YQA: Products to beat the heat

Kelly posted this on the Indigo+Canary Facebook page a while back:

“So you know I live in a really hot climate (Austin), right? Last summer sucked bad (over 100 degrees for like 120 days in a row). I had to choose between not using sunscreen and using sunscreen that made me break out. Then I realized I should have asked YOU! I checked out your archives and couldn’t find anything, but I’d love to hear about organic products that (1) minimize sun exposure/damage and (2) keep you cool! I remember reading somewhere about making your own cooling mist with an atomizer and mint tea. Help!”

Well, I can’t resist a plea for help, so I’ve turned this into a Your Questions Answered post, and put together some sunscreen recommendations and a few suggestions to help you stay cool—even when it’s ridiculously hot out. —Aleigh

SUN PROTECTION (for your face)

Clockwise, from top left: Lavera Sun Sensitive Anti Age Face SPF 15 ($21), Juice Beauty SPF 30 Tinted Mineral Moisturizer ($29), Kimberly Sayer Ultra Light Facial Moisturizer, SPF 30 ($32), Aubrey Organics Natural Sun SPF 30 + Green Tea ($15.95)

Marie Veronique Organics Moisturizing Face Screen SPF 30 ($40), Lavanila The Healthy Sunscreen SPF 40 ($28), Desert Essence Organics Facial Care Age Reversal Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 ($36.69 for pack of three), Eco Logical Skin Care All Natural Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 ($13.99)

SUN PROTECTION (for your bod)

Raw Elements Eco Formula 30+ ($18.99), Soleil Organique 100% Mineral Sunscreen Mist SPF 45 ($42), Nature’s Gate Aqua Block SPF 50* ($9.19), John Masters Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 ($32)


Melvita Floral Water Spray ($19), Mai Couture Blemish Control Blotting Paper ($24), Maya Water Facial Mist Organic White Tea ($28.99), Intelligent Nutrients Certified Organic Anti-Aging Mist ($35)

What are your favorite beat-the-heat products?

*This product includes a few ingredients I dislike, but I think it’s a decent option if you’re looking for a waterproof sunscreen…more natural than many of the waterproof options out there.

(Top image via Kris Bradley, product images via brands+boutiques)

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4 Comments on YQA: Products to beat the heat

  1. Lucy said on

    I’ve been using Juice Beauty’s SPF 30 Tinted Mineral Moisturizer for a few years and it is my all time favorite SPF! I use it daily and it keeps my skin hydrated and protected!

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    • indigo+canary said on

      Agreed — I’m a big fan of Juice Beauty! —Aleigh

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  2. KellyLove said on

    Just checking back in – thank you for the list! I went out and bought a few – just started using the Lavanila SPF40 and bought a full-size Melvita floral spray based on your recommendation (and the sample from last month’s Birchbox!). Love the Lavanila so far – it’s pricey, but goes on nicely and doesn’t have a chemical smell. Also, had no idea there was such a thing as blemish control blotting paper, so that’s on my list to buy this week. Also, love to keep the large size Melvita spray in the fridge and it’s the first thing I go for when I come in from the heat outside.

    I thank you and my skin thanks you!

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    • indigo+canary said on

      I love everything about your comment, Kelly! So glad everything is working out.

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