Summer Skin Edit: Our Secret to Sun-Kissed Skin

Summer Skin Edit: Our Secret to Sun-Kissed Skin

Who doesn’t love the warmer, brighter days of summer? Each ray of sunshine is like an instant mood booster. As we soak up the magic of summer, it’s so important to keep your skin healthy, hydrated, and protected.

While the sun helps give us a golden glow, it can also cause dryness or skin damage, which is why we’ve pulled together some of our go-to products to create the official Hello Joyous Summer Skin Edit for sun-kissed skin!

Ultra-Moisturizing Body Butter

What says summer more than hot sunny days spent on the water? While sun + sand may be the perfect combo for a fun summer day, it can seriously dry out your skin. That’s why we always pack an Ultra-Moisturizing Body Butter (it comes in a travel size!) to keep our skin deeply moisturized and soothed.

The base of our bestselling BB is a blend of organic cocoa, shea, and mango seed butters that not only make your skin feel silky smooth while soothing any dry patches, you’ll also have a literal glow!

But that’s just the beginning with this BB. It’s the perfect balm to apply to sun-burned skin to help with healing thanks to our plant-powered botanicals:

  • Canadian Chaga: This mushroom extract that is packed with powerful antioxidants that hydrate, nourish, repair & protect the skin, while improving skin regeneration and elasticity. 
  • Organic Emblica Fruit Extract: Perfect for soothing summer skin since it helps protect from UV damage and pollution. It also calms and nourishes stressed out skin, while brightening and evening out skin tone.
  • Canadian-sourced Bee Propolis: Increases the body’s production of collagen to help with skin healing, while protecting you from UV radiation. It’s incredibly anti-inflammatory and soothes painful skin.

Also, did you know that coconut oil, one of the ingredients in our formulation, has an SPF of around 10? That doesn’t mean it replaces your natural sunscreen (our co-founder Joy wrote a great post about natural sunscreens here), but we still think that’s pretty cool!

Magical Mist Toner

A cult fave, our Magical Mist Toner recently got an upgraded size (it’s now available in 60ml and 100ml bottles) because our customers loved it so much! Spritzing your skin with our blend of organic plant hydrosols will keep your skin feeling super refreshed and hydrated all summer long. We’ve written a whole post about the skin-soothing benefits of our Mist here.

It contains highly anti-inflammatory plant botanicals such as organic lemon balm, calendula, rose geranium, and cucumber. Each one of these herbs and plants contains plant flavnoids and antioxidants that soothe inflamed or irritated skin, making it the perfect addition to your summer skincare routine.

We love keeping a bottle in our bags to spritz on the go and one in the fridge at home (or the office!) for an extra refreshing spritz of cooling mist!

Hella Hydrating Serum

While our Ultra-Moisturizing Body Butter is the perfect solution to dry skin from the neck down, the delicate skin on your face needs a more delicate, yet still deeply hydrating, moisturizing, and nourishing, touch. Enter our Hella Hydrating Serum! This simple blend of organic cold-pressed rosehip oil and hyaluronic acid embodies the Hello Joyous spirit of skinimalism.

Hyaluronic acid holds 1000 times its weight in water, making this serum the perfect post-sun, post-swim product. It works synergistically with the organic cold-pressed rosehip oil to help repair skin damage, while repairing and soothing damaged or irritated skin. It’s rich in antioxidants; that bright orange colour reflects a product that still contains its delicate plant compounds responsible for much of the skin-healing benefits.

The fatty acids found in rosehip oil can also help protect the skin from free radical damage caused by UV rays and pollution by helping to repair the all important skin barrier. It can also minimize the appearance of dark spots and help your skin glow! These nourishing, anti-inflammatory fats hydrate while sealing in moisture for smoother, softer skin.

Pure Radiance Tea


We’re all about holistic beauty, which is why we have formulated an organic wellness tea specifically designed to nourish and protect your skin from the inside out. Our Pure Radiance Tea is a delicious blend of lightly caffeinated organic green and white teas combined with a blend of skin and gut-loving ingredients. This tea is rich in skin-loving nutrients like calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium and vitamins A & C to help strengthen skin from within.

The organic green tea and moringa help stabilize blood sugar, which can have a downstream effect of keeping inflammation in check. Combined with the rose petals, lavender, nettle and white tea each sip provides an incredible antioxidant hit with every sip! With all the pollen in the air, nettle is a great addition to a summer brew since it has natural antihistamine benefits.

We love to brew up a large jug of the tea and add lemon and lime slices, pop it in the fridge to chill, and then sip away throughout the day! A little fresh mint would taste great with the herbal blend as well for the most refreshing, beautifying ice tea!

Dry Shampoo 

While you might not think of your scalp as needing some extra love in the summertime, the higher temps and increased activity can make your hair get greasier, faster. Rather than overwashing your hair, which can lead to even more oil production, we suggest using some of our Dry Shampoo in Light or Dark to give your hair a fab refresh throughout the day!

Our blend is aerosol-free (read why we ditched conventional dry shampoos here!) and made with a blend of organic arrowroot and tapioca starches plus rice flour and kaolin clay to help soak up excess oil. We also added organic chickweed extract to soothe the scalp and remove impurities without drying out your skin. Organic rosemary oil encourages hair growth, soothes itchy scalps, helps stimulate circulation to nourish hair follicles, and can help manage dandruff.

We love to use it after a day at the beach, a sweaty workout, or a long day out in the sun to add volume and texture to our hair, while absorbing any greasies. You’ll love the delicate scent of organic butter vanilla and citrus oils!

We hope this guide has given you some summer inspo to nourish your skin from head-to-toe, inside and out all summer long! Focusing on products that have potent anti-inflammatory benefits, contain loads of antioxidants, and deeply nourish, hydrate, and moisturize will help you embrace sun-kissed skin all summer long!