By Michelle Guerrere
Summer jet setting calls for beauty essentials that work just as well at home as they do on holiday. The season of bronzed skin and sun-kissed hair also requires particular attention when it comes to preventing — and treating — any form of damage to skin and strands. One of the leaders in this movement is DERMA E, whose impressive line of natural skin care made its debut in a So-Cal health food store (its products are 100 percent vegan, cruelty-free, and GMO-free). The clean label relies on powerful vitamins and nutrients as ingredients to ensure that your glow starts from the inside out — crucial at any time, but especially during vacation season. Here are the beauty essentials we’re bringing with us wherever we go, all summer long.
Radiant, vacation-ready skin can be achieved with regular exfoliation once or twice a week. Escape for a moment of self care with this Dead Sea salt and citrus oil blend scrub that helps smooth skin and acne scars. Gently buff into your skin for one minute, rinse, and apply moisturizer.
Traveling can throw off your sleep cycle, which is where this lifesaver serum comes in. Just a few drops will noticeably brighten your complexion, while a combination of non-oxidizing Vitamin C and vegan hyaluronic acid will increase your skin’s level of hydration and protect it against environmental stressors.
Start the day off on a high note with DERMA E’s hydrating day cream to lay down the ultimate canvas. This lightweight moisturizer is packed with vegan hyaluronic acid and powerful vitamins to plump your skin sans a greasy after-effect.
A proper sunscreen will shield your face from damaging UV rays. This weightless everyday SPF 40 formula is invisible and doubles as a primer when you choose to wear makeup over it.
Sun, chlorine, and hot tools can take a toll on our hair. This replenishing treatment is formulated with red seaweed extract and sweet almond oil to volumize, nourish, and encourage hair growth at the same time. Distribute it evenly through hair and leave in for 5 to 10 minutes before rinsing.