17 Summer beauty essentials for 2023

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Welcome to the scorching summer of 2023, where sun-kissed days and balmy nights await! As the temperatures rise and we embrace the radiant energy of the season, it’s time to unveil the most coveted beauty products that will have you looking and feeling your best under the sun.

This year, the beauty industry is buzzing with innovative formulas, eco-friendly packaging, and transformative skincare solutions that are set to revolutionise your summer routine. From multi-tasking serums that offer a fresh-faced radiance to vibrant, long-lasting makeup essentials that withstand the heat, we’ve curated a list of must-have products that will enhance your natural beauty and keep you looking fabulous from dawn till dusk.

RINGANA FRESH Sunscreen SPF 15, £27.75

When it comes to protecting our delicate facial skin from the sun’s harmful rays, we demand nothing but the best. Enter RINGANA FRESH Sunscreen Face, SPF15, an award-winning, vegan gem that has become a staple in the beauty world. This COSMOS-certified wonder not only offers reliable broad-spectrum protection against UV light but also goes the extra mile by shielding against blue light and infrared light – making it a true game-changer in sun protection.
Unlike some sunscreens that feel heavy or leave a white cast, this lightweight sunscreen quickly absorbs into the skin, leaving behind a smooth and velvety finish.

MCM EDP Ultra, £98

Unveiled in the summer of 2022, MCM ULTRA Eau de Parfum for women takes the world by storm, showcasing the German luxury fashion house’s innovative spirit. Inspired by the iconic MCM backpack in the captivating Berlin Gold hue, this fragrance exudes boldness and opulence from its scent profile to its glamourous packaging, destined to become a cult classic.
The combination of luscious Pink Lady Apple and natural Italian Bergamot adds vibrancy, while the spicy-sweet rush of Pink Pepper adds an intriguing twist. As the fragrance unfolds, Tuberose and Jasmine enter the stage, infusing the composition with a creamy and youthful floral essence. At its heart, Cedarwood, Tonka, and Moss unite, creating an ultramodern signature that lingers and captivates for hours.

First Aid Bounce Boosting Serum, £40

This lightweight serum, enriched with Collagen and Peptides, is designed to preserve youthful-looking skin while providing plumping hydration and softening expression lines.
Get ready to enhance your skin’s firmness, bounce, and elasticity while fortifying its natural barrier against environmental stressors that can lead to damage and premature ageing.
With regular use, you’ll notice a visible improvement in the smoothness of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as a noticeable softening of expression lines. The luxurious texture absorbs quickly, making it a seamless addition to your morning or evening skincare routine.

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo, £27

As the temperature rises and the summer heat intensifies, the last thing anyone wants to do is spend unnecessary time washing and blow-drying their hair.
Enter Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Advanced Clean Dry Shampoo, the ultimate summer hair saviour. Packed with cutting-edge technology and designed to mimic the cleansing process of a rinse-out shampoo, this dry shampoo offers the clean and care benefits of a traditional wash, minus the water.
Limp greasy hair is transformed into bouncy, rejuvenated tresses with minimal effort. Your hair will thank you, and you’ll have more time to soak up the sun.

Pearl Beauty Multi Purpose Stick, £22

For a full on radiant flush, these dreamy multi purpose sticks are revolutionary when it comes to on-the-go versatility.
Providing an ultra-hydrating, creamy formula with effortless blendability, these come in a convenient size that fits perfectly in your purse.
With a range of shades available, there’s a hue to suit every skin tone and desired look. From a subtle flush of colour to a bold statement, these sticks can be used on the cheeks, lips, and even as an eyeshadow, giving you endless possibilities to express your creativity and enhance your natural beauty. A must-have addition to your beauty arsenal.

Sensifirm Body Contouring Device, £369

Say goodbye to cellulite and embrace a firmer, more contoured body with the revolutionary Sensifirm Body Contouring Device. Whether you’re dealing with stubborn cellulite or looking to enhance your body’s silhouette, this non-invasive approach brings salon-quality technology to the comfort of your own home, delivering visible results from the very first use.
Ergonomically designed for comfortable use, this portable device effectively tackles those troublesome areas prone to cellulite and stubborn fat, such as the thighs, arms, stomach, waist, and buttocks. Using FDA-approved Radio Frequency Lipotherm (RF) technology, Sensifirm activates natural collagen production, repairs damaged fat cells, and decreases the volume of cellulite-causing skin deep within.
With continued use, the gentle yet powerful heat and deep massage delivered by this device increase microcirculation, promoting the release of toxins and improving lymphatic drainage. The result? A firmer silhouette and improved skin texture.

Embryolisse Lait Crème Multi-Protection, £20.99 

Sitting proudly alongside some of the industry’s most sought-after moisturisers after being made famous by a slew of backstage beauty experts, this milky formula delivers a surge of hydration to parched skin for a beaming result.
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 makeup routine with this must-try cream and stay barrier-boosted against harmful UV rays with added SPF. Healthy-looking radiance all day long.

Alterna Renewing Scalp Care Scrub to Foam, £48.25

One unexpected result of this luxurious scrub to foam cleanser is the radical volume you get from your tresses after using – holy big hair!
This haircare innovation helps to remove impurities and build-up while adding shine and creating an optimal environment for healthy hair. After putting this product to the test, we can confidently say that it delivers on all fronts, elevating your haircare routine to new heights of indulgence.
Hair looks squeaky clean, feels softer and more vibrant after just one use. Just make sure you wash out thoroughly to ensure no crystals are left on the scalp.

