Skin Deep

Healthy, clear skin is the result of taking great care of what goes into your body and also what you do on the outside for it. After all, protecting your body’s first line of defense from the sun and other harmful elements is the least you can do.

If you’re looking to shake up your skincare routine this summer, check out this list of products recommended to give you healthy, glowing skin. This compilation of cleansers, toners and mists has something for every skin type.

Mario Badescu Facial Spray

Even if you love your cleanser and your moisturizer, odds are your skin is going to need a mid-day pick-me-up during the hot blaze of July and August. A few spritzes of Mario Badescu’s facial spray with aloe, herbs and rosewater will give your face a radiant glow. Effective for all skin types, this spray also serves to create a dewy finish when sprayed directly onto your skin after makeup is applied, or by being sprayed onto a makeup brush before.

Available on for $7 in a 4 oz. bottle or $12 in an 8 oz. bottle.

Milk Makeup Matcha Cleanser

The hot summer months leave many people’s skin prone to redness. This cleanser works to combat that discoloration, dullness and dryness. Consisting of matcha green tea, lavender essential oil and algae, this cleanser hydrates the skin leaving it clean and smooth for all skin types. This eco-friendly line of beauty and health products is vegan and TSA-approved.

The 1 oz. container is sold for $26 on It is recommended to follow up with the Milk Makeup Matcha Toner for best results.

Angels on Bare Skin Face Wash

If you’re looking for a face and body wash that isn’t tested on animals, turn to Lush Handmade Cosmetics. This U.K.-based company doesn’t test finished products on any furry friends, and only purchases ingredients from other companies that do not test on animals. The result is this blend of kaolin clay, ground almonds, and a blend of lavender, rose and chamomile oils. This cleanser is soothing enough for sensitive skin, while still being effective enough to prevent acne and improve skin texture.

Available on in a 3.5 oz. container for $16.95 or an 8.4 oz. container for $41.95.

Philosophy Purity Made Simple Cleanser

Philosophy aims to serve those with sensitive and dry skin, however, its collection of products can be used for all skin types. This fragrance-free wash is effective in minimizing pores, alleviating dryness and evening-out skin tone. It can also be used to gently clean makeup brushes. The cleanser comes in five sizes: 3 oz., 8 oz., 16 oz., 24 oz. and 32 oz.

Prices range from $11 to $55. Available at Sephora.

OleHenriksen Counter Balance Oil Control Hydrator

Is your skin dry? Oily? Combination? Sensitive? Normal? No matter which you said “yes” to, look no further than OleHenriksen Counter Balance Oil Control Hydrator. Made for all skin types, it works to prevent oiliness, acne and blemishes, while minimizing the appearance of pores. This moisturizer is made of “potent active botanicals” mixed with neem seed oil and AHAs.

Available at Sephora for $34 in a 1.7 oz. container or $55 in a 3.2 oz. container.

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Colleen Martin
Colleen Martin is a writer with Anton Media Group.

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