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Radiance revival: our top beauty picks for summer 2024 for a radiant glow at home and on the go

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Summer has finally decided to make a long-awaited appearance. With an extended winter that gifted us with torrential floods, record-breaking rainfall, hail and high water, we can declare that winter wore out its welcome and we are ready for a well deserved frolic in the sun.

Whether you are headed straight to the beach or a quaint summer cottage, the sun is out, the sky is blue, and it’s time for a summer beauty refresh. Our picks are all about skin with a luminous golden glow, a sexy nude lip, and the intoxicating aromas of sea and sand. Now is your time, so to sleep in late or wake up with the sun to catch some early rays, our favourite new beauty products promote nourishing ingredients while endowing face and body with a radiant sun-kissed sheen.
 
Iconic London
Iconic London Prep Set Tan Mousse
Your bronzed wish is granted! The perfect pearly glow in a matter of three to eight hours. Infused with a proprietary pearl pigment for a gleaming bronze glow to show off on the beach or in the city. This revolutionary tanning mousse is designed to help your body radiate with a sun-kissed hue that’s natural-looking, long-lasting and seriously easy to apply. Available in two shades for the customized tan of your dreams.
 
Subtl Stak
Subtl Beauty Stak
Keeping a make-up bag clean, simple and organized while travelling over night or an extended holiday is a conundrum for any woman on the go. Subtl Stak is the simple one-and-done make-up saviour for adult sleepovers. Choose a customized Stak of blendable and buildable cheek, lip, eye and face colours infused with hydrating ingredients housed in a “stakable” little round case. Or, choose one the pre-made Staks with colours chosen for your skin tone. Each Stak includes a mirror and brush. Subtl Beauty is vegan, gluten-, paraben-, fragrance- and cruelty-free.
 
Hempz Glow Getter
Hempz Glow Getter Collection
Glimmer, glisten, and radiate sunshine from head to toe. Become the sun goddess you are meant to be with this shimmering collection, enriched with 100 per cent hemp seed oil, antioxidants, plus ultra-hydrating coconut oil. Finely ground and ethically sourced mica adds the glimmer, plus bergamot and warm vanilla provide the beachy aroma. The collection includes body lotion, shimmer spray, body mist, body oil, and Drops of Sunshine Instant Bronzing Drops for kissed-by-the-sun complexion.
 
Sweet July Skin
Sweet July Skin Irie Power Face Oil
In Jamaica, irie means well and good. This clarifying and nurturing face oil is enriched with a powerful trifecta of salicylic acid, neem seed, and turmeric root that leaves skin feeling irresistibly irie. Packed with omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants, plus Caribbean botanical and plant extract to combat congestion and inflammation, this fast-absorbing oil provides a radiant glow with improved tone, texture and hydration. One love, one facial oil.
 
Image Daily Prevention
Daily Prevention + by Image Skincare
The newest additions to the Daily Prevention + is an unparalleled breakthrough in the brand’s existing line-up. The range introduces a proprietary, patent-pending, protection-boosting complex, XOSM technology that amplifies antioxidant potency providing a dual defence of anti-ageing hydration with the delivery and penetration of ectoin, micro-algæ, and highly stable vitamin C. Image partnered with the Pacific Skin Institute along with their in-house physicians to develop the new range combining modern science and eastern medicine to promote healthy skin. 
 

Rumi Cosmetiques BloomBlush + and Multi-Purpose Color Stick
Lazy summer days require simple, no-fuss make-up that does not skimp on good-for-you ingredients with anti-ageing properties. Formulated with mature skin in mind, BloomBlush + delicately melts into your skin, imparting a subtle yet lively flush that complements every tone. The rich formula glides on cheeks, lips and lids for effortless beauty, formulated with pampering ingredients, including jojoba oil, rose-hip seed oil, castor oil, hyaluronic acid and antioxidants. Available in three blooming shades.
 
Beauty Bio Blendrops
Blendrops by Beauty Bio
Multitasking SPF 40 protection, oil-control actives and colour-correcting tranexamic and skin plumping polyglutamic acids with zero white cast. Use all three Blendrops for the ultimate full-face glow with perfecting, sun-kissed, and radiant finishes for make-up-optional skin. Use alone or blend with your preferred foundation or moisturizer for an instant protective glow.
 
