Fresh and cooling on the skin, get into the swing of summer with gel-based beauty
With long-lasting results – even on hot summer skin – gels feel cooling and refreshing. With a lightweight feel and superior blending/absorption properties, gel formulas can provide long-lasting relief, cleansing, comfort and moisturisation, incorporating the ideal ingredients to quench thirsty summer skin.
Get into the summer spirit with this season’s must-have, gel-based products:
Dermalogica Ultra Calming Calm Water Gel – recommended for dehydrated, irritated and sensitive skin, this weightless water gel moisturiser transforms into a skin quenching fluid upon activation, forming an ultra-light barrier against environmental assault. A sensational summer product, it hydrates dry and irritated skin, softens, soothes and calms, locks in moisture and defends skin against dryness.
Elemis Instant Refreshing Gel – one of our summer faves, this is an instant revitaliser. Combining soothing extracts of arnica, birch and witch hazel with cooling camphor and menthol, it’s perfect for tired legs and muscle tension on the shoulders and neck.
Amazing Cosmetics Anti Ageing Face Primer – with a lightweight gel-silk formula that fills in lines and wrinkles, Anti Ageing Face Primer eliminates the appearance of pores, so make-up glides on effortlessly for a porcelain-smooth, long-lasting effect. Infused with vitamins and nourishing plant extracts, the ultra-hydrating formula absorbs into the skin to guarantee a soft, non-greasy finish.
Decleor Prolagene Energising Gel – rescuing damaged skin by toning, firming, repairing and revitalising, this multi-tasking body treatment helps to smooth skin imperfections. Supplying deep tissue with the active ingredients necessary for the reconstruction of natural collagen, Prolagene Gel has a visibly firming effect that builds up with regular use. By helping to speed-up cell renewal, improving the look of stretch marks and scarring in addition to loose skin, it acts on the whole of the skin’s structure. Day after day, your skin renews itself with increased tone and firmness – a great pre-beach product.
Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel – this concentrated, soap-free foaming gel is designed to thoroughly remove impurities without disturbing the skin’s natural moisture balance. Perfect for any skin type, it lifts dirt without stripping or drying and it contains calming agents to soothe and purify skin. Balm mint and lavender extracts help to cool and soothe the skin, while saponaria (or soap bark) extract creates the gentle foaming action. Cleansing away toxins and debris, without over-drying, this summer-friendly gel cleanser leaves skin with a super-clean surface.
Gatineau Purifying Primrose Gel Cleanser – great for oily skins, this cleanser removes all traces of make-up and impurities whilst normalising surface oils. Rich in primrose extracts, the foaming gel unclogs and tightens pores with a non-drying formula and is perfect breakout and blackhead-prone skin. This conditioning cleanser refines the complexion, leaving skin perfectly clear and shine-free.
Medik8 Blemish SOS– a fast-acting treatment gel to reduce blemishes whilst staying totally invisible on the skin, this product leaves no dry residue behind. Infused with maximum strength salicylic acid and soothing niacinamide, its double formula clears pores and calms skin inflammation to help achieve a healthy complexion. You can apply this easy-to-use gel to clean skin, or underneath make-up, to target random blemishes or problem-prone areas.
Decleor Neroli Bigarade Hydrating Bath and Shower Gel – with neroli essential oil, Decleor’s new shower gel will hydrate and soothe your skin, leave you feeling energised on warm summer mornings – and steamy summer nights. With 98% natural origin – and a delicate neroli scent – it leaves skin feeling soft and hydrated.