Hot Girl Summer NEEDS Summer Skincare Switch-Ups! What Are Yours?

Hot Girl Summer NEEDS Summer Skincare Switch-Ups! What Are Yours?

Posted by Sonia Bellini on

Summer Is Officially Here! Get Those Bums Out In The Sun!
But Don't Forget Your Summer Skincare Protection


With the summer equinox having finally arrived, I thought it was an important time to talk about some things. Summer comes with sunshine, smoke (hopefully from campfires), humidity, sweat, dirt, sand, seawater, and delicious sugary drinks/treats all over our faces! Might have been cute while we were joeys, but not anymore, summer skin damage is a goer. I know it's a bit of work; figuring out what your summer switches should be, backing off the peels, using more antioxidants, and being adamant about your sun protection; but it's better than a kick up the backside! 


Here's our recommendations to make it a little bit easier:


Sun Protection:

When it comes to sun protection, there are two very important products: sunscreen and Vitamin C.

And they are imperative to the skin's health in relation to the sun. 


'Slip. Slop. Slap.' (as they say in my neck of the woods)


Slip into protective clothes!

Slop on your sunscreen!

Slap on a hat and sunnies!  


Sunscreen is of the utmost importance. It should be applied in the morning in the nud (that's aussie for naked), all over you body, before you even touch the sun. You should have a more specialized SPF to apply to your face, specific to your skin's needs (oily, red, dry, chemical vs natural, etc)  And you need a spray mist for reapplication, because let's be honest, nobody wants to reapply gross creamy sunscreen. This makes SPF reapplication easy and less of a chore. These are our favorites:


For Your Face - SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion

A 50% SPF physical block that has a silky-smooth texture with a little bit of a tint.

Perfect to help that sunkissed glow! 

For Your Body -  Coola Classic Body

A classic cream (or spray!), with sustainability built in, and reef-safe plus 90 minute water resistance. Perfect for your Hawaiian vacation!

For Reapplication - Coola Face Mist

A refreshing spritz of tropical ocean spray that doesn't even make you feel like you are putting on sunscreen! 

Coola Oil-Free SPF:

A silky, sheer, oil-free SPF 30 moisturizer clinically proven to provide breakout-free protection for sensitive and acne-prone skin.

SkinCeuticals Physical Matte UV Defense:

Daily UVA/UVB oil-absorbing protective base with a matte finish. Its weightless mousse texture dries to a powder finish, optimizing makeup application. Enhanced with aerated silica technology, it is proven to maintain a matte finish even in hot, humid conditions. This mattifying 100% physical sunscreen is formulated with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide (Z-Cote®*) to provide high broad spectrum UV protection. 


Past sun damage is no joke. And it's a 'no joke' that's really hard to get rid of. But less so if you are using the right products. Nothing compares to the best, and the best in Skinceuticals Vitamin C, patented by Dr. Pinell. 


C E Ferulic - For Most Skin

Vitamin C antioxidant serum with vitamin E and ferulic acid provides environmental protection, improves the appearance of visible signs of aging, and brightens the skin.

Phloretin CF - For Scarred Skin

For combination & pigmented skin, this Vitamin C antioxidant serum with phloretin and ferulic acid provides environmental protection and improves the appearance of fine lines and discoloration.

Silymarin - For Acne Prone Skin

An oil-free Vitamin C serum formulated specifically for oily and blemish-prone skin types that delivers advanced environmental protection and reduces oiliness, refines skin texture, and visibly improves skin clarity and fine lines.


Help Correct Past Skin Damage:

The summer time is a great time to focus on correcting past damage, utilizing target products that are not necessarily as emollient as what we use in the winter. Below we've listed out a handful of skin correction; from wrinkles, to dark spots:


Phytomer Skin Lumination

This fine and delicate cream combines two biotechnological marine sugars to offer high performance results for the complexion, dark spots and wrinkles. It instantly brightens skin tone and smooths wrinkles in 1 month*. Day after day, dark spots diminish, skin appears visibly younger and more luminous.   *Scientific study on 24 volunteers.

SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense

Discoloration Defense is a layerable, daily-use dark spot corrector clinically proven to reduce the appearance of key types of skin discoloration, including hard-to-treat forms such as stubborn brown patches and post-acne marks. Formulated with 3% tranexamic acid, 1% kojic acid, 5% niacinamide, and 5% HEPES, this latest-generation formula improves the appearance of skin discoloration, brightens skin, and evens skin tone in as early as 2 weeks.

