Sadly we have just under three weeks left in the season but I must admit, I quite like September summer - it's finally a comfortable temperature for walking around the city, the best apples are available at the farmer's market, and with all that back-to-school buzz in the air, it's the perfect time to reevaluate, refocus, and refresh. Here are some of the products I've been loving lately that will carry you seamlessly from summer into fall, as your conquer all those big goals of yours before the end of the year!
TOWER 28 ShineOn Lip Jelly
I discovered Tower 28 at Credo in late June and have now tried 3 of their 4 products - none of which have disappointed. I started with the lip jelly. Full disclosure: I’m not usually a lip gloss girl, but these punchy tubes caught my eye and curiosity came over me... Colors in tube are brighter than they appear! The glosses are very sheer, offering a subtle tint and most importantly, a gorgeous sheen without the stickiness. A chic finishing touch to a September sun-kissed face, this accessory will help you ride out the final days of summer in style, but also, who doesn't love a candy apple lip for fall?
TOWER 28 BeachPlease Luminous Tinted Balm
Having been impressed with the lip jelly and S.O.S. Daily Rescue Face Spray (I redeemed my Credo reward points for a travel size mist!), I was eager to try out these new multi-purpose balms which just launched Aug 30th! I purchased shade: Magic Hour over the weekend and have already used it a few times. It's a pinky nude which looks great on my cheeks and a leaves a gorgeous bare hue on my lips. It blends in seamlessly and brightens up my face in the best way, providing the perfect warm flush.
CORPUS Third Rose Deodorant
For those in search of the perfect natural deodorant, look no further. While high summer might seem like a risky time to try a new one, the end of the season is the perfect opportunity for testing. Corpus deodorant had a soft launch last July, and thanks to Instagram it was immediately on my radar. Unfortunately the product was frequently sold out when I tried to purchase online so I couldn't get my hands on one until March when Credo started carrying the brand. (I also wanted to smell it in person before choosing my scent.) I've been hooked on Third Rose ever since. I tend to dislike natural deodorants with coconut oil as I find they often leave white residue on my dark clothes, so I was happy to discover that this is free from coconut oil as well as baking soda, which is a common irritant for some people. The formula glides on easily and the scent is so good that I actually look forward to putting it on. And the minimalist packaging makes this deodorant a chic addition to any bathroom countertop, unlike many which are better kept out of sight! My only warning is that you should be careful when traveling with the deodorant as I think some of the ingredients might liquefy slightly with temperature changes (sometimes the tube is a tad bit slimy when I get home from a trip), so I would not put it in a bag directly with your clothing but rather keep it zipped in a waterproof cosmetic case.
MOON JUICE SuperHair
If you've logged a lot of hours at the beach or pool this summer, your hair might be in need of some extra attention. I recommend getting a trim this month and investing a in a deep conditioning mask if you haven't already. And to promote healthy new hair growth, I suggest SuperHair daily supplements from Moon Juice. I've been taking them regularly since they launched this spring, and I've been pleased - it’s worth noting, however, that as with all hair supplements, patience is required; no change happens overnight. The vegan supplements contain ashwagandha and ginseng, bioactive vitamins (B12, D, zinc - to name a few), micronutrients like biotin and iodine, and are free of GMOs, soy, sugar, and gluten.
BRIGHTLAND Lucid Olive Oil
I had been eager to try the Lucid lemon olive oil for some time, so when I saw that it was back in stock this summer with a code for free shipping, I jumped at the chance to order! The taste is so good - high quality olive oil really makes a difference in my opinion (and if you aren't already aware, most of the olive oil in this country is actually watered down with carrier oils and is not the real deal... go ahead, google it), and the subtle lemon flavor is just delightful. Enjoy it in your homemade salad dressings, drizzled on tomatoes, massaged on lacinato kale, and however else you choose! It's the perfect complement to so many late summer farmer's market finds. And when you're finished, repurpose the bottle as a sprig vase so you can continue to enjoy the artful label made in collaboration with Amsterdam artist, B.D Graft!