Seasons and skincare go hand in hand, and what works in the winter months isn’t what’s needed in the summer. When it comes to making sure you keep your skin looking and feeling great, switching up your skincare regime is as important as swapping your winter wardrobe for the summer equivalent. To help navigate the skincare climate conundrum we’ve put together some of our favourites along with some new products to test and treat yourself with to add a bit of luxury to the ongoing summer season.
The Organic Pharmacy Cellular Protection Sun Cream SPF 50, £39.95
Whilst wearing sunscreen is essential all year round, as the days are brighter, and the sun increases its intensity it’s more important than ever that we protect our skin against both UVA and UVB light – both of which cause damage to the skin. A broad-spectrum sun cream is essential come rain or shine, and this one that we have been trialling for the past three months, from The Organic Pharmacy, gets our vote.
Suitable for both the face and body with an SPF 50, this gentle, lightweight, and fast absorbing sun cream offers immediate protection, and is clinically proven to hydrate skin’s moisture by 18%. It feels beautiful when applied to the face first thing in the morning before the rest of your skincare routine, safe in the knowledge that even on dull days you’re protecting your skin from UVA light which causes fine lines, pigmentation, and collagen loss.
ESPA Optimal Skin Pro-Serum, £55
ESPA products are ever popular and with one of their Optimal products sold every three minutes their Active Nutrients Optimal Skin Pro-serum certainly doesn’t disappoint. Used daily, this nourishing and revitalising serum helps to strengthen the skin’s natural moisture barrier to maintain hydration levels. After cleansing and toning, you warm a few drops of the serum into the palms and inhale the beautiful and calming aroma before gently pressing into the skin. After leaving for a few minutes to ‘sink in,’ it intensely nourishes your skin and gives you the glow so many of us desperately crave.
Dermatology M Nourishing Cream £135
Founded by world renowned dermatologist and authority on Chinese Medicine Mazin Al-Khafaji, Dematology M offers a unique approach to modern results-driven skincare with powerful natural ingredients rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The nourishing cream helps deeply soften and sooth by blending actives rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, vitamins and essential fatty acids. The subtle pink cream feels soft and buttery upon use and is pleasurable on the face as part of your morning and evening skincare routine – the blend of soothing aloe vera, chamomile and conditioning evening primrose feels calming and cooling when applied to the skin. It absorbs quickly and leaves cheeks feeling a looking plumper, whilst evening out skin tone.
Dematology M Brightening Face Mask £32
This targeted facial treatment detoxifies and refines dull skin with its botanical blend of Extracts which are expertly made to clear pores, renew skin, and brighten complexion. Simply leave the mask on for fifteen minutes, and after one use your skin looks instantly brighter and smoother – it really is a fantastic product that is great value for money.
The Nue Co. Barrier Culture Cleanser, £32
The Nue Co’s barrier culture cleaner uses patented technology to rebuild and protect against pollution, and also lock in moisture. The replacement of your double cleanse, this treatment cleanser deeply cleans the skin, removing dirt and make-up without stripping the skin of its natural pH.
The velvety gel like product transforms into a light foam when massaged into the skin and instantly removes all foundation without leaving you sore and sensitive. It’s very lightweight, easy to apply and seems to last for ages. Nue Co. are environmentally aware and strive to simplify skincare to reduce landfills of packaging and in turn air pollution.