The start of June may have seen more showers and storms than sunny summer days so far, but we’re determined to be optimistic enough to go ahead and highlight a few of our top picks for beauty and skincare products to get ready for summer with this month. We’ve made it our mission to help you look perfectly preened and polished for when that sunny weather finally does make a very welcome return, so take a look at our check-list below for some top summer skincare products that we’ve tried, tested and absolutely loved!
Calypso Continuous Spray – RRP £9.99 Calypso Continuous Spray offers all over body and scalp clear protection with quick and easy application. It can be sprayed at any angle and even upside down, so it can be applied on your own in areas that are difﬁcult to reach – ideal for solo travellers. Available in SPF 6, 15 and 30. We love how easy this is to apply! Available from www.calypsosun.com
KALME Day Defence contains a new patented form of micronised zinc oxide called NanoSun, that gives a transparent finish on the skin and a certified chemical-free SPF protection of 25 using pure zinc only rather than combining it with titanium dioxide like most other mineral SPF creams. Titanium Dioxide has been shown to cause irritation to sensitive skin when exposed to UV light. Zinc oxide also helps reduce spots and acne.£19.95 (50ml). A fantastic multi-functional suncare product! Available from www.skinshop.co.uk
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Radox has launched its latest additions to the vibrant Fresh & Fruity range, Passion Fruit Splash and Mango Mayhem, perfect for helping you kick start your morning with a refreshing burst of exotic energy as the tantalising scents of passion fruit and fresh mango whisk you to a tropical paradise. We are obsessed with the mango scent – it just screams summer! If you are looking to unwind from long, hot days in the sun then you could also try a stimulating soak with Radox Muscle Therapy and let its mood enhancing blend of ginseng and a handful of black pepper gently warm your muscles and ease away aches and pains. For more information, visit www.radox.co.uk
Imperial Leather: Renew your skin this spring with the newly re-launched range of SkinKind Body Washes from Imperial Leather. SkinKind Enriching is designed for sensitive & dry skin. It’s packed with a blend of triple moisturising ingredients, from the hundreds of Jojoba oil moisture beads to the nourishing formulation. Combined with the gorgeous, gentle scent of Raspberry & Lime Blossom, it will leave your skin touchably soft. SkinKind Refreshing is perfect for those with sensitive skin. These are a new firm favourite for us and they last for absolutely ages as the bottles are huge. The new SkinKind range is available from all major retailers with an RRP £2.69 for a 500ml bottle.
Pro Formula Hydrating Cleansing Oil: The Pro Formula Hydrating Cleansing Oil is a lightweight, non-greasy oil that transforms into a milk to cleanse and hydrate the skin. Enriched with almond oil, oat extract and vitamin E, it effectively removes make up, even waterproof mascara, and everyday dirt, whilst helping to moisturise and hydrate the skin. It helps to balance the natural oil level leaving the skin feeling clean, soft and smoothed. Dermatologically tested and hypoallergenic. Available in store and online at www.tesco.com/beauty priced at £4.99.
St Ives Face and Body Scrubs: Let St. Ives help you on your quest for the perfect complexion with their range of Apricot Facial Scrubs which promote healthier-looking, glowing skin in just seven days. Made with 100% natural exfoliants and extracts, St. Ives Apricot Scrubs work to gently exfoliate and cleanse, revealing smooth, healthy looking skin which glows. With a unique recipe, your skin will look radiant without the threat of unnecessary chemicals.
St. Ives Apricot Facial Scrubs can be used on the face and body, whatever your skin type, and are perfect to get ready for summer with.
Our favourites are the Apricot body scrub (the perfect all-over body scrub to leave your skin feeling soft and nourished) and the blemish control scrub which works wonders for those who suffer from occasional breakouts. Available from Boots and Superdrug.
Wilkinson Sword Quattro for Women Bikini Pearl and Papaya Trimmer: To achieve a flawless bikini area the Quattro for Women Bikini Pearl and Papaya Trimmer RRP: £10.89 is the 2-in-1 girly gadget, combining everything that you would expect from Wilkinson Sword. Not only does it offer a high performance razor, but when flipped around a cleverly disguised waterproof styling trimmer is exposed. Complete with an adjustable protection comb for safety, ease of use and accuracy, it is an easy and convenient way to achieve your ideal bikini style. Available from Boots and Superdrug.