The Summer-Weekend Beauty Bag
If you’re trying to cram your life into an overhead airplane bin, packing light certainly makes sense. But when you’re not flying somewhere (and really, even if you are) a marginally heavier beauty bag makes just about any summer weekend infinitely more pleasurable: a bath soak, a subtly gorgeous body balm that’s as great as a leg gleam-ifier as it is to get a massage with, a lip/cheek balm that swipes on in seconds and makes any skin tone glowier and dewier. So the goop summer go-bag is decidedly not about practicality—we’re for a little indulgence, bit of prettiness, and a (whole) lot of relaxation:
Note: There are two practicalities because you must have sun protection, but rest assured we made them fun and glamorous.
French Girl Sea Salt Spraygoop, $12
Made with Epsom, Dead-Sea, Himalayan, and of course French sea salts, along with moisturizing coconut oil extracts and essential oils of jasmine, rose geranium, and ylang ylang, this easy spritz infuses any hair type with sexy French-girl texture. Spray it in wet or dry for tousled, effortless beach hair that looks great with practically any outfit, not to mention a subtle, lingering scent that is just exquisite.
Olio E Osso Balmgoop, $28
This citrusy, super-moisturizing tinted lip/cheek balm delivers all the cushy hydration of the original No. 1 Balm, with the addition of the most flattering-to-all-skin-types sheer pigment out there, period. It’s the sort of your-lips-but-better color that brightens up your whole face, yet doesn’t read as “lipstick” or even “gloss”—just all-natural prettiness, pure and simple. Bonus: The stick fits the shape of your lips perfectly, so it feels especially fantastic going on.
Magic Bath Tea in the Jamaican Shamanic Tradition
Balmyard Beauty Beauty Bush Bathgoop, $44
Based on the Jamaican healing tradition of a “bush bath”, where practitioners combine powerful herbs from the bush in a bath that actually happens deep in the bush or forest, this bath-tea soak is both supremely relaxing and seriously beautifying. Made with Caribbean-sourced herbs and flowers, like cerasee and Spanish needle, to calm inflammation and improve skin tone, it’s also designed to promote collagen production (translation: plumper, more youthful skin). Steep one bag in a bath as hot as you can handle, let the deeply luxurious aromatic botanicals clear your mind, and emerge with a serious glow.
Best Moisturizer On the Planet
goop by Juice Beauty Enriching Face Oilgoop, $110
This nourishing, potent miracle oil sinks instantly into skin and starts to work. Made with a pure blend of organic oils, it leaves skin remarkably supple, soft, and glowing. It turbo-charges any moisturizer, but also hydrates beautifully on its own. It can even be patted on over makeup for a midday pick-me-up. The Enriching Face Oil is formulated with USDA-certified organic ingredients and contains approximately 99% total organic content.
Subtly Scented Body Balm
Jao Goe Oilgoop, $48
A combination of 28 plant, fruit, and flower oils and butters, this multipurpose, semi-solid oil smells faintly of Monoi (Tahitian gardenias soaked in coconut oil) and moisturizes skin like nothing else. Lighter than a typical body butter, longer-lasting than a moisturizer, it’s made with a high percentage of jojoba oil—not technically an oil, but a polyunsaturated liquid wax similar to human sebum, plus rosehip, hemp, meadowfoam, and rice bran oils, all of which are high in omega and essential fatty acids. Antioxidant avocado, grapeseed, mango, and pumpkin seed butter, plus kukui nut oil protects the skin, while chamomile and calendula calm.
The perfect portable face cleanser
Ursa Major Essential Face Wipesgoop, $24
The company’s miracle 4-1 Face Tonic formula is infused into each individually-wrapped bamboo-cloth face wipe—use as a pH-balancing cleanser, gentle-but-powerful exfoliant, potent skin-healer, and firming hydrator, for all skin types. The wipes smell subtly of orange, fir, and lavender—refreshing after the gym, beautiful for taking off makeup, life-changing for the breakout-prone.
By-the-Pool Polish Change
Cote Nail Polish (No. 7)goop, $18
Cruelty-free, vegan and free of the major toxins associated with nail polish (formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate [DBP], toluene, camphor, formaldehyde resin and triphenyl phosphate [TPHP]) In Italian glass bottles with must-be-tried-to-be-believed brushes, Cote’s clean formulas are also super shiny, incredibly long-lasting, and chicer than chic. A barely there, delicate light pink/cream.
Coola Unscented Matte Face Tint SPF 30goop, $36
Coola’s Matte Tint SPF 30 has the freakiest (and coolest) feel ever: It goes on like foam dust, leaving nary a trace behind. It has a very sheer universal tint and matte finish that hides imperfections and evens skin tone, too, meaning it’s kind of magic in a bottle.
Juice Beauty Sport Sunscreen SPF 30goop, $16
This is the perfect solution for anyone who is active: It’s water resistant up to 80 minutes, SPF 30, and is really nicely priced.