Buy or DIY: Summer Beauty Survival Kit


With summer in full swing, most of us find ourselves reaching for sunburn soothers, dry skin remedies and frizz-taming hair masks. Get everything you need all in one place with a handy summer beauty survival kit made from picks you can either buy or make yourself. Read on for ideas you'll love.

The Problem: Shiny Skin

Photo: S.W. Basics

Photo: S.W. Basics

Buy It: S.W. Basics Toner

A shiny T-zone is one of the few pitfalls of all that fun in the sun. Luckily, this common warm-weather woe is an easy problem to solve, and you won't need harsh chemical additives to do it.

Made from raw apple cider vinegar, witch hazel and organic essential oils, this super simple toner from S.W. Basics is perfect for summer and promises to leave skin both less oily and less dry.

This pick also boasts the Environmental Working Group’s lowest toxicity score – meaning it’s free of any chemical ingredients that may be harmful to you or the planet.

Price: Starts at $12


Mary Mazzoni

Based in the Phoenix metro area, Mary is a lifelong vegetarian and enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, biking and relaxing in the park. When she’s not outside, she’s probably watching baseball. She is a former assistant editor for Earth911.