As we return to the rhythm of market season, we’re reminded of what makes our market days so special: connecting with our community, sharing self-care rituals, offering personalized recommendations, and of course, answering your questions. One of our favorite questions to answer is, “Well, what are your favorites?”
While our answers tend to shift with the seasons, here is what the Sweet Sisters team is loving this summer…
Karen’s Summer Favorites
I’m a bath person and really love a rejuvenating facial and body treatment while relaxing in the tub, even during the warmer months ( I just have the temperature a bit cooler)! I tend to use the bath as stress-reduction/body therapy and showers for cleansing. Here’s a bath time ritual that I love:
Olive + Rosehip Cleansing Oil + Fresh Start
I start with a facial massage using the Olive + Rosehip cleanser and a little Fresh Start exfoliant to prime my skin. This cleanser is a special water-rinsable blend of emollient organic extra virgin olive oil and antioxidant rich rosehip seed oils. I craft it with a plant-derived emulsifier so that when water touches it, it turns into a lotion that rinses clean without any oily residue. The Fresh Start Polish adds the perfect amount of exfoliation to smooth and even skin tone.
Pumpkin Antioxidant Peel
Next, I apply a thin layer of the Pumpkin Antioxidant Peel and soak a while. (You could use one of our other masks, like Radiance, if your skin is sensitive to the pH of alpha hydroxy acids.) I include my chest, hands and arms in all the masking because they are exposed to the elements as much as my facial skin and fortunately, the masks actually stay on my arms and chest quite well under the water to do their job. This potent exfoliating peel reduces hyper-pigmentation, evens skin tone, improves skin texture, boosts collagen, and minimizes pores!
While the peel is working its magic, I use one of our body polishes everywhere the mask isn’t and soak again. I remove the pumpkin with one of our bamboo cloths, then smooth on a thin layer of the Coconut + Honey Mask to soothe my skin and boost hydration.
Firm Mist + Glow Antioxidant Seed Serum
After I get out of the tub, I spritz my face, chest, hands and forearms with the Firm Mist and press on a dropper of Glow for combination skin, starting at my chest, hands and arms and finishing with my face so it has a lighter application.
Palo Santo Body Oil
Next, I slather my body with one of the body oils… Palo Santo is my current go-to and includes organic jojoba, apricot kernal, coconut, and rosehip seed oils. Lastly, I cocoon myself in a soft fluffy robe to let all the goodies soak in before bed or getting dressed. (Yes, I sometimes do this ritual first thing when I wake up in the morning along with a tall mug of warm lemon water:)
- nourishing body oils$32.00 – $40.00
- coconut + honey moisture mask$38.00 – $70.00
- olive + rosehip cleansing oil$26.00 – $48.00
- glow antioxidant seed serum$45.00 – $100.00
- pumpkin antioxidant peel$38.00 – $70.00
- dmae + msm firming mist$22.00 – $38.00
- fresh start polish$32.00
- salt + sugar body polish$35.00 – $40.00
Rohanna’s Summer Favorites
Supreme Eye Cream
Supreme Eye Cream helps with my A.M. puffiness, dark circles… it feels soothing and cooling, like cucumbers but with the extra benefits of algae, caffeine, aloe, and other great ingredients. It’s a year-round essential!
Glow Antioxidant Seed Serum
Glow is the one product I can’t live without. If I’m rushing out the door, I’ll pause for a few drops of Glow. I love using it to give myself a circulation-boosting facial massage. Mixed with a spritz of a favorite facial mist, Glow is a perfectly light, nourishing and protective summer moisturizer.
Neroli Micellar Cleanser
This is my new favorite cleanser for wiping away makeup and sunscreen, or after a sweaty gym session. Micelles cleanse, hyaluronic acid hydrates, and neroli hydrosol helps regulate oiliness.
Firm or Rosewater Hydrating Mist
I use Firm or Rosewater Hydrating Mist facial mists for a boost of moisture before my eye cream and serum. They also make a great setting spray and have a lovely cooling effect on hot summer days.
This chocolatey, moisturizing body oil is my favorite full-body body moisturizer. I apply it right out of the shower while my skin is still damp and it leaves me feeling nourished, glowing, and moisturized! It’s rich, but soaks in nicely — all glow, no greasiness.
Maya’s Summer Favorites
Orange Blossom Cream + Glow Antioxidant Seed Serum
After watching Karen craft Orange Blossom Cream and learning about its ingredients — neroli hydrosol, sea buckthorn, rosehip, and more — it quickly became my favorite for lightweight summer moisturizer. For an extra dose of antioxidant support, I’ll add a drop or two of Glow.
Mat Mist smells so so beautiful! I use it to clean my yoga mat and its made my practice even more enjoyable.
Honey + Coconut Moisture Mask
This is my go-to treatment for soothing and moisturizing dry, stressed skin. With ingredients like moisturizing honey, anti-inflammatory MSM, and skin-hero niacinamide, this mask is deeply nourishing and great for all skin types.
Apple + Herb Rebalancing Rinse
I use Apple + Herb Rebalancing Rinse to rebalance my scalp/hair after swimming in the ocean, lake, and anytime I visit a chlorinated pool or hot tub. It leaves my hair so soft and shiny!
Super Blue is an enzymatic body mask that exfoliates and boosts collagen production. I apply it to damp skin after a shower, wait about 10 minutes, then gently scrub and rinse. After Super Glow, I’ll apply a favorite Shea Lotion or Body Oil + sunscreen (alpha hydroxy acids that can increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun).
Sacred Earth + One Artisan Perfume
Sacred Earth keeps me grounded through the Fall and Winter with notes of frankincense, myrrh, cedar, jasmine, and yang ylang. As the seasons change, I switch to One. It’s a bright blend of florals, balanced with some sensuous woody notes, all in an organic grape alcohol that has a light, summery feel.
We’d also love to know what you’re loving this summer…
If you feel inspired to share a summer favorite on Instagram or Facebook,
tag @sweetsistersbodycare / #sweetsistersbodycare so we share your recommendation and spread the love!
Wishing you a beauty-full summer,
Karen + the Sweet Sisters Team