9 Beauty Essentials We Couldn’t Survive the Summer Without

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Transitioning seasons is never easy on our skin, especially when we welcome summer’s heightened heat and sun exposure. Luckily, your hunt stops here for the best summer skin-care picks.

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Supercharged SPF

IS Clinical Extreme Protect SPF 30 ($68)

Packed with DNA repair enzymes, antioxidants, zinc oxide and a combined UVA/UVB defense mechanism, this sunscreen goes above and beyond your normal bottle. Plus, with collagen-repairing anti-aging abilities that hydrate as they work in tow, wearing this SPF is a win-win.

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Summertime Serenity

PurErb Serenity Calming Moisturizer ($58) 

Treat your skin to this luscious medley of exotic botanical oils and extracts—baobab, marula, kakadu plum and edelweiss—that soothes, softens and deeply hydrates stressed skin as the aroma of Bulgarian Rose creates an escape to tranquility and calm. 

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Ultimate Muscle Soother 

Kneipp Arnica Joint & Muscle Active Gel ($15)  

This cooling, quick-absorbing gel boasts menthol and camphor as main ingredients to soothe every ailment summertime brings with it. From sore muscles to pesky insect bites, this gel has got you covered.

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Anti-Aging Made Lavish

Gavée Gold Collection 5PC Travel Gems Set ($95)

Infused with organically purified minerals for nutrition-packed skin care, this TSA-approved anti-aging starter kit is proven to brighten skin and increase hydration and firmness.

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Multitasking Maven

Kerstin Florian Correcting Hyaluronic Serum ($88) 

Hydrate skin and boost its youthful appearance with this anti-aging multitasker, which works to bind weightless moisture to skin during hot summer months while soothing inflammation and plumping the skin barrier for all over younger, healthier-looking skin.

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Blemish Buster

PCA Skin Intensive Clarity Treatment: 0.5% Pure Retinol Night ($106)

Chock-full of acne-clearing ingredients like salicylic acid, niacinamide and retinol, this nighttime treatment is perfect for unclogging congested pores and acne-prone skin that’s often irritated by sweat and humidity. 

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Wrinkle Fighter

SOTHYS USA BX Wrinkle Corrector ($110) 

Infused with the brand’s advanced Dermo Relaxing Peptide Complex, this treatment starts at the source (it reduces the micro-contractions that bring about wrinkles), working to smooth and relax expression lines and wrinkles while simultaneously blurring the appearance of frown lines and crow’s-feet. 

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Clear Skin, Inside and Out

ZSS Clear Skin System ($129) 

Detoxify and balance your skin while locking in moisture for long-term results with this user-friendly dietary supplement and serum system. Formulated with naturally derived ingredients and powerful skin probiotics, clear, radiant skin has never been this easy to achieve. 

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Drink Your Sunscreen

Osmosis Harmonized Water UV Neutralizer ($30)

This revolutionary UV neutralizer boosts your body’s defense mechanisms by protecting it from the inside out—literally—and working to protect it from further sun damage. 

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