Written by Maria Nichol
This week, we’re putting the spotlight on Hydration Heroes, with seven gold standard products guaranteed to have you feeling beautiful from the inside out. Dreaming of glowing summer skin? We got you. You can easily create the ultimate pamper at home experience with these radiance restorers, and we’re here to show you how it’s done.
Cleansing is the key to establishing a clean slate for our skin because it’s all about building a strong foundation, right?
IN THE AM AND PM…
Opt for NUXE’s Very Rose Cleansing Gel Mask, a formula that provides effective action against pollution as well as an incredible sensation of freshness. Apply to a damp face, massaging in circular movements to remove stubborn impurities before rinsing with water.
IN THE AM…
Banish shiny summer skin with a reliable toner, the perfect remedy to leave a clean, oil-free complexion. Restore your skin’s natural pH balance with skinSense’s Micellar Toner, made with cooling watermint extract and hyaluronic acid for instant hydration. Spray onto a cotton pad until damp, then sweep across the face for instant refreshment.
IN THE PM…
This pH-balanced toner is perfect for getting rid of the last of your stubborn makeup after you cleanse.
Holiday skin is all about a healthy glow, and that’s where your skin-perfecting serums come in.
IN THE AM AND PM…
Biovène is famed for its luxurious yet accessible skincare, and their Hyaluronic Acid Serum is a beauty cabinet must-have. The perfect does-it-all treatment, it works hard to hydrate, improve firmness and diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
For a luxurious super serum, look no further than Dr Sebagh’s powerful hyaluronic acid-rich formula that instantly leaves the skin feeling smoother and tighter. Restoring radiance to the skin, this famous formula fits flexibly into your routine and can be used day or night, on its own, or combined with other skincare.
Summer season means a light moisturiser is needed, and that’s where a day cream is vital.
IN THE AM OR PM…
Skin Academy’s Zero Day Cream is beautifully scented, enriched with shea butter and coconut oil and made with all-natural vegan ingredients so it’s kind to all skin types.
Gently massage the cream into clean, dry skin daily for instant hydration.
If pollution protection is a focus, the Crème Fraiche Normal Cream by NUXE is ideal. Moisturising with the use of natural plant milks and algae extracts, it leaves you feeling hydrated and refreshed for up to 48 hours.
Experts unanimously agree that the most important part of your skincare routine is protection. Year-round, it’s important to make sure the products you’re using have SPF to ensure your skin is shielded from harmful rays.
IN THE AM AND PM…
It’s also key to provide protection for particularly dry or vulnerable skin, and that’s where XO Balm comes in. A natural balm focuses on providing the skin with a matte, water-resistant layer for whenever your skin needs extra protection. It can be applied to the hands and nails, for styling the hair or simply hydrating the body.
IN THE PM
The evening is the ideal time to kick back and treat yourself, giving the skin some time to repair itself after a long day exposed to a variety of elements. Treat yourself to a spa-at-home experience with Oh K!’s hydrogel mask. Packed with juicy prickly pears from Jeju Island, this iridescent two-part mask locks in moisture leaving the skin feeling super fresh. For a high-end mask, apply a generous layer of Dr Sebagh’s Serum Repair Hyaluronic Acid to the skin for 10 minutes. Go on, treat yourself.
Or, to treat tired tresses in the PM, opt for We Are Paradoxx’s Hangover Hair Elixir, a handy treatment that works hard to rehydrate hangover-like hair, smoothing frizz and breathing new life into damaged locks. Just a small amount on towel-dried hair will do the trick if you’re looking for a leave-in treatment, or simply apply to dry hair for a sleek finish.