Summer Must-Haves: This Season’s Essentials

The Organic Pharmacy Cellular Protection Sunscreen, £39.95

We all know by now how important it is to protect our skin from the sun all year round, but it’s especially important as the weather hots up. This is a hydrating broad-spectrum mineral sun protection suitable for both the face and body, with extracts of Rosehip and Calendula.

Available from www.theorganicpharmacy.com

Atlas The Brand Caftan Bundle, £100

The perfect summer cover-up: easy to throw over a swimming costume and chic enough to wear for evening drinks by the pool. The caftan is one summer holiday clothing item that belongs in every wheely suitcase. This caftan bundle from Atlas The Brand are 100% cotton and come in 5 colour options, choose your two favourites when you purchase the bundle. Atlas The Brand is a new sustainable fashion brand who conceptualises traditional garments from across the globe with a modern twist, and each design is ethically tailored in its country of origin.

Available from www.atlasthebrand.com

Zerowater Water Filter 10 Cup, £34.99

Another essential thing to consider during summer is adequate hydration, but we want to avoid negating all our efforts by consuming chemicals found in most tap water. A water filter such as this one by Zerowater can provide delicious drinking water on demand. Five technologies work together to remove virtually all dissolved solids from your water. It also reduces 99% of all Fluoride from your water.

The first layer of filtration, activated carbon and oxidation reduction alloy, removes the chlorine taste you are accustomed to with tap water. The Ion Exchange stage removes virtually all dissolved solids that may be leftover from public water systems or even leached into your water from piping, such as aluminium, lead, zinc, nitrates, and more. Three additional stages are included to remove other contaminants and ensure your water receives the appropriate amount of treatment time to deliver water that has virtually zero dissolved solids.

Available from www.zerowater.co.uk

Crossrope Skipping Rope (includes free app with workouts)

Get into shape this summer with skipping. Crossropes are lightly-weighted, portable, compact, and low-impact skipping ropes ranging from 1/4 – 5lbs. With Crossrope skipping ropes and the free Crossrope app, you have access to full-body workouts that combine strength, cardio, fat-burning and muscle building into condensed HIIT, strength, and endurance workouts that are suited for all fitness levels.

Available from www.crossrope.com

Inessa BioSoothe, £38.99

BioSoothe by Inessa is a unique combination of nutrients and plant extracts shown to exert anti-inflammatory effects in the human body. With 9 active ingredients that influence at least one of the body’s processes for causing inflammation, each of which acts on a separate inflammatory pathway. Reducing inflammation in the body is essential to our health and wellbeing and will contribute to us feeling our best and enjoying all that summer has to offer.

Available from www.inessawellness.com

Fudge Aqua Shine Serum, £15.50

Designed to leave the ultimate weightless, smoothing gloss finish, the Aqua Shine Serum leaves hair with long-lasting shine and defence against humidity. Fudge’s “weather shield” technology creates a virtual umbrella of protection against resistance and frizz, while infused hyaluronic acid and “shine-lock” technology to envelope each strand, smoothing down cuticles for the ultimate smoothness.

Available from www.beautybay.com

Jabra 45h Bluetooth Headphones, £89.99

There’s nothing quite like strolling through the city in the sunshine with your favourite tunes playing in your ears. Walk for hours without worrying about battery life with these Bluetooth headphones from Jabra. Boasting 50 hours of playback time, comfortable ear pads and a totally wireless listening experience, these headphones are one thing you won’t want to leave home without. Available in 4 ultra-stylish colourways.

Available from www.jabra.co.uk

Goldfaden MD Mist RX, $48

Quench a dull and dehydrated complexion with Dr. Goldfaden’s ultra-fine mist that infuses an extra boost of minerals, skin-nourishing antioxidants and nutrients anytime it feels stressed or dehydrated. Perfect to keep summer skin looking tip-top.

Available from www.goldfadenmd.com

ENSŌ Matcha Tea Pack, £24.99

ENSŌ Matcha is grown by centuries-old tea farming families in Uji, Kyoto, the most pristine tea farming region in Japan. Produced in small batches, the leaves are hand-picked and carefully separated from the stems before being lightly roasted and stone ground into a vibrant green powder. The Ceremonial Matcha is delicately sweet with no bitterness, for those who like to enjoy the full, complex flavours of matcha on its own. Everyday Matcha is perfect when you want the vibrant colour and flavour of matcha to shine through other ingredients, yet delicate and smooth enough to be enjoyed on its own. The perfect summer pick-me-up beverage with a whole host of health benefits to boot.

