Summer Beauty Shelf: 12 additions that we wish we’d discovered sooner…

ICONIC London’s Super Smoother Blurring Skin Tint, £27

ICONIC London’s hero product, the Super Smoother Blurring Skin Tint, does what it says on the tin… or bottle for that matter. This lightweight, ultra-hydrating skin tint dries down to a satin-matte finish for a blurred and flawless look on a summer night out!

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Dr Pawpaw Shea Butter Lip Balm, £9.25

This award-winning, 100% natural, multi-tasking balm is packed full of Pawpaw (papaya), Aloe Vera, Olive Oil and Shea Butter. The Shea Butter Balm can be used in a variety of ways on the lips, skin and hair; hydrate lips, nourish dry cuticles and patches of skin or shape brows and tame flyaways. This nourishing multi-tasking balm contains calming and healing properties that work to soothe sun-scorched skin and provide relief.

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Embryolisse Lait-Crème Multi Protection SPF 20, £20.99

The brilliance of the original Embryolisse Lait-Crème formula is no hidden secret in the beauty world, but this protective cream is now on our favourites list for the best day cream and SPF combos. Bursting with texture-smoothing shea butter and blue light, this 7-in-1 multi-acting cream forms a thin, satiny veil of protection like no other. Deliciously nourishing and lightweight, prep your skin for your make up routine with this must-try cream and stay barrier-boosted against harmful UV rays with added SPF. We predict healthy-looking radiance all day long…

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Age Defy+ Daily SPF30 Moisturiser by Green People, £42

SPF has long been considered the secret to eternal youth and Green People has created a facial SPF that encapsulates the essence of everlasting beauty to help keep skin fresh, firm and protected against sun damage. A combination of science and nature helps Age Defy+ Daily SPF30 Moisturiser to effectively protect against the visible signs of sun-induced skin ageing. SPF30 sun filters defend against sun rays while natural antioxidants neutralise free radical activity and help to protect skin cells from premature ageing. With all the usual green and anti-cruelty credentials that we know and love from one of our favourite conscious quality brands.

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Pearl Beauty’s Translucent Setting Powder, £24

With the current humid heatwave, we’re all searching for the must-have powder to keep our makeup in place. Well we’ve found one, that’s celebrity-approved! Sophie Ellis-Bextor was spotted wearing Pearl Beauty’s Translucent Powder in her recent Sunday Brunch appearance. This is a lightweight formula that gives you the perfect soft focused, almost filtered appearance, while controlling shine without adding weight or texture to your skin – perfect for the summer heat. It also contains multiple humectant ingredients (caprylic/capric triglyceride, cetyl ethylhexanoate, ethylhexylglycerin) which keeps skin moisturised and hydrated so it doesn’t look cakey with powder, but soft and natural.

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ALTERNA Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture CC Cream, £35.85

The CC Cream provides 10 benefits in just one step: moisture, smoothness, anti-breakage, light hold, manageability, shine, softness, heat protection, UV protection and strength. It can be used as a primer for the layering of other styling products, as a styling cream or as a treatment, and it’s formulated with two key ingredients – Caviar Extract and Sea Silk, for healthy, youthful-looking hair.

Top tip: Take your Replenishing Moisture CC Cream in your beach bag and apply on to your hair after swimming in the pool/sea. The product will work to provide hair with UV protection whilst also keeping it moisturised to avoid colour fade and dryness.

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AMEŌN 3-step Programme, from £60

Cool down and rejuvenate in one go. AMEON’s 3-step ‘Cryo ritual’ was pioneered by Founder Alina Mehrle, whose struggles with breast cancer and chemo at the age of 30 led her to discover Cryotherapy. Alina worked with leading scientists for over 2 years to develop an elevated ‘at-home’ skin-icing practice. By fusing together a harmonious blend of clean ingredients, healing mineral energy and biotech magic, AMEŌN’s revolutionary 3-step programme was born. This consists of the Frozen Essence (£60) where ice Cube Serums are massaged into the face, causing blood vessels to constrict and then dilate, pulsing oxygen and nutrients into skin cells promoting hydration and rejuvenating skin; The Aurora Glow or Baby Buddha Serums £95, full of active ingredients to target your skin’s specific needs; and the Cream Diamond Moisturiser (£85), enriched with antioxidants and peptides to deeply nourish and increase skin resilience.

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Skin Proud Smooth Talk Serum, £12.95

Boost your skincare routine with Smooth Talk 2% hyaluronic acid serum. Containing a rejuvenating peptide, clarifying pineapple extract, and skin-softening hyaluronic acid, this serum locks in moisture for the appearance of plumped and hydrated skin all year round.

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Green People Scent Free Facial Sun Cream SPF30, £25.50

This delivers high broad-spectrum sun protection with effective UVA & UVB filters whilst also keeping sensitive skin beautifully soft and balanced. Made with moisture-binding Aloe Vera and antioxidant-rich plant extracts, this easy-to-apply vegan formula also has built-in water repellence. In addition, Inulin Prebiotics support a balanced microbiome whilst Green Tea guards against collagen breakdown.

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This is a multi-tasking summer essential that offers everyday protection for all skin types including sensitive skin. Perfect for all the family, the new improved formula launches soon. Offering broad-spectrum sun protection, it also contains Aloe Vera to gentle soothe as it hydrates. Cocoa & Sunflower Seed Oils soften the skin and help to reduce moisture loss while Myrhh works to reduce irritation and inflammation. For free radical defence, it includes antioxidant-rich plant actives including Green Tea, Rosemary extract and Edelweiss, an alpine plant which has evolved to withstand high levels of UV at altitude and acts as a natural UV booster.

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And finally, some summer supplements…

Myrkl, 30 for £30

Myrkl is an innovative new food supplement invented in 1990 by De Faire Medical in Sweden and perfected over 30 years of research and development. Its science-based formula contains a proprietary mix of high-performing bacteria (Bacillus Subtilis and Bacillus Coagulans), L-Cysteine and Vitamin B12 to help the body process alcohol to avoid the unpleasant side effects of drinking. The perfect thing to keep in your handbag for impromptu after-work alfrescos.

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Altrient Magnesium Liposomal Supplements, £82.96

Magnesium is nature’s mineral sedative, helping to decompress the nervous system and regulate melatonin, which guides sleep-wake cycles in your body. Magnesium is also an essential co-factor required for hundreds of cellular processes in the body, it helps protect skin from external damage by regulating cellular regeneration and repair and it helps to stabilise hormonal imbalances, including lowering cortisol levels which when increased can cause increased oil production in your skin glands and lead to clogged pores and acne breakouts. Pioneers in liposomal supplementation, Altrient, guarantee that thanks to their liposomal formulation, the body receives exactly what it needs, allowing for a high level of absorption and efficiency.

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