The Best Summer Beauty Products and Treatments

Tan Luxe Tanning Facial Spray 

This is a great product for anyone afraid of fake-tanning. Warm the drops in your hand, apply to your face and then moisturise as normal. The more you add, the more intense the bronze so if you’re fair skinned you can just add a couple of drops for a light glow. It’s all-natural with Vitamin E and Aloe Vera and never streaks. £35 spacenk.com

Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser

This is the ultimate tinted moisturiser for summer as it’s hydrating yet lightweight with SPF 30 in it. Wear it instead of a foundation for a lighter summer look that leaves skin glowing. £30 narscosmetics.co.uk

Glossier Cloud Paint

These blushers come in satisfying paint-like tubes with fun names like Puff, Dusk and Dawn. Add one to your holiday make-up kit and dab onto your cheeks for a healthy summer blush. £15 or £25 for two glossier.com

Egyptian Magic Skin Cream

If you feel you’ve had too much sun on your skin this magic cream is a winner. Combining six natural moisturising ingredients – olive oil, beeswax, honey, bee pollen, royal jelly and propolis extract the cream deeply nourishes the skin and leaves it refreshed. £30.47 feelunique.com

Perfect 10 Spray Tan 

The joy of a Perfect 10 spray tan is that they come to your house, pop up a tanning tent, spray you and leave you to dry in the privacy of your own home. Not having to dress to leave a salon means less chance of streaks and no marks on your clothes, plus the therapists are always lovely and can come after work. If you’re going to an event, it’s best to arrange to have the spray 2 days before. £40 per tan or £200 for six. perfect10mobilebeauty.co.uk

Margaret Dabbs Illuminating Leg Treatment

Anyone who’s ever had a Margaret Dabbs pedicure will know just why they are so legendary. Now, as well as transforming tired feet, there are new leg treatments on offer. We tried the illuminating and refining masque treatment that is meant to brighten and firm the legs. The results were effective and although they probably wouldn’t last long, it would be ideal as a pre-holiday treatment or if you have to wear bare legs to an event this summer. £70 margaretdabbs.co.uk

Pro-Teeth Whitening Activate Charcoal

For anyone wary of the chemicals in at-home teeth-whitening products, this 100%-natural powder offers the answer. Made with just coconut-shell charcoal, bentonite clay, peppermint and ginger extract, you put a pinch of the powder in your palm and then dip a wet toothbrush to form a paste which you brush on morning and night. The colour is a little alarming at first – it’s a good idea to buy a separate manual toothbrush rather than using an electric just for this as it does turn the brush grey. Having used it for a fortnight it definitely helps whiten teeth and brighten a smile, albeit in a subtle way. £15 boots.com

IKG Hair 1995 2-in-1 Shampoo & Texturizer

No hair dryer is required when you use this clever 2-in-1 shampoo. Wash your hair and leave it to air dry creating waves for the ultimate beach-hair. The formula is not only a shampoo but a texturizer meaning it contains clay to deliver a gritty texture that is a bit like the effect of salty seawater but with a clean feel. £22 spacenk.com

 

— Daisy Allsup
13th June 2018