Survival Guide To The Heatwave – Summer Skincare Essentials

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Survival Guide To The Heatwave - Summer Skincare Essentials
Survival Guide To The Heatwave – Summer Skincare Essentials

Many of you have probably noticed, that I had taken a break from my blog and haven’t written anything for a while. But with the current heatwave, which apparently is promised to stay with us until October, it’s hard to stay silent about skincare. You get the picture of what the sun can actually do to our skin when you see yellow grass and orange leaves in London in the middle of July. So, of course sunscreens and antioxidants are top of my mind:


As you know I take my sunscreens very seriously. If you would like to know more about the science behind them, then you can read my article on SUNSCREENS.

This Summer, I fell in love with Soleil Toujours, which also comes in a non-chemical mineral formula! And here are the reasons it’s so good:

  1. It comes as a mist, so easy to apply without missing any part of your body;
  2. It smells divine and feels like light silk on your skin;
  3. It’s 70% organic and doesn’t contain any oxybenzone or octinoxate, both of which can cause extreme damage to coral reefs;
  4. photostable, broad-spectrum UV protection by combining the propriety EcoSunComplex antioxidant blend with green tea leaf extract. It also works to provide protection against free radical damage and helps to increase the smoothness and brightness of skin.

Soleil Toujours Organic Sheer Sunscreen Mist SPF 30

Soleil Toujours Organic Aloe Antioxidant Calming Mist

This after-sun mist contains organic aloe leaf juice as well as pomegranate extract, grape seed oil and green tea leaf extract. Aloe vera is known to provide fast and soothing relief for burnt skin. It doesn’t only contain antibacterial properties, it also acts as a powerful antioxidant. And so does the grape seed and pomegranate. Therefore, it is certain that this potent cocktail will work hard to diminish the damaging effects of the sun and reduce the damaging effects of free-radicals.


Vitamin C is one of the well-known antioxidants that fights against environmental damage. It’s also popular because of its ability to brighten your complexion. The Skinceuticals brand produces one of probably the best Vitamin C serums. C E FERULIC and PHLORETIN CF  are its award-winning best sellers. Both contain 10% pure vitamin C and provide advanced environmental protection.












Dermarché Labs BioREWIND AM Full-Spectrum Antioxidant Serum is still one of my favorite products, especially in Summer. This product is packed with free radical-fighting antioxidants (Vitamins C and E) to deflect everyday environmental stress, while a cocktail of peptides support synthesis of elastin and collagen to maintain your skin’s suppleness, resilience and glow. It’s also perfect if you are looking for a lighter option than moisturiser.


When it comes to prevention, moisture plays just as important a role as the antioxidants. Even though applying moisturisers in Summer heat may leave you feeling sticky and oily – hydration is necessary. And drinking lots of water alone isn’t enough to stay hydrated. You need to make sure, moisture doesn’t evaporate from your body. Therefore, moisturisers act as a barrier helping us to preserve water and necessary nutrients in our skin – so don’t avoid it!
Pick a moisturizer that suits your skin type. Oily to Normal skin can benefit from water or hyaluronic acid-based moisturisers. Whereas those of you with dry skin are better off sticking to your regular oil-based moisturizers.


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I'm a London based beauty researcher who is continuously on the hunt for the preventative and corrective skincare products and treatments and award-winning spas around the globe.

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