Summer happens every year, so you’d think at this point in life, we’d be prepared for it. Yet each time the temperature gets above 40c, we completely forget how hot it can get! we pieced together a 14 must-have summer care package full of things that will keep me motivated and moderately comfortable.
1. Avene Eau Thermale, Thermal Spring Water
This is a summer savior, and can be used daily for a multitude of applications. It is cooling and refreshing and it keeps your skin hydrated without looking oily or wet. A great product.
2. Rose Water
This is undoubtedly beauty’s magic potion, and remarkably versatile. Whether you have oily, dry or combination skin, rose water can help maintain the skin’s pH balance, and also controls excess oil if used as a toner. This is 100% pure rose water purchased from an Attar, and it’s best kept in the fridge.
3. Clarins, Instant Lip Comfort Oil in Tangerine
This lip oil drenches parched lips in a megamix of plant oils to soothe and soften instantly. It also has a subtle yet oh-so-pretty tint that cleverly accentuates the natural colour of your lips. The best part? It isn’t at all sticky so your hair won’t get caught in it.
4. Frezyderm, Sunscreen Second Skin SPF30
This is a transparent sun protection face cream that spreads evenly with one touch. It leaves a clear non-oily matte velvety texture on the skin which lasts up-to 6 hours. It also prevents signs of photo-aging and protects against discoloration caused by sun exposure.
5. Caroline Beauty, Lip Balm Coconut
This Egyptian organic lip balm brand nourishes dry and cracked lips. With organic coconut oil, beeswax and shea butter this soothing lip balm gives instant relief from dryness.
6. Neferatari, Egyptian Jasmine Solid Perfume
One whiff of this jasmine blend instantly transports you to an end-of-summer vacation in the tropics. Solid fragrances are so underrated, as they tend to travel much easier, and fit better into your slimline clutch.
7. Urban Decay, Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette
Things are about to get seriously hot … Introducing Naked Heat: the amber-hued collection of 12 on-trend neutrals that you won’t be able to put down. This is the beauty product to have in your makeup bag this summer.
8. Essie, Forever Yummy
Who doesn’t love a sexy red polish and this is one of Essie’s bestsellers. Forever Yummy (love the name) is a bright, classic-looking, shade of pin-up red. Not too vampy, but it doesn’t lean towards orange either. Just perfect.
9. Dior, Bronze Self Tanning Oil
A gorgeous, French Rivera-esque bronzed glow courtesy of the Dior Self Tanning Oil! This is great if you have a tan but needs a little bit of a glow. The fragrance is a big part of the pleasure of the oil, it is made up of floral notes including orange blossom, rose, musk, and vanilla.
10. Olaplex, Hair Perfector No3
This isn’t just another hair conditioning treatment. In fact, it doesn’t use the word conditioning. What it is, instead is a system that permanently rebuilds the damaged bonds in your hair that are broken during the chemical process. It’s the perfect treatment to do once a week before you hit the beach.
11. Nars, The Multiple – South Beach
This multi-purpose stick for eyes, cheeks, lips and body should always be in your makeup bag from March to December. No, it’s not subtle, but who cares when it’s so easy to apply and looks so good. It’s ideally the sort of thing you smear on at the end of a long day in the sun before you move on to the evening cocktail party.
12. Eva, B-Whitening Deodorant Cream
This unique deodorant cream in an unscented, extremely gentle yet efficient antiperspirant and deodorant. It leaves the skin feeling soft, soothed and conditioned with 24-hour protection against sweat and odor.
13. Charlotte Tilbury, Wonder Glow
This is a face primer that gives your skin an instant pick-me-up to create an effortlessly dewy look. It compliments your skin and doesn’t make you look like you’re trying too hard. Wear it alone or under your foundation for a relaxed summer look.
14. Kiehl’s, Crème De Crops Nourishing Dry Body Oil
This lightweight spray is what we’ve been waiting for. Spray it on straight after the shower for an extra-smooth skin finish. It dries instantly and is non-oily.