From self tanning drops to shimmering body oil, summer beauty is so much fun! Here’s The Luxury Insider’s list of luxurious pills, potions and protective creams to make sure you are looking fabulous in the summer sun.
Dr Sebagh - Shimmering Body Oil
Dr Sebagh is one of my favourite beauty brands and I have always been a fan of the supreme range of creams. This is a brand that has led the way in anti-ageing procedures and treatments and the summer range doesn’t disappoint. Recently I started using the Shimmering body oil, which as well as giving skin a subtle touch of golden shimmer, from top to toe, this deeply hydrating dry oil nourishes with antioxidant Vitamin E and reinforces the skin's natural barrier. It also soothes sensitivity or itchiness—after sun exposure, for example. Dr Sebagh spent 18 months creating the perfect blend of two, carefully chosen types of 'nacre' (mother of pearl) to achieve a beautifully bronzed, glittering gold effect to suit all skin tones. A tiny bit goes a long way and I had so many lovely comments while it was on my skin. Two other products great for summer include his Self Tanning Drops and Luminous Glow Cream.
Lisa Franklin Sol-Protect Sunscreen SPF 30
This is more than just a sunscreen, as this award-winning broad spectrum sunscreen is complete with healthy ageing and anti-pollution effects for everyday use. This hydrating, antioxidant-rich formula with a light texture, provides invisible every day protection and helps minimise the look of lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. It is suitable for sensitive skin and is Coral and Reef safe. The sunscreen is packed full of antioxidants, and the luxury texture offers immediate skin lifting and wrinkle reducing effects while helping with long term hydration, which is especially important when it comes to post flight and travel fatigued skin.
Dr Hauschka Limited Edition After Sun
After a day in the sun, your skin needs an after sun which can refresh and relax the skin. This limited edition fast absorbing lotion contains carrot and rosehip and moisture rich extracts of ice plant and quince seeds which leaves your skin feeling silky smooth. The addition of marigold and anthyllis soothe sun-stressed skin and the almond oil, shea butter and rose wax provide intensive moisturising care to prevent your skin from drying out. Regular use of this after sun also prolongs your tan, which for me is a definite bonus. Another one of my favourites from Dr Hauschka is the Tinted Day Cream. This sheer multi-tasking day cream with a natural tint and all the properties of a CC cream: gently hydrates while delicate mineral pigments give a subtle yet radiant, warm glow.
Athletia Skin Protection UV cream 30ml
This skin protection cream gives your skin illuminating brightness and sun protection at the same time. It is free from ultraviolet absorbers, and provides SPF 30 while containing naturally derived ingredients such as Liquorice Root Extract and Uji Tea Extract. When using this cream I found that the moisturising formula glides on smoothly to adhere tightly to the skin with water and sweat resistant effects. It creates a subtly shimmering finish that enhances the lustre of your complexion. It also has the most amazing scent of lemon, lemongrass, rosemary and grapefruit which is combined with calming cedarwood.
Avant Multi-Defense Ceramides Protecting Veil
Having only just launched this brand new multi-defense ceramides protecting veil by Avant Skincare aims to protect skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays that can cause photoaging whilst providing long-lasting moisture. Its key ingredients aim to form a protective layer that helps
plump skin and hold moisture, acting as a barrier against bacteria and environmental pollutants. The white tea extract works to protect the skin from cell damage whilst simultaneously soothing
the complexion and the Jojoba aims to nourish and protect skin from environmental stressors whilst helping reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
This is literally summer in a bottle! A beautifully lightweight and quickly absorbed oil mineral SPF 30 body oil that delivers UVA & UVB protection without chemical sunscreens. The soothing, natural, marine-friendly formula has a delicious coconut fragrance and provides a source of Pro-Vitamin D3 and offers additional antioxidant, firming and calming properties. It is a marine-friendly formula and the bottle is made of 100% recycled plastic (PCP) and is recyclable - which makes me very happy!