9 Essential Beauty Products You Need This Summer

Summer is approaching which means that it’s time for all things sun, dewiness and natural glows. 

Where beauty is concerned, summer is about replacing rich and heavy products for more weightless creams, serums and makeup products. It’s also about ensuring that your skin is sun-ready and protected. 

So, here is our list of essential beauty product you’ll be needing this summer! 

Sun protection

It should come as no surprise that our number one summer beauty essential is sunscreen. Although sunscreen should be worn throughout every season, during summer, skipping a day of SPF is not an option. 

We all know that sun protection reduces UV exposure to the skin, actively protecting our skin from sun damage. But, we also know how difficult it can be to find a sunscreen that doesn’t leave an unappealing and stubborn white cast. 

Omorovicza Mineral UV Shield SPF 30 is formulated with minerals, zinc and titanium dioxide. This means that it physically blocks the skin from coming into contact with both UVA AND UVB rays. Vitamin C also provides antioxidant protection, helping to prevent age spots and hyperpigmentation. Unlike many sunscreens that provide a thick, sometimes overbearing layer of protection, this product is weightless and blendable. This non-suffocating formula will leave skin delicate and will not clog pores, making it perfect for all skin types. 

In fact, it can also be used as the perfect makeup primer. Just apply to clean skin before makeup. 

Sun Intolerance Photo Regul by Institut Estherderm is also a great lightweight sunscreen. This product reduces the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation whilst balancing out your complexion.

Hair and body oil 

Moisture, moisture, moisture! The key to radiant, soft skin this summer. Primark Beauty have created an affordable, multi-use hair and body oil. The PS… Actives Sheer Glow Strength and Condition Hair & Body Oil nourishes the skin whilst acting as a leave-in oil for hair. Containing vitamin E, argan oil and carrot oil, this oil is guaranteed to keep you moisturised from head to toe. 

Super Serum by MadebySunday is divinely magical. A few drops of this will have any dryness or irritation gone! Their formula combines hemp seed oil and watermelon seed oil (rich in vitamin B). So, it soothes the skin whilst controlling skin oil production and reducing pores and breakouts. Amazing, right? A non-greasy glow, perfect for the upcoming season. 

Self-tanner 

St Moriz Advanced Colour Correcting Tanning Mousse was designed to give the skin a natural bronze. It works like a colour correcting primer, using olive undertones that neutralise red tones. This aims to create an even and natural looking glow. 

Packed with vitamin B5 and hyaluronic acid, it provides long lasting hydration. 

The brand highly recommends the medium shade for those with pink and red undertones and dark for olive and yellow skin tones. 

Razor

Hair removal is never mandatory. Even if it is bikini season, it is completely your choice whether you want to remove your body hair. One brand that advocate for that is Estrid. 

They have completely changed the shaving game and made shaving fun by creating a colourful range of razors. Estrid razors are cute, vegan, affordable and super smooth (best shave I’ve ever had). Encased in cocoa butter, aloe vera and shea butter, you’re guaranteed an effortless shave every single time. 

With their subscription-based starter kit, you receive two razor blades, a matching wall mount and a razor of your choice. Choose from 5 different colours and have the best shave ever! 

Face Mask 

Just as protective face masks are important, so are face masks that make your skin shine. A little face prep to make the skin glow before applying makeup or even before going to bed is the key to ultimate radiance. The Frank Body Glow Mask boosts the skin in just five minutes. Their illuminating formula filled with the brands staple ingredient, coffee, promotes collagen production. Meaning, the skin is plumper and more energised. The same way you would feel if you had a coffee, you know? Crammed full of vitamin C goodness, shea and cocoa butter, this mask helps to prevent dryness as well. 

Beach wave spray 

Whether you make it to the beach this year or not, beach waves are attainable with the OGX Texture+ Moroccan Sea Salt Wave Spray. Infused with sea salt and argan oil, this spray locks in moisture whilst creating effortless waves. Simply spritz over damp or dry hair, scrunch and leave to airdry. 

Face mist 

Whilst some might view face mists as just water, it is actually a very useful beauty product. Face mists like the Institut Esthederm Eua Cellulaire Mist, fight dryness and brightens dull complexions. Enriched with hyaluronic acid, it is a powerful tool which reactivates cellular youth for more younger looking skin. 

Use a face mist on your face and body this summer, before or after your makeup for the ultimate hydration. 

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Danielle Woods

Magazine journalism and publishing graduate, who enjoys creating content focused on beauty, lifestyle and anything considered 'taboo'. Always working to create an easygoing but informative space for her work. Loves all things skincare, makeup, online shopping, music and writing the occasional poem or two.

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