant, non-comedogenic cosmetic ingredients out there, and is suitable for all types of skin from oily to dry. It’s also naturally anti-bacterial and can help fight free radicals as well as help soften out light hyperpigmentation.
Available at fiveskincare.de