Ignore the rain outside, summer is finally here! A new season brings new and improved beauty products and if you’re looking to tweak your skincare regime, you’ve come to the right place. Below is our list of recommended serums and creams to help protect your skin this summer. Incorporate any of these buys into your routine for regenerated, refreshed, and rehydrated skin.
Natural Lip Oil, Votary
We all know the importance of looking after our lips in the winter, but it’s important not to neglect them during the summer months.
This almond and green mandarin natural lip oil provides intense nutrition for your lips.
A 100% vegan and natural product made from plant oils it’s literally good enough to eat!
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.
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.
Face & Neck Sensitive Lotion 50+SPF, Calypso
One for everyday use all year around.
The SPF50+ Calypso Sensitive Lotion is intended for use on the face and neck.
A specially formulated light and non-greasy lotion with broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection, it helps prevent premature ageing and is even ideal for the kids.
Milk Thistle Repair Cream, Banobagi
This is a fabulous recovery cream suitable for even the most sensitive skin.
Made with root extract as opposed to purified water it has a strong antioxidant effect which aids recovery and takes care of fine lines and wrinkles all while moisturising the skin.
I love that this repair cream has a non-sticky texture so skin is left feeling fresh and revitilised.
White Truffle First Spray Mist Serum, D’ALBA PIEDMONT
A must for summer, this triple function serum mist (toner+serum+mist) works to improve fine lines and wrinkles while brightening skin by delivering important nutrients.
The White Truffle First Spray Mist uses vegetable oils to moisturise and hydrate the skin without blocking pores.
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.
CBD Night Cream, Zoetic
Zoetic’s CBD night cream soothes and repairs skin cells whilst you sleep. Enriched with Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid, it adds to the skin’s natural regeneration process, boosts collagen and reduces the appearance of fine lines.
WAS BAD, Funderm
An active prebiotic and probiotic formula for problematic skin, this oil-free anti-pimples gel treatment contains clinically proven active ingredients for purified and balanced skin.
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.
Paradise Found Shimmering Body Oil, Guava & Gold
For that sun-kissed look, you’ll need this new body oil by Guava & Gold.
With scents reminiscent of Guava & Gold’s Paradise Found’s perfume, this product promises to nourish and brighten skin leaving it silky smooth and smelling divine.
It’s a paraben-free and phthalate-free fragrance and is sold in a glass bottle with recyclable packaging.
Vitamin A Capsules, Ecooking
Are you looking to achieve a youthful-looking complexion this summer? These Vitamin A capsules from Danish skincare brand Ecooking could be the perfect solution for all skin types.
The Retinol-enhancing formula delivers a smoothing and firming effect to help minimise fine lines around the eye and mouth area. Improving elasticity and suppleness whilst addressing pimples and pigmentation, this product is vegan, fragrance and paraben free.
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!
This is such a lovely cooling masque to apply after you’ve been out in the sun or in the morning before you go out. It reduces redness and helps to prevent breakouts. It’s so soothing – we love it!
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. I
ts 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!
PIXI Sun Mist, lookfantastic
The PIXI mists, moisturisers and balms are all an absolute treat! This Sun Mist leaves you feeling equally as radiant as their other skincare goodies. The bamboo and camomile SPF 30 sunscreen can be spritzed on top of or below makeup and has a lovely fresh cooling effect.
Photoderm Max Sun Mist SPF50, Bioderma
The Photoderm Max Sun Mist can be used all over, and must be applied before sun exposure and re-applied every TWO hours.
It’s a very water-resistant product, so it’s perfect for those trips to the beach or for fun in the sun the sprinkler in the safety of your own back garden.
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