Summer Fun: Local Skincare Products
Don't sweat it
By Isabella Castro-Cota,
8:00AM, Sun. May 21, 2017
Summer has you feeling all vibrant and exhilarated … that is, until you realize that you’re sweaty, itchy, and smelly. Luckily these local skincare products have you covered. They’re free of all the stuff you can’t pronounce and full of wholesome ingredients guaranteed to revitalize your soul, or at least your Instagram game.
Feto Soap’s Razor Blade Soap ($8)fetosoap.com
Gain the respect of your peers while staying hygienic with this razor blade festooned soap. The blade lives inside clear glycerin soap so you can show off how clean and cutthroat you really are.
Latika’s Guava & Goji Berry Soap ($6.99)latikasoap.com
Tropical notes of guava intermingle with sweet notes of berry to create a private jungle experience in the comfort of your own shower. Latika’s soap moisturizes while simultaneously exfoliating thanks to the poppy seeds to keep you smooth and glowing.
Olive + M’s Cleansing Oil ($62)oliveandm.com
Olive, castor, and sunflower oil aren’t just to cook; that medley, among other natural ingredients, helps combat the dirt in your face without stripping your skin of its natural moisture. Face soaps are so 2016 – oils are in!
Fleegal Farms’ Bug Repellent ($7-$10)www.fleegalfarms.com
Mosquitoes are pesky, rude, and not going anywhere. But Fleegal Farms’ repellent, available in two or four ounces, keeps the little buggers at arm's length while leaving you with a refreshing lemon aroma.
512organics’ Pretty Pits Herbal Deodorant ($26) & Calm the Itch Essential Oil ($22)www.512organics.com
This deodorant seems to have it all: cute name, pretty packaging, and the ability to keep your odor at bay. Coconut, tea tree, grapeseed, and lavender oil make up the bulk of this product – not an antiperspirant, but rather an odor-neutralizer – so you and your pits will stay sweet as a daisy. And if you happen to get in a scrape, 512organics’ Calm the Itch’s soothing mix of almond, jojoba, chamomile roman, and lavender oils should soothe irritations and leave your cuts, rashes, and other questionable skin ailments at ease.
The Austin Chronicle’s Summer Fun issue is on stands now.