Avaialble from www.ensomatcha.co.uk

Perricone MD No Make-up Contouring Set, £87

Define, sculpt and perfect facial contours with this anti-ageing SPF contouring collection by Perricone MD. Multi-adapting pigments infused with high-performance skincare firm and tone whilst Vitamin C Ester brightens the skin, diffusing visible imperfections and sun damage. A broad-spectrum, non-chemical SPF protects facial contours from harmful UVA and UVB rays, preventing accelerated signs of ageing whilst firming and imparting maximum hydration.

Available from www.perriconemd.co.uk

 

Pure Anada White Grapefruit and Lime Hand and Body Wash, £9.50

Soften and cleanse your skin daily with this gentle, moisturizing hand and body wash. Biodegradable surfactants derived from sugar and coconut oil create a lovely lather, while certified organic sunflower and coconut oil help to seal in moisture. The scent is heavenly and will give you those summer holiday vibes every morning.

Available from www.liveinthelight.co.uk

Pure Anada Tropical Paradise Cocoa Body Butter, £8

Keep summer skin looking its best with this body butter by Pure Anada. It deeply hydrates and nourishes to avoid dry, flaky legs skin which we all know is the fastest way to ruin your cute summer look.

Available from www.liveinthelight.co.uk

Targus Corporate Travel Roller, £149.99

Make travel easier with this wheeled roller bag from Targus. The laptop section converts to a handled sleeve that allows you to zip through security or keep your laptop out in the event you have to check-in your roller. Plus, the waterproof compartment holds a toiletry bag designed to make security checkpoints a breeze. Keep your tech and clothing separate with a dedicated overnighter compartment, large enough to store two or three days of clothes while still meeting international carry-on size standards. And quick-access front pockets keep your tools at the ready.

Available from www.uk.targus.com

Zoetic Ultra Strength 3000mg CBD, £99

Zoetic’s premium CBD (cannabidiol) products are made from hemp farmed organically in the United States. All products being entirely THC free (0.0%), so are legal and safe to consume. Zoetic CBD does not produce any high or psychoactive effects. This ultra-strength variety can help you manage stress and anxiety and continue to feel your best in order to make the most of the summer fun.

Available from www.zoetic.com

Evolve Organic Beauty 360 Body Contouring Cream, £30

Get that summer body looking in tip-top condition with this body contouring cream from Evolve Organic Beauty. Made with innovative ingredients to give the skin a targeted boost, improving skin firmness and elasticity, whilst increasing smoothness and hydration. A luxurious skin treat to smooth and soften skin’s texture, calm redness and work with your body to maximise skin health, helping you to feel your very best in the summer months.

Available from www.evolvebeauty.co.uk

Fat and the Moon Spirit and Salt Mist, £18.50

Get the classic summer just-back-from-the-beach look with this salt hair mist by Fat and the Moon.  Apply to dry hair for texture and oomph, or to damp hair to encourage more wave and moveability.

Available from www.liveinthelight.co.uk

Monat MakeUp Vanishing Balm, £60

This smooth, makeup-melting sorbet goes from silky to milky and rinses away without a trace. Perfect for removing your makeup and keeping skin looking fresh and clean – essential for any summer complexion.

Available from www.montaglobal.com/uk

 

The Holistic London Co Meadow Candle, £20

Bring the smell of summer into your home with this Meadow scented candle from The Holistic London Co.

All Holistic London Co are made with only two natural ingredients: organic essential oils and renewable, eco-friendly soy wax. As a result, they are plant-based, vegan, and cruelty-free.

Available from www.thisisholisticlondon.com

MONAT Unknot Detangler, £30

Summer locks take a bit of a beating from all the time we spend outside, and hair can easily get knotted and unruly as we stroll along beaches, or spend long afternoons playing frisbee in sunny parks. This multi-tasking leave-in detangler strengthens and conditions as it instantly detangles and smooths frizz leaving hair feeling silky and touchably soft.

