Katey Denno’s Clean Beauty Picks for Summer
Summer is well under way, which means its time to revamp your beauty routine. Fear not, we've taken the hours of painstaking research out of the equation by curating a list of the best summer beauty products, so you can maximize your season of fun in the sun!
Did you know July 15th is National Clean Beauty Day? To celebrate, we caught up with celebrity makeup artist and clean beauty enthusiast, Katey Denno, to talk about her fave beauty products from OG classics to new summer blockbuster beauty hits. With her expert insights, we'll explore the hottest beauty products of the season and discover how Katey incorporates them into her own routine and on her clients. Let’s take an exclusive look inside Katey’s go-to beauty bag and learn some clean beauty secrets from the pros.
Katey: “I love what this blend of oils does for skin that even just occasionally breaks out. It’s been my go to for years.”
Detox Tip: Clarifying face oils are a great way to calm irritated skin and combat acne. Oils help chill-out oil overproduction so you can keep your pores clean, clear, and free of congestion. (a.k.a. clogged-pores!). We especially love that this oil is packed with nutrient dense and purifying ingredients like algae extract, and hemp, pumpkin, and grape oils. If you’re prone to acne and occasional breakouts, this oil provides lightweight moisture to get your skin back in balance and radiant—without a greasy shine.
Katey: “The first ever Vitamin C serum I used right to the very last drop, and bought another bottle because I actually saw a difference. This treatment lightens sun spots, promotes overall glow, and my skin looks more firm and juicy.”
Detox Tip: You don’t need a 12-step skincare regimen to achieve your dream skin. Opt for targeted treatments with powerful, gentle ingredients that get to work so you can see results—fast! Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant known to brighten and hydrate—but what makes Maya Chia’s formula stand out is its rapid lifting and smoothing results. If you’re looking to get your vibrant and youthful complexion back, we have the secret weapon: Using a concentrated blend of vitamin C, ferulic acid, and niacinamide to brighten and fortify, while orange blossom and pomegranate peptides support firmer, lifted-looking skin. The formula is light as a feather and absorbs into the skin instantly for fast acting results that improve further over time.
Katey: “I can't rave about this enough— its formula is packed full of peptides (we want peptides!), blends into skin with complete ease, leaves a glowy finish that makes everyone ask if you've just had a facial, and comes in three blendable sheer tones to make choosing your perfect match easy. It's my new favorite sunscreen.”
Detox Tip: Looking for the perfect sunscreen that plays well with makeup? Look no further! This luminous SPF is gorgeous on bare skin, and makes the perfect base layer to build your look overtop. The formula is a complete triple threat: broad spectrum SPF 30, skin-loving ingredients like peptides and pea shoot extract, and works as a soft-focus complexion corrector for dewy, lit-from-within skin.
Katey: “Another 10/10 from Tata Harper—the texture of these Lip Cremes are super emollient and the amount of pigment is perfect for real life. Whether you want a little sheer swath of color for daytime, or a juicy pop of pigment and emollience to compliment a night time look, these are just gorgeous. Plus, the chic Tata Harper green tubes add to the allure, as per usual.”
Detox Tip: Lipsticks can feel extra drying during the hot summer months, which is why emollient formulas with superfood ingredients are what we’ll be reaching for all year ‘round. These pout plumping crèmes are the ideal hybrid between a balm and a lipstick to give you glossy pops of pigment that nourish your lips with each wear. They come in 5 juicy shades that will make you want them all!
Katey: “I love a gel cleanser, and I always love Pai's made-for-sensitive-skin-formulas. This one is designed for congested skin, and removes makeup and sunscreen with ease, and doesn't leave me feeling tight or dry. The vibrant color of the gel, and the design on the bottle make it a super cute addition to my bathroom sink.”
Detox Tip: Foaming cleansers have a bad reputation for drying and stripping your skin. However, finding suds that are soft on sensitive skin is the key to choosing the right foaming formula. Pai struck the perfect (re)balance with this gel-to-foam cleanser— designed to decongest blemish-prone skin with exfoliating Polyhydroxy Acids (PHAs), this cleanser unclogs pores, strengthens the skin barrier and hydrates even once rinsed away. Get ready to learn cleansing is actually your fave skincare step.
July 15th is National Clean Beauty Day—but here at The Detox Market, we celebrate all year round. Learn more about our clean beauty standards and commitments here.
How we chose the best summer beauty on this list
These clean beauty products were meticulously curated by our team of experts and makeup artist Katey Denno based on their innovation, performance, and buzz-worthiness. At the Detox Market, all of the products we carry have pure ingredients, exceptional performance, and cruelty free formulations. We've been the trusted clean beauty experts for over a decade, cutting through the clean beauty noise and providing you with nothing but the best in green beauty. You can learn more about our commitment to clean beauty here.