As autumn comes knocking and we look longingly at the sun-kissed reflection in the mirror, now is the time to for action with these summer skin tips. Hang on to the beach babe look a little longer…
Olverum The Dry Body Oil £36
Plump and hydrate your skin
This deeply moisturising formula, infused with heavenly lavender, sandalwood and geranium, contains skin-superfoods and is rich in Omegas 3, 6 and 9, and alaria esculenta extract, which boosts collagen and hyaluronic acid. Find at Liberty, Fortnums and olverum.com
thisworks perfect legs skin miracle £38
Absolutely our hero product of the season, this is multi award-winning magic in a bottle. Get great looking legs – smooth on this creamy tinted serum which is not only packed with vitamins, it seems to be able to transform even the most uneven, patchy, pale dry chicken legs into something wonderful. We don’t know how it works but we’re very grateful.
Balmond special natural Travel Essentials set £21.98
Staying gorgeous on the run
Loving this little set for late summer travels. Balmond Skin Salvation balm, Daily Moisturising Cream and a free Cooling Cream keeps skin hydrated and cooled.
Tropic Summer Goddess Shimmering Body Oil £28
Shimmer like a goddess
There’s nothing quite like a bit of gold shimmer to give skin that vavavavoom and we love this hydrating body oil. Infused with golden shimmer, it illuminates all skin tones and enhances a summer tan, and smells deliciously of coconut and vanilla.
ModelCo Tan Water £15
Warm up your tan
If like us you like a bit of a helping hand with your tan but hate being sticky, streaky or smelling like dog biscuits, then this is for you. A revolutionary, hydrating liquid you simply spritz over face and body, it develops gradually over four hours into the most beautiful bronzed glow. It’s also vegan, fragrance and gluten free, and dries quickly with no obvious fake tan smell.
Elemis Superfood AHA Glow Booster £27
Give your skin a brightening boost
This booster contains fermented pumpkin and acerola cherry, both actives which are rich in vivifying AHAs and enzymes. This smooths away dullness leaving a revitalised, glowing complexion. Love it!
IT Confidence in a Neck Cream £42
“It’s shapewear for your neck”
All too often it’s easy to forget the neck and décolletage. This moisturiser features fucoidan seaweed extract, shea butter and a tri-structural complex composed of elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid, is a quick-absorbing super cream that helps to reduce the look of horizontal neck lines, and improves firmness, smoothness and elasticity.
ESPA Cooling Body Moisturiser £35
Smooth all over
A light cream-gel body moisturiser to instantly hydrate, refresh and soothe, leaving the skin feeling revitalised and replenished. Calming aloe and ayurvedic boerhavia gently soothes, magic hyaluronic acid and sunflower concentrate provide long-lasting moisturisation, while cooling menthol complex refreshes the skin. Perfect after a day in the sun.
Beauty Pie Super Healthy Skin Nourishing Body Polish £40
This body scrub eats other body scrubs for breakfast
Overexposure to the sun and general wear and tear can leave skin dry and flaky. This amazing body scrub is great for smoothing, skin softening and moisturising in one. It’s enriched with Omega 3 and 6 oils, mango and papaya enzymes, antioxidant vitamin e and loads of other fruity stuff (it smells amazing; citrusy and expensive). One round in the shower with this scrub and smooth as a baby’s bum.
Delph Sun Lotion SPF50 £3.59
OK so there’s tons of sun creams out there but we love this. It’s vegan, only one of SEVEN sun creams your doctor is allowed to prescribe, and is a fantastic price. Delph Sun Lotion provides high quality yet affordable UVA/UVB protection from the sun. It’s hard to beat for everyday use – pack it for your hols.
Body Shop Shea Nourishing Body Butter £15
An old favourite
Hard not to include this one. Enriched with Community Trade shea butter, the iconic Body Butter is now even richer, with the butter of 36 shea nuts in every tub. Enjoy the warming, nutty scent and indulgently rich texture that melts into skin for 72 hours of ultra-rich moisture.
Trilogy Vital Moisturising Cream £25.50
Lovely cream for regular hydration
We love this cream but it doesn’t have an SPF so maybe use as a night cream (although they do say it has ‘natural UV protection’). This is a versatile moisturiser for all skin types, non-greasy and quickly absorbing. Great hydration; helps smooth the appearance of fine lines, we like for regular performance usage.
Lush Shimmy Shimmy £7.50 / 30g
Shimmer with zero effort
If you want to add a glorious glow to the skin, reach for Shimmy Shimmy to make nights out sparkle, pep up pale skin, or show off a tan. Its Fair Trade shea and cocoa butters leave your skin soft and lovely too. Gently stroke the bar onto any area you want to highlight, allowing the bar to lightly melt on the skin to leave moisture and lustre.
MZ Skin Tint & Protect SPF 30 £95
Tinted moisturiser that keeps you protected
A winning formula for us. Full spectrum UVA and UVB coverage protects whilst the tint corrects skin imperfections and finishes the skin with a youthful complexion. You’re looking luminous and with a healthy glow. Love.
Clinique Chubby Sticks – Highlighter and Contour £21 each
Put the base in your face
We love making the most of a natural glow that comes from summer sun, and these chubbies make it really easy to capitalise on that by giving you a defined base. Stroke on, and blend. The contour and highlighter chubbies together are a winning team.
English Mineral Makeup – from £22
So many ways to work it
It’s hard to know where to start here – we love ‘Fairy Godmother’, a mineral complex you can wear overnight but is also a primer or finishing veil. There’s a huge range of foundations, and we also love the Tone Correctors, such as the Green, to remove redness – but the packaging isn’t terribly clear. You need to explore their website to understand what EMM is about, but this is a brand we’re really liking the look of. We’d like it even more if the packaging/labeling was improved.