Summer is in full swing and if you’ve been enjoying your time in the sun, you’re probably on the lookout for products to help your body recover after enduring some serious heat. While it’s always a priority to choose products that feel best suited to your needs, it’s becoming increasingly important that we’re aware of how our lifestyle choices affect our planet. If you want to keep hitting the beach and soaking up the dog days of summer with Mother Nature, consider opting for some of these environmentally-friendly picks that will help both you and the planet get your glow on.
Davine’s The Renaissance Circle Hair Mask ($10.00)
Ocean waves and a day at the pool might sound nice when it’s scorching out, but you aren’t exactly doing your hair any favors. By subjecting your locks to salty water and chlorine, it’s easy for your hair to become a bit of a lackluster and matted mess. Davine’s hair mask is formulated with babassu butter and yellow clay to detangle and give your hair an envious healthy shine. The packaging alone is cute enough to warrant a purchase- even more so when you find out that Davine’s aims to use recycled materials to create their plastic packaging as much as possible. They’ve also launched an initiative to build the first line of salons that runs entirely on renewable energy, as they currently use for their factories and offices. Talk about a serious commitment to hair care!
Raw Elements Face + Body SPF 30 Tin ($18.99)
By now you’ve probably heard of the plastic pollution destroying our reefs- but did you know your sunscreen may be contributing to their demise as well? According to the Ocean Foundation, around 14,000 tons of sunscreen is estimated to find its way into the ocean annually. The majority of chemicals in mainstream sunscreens are toxic to marine life and can bleach corals, resulting in an increased susceptibility to infections that can prove deadly for the reefs. Raw Element’s sunscreen is certified biodegradable and reef-safe, meaning you protect your skin and the reefs all in one.
Ren Skincare Evercalm Gentle Cleansing Gel ($22.40)
Having a great facial cleanser is a must for summer days where sweat and sunscreen can build up on your face, clogging pores and prompting breakouts. Give your skin a break from the harsh chemicals with Ren Skincare’s all natural and organic based cleanser designed to leave you feeling fresh and clear. Cleanliness is the foundation of Ren Skincare, which is why they advocate for clean ingredients and a cleaner planet. Their packaging is 100% recyclable and partially made out of reclaimed ocean plastic, with additional offerings of refillable options. The beauty brand has also teamed up with non-profit Surfrider to help free our shorelines and oceans of plastic ASAP.
Kopari Coconut Deodorant ($14.00)
I’ll be the first to admit I used to be skeptical of all-natural deodorant, but this one is the real deal. The non-toxic formula is aluminum free, 100% plant based, and made with coconut oil guaranteed to leave you feeling like a beach babe even after vacation is over! In addition to being cruelty-free, vegan, and all natural, Kopari is dedicated to sustainably sourcing all their ingredients. All of their pure coconut oil is sourced from small family farms in the Philippines, so you can feel confident that there was no exploitation involved in helping your pits stay fresh!
Botanics All Bright Cleansing Facial Wipes ($4.99)
Spent a day hiking or lounging by the pool and in need of a quick refresh? These natural cleansing wipes are great for freshening up on the go or prepping your face for a glam session after a long day in the sun. Infused with natural hibiscus extract, these wipes are designed to leave skin bright and dewy. The best part? They’re made out of 100% biodegradable fibers and contain absolutely no plastic. Score for your skin and the planet!