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This Summer’s Beach Bag Must Haves


You’d never forget your beach towel or your favorite sunnies, so don’t forget these other protective essentials the next time you hit the pool or beach! These are all the must-haves you need to keep you, your skin, and all other important extremities in great shape no matter how high the UV index.


SPF with Benefits

This is a no brainer at this point right?! The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends choosing a sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 30 to keep out 97 percent of all incoming UVB rays. It also emphasizes choosing a sunscreen fortified with either titanium dioxide or zinc dioxide sun shields to thoroughly protect against harmful sun rays.

At THE pearl we choose only the most innovative, scientifically advanced sunscreens with ingredients that are also as natural, organic, sustainable, and locally sourced as can be.

Plant-based ingredients including Algae and Red Raspberry Seed Oil that help naturally boost efficacy are becoming more popular in the sun protection world. This means buh-bye traditional - and potentially irritating - sunscreen actives. We also weed out products that contain all the stuff you don’t want on your skin or in the environment, like parabens, GMOs, and oxybenzone. Before you hit the beach stop by THE pearl boutique for our extensive selection of SPF options


Lip Care Extraordinaire

To ensure that delicate lip tissue is well-protected from the same damaging UV rays that can cause wrinkly lips over time, make sure to invest in a quality SPF lip balm to ward off signs of aging and sunburn. Plus, you’ll enjoy the added moisture and hydration, which is essential after a long day in the sun. Our Coola Mineral Liplux® SPF 30 Organic Tinted Lip contains ingredients like organic Cupuaçu Butter and Mongongo Oil, delivering an ultra-creamy texture that smooths and nourishes lips while keeping them hydrated, so they look healthy, plump, and youthful.

Headlining Hair Care

Heads up! Your scalp and hair are vulnerable to sun damage every time you step outside.This is the reason that UV-blocking hair products are quickly gaining loyal followers. Sun can seriously suck the life out of your hair, and can leave it feeling dry, faded and brittle. Pack a few sun-protecting hair and scalp remedies in your beach bag to make sure that the sun doesn’t leave you with a bad hair day. Coola's innovative NEW Ocean Salted Sage Scalp & Hair Mist contains nourishing ingredients like Gotu Kola Extract + Monoi Oil to protect, condition and improve circulation.


Radical Recovery

Saltwater, sun damage and naturally exfoliating sand particles can leave your skin grasping for hydration after a long day in the sun. You’ll definitely want to pack a good-quality moisturizer. Try one that layers well with your sunscreen to ensure that your skin doesn’t lack hydration after the fact. And one that literally smells like summer doesn't hurt either! Try or Pure Fiji Coconut Lime Blossom Infusion.


Soothe the Burn

There are very few natural ingredients that have the power to soothe quite like aloe vera. Have a tube of trusty aloe vera gel on hand during and after your next trip to the pool to help curb any accidental instances of sunburn. You can apply fresh aloe vera gel straight to your skin to reduce inflammation, redness and pain. It’s a must when you’re dealing with a pesky sunburn! Check out Kerstin Florian's Aloe Gel and Rescue Cream

Another ingredient just about as powerful as aloe vera is dilo oil! Dilo oil is cold pressed and is a pure oil which is readily absorbed through the skin. The molecular structure of this oil remains intact with unique essential fatty acids to help alleviate many skin ailments. This amazing oil also naturally contains a unique essential fatty acid that soothes irritation and inflammation whilst super-charging the healing and repair process. Pure Fiji's Dilo Rescue line of after sun care are available in THE pearl boutique.



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