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Recommended Products for Troubled Skin

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The middle of summer means we’re spending lots of time outdoors, whether it’s in the garden, camping or simply relaxing on the porch. Plenty of commercial products aim to keep us bite- and blemish-free, but they often achieve these goals with iffy ingredients. Take care of yourself naturally this summer with allergen- and fragrance-free personal-care products.

1. Naturally Dry

Nourish Organic Deodorant

Made for sensitive underarms, Nourish Organic’s fresh and dry deodorant uses coconut oil, beeswax, cocoa butter and shea butter to keep you feeling fresh. The Pure Unscented variety is both cruelty- and fragrance-free.

Buy Nourish Organic deodorant: $10

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2. All-Ages Hair Care

Everyone Shampoo

Give dry hair the sulfate-free clean it deserves with EO’s Everyone Hair Nourish shampoo. Quinoa protein and coconut extract bind in moisture and give overworked hair a royal treatment. It’s fragrance-free and suitable for all hair types.

Buy EO shampoo: $13

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3. Fix Follicles

Adore Botanicals

Specially developed to heal and protect a sensitive scalp, Adore Botanicals Flourishing Scalp Nectar contains argan, jojoba and rosehip oil along with a signature botanical blend, helping prevent everything from dandruff and psoriasis to split ends.

Buy Adore Botanicals scalp nectar: $10

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4. Intensive Nourishment


Made with organic beeswax, antioxidant-rich oils and scented with sandalwood and ylang ylang, Badger Body Care’s Argan Beauty Balm is a nourishing treatment for face, neck, hands and undereye areas. It’s highly moisturizing yet easily absorbed with no greasy residue.

Buy Badger beauty balm: $15

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5. Baby Smooth

California Baby Eczema Cream

This botanically based eczema cream protects and heals cracked and irritated skin without the sulfates that can dry or irritate already-sensitive skin. On top of that, the product is allergy tested and suitable for all skin types, from babies to adults.

Buy California Baby eczema cream: $32

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6. Repair and Renew


Sea Buckthorn oil is a powerful source of healthy omega fatty acids, including omega-7, which is vital to producing collagen. Its naturally antimicrobial, antibacterial and repairing properties help soothe inflamed and troublesome areas, diminish blemishes and reduce redness and discoloration.

Buy SIBU oil: $20

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7. Positively Pampering

Poppy and Someday

If you’re looking to treat yourself, try this luxurious organic face oil. Poppy and Someday’s Neroli Blossom Serum is high in fatty acids and its organic essential oil blend is designed to provide positive energy and an intoxicating, all-natural fragrance.

Buy Poppy and Someday serum: $45

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