As the season changes and the sun begins to shine brighter, our beauty routines have to adapt as well. Here we rounded up the best products to soothe the transition into warm weather (goodbye dry skin!) and the most coveted beauty looks. Spring has sprung!
Nothing changes your mood like a fresh mani-pedi. The new spring collection by vegan brand PritiNYC includes dark green, baby blue, pinks, and oranges to spice up your look. Our favorites include the Lady Pink Lips ($15) for a punchy twist on the classic neutral pink, and Pretty Lady Rose ($15) as a stunning mauve that compliments any skin tone. For beachside glam, bestseller A Time’s Rose ($15) is the perfect mix of orange and red to add a little pop of coral to your open-toed sandals.
Who doesn’t feel sexier with a little color on their lips? Axiology, the “100% evil-free” cosmetics line by Ericka Rodriguez, offers an array of spring shades. The classy orange pink Noble ($30) is a moisture-rich alternative to a traditional red lip, bringing in purple undertones to brighten the face.
For an enhanced neutral, opt for the hot pink Attitude ($30) with magenta hues and a slight shimmer for a subtle sensual look. Our favorite brand pick, Bonafide ($30) is a soft red that adds a bold statement to any spring dress.
Each lipstick has a sweet smell and lush texture due to organic coconut, orange, and avocado oils mixed with avocado butter and candelilla wax. The Oregon-based company uses recyclable packaging handmade by women artisans in Bali. Plus, the company doesn’t test on animals, giving you another reason to smile.
For spring, we’re all about lip colors and changes. 100% Pure has perfected the art of color, offering our favorite selection of Instaworthy shades. The deliciously smooth fruit-pigmented cocoa butter matte lipsticks are so light that it doesn’t even feel like you’re wearing lipstick. The vitamin-rich formula includes cocoa butter and Shea butter to moisturize the lips. We’re obsessed with Desert Rose ($30), a demure dark plum shade for a date night out, and the peachy pink Strawberry Cactus ($30) is our new everyday spring staple.
For more a mature clientele or those wishing to preventatively combat aging, the pomegranate oil anti-aging lipstick from 100% Pure is a must. The lipstick uses natural antioxidants to maintain and moisturize supple lips while still looking fantastic. The nude Peony ($32) is a great natural style for spring and evenly spreads color for a flawless look.
100% Pure uses the USDA-approved Natural Definition Process to ensure all-natural elements. All products are plant dyed, and founder Susie Wang patented an oxidizing technique for stabilizing active ingredients which is integral in the brand’s 9-step testing procedure. The San Jose, California-based company is also 100% solar-powered and uses recyclable packaging and non-toxic soy inks.
Add a little sheen with the Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments sheer lip gloss. The addictive colors like champagne pearl neutral Shimmer ($22) and mauve matte Bikini ($22) bring a finishing touch to the perfect spring lip. Use Shimmer for a sparkly nude, or pick Bikini when you want a richer, kissable pout.
The hydrating phyto-pigments formula uses plant-derived pigments for intense moisturizing color. Each lip gloss contains the Juice Beauty exclusive plant blend of glycerin, betaine, and phospholipids, along with pomegranate and rose. The glosses smell like aloe and mint for a refreshing taste, and both colors have just the right amount of color and shine.
We all need a little quick fix now and then, whether it be for blemishes or under-eye circles. The True Skin serum concealer by Ilia ($30) is the perfectly discreet answer to all our spring needs. The easy-access tube is applied like a lip gloss for the face and ideal for spot treatment. With 9 nude shades available, the lightweight medium coverage concealer easily blends in to look natural. The serum is even enriched with vitamin C, mastic, and aloe leaf juice to moisturize and soothe the skin.
The BYBI Strawberry Booster ($12) couples nicely with any serum or moisturizer. Put a few drops in your daily routine or apply directly to the skin. The cold-pressed strawberry seed oil softens the skin while helping to combat sensitivity or dryness– perfect for the transitional season before spring! The strawberry seed oil sourced by BYBI are waste products from the juicing industry, so you can be sustainable while still benefitting from the natural seed Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids.
