Close the blinds, close your eyes, find a place to recline and pretend you’re on the beach! It’s time to eek out every last second of the summer.
The weather has been variable (read: cold) and the heat wave is a distant memory…but it’s not too late to hold on to those delicious summer vibes.
Instead of braving your bikini and shivering on your sun lounger, evoke the spirit of summer with these sweet and summery beauty treats for skin and hair:
Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon – during the heat wave, sound sleep wasn’t easy to come by – but in late summer, you can celebrate cooler, darker nights and a restful, restorative eight hours of Zzzzs. Add to the experience with Dermalogica’s Sound Sleep Cocoon, a night gel-cream that harnesses the power of nature with science to promote sound sleep and healthy, radiant skin. It optimises night-time skin recovery with active ingredients that take advantage of the body’s overnight recovery and repair process to transform skin by morning, along with motion activated essential oils to promote deep, restful sleep for healthier looking skin. Packed with summer favourites, wu-zu-yu and plum extract rejuvenate skin and reduce signs of fatigue; lavendin oil promotes a deep, restful sleep encapsulated in motion-activated microcapsules that allow it to be released by massage of the product and throughout the night as you toss and turn; additional essential oils of sandalwood and patchouli calm the skin and soothe the senses, encouraging sound sleep for healthier looking skin.
Decleor Soothing Botanical Icon Collection – harness the sweet, summer power of rose essential oil in a daily trio: fresh and non-sticky, Harmonie Calm Organic Soothing Comfort Cream & Mask 2 in 1 combines powerful organic ingredients including rose essential oil and sweet almond plant oils to soothe, even-out skin tone and stabilise skin; Aromessence Rose d’Orient Oil Serum and Aromessence Rose d’Orient Night Balm combine powerful essential oils including rose, chamomile and geranium.
Alterna Caviar Resort Sea Tousled Texture Spray – infused with caviar anti-ageing properties, this spray delivers hair essentials while transporting you to faraway resort destinations. A lightweight volumising and texturising spritz of luxury, it helps to create or enhance an effortless yet wavy texture in your hair.
Elemis Sweet Orchid Shower Cream – the most gorgeous summer skin is soft, smooth and delicately scented. This beautiful and luxurious nourishing everyday shower cream intensely cleanses and revitalises, enriched with mauve butterfly orchid, cherry seed oil and japonica.
Jessica Nail Colours Ocean Waves – fresh from the Cabana Bay collection, this creme finish nail colour, with a gloss finish, is a beautiful ocean shade to bring back all those dreamy holiday memories.
Kerastase Aura Botanica Concentre Essentiel – if summer has left you with something of a frizz bomb, rather than a style, this multi-use, natural oil blend helps to tame, and boost conditioning on demanding hair. A powerful and exotic formula, it contains Samoan coconut oil, Moroccan argan oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil, sweet orange oil and rosemary extract. For boosted nutrition you can use it on the scalp before shampooing sensitised areas, and/or blend it with your conditioner.
Gatineau Summer Quench Collection – a gorgeous summer collection with the perfect complementary products to provide you with hydrated and glowing skin. The kit includes Aquamemory High Hydration Cream Mask (75ml), Perfection Ultime Nourishing Lip Balm (SPF15) and Tan Accelerating Lotion (400ml), all served in a rose cosmetics bag.
Pureology Beach Waves Sugar Spray – creating effortless texture or tousled waves, this is the perfect alternative to a salt spray, which can dry the hair and fade colour. Sugar cane encourages a lived-in, beachy texture without drying the hair.
Alterna Caviar Resort Breeze Air Dry Styling Balm – this no-heat styling balm defines, conditions, controls frizz, adds shine and light hold to hair, for a hassle-free summery style.