It’s no secret that I love beauty and skincare, and I’m always on the lookout to try new products especially during the summer months. If you’re like me, your skin goes all different kinds of crazy during the hotter months and I try to limit the amount of products I use when on holidays.
When we jetted off to Lanzarote this year, I was determined to use minimal products on my skin and try to give it a bit of detox for a change. I chose 5 of my favourite products to share with you and inspire you to maybe try some new things out yourself.
From the left is 2 beauties from Dermalogica: The Solar Defense Booster SPF 30 and the Solar Shield SPF15. These two are a godsend on holidays and in hot weather in general. We used the Solar Shield on our nose and lips during prime heat of the day and also incorporated the Defense Booster into moisturiser and used it mostly around the face and hairline. These are not replacement products for sun care so we merely used them on top of our normal products, however they smell great and don’t leave you feeling sticky or coated which is great. We will definitely be buying them again in future.
Next up is the SBC Aloe Vera Gel which is my favourite type of aftersun product. The lovely folks at SBC sent me this last year to test out with another of their products after posting a review about 2 of their other gel products a friend gave me. I love this range and find the gel products are the best on the market. The Aloe Gel is great for cooling in the fridge and then slathering on after being in the sun/heat. Just like the Dermalogica products, I will definitely buy this again.
When it came to moisturiser, there was only one choice this summer, in the form of Caudalie moisturising sorbet. This beautiful moisturiser is exactly like a sorbet and just melts away into the skin. It’s not thick or too heavy which is perfect for summer and smells lovely and floral. It also acts as a great primer before putting any concealer or foundation on.
Last but by no means least is Girl Meets Pearl from Benefit. I know, I know, I’m stupidly late for the Benefit train but I honestly never bothered with the brand before. I was lucky enough to win a little set and this was in it so I gave it a go. I love highlighter but on holiday I’d rather not cake myself in powder of any fashion. This gorgeous pearl glow is great for dabbing onto cheekbones and letting it shine away. I will most definitely purchase a full size version in the future.
Hope you enjoyed reading, let me know in the comments if there’s any other summer products you wear by and I should check out.