Hello Sunday The One That’s a Serum SPF 50, £22

Hello Sunday has taken sun protection to the next level with its newly reformulated multitasking hero serum.
Packed with essential skincare ingredient carnosine and boasting an impressive SPF50, this serum is designed to defend your skin against environmental damage, including blue light and pollution, without feeling greasy on the skin.
With its lightweight and invisible application, Hello Sunday’s serum effortlessly integrates into your skincare routine, making year-round sun protection a second nature.

Malin+Goetz SPF 30 Lip Balm High Protection, £14

When it comes to lip care, Malin + Goetz has crafted a true gem with its multi-defense lip balm.
This exceptional product goes beyond mere hydration by offering a range of benefits that leave your lips feeling smooth, refreshed, and, most importantly, protected from premature aging.
With a water-resistant formula boasting SPF 30, this lip balm is a must-have for anyone seeking optimal lip care during summer.
Say goodbye to cracked, flaky lips and hello to a revitalised and healthy pout.

Philip Kingsley Daily Damage Defence, £20

To combat the damage of sun exposure, chlorine, and heat styling, Philip Kingsley offers a solution in the form of its Daily Damage Defense Conditioning Spray.
Whether you’re lounging by the pool, heading to the beach, or styling your hair with heat tools, this conditioning spray acts as a reliable shield, defending your strands from the elements.
In addition to its protective benefits, it also nourishes and hydrates your hair, thanks to its carefully selected ingredients inclding provitamin B5.
Hair looks soft, vibrant and shiny after just one use – a must have for mane protection during the heatwave.

By Terry Hyaluronic Lip Liner, £21

Summer is the season to flaunt those vibrant lip shades, but keeping them perfectly defined and long-lasting can be a challenge in the sweltering heat.
What sets this lip liner apart from the rest is its innovative formula enriched with hyaluronic acid, renowned for its hydrating properties.
Its smudge-proof and transfer-resistant formula means that your lip colour stays intact even in the most humid conditions.
Plus, the range of shades available ensures that you can find the perfect match for any lipstick in your collection or wear it alone for a natural, defined lip look.

Lash Dupe Luxe DIY Kit, from £10

If you’ve ever dreamt of having long, fluttery lashes that rival those of your favorite celebrities, Lash Dupe’s Luxe DIY Lash Extensions are here to make those dreams a reality.
With the ability to customise your look and achieve professional-quality results at home, this lash extension kit is a game-changer in the world of DIY beauty.
Designed to last 5-7 days at a time, these lash strips offer a semi-permanent solution that eliminates the need for daily application.
Say goodbye to expensive salon visits and hello to cost-effective, self-applied lashes that rival the results of a professional lash artist.

Wing It! Take It Off Dermaplaning Duo, £15

This innovative duo is designed to help you achieve a flawless complexion by effectively removing unwanted peach fuzz and dead skin cells, leaving your skin refreshed and glowing.
Step one involves using the precision dermaplaning tool, which gently exfoliates the skin’s surface and removes the layer of fine facial hair, commonly known as peach fuzz.
Step two introduces the soothing and hydrating aftercare treatment. This nourishing serum, formulated with skin-loving ingredients, works to calm the skin and provide deep hydration, leaving it soft, supple, and rejuvenated.
With regular use, you can expect smoother, more radiant skin that’s ready to face the summer with confidence.

Murad Soothing Oat & Peptide Cleanser, £42

Indulge your skin in a luxurious and soothing cleansing experience with the Soothing Oat & Peptide Cleanser.
This beauty gem is a must-have for those seeking a gentle yet highly effective cleanser that addresses irritation, discomfort, and hydration concerns.
The star ingredient of this cleanser is the micellar cleansing peptides, which provide a remarkable cleansing experience.
These peptides go beyond traditional sulphate cleansers, offering a gentle yet thorough cleanse that removes impurities, makeup, and excess oil without stripping the skin of its natural moisture.

The Natural Africa Cape Aloe Serum, £95

This luxurious potion infused with the goodness of wild-harvested Aloe Ferox promises to revolutionise your skincare routine and transform your complexion into a glowing canvas of radiance.
Derived from the African continent, this wonder plant boasts incredible anti-inflammatory properties, surpassing its more commonly known cousin, Aloe Vera, by a staggering 20 times. This potency makes it an ideal solution for soothing and revitalising sunburnt skin.
With continued use, you’ll notice an undeniable luminosity that emanates from within, making your complexion the envy of all.

AEOS Refreshing Hydrating Mist, £55

This soothing beauty elixir effortlessly combines luxury and holistic well-being in a single spritz.
Crafted from premium-grade organic and biodynamic botanicals, the mist’s formula works in harmony with nature to uplift and restore your complexion’s natural equilibrium.
The inclusion of crystal essences takes this experience to a whole new level, infusing the spray with a subtle energy that uplifts your spirit and brings a sense of balance to your entire being.
Organic, vegan and NATRUE certified, the brand also prompts users to pick their products based on their gut instincts thanks to the colour coded formulas. With blue for soothing, pink for radiance and yellow for glow, the idea is that your mind and body knows what your skin wants before it does. Genius.

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