These past couple of summers probably haven’t gone as planned but with things opening back up we can finally push play on our travel plans and live our best lives out in the sun. And with all of these summer activities on the horizon, it’s important for us to stay on top of our skin care routine. While you probably spent most of the winter fighting dry skin with heavy moisturizers, summer is a whole different ballgame. Of course, each person’s skin needs are different which is why these Latinx skincare brands have created products that keep things light and breezy. Planning to spend all of your time at the beach? Dezi Skin’s Claro Que Si Vitamin C Serum will help minimize dark spots from the sun. Looking for a sunscreen that doesn’t leaving you looking like a ghost? Try Antedotum’s Essential Daily Sunscreen. Here are some Latinx-owned must-have products that will keep your skin glowing all summer long.
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If you know about Tata Harper Skincare’s Superkind Radiance Face Mask then you know how moisturizing it is for sensitive skin. This face mask is great because it gives your skin a healthy-looking glow, with or without makeup. A product like this is particularly important in the summer because it gently exfoliates and reduces redness and flare-ups from the sun. With ingredients like Maracuja seed oil, prebiotics, and self-neutralizing AHAs you’ll feel as if you just spent hundreds of dollars on a fancy facial at the spa.
SuperKind Radiance Face Mask, $65, available at tataharperskincare.com
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You’ll soon be a big fan of Ere Perez’s Blue Cypress Facial Nectar because it smells like vacation. The facial nectar is light-weight and non-greasy so it literally leaves your skin soft and youthful. It’s important to be careful with facial oils, because while you do want to moisturize the skin, you don’t want the product to leave your skin looking super shiny. Ere Perez’s nectar is the perfect happy medium. You can use it under your makeup, day or night, for that summer-smooth skin.
Blue Cypress Facial Nectar, $38.27, available at ereperez.mx
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If you’re looking for a clean, natural toner, look no further than Jaboneria Marianella’s Rose Petal Mist Toner made from 100 percent pure organic rose petals.This product is filled with antioxidant rose water, witch hazel, and rose oil that helps visibly tone the skin and refine the pores. This is great for when you’re on-the-go and when your skin needs refreshing touch-up.
Rose Petal Mist Toner, $36, available at marianella.co
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This Overnight Facial Glow from Ela Luz is a clean beauty tanning cream made to give you a natural sun-kissed glow leaving your skin looking dewy. It’s made with antioxidant Brazilian skin conditioners like cacay and babassu seed oils, and shea and cupuacu butters. The ultra-hydrating ingredients may also make you want to skip your foundation in the morning because your skin will actually be glowing.
Overnight Facial Glow, $29, available at elaluz.com
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Claro Que Si Vitamin C Serum (say that five times fast) is another go-to this summer. If you’re into skincare or not, you know that vitamin C is all the buzz right now and for good reason. It reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles so it’s definitely summer-approved. Use Dezi Skin’s serum after spending a day at the beach, because it minimizes dark spots caused by prolonged hours in the sun. It’s on the pricier side but it’s worth the splurge.
Claro Que Si Vitamin C Serum, $66, available at deziskin.com
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Summer is fun, but sun exposure leads to skin damage and the amino acids in Joaquina Botanica’s Guava Essential Cream replenishes the skin’s moisture barrier ensuring it stays hydrated. Combined with Colombian superfruits, Cacay, Uchuva, and Guava this product ultimately plumps and firms your skin.
Guava Essential Cream, $98, available at joaquinabotanica.com
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SPF is probably the most important part of your skin care routine as it protects it from sun damage. But some of us are super picky about our sunscreen and nobody likes the white, cakey kind. Reach for Antedotum’s Essential Daily Sunscreen with antioxidant and calming ingredients help with dry skin and it’s disappearing zinc finish means you won’t have a thick and visible layer of SPF on your face. Did we mention it’s small enough to fit into your purse? So you can reapply from anywhere during the day.
Essential Daily Sunscreen, $13, available at antedotum.com
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“Add a layer of protection to your skin” are the first words that you will read under Skinergy’s Body Guardian Skin Smoothing and Protecting Body Oil description, and this sums up the product beautifully. During the summer months, dry skin is awful, so this body oil is the perfect solution to that. The natural oils provide your skin with Omega 6’s and vitamins A, C, D, and E to help your skin lock in moisture after a long day by the pool.
Body Guardian Skin Smoothing and Protecting Body Oil, $35.99, available at skinergybeauty.com
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Gloryscent Beauty’s Enzyme Cleansing Gel is great because it acts as a face wash as well as a face mask. During the summer months, it’s a good idea to replace some of your winter products with ingredients that will exfoliate and soothe sunburned skin. This product will penetrate your skin, unclog pores, and remove excess dirt and sebum. One of the key ingredients is Willow Bark which is a natural source of salicylic acid, increasing cell turnover and reducing irritation.
Enzyme Cleaning Gel, $56, available at gloryscent.com
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Sun Kiss Organics’ Aloe Rose Water Cleanser is a product that will help you maintain a bright complexion while conquering oil and sweat. Most importantly, the cleanser will hydrate your skin. This face wash is super affordable and is specially formulated with organic rose water, aloe vera, hibiscus extract, and sweet almond oil to prevent breakouts and soothe sensitive skin.
Aloe Rose Water Cleanser, $16.99, available at sunkissorganics.com