Summer Survival Kit: 7 Local Brands to Get You Through the Season

June 11, 2018admin

As Miamians, we know how seemingly unbearable the summer season is for us all. Basically swimming from door to door in this dense humidity and heat. Not to mention the hoards of flies, mosquitos, and no-see-ums just waiting to have their fill. Between the rain and sun, the sand and bites, Support Local is curating some Miami-bred products that’ll help you survive. From sprays to sunglasses and everything in between:


New to the directory, VitaVie is a skin care line that believes in your natural beauty. They use their power to enhance your skin and mood through essential oil-based salves, oils, toners and soaps.
The product: Any of their salves, or their Repair & Restor Elixir will be perfect options for post-sun skin.

Raw Elements

Raw Elements USA was founded by a local lifeguard who wanted to counteract the environmentally harmful chemicals found in sunscreen and lotion. Their approach incorporates only all natural, organic, chemical free ingredients, which are safe to us and our ecosystems.
The product: Their face and body sunscreen. Get the one in a tin for zero plastic.

The Tropics

Eco-friendly swimwear and clothing. The Tropics isn’t just an awesome local brand dedicated to solving sustainability issues through their products. The locals behind it are also looking to create a platform for connection around taking care of the environment.
The product: Their organic tees are oh-so soft but we love the understated patterns of their trunks.

Baiser Beauty

Baiser Beauty is more than just a cosmetic company with beautiful branding. They’re a movement within themselves. Their organic products incorporate Mayan medicine, stones, and aromatherapy to balance mind, body, and spirit while nourishing your skin.
The product: We’d just go straight for the Summer Collection with oils, after-sun, and even glow highlighter.


At first glance, Woosh is a payable water station system set up all around Miami Beach. But the easy to use process also has a pre-pay option, more like a membership, that holds you accountable all year long.
The product: $.50 for a refill could add up. We’d go for a package as same time & money.

Alma Aromatherapy

It’s not your average essential oil or aromatherapy brand. Alma embodies passion through handmade, small batch products using only high-quality ingredients. All products are self tested for quality and made to order in Miami.
The product: The Healing Clay Mask. It has rose powder packed with vitamin C for a perfect refreshment.


The Biscayners motto is: “We are the ocean” and their products speak for themselves. They boast beautiful polarized, handmade & wooden sunglasses created in Miami. A nautical style for diverse individuals all over the world.
The product: The Matheson is a new arrival and an understated way to shop local in style.