1. Eminence Organics Tropical Vanilla Body SPF 32
This product is easily my number 1 pick! My whole family loved it. I was prepared with my California Baby Sunscreen that I have used for the past 5 years but I ended up using this one exclusively. It rubs in really well and Simon loves the vanilla scent. I used it on my kids face and body. My husband and I used it on our whole body (see face product next). I kept one in the beach bag and one in the car and applied it as hand and body lotion the entire trip.
2. Eminence Organics Bright Skin Moisturizer with SPF 30
Both my husband and I used this product on our faces every day. It is the perfect moisturizer for normal to combination skin even in the humid southern climate. The stone crop plant in the product lightens pigmentation naturally.
3. Apivita Exfoliating Face Cream with Olive and Lavender
When vacation includes camping, hiking, or beaching nothing makes the skin feel fresher than this product. The combination of olive seeds, salicylic acid, lavender and grape seed oil deep cleanse and cool the skin. It eliminates “summer bumps” that sometimes occur on my skin when I am traveling. I recommend using this every morning while on vacation.
4. Glymed Plus Mega-Purifying Cleanser
Skin always needs balance and this creamy cleanser is my staple. Use every night to break down dirt and oil that builds up on your skin, without stripping your skin of its natural moisture. The lavender is cooling for sun exposed skin.
5. Jessica’s Apothecary Coconut Lime Whip
After every shower applying Jessica’s own Coconut Lime Whip is vacation in itself. With organic, unrefined coconut oil and essential oils of lime, bergamot and grapefruit this whip smells like key lime pie! Coconut is the most cooling oil available, and rich in essential fatty acids. Your skin needs it!
For the record I did not get burned on my vacation. I reapplied diligently and am proud of it! There was a member of my family that did not reapply. I won’t mention names. Playing in the ocean got the best of him. Applying this aloe gel cooled the skin and prevented peeling.6. There are 3 night time moisturizers that all make the list. I used all 3. Take your pick:
This is the night moisturizer I ended up using most of the vacation. The Argan Oil was just the right amount of nourishment for the skin without being too oily. And again, Lavender is the best ingredient for after sun.
I always have this product on hand in the event of breakouts or “summer bumps”. For acne or oily skin this is essential.
Addressing fine lines and wrinkles is still a priority while I am on vacation! I used this as a serum under my sunscreen but you can also use it as a night time moisturizer. In addition to 5 Peptides that reduce wrinkle depth, this product contains sea whip to help reduce inflammation, licorice and bearberry to lighten pigmentation, ceramides to improve hydration, and vitamin E to fight free radicals. Last on the list but probably the most potent, comprehensive skin care product in our Apothecary.