Summer is officially here and we’re stocking up with heaps of new beauty products to see us through the long, hot days. From bronzing products to glow-inducing serums, this bunch will keep you looking cool whatever the weather.
Oodee – the Aurora Perfecting Serum, £65, victoriahealth.com
Want dewy skin? Slather this number on your face and you’ll soon see the results. Packed with the plumping niacinamide and luminous-improving shiso sprouts, it leaves skin seriously glowing.
Trilogy Vitamin C Moisturising Lotion, £30, www.lookfantastic.com
VitaminC is key to bright, renewed skin, so this is bound to become your complexion’s BFF. Lightweight, it works to hydrate and lock in moisture. Whereas the vitamin C and rosehip oil combo will reduce pigmentation and leave skin looking brighter than ever.
CACI Amino Lift Peptide Complex, £35, www.currentbody.com
Work away those wrinkles with this tough-working cream that’s been created to tackle fine lines and sagging skin. Packed with powerful peptides and amino acids, it rejuvenates skin, targets wrinkles and improves your skin’s smoothness.
Harborist Balm-Gel Cleanser, £27, www.harborist.co.uk
We love this balm-gel cleanser which gently cleanses skin. A splash of water transforms the gel to a feather-light milk formula which helps to remove impurities and even the most stubborn of make-up. Plus camellia seed oil will condition and hydrate skin.
Coraline Botanical Balance Calming Facial Tonic, £17.95, www.coralineskincare.com
The perfect skin pick-me-up, this gentle tonic will brighten, hydrate and detoxify skin. Made with gentle flower waters, it works on even the most sensitive of skins, helping to calm and renew complexions.
Trilogy’s Microbiome Complexion Renew Serum, £33.50, www.trilogyproducts.co.uk
This serum is set to become a firm favourite for your skin. Using Trilogy’s ProRenew Complex CLR and kalibome age, it’s perfect for reducing redness and promoting healthier skin. Its lightweight formula works well under make-up and will seriously plump skin.
Goldfaden MD Radiance Repair Serum, £85. www.spacenk.com
Reduce the signs of ageing and damage caused by environmental aggressors. Plant stem cells, baobab oil and vitamin C-rich raspberry seed oil are combined to strengthen your skin’s natural lapid barrier. Plumper, smoother, refined skin will be yours.
Skin in Motion Witch Hazel Cleansing Water along with the Re-Use It Makeup Remover Pads – £19.99, skininmotion.com
Make excessive cotton wool waste the thing of the past with these nifty reusable bamboo pads. Super soft and machine washable, they’re the perfect economic and sustainable option to cotton wool – what a winner.
Pai The Impossible Glow Hyaluronic Acid & Sea Kelp Bronzing Drops Concentre Eclat Illuminateur, £29,www.feelunique.com
Get that summer glow in an instant with these fab bronzing drops. Simply add to your moisturiser or directly to skin for a gorgeous bronzed face. Plus, the addition of hyaluronic acid and sea kelp will keep skin super smooth.
That’s Sun Makeup Tan Extender Scrub, £20, www.thatssoskincare.com
Cling onto that tan for as long as possible with this exfoliating gel scrub. Packed with cucumber and lime, it’s perfect for prepping skin before tanning – which will ensure a smooth application and long-lasting bronzed goodness.
Crazy Angel Tan Eraser, £14, www.crazy-angel.co.uk
Say goodbye to those old stubborn tan marks with this gentle cleansing mousse. It uses aloe vera and salicylic acid to gently exfoliate skin, banishing tan remnants and priming skin for the next application.
Juliette Has a Gun Magnolia Bliss EDP, £120, www.selfridges.com
Inspired by beautiful California, this scent is basically summer in a bottle. It opens with a bergamot blend and juicy plum, while the base uses ambroxan and musk. One spritz and you’ll be transported to sunnier climes.
Lancome IDOLE AURA EDP 100ml, £78, www.boots.com
This sunny scent is perfect for those summer days, thanks to its salty, solar combo. Top notes of white flowers and salt crystals descend into a middle of isparta rose and jasmine. Whereas the base is made up of creamy vanilla.