Available from www.montaglobal.com/uk

Pietro Simone Skincare Travel Set, £140

Don’t leave home for your summer holiday without this luxury skincare travel set from Pietro Simone. Developed in labs for a truly scientific approach to skincare, this set contains a cleanser, serum and moisturiser all enriched with active ingredients to keep skin looking its absolute best from take off to homecoming.

Available from www.pietrosimone.com

Organic Pharmacy Sweet Vanilla Dry Oil, £37

This multi-purpose and irresistibly fragrant Sweet Vanilla Dry Oil blends together skin and hair conditioning Argan with oils of Rose Hip, St John’s Wort and Calendula. Its dry oil texture absorbs instantly, leaving the skin feeling soft with a silky sheen. Hair regains healthy gloss and the delicious aroma of Sweet Vanilla envelopes the body.

Available from www.theorganicpharmacy.com

Force of Nature Large Serving Plate by Khayani, £200

Wow your BBQ guests with elegant tableware: like this square serving plate by Khayani. The beautiful ridged detailing will make it a standout on any table. Handmade from clay with a matt finish.

Available from www.khayni.com

Maison Francis Kurkdjian L’eau A la Rose Eau de Toilette, £150

This Eau de Toilette is inspired by the story of a painting of Queen Marie Antoinette holding a Centifolia rose in her hand. Featuring the scent of two sorts of roses from two origins: Damascena rose oil from Bulgaria offers its fruity note, slightly spicy and fruity (pear and lychee) for a blooming top note. On the base note, centifolia rose absolute from Grasse gives its generous rosy floral note, a petalled effect with slightly honeyed facet. This duo, composed of four hundred powerful roses has been magnified thanks to a green and airy freshness peony accord and above all a lychee top note adding fruity and tangy facets. If Rose isn’t the scent of summer then what it?

Available from www.johnlewis.com

e.l.f Retro Paradise 18pc Eyeshadow Palette, £14

Perfect your summer look with this eyeshadow palette from e.l.f. Retro Paradise is at your fingertips with this vibrant, Bahamas-inspired eyeshadow palette. High-shine metallics and ultra-pigmented mattes in bright and neutral shades allow you to create your own tropical fantasy!

Available from www.elfcosmetics.co.uk

Organ(y)c Beauty Facia Wipes, £5.29

We may not be able to go to festivals this year, but camping is still very much on the cards, and these handy facial wipes are a perfect travel bag addition for any al-fresco getaways. Formulated with certified organic Aloe Vera, Chamomile and Rose these 100% organic cotton facial wipes are gentle enough to cleanse and remove make-up from even the most sensitive skin. The 100% natural and sweet fragrance leaves both the skin and mind feeling refreshed and revived.

Available from www.organyc.uk

Organic Children Scent Free Suncream, £20

Keep the kids safe with this organic sun cream from Organic Children by Green People that absorbs in seconds. Water repellent and non-greasy even the fussiest little ones will allow you to apply this sun cream!

Available from www.greenpeople.co.uk

Organic Apoteke Active Face Hydrating Gel, £35.95

Keep summer skin looking fresh and well cared for with this face hydrating gel from Organic Apoteke that helps to prevent breakouts, reduce oiliness and calms inflammation.

Available from www.organicapoteke.com

Leather Women’s Waterproof Walking Boots, £79.99

Summer is all about getting out and about to the beautiful nature spots around the UK. Don’t ruin your beautiful city shoes by making the mistake of wearing them on a country walk though. Instead, try these durable, lightweight and stylish walking boots that support your feet and offer comfort over uneven paths. Key features include a waterproof and breathable membrane, a CrossContact sole that provides good grip on hard and wet ground, a flexible upper and sole, and a sturdy, high-performance midsole. There’ll be no stopping you!

Available from www.decathlon.co.uk

 

ION8 Leakproof Water Bottle, £12.99

Stay hydrated on the go with one these no-spill water bottles by ION8. Small enough for lunch boxes or for small bags about town. Open these drinking bottles with one hand, and lock them closed for peace of mind when throwing into a bag.

Available from www.leakproof.co.uk

And there you have it…the perfect kit-list for a summer never-to-forget!

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