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6 Summer Skincare Obsessions

Jessica Assaf

These are 6 beauty products I'm obsessed with this summer: 

Primal Pit Paste, $8.95
Let's be honest... Everyone is sweatier in the summer. Since switching to completely natural products, I definitely haven't smelled my best. I have been searching for a totally natural deodorant that really works for years, and this is it. The first thing that impressed me was the ingredients in Primal Paste. The product has a base of rich, organic Shea butter and includes organic arrowroot powder, non-aluminum baking soda, organic coconut oil, essential oils, and non-GMO vitamin E derived 100% from sunflowers. I love the lavender for a fresh, feminine scent, but there are many other options. My only critique is that my armpits are more sensitive to the ingredients immediately after I shave, so sometimes my skin burns for a few minutes. But other than that, I am very impressed by this deodorant. To be honest I think it has actually made my body smell better naturally. 

RAW IS EVERYTHING Antioxidant Treatment, $45
(Yes, I am promoting my own company.) I launched a line of single-ingredient skincare called RAW IS EVERYTHING because I want people to experience and appreciate ingredients extracted from plants in their purest form. We searched the globe and found facial oils that stand alone, without any additives or preservatives. Our oils are cold pressed, unrefined, protected in custom-coated dark glass, and sourced sustainably from communities around the world. This summer I have been using our Antioxidant Treatment, 100% cold pressed, unrefined raspberry seed oil. Raspberry seed oil is the perfect summer facial oil because it has extremely high levels of antioxidants and natural UV protectant properties. It is a dry oil so it absorbs quickly and it makes my skin feel hydrated all day. Oils are much more concentrated than cream-based facial moisturizers, and they are highly effective for all skin types. Oil actually balances the skin's natural oil production, meaning oil fights oil. I hope everyone finds the best oil for their skin! If you want to try my RAW oils, use the promo code BEAUTYLIESTRUTH at checkout for an exclusive discount. 

Global Mamas + Alexis Krauss Global Beauty Butter, $14
I love this body butter for so many reasons. Firstly, Alexis was inspired to develop the product after her recent trip to Ghana with Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast. Alexis and Bethany visited Ghana with Live Nation TV to share the stories of women leading the shea butter industry in West Africa. After meeting the leaders of the women's cooperatives harvesting shea butter, Alexis partnered with Global Mamas to create a product that would directly support the communities of women producing shea butter. Alexis worked tirelessly to ensure that every single part of the product was produced in Ghana. Over 70% of the sale of each Global Beauty Butter directly empowers the women in Ghana who harvested, processed and packaged the shea butter. Global Beauty Butter is an exceptionally rich and totally natural moisturizer that will heal your skin. This product represents a powerful force of women helping women globally. Read Alexis' blog post to learn more about this magical product.

S.W. Basics Organic Lip Balm Flight, $15
Lip balm is so underrated, but it is a summer necessity especially in the heat. Why choose one lip balm scent when you can get organic peppermint, cinnamon, cocoa and citrus all in one reusable, adorable tin box? S.W. Basics' lip balm flight has been one of my favorite products since the beginning, and it is still by far the best lip balm set and *affordable* organic skincare gift out there. The cocoa-butter base gives the balms a delicious chocolate-like aftertaste that is addicting, and you will find yourself switching from cocoa to peppermint to cinnamon to citrus all in one day. If you want to buy online, use the promo code TRUTHBEAUTY for an exclusive discount from S.W. Basics. 

OSEA Sea Vitamin Boost, $38
Have you ever seen a face mist this color? OSEA's refreshing spray provides instant hydration to dry, sun-damaged skin. The beautiful color is due to a powerful combination of pomegranate and red wine extracts, both containing anti-aging properties. OSEA sources certified organic Patagonian Gigartina algae for all of their products, including this one. The mist is the perfect beach companion to hydrate, soothe, and protect your skin all summer long. 

Pomega5 Lemongrass Clarifying Cleansing Bar, $35
This has been my favorite cleansing bar for years, and I especially love it in the summer. Not only does the bar cleanse my face, but the outer rough edge of the bar also exfoliates my skin and leaves me moisturized. The ingredients are sourced from the Mediterranean, and the olive oil base creates a rich, almost foamy cleanser. Luckily the bar is easy to travel with, because I literally take it everywhere. While the price might seem high for a cleanser, I promise it will last you for months and will keep your skin clear, clean and hydrated.