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If You Buy One Thing This Summer…

Caudalie Eau de Beauty - Beauty Elixir

Summer in the city is – as The Lovin’ Spoonful so famously lyricised – ‘dirt’ and gritty’. Especially when you factor in things like public transport (shudder), where your face is unfailingly pressed against a total stranger’s shoulder while somebody else uses your back as a book rest and the temperature’s in the region of 5,000,000° (this is NOT an exaggeration).

Thank {Caudalie} therefore, for having the foresight to create the most cooling, evil smell-dispelling {Beauty Elixir} known to woman (and thieving boyfriend). A summer handbag have-to-have, this magical mist will restore sense-of-humour, disguise sweaty visage and make a horribly humid, sardine can train carriage seem almost bearable… which is no trifling accomplishment.

Beloved by the likes of Alexa (anything that’s good enough for Ms. Chung is just fine by me), it’s minty, herbal-y and citrus-y, and leaves skin feeling fresh and reinvigorated – so you can smile smugly while you watch the world melting. Get one for your desk, and a mini for your personage. This spritz will save your life (er… sort of).

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Verity Ann Douglas

Verity Ann Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…