10 Hot Beauty: The Must-Have Products You Need This Summer

08 July 2014 by

1. Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess, £47

No beach goddess is complete without her heavenly scent. Estée Lauder’s [a target="_blank" href="http://www.esteelauder.co.uk/product/8267/30195/Product-Catalog/Fragrance/More-Ways-to-Shop/Sets-Gifts/Bronze-Goddess/Eau-Frache-Skinscent/index.tmpl%20">Bronze Goddess[/a] is our summer fragrance of choice, ideal for both lazy days at the beach and summer nights out. 

2. Aerin Lauder Beach Cream, £40

If you’re feeling a bit pale and reluctant about running along the beach Baywatch style, Aerin Lauder is here to help with her [a target="_blank" href="http://www.esteelauder.co.uk/AerinBeauty/products/mpp/index.tmpl?CATEGORY_ID=CAT9262%20">Beach Cream[/a]. This magic potion helps to create the illusion of a shimmering glow so you can feel bikini confident from the start of your holiday.

3. Sachajuan Hair In The Sun And After The Sun, £20 each

Most of us spritz on a bit of hair protection before the beach and think we’re good to go, not realising aftercare is just as important. Sachajuan’s [a target="_blank" href="/weblogEntries/%20http:/www.urbanretreat.co.uk/beautique/product/sachajuan/hair_in_the_sun.aspx">In[/a] and [a target="_blank" href="http://www.urbanretreat.co.uk/beautique/product/sachajuan/hair_after_the_sun.aspx%20">After[/a] the Sun products are a suitcase essential. The In protects hair from frazzling in the sun with a clever UV filter whilst the After conditions and moisturises for silky smooth locks.

4. Moroccanoil Body Buff, £35

If you plan on keeping your skin buffed and glowing when abroad, it’s important to exfoliate. We love Moroccanoil’s Body Buff as it smells delicious, exfoliates and nourishes the skin as well as closing pores for a flawless finish. What more could a girl ask for?

5. Paul & Joe Blotting Papers, £4

If you’re concerned your summer glow will turn into full on shine after a few cocktails and a dance, you’re not alone. [a target="_blank" href="http://www.selfridges.com/en/Beauty/Categories/Shop-Make-up-colour/Brushes-tools/Make-up-tools/Blotting-paper-refill_277-3002836-APADZH/?cm_mmc=PLA-_-Google-_-Beauty-_-PAULJOE&ci_src=18615224&ci_sku=44840419&$$ja=cgid:10455892894|tsid:35948|cid:190478014|lid:67130130454|nw:g|crid:38421765934|rnd:15438878058394825619|dvc:c|adp:1o2|bku:1&gclid=CIuYt434pr8CFeyWtAodcB8AlA%20">Blotting papers[/a] are a must and these appropriately themed Paul & Joe refills are just the ticket for fresh-faced beauty from dusk till dawn.

6. Lancer Skincare Sheer Fluid Sun Shield, £40

We’re taking extra care to protect us faces from the suns scorching rays this summer. For a high-factor sunscreen that provides lasting coverage and a light, non-greasy formula we recommend Lancer [a target="_blank" href="http://www.harrods.com/product/sheer-fluid-sun-shield/lancer-skincare/000000000003528123%20">Sheer Fluid[/a] SPF30. It protects from both UVA and UVB rays whilst infusing your face (and neck) with powerful antioxidants.

7. Clarins Lip Balm Crayon In My Pink, £18

Lipsticks are often a bit heavy for hot weather and result in brightly coloured smears across the face. Not a good look. For a sheer but still there lip colour with a twist try the [a target="_blank" href="http://www.clarins.co.uk/lip-balm-crayon/C050303015.html?dwvar_C050303015_color=01%20my%20pink%20%20">My Pink[/a] limited edition crayon from Clarins. It contains sensitive pigments which react with the pH of your lips to create your own unique shade of pink, while the Shea butter nourishing just like a balm.

8. RMS Living Luminizer, £30

To accentuate your tan with a bit of highlighting and contouring, we love RMS Living [a target="_blank" href="http://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/rms-beauty-living-luminizer.html%20">Luminizer[/a]. This natural shimmer can be swept across cheekbones, under the brows, along the bridge of your nose and on the bow of your lips for a sexy, glowing beauty look.

9. Jo Malone Velvet Rose & Oud Dry Body Oil, £48

For a more modern update on after sun lotion we’re reaching for the [a target="_blank" href="http://www.jomalone.co.uk/product/9181/29572/Fragrances/Cologne-Intense/Velvet-Rose-Oud/Velvet-Rose-Oud-Dry-Body-Oil/index.tmpl">dry oil[/a] this summer. The new Velvet Rose & Oud oil by Jo Malone is deeply nourishing and soothes dry, overheated skin, leaving a scent so divine you’ll be tempted to ditch the perfume.

10. Sarah Chapman Skinesis 3D Moisture Infusion, £39

As a pick-me-up for sun exposed, wind beaten complexions remember to pack a few sachets of Sarah Chapman’s 3D Moisture miracle [a target="_blank" href="http://www.sarahchapman.net/3d-moisture-infusion/%20">masks[/a]. In just 15 minutes they hydrate thirsty skin, plump out lines and wrinkles and soothe any redness.

One of our favourite reasons for summer, other than the much-needed vitamin D, is holiday season. Yes it's finally here, that time of year when you can dip your eager toes into the sea, relax with a book on the beach or socialise with a cocktail in hand poolside. The only worry before such a holiday should be what to beauty products to pack, as baggage weight is limited and there's only so much our arms can carry. Here is our edit of your holiday essentials...

By Jasmine Contomichalos


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