The summer weather can play tricks with the skin, especially when you’re dealing with varied climates such as intense dry heat or boiling humidity. We’ve put together a list of our top 15 skincare products that are great for a long weekend away, perfect for exfoliating the body and lips, as well as how to extend that sun-kissed glow all summer long.
Elemis Lily and Lionel Women's Luxury Traveller ($65/value $170)
Perfect for a long summer weekend getaway, this set has everything you need to satisfy your entire skincare routine plus it comes in a super cute limited-edition travel bag designed by the British brand, Lily and Lionel. From a hydrating facial cream, facial wash, toner to a shower cream and body oil, skin will be hydrated, cleansed, and toned.
sara happ – The Lip Scrub in Coconut ($22)
Get instant tropical vibes with this limited-edition Coconut Lip Scrub. Rub a small amount onto lips, wipe off with a cloth or tissue and boom! Soft and luscious lips ready to take on a day at the beach.
Kate Somerville Wrinkle Warrior Pink Plumping Mask ($56)
After a long day in the sun, your skin might be screaming for some immediate hydration, which is why this pink gel mask is the answer to your dry skin prayers. With a formula HA3 filled with three hyaluronic acids, skin is plumped, hydrated and wrinkles are smoothed out.
St. Tropez Gradual Tan One Minute Pre-Shower Tanning Mousse ($20)
Don’t you hate it when you put in a fair amount of beach time, get a glowing tan, then it fades immediately? Now you can have that “spent-all-day-lounging-at-the-beach” look all year-round with this clever tanning mousse that you apply on dry skin, wait one minute, then shower (goodbye stains on everything!), and a glorious glow that will gradually appear over 8 hours. Use daily for an ultimate bronzed look.
Dove Anti-Stress Micellar Water Body Wash ($5.49)
The last thing you want this summer is to be stressed, much less your skin, which is why this micellar water body wash is the ultimate skin cleanser. This mild formula allows skin to feel refreshed while also removing pollutants and toxins that are 20X smaller than the skin’s pores.
Clarins Moisture-Rich Body Lotion ($43)
If your skin feels like a lizard after a long day in the sun, this lotion will solve all of your dry skin problems. Filled with hydrating goodness such as Shea Butter, Vitamin C, and CLARINS exclusive Keratolin (from papaya), these ingredients make for fast absorption into the skin leaving it instantly hydrated and super soft.
philosophy Hands of Hope Hand Cream ($10)
Don’t forget about your hands in the hot weather. Even the summer sun can dry out your hands – from jumping in a pool or ocean to hopping in and out of the A/C. With an array of scents such as berry & sage or hawaiian hibiscus, hands and cuticles stay hydrated for up to 24 hours thanks to a bit of shea butter, aloe, macadamia nut, and olive oil.
100% Pure Everywhere Body Stick 30SPF ($36)
This is a beach bag essential – it’s small, compact and provides an ample amount of SPF for the skin. Just apply this body stick wherever needed from your head, and yes, that includes your face to your toes. It’s even gentle enough for the little ones in your family and it won’t clog pores.
Luna Nectar Heliophilia Serum ($68)
When both your skin and hair are screaming for immediate hydration, this serum is the perfect multi-tasker that not only hydrates but also leaves skin with a slightly bronzed glow. This formula is filled with 15 organic botanicals as well as seabuckthorn, which is rich in Vitamin C, and perfect for treating skin after a day in the rays.
benefit cosmetics hoola boddess cream ($30)
This is the “yes, that glow on my skin is natural” kind of body lotion as if you’ve just returned from a trip to St. Tropez. With hints of sandalwood and beachy citrus, this rich body cream leaves skin moisturized for up to 24 hours.
HUM Nutrition Here Comes The Sun ($10)
For the busy multi-tasker stuck in an office all day, this supplement is the perfect alternative for getting those Vitamin D benefits without having to bask in the sun for hours. Nicknamed as the “Sunshine Vitamin”, one of the best benefits of this power-packed capsule is that it promotes cellular and collagen growth which in turn helps diminish fine lines and blemishes.
MAKE P:REM Capsule Sun Gel ($32)
Don’t you hate it when you forget to put some type of UV protection on your face before you head out? Worry no more with this sunscreen gel as it provides an SPF 50++ protection on the face plus it dries clear so it doesn’t clog pores like other sunscreens. And it’s great for all skin types, especially if you have oily or combo skin.
Models Own That Glow Tho Shimmer Oil ($12.99)
Extend that after sun glow with this shimmer body oil. Apply on clean, dry skin, and wait a few minutes to allow the oil to dry before putting on your clothes. Then bask in the radiance and sun-kissed look you’re now sporting. Tip: you can use on the face as a highlighter, too.
L’OCCITANE Verbena Icy Fragrance Touch ($24)
Ice, ice, baby! This mentholated gel, when applied to all of those hot points on the body, immediately soothes and cools the skin while leaving behind a fresh, verbena scent.
Bliss Lemon & Sage Refreshing Body Wipes ($8)
We’re all guilty of dousing ourselves with perfume after a workout because we have zero time for a shower but now you can wipe your shame away with these soft body wipes. Why are they so great? They’re jam packed with Vitamin E, Aloe Vera and a natural deodorant that allows you to say goodbye to sweat, oil, and dirt.