Mama Sol Lipbrella
Mama Sol LipBrella Mineral Lip Oil SPF 20
The love child of balm and gloss for a comfy and well-hydrated pout. The unique formula is packed with nourishing oils that plump and smooth the appearance of dry or chapped skin, and soften the look of vertical lines around the mouth. Imbued with ultra-nourishing ingredients to treat your precious lips right, including sunflower oil, sesame oil, and vitamins C and E. Available in two shades.
 
goPure
GoPure Instant Facial Exfoliation
Hit the refresh button and gently exfoliate with proven ingredients to brighter and more even-toned skin. This two-stop system refines congested skin with a BHA toner that exfoliates deep within the pores, unclogging skin for a clearer, smoother, seamless complexion. To rejuvenate signs of age, the AHA mask resurfaces the top layers of the skin with micro-doses of acids for a firmer and brighter appearance.
 

Kibon Radiance Mask
A silk-like, antioxidant-packed brightening and repairing sheet mask that renews dull texture, minimizes the appearance of pores and dark spots, and helps provide a uniformed skin tone. Provides intense hydration while restoring the skin’s natural glow and plumpness for an improved skin texture. Gently removes build-up and tightens pores. Reduces redness and inflammation to help soothe the skin. Restores and protects the skin from present as well as future damages with powerful antioxidant ingredients. Pure citrus blossom extract is used as the base in this mask, resulting in higher efficacy. Engineered with Lipobuty technology.
 
Dolce Glow
Contour Self-Tanning Sculpt & Glow by Dolce Glow
Meet your make-up, self-tanning and skin care in one wonderful tube. It doesn’t merely simplify your routine, it elevates it. Contours, tans and illuminates wherever you like. Experience the benefits of this versatile contour stick: use it daily for a defined contour, wash off to reveal a tanned look, and enjoy its hydrating skin care benefits. Infused with four types of hyaluronic acid to boost collagen and moisturize while enhancing skin elasticity. Plus, DHA facilitates gradual self-tanning, while a natural fruit complex of watermelon, apple, and lentil extracts encourage immediate plumping and lasting hydration. 
 
Elemis Rose Serum
Pro-Collagen Rose Micro Serum by Elemis
A high-performance dual-phase formula with a unique oil-in-serum technology, containing over 7,000 rose micro-droplets, offering a dual approach to optimal hydration. The serum phase delivers skin-quenching actives whilst the oil phase has rich soothing properties. Enriched with a unique red algæ, clinically proven to deliver three times more hydration than hyaluronic acid, and antioxidant rose centifolia extract to support and strengthen the skin’s barrier. Plumps, firms and smooths fine lines and wrinkles while it imparts a subtle sheen with lightweight texture and a refreshing feel.
 
Borghese Resurfacing Mask
Borghese Overnight Resurfacing Mask
Hot, humid summers mean clogged pores and dead skin cells that want to stay put. Have no fear, brighter and clearer skin is just a slough away. This extraordinarily lightweight, leave-on overnight mask is formulated to help reveal smoother, more radiant, and even-toned skin. It’s powered by a non-abrasive combination of 6 per cent alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), beta hydroxy acid (BHA), and a fruit acid that helps to unclog pores, remove dead skin, and deeply hydrate, revealing more youthful, radiant skin.
 
Blossom Beauty Cuticle Oil
Blossom Beauty Scented Cuticle Oil
The prettiest cuticle oil around promotes an all-natural way to easily care for and strengthen your nails. Hydrate and repair dry cuticles with essential oils that feel great and smell divine. With a bottle filled with dried natural flowers, this blend of nurturing oils softens and conditions your cuticles and restores your nails to their natural beauty. Available in six floral scents to enhance the feeling of a pampering salon manicure.
 
