Summer Essentials

From hydrating serums to glowy lip balms– here are the top five essentials to add to your summer cosmetic bag.


1. Innisfree Sunscreen: 

 This sunscreen created by Innisfree–a South Korean cosmetic company–is the perfect affordable sunscreen that is nourishing and protective. This product contains SPF 36, which safeguards against the sun without leaving a white cast. This sunscreen is jam-packed with nurturing ingredients such as green tea leaf extract (for hydration), sunflower seed oil (for its lightweight feel), and Centella Asiatica (for its soothing effect). While this product behaves wonderfully for all skin types, it works best for dry to combination skin.

2. L’oreal Waterproof Mascara: 

The worst thing during swimming in the ocean is applying waterproof mascara— only to find runny streams of black under your eyes. Not to fear— the Loreal waterproof mascara will volumize and lengthen eyelashes without clumping or flaking and claims to last up to 16 hours in water. Whether taking a quick dip in the ocean or swimming laps in the pool, Lorreal Waterproof mascara makes sure you look your best no matter where. 

3. The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid: 

Tiktok’s favorite brand— is the Ordinary. Most well-known for its minimalist aesthetic, this water-based serum will keep your skin hydrated during the hot summer months. It uses pro-vitamin B5 to enhance hydration and diminish texture irregularities, such as acne scars and blackheads. This smoothing serum is best used for oily to regular skin. 

4: Laneige Lip Glowy Balm: 

The Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask has been a cult favorite for the past few years; however, the brand’s lip balm is often slept on. The Laneige glowy balm contains shea butter for intense everyday moisture. The balm comes in various flavors ranging from classic berry to gummy bear, grapefruit, and peach.

5. Versed Keep the Peace Cleanser: 

Keep the Peace is a soothing gel cleanser perfect for teenage skin. The creamy cleanser contains ingredients such as apple extract, which doubles as a gentle exfoliator, renewing your skin post-wash. This Versed cleanser is packed with additional nurturing ingredients, such as salicylic acid, to prevent breakouts and blue tansy, a natural antioxidant.