The mix of blood orange and vanilla in John Masters Body Wash ($18) feels a whole lot more luxe than the pricetag.
This SPF 30 Sunscreen Spray by Zinka ($11) sprays on clear, so there's no nasty white residue. Plus, it offers UVA/UVB coverage AND is water resistant.
Alba Botanica's Good & Clean five-minute Mini Peel ($7) is the only product in its price range that delivers 6% naturally-derived alpha hydroxy acids to leave your skin squeaky clean and glowing.
Weleda Birch Body Scrub ($15) uses pure plant oils and plant wax pearls to give your skin that great, pre-self-tan scrub.
Mario Badescu's Rose Hips Nourishing Oil ($20) can be used as a serum or added to your moisturizer for an added punch.
One of the most gorgeous toners out there is also affordable. Avène Gentle Toner ($20).
The Yes to Grapefruit Dark Spot Correcting Serum ($20) will be a post-sun essential.
Spearmint and petitgrain oil make Cowshed's Cow Slip Hand Cream ($11) a refreshing handbag essential for summer.
Melt off your makeup gently with ingredients like aloe vera, chamomile, cucumber, and Vitamin E thanks to Josie Maran's Bear Naked Wipes ($12).
A gentle cleanser will go a long way in case of sunburned skin. Try Kiehl's Ultra Facial Oil-Free Cleanser ($20).
After trying a range of expensive Argan Oils, Acure's ($15) formula still works wonders on hair... and just a couple of drops on the face for a summer glow that won't melt makeup.
Need a dewy, refreshing, cool spritz of rosemary, grape, and bitter orange? We thought so. Caudalie Beauty Elixir, $18.
We love the superfruit eye cream by Acure ($19) for de-puffing, brightening, and being gluten, vegan, silicone-free, paraben-free, and all that other good stuff.
Bar soap is a must for getting a deep clean—this gentle, organic option by Soapwalla with almond oil and oats can be used on face or the body.
Bite Beauty's sheer lip balm ($19) has SPF 15 and a hint of pale peach.
For a solid scrub to rid ourselves of inevitable summer acne, sometimes you just have to go back to the basics. Clinique Exfoliating Scrub, $20.
CND's Cucumber Heel Therapy ($15) is essential for cyclists or runners—put it on before bed, then put your socks on. Let the chamomile, aloe, and cucumber go to work overnight.
Staying fresh all day means skipping that chemically-packed drugstore aisle deodorant. Malin + Goetz Eucalyptus Deodorant ($18).
Burt's Bees Aloe & Linden Flower After-Sun Soother ($10) will calm hot skin after a long day outdoors. Apply immediately after you're done in the sun so the quick-absorbing cream can go to work.
Jergen's Natural Glow ($7). Because sometimes you can't mess with a classic.