ICYMI, here at Skimm Life we’re all about helping you shop smarter. Items for your home? We got you. Products to solve your small everyday problems? We have recs on recs. Things to gift yourself just because? Say no more.
Now we’re looking back to see what Skimm’rs loved most the first half of this year. And to clue you in, we put our top sellers and most popular products across categories into one handy list just in case you missed any. Get ready to shop ‘em all.
Because sunscreen = a necessity. This dual face and body option from La Roche-Posay has broad spectrum protection — so it’ll protect you from both UVA and UVB rays. It’s also oil-free, fragrance-free, water resistant, and works for all skin types (sensitive skin included). Plus it’s fast absorbing, non-comedogenic, and dermatologist recommended. Don’t miss it. ($21.99+, Amazon)
Because it actually stays up and is comfy AF (we’re serious). This bra from LIVELY is super soft and offers tons of support without any pointy wires. And its no-slip strip at the top makes sure it stays put. Time to dance under the summer stars.* ($35, LIVELY)
Maybe you wanna stop using your phone after 8 pm. Or drink less caffeine. Whatever your goal is, this calendar will help you stay aware of your daily, weekly, and monthly habits. It’s broken down into different categories like sleep, movement, finances, and organization. So you can stay on top of things and set yourself up for success. ($18, Free Period Press)
And no, you don’t have to be an expert. Consider this a brush and hair dryer in one. It features three heat and speed settings, plus a cool option for styling. The oval design helps to smooth your locks and create volume. Hello, good hair days. ($39.99+, Amazon)
Ah, face masks. We’ve been dedicated to wearing them. But we’re over the way they make our glasses fog up. Sound familiar? This anti-fog spray works on all types of glasses, and doesn’t call for constant application. A few spritzes and you’re good for the day. Sigh of relief sold separately. ($7.99, Amazon)
Bug bites be gone. This genius product works to remove the irritant left underneath your skin that causes itchiness and redness. You’ll be able to stop a reaction in its tracks, leaving the bite visibly smaller. You can even try it on bee and wasp stings. The true MVP of the summer. ($9.95, Amazon)
You’re not the only one who itches and sneezes because of allergies. These chews can help with coat licking and biting. They also feature a blend of probiotics and salmon oil (for smooth fur). Goodbye, ruff life. ($25.96+, Amazon)
And cruise control. So it doesn’t drop in intensity as you go. To break it down, it saves 20% of its power when you're holding it lightly against your body, but then uses that stored power when you push harder. So the motor stays just as powerful even under pressure. For deeper sensations that stimulate the entire clitoris, the silicone is engineered to absorb and respond to pulses, sending them back into the body. Orgasm city, population: you. ($111, Lelo)
She was appointed the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate by Urban Word. And is the recipient of the Poets & Writers Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award. So she’s kicking butt and isn’t even 25 yet. We can’t keep up. ($15+, Purrfect Feminist on Etsy)
Because once you have pockets, you’ll never wanna go back. These compressive leggings aren’t see-through when you bend over. So you won’t need a long shirt that covers your butt. Plus? They’re made from recycled water bottles. So buying a pair is actually good for the environment. And we love that they’re available in sizes XXS through 6XL. ($78, Girlfriend Collective)
These colorful cases are made from layers of durable oilcloth and have a vinyl pocket where you’ll stash your card. The covers are cut and sewn by hand, and you can customize ‘em with your name or a word on the cover too. Très chic. ($7+, I Sew Dreams on Etsy)
So all your morning (and evening) vitamins and medications live in one place. The daily pods are labeled and can be pulled off the base for travel. And to make each compartment easier to handle, the top doesn’t need to be removed when filling. It’s a push-through design, and yes, bigger pills fit. ($34.95, Grommet)
Because getting in touch with your artsy side isn’t only for kids. Or for quarantine. This one for adults and teens will bring a different craft to your doorstep every month. It’ll come with all the tools, accessories, and instructions you’ll need to get crafting. Past boxes have included everything from wood burning and engraving projects to making a wine and cheese chalkboard kit, and more. Endorphins = activated. ($30+/month, Cratejoy)
This journal is easy to maintain, asking for just one line each day. So even the busiest people will be able to keep up with it. It leaves you enough space to jot down a single moment, memory, quote, or event from your day. And it’s got enough pages for five years of reflection. Time to put pen to paper. Just for a minute. ($12.06, Amazon)
These are not meant to be reused, so toss once you’re done wearing. The ear loops aren’t adjustable, but the barrier created by the three-ply can prevent the wearer from contaminants. To make sure the mask fits snugly, you can knot the ear loops of the face mask where they join the edge of the mask. Then fold and tuck the unneeded material under the edges (for a how-to, click here). These are made in the US and have a scannable QR code to help shoppers avoid counterfeit products. ($21.99/50 pack, Amazon)
This hand embroidery kit is perfect for when you want to put your phone down and let your mind escape. It has all the essentials (and step-by-step instructions) you’ll need to complete a 6-inch hoop art. You can use the text from the pattern or change things up once you get the hang of it. All you need now is some calming tea and music and the vibe is set. ($43.38, Natalie Gaynor Designs on Etsy)
Stress breakouts, we’re looking at you. These hydrocolloid patches cover breakouts and reduce inflammation. They work to extract pus, healing the skin along the way. You can apply one before heading to bed and then remove it in the morning. We’re talking minimal effort. ($12.50/36 pack, Amazon)
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