If the prospect of winter is getting you down, throw a little bit of summer back into your beauty routine…
There’s simply nothing wrong with holding on to summer vibes – lockdowns were made for daydreaming about beachy days and clear blue skies.
A crisp autumnal morning can add some happiness to your life…on a dark afternoon, slipping some summer signatures into your beauty regime can give you the lift you need.
Check out our edit of sunshine-laden beauty goodies, perfect for a boost at this time of year…
This is a great Christmas gift, but Dermalogica’s Best and Brightest is also a gorgeous burst of summery brightness. This hydrating set includes Daily Microfoliant (13g), a unique rice-based enzyme powder to microfoliate dulling debris and instantly leave skin noticeably smoother and brighter. Skin Smoothing Cream (50ml) is perfect for dry, dehydrated or prematurely ageing skin, providing 48 hours of continuous hydration and helping to protect against environmental stress. And Biolumin C Serum (10ml) is a high performance vitamin C serum that works with skin’s natural defences to brighten and firm.
Achieve St.Tropez’s signature natural, golden glow all year round with the fruity and summer-sensational Watermelon Bronzing Mousse. Infused with vitamin E and watermelon extract, for their moisturising and protecting properties, it is kind to the skin whilst leaving it golden and radiant. This lightweight classic mousse will tailor to your individual skin tone, for a natural looking and long-lasting tan in just one application.
Steeped in sunshine-inspired grapefruit, sweet orange and red mandarin oils, Balance Me’s Wake Up Lotion is a refreshing and skin-quenching lotion that takes you straight back to the summer. Created to revitalise the body, awaken the senses, and keep skin beautifully smooth and supple, it’s suitable for daily soothing and moisturising. Shea butter, bursting with natural vitamins and fatty acids, is incredibly nourishing; aloe vera calms and soothes inflammation; peppermint freshens the skin; and red mandarin deeply cleanses. Hydrating skin all day, leaving it beautifully smooth, soft and supple, the invigorating scent will energise the mind and evoke wonderful summer feels.
Summer is all about those wonderful heady scents: and Dermalogica’s Phyto Replenish Body Oil is steeped in them. Rich in French plum seed, avocado and sunflower seed oils, all rich in omega fatty acids and vitamin E to help protect skin’s lipid barrier, the delicate scent of bergamot, neroli, orange, patchouli and sandalwood will leave your skin soft, smelling amazing – and feeling summery!
With a blend of 10 carefully chosen actives, Medik8’s White Balance Brightening Serum includes patented oxyresveratrol (Oxy-R) technology, to improve uneven skin tone and boost the overall appearance of sun-damaged skin (the perfect product to use over the winter months if you spent a little too much time on the sun lounger over summer). The unique click mechanism ensures optimum freshness and potency: at the point of first use, the highest possible concentration of stabilised oxy-R is submerged into the radiance-boosting serum with just a single click. This brightening formula is reinforced with stabilised vitamin C to resurface, illuminate and combat all types of pigmentation concerns.
Inject some serious colour into your winter wardrobe. Jessica’s Nail Colour in Bahama Mama is everything a sun-drenched beach holiday should be. It’ll add a splash of summer colour to any cosy winter outfit, raising your seasonal fashion game.
A gorgeous glow is NOT restricted to the summer months. Get glowing this festive season with Gatineau’s Total Body Glow Collection. Featuring Gatineau’s all-time best-selling Tan Accelerating Lotion, this duo is the perfect treat for winter sun seekers or those who want to add a little warmth to their complexion during the winter months. This cute gift set (a great present!) also contains Golden Glow Gradual Tan, packed with coconut oil and vitamin E to hydrate, soften and protect your skin, creating a natural sun-kissed glow on all skin tones.