On a cool down

On a cool down

Keep things fresh – and fabulous – in September

Although nature is a-glow with the warm shades of September (and the cheeky promise of an Indian summer), this is a great time to cool down your hair and beauty regime.

From choosing cool blonde shades to refreshing your skin with purifying products, check out this week’s edit of cooling September treats:

Dermalogica Clear Start All Over Toner – this unique, mist-all-over purifying toner controls excess oils and helps eliminate breakouts on the face and body. Refreshing extracts help to cool and revive September skin.

L’Oreal Professionnel Blondifier Cool Shampoo – reviving cool blonde hair, Blondifier Cool Shampoo is enriched with polyphenols, present in acai berry extract, and purple pigments. The silky smooth shampoo gently cleanses the hair fibre and neutralises undesired yellow tones for a cool blonde effect.

Dermalogica Active Clearing Clearing Skin Wash – Dermalogica’s classic foaming cleanser helps to clear oils and bacteria on breakout-prone skin. Sloughing impurities and dead skin cells with salicylic acid, it stimulates natural exfoliation to help clear clogged follicles and prevent future breakouts. Naturally antiseptic extracts of balm mint, eucalyptus and tea tree help eliminate breakout-causing bacteria and congestion, while menthol and camphor help to cool inflammation.

Amazing Cosmetics Illuminate Eye Primer Moonlight Lavender – an anti-ageing powerhouse from Amazing Cosmetics that helps to blur flaws and boost collagen as it locks in shadow for crease free, all day wear. With Cool Light Technology, to brighten and even out skin tone, this ultra-hydrating formula is loaded with essential vitamins, ceramides and powerful neodermyl to eliminate the appearance of sagging skin and dark spots, restoring radiance and brightening your complexion throughout the autumn months.

Elemental Herbology Cool and Clear Foaming Facial Cleanser – helping to reduce breakouts and purify pores, this antibacterial foaming cleanser gently removes impurities and toxins for clean and naturally refreshed skin: it’s ideal for oily or congested complexions.

Shu Uemura Color Lustre Cool Blonde – a colour reviving balm designed to enhance and maintain colour vibrancy, this product ensures lustrous results. The texture is rich and unique, blending direct colourants to add tone and prolong the intensity of the colour, with the addition of two natural, colour-friendly ingredients – linseed oil and musk rose oil. Reviving colour between applications, refining highlights or livening up natural hair, Color Lustre Cool Blonde gives absolute shine and nourishment to the hair fibre. Neutralising unwanted warm and golden tones, it’s the perfect pick-me-up for highlighted hair in desperate need of a post-summer cool down.

Medik8 Activated Charcoal Refining Mask – served in five 10g sachets, this lift-off modelling mask provides the experience and results of a detoxifying spa treatment in the comfort of your own home. The purifying powder activates with liquid, transforming into a cool, fresh scented gel that can be smoothed effortlessly over the complexion. With unprecedented pore-refining strength, sustainably sourced activated bamboo charcoal acts like a sponge to soak up impurities, clarifying and refining the complexion, while ultra-hydrating hyaluronic acid and deep-cleansing moringa extract flood skin with moisture, leaving the face soft, supple and dewy. As the mask is lifted away, excess oil and impurities go with it, leaving a clear, radiant and refined complexion.

New CID Smokey Classic Eye Palette – take all the guess work out of your eye make-up collection with this gorgeous, season-perfect eyeshadow palette. 10 universally flattering shades of shadow, including cool and neutral tones, are housed in a sleek mirrored compact with a professional eyeshadow and smoke brush included. Simply use one of the neutral highlight shades as a base all over the lid from lash line to brow, then sculpt, smoke, shape and define your way with the other highly pigmented shades to create unlimited eye looks, from soft and natural all the way through to full-on September glamour.