Summer is almost here which means it’s time we started thinking about sunscreen, humidity fighters and razors. To makes things a little easier for you we have compiled a list of our must have summer beauty essentials so you know exactly what you need and why this summer.
For Your Face
Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream Oil-free RRP$17.49
Since its launch last year, the original Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream has taken the beauty world by storm and now this prescriptive Oil-free BB Cream will create a new generation of BB lovers. Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB cream Oil-free combats shiny, oily skin, by combining the power of ultra-absorbent mineral pigments for an immediate matte look and perfect, even-toned skin. It works in five ways – reduces imperfections, moisturises, gives skin a healthy glow, delivers a beautiful matte finish to skin and provides all-important sun protection with SPF 15.
Yes to Carrots Daily Facial Moisturiser with SPF 15 RRP $29.99
Earn brownie points with your skin! Yes to Carrots Daily Facial Moisturiser with SPF 15 is a multi-tasking lotion that hydrates while protecting skin from UVA and UVB rays. Now you can run, jump and play outside all day because the antioxidant properties of carrots in the Yes to Carrots Daily Facial Moisturiser with SPF 15 help protect tender sensitive skin from external effects, such as wind and extreme temperatures.
COOLA LIPLUX in Peppermint Vanilla SPF 15 RRP $17.50
Don’t forget your lips this summer! This all-in-one lip treatment moisturises and protects with SPF15 broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen protection. The vitamin and antioxidant enriched formula soothes and nourishes, while the unique blend of fruit butters like Raspberry and Avocado hydrate the delicate skin of the lips. The lusciously refreshing Peppermint Vanilla scent will make you want to say MUAH!
La Mav Rosa Damascena Hydrating Mist RRP $54.90
La Mav Rosa Damascena Hydrating Mist is the perfect skincare companion, formulated specifically to instantly refresh and revitalise the skin. Housed in a specially designed spritzer pump, this gentle alcohol-free toner mist goes straight to work to rebalance the skin’s pH and stimulate its natural radiance with a combination of refreshing and revitalising natural ingredients. After cleansing, spray the mist gently all over your face and neck or apply with a wet makeup pad or spritz on over makeup throughout the day or during travel, to refresh and revitalize tired or dull skin.
Oral-B Triumph with Smart Guide RRP $214.62
Summer is full of family get-togethers around the bbq and group photos to capture every moment, so make sure you have the perfect smile and power through the summer holidays with Oral-B Triumph with Smart Guide. The clever power toothbrush is Oral-B’s most technologically advanced, state-of-the-art power toothbrush to hit the market with a wireless display and customised settings to enhance cleaning performance.
INIKA Mineral Foundation RRP $69.00
Inika Mineral foundations act as a concealer, foundation, powder and SPF20 sun protector in one. They provide superior coverage and are perfect for people with skin conditions such as acne, scarring, rosacea or pigmentation. With exceptional performance and pure ingredients, Inika mineral foundations provide your skin with a flawless finish, with a natural and radiant look, without clogging pores or irritating skin. The inclusion of Zinc Oxide offers a high level of sun protection (SPF 20) making it a must-have for the summer.
L’Oréal Paris Mega Volume Collagene 24HR Waterproof RRP$29.99
Our favourite L’Oréal Paris mascara now comes in waterproof, a must when you are spending all day in the water! Collagen spheres in the formula plump up to 9 times their initial size and retain water for up to 24 hours. Every lash is infused with mega volume that lasts all day long!
JOHNSON’S® Daily Essentials Nourishing Facial Cleansing Wipes RRP $9.99
JOHNSON’S Daily Essentials Nourishing Facial Cleansing Wipes are a summer must have. They help to remove make-up, cleanse and tone in one easy step. During summer our skin can become oily and sweaty from the summer heat. These wipes help to maintain our skin balance due to their vitamin E content which add moisture to dry and sensitive skin leaving your face fresh for a day in the sun.
For Your Hair
Kérastase Soleil Aqua Seal Swim Protection Cream RRP$40.00
Chlorine is one of the most damaging factors for holiday hair, particularly for coloured hair. Protect your hair from the harsh, harmful effects with this luxurious waterproof effect fluid protection cream. When warmed into the hands Aqua Seal transforms from a cream into a delicate fluid to help you achieve perfectly distributed, tangle free conditioning and advanced waterproof effect protection from chlorinated or salt water.
