Whether on holiday or running around your city routine, it’s difficult to maintain a glowing complexion and look refreshed during the peak summer weather. Harmful over-exposure to the sun, pollution, excessive heat, perspiration and chlorine are all conditions that can wreak havoc on one’s complexion. And perhaps the biggest challenge of all is finding products that are comfortable on the skin, even in the most extreme hot weather. The following recommendations are not only highly effective, but are sure to address every aspect of summer skincare needs—and even a little self-pampering. Regardless, each is sure to leave you looking and feeling absolutely radiant during these warm months.
Aveeno Natural Protection Suncare
One of the first brands to introduce natural based cosmetics and skincare to the mass market, Aveeno has now launched its own suncare products—and they live up to the company’s well-deserved reputation. Highly effective, accessible and very affordable, the line uses a 100% naturally sourced Mineralblock technology and accommodate hypo-allergenic, waterproof, fragrance and oil-free needs. From babies to adults and athletes, Aveeno has got suncare covered for everyone.
Boscia B.B. Cream
Boscia’s B.B. Cream is the ideal solution for multi-functional protection and perfection during the summer. The ultra-light and hydrating formula soothes and protects the skin with nourishing botanicals and naturally derived ingredients while minimizing pores and fine lines as well as evening the skintone and concealing imperfections. Boscia B.B. Cream receives our highest marks of excellence for its innovative versatility and all-in-one ease. And like all of Boscia’s products, their B.B. Cream is preservative free.
Coola Organic Sunscare
Created by eco-entrepreneurs Chris and Christian Birchby, Coola Organic Suncare is made with the finest organic and sustainable ingredients. And, most importantly, it is by far one of the most effective, protective and nurturing suncare product ranges we have encountered. Coola has a complete range of products for the face, body, sport, and sensitive baby, etc., with the Liplux Lip Balm and Face SPF 30 Cucumber Moisturizing Sunscreen receiving our highest ratings.
Hakansson Vitamin Sprays
We’ve previously featured Hakansson for its amazing mascara, but the impressive beauty and skincare brand also deserves attention for its nourishing Hakansson’s Vitamin Sprays. An absolute must during the summer, each of the delightfully scented sprays offer a refreshing and invigorating mist throughout the day. We also recommend the Remover, which is ideal for cleaning all signs of makeup and heat-induced grime, as well as the Moisturizer, which is light enough to use on the eye area but extremely hydrating.
Oasis Day Spa
Whether preparing your skin to leave on holiday or simply in need of some cool summer pampering, New York-based Oasis Day Spa features a wide selection of body and facial treatments ideal for maintaining a glowing complexion from head to toe. Boasting one of the most extensive spa menus, this award-winning day spa is the ultimate space to cool down and relax with a luxurious treatment. From spa manicures/pedicures to body-wraps, scrubs, waxing, spray tanning and even teeth whitening, Oasis is the ultimate day spa experience. Check out the website for a full menu of treatments and a selection of great summer specials and package deals.
Inspired by all things Parisian and certified by Europe’s EcoCert, Patyka is formulated with the finest natural and organic ingredients. From the beautifully designed label and graphics to the chic, eco-friendly packaging—which uses absolutely no glue or staples, origami-style—and of course the alluring scents, Patyka appeals to all the senses. The incredibly effective line includes products to suit every self-pampering indulgence. We particularly love the highly absorbent Precious Woods Body Oil, which leaves the skin thoroughly hydrated and glowing.