SUMMER SKIN

The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and Summer is practically here. Changing your skincare as the weather changes is as important as changing your wardrobe. Just as we do with clothes, our face and body need lighter ingredients, that will nourish and protect across the spring and summer months. Read on for Fani Mari’s easy product swaps and your absolute must-haves this season.


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THE CLEANSER

EMMA HARDIE

MORINGA LIGHT CLEANSING GEL

The new and lighter balm/gel hybrid by Emma Hardie was created as a lighter cleanser to follow the award-winning bestselling Moringa Cleansing Balm. The ingredients like moringa, grapeseed and sweet almond oil will help cleanse the skin and breakdown makeup, while the moringa seed peptides protect against pollution, add radiance and the sea fennel extract improves skin’s barrier function and restores water balance. The ingredients and light texture make it perfect for the summer time, use morning and night to cleanse and nourish the skin.


100ml, £34

www.emmahardie.co



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THE EYE ESSENCE

SANOFLORE

AQUA HYPNOTICA ESSENCE

Your eyes will benefit from lighter creams while the weather warms up, why not try this brand-new product from Sanoflore? It’s an essence that will nourish and hydrate the delicate eye and lash area. The ingredients include naturally-derived caffeine to de-puff eyes, and hyaluronic acid to hydrate. Pour one or two drops on hands and apply across your undereye. To de-puff even further this can be kept in the fridge, the cold will be soothing on your eyes!

75ml, £19

www.sanoflore.fr



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THE ACTIVE INGREDIENT

INDEED LABS

BAKUCHIOL PADS

Active ingredients are essential all year round, and if you are afraid of using retinol products (vitamin A derivatives) during the summer months, then this new innovative product should be part of your skincare routine. Bakuchiol (pronounced buh-koo-chee-all) it’s a natural alternative to retinol, that has been part of Ayurveda for centuries. These pads not only contain enough product for your face, neck and décolletage, but can also be used during the day, when pregnant/breastfeeding or if you have sensitive skin. They are resurfacing, firming and will help your skin regenerate. Use after cleansing and before your moisturiser. Also, the pads are 100% cotton and fully biodegradable.

£19.99

www.boots.com



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THE SERUM

INKEY LIST

POLYGLUTAMIC ACID

The Inkey List aims to educate consumers by featuring full product names. As part of their innovative technology they have just added a new serum called Polyglutamic Acid, as part of their ‘Innovation Line’. Polyglutamic Acid actually holds 4 times the weight of hyaluronic acid – which in case you didn’t know, holds 1,000 times its weight in water. The result? Very hydrated skin, but thanks to its lightweight consistency there’s no greasiness, good for the warmer months.

£12.99

www.cultbeauty.com



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THE MOISTURISER

DR SAM’S

FLAWLESS MOISTURISER

No matter your skin type, spring and summer are meant for lighter textures for our moisturisers. Dr Sam’s Flawless Moisturiser will hydrate sufficiently but won’t clog your skin or pores, thanks to restorative ingredients, like niacinamide (vitamin B5) and gel-cream texture. It can be layered up as necessary depending on your skin’s needs. The 5% niacinamide will also help with hyperpigmentation and acne.

£25

https://drsambunting.com/



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THE SPF

SKINCEUTICALS

ULTRA FACIAL DEFENSE SPF 50

SPF is absolutely essential all year round, not only when the sun shines! You might want to change your sunscreen in the summer, and this broad-spectrum (meaning it protects from both UVA and UVB rays) SPF 50+ will protect you through the warmer months. Remember to apply about a teaspoon of product, and the SPF of creams and foundations sadly doesn’t count or add up, you always need a separate sunscreen!

30ml, £37

www.skinceuticals.co.uk



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THE MIST

BYBI

MEGA MIST

An extra step, particularly helpful for the hot tube rides or afternoons spent in the park, a face mist will hydrate and refresh your face. It will also act as a setting spray, so don’t be afraid of spraying over your makeup. This one from vegan, natural brand BYBI is packed with hyaluronic acid, a humectant (meaning it will attract moisture) to keep you fresh and cool all day long. The glass bottle makes it kinder to the environment too.

50ml, £26

www.bybi.com



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THE TOOL

HAYO’U METHOD

THE BEAUTY RESTORER

Gua Sha tools have risen to fame this past year, but in fact have been used for centuries as part of Chinese Medicine. Made using Xiuyan jade, known for its restorative properties, this is the best tool to use for lymphatic drainage. No more puffy face or under eyes! Not to mention taking a few minutes for yourself will calm you down, and help you manage any stress that might come your way. Founder Katie Bridle offers helpful videos on how to use the different tools in the range.

£38

www.hayoumethod.com