The storms and downpours haven’t done much to boost our summer spirits…but these fantastic high summer beauty buys will make you feel wonderfully seasonal, whatever the weather
July is almost here and it’s time to stock up on all those high summer products that make you look and feel super sunny. From a gorgeous golden glow to soft, supple skin, you don’t need sunshine to be the bees knees: explore our edit of super-summer treats and get into the summer spirit.
Dermalogica Ultra Calming Cleanser – whether you’ve been in the sun – or lashed by a downpour – calm sensitised summer skin with this extremely gentle, PH-balanced gel/cream. It glides over face and eyes to cleanse without stripping the skin’s protective barrier.
Elemis Brazilian Bronze Body System – these Elemis tan-enhancing products give summer skin a healthy golden glow, while keeping it hydrated and beautifully scented with natural aromatics. As well as a full size Tan Accelerator and Total Glow Bronzing Body Lotion, you’ll also receive a vibrant Brazilian-inspired sarong, so your chic cover-up for the beach is sorted too!
Decleor Aroma Sun Expert Summer Oil SPF30– this high protection, ultra-sensory, silky sun oil SPF30 has a delightful summery fragrance and has been expertly formulated to help protect skin against the sun’s UV rays. It also won Grazia’s best SPF for the body in 2015!
St Tropez Instant Tan Wash Off Light Medium – an easy to use, no-streaks lotion, this product glides on to give a natural, golden tan that lasts for up to 24 hours. Also available in Medium Dark it was voted InStyle’s Best Instant Tan 2016.
Fake Bake Fair Gradual Self Tan – giving you a beautiful golden glow from the first application (not the tenth!) this product is perfect if you’ve just got back from holiday and want to maintain your suntan – and nourish your skin.
Dermalogica Active Moist Holiday Gift Set – great for holidays, Active Moist is a lightweight, oil-free lotion for daily moisture protection. It actively combats surface dehydration while smoothing the skin’s surface with botanical extracts. This smart set includes Active Moist (100ml), Dermal Clay Cleanser (30ml) and a soft, durable silicone facial sponge.
Australian Body Care Body Lotion – use this lovely lotion directly after summer waxing treatments or shaving to help prevent ingrown hairs. It’s also great as an everyday body lotion, to take on holiday and to use as a cooling and refreshing post-sun treatment. Use it whenever your skin feels dull, dry or itchy and it will bring fast relief.
Elemis Sweet Orchid Body Cream– delight your senses with this summery body cream which has delicate notes of oriental orchid, expertly blended with sweet vanilla and refreshing citrus to intensely hydrate, nourish and soothe.
Jessica Flawless – great to hide ridges and imperfections for perfect summer nails, this product from Jessica fully smoothes the nail surface, creating an excellent bond between basecoat and polish so your manicure appears flawless.
Decleor Anti Ageing Travel Beauty Kit – if you want to keep on top of your anti-ageing skin regime on the move, you can help prolong the youth and radiance of your skin with this complete anti-ageing collection. Worth over £111 – and just £71.50 at Beauty Flash – it contains a super serum and moisturiser, targeted face mask and body moisturiser.
Fake Bake Tanning Body Butter – this rich, moisturising self tanning body butter for dry skin has a sheer and light texture and contains naturally derived antioxidants to help fight free radicals that age the skin. With a cosmetic guide for a confident application, it comes in a portable, non-spill tub.
Elemis Tan Accelerator – if you’re going on holiday and intend to do a little sunbathing, optimise your natural tanning ability with this pre-tanning lotion containing a blend of shea butter, macadamia nut oil, jojoba oil and tyrosine.