Whether you’re prepping for a festival or packing for your summer getaway, trying to put together a streamlined and travel-friendly beauty routine for summer isn’t always easy. To help you take the guesswork out of packing, we’ve pulled together the very best summer beauty essentials. From SPF to chafing cream and eye masks to hair masks, these products are worth making space for…
Supergoop! Play Everyday Lotion SPF50
While we all know that SPF is for life, not just for summer, it’s especially important to remember to apply (and reapply) it on days when you’re getting more than average sun exposure. This hardcore SPF is designed to be used on both face and body, and also happens to be sweat- and water-resistant, making it one of the best options if activities are on your holiday agenda.
Bleach London Reincarnation Mask
Sun, salt, and chlorine can wreak havoc upon hair during summer – especially if you already colour or heat-style your hair and are more prone to dryness. For a long-lasting moisture boost (leave in overnight for best results), this nourishing mask is packed with hydrating and reparative ingredients.
BeYou Anti-Chafing Cream
Areas which experience a combination of skin-to-skin contact, repetitive movements, and excess moisture (from sweating) such as the thighs, underarms, breasts, and groin are prone to chafing. This clever cream helps to smooth skin to prevent further rubbing, while soothing and repairing irritated skin.
Holika Holika Aloe 99% Soothing Gel
An essential in our summer skin lineup every single year… Formulated to be used on fce and body, this provides an instant soothing relief for skin that’s irritated or inflamed (especially if you’ve had too much sun exposure). The cooling gel formula calms and hydrates the skin without leaving a sticky residue.
Beauty Cooler Angel Eyes Collagen Infused Eye Gels
Got a long flight or an early start? Tired, puffy eyes don’t stand a chance. Store these cooling eye gels in the fridge overnight for the ultimate wakeup call. Thanks to glycerin, aloe vera, and hyaluronic acid, they’ll also provide a welcome moisture boost.
Smashbox The Original Photo Finish Smooth & Blur Primer
Even if you consider yourself low maintenance, you’ll know that long days and high temps call for an additional makeup step, primer. This makeup artist staple is one of the best for keeping makeup locked down all day (and night). What’s more, it helps to smooth and blur skin so your base looks extra flawless.
By BEAUTY BAY Dot-A-Spot Blemish Stickers
An essential for breakout emergencies – we have one in every handbag. These hydrocolloid patches help to stop spots in their tracks by working hard to both draw out pus and protect the pore from bacteria and other external aggressors that can cause irritation and inflammation.
Yes To Cucumbers Soothing Facial Wipes
We all know the importance of an efficient double cleanse, but we also know that there are certain situations that call for the quickness and convenience of a face wipe…festivals and flights. As face wipes go, these are some of the best, enriched with cucumbers, aloe vera, dead sea minerals, and green tea.
Sunday Rain Mango & Coconut Body Butter
There’s no better holiday moment than when you’ve returned home after a long hot day, taken a refreshing shower, and are getting ready to go out for your evening meal… That’s the moment to use this body butter. Fragranced with mango and coconut and packed with moisturising ingredients, it’s the ultimate summer skin treat.
By BEAUTY BAY Powder Highlighter in Beam
The finishing touch to every makeup look, this subtly shimmering powder melts onto skin for a lit-from-within glow that glimmers. Beam is a champagne shimmer which can be used to accentuate cheekbones, the Cupid’s bow, collarbones – and looks amazing on all skin tones.