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Sun-Kissed Skin Essentials

If there is any one must-have vacation essential, it is sun-kissed skin. A glowy, bronzed complexion just makes everything look better. Yet vacation beauty is a whole different ballgame to normal life. Cover-ups that can feel great at home can suddenly seem thick and cakey in the heat or by the beach. In order to help you get it right, we hunted out the best lightweight, non-sticky formulas (that aren't full of nasty chemicals). Here are 10 barely-there tints and summer skin enhancers that will give you that beach goddess glow, without exposing your skin to the sun's damaging rays. Photo by Mickael Gresset

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Herbivore Botanicals, Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist

Hydration is key to a fresh-faced summer look, hence why we love Herbivore Botanicals, Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist. Spritz when in the heat or when just off the plane for a more lifted, brighter complexion.

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Supergoop unseen sunscreen

A total summer gamechanger. Supergoop's Unseen sunscreen is clear and goes on just like a regular primer- which makes it perfect for wearing under daily makeup. SPF without the thick, chalky finish, it'll keep your make-up in place from pool party to night soiree.

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3 RMS BEAUTY UN COVER-UP CONCEALER/FOUNDATION, $36

RMS BEAUTY Un Cover-Up Concealer/Foundation, $36

One of our favorite 'natural look' products, you can layer RMS Beauty's concealer from light to heavy coverage and it will cover up imperfections and redness. The consistency is lightweight and hydrating too- not heavy or dry. Winner.

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TATA HARPER SKINCARE, Resurfacing Mask, $62

Tata Harper's Instagram is testament to how powerful her beauty products truly are - everyone from Hilary Duff, to Chrissy Teigen are posting pictures of their glow thanks to her (all natural) products. We love this Resurfacing Mask for penetrating deep into the surface and giving total replenishment. Hello radiance!

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5 DRUNK ELEPHANT, D-BRONZI™ ANTI-POLLUTION SUNSHINE SERUM

DRUNK ELEPHANT, D-Bronzi™ Anti-Pollution Sunshine Serum

A skin-kissed skin essential, Drunk Elephant's Sunshine Serum uses an all-natural chronopeptide. Say whaaat? A compound that mimics the antioxidant benefits of vitamin D- in other words, it gives you glow without having to bake in the sun's aging rays. With a flattering bronzy finish, you simply need to blend it with face creams and/or spf and a maybe a touch of bronzer and then you can ditch the foundation entirely.

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LANOLIPS, 101 Ointment Multipurpose Superbalm

Lanolips's super hydrating 101 Ointment Multipurpose balm will make dry lips, skin and even nails come back to life. Keep it in your beach bag always.

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7 BOSCIA Cactus Water Moisturizer, $38.00

BOSCIA, Cactus Water Moisturizer, $38.00

Made with Queen of the Night Cactus—a rare ingredient hailed for its ability to survive and thrive in the harshest of climates— Boscia's Cactus Water instantly quenches parched and dehydrated skin. It will give you a natural, radiant glow prior to makeup application.

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SKIN INC, Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light, $265

Our favorite tool right now, Skin Inc's Tri-Light device targets multiple skin concerns such as blemishes, dull skin, and aging signs through red light therapy, blue light therapy, and yellow light therapy. The beauty world's ultimate multitasker, we'll be using the red light all summer long for instant skin brightening.

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9 LILAH B. Bronzed Beauty™ Bronzer Duo

LILAH B. Bronzed Beauty™ Bronzer Duo

After a lot of searching, we finally found a lightweight dewy bronzer that doesn't look heavy or caked! It also gets bonus points for the easy to contour colors also. Highlight with the lightest shade, contour and define with the darkest shade, and you'll have the best cheekbones on the beach.

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CLARINS, Tonic Body Oil Treatment

This body oil from Clarins has been touted amidst pregnant girlfriends as the best to reduce the appearance of stretch marks caused by pregnancy and weight loss but it's also great for flawless beach body skin. Super moisturizing, it instantly replenishes dry skin to feel soft and smooth. Our tip? Put it on your legs before wearing a summer minidress for a natural and undetectable body glow.

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