If if you’re looking to tweak your skincare regime, you’ve come to the right place. Below is our list of recommended summer skincare products to help protect your skin during the warmer months. Incorporate any of these buys into your routine for regenerated, refreshed, and rehydrated skin.
Sheet Masks, Beauty Pro
Beauty Pro is a multi-award-winning British brand that’s revolutionised the concept of the face mask, and these three products are brilliant choices for a summer skincare regime.
The BeautyPro Rejuvenating Sheet Mask is intensely hydrating and works to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The mask has anti-ageing properties that will leave the skin supple and feeling fresh. It’s great for use on problematic skin as it balances and improves oily or dry areas while the Green Tea Extract works to protect the skin from further damage.
The BeautyPro Brightening Sheet Mask works to rebalance uneven skin tones and diminish pigmentation while also improving and brightening your complexion. The key ingredients in the Brightening Mask are Collagen, Vitamin C and Aloe Vera which are a great combination to brighten your complexion and improve skin elasticity, making the sheet mask ideal as an anti-ageing treatment.
The award-winning BeautyPro Retinol Under Eye Patches are probably my favourite of the three masks. They’re brilliant at brightening dark circles and visibly improve the appearance of pigmentation. These serum-infused gel patches are rich in anti aging ingredients to help smooth skin texture and visibly reduce fine lines.
Anthelios Anti-Shine Invisible Fresh Mist Spray, La Roche-Posay
The ultra-fresh, shine-free spray is the perfect sunny day solution for those who want minimal interference from their sun protection; it can be used on bare skin or on top of makeup to achieve a brilliant shield. The powdery finish of the Anthelios Anti-Shine Invisible Fresh Mist Spray is perfect for those with normal, combination and oily skin types, but those with very dry skin might find it a little lacking in the moisture department. That being said, it’ll work harmoniously with most skin types. The slim, 75ml size of the can is perfect for travel and has an aerosol application method that creates a large, fine mist that protects skin in seconds. Its powdery finish also makes it brilliant for setting your makeup and ensuring it doesn’t slide in the sun!
Vitamin C Serum, Mad Hippie
Vegan skincare brand Mad Hippie offers a range of brilliant skincare and suncare products well worth checking out.
As summer skincare products go, Mad Hippie’s award-winning serum is a brilliant addition to any regime. Incorporating a harmonious blend of antioxidants that work wonders on improving the overall appearance of the skin. Suitable for even sensitive complexions, Mad Hippie’s Vitamin C Serum contains natural organic ingredients brilliant at skin brightening and wrinkle control.
Timeless Elixir Facial Serum, Peace & Pure
The Timeless Elixir Facial Serum is included in our recommendations for summer skincare products because it promises to nourish, hydrate and smooth all skin types using a unique blend of the highest quality ingredients.
A natural bio-retinol to smooth fine line and wrinkles with free-radical fighting antioxidants, this serum also contains ingredients to shield against blue light. This organic and vegan facial serum contains 100% botanical ingredients and is an effective age-defying serum for all skin types.
Summertime Limited Edition Daily AHA Tonic, REN Clean Skincare
This limited edition Summertime AHA tonic by REN Clean Skincare is a cooling and gently refreshing exfoliator that works to encourage cell renewal for brighter, more radiant skin.
Add to your normal routine and simply use this toner around your face and neck for that extra summer glow.
Protect and Repair, Crystal Clear
To look after skin properly, you must make sure your sun protection contains both UVA and UVB protection. UVB rays are more intense and cause sunburn but UVA rays penetrate the skin more deeply, leading to wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and other advanced signs of ageing.
Crystal Clear’s Protect & Repair contains includes highly efficient sunscreens and offers both UVA 20 and UVB 40 SPF protection. It contains anti-ageing actives to hydrate the skin, together with Vitamin E’s excellent anti-oxidant properties and Lupine Extract and Thermus Thermophilis help prevent sunburn, dehydration and ageing.
Pigmentbio Daily, Bioderma
If you’re looking to make a switch when it comes to your daily moisturiser, look no further. The Pigmentbio Daily is an SPF50 brightening face cream that unifies, brightens and protects skin from the sun.
