I have been trying a handful of products from Atlanta-based natural skincare brand Pure Tropix over the last three months in the US and have become relatively reliant on their Purifying Honey Oil Cleanser and Green Ginger Toner. The cleanser utilizes black castor oil (full of vitamins and a wonderful treatment for everything from acne to eczema) to thoroughly cleanse the skin without any harsh chemicals or moisture-stripping. It works so well, in fact, I also use it as a double duty shower gel/body cleanser.
As I steer clear of any kind of face makeup in hot weather, I find the toner really encourages an ‘airbrushed’ look to my skin, as well. As it tones the skin with mild herbal extracts, the antioxidant-packed liquid also feeds the dermis with free radical-fighting vitamin C and E which really brightens everything up. The duo are a daily dream.
Lolita II by Kat Von D Beauty
Put simply, I’ve worn this liquid lipstick almost every day over Summer and it is unbeatable.
Joico Blonde Life Brightening Masque
I have gone from root smudge to wash-in brunette to rose gold over the Summer and this masque has been a true hairsaver in the process. I initiallyy packed it for my US adventures because the Blonde Life range’s Bio-Advanced Peptide Complex actually targets and reconstructs damaged strands, replenishes Arginine (a naturally-occurring amino acid), and hyper-hydrates with Polynesian, Tahitian Tamanu, & Manoi oils. Even without being blonde any more, the masque works to neutralize pesky trace minerals that lead to dullness and yellowing which has kept my succeeding colours purer much longer. It’s a sun-drenched staple.
Ultrasun Face SPF50+
Last but not least, UltraSun’s Face SPF 50 sun protector has kept my face – and body, in a pinch – protected from the sun every day for months. As well as absorbing within seconds, a little goes a really long way and the non-greasy formula helps restore optimal moisture levels in the skin as it protects and quasi-‘blurs’ imperfections.