Summer Lovin….Your Skin & Hair: Top Picks to Save Skin & Hair from Summer Heat


Summer Lovin….Your Skin & Hair: Top Picks to Save Skin & Hair from Summer Heat

We get it. Playing in the sun is what summer is all about, but overexposure to sun without proper care can lead to premature wrinkles, age spots, and freckles and increase your risk of developing skin cancer. Taking care of skin requires a few extra steps during the warmer months. Try incorporating a few of these protective and healing products into your summer beauty regime for pre and post summer day exposure.


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Face – Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC Cream
Protect the delicate (read already aging!)  skin on your lovely face by using products with SPF every day. Yes, every day, all year round, but especially once that calendar says Summer is here!  Not one to double up on sunscreen + foundation?  Juice Beauty’s Stem Cellular CC Cream is the perfect multi-tasker, whether you’re a beach bunny, park hopper or hitting up every farmer’s market the summer months bring. This 12-in-1 CC cream (color correcting) delivers the ultimate in age defying, skin perfecting results and can be used as a primer, before your foundation, or on its own. It is ideal for all skin types and especially beneficial for skin showing the signs of aging including fine lines, wrinkles; and sun damage. Available in five shades, Natural Glow, Desert Glow, Warm Glow, Sun-kissed Glow and Deep Glow, to match and enhance any skin type and color while providing broad spectrum sun protection. Want even more protection for your face? Juice Beauty’s SPF 8 Lip Moisturizers will keep your often overlooked lips soft and safe.


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Face – Derma E – Evenly Radiant Brightening Day Cream
We’ve said it, we’re saying it again, SPF is an absolute must! This protective moisturizer does double duty by working to reduce existing hyperpigmentation and prevent new brown spots from forming. With full spectrum UVA/UVB protection and formulated with Derma E’s own Intensive Skin Brightening Complex containing Madonna Lily Plant Stem Cells, Bearberry, Niacinamide, Licorice, Green Tea and C-Ester this moisturizer helps fight discoloration for a brighter, more luminous complexion. Ideal for skin showing signs of uneven pigmentation, discoloration, sun damage, freckles, age spots and dark spots.


Body – Elemental Herbs Sunstick
Whether you’re hitting the waves, the trail or the lake, Elemental Herbs Sunstick has you covered. The no mess, stick applicator is perfect for easy to apply, all over body use, providing lasting SPF 30 protection. Available in unscented and coconut, it’s all you need for lasting, effective protection from the sun, no matter the adventure.  Elemental Herbs Sunstick is ideal for the face, nose, ears and more. In addition to non-nano Zinc Oxide, their formula incorporates rich, skin-saving certified organic oils, including jojoba, coconut and avocado.


Hair – Yarok Feed Your Shine Hair Serum
Often, when we think about sun protection, we tend to forget that our hair also subject to the ravages of heat & sun. Yarok’s Feed Your Shine hair serum and heat protectant can be used year round, but its true abilities shine during the summer months when your hair is subjected to more kinds of heat than just your styling tools. It’s formulated with jojoba, olive, grapeseed, apricot and primrose oils, all of which bring gloss and life back to UV ravaged hair. Also, in addition to protecting your luscious locks, Yarok donates a portion of its proceeds every year to protect over 10 million acres of the Amazon Rainforest.




Face – CV Skin Labs Rescue & Relief Spray
As sometimes happens when you’re out on your wildest adventures, you forget to reapply (or apply in general) SPF and your skin hurts afterwards. Tight sunburned skin can really put a damper on your summer fun, but you don’t have to suffer in silence. Cooling CV Skin Labs Rescue & Relief Spray will soothe sensitive sunburns on even the most delicate skin. This water-thin spray contains heat-removing water lily, calming and cooling chamomile and cucumber and soothing valerian and comfrey to instantly relieve sun and wind burned skin. While great for the entire body, this is especially wonderful for your face and other very sensitive skin. Store in the fridge for maximum cooling.


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Body – Skincando Combat Ready Balm
This multitasking skin salve, originally used by soldiers in the war zone, is a jack-of all trades. With formulas for adults, kids and babies, this can soothe even the worst of sun damaged skin. Use this salve anytime & anywhere to care, condition and protect your skin from further damage.

