Summer calls for products that stand up to heat, free radical damage and inflammation. Sounds like serious business but these prods make protecting your skin fun.
A day cream with SPF… Josh Rosebrook, Nutrient Day Cream SPF30
A lightweight but nourishing day cream with a natural SPF 30. Rich in antioxidants and natural oils to protect and hydrate the skin.
A BB cream with SPF… The Base by Lara Bingle, LB Cream
Obviously we’re not relying on any kind of makeup for UV protection but the extra protection never hurts. LB cream is a beautiful light coverage with a glowy finish that wears well all day. For extra glow, mix in a pinch of The Base illuminator. This super light formula is ideal for summer when foundation just feels too heavy.
A tinted lip balm (obviously with SPF) for non lipstick days… Mecca Cosmetica, Tinted Lip De-Luscious
We remember to use SPF on our faces but rarely on our lips. Lip De-Luscious gives your lips UV protection and a gorgeous hint of colour all in one delectable lip balm. Available in 6 colours.
A hydrating, antioxidant rich facial mist… Kate Somerville, Nourish Hydrating Firming Mist
Facial mists don’t get much more luxe than this. More than just hydration, this mist is loaded with antioxidants and vitamin to protect against free radical damage and dehydration.
A hyaluronic acid rich, hydrating serum to keep away dehydration… Eve Lom, Hydration Serum
Summer = dehydration. This serum is 98% hyaluronic acid to plump the skin and protect against moisture loss. Hydration Serum can be used as often as needed to rehydrate.
A waterproof mascara… Too Faced, Better Than Sex Waterproof
The cult favourite mascara in a waterproof formula. Big, black lashes that won’t smudge or run with sweat or water.
A good after sun cream… Korres, Cooling After Sun Face and Body Yoghurt
Finally, a non-greasy cooling lotion to calm the skin after sun exposure. Nothing feels better on the skin after being in the sun than the Korres cooling lotion. You don’t have to be sunburnt to use this calming cream; slather yourself in it after any sun exposure to reduce inflammation.
A hydrating body balm… Frank Body, Coconut Body Balm
Ensure your skin stays hydrated all summer with an oil rich balm, like the Frank Coconut Body Balm. This guy smells like a tropical dream and feels super nourishing. Since it is a balm (basically an oil blend) it is best applied to warm damp skin after a shower.