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10 Must-have beauty essentials for glowing summer skin

As summer approaches it's time to switch up your beauty routine. Put away the thick creams and heavy foundations and opt for lightweight skin renewing and protecting products. Our Editor, Christina Raptis selects the best essentials for a flawless and fresh finish.

Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum - £53

For the ultimate skincare lover, the Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum is the quintessential beauty product you need in your daily regimen to drastically transform your skin and give you the hard-hitting preventative and corrective age-defying results you’re looking for.

This groundbreaking serum is an advanced cocktail of 20% acid blend of 15% Vitamin C (Ole’s highest concentration for daily use) and 5% skin-smoothing PHAs (polyhydroxy acids), and hydration-boosting hyaluronic acid and targets all major signs of ageing, including dullness, fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, and uneven texture.

BIOEFFECT EGF Eye Serum - £65

This powerful, revitalising age-defying formula targets the delicate eye area and immediately rebalances moisture levels, leaving the skin around the eyes looking radiant and firm.

The formula, suitable for all skin types, also reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and under-eye puffiness all while providing long term, anti-aging effects.

Omorovicza Midnight Renewal - £140

This anti-ageing serum renews skin’s youthful vitality and delivers an instant complexion boost: smoothness, evenness of tone and radiance. This product takes retinol to the next level, by using a form of the ever-popular Vitamin A active that is 11 times more effective than classic retinol, called Retinal.

Over time, it improves skin’s ability to repair at night and combats key concerns: reducing appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and signs of fatigue, as well as boosting elasticity and hydration. Skin’s healthy barrier function is reinforced, while collagen and elastin productions are boosted to optimal levels, resulting in firmer, smoother and softer-looking skin.

Green People Scent Free Facial Sun Cream SPF 30 - £20

Keep sun-safe this summer with this natural, non-greasy broad spectrum UVA/UVB facial sun cream. Skin defence antioxidants and vitamins A, C & E (Green Tea, Olive, Avocado and Rosemary extract) are added to support the skin’s immune system and protect against cell damage as well as soothing organic Aloe Vera boasting around 200 biological actives including enzymes and amino acids, that hydrate the skin.

Made without essential oils and naturally non-pore clogging ingredients this sun lotion is perfect for those with sensitive skin.

Dr.LEVY Switzerland Intense Eye Rescue Kit - £177

Award-winning Dr.LEVY Switzerland has created the ultimate eye 'dream team' that is inclusive, accessible, and suitable for all skin types, tones and genders. Regenerate your skin from within, with a product and device combination that delivers both immediate lifting, as well as a visible deep transformation within a matter of weeks.

The Intense Eye Rescue kit contains the cruelty-free and 100% vegan Eye Booster Concentrate partnered with the TwinTech BeautifEye spa device to deliver instant and long lasting results in the sensitive eye area.

Dear Dahlia Skin Paradise Pore Perfecting Primer - £28

Prime skin for silky-smooth makeup application with the Skin Paradise Pore Perfecting Primer. Formulated with Skin-Fit technology, this hydrating primer fills in pores and fine lines for a flawless base that lasts all day. The sebum control function combats excess oil, while the blurring effect smooths out