Flip-flops? Check. Beach towel? Check. Hazardous chemicals masquerading as sun protection? Check! Your customers may think they’re protecting their skin by packing that drug store SPF 50 product, but  questionable ingredients should make them think twice. Ensure your customers enjoy the summer sun safely with these natural sun care products.

Sheer Moisture Lip Tints from Mineral Fusion are 100% vegetarian and the all-natural color comes entirely from minerals. The lip tint is available in eight sheer shades and has a natural vanilla mint flavor. Made with cocoa butter and a lip-firming peptide for lasting moisture. Mineral Fusion products are free of gluten, parabens, SLS, phthalates, artificial colors and synthetic fragrances. The company offers a full range of shampoos, conditioners, body lotions, body washes and skin care products.

New Antioxidant Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 Oil-Free Face Lotion from derma e includes zinc oxide plus antioxidants for sun protection. The non-greasy formula absorbs quickly and can be applied under makeup daily. The hypoallergenic lotion protects against UV rays, oxidative damage and early signs of aging.

New from Vermont Soap is Sage Lime Organic Deodorant. The deodorant meets USDA organic food standards and is also vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO and never tested on animals. Ingredients include coconut oil, cornstarch, essential oils and rosemary extract.

The ballots are in. The votes are tallied. And now without further ado, we are thrilled to share with you the winners of the 2014 WholeFoods Natural Choice Awards.

What would you think of using a facial product that improves the skin? That’s great, right? How about one that also cuts some steps out of your beauty routine? Fantastic! Now, what about one that creates a winning trifecta with results, quick application and cost savings? Yep, those are the makings of a hot seller.

Pop quiz!     
Question 1: Which is the body’s largest organ? The skin, so you’d better take care of it. It’s one of the first places to show that something’s not quite right with the body, like needing more sleep, more water or less time in the sun. So, take a few minutes and learn some tips from companies specializing in natural skincare and haircare.

White Egret Personal Care, Inc. added Lavender Bath Crystals to its line of personal care products. Lavender Bath Crystals are made with salt, organic lavender essential oil and trace minerals from the Great Salt Lake. Salts can be used in a bath, as a foot soak or as a face scrub.
SRP: $8.39 per 16-ounce jar.

New from Carlson Laboratories is E-Gem Lip Care, a moisturizing lip balm made with natural-source vitamin E, an antioxidant. E-Gem Lip Care delivers 1,000 IU of healing vitamin E per stick, which protects lips from drying out due to harsh weather conditions or U.V. rays. E-Gem is free of parabens, phthalates and artificial flavors or dyes.