From camping to the cottage, swimming pools to swim-up bars, our beauty routine requires some tweaking to stay in step for the sweltering summer season. From tried and true favourites to new products, we have a few ways to beat the heat.
Here’s our favourite Beach Beauty Basics:
Skip the shower, because there may not be one anyway! Instead pack for anything with Batiste Dry Shampoo, formulated to strengthen hair and leave you fresh as a daisy in just 60 seconds. The waterless mousse is super convenient and has a lovely fresh scent.
Squiggly, puckered skin happens to the best of us, but with boscia Peptide Youth-Restore Firming Body Serum you can set back the clock with this uplifting citrus-scented serum. Quick to apply and soak in, the serum is packed with powerful Tetrapeptide-3 and Niacinamide to bolster skin texture and appearance, nourishing skin from within.
Free from aluminium, talc, alcohol and baking soda, boscia Prebiotic + Probiotic Freshening All-over Body Deodorant is revolutionary. Bucking the aluminium is nothing new, but this deodorant aims to take this approach a step further, purifying your sweat glands and resetting your body to naturally release toxins, instead of merely covering them up. Apply anywhere you sweat; feet, breasts, pits or thighs and enjoy a light scent and no chaffing all day long. We love it!
Crispy curls are not a good look. Tame the frizz and restore your luscious locks with amika soulfood nourishing mask. The rich mask instantly transforms broken, damaged hair with vitamins and nutrients to penetrate even the most stubborn shafts. Sulfate, paraben and gluten-free, if you’re missing the salon like we are, make this your first step towards reclaiming your coif.
Charcoal is celebrated for its purification properties and here, Yardley London Activated Charcoal soap is further enhanced with a bentonite clay base and invigorating spearmint. Not tested on animals and a formula free of parabens and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, this bar leaves your conscious clean too, Yardley never tests on animals.
Made in Canada, Tiber River is sought after for their delectable blends, fruity bath finds that lift spirits and bring a spa-influence into your abode. Tiber River’s Tropic Like It’s Hot Signature Collection spans soaps to lotions to body sprays but we love the crushed canola in this heavenly scrub, with mangoes and juicy pineapple aromas reminding us that yes, holidays still exist!
We all know we need to wear SPF all year round but if you’re looking for something with a little bit of coverage (because we’re gonna been seen on patios and such, right?) to help even out your skin tone, we instantly fell in love with the new Vivier Sheer SPF 30 Mineral Tinted. Suitable for all skin types, this incredible tinted sunscreen is unique as it combines something called ChromaTint technology, antioxidants, and extracts. With its Iron Oxides, it knows how to adapt naturally to your skin tone. The sheer tint gives you just a light touch of coverage that won’t helps to even out skin tone that’s ideal for those who don’t like that weighed down feeling. It also helps to protect against blue light and infrared rays while boosting sunscreen filters for added protection. Vitamin C & E help to protect the skin from free-radical damage. Green Tea, Apple, Orange Peel, and Sugar Cane extracts help to restore suppleness and naturally keep skin looking and feeling smooth. We love the instant glow and that there is no scent – not even the usual SPF smell – you know what we mean?
Green beauty goes to new heights with the launch of the Manuka Honey Heroes Beehive Box from our friends at Antipodes. Driven by science, the brains at this super-natural beauty company based in New Zealand aim to ensure all their skincare products are not only safe for skin but the respect the delicate balance of their respective environment. The Manuka Honey line is a treat for summer skin, with Bee Venom and Vinanza Grape Seed extract designed to restore depleted and dehydrated skin. The Aura mask is a treat for the senses and perks skin up in ten minutes flat. We love the gentle honey scent too. Sustainable beauty that doesn’t break the bank, sign us up! From www.us.antipodesnature.com.
Also from down under, the Blue Lizard Sensitive Face SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen not only protects skin against 97% of the sun’s powerful UV rays but also protects the planet’s delicate ocean reefs with a free-from formula that has no active chemical ingredients. The lightweight formula is anything but greasy, it’s a beautiful product that provides excellent coverage with no white residue or ‘ghost face’. The cap even responds to UV light and changes colour, another reminder to reapply! Safely shop the mineral-based line here www.bluelizardsuncreen.com.