As products go, this one will be your best friend all year round. It works as an excellent base for make-up and it’s formulated to prevent the visible signs of ageing.
Glow Activating Anti-wrinkle Serum, Caudalie
Caudalie’s VineActiv Glow Activating Anti-Wrinkle Serum is a concentrated solution packed full of antioxidants and vitamins to protect skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Its lightweight, water texture feels so refreshing in summer, and it melts effortlessly into the skin. It’s antioxidant polyphenols protect against stress and pollution, and its dose of low weight Hyaluronic Acid hydrates and plumps skin with moisture, so you’ll feel radiant however warm the sun.
Vitamin C Serum, Ecooking
We’re big fans of Ecooking and to our delight, they’ve now added a Vitamin C Serum to their range of skincare.
A powerful antioxidant that boosts collagen production and works to reduce hyperpigmentation and fine lines. Hyaluronic acid and sodium PCA keeps skin moisturized without making it greasy.
This serum includes actibiome which is an active ingredient that balances skin and removes redness and blemishes.
Advanced Cream, Heliocare
One for everyday use all year around to protect against premature skin ageing, Heliocare’s Advanced Cream with UVB and UVA protection is intended for use on face, neck and hands.
A specially formulated light and non-greasy lotion, it contains a unique and powerful anti-oxidant Fernblock proven to protect skin from within against damage caused by the sun and daylight. DNA repair enzymes help to protect and repair skin cell DNA.
Heliocare’s Advanced Cream is water-resistant, vegan and not tested on animals. The 50ml packaging can go in hand luggage which means no hassle at airport customs.
An advanced facial serum that protects and repairs the skin from the negative impact of electromagnetic smog and urban pollution.
The formula contains a unique pea ferment to reduce skin damage induced by the adverse effects of artificial blue light (HEV), natural sunlight (UV) and infrared radiation (IR) exposure.
The serum visually reduces wrinkles and roughness, unifies the skin tone and gives a healthy complexion by moisturising and regenerating.
Hydrating Melting Mask, Christophe Robin
A little something for the hair! Give your locks a treat with this hydrating haircare mask formulated with natural ingredients to help nourish and strengthen.
Formulated with Aloe Vera, this light mask dissolves quickly into each strand, moisturising and conditioning, leaving the hair with a healthy sheen and preventing the scalp from becoming dry.
The mask contains a blend of vitamins to nourish hair while amino acids work to repair areas of damage and minimize the loss of moisture, while flaxseed oil helps to fortify locks and build elasticity.
Bondi Sands Aloe Vera, lookfantastic
Imagine smoothing Greek yoghurt all over your body — you’ll probably end up in a mess, so don’t do that.
Use Bondi Sands Aloe Vera instead; it’ll cool you down and hydrate your skin. It’s definitely the best thing for rejuvenating skin after sun exposure. Top tip: keep in the refrigerator for an extra cool moisturising experience.
One Step Prime, Stila
If you’re tired of applying your makeup each morning to find on hot summer days it’s already melted off of your face before you reach the office, this Stila primer is for you.
It’s crystal clear base contains 50% water for a lighter, more refreshing feel than most silicone-based primers, so feels absolutely fabulous to apply and leave skin even and poreless — perfect for foundation application. It keeps makeup intact and in place throughout the day. Fabulous!
Lancôme Energie de Vie Eye Pearly Lotion, lookfantastic
Reawaken your skin with this pearlescent formula that works to re-energise dull, lack-lustre skin. This lotion offers the ultimate in freshness, to help rough and tired skin look bright and wide awake. Its pearlescent formulation glides effortlessly across skin, delivering smoothing properties whilst moisturising, revitalising and refreshing the complexion.
Simply use beneath your moisturiser when skin needs an extra boost of life!
Ultra Lip Balm with SPF 50, Blistex
Don’t forget to protect your lips from the damaging effects of the sun.
Blistex’s Ultra Lip Balm with SPF 50+ defends lips from UVA and UVB rays both on the beach or on the ski slopes, so it’s brilliant for use all year round. It works to seals in moisture with effective antioxidants, and also hydrates skin with its blend of vitamin C & E ingredients.
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