Skincare Junkie
Skincare Junkie Discoloration Fade Wand
Dark spots are no fun, but this super stick serum is spot on when it comes to zapping hyper-pigmentation just where you need it. This clinically proven formula addresses sun damage, post-acne marks, melasma, and more by delivering a proprietary powerhouse combination of kojic acid, tranexamic acid and vitamin C in their most penetrable, potent, and yet well tolerated forms. Skin brighteners fade dark spots and reduce stubborn brown patches while soothing antioxidants prevent further damage. 
 
Mychelle Illuminating Serum
Mychelle Dermaceuticals Instantly Illuminating Peptide Serum
This peptide-powered illuminating serum dissolves seamlessly into skin while giving it a natural, luminous finish. Packed with advanced nutrients, including peptides, bakuchiol, niacin amide, antioxidants, hyaluronic acid and vitamin C for exceptional radiance and luminosity. Exclusively formulated to refine skin’s texture, boost moisture and visibly brighten. Paired with the new Illuminating Peptide-Rich Whipped Moisturizer, a dynamic duo for achieving vibrant and nourished skin.
 
Philip B
Philip B. Maui Wowie Volumizing Mousse
Tousled beach babe hair in a non-aerosol pump. Transforms flat, thin or curly hair into soft and sensual waves minus the icky residue of a typical mousse. A bona fide game changer, Maui Wowie Volumizing Mousse uses marine extract and wheat proteins to give a textured, voluminous look with just the right amount of touchable, movable hold. Transport to a tropical paradise with the scent of coconut, orchid and gardenia.
 
Ouai St Barths
Ouai St Barts Hair & Body Mist
Transport your senses to paradise, even if you are stuck at home. Start your vacation early or extend it long after you return with this refreshingly gorgeous floral mist. This luxurious, tropical-scented hair and body mist delights the senses into permanent vacay mode with notes of dragon fruit, orange blossom, tuberose, and musk.
 

Thrive Causemetics EmpowerMatte Precision Lipstick Crayon
Formulated with a hero proprietary technology for a feather light, semi-permanent finish. Intensely pigmented and budge-proof, you won’t believe the weightless and silky feel that never cakes, chalks, or feels sticky. Line and fill lips effortlessly with this super slim lipstick crayon. Effortlessly shape, line and and define while colouring lips with rich matte hue in one swipe. Includes a built-in sharpener for flawless definition every time.
 
Vitamasques
Vitamasques Cream Sheet Body Masks
These new dermatologist tested, leave-on cream masks target specific areas and concerns from acne and smoothing to adding some extra hydration to your body. The new summer body perfecting formulas include the following.

Body Acne Gel Cream Mask: this fast-absorbing, deep pore-clarifying leave-on gel cream mask is made with alœ vera, cica, anti-sebum complex, exfoliating acids, zinc, witch hazel and tea tree to help with acne and blemishes.

Body Smooth Cream Mask: a warming, toning, and smoothing leave-on booty cream mask made with dermochlorella complex, peach, caffeine, cuarana, a molecular hyaluronic acid complex, shea butter and peptides. This mask helps reduce the appearance of cellulite and firms the skin around the booty and thighs.

Body Hydration Cream Mask: a luxurious, hydrating leave-on cream body mask made with coconut, molecular hyaluronic acid complex, ceramide, a vegan collagen booster, shea butter and peptides to deeply hydrate and plump the skin while helping to boost its barrier.
 

Provence Beauty No Baggage Adaptogen Eye Cream
A hydrating, lightweight gel eye cream that moisturizes and visibly firms around the eyes. No Baggage Adaptogen Eye Cream is powered by a unique blend of superfoods, adaptogens, and ultra-hydrating actives—including snow mushroom, niacinamide, and hyaluronic acid—that visibly brighten, tighten, and hydrate with each use. Bonus: No Baggage Eye Cream’s unique gel-cream formula has a slight cooling effect on the skin.
 

Manucurist Paris Actives
It’s the summer of French nail minimalism. As light and breezy as a day in St. Tropez, the new Actives by Manucurist Paris imparts a pop of sheer and buildable colour while nourishing and protecting them from damage and dehydration. The innovative and highly concentrated formulas are inspired by combining make-up and nail care to create a variety of enchanting effects for your nails. Tres chic.

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