Wella SP Sun Spray RRP $34
Summer brings with it hot days spent outside, in the water and at the beach, however it also can cause damage and discolouration to our hair. Wella SP Sun Spray is a summer must have as it is a spray containing UV Protection which helps to protect your hair from the sun and its harsh UV rays. Protecting our skin is the most important part of summer however our hair needs protecting too. Wella SP Sun Spray helps to re-hydrate thirsty summer hair shielding it from harmful sun damage and discolouration. Not only does this spray aid in protection for your hair but will also leave it looking strong, healthy and shiny.
Wella Professionals Ocean Spritz RRP $27
If its not trying to get the ultimate ‘sun-kissed’ tan look it’s the strive we take to achieving the ultimate ‘beach-hair’ look. Wella Professionals Ocean Spritz helps you to create that matte carefree beach hair-do. After a day at the beach our hair can look a little unconditioned but with Wella Professionls Ocean Spritz you can style your hair into that messy look and maintain it by simply spraying it onto dry hair to achieve the beach style we all desire.
Redken Powder Refresh 01 RRP$36.00
Bring full-bodied, matte hair back to life with Powder Refresh 01, the first dry shampoo from Redken. The fine aerosol mist instantly absorbs the hair’s excess oil and neutralises odours to leave hair refreshed and clean-looking. Suitable for all hair types, the dry shampoo blends into each strand and leaves no residue. Ideal for taking on road trips when you can’t always guarantee you will have the use of a shower.
Sebastian Professional Color Ignite MULTI Shampoo RRP $12.00 & Conditioner RRP $12.00
During summer and while out enjoying yourself with your friends, the last thing you want on your well-deserved break is to have your colour fizzle and fade. To safeguard your tresses, make sure you pack the new Sebastian Professional Color Ignite shampoo and conditioner, which will keep your colour thriving. Featuring an innovative ‘Smart Colour Complex’ this ingenious formula specifically reads and responds to the unique needs of coloured hair. It not only prolongs your hue, but also helps repair and fortify your tresses against any damage you might put it through.
For Your Body
Trilogy Instant Bronzing Gel RRP $35.90
Quick-drying and easy to apply, Trilogy’s unique formulation provides an immediate golden shimmer to skin in need of a vacation. The initial application develops into a rich bronze tan over 2-3 hours, without sun exposure, and leaves skin with a gorgeous golden glow.
M&R Essentials Certified Organic Tamanu Oil RRP $28.90 (25ml)
M&R Essentials Certified Organic Tamanu Oil could be described as ‘first aid in a bottle’. Cold-pressed from the seeds of the Tamanu tree, this wonder oil is the perfect summer weapon against all sorts of ailments, from healing sunburn, cuts, scrapes, burns, insect bites and stings, abrasions, acne and acne scars to treating psoriasis, diabetic sores, dry or scaly skin, blisters and eczema. Apply a few drops to your skin after cleansing. M&R’s Organic Tamanu Oil can take the place of your usual moisturiser on both face and body.
Weleda Sea Buckthorn Replenishing Body Lotion RRP $36.90
Dry skin requires extra nourishment from a body lotion, and Weleda Sea Buckthorn Replenishing Body Lotion promises to protect skin from moisture loss and activate its self-regulating moisture functions. Packed with essential fatty acids and vitamin-rich oil from organic sea buckthorn, mallow extract and shea butter, skin is visibly cared for, and left feeling supple and moisturised.
NIVEA Sensitive Protect Deodorant Roll On 50ml RRP $4.89
The new NIVEA Sensitive Protect Deodorant range contains an effective 48h formula that has been especially developed to minimise skin irritations. The deodorant range is enriched with calming Avocado Oil & Chamomile Extracts, and is completely free from alcohol, colourants, and preservatives.
NEUTROGENA® Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunblock SPF 70 RRP $22.99
There is nothing more important than protecting our skin against the harsh rays of the summer sun. NEUTROGENA® Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunblock SPF70is a broad-spectrum, high protection sunscreen which absorbs excess sunscreen oil, leaving a lightweight, non-shiny finish. Applying sunscreen lotion when at the beach can be annoying but with the easy application of the body mist we do not have to deal with sticky hands. NEUTROGENA® Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunblock SPF70 is non-comedogenic, and contains helioplex technology to give stabilised protection from the sun’s UVA rays and is suitable for sensitive skin. Dermatologist tested.