Top summer beauty products

The can’t-live-withouts

With two beach holidays already in the bag and definite heatwave in the making for us city folk, the summer months have featured salty waves, flowy dresses, Greek dips, also punctuated by the occasional blemish or sun-induced redness (often together). A well-curated cosmetics bag took me a long way from Madrid heat to the remote beaches of Greece, below are some of the undeniable heroes.

Beauty Pie’s High Performance Skin Care

Beauty Pie, or the Netflix of Beauty is a disruptive business, and boy do they disrupt. Think luxury skincare, formulas straight from the world’s top labs, sleek packaging, and all that, at factory prices! Since I like to pack my beauty bag smart with easy, multi-tasker products, so far the UVA/UVB cream which doubles as a makeup base and is ultra lightweight is definite winner. Loaded with liquorice, lecithin and hydrating hyaluronic acid, it’s probably the coolest SPF around. The Japanfusion cream-to-milk cleanser also has to be my favourite makeup remover so far!

The Signature Scent

Lys 41 by Le Labo was always my dream fragrance - it features jasmine, tuberose, Iilly, vanilla and musk with some woody tones, I use it all year round as it reminds me of an endless summer day. I also recently stayed at the BLESS Hotel in Madrid and the toiletries were Le Labo, such an indulgence!

Tone it Up!

I got on the Mario Badescu train quite late but This Special Cucumber Lotion is perfect for my summer skin to reduce the appearance of blemishes and surface shine - it removes excess oils and stubborn impurities whilst soothing and refreshing.