On the glow summer beauty: essentials for a vacation vibe at home and on the go
It’s been a strange year to say the least, and our beauty routines are no exception. Spring, summer, fall and winter came and went in such a haze along with major lifestyle modifications that many women chose not to wear make-up at all, much less switch out make-up colours to suit the season. In fact, the no-make-up look appears here to stay for a while, which makes perfect sense for summer when a fresh and healthy complexion is the star attraction.
What you can do differently, especially if you are getting reacquainted with make-up, is experiment with shades of nude and dewy highlighters to get the right sheen for the occasion. Glow it up or glow it down, as the occasion requires. Plus, keeping your skin, hair, and body in tip-top condition makes wearing less of anything less stressful and more fun.
The must-have do-it-all summer beauty saviour. A single shade of gleaming gold to match all skin tones. The soft gel texture dries to a shimmery powder anywhere you want a warm golden glow with a simple stroke.
Love Sun Body Glow Natural Mineral Tinted Sunscreen & Moisturizer SPF 30
In just a few short years, Love Sun Body has established itself as an uncompromisingly clean sun care brand that has built a strong following. They are the first and only brand to be certified by Ecocert Cosmos Natural, plus the formulas exceed the standards set by the EU recommendation for UVA protection. Launched in April 2021, the new facial sunscreen is the first anti-ageing tinted moisturizer on the market to meet the same strict standards of quality and efficacy. Available in four shades, the sensitive skin safe formula contains raspberry, sunflower, and jojoba seed oils plus antioxidants to nourish, hydrate and protect skin with zero white residue.
Earth Mama Organics Lady Face Mineral Sunscreen Face Stick
We know you never carry your facial sunscreen in your purse as you should. And we know you hate bottles of anything leaking in your cosmetic bag. Those are just two of the reasons you need a face sunscreen stick. The reason you need this one is that the organic and safe formula comes in two sheer and blendable shades that complement all skin tones. The semi-matte finish leaves a natural luminescence, while SPF 40 protects against hazardous UV rays, including blue light. Make it your beach and travel BFF for maximum protection anywhere and everywhere.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Face Palette
Subtle to supercharged glam in a golden compact for maximum impact. The three-in-one bronzer, blush, and highlighter palette comes in three tropical escape-inspired shades of silky soft powders that blend seamlessly for a radiant finish. Choose Italian Summer, Off to Costa Rica or Tropical Getaway for your customized vacation in a palette.
RMS Lip2Cheek Glow Quad Mini
Your indispensable summer tag-along. Three best selling Lip2cheek shades plus a cream luminizer for all-over dewiness in an itty-bitty compact. Formulated with nutrient buriti oil, shea, and organic cacao. Wear alone, mix or layer for just-bitten lips and pinched cheeks and lit-from-within flush.
Ligne St Barth Sunsplash Face and Body Splash
Close your eyes and inhale the enchanting aromas of the Garden of Eden. Grapefruit, citrus, and exotic jasmine and hibiscus transport your spirit, while purified seawater, alœ, and humectants treat the body to a luxurious burst of energy. Works great as a facial toner and primer, too. Plant-derived and sun-safe, Ligne St Barth is a heritage brand that combines European spa culture elegance with Caribbean purity.
Free Agent Lightspeed Hydra Glow C Serum
All the highlighter in the world isn’t going to help if your skin looks drab or depleted. A potent serum loaded with active ingredients that prevent and repair free radical damage while brightening the complexion solves that dilemma. Created in small batches with a heightened conscience, Lightspeed is formulated with a scientifically proven, lipid-soluble form of vitamin C for maximum skin penetration and collagen reproduction. Spots and hyper-pigmentation recede, allowing fresh and luminous skin to the forefront. Squalene and sunflower seed oil keeps moisture intact without ever feeling greasy. Free Agent products are formulated with only the necessary active ingredients ensuring integrity and efficacy.
Save Me From Sun + Sweat
Hair is one of the first things that can fall victim to damage from heat, sweat, seawater and chlorine. A weightless, non-greasy formula that will keep hair safer in the sun, transform dry hair, faded colour, breakage, cuticle splitting and straw-like texture to soft, shiny, and smooth tresses. Nourishing the whole hair strand from cuticle to cortex, Save Me clean formulas are free of silicones or parabens. A little goes a long way of this workhorse of a treatment to keep tresses bouncy and beautiful all summer long.
Bawdy Super Tight
Let the amateurs be nasty, real women are bawdy and proud of it. This power-packed formula is charged with Icewine, which imparts an immediate lift and toning effect, as though you’re squeezing your bum tight minus the effort. A golden liquid that incorporates additional botanicals to improve overall firmness, moisture and elasticity. Shake it well and show it off!
Nion Beauty Opus Body
Your body needs the same cleansing attention, but mud body masks are messy and a royal pain. Opt instead for this very effective full-body cleanser with added massage and toning capabilities. Created with revolutionary S-ion technology and a kinetic skin cleansing vibration, this groundbreaking device amps up your everyday cleansing or workout routine.
Ciaté London Dewy Body Stix
A portable globe in a shade to suit every body. Non-sticky and long-wearing, Dewy Stix Body is infused with monoi extract, coconut oil and vitamin E for super hydration. Available in two shades, Glow Catcher and Sun Catcher, for a customized sheen with no obvious sparkle.
The Body Shop Rose Dewy Glow Face Mist
Reflective particles and botanical extracts give skin a dewy, illuminated glow for an instant pick-me-up. For a similar effect, you may wish to consider Innisfree Cherry Blossom Dewy Glow Mist, or if you’re up for a splurge, Tata Harper Concentrated Brightening Essence.
Tournesol SunPop Tanning Towelettes
A bronzed body is great. Baking in the sun without protection is not. Get the look without the damage with these single-use towelettes infused with an advanced self-tan formula. Each towelette provides an impeccable streak- and odour-free, no-mess application while leaving behind a natural-looking and radiant tan.
Unlike winter dryness, summer heat and humidity cause skin to become congested, grimy, and prone to breakouts. Greasy skin never looks glowing—it appears dreary, with enlarged pores that cause make-up to melt and morph into creases. Himalayan shilajit clay is the leading detox warrior in these natural and biodegradable bamboo sheet and clay mask packets. Added essential oil aromas for a relaxed and uplifting experience, skin is visibly clean and soft, never dry or taut.
Firm Shell by Earth’s Shell
An emollient blend of botanical oils hydrates skin and improves elasticity. Argan oil, rosehip oil, and grapefruit essential oil can help reduce cellulite and prevent the formation of orange-peel looking skin. Chock full of fatty acids and antioxidants, this luxurious oil can also reduce the appearance of stretch marks to reveal more toned and radiant looking skin. Bright and citrusy notes of grapefruit oil can help relieve stress and enhance mood. Ethically sourced and Leaping Bunny Certified.