December 13, 2021
It’s here! It’s here! No, not another Covid variant, something much more fun - SUMMER. In a year that seems to have stretched on for decades, it’s nice to finally have something to look forward to – and the joy that warm weather brings with it. But, before you get too carried away with the beach and Bellini’s (just us?) here are a few summer essentials that will get you through the season (including the best sunscreen for face we’ve found!).
Sunscreen. Yes, you’ve heard it from us before (and if you haven’t read about it here) but sunscreen is non-negotiable (all year, but DEFINITELY in summer). Yes, it keeps you from getting burnt, but aside from the burn hurting, it’s like a scar to your skin – you have that DNA damage forever. Other reasons to wear sunscreen: it will protect your skin from accelerated ageing, and also protect it from the chances of melanoma. Sold yet?
Here are a few of our faves:
Best sunscreen for face: Salt and Stone Lightweight Sheer Daily Sunscreen 40+, $59.95: A 100% oil free and mineral sunscreen with no white cast that layers beautifully under makeup. What more could you want?
Best sunscreen for body: We are Feel Good Signature Sunscreen 50+, 400ml, $42.95: Non-greasy, non-smelly, spreadable and in a pump pack - sold!
Best natural sunscreen: The Kind Sunscreen Natural Sunscreen, 30+ $29: An Australian-made natural sunscreen that is zinc based (so low allergen) and made with only nine ingredients!
Best sunscreen for kids: We are Feel Good Baby Mineral Sunscreen 50+, $29.95: Unlike a lot of zinc-based formulas this is super lightweight and easy to spread and rubs down clear. Plus, it’s fragrance free so perfect for small humans whose skin is easily irritated by fragrance.
Lightweight makeup - If you can be bothered with makeup at all in summer it’s got to be light, hard working and last the distance. We’ve got just the things… Crazy Rumors Coral Lip Colour, $9.95 is a super-moisturising, shea butter infused balm with a punchy pop of colour in - you guessed it - coral. And if that doesn’t say summer we don’t know what does. Ere Perez Beetroot Lip and Cheek Tint in Joy, $34 has incredible lasting power, yet goes on water-light, and the tint is flattering on both cheeks and skin, while Ere Perez Rice Powder Blush and Bronzer in Roma, $44 will give you excellent sunkissed vibes without you having to actually step into the sun. And, if you can’t bear to go completely bare-faced, Salt and Stone’s Tinted Face Sunscreen Stick, $29.95, has your back. It’s one of the best sunscreens for face on the market offering 50+ protection with a hint of colour too.
A summer scent - Just like your clothes change in summer so too should your fragrance. Retire the heady scents and EDP’s and replace them with lighter, breezier variants with notes of citrus, green or watery florals. Demeter Fragrance Library Sunshine Cologne Spray, $29.95 fits the bill with a scent that smells like sunshine on freshly washed clothes, whereas Demeter’s Daisy Cologne, $29.95 is a light, bright floral with hints of green, and Swimming Pool, $29.95 is soft and watery without the chlorine smells.
Damage Control - So you forgot to take our advice from #1 hey? All good, we can still help repair your skin. Badger Balm Aloe Vera Gel, $14.95 contains 96% pure aloe juice (certified organic and fair trade) which will cool and soothe the skin if you spend too long in the sun. Badger Balm After Sun Balm, $21.95 will give the skin a long soothing, nourishing drink thanks to cocoa and shea butters and We Are Feel Good Paw Paw Nectar,$14.95 will relieve all the skin irritations (chapped lips, bug bites, minor burns, cracked heels) so is a must-have for all beach bags.