Step Into The Light

July 10, 2009

Stop right there! Put your hands up and slowly step away from the heavy moisturizer. With winter in the past, you’ve retired your snow boots, your warm mittens and that cozy hat that looks silly but keeps your head toasty. So now it’s time to tuck away the rich cleansers and thick creams, and restock your bathroom with lightweight options better suited for the season. Here are my four favorites right now. Together they’re everything you’ll need (except for a sunscreen) to keep your skin healthy and glowing.

1. Weleda Rose Cleansing Lotion

If you have dry, normal, or combination skin the trick is finding a balance between keeping your skin moisturized but not greasy when the temperature rises. I love this formula because it’s mild and light, but still creamy enough to pamper your skin. Organic Rosehip and Mallow protects and soothes skin (which you’ll need after any extra minutes spent in the sun) and it will remove every trace of dirt and makeup. Plus the fragrance is so unexpectedly pretty.

2. Sophyto Deep Pore Foaming Cleanse

If your skin is oily and prone to breakouts, this is the cleanser for you. In fact, it works on all skin types, but the 95% organic formula is especially suitable for oily complexions. Fruit acids and enzymes (from apples) help dissolve dead skin cells which block pores to cause breakouts. It also increases cell turnover to keep skin glowing and healthy looking. And the light airy foam is a refreshing way to begin or end the day.

3. Suzanne aux bains Moisturizing Day Organic Treatment

The ideal summer moisturizer, this Ecocert certified organic treatment is both lightweight and potent. Perfect for all skin types (from sensitive and dry to oily and everything in between), it delivers a delicate dose of moisture while nourishing, soothing and protecting. Plus the skin-regenerating Nutri-Détente® complex keeps skin youthful.  With a who’s who list of ingredients, including Olive leaf, Mediterranean Brown seaweed, Mallow flower and Aloe Vera and a lovely scent created with Wild Chamomile, Rose, Ylang Ylang and Lavender essential oils, this is one moisturizer you’ll stay faithful to.

4. Living Nature Flax Firming Serum

Don’t let the name fool you. Yes it is a creamy serum, but a super light serum that won’t leave your skin greasy during the humid summer months. Plus, if you have extra dry or mature skin you need a big dose of hydration all year long. It helps repair and rejuvenate skin while softening the lines on your neck and face with a powerful line up of natural ingredients. It’s been scientifically proven to stimulate structural skin cells (which increases the production of collagen) up to 86% in 48 hours. And since preventing aging is as important as combating what you already have (if not more so), it helps inhibit environmental damage, which leads to wrinkles, dullness and uneven skin tone.