After magenta tinted sunsets faded into the ever-glowing horizons, and Italian days spent laughing among friends over bowls of spaghetti vongole in the Mediterranean sun, our complexions have taken the heat.
Yes, those seaside naps resulting in caramel tans, leaving a sprinkling of dusted freckles across our noses and shoulders, worth totally worth it. But despite how fun basking in the rays might have been, temperatures sky-rocketed all over the world this summer, and our skin has absorbed much of that negative impact. It’s no question; it’s time for a few products to help boost our post-summer skin recovery. As we get swept away in the leaves and breezes of the autumnal season, our skin needs the restoration time all the same. We have compiled the best products for rejuvenation and restoration, healing the damage, while maintaining the carefree energy of summer.
Natura Bissé Diamond Luminous Glowing Mask is a saving grace for dull and damaged skin. It’s luxurious texture hydrates and soothes, as well as smooths skin. Leave it on for 20 minutes to reduce hyperpigmentation and blast your skin with that wave of moisture it is craving. The dryness of summer will not be able to stand this magical mask.
A cult favourite and dermatologist approved product, the SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Antioxidant Serum is lightning in a bottle. Proven to deliver 8 times the environmental protection, this serum helps prevent free radical damage, sun-soaked skin will benefit from this serum’s ability to improve fine lines and wrinkles. With a chemical composition of 15% pure vitamin C, an active L-ascorbic acid, combined with 1% vitamin E and 0.5% ferulic acid, this product gives the skin the protection it needs to fight all sorts of environmental damage. This serum is armed and ready to fight any problem thrown it’s way, leaving skin glowing and firm.
Refine your skin and protect it from the sun's violet rays with Perricone No Makeup Foundation Serum Broad Spectrum SPF 20. It’s simultaneously skin improving, whilst also giving the skin a semi-matte finish that can be built upon to create more coverage depending on your preference. Get the best of both world’s by strengthening your skin and look fabulous while doing it. The serum is infused with daisy flower extract and neuropeptides to lighten dark spots and even skin tone.
After long summer days, and equally long summer nights, our skin is in need of this ultra-refurbishing treatment. Luckily, the Sisley Restorative Facial Cream is the perfect antidote to dull and tired skin. Infused with shea butter, it’s healing properties and creamy texture will soothe your irritations and leave a finish as soft as silk. Revitalising and reparative, this is the cream you need in your cabinet following the damage of summer sun.
Multitask like a champion with The Comfort Duo by Dr. Sam, which comes with two products: The Flawless Revival Mask and The Flawless Lip. Restore your skin barrier and soften your lips with these two synergistic formulations, creating long-lasting hydration and skin resilience.
Augustinus Bader has a mass beauty following for a reason. With cutting-edge stem cell research and formulas that pack a punch, you will notice the difference in your skin almost immediately. All coming from the mind of skin care pioneer and genius, Professor Augustinus Bader himself, summer skin will rejoice with use of The Cream. Using the patented Trigger Factor Complex (TFC8) that works to unlock the skin’s innate code and ignite regeneration, this iconic product comes in two formulation types: Light and Rich, depending on your skin's needs. Let ths product do the heavy lifting, watch as all the summer sun damage simple melts away.
After your locks have turned golden in the sunlight, and wavy from the surf, sometimes that exposure can leave hair brittle and damaged. The L’Huile De Leonor Greyl is a perfect remedy for tangled, dehydrated locks. As a pre-shampoo treatment oil, it serves as a protective layer from sun and water. It can also be used as styling oil; pour three drops into your hand and run through the ends of your hair for gloss, shine, and ultra protection.
The Hyper Even Fade and Glow AHA Mask is a sure fire way to bring summer skin to life after the wear and tear. With a killer combination fo AHA-duo, glycolic acid (5%) and mandelic acid (5%), pores will cheer as these ingriendents work to clean and nourish. Dark spots will cease to exist with the addition of bearberry and niacinamide, on top of sea buckthorn to stop breakouts from rising to the surface. Lay back and relax as this mask gives your skin all the healing treatment it needs to look fresh as a daisy.
Pai Skincare Light Work Rosehip Cleansing Oil leaves dirt and grime in the dust with it’s gently cleansing formulation. Made for sensitive skin, it expertly removes makeup, SPF, and environmental pollution. With Omegas 3, 6, and 9, these ingredients activate repair cycles and work in sync with Carotenoids, which use antioxidants to fight exterior damage. The skin will feel clean and moisturized without feeling stripped of the natural oils that give it a soft glow.
Tatcha has set the standard for clean beauty that produces incredible results, and The Clarifying Clay Mask is proof of that combination. A temperature-changing, colour-changing facial treatment that gets results in three minutes. Using Okinawa kucha clay, found in the earth on the Japanese islands of Okinawa, the clay is mineral rich and absorbs oil from the skin’s pores. Once applied to the face, you can lightly massage it into the skin, turning it a light red colour that generates a warming sensation brought on by the use of Japanese volcanic ash. Achieve both purification and hydration, as this mask brings your skin to a whole new level of radiance.
With all the focus on the face and decolletage, treat your body to a little luxury with the Costa Brazil Exfoliante Para O Corpo Body Scrub. Scrub and rinse away all the dry and dead skin to brush off impurities and restore vibrance to your whole body. The scrub uses only the most premium ingredients, such as Vitamin B and crushed murumuru seeds for long lasting and satisfying results. Keep your tan alive and fresh.