Lancome Serum Advanced Génifique, £48, 30ml, www.boots.com
Twenty years of extensive research led to this serum – so you know it’s going to be a goodie. While the original formula was already packed with hyaluronic acid, this version uses seven prebiotic and probiotic-derived extracts which will improve the skin’s barrier recovery. Skin will be glowing, smoother and firmer.
Bronzie The Ultimate Tanning Mousse, £21.95, bronzieuk.com
For girls that need a speedy tan, this efficient mousse is well worth adding to your collection. As well as being fast-drying, its formula is more like a skin treatment with Kakadu plum and vitamin C working to hydrate and tighten skin.
Byoma Moisturising Gel Cream £11.99, www.cultbeauty.co.uk
Thirsty skin will lap up this hydrating combo of niacinamide, green tea and tri-ceramide complexes. Boosting hydration, it’ll lock in moisture all day long and is perfect for your skin after a day in the sun.
Bouclème – Curl Cream, £19, www.boucleme.co.uk
Give your curls the TLC it deserves with this nourishing leave-in cream. Softening and defining curls, it helps to banish any frizz, all while making sure your curls are at their bouncy best.
Wonderskin Liquid Gym Face Serum, £30, wonderskin.com
Sculpt and de-puff your skin with this fab serum – it even has a stainless steel applicator for massaging and toning skin. The actual formula uses hexapeptides which reduce puffiness and swelling, all while defining and sculpting skin. Hello, cheekbones!
ARGENTUM APOTHECARY. Le Masque Infini Argentum Balancing Silver Clay Mask, £128, argentumapothecary.com
Temple Spa Let’s Concentrate Skin Glowing Serum, £50, www.templespa.com
This juicy serum is perfect for boosting brightness and radiance to even the dullest of complexions. Packed with vitamin C, it fades out scarring and hyperpigmentation, working to reveal clear skin that’s glowing.
Rubis Switzerland Tweezers, £17.95, www.thefragrancecounter.co.uk
Keep unwanted hair at bay with these super-precise tweezers. With the perfect angled slant and a stainless steel tip, they’re created to remove even the most stubborn, persistent of hairs.
Wicked Multi Vitamin Gummy, £19.99, www.selfridges.com
Multi-vitamins are essential for keeping on top of your health and these supplements are a fun way to introduce them into your daily routine. Full of the usual essential vitamins we all need, they’re delicious gummy texture will feel like a sweet rather than an ordinary supplement.
This Works In Transit Skin Defence, £35, www.thisworks.com
Protect your skin and keep it hydrated with this fabulous multi-tasker. Its SPF30 will protect skin from the sun and pollution. Even better, it uses hyaluronic acid and vitamin E to reduce redness, soothe skin and lock in moisture.
Parle Moi Wake Up World Perfume, £98, www.johnlewis.com
An evocative scent that we reckon anyone would find irresistible, this woody number is made up of top notes of bergamot, lime and citrus. Middle notes are packed with green apple and Turkish rose, while the base has a gorgeous finish of tonka bean and Bourbon vanilla.
Garnier Skin Naturals Hyaluronic Aloe Repluming Super Serum, £11.99, www.boots.com
Hyaluronic acid is key to tip-top skin and this serum is packed with the stuff. Along with aloe vera and glycerin, this transforming formula will hydrate and replump skin. Plus, it’s cruelty free!
Bjork & Berries Shimmer Oil, £39, www.bjorkandberries.com
Pack this into your suitcase pronto, because it’s the perfect product to slather over skin on your holiday night. Its subtle shimmer will add a gorgeous glow to sunkissed skin, while vitamin E will help to hydrate and replenish skin.
Burt’s Bees – Sensitive Hand and Body Lotion, £10.99, www.burtsbees.com
If dry, sensitive skin is getting you down, then help is on hand with this hero number from Burt’s Bees. It uses aloe, jojoba oil and shea butter to restore the skin’s natural barrier, getting it softer than ever.