If this summer has turned out to be more hideaway than getaway, there are a host of beauty launches to whisk you further afield. Evoking everything from the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean to the sun-soaked beaches of Rio de Janeiro – with plenty of stops in between – think of your beauty cabinet as your ticket to escape.
The bathing essential
Arancia di Capri Shower Mousse, £37, Acqua di Parma x La Double J
If La Double J’s sumptuous packaging doesn’t make your spirits soar, the Acqua di Parma fragrance certainly will. Their new collaboration – which includes this shower mousse, a body lotion, a body scrub and a scented candle – will take you on a sensory journey to the Amalfi Coast.
The hair accessory
Silk hair wrap, £50, Silke London
Prolong your blow-dry, encourage healthier hair or make like you’re on the Riviera with Silke London’s pure silk hair wraps. The brainchild of mane maestro Maria Sotiriou, these glamorous turbans preserve natural oils, keep hot hair from your neck when temperatures rise and minimise friction, breakage and frizz while you sleep.
The perfecting primer
Correcting Cream Veil, £55, Clé de Peau Beauté
The cult Japanese skincare brand is celebrated for its technical advances, and this correcting cream is a must-have. The luminous, radiant base glows through even matte foundation. It conceals pores and fine lines, and transforms the skin’s texture, protecting it from environmental aggressors.
The cult haircare
Brazilian Joia shampoo and conditioner, £22, Sol de Janeiro
Launching this summer is a strengthening and smoothing gem from Sol de Janeiro, the brand bringing Brazilian beauty secrets worldwide. A plant-based keratin formula repairs and prevents breakage, creating hair that is twice as strong. And it’s infused with a signature scent (think pure Copacabana) that will be a fragrance later this year.
The super tan
Super Glow Body, £35, Tan-Luxe
Following the Super Glow Face serum (Space.NK’s best-selling tanning product last year), bronzing brand Tan-Luxe has launched Super Glow Body. The lightweight, hyaluronic complex quenches and plumps the skin, while avocado oil, raspberry seed oil and beetroot extract nourish and brighten – all while creating a gradual, luminous glow.
The radiance enhancer
Solar Glow Universal Illuminating Contour Duo, £55, Dolce & Gabbana
A stroll through Sicily may be a far-flung dream, but we can feel the warmth of the sun on our skin with D&G’s Solar Glow collection. Mix a dash of the illuminating drops with your moisturiser or add a sweep of the contour duo when you want a fresh morning glow or a hint of invigorating sunshine.
The sensual cleansers
Triple-Oil Balm Make-up Remover and Cleanser, £88, Sisley
Sisley transforms a daily chore into a sensual treat with its cleansers. The butter-like balm – containing nourishing shea, babassu and macadamia oils – creates a silky emulsion on the skin that leaves neither a greasy film nor tightness and gently removes even stubborn waterproof makeup.
The ultimate lip balm
Lip Butter Balm, £19.50, Summer Fridays
We loved their jet-lag masks, and now Summer Fridays have turned their attention to eager lips. Sealing in hydration, the soothing balm fends off cracks, making lips smooth rather than greasy. Natural ingredients – vitamin-rich murumuru seed and shea butters, vegan plant waxes to soften and shine, a hint of vanilla – make it the taste of summer.