OWhen summer hits and your Instagram feed lights up with endorsements for all the products you * need * for no makeup selfies and wet-complexion close-ups, you’ll probably start wondering which foods actually to match the hype?
It’s too easy to get lost in a summer trading hole, so we asked Hadley King, MD and board-certified dermatologist from New York, what is really needed for a full summer routine. Top of her list? Antioxidants (particularly vitamin C) and a moisturizer SPF 30 or higher with broad spectrum protection.
“Sunscreens, whether mineral or chemical, help protect the skin from UV radiation,” says Dr. King. “But when these ingredients are combined with antioxidants such as vitamin C, the protection is better because antioxidants help neutralize free radicals from UV rays.” Basically, with just two ingredients, your glow on the lock.
To collect all the high quality Vitamin C serums, soothing moisturizers and premium SPF products you need in one place, Saks Fifth Avenue– the perfect place for all things of pure beauty thanks to a huge selection of the latest luxury and organic beauty products – this is your one-stop shop.
As proof, we’ve compiled seven new (dermal-approved) products that will be joining your summer beauty program as soon as possible to keep your skin looking healthy and radiant throughout the season.
Keep scrolling through the list of 7 year old beauty products that the dermatologist says are worth checking out.
Espa Gradual Tan Body Moisturizer – $ 60.
If your goal is to minimize sun exposure during the warmer months, that doesn’t mean you can’t maintain sunlight. Containing shea butter and sweet almond oil, this head-to-toe suntan moisturizer delivers both hydration and a natural bronze color all over.
“Shea butter contains fatty acids that have been shown to improve the skin barrier, says Dr. King. “Sweet almond oil with anti-inflammatory fatty acids and vitamins A and E is an excellent choice with good moisturizing and antioxidant properties. ”
Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protector Lotion SPF + Sunscreen – $ 49.00
An SPF product that is more effective in warmth and water? Yes, he exists – and he is fighting for a seat in the front row of your summer beauty parlor. It uses Shiseido’s WetForce technology, which combines the negative ions of the formula with positive ions in sweat and water to provide an extra layer of sun protection that will work while you are at the pool or beach during the day.
Plus, Dr. King always recommends an SPF of 30 or higher, and this SPF 50+ sunscreen can be used on both the face and body for maximum protection all summer long.
Eleven by Venus Williams – The Ultimate Sunscreen Serum – $ 50.
This lightweight serum is the final step in your daily routine before applying makeup. She combines skin care and sun protection in one product (and with SPF 35 she passes Dr. King’s ad test).
This summer, a sunscreen serum with 25% zinc oxide for reef protection and a broad spectrum of action and prickly pear for soothing hydration will be an indispensable task. Even better? The serum dries transparently, without a chalky finish (unlike many other mineral sunscreens), so it is a great option for all skin tones.
Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer – $ 45.
A tinted moisturizer is imperative in the summer, and this ultra-lightweight moisturizes and also enriches the skin with vitamin C and also protects your complexion from UV rays with SPF 30 (so yes, it does it all).
“Neutralizing free radicals with antioxidants such as vitamin C improves the prevention of photodamage (skin changes from sun exposure), ”says Dr. King. Also, how can you forget to apply SPF if it’s added directly to your daily moisturizer?
Guerlain Terracotta Sunkissed Natural Bronzer Powder – $ 56.00
Boost your radiance without spending more time in the sun (as sun exposure is usually tantamount to skin damage) with this easy-to-mix, transfer-resistant bronzer. It applies nourishing argan oil to the bronze while soothing your skin for a moisturized, sunny finish that will last all day.
Shiseido Oil-Control Blotting Paper – $ 20
Sunny picnics in the park are the peak of summer bliss, but they usually come with little (or more) sweat. These blotting wipes absorb oil and remove shine for a fresh look.
“The advantage of blotting paper over powder is that you remove oil without adding more product,” says Dr. King. Maintain your appearance despite moisture? This is definitely a victory for summer beauty.
Larq Double Wall Self Disinfection Water Bottle – US $ 95
Although there is no water bottle technically a cosmetic product in the traditional sense, according to Dr. King, one of the best ways to maintain a healthy complexion is to moisturize it from the inside out.
“Maintaining adequate hydration is necessary not only to maintain the normal functioning of our bodies, but also helps to make our skin smoother and more elastic,” says Dr. King. “This can be especially important when the temperature rises, because we lose more fluid through sweating.”
Store this self-cleaning water bottle that chills drinks for up to 24 hours and uses an LED UV lamp to remove bio-pollutants from the water and bottle in your bag for easy access on your summer adventures.