By Kim Taylor
Summer travel requires sunscreen and hats, so we have some fantastic options for basking safely in the sun and exploring the world:
Mad Hippie has a new facial SPF 30+ UVA/UVB broad-spectrum option that contains the most natural and healthiest ingredient for blocking the sun’s rays: zinc oxide. Zinc oxide is more expensive than chemical blockers and titanium dioxide, but your health is worth it. Mad Hippie uses an all-natural type that goes on clear and leaves no white residue (hallelujah chorus). It also contains shea butter, jasmine oil, red raspberry seed oil, avocado oil, carrot seed oil, vitamins C and E, sodium hyaluronate, and ferulic acid. Find it at Whole Foods stores and at MadHippie.com.
emerginC offers a super lightweight, non-greasy facial sunblock with SPF 30, vitamins, hydrators, antioxidants, green tea, and herbs. What’s more, it leaves no white film on the skin, and is available in tinted, too. Paraben-free, fragrance-free, and rife with natural preservatives rather than chemicals, emerginC can be found at Miraval spas, Qua at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, and at emerginC.com.
Clarity Rx Skin Defense Sunscreen is suitable for all skin types, has SPF 30, is water resistant (yaay!), and non-irritating. It’s the perfect meld of natural plant and food ingredients with modern skincare innovations. Founded by Beverly Hills medical esthetician Karla Keene, Clarity Rx sunscreen was designed to moisturize and protect; find it at Clarityclinicalskincare.com..
You’ll want a hat to protect you from the blazing sun, whether hiking, scaling mountains, or lolling about poolside, and Brazilians know a thing or two about sun protection. Choose a hat from The Real Deal Brazil, made with earth-friendly recycled tarp material, which is easily paired with casual clothes, bathing suits, or casual dresses: RealDealBrazil.com.
Toss some natural insect repellent from Wildwood into your travel bag, to stave off bites and stings without compromising your health. Crafted with healthy, all natural, time-proven ingredients to repel ants, mosquitos, flies, ticks, and more, you can find these summer-saving concoctions at AllNaturalRepellent.com.
Bon Voyage, Travelers!