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Summer Skin Essentials: Acne Edition

 

Summer is coming. Warmer weather. More time outdoors exposed to sun and other elements. More humidity, sweat, and oil. More skin issues. To keep your complexion bright and smooth all summer long, we’ve put together a list of items that should be on your counter now. When the sun’s out, don’t run out of any of these summer skin essentials.

 

Mandelic Acid 3-In-1 Exfoliating Cleanser

Heat and humidity increase oil production and sweat, clogging pores and creating a breeding ground for bacteria. For acne-prone skin, the summer months can mean more breakouts, especially if you’re active. Anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, melanin-inhibiting Mandelic Acid 3-In-1 Exfoliating Cleanser is our favorite formula for clearing away all the grime that follows a sweaty, summer workout.

 

Daily Repair Pads

During the summer months, when sweat, oil, makeup, and heavier use of sunscreen can mean more buildup on the surface of the skin, a clarifying toner is more essential than ever. Daily Repair Pads are a cocktail of sloughing acids, healing peptides, and barrier-strengthening niacinamide. The convenient, pre-moistened, single-use pads are textured to wipe away every last bit of cellular debris clearing the way for better absorption of your corrective serums. Travel-friendly for gym or carry-on bag.

 

Spin Trap Antioxidant Serum

Summer months mean increased exposure to damaging UV radiation and environmental pollutants. Vivant’s Antioxidant Spin Trap® Serum harnesses the synergistic power of two superhero antioxidants Vitamins C & E to neutralize damaging free radicals and protect skin from environmental damage. Use it daily as a primer under sunscreen and makeup to guard against signs of aging, boost collagen production, and brighten tone.

 

Day Treatment Lotion SPF 15

Today’s sunbath is tomorrow’s wrinkle or age spot. Tanning is the skin’s protective response to the injury of radiation and the beginning of photodamage. A burn is cellular havoc. Protect your skin and prevent photodamage with a broad spectrum sunscreen if you’re going to be out in the sun. Reapply every two hours or immediately after swimming or exercise. And make Day Treatment Lotion SPF 15 your daily facial moisturizer and UV protection in one. Light, non-greasy, totally wearable under makeup or alone.

 

Totaloe Calming and Hydrating Gel

Aloe isn’t just good for soothing burns. It’s also good for preventing the damage that UV radiation can bring. It stimulates free-radical scavenging antioxidants and protects the body’s most powerful antioxidant enzymes glutathione peroxidase and superoxide dismutase (SOD). Plus, aloe helps bind moisture into the skin and stimulates fibroblasts responsible for collagen and elastin production. It also acts as an astringent to tighten pores. Vivant’s Totaloe delivers all the healing and reparative properties of aloe in a light, oil-free gel formula that absorbs quickly and leaves skin feeling refreshed and lightly firmed. It’s your new summer crush.

 

Sulfur Clay Mask

Nothing works like a clarifying mask to pull impurities and excess oil from the skin. Vivant’s Sulfur Clay Mask draws out dirt, removes excess oil, accelerates cell turnover, and improves circulation. Why sulfur? Because it’s a natural exfoliant and anti-bacterial agent. We combine it with mineral-rich bentonite clay and anti-inflammatory salicylic acid. Mask up once or twice a week to keep your skin looking clear, refined, and shine-free all summer long.

 

Clear Body Therapy

Don’t let body acne keep you from wearing your backless best this summer. Break out the Clear Body Therapy to banish breakouts on your chest, back, and shoulders. The lactic acid and vitamin A formula designed for hard-to-control body breakouts. Use it to clear impactions, refine pores, reduce oil production, and retexturize skin. It’s also excellent for softening rough skin on the heels, elbows, and knees, and helping to lift and fade dark spots.

 

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