The Drunk Elephant A-Passioni Retinol Cream ($74) restores firmness and clarity to skin with vitamin F, passionfruit, apricot, kale, winter cherry, and jojoba oils for essential lipids and weather-resilient antioxidants. Apply day or night, increasing usage gradually. The vegan retinol and vitamin-rich ingredients work to smooth fine lines and sun damage for an even complexion.
Cool down with the Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum ($52). The vitamin B5, provitamin B, and pineapple ceramide hydrate and brightens skin. Its watermelon rind, apple, and lentil complex provides continuous moisture throughout the day to prevent fine lines. The spray gel formula has a slight tingle at first, but then works wonders.
The minty Spring Tonic Serum ($8.50) by New York-based Marble and Milkweed nourishes the skin during transitional months with soothing organic chamomile and neroli oils to hydrate and refresh. Similarly, the brand’s Nourishing Serum ($8.50) adds a glow to the skin, perfected with a hint of rose.
For a more unique approach to skincare, try the Blossom Facial Steam ($17) by Marble and Milkweed. Packed like an oversized tea bag, the loose chamomile blossoms and rose petals open up when heated to create a blissful steam that reinvigorates the face. The honeyed rose scent is also a soothing reminder to relax as spring approaches.
Ok, ok we get that no one likes to discuss deodorant. But let’s be real– warmer weather means more sweat, and the Ursa Major all-natural Forest Fix deodorant ($18) is a refreshing remedy to unwanted odors. The new Forest Fix uses the same formula as the bestselling Hoppin’ Fresh deodorant while bringing a fresh earthy mint, ginger, and sandalwood scent just in time for spring. The effective gluten and paraben-free deodorant is an easy roll-on, and doesn’t use synthetic fragrances or color. We’re hooked.
We’re all about the eyes, and the Nude Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette by Honeybee Gardens ($39.99) incorporates every day neutrals with lush statement colors. The palette is a utopia for luxe natural looks with 8 different hues. Our faves include the Fresco bronze shade, the Galileo purple matte, and the Ballet light pink for a highlighter. The easily blendable colors have a velvety texture that sit nicely on the eyelid for a lightweight take on eyeshadow.
Sustainable brand Kai has perfected the art of subtle scents, and the new Kai*Rose hand cream ($21) and body lotion ($38) are no exception. The Kai*Rose collection expands on the brand’s signature gardenia scent with a light wisp of soothing rose. Both the lotion and hand cream are not too thick, and use safflower seed oil and Shea butter to nourish and moisturize. The hand cream adds aloe vera and apple extract to ease dryness and soften skin. Similarly, the body lotion relies on extracts of cucumber and ivy for added benefits to the vitamin-rich formula. Kai products are paraben and phthalate-free. Bonus: the intoxicating Kai*Rose scent comes in an eau de parfum too!
Spa-worthy Coco Rose Body Polish by Herbivore ($36) is the ultimate relaxation product. The scent itself is delicious: a warm embrace of fresh but not overpowering tropical flavors from rich virgin coconut oil and Moroccan rose absolutes. The trendy rose color isn’t just for Instagram– the body polish utilizes the healing properties of pink clay, coupled with the gentle exfoliating sugars to leave the skin glowing and smooth. It’ll never make you want to leave the bath again.
Sometimes we need the glow of spring to come from inside, out. The ingenious Prebiotix Beauty Boost supplement from Juice Beauty ($35) provides both prebiotic and probiotic ingredients to boost the immune system while helping skin shine. A dietary beauty supplement, the Beauty Boost consists of a proprietary blend of three probiotic ingredients– Bifidobacterium Lactis, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, and Lactobacillus Rhamnosus GG–and one prebiotic ingredient, Organic Jerusalem Artichoke Inulin, along with a blend of antioxidant-rich fruit powders like goji, acai, pomegranate, and blueberry. The gluten free mix has no added sugar and is only 15 calories. It’s surprisingly delicious, and an easy addition to water or a smoothie.
After a long day of looking beautiful, wash your face with the 100% Pure Rose Micellar Cleansing Water ($32). The cleanser uses anti-inflammatory cornflower and mallow to soothe skin while still washing away dirt, makeup, and other impurities. The France-made cleanser is sulfate-free and uses only natural fragrances. The light rose scent immediately refreshes the face when applied, and the cleanser is extremely effective while still gentle.
From eyes to lips, skin to digestion, these eco-friendly products are sure to brighten your spring!