For a tan, sans sun…



If you’d rather not risk it, but still want that sun kissed glow, Suntegrity 5-in-1 Natural Self Tanner will give a natural look while nourishing your skin with botanical extracts including goji, acai, mangosteen and noni. Nourishing vitamin E and youth promoting antioxidants make this luxurious sunless tanning lotion a complete skin enriching experience. However, this is not a sunscreen, so if you still plan on catching some rays, be sure to still apply an SPF to protect your skin.

Not get out there and soak up some sun, albeit in a moderated manner slathered in protective, healing goodness!

sneak peek #anfgb box 5: HANA Organic Skincare Eye Oil


The delicate area around your eyes will love the gentle, soothing and smoothing properties of this nourishing eye oil featured in the fifth #anfgb box on sale next Thursday the 30th! Learn more about HANA Organic Skincare.


There is no comfort in reading a list of chemicals when you look at your personal care ingredients. Most commercial skincare products contain highly toxic and irritating ingredients. Those ingredients are absorbed into your skin, and often cause allergic reactions and other skin sensitivities. For exactly those reasons, Karen Ries created HANA Organic Skincare in 2011. The products are handmade on Bainbridge Island, WA, in small batches, to assure freshness and well-monitored quality control. As a person with dry and sensitive skin (and a daughter with oily skin), it was important to develop an effective, yet very gentle skin care solution not only for herself, but for others that struggled with skin sensitivities.

After becoming a certified herbalist, Karen turned the family kitchen into an organic skincare laboratory, using the medicinal herbs from her small garden. Eventually, the art and science of skin care came together, she moved to her studio, and HANA Organic Skincare was born (named after Karen’s daughter, Hana). The company continues to grow and with the help of Natalie Berry. This year, the two of them will remain committed to their labeling standards and support of local and international charities.


The delicate area around your eyes will love the gentle, soothing and smoothing properties of this nourishing eye oil.


Shake well before each use. Apply one or two drops around the outer eye area. Avoid contact with the eye.


Jojoba and rosehip seed oils; Vitamin E; rose essential oil. Gluten free/Vegan product.

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sneak peek #anfgb box 5: Captain Blankenship Days at Sea Dry Shampoo


This powerful combination of organic powders will refresh and add life back to your locks. Featured in the fifth #anfgb box on sale next Thursday the 30th! Learn more about Captain Blankenship.


Inspired by the smells of the natural world, Captain Blankenship set sail on her maiden voyage in 2009. The craft was built in San Francisco by founder, Jana Blankenship, and now sails in the lush Hudson River Valley.  Since childhood she has had her nose wafting in the trees and flowers. As a young devotee, she mixed together her mother’s perfumes to create signature perfumes like “Scents of Hawaii.” This heavy mixing as a child led to an ongoing allergy to synthetic scents. Her love of smells and desire for luxurious, natural products propels my exploration. All Captain Blankenship products are made with love by her using only organic, wildcrafted or natural ingredients.


A miracle worker. A powerful combination of organic powders masks grease and adds volume and life to unwashed hair. Organic arrowroot powder, kaolin clay and baking soda absorb oil and mattify hair while organic essential oils of Rose Geranium and Palmarosa create a beachy rose smell.


Sprinkle throughout roots and work through with your fingers. Reapply as necessary. We recommend using Mermaid Mane Sea Salt Hair Spray after Dry Shampoo for double trouble, in our world it is an indispensable duo.


Organic Arrowroot Powder, Kaolin Clay, Rice Powder, Aluminum Free Baking Soda, Organic essential oils of Rose Geranium & Palmarosa.

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sneak peek #anfgb box 5: Kari Gran Naked Lip Whip in Cinnamon – Pimenta Berry

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This perfect everyday lip balm featured in the fifth #anfgb box will sooth your delicate lips. Just toss in your purse, car or on your nightstand and it’ll be ready whenever you need it. On sale next Thursday the 30th! Learn more about Kari Gran.


Kari Gran believes that beauty is not measured by age, a dollar sign or a stereotype and that women do not need to be fixed, plumped, erased or changed. They believe that beauty is achieved by how you live your life, and the choices you make. Beauty comes from being kind to yourself and to your skin. It is that philosophy that inspired the Kari Gran Brand: an all-natural, eco-skin care ritual providing a simple, elegant, clean solution that works flawlessly for any age and skin type.


A perfect everyday lip balm that complements the Kari Gran skin care system, the Lip Whip contains a soothing combination of ingredients. Handy in the purse, in the car or on the nightstand, Lip Whip is beautiful alone or paired with lipstick and gives lips a sensual, glossy, moisturizing boost.


Apply to lips with fingertips.


Organic Ricinus Communis (Castor Seed) Oil, Organic Beeswax, Organic Camellia Oleifera (Camellia Seed) Oil, Organic Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Organic Olea Europaea (Olive), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) & Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Oil, Tocopherol (Non GMO Vitamin E from Sunflower), Wild-harvested Pimenta Racemosa (Pimenta Berry) Oil, Organic Cinnamomum Zeylanicum (Cinnamon Bark) Oil or Organic Mentha X Piperita (Peppermint) Oil.

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sneak peek #anfgb box 5: S.W. Basics Hibiscus Mask


Get ready for a good, old fashioned night of PJs, pizza and BFFs. S.W. Basics’ Hibiscus mask will be the bright pink highlight to your evening. On sale next Thursday the 30th! Learn more about S.W. Basics.


S.W. Basics was created to be an absolutely, positively, 100% truly all-natural line. A lot of companies toss around the phrase “all natural” these days. Unfortunately, labeling laws for personal care products are extremely lax, and in their experience, “all natural” almost always translates to “not-at-all natural.” Our products are made simply using only the purest quality ingredients they can find. And because they believe every business has a responsibility to preserve a sustainable environment, all of their ingredients are either certified organic, Fair Trade, or sourced from small family farms.


If there were an official skincare product of every middle-school slumber party in every ’80s movie ever, the Hibiscus Mask would be it. It is a potent blend of alpha-hydroxy-acid-packed organic hibiscus for increased cell turnover, mineral-rich French green clay to draw out toxins, and complexion-soothing organic lavender. For added awesomeness, the hibiscus gives the mask a bright burgundy color, making it the perfect highlight to a good old-fashioned night of pajamas, pizza, and best-friends-forever.


Mix 1 tsp. Hibiscus Mask with 1 tsp. water, yogurt or honey. Apply to face, let dry then rinse off.


Organic hibiscus flower powder, French green clay, organic lavender powder.

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sneak peek #anfgb box 5: MUN Skincare No.11 Anarose Rejuvenating Rose Toner

Treat yourself to a bouquet of roses with the rejuvenating face toner. Featured in the fifth #anfgb box, No. 11 Anarose Rejuvenating Rose Toner inspires skin to bloom with lustrous beauty. On sale next Thursday the 30th!


International makeup artist Munemi Imai has always been in the vanguard of fashion and beauty, listing some of the fashion world’s most celebrated names among her clients, including Vogue, ELLE and Harper’s Bazaar. During a brief illness at one point in her career, Munemi discovered the powerful benefits of natural ingredients—in the food we eat as well as the personal care and beauty products we use. Profoundly inspired, she developed a deep passion for green living and embarked upon a journey to unite the worlds of fashion and sustainability.

A trip to the deserts of Morocco unveiled the secrets of the Prickly Pear cactus, whose seeds yield an exquisite oil that has been used for centuries to counteract the effects of sun and aging. Reflected in Munemi’s passion for natural beauty, MUN brings you a unique line of organic skincare products as pure as the plants they come from.


Every day, 100% naturally pure No. 11 Anarose Rejuvenating Rose Toner inspires skin to bloom with lustrous beauty. The heart of this hydration and radiance toner is composed of new rose blossoms hand-harvested from Valley of the Roses, the famed flower region in Bulgaria. Their unique hydrating and soothing powers are steam-distilled into the essential oil that enriches our rose water base.

Prickly Pear Stem Extract presents an abundance of essential amino acids, flavonoids and antioxidants that combine with the anti-aging properties of Goji Berry to transform skin, lending it radiance and resilience. The superior powers of Hyaluronic Acid help bind moisture to the skin, while a floral blend that includes Jasmine and Daisy delivers velvety softness, for a refreshed, rejuvenated and radiant appearance.


Apply to clean skin for all day moisture and softness.


De-ionized Water, Rose Hydrosol* (Rose Water), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice*, Maltodextrin, Opuntia Ficus-Indica (Prickly Pear) Stem Extract, Lycium Barbarum Fruit (Goji Berry) Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract*, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Extract, Bellis Perennis (Daisy) Flower Extract, Xanthan Gum, Vegetable Glycerin, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol. (*CERTIFIED ORGANIC) 100% Natural. 92.5% organically derived. Vegan.

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