Check out our edit of nine amazing products to keep skin cool, fresh and calm this season
OK, so the weather in the UK is hardly blistering so far this summer…but there’s still plenty of time for things to improve.
To make sure you’re ready to handle higher temperatures and sunny skies, these cooling, calming and refreshing beauty treatments are must-haves for July and August:
Dermalogica UltraCalming Calm Water Gel – recommended if you tend to experience dehydration and irritation, along with skin sensitivity, this weightless water gel moisturiser transforms into a skin quenching fluid upon activation, forming a weightless barrier against environmental assault. It hydrates dry, irritated skin, softens, soothes and calms, and it locks in moisture to defend skin against dryness.
Decleor Aurabsolu Refreshing Mist – a tonic created to refresh, this revitalising mist can be used after cleansing, to set make-up or whenever your skin needs an invigorating burst of hydration. Targeting tired and stressed skin it harnesses the purest form of jasmine absolute to awaken skin and reveal a new radiance; skin is imbued with freshness and vitality with its glow restored. This super-refreshing spritz contains salicylic acid, to gently exfoliate and refine the skin’s texture, mint flower water to rejuvenate, and a cocktail of essential oils, including lemongrass, thyme and rosemary, for a fragrant and aromatic sensation.
Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque – for a masque that detoxifies, brightens and invigorates normal to oily skin, this is your summer saviour. The fast-acting and easy-to-remove formula rescues tired skin, draws out excess oil and impurities, and helps to accelerate skin cell turnover and renewal. It also helps to calm and refine your skin, combating redness and congested pores. Addressing skin ageing, dullness, breakouts and sensitivity, Charcoal Rescue Masque enhances cleansing and helps to remove build-up, leaving your skin healthy and glowing.
Gatineau Clear Perfect Seboregulating Concentrate– speciﬁcally designed to help rebalance combination and oily skin, this daily pore-minimising serum provides an in-depth cleansing action whilst delivering immediate all-day shine control. With added mint leaf extract, skin irritations are limited and your skin is left feeling fresh and ﬂawless.
Elemental Herbology Watermelon and Cucumber Body Moisturiser – ideal for the summer holidays, this high-performance body moisturiser helps to optimise the life of a suntan or self-tan, whilst soothing and cooling the skin. Light and non-greasy, it contains cooling and nourishing botanicals and is suitable for all skin types.
Kerastase Specifique Masque Hydra Apaisant – it’s not only your skin that feels the summer heat: your hair and scalp can feel hot, sticky and uncomfortable, too. This intense treatment smoothes and hydrates the scalp, with a cooling and soothing sensation. Great for all hair types, including sensitised scalps, its balancing and nourishing properties provide softness, preserving the lightness of your hair.
Gatineau Floracil Gentle Eye Make-up Remover – this wonderfully cooling and refreshing non-oily, non-drying and non-irritating eye make-up remover, quickly dissolves and removes even the most stubborn of make-up. Dermatologist tested, and with the same PH as tears, there is no stinging, irritation or puffiness. You can even keep your bottle in the fridge for an extra cooling and refreshing treatment.
Elemis Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm– an instantly hydrating lip treatment, with a biolipid complex and mango butter oil, this product leaves your lips feeling smooth, supple and moisturised, with the refreshing aroma of fresh mint and vanilla. It contains encapsulated hyaluronic acid, which acts as a magnet, drawing in water molecules to rehydrate, ensuring even the driest lips feel replenished, restored and hydrated.