We have had an odd summer this year, when it’s been hot it’s been extremely hot and when it’s been cold it’s been windy and rainy. As a result, the heat causes dry skin, and the cold causes blotchy skin, neither is good news.
Words by Rachel McAlley
Typical summertime weather in the UK can wreak havoc on your skin! 2021 has given us facemasks to contend with too, which can cause breakouts and oily skin.
We’ve listed skincare and body care products that can help get you through the season. Plus, a little extra in the form of makeup, a wellness book, and a poolside bundle.
Osino Skincare, Sapphire Marine Scrub £39.99, Marine Liquid Collagen £69.99, Probiotic Marine Moisture £49.99, from Osino Skincare
Osino is a collection of three luxury skincare products; all marine-inspired and use only natural and organic ingredients. The easy-to-use skincare line consists of a scrub, serum, and moisturiser. Each of the products is formulated with marine collagen to help replenish and support the skins natural collagen.
Sapphire Marine Scrub is made with crushed sapphire blue salt. It tightens pores, evens out the skin tone and exfoliates away dead skin cells. Probiotic Marine Moisture provides a healthy and radiant looking complexion. Protecting against environmental damage, whilst hydrating and nourishing. Marine Liquid Collagen improves the skins appearance and texture; with intention it also stimulates cell renewal and boosts collagen production.
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Organza Natural Skincare, Creamy Eye Potion £35.59, Silk Cream £35.59, from Organza Natural Skincare
Organza is committed to helping to reduce chemicals with their free-from products that nourish and strengthen the skin.
Creamy Eye Potion is rich in omega 3 & 6; it helps smooth fine lines and wrinkles improving skin elasticity around the eye. Silk Cream contains 5 essential oils to lock in moisture, which leaves the skin luxuriously smooth.
Atomy, The absolute 6-Step Care Programme, £180 for the set, from Atomy
K-Beauty brand Atomy has just launched in the UK. Absolute CellActive™ Skincare cares for your skin with unmatched enzymes and leading dermatology technology and science. The Absolute CellActive™ Skincare is a revolutionary product. Furthermore Absolute cares for the skin with cutting edge technology adding vibrancy and elasticity to damaged skin, while recapturing and maintaining a youthful complexion.
It includes Atomy Absolute Toner, Atomy Absolute Ampoule, Atomy Absolute Serum, Atomy Absolute Lotion, Atomy Absolute Eye-Complex, and Atomy Absolute Nutrition-Cream.
Aveeno® Moisturising Range, £7.49 – £7.99 each, from Boots
Throughout the summer months, a good skin care routine is more important than ever – skin can be prone to dehydration. While being outdoors and exposing your skin to more pollution and other skin aggressors, can lead to dry and dull looking skin.
The Aveeno® moisturising range offers something for everyone; whether you prefer a quick spritz with a light post-shower mist, lathering a moisturising cream head-to-toe to nourish sensitive skin, or starting your day with a moisturising in-shower body wash – Aveeno® has you covered!
Björk and Berries, September Hand & Body Wash £26, September Hand & Body Lotion £35, from Björk and Berries
To mark the anniversary of the release of September Eau de Parfum, Björk and Berries launch the woody and aromatic scent as a Hand & Body Wash and Hand & Body Lotion. Available from 1st September.
The September Hand & Body Wash is a luxurious wash with a rich and silky formula that creates a smooth lather. Equally suitable for both body and hands it gently cleanses and nourishes the skin. Moreover, September Hand & Body Lotion is fast absorbing and soothing with a creamy texture for intensive, long-lasting hydration. It keeps both hands and body velvety soft and smooth.
All Björk and Berries products are enriched with the Björk and Berries organic complex with nourishing organic sea buckthorn, purifying organic birch and soothing organic chamomile.
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Messiah and Eve Body Cleanser .02, £21, from Messiah and Eve
The luxe body care collection, is about indulgent, effective skincare – from the neck down. MESSIAH and EVE blends premium skincare ingredients normally reserved for the face, such as niacinamide and AHAs to gently exfoliate, or squalane and prebiotics to nourish, protect and repair.
Firstly, the function of the body cleanser is to exfoliate and assist with skin renewal. Secondly, it improves skin tone, brightens, and strengthens the skin barrier. Thirdly, it moisturises, protects and hydrates. Body Cleanser .02 has notes of blackberry, birch tar, and guaiacwood.
Wilkinson Sword, Women Quattro in Rose Gold, £8.00, from Waitrose
Wilkinson Sword Women Quattro Rose Gold is an elegant and stylish razor that provides a shave so smooth you can skip a day or two. The 4 blades give a particularly close shave with protective guard to prevent nicks and cuts. Equally the metal handle is designed with rubber grips for comfort. As well as being infused with Aloe and Vitamin E for skin that looks and feels fantastic.
Fenty x Boots Bundle, £50 offer (usually £70), from Boots Trinity Leeds in-store only
This exclusive bundle includes Fenty Skin Hydravisor, Fenty Beauty Full Frontal Mascara & Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Cream, what more does a girl need to get through summer?
The Fenty Hydravisor is invisible on the skin (for all skin types) and is lightweight and oil free, plus it’s SPF 30 to protect daily. The Fenty Full Frontal Mascara offers volumised lashes, which lift, lengthen and curl for the perfect finish. Finally, Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Cream is available in 5 different shades, giving lips the gloss they need.
Simone Thomas, Healthy Hair, Happy Body, £15, from Simone Thomas Wellness
Healthy Hair, Happy Body aims to show readers that by being happier and healthier, everyone can have great hair! Diet, sleep, and time for yourself proves to be the most effective way of keeping well.
Read the journey of the author, Simone Thomas’ own health issues and how she overcame them, with a view to it potentially helping you on your journey. Furthermore this is a great book to guide you in the right direction for your own health and wellbeing.
Sunnylife and Absolut Elyx Boutique, Sunshine Calling Edition Collection, £104, from Absolut Elyx Boutique
After a sold-out first release last year, Absolut Elyx Boutique, the lifestyle expression of Absolut Elyx Vodka, launches The Sunshine Calling Edition for a second summer. In partnership with Sunnylife, Australia’s leading summer lifestyle brand, Absolut Elyx is re-stocking the season’s must-have accessories via their online boutique.
The collection includes a banana leaf pattern towel, stem-less copper beach cups, sparkling copper pool floatie, martini ice pop moulds, and is coupled with a banana leaf pattern visor.
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