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5 Editors Share Their Summer Beauty Essentials

Chloe Lawrance
Writer and expert2 years ago
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Chafing thighs, burnt limbs, sweat just about everywhere… While we’re loud and proud fans of the summer months, we're also aware that they bring with them some *ahem* predicaments. Luckily, our virtual shelves are lined with a whole host of summer beauty essentials to keep you cool, calm and collected — from protective {SPFs} to light-as-a-breeze {moisturisers}, via glow-giving {make up} heroes and skin-softening {body care}.

If you’re not sure where to start with your own summer shopping, fear not. Our bona fide beauty magpies (AKA our ultra-savvy editorial team) are on hand to share their summer essentials. Consider this your sign to stock up and cool off…

1. The bronzing beauty

“Oh, darling! She’s only gone and done it again… Charlotte Tilbury’s {Beautiful Skin Sun-Kissed Glow Bronzer} is your one-step to the best glow-getting bronze of your life. With just a few small buffs, this cream has blended its way into my summer make up bag.” Niall, Copy Assistant

2. The B.O. banisher

“Although I’m deeply entrenched in the ways of the beauty world, I’ll admit that I’ve never strayed away from my supermarket brand deodorants into high-end, luxe finds — not as a matter of principle, but simply because I’ve never seen the need for it. But Malin+Goetz’s {Eucalyptus Deo Duo Set} has shown me exactly what I’ve been missing. On top of packaging that is utterly chic in the best minimal way possible, the transparent formula glides on beautifully without leaving a trace. Plus, the slight eucalyptus scent is just enough to be refreshing without overpowering. At first I wondered why I needed two of the same product in one set but now I totally get it...” Nasreen, Junior Writer

3. The chafe-checker

“As the old proverb goes: 'Thick thighs save lives'. In hot weather, however, they also have a habit of chafing — causing serious discomfort in the process. To the recue: Megababe’s {Thigh Rescue}, a handy anti-friction balm that you can roll on to your thighs, arms or just about anywhere that needs a little extra slip. By creating a protective barrier over your skin, this wonder product prevents rubbing while also soothing with anti-inflammatory aloe. There’s a reason this product is a firm fan-favourite…” Chloe, Senior Writer

4. The skin care superhero

 “My skin is no stranger to the Superfood goodness that {Youth To The People} has to offer and as soon as this light-as-air {Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream} met my cheeks, I knew it would be love at first use! So incredibly weightless, this gel-cream absorbs into my skin like a dream and delivers a surge of next-level hydration. It’s refreshingly cool and soothes my inflamed skin (even around my monthly) which I guess is down to the green tea extract. My skin doesn’t feel greasy or look shiny which I love. This is definitely high on the list of my summer must-haves and yes… I have an unopened tub waiting for me.” Precious, Junior Writer

5. The glow-giver

“Thanks to its subtle but gorgeous summer scent, I’ve officially fallen for Summer Fridays’ {Pool Time Glowing Body Oil}. For me, this oil works best when I slather it onto dripping wet skin straight out of the shower; it’s not the most hydrating oil in my collection, but it leaves a gentle, flattering shimmer across my limbs as it dries down, making it an absolute summer staple.” Rina, Copy Intern

Chloe Lawrance
Writer and expert
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