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7 Beach-Bag Beauty Essentials to Nourish Skin and Hair

Updated: Nov 10

Raw Elements sunscreen

A must-have in every beach bag reef-friendly sunscreen. Tons of sunscreen and toxic chemicals end up in the world’s coral reefs each year, causing irreversible damage. We can all make a conscious effort to break the chain and conserve the ocean’s ecosystem by using non-toxic sun lotion.


Raw Elements is a coral-safe sunscreen company that manufactures a non-nano, zinc oxide-based sunscreen. Their formula is safer for the environment and the company works to raise awareness of the impact of toxic sunscreen ingredients. Make sure you apply this protective product before you slip on your bikini or bathing suit to avoid white marks.


Little Hands Hawaii Mineral Sunscreen Face Stick

Another sunscreen but this time for the face. Small and compact, Little Hands Hawaii’s Mineral Sunscreen Face Stick is water-resistant and SPF 40+. Perfect for those water babes who love to be in the ocean but want to know that their skin’s protected. It also comes in a regular or a tinted version.


Based here in Hawaii, Little Hands products are reef safe, organic, and the packaging is biodegradable and good to the earth. As well as non-nano zinc oxide, the Mineral Sunscreen Face Stick is filled with good stuff, including jojoba oil and shea butter.


Aside from that, Hawaii plans to ban sunscreens that contain oxybenzone and octinoxate in 2021. So why not make the switch now?


Rare Hawaiian Coconut Lip Balm

If you love the look of glossy lips without the expensive price tag, Rare Hawaiian make an amazing $3.00 lip balm. Manufactured with all-natural ingredients, the balm uses the company’s signature rare Hawaiian honey, teamed with raspberry oil, coconut oil, beeswax, and shea butter. The Hawaiian, organic honey is sourced from the island’s Kiawe Forest and has a creamy, tropical flavor.


Nuxe Sun Moisturizing Protective Milky Oil for Hair

This moisturizing, milky oil hair protection spray is best for using before you hit the beach and throughout the day. The ingredients offer multi-protection from salt, UV, and chlorine, shielding the hair and scalp in the process.


The smell of this spray gives us all the tropical vibes - infused with sweet orange, Tahitian gardenia, and coconut. Nuxe’s sun protecting product is vegan-friendly and made with 83% natural origin ingredients.


Oahu Wave Spray

Infused with rice protein and coconut oil, the Oahu Wave Spray is the perfect product to spritz and style your hair on the go. We love that you can use the spray on dry or slightly damp, ‘just stepped out of the ocean hair’. Perfect if you’re going straight out to dinner after a day at the beach. This must-have weightless texture mist is layered with scents of bergamot, white musk, and cedarwood for a fresh feel.


Honua Hawaiian Skincare Lihau Face Mist

Honua Skincare’s face mist is designed to keep you calm and cool. The scent is a mix of Hawaiian sandalwood, vetiver, neroli, and blue tansy to promote mental clarity and peace. The mist also tightens, tones, and hydrates the skin, combining anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial ingredients, which include aloe vera and witch hazel. Spray throughout the day to cool your face down and prevent breakouts and skin irritation.


Kopari Organic Coconut Melt

Before a long day of catching rays and waves and to help make sure you’re swimwear ready, Kopari’s Coconut Melt provides superfood for your sunkissed skin. Full of fatty acids, Vitamin E, and proteins, it moisturizes and protects, giving your skin a natural, soft glow.

This organic coconut oil can also be used as a hair mask (just leave it on for 40 minutes before washing your hair, or sleep on it overnight), a dry shave oil, a makeup remover, or moisturizing bath oil. Some customers even use it as a pregnancy belly balm to minimize stretch marks or an under-eye treatment to reduce dark circles and give tired eyes a much-needed boost.








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