SkinCeuticals AOX eye + Lip Gel

A groundbreaking serum-in-a-gel that contains a synergistic combination of 5% pure vitamin C (l-ascorbic acid), 1% phloretin, and 0.5% ferulic acid along with powerful botanicals to protect the delicate eye area from atmospheric skin aging – environmental damage and premature signs of aging caused by free radicals from UVA/UVB, infrared radiation (IRA), and ozone pollution (O3). This refreshing eye serum targets visible signs of aging such as crow’s feet and fine lines, and improves the appearance of puffiness, fatigue, and under eye circles.

This potent treatment helps fight the signs of environmental damage while smoothing and rehydrating the lip surface.

Phytomer Night Recharge:

Each awakening is a new beginning for the skin. Its cocooning texture combines microalgae and Marine Mannitol for a dual youth effect. From the first use skin is energized and more efficiently protected. After one month signs of aging are visibly reduced.


OLIGOMER® concentrated sea water and Marine Eternal blue micro-algae to target dark spots and wrinkles. Its dewy texture, combining all the comfort of an oil and the effectiveness of a serum, envelops the skin in light and delivers intense hydration. Day after day, skin is radiant, dark spots are reduced and wrinkles are smoothed away.

SkinCeuticals Metacell Renewal:

Utilizing a patent-pending aqueous emulsion to deliver a high concentration of 5% niacinamide (vitamin B3) combined with a firming tripeptide concentrate, and 15% pure glycerin to address early signs of photoaging. While signs of photoaging appear at different intensities according to skin biology, lifestyle, geography, sun protection behavior, and skincare regimen, they have a multiplicative effect, creating a prematurely-aged appearance. This comprehensive daily emulsion visibly improves these early signs of photoaging by increasing cell turnover to resurface skin, help clarify and even skin tone, and improve the appearance of wrinkles and surface elasticity.

SkinCeuticals Resveratrol B E:

A first-of-its kind night treatment that combines a maximized concentration of 1% pure, stable resveratrol, synergistically enhanced with 0.5% baicalin and 1% pure vitamin E (alpha tocopherol) for optimized anti-aging antioxidant performance. This patented antioxidant cocktail neutralizes free radicals, supports skin’s natural antioxidant defenses, and reveals visible radiance and firmness.

Pollution - Whos That? We Don't Know Her:


With the summer comes the smog. We love this little green oasis we call home, but even in the smallest cities we are faced with the effects of pollution. Especially traveling out and about, with our skin gets exposed to new pollutants. 

Luckily, there are products to help combat the visible effects of pollution to the skin; everything from the city smog to the campfire smoke from your vacation (even detering wildfire smoke, here in the PNW):


The Phytomer City Life Set


Flash Peel


CityLife Ultra-Cleansing Flash Peel is a new 30 second step that transforms daily cleansing into an exfoliating, detoxifying, facial treatment. Rinse to reveal a smooth, soft, revitalized complexion totally free of toxins and pollutants thanks to exfoliating enzymes and Phytomer's CitySafe Complex.

City Life Cream

This 2-in-1 face and eye contour cream protects and repairs skin from damage caused by urban pollution. CITYLIFE is formulated in a refreshing sorbet texture that’s suitable for the eye contour. It re-oxygenates tired skin – thanks to a powerful cocktail of marine ingredients. 

The Yonka Vital Defense Set


Vital Defense Cream

Defend your skin with this vitamin-enriched day cream that protects the skin from aging, environmental pollution, and free radical damage to help it recover its original radiance, softness, and vitality. Finely textured with a vitalizing citrus scent, this fast absorbing revitalizing cream treatment is perfect for dull skin and for those who work outside or are constantly active. Intensely hydrating and repairing, it is tolerance tested by dermatologists for all skin types.

Vital Defense Mist

All of the above in an effective featherlight mist, protecting from pollution and natural or artificial light damage. So easy! 


The Phytomer Souffle Marin Set



Lights up your complexion like a walk in the sea air. A real breath of fresh air, this serum contains active marine ingredients which neutralize harmful pollutants, enhance the skin's natural defenses and help it to breathe - for a fresh complexion and toned skin.


On contact with water, SOUFFLE MARIN Cleansing Foaming Cream transforms into an airy foam to offer the skin all the benefits of the seaside. The skin breathes freely and is perfectly cleansed.




We love the summer, but we love our skin more!

Be kind to it. Stop in to have a chat about what adjustments you should make to your routine for the coming season

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