HEATWAVE BEAUTY ESSENTIALS
While we all love the warm and sunny days, these heatwaves are no joke, and by the looks of it, they'll be coming back and staying for a while. So if you're looking for some beauty bits to help keep your skin sun-safe, your hair in shape, or just get a decent night's sleep, I can introduce you to some mega beauty heatwave heroes from some of my fave brands that will, without a doubt, help you manage the heat to keep you looking fresh and feeling your best!
Bondi Sands Sunny Daze SPF 50 Mineral Moisturiser, RRP £12.99
Don’t be casual about sun protection. This hydrating, SPF 50 Mineral Moisturiser is a daily essential to protect your face against UVA & UVB sun exposure. Not just your average sunscreen, this product not only protects your skin from sun exposure, but it moisturises your complexion with nourishing Vitamin E, Zinc Oxide (an anti-inflammatory mineral) and Hibiscus Sabdariffa Fruit Extract, which is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid that removes dead skin cells to make way for new ones. Suitable for even sensitive skin and made to work without leaving a white cast, this formula won’t clog pores and provides up to 72 hours of hydration leaving you glowy, plump, and protected – all without any added artificial fragrance!
Available at bondisands.co.uk and Boots
Amika The Shield Anti-Humidity Spray, RRP £20.00
If the word ‘humidity’ gets you frazzled, this product is set to be your new best friend, because it protects all hair types from that annoying moisture frizz. Locking in your style and defending it against heat (up to 230°C!), sticky weather and harmful UV rays, this smoothing, lightweight, invisible spray extends your style and promises to protect for up to 24 frizz-free hours.
Available at loveamika.co.uk
HELLO SUNDAY, THE RETOUCH ONE, RRP £16.00
Perfect for retouches throughout the day, this SPF30 Sun Face Mist is a must for topping up your sun protection, simply shake, spray and stay protected all through the day! Apply (and reapply!) over makeup or to simply refresh your skin throughout the day! We recommend you use The Retouch One in addition to your morning SPF.
Available at hellosundayspf.com and Space NK
Bondi Sands SPF50 Lip Balm, RRP £5.00
Don't forget to protect your lips with the Bondi Sands SPF 50+ Lip Balm. Bringing us all of the fruity feels, Bondi Sands’ has created a whole range of ultra-hydrating balms, in every fruity flavour, from Mango to Wild Strawberry (my favourite!). Offering protection against sun damage, whilst nourishing and softening the lips, this little gem has got it all! Vegan Cruelty-free and reef safe.
Available at BondiSands.co.uk and Beauty Bay
SVR SUN SECURE After-Sun Spray for Face & Body, RRP £15.00
Nothing like a nice cooling spritz at the end of a hot sunny day! This hydrating, soothing and refreshing after-sun spray, is quick and easy to apply thanks to its water-based mist texture which soothes and instantly refreshes sun-heated skin. The formula contains Aloe Vera, Niacinamide and Microbiotic Ferments to help repair any damage that might be caused by sun exposure. Rehydrating and repairing, it lends skin a healthy radiance and is ideal for over-heated and hypersensitive skin. Great for anyone from 8 to 80 (and beyond).
Available at uk.labo-svr.com
Bondi Sands Eye Spy Vitamin C Eye Cream, RRP £9.99
Get ready for a full day of sunshine with Bondi Sands Eye Spy Vitamin C Eye Cream that will make 3 hours sleep look like 12! Instantly brighten your under eyes with its illuminating particles that will both brighten and diminish dark circles instantly and overtime. Enriched with Vitamin C, Green Coffee Bean and Carrot Oil, this heat-wave must-have will have you looking awake, and ready for the day ahead! Perfect for that no make-up summer day!
Available at bondisands.co.uk and Boots
Starpowa Snooze Vegan Gummies, RRP £19.99
Combining nature with science to help us achieve a more restful sleep, no matter the time of year. As well as containing sleep-promoting ingredients like L-theanine, Lemon Balm Leaf, Montmorency Cherry, Lavender and Chamomile, each of these Black Cherry flavoured gummies (yum!) contains 5-HTP which, with its ability to increase serotonin, supports a neurochemical process that enables high-quality sleep and keeps the body's bio clock in sync! The perfect addition to our sleep routines to get those dreamy zzz’s we all so desperately need, especially in these heatwaves.
Available at uk.starpowa.com
Tisserand Aromatherapy Sleep Better Pillow Mist, RRP £12.00
This positively dreamy mist blends 100% natural pure essential oils of soothing Lavender, calming Jasmine and warming Sandalwood. Ideal for those nights when your mind just won't "switching off". Spray it into the air, around your body and onto your pillows and bed linen, to help relax you and prepare you for a more relaxed night’s sleep.
Available at www.tisserand.com
And here you have it, some heatwave essentials to easily slide into your daily routine to make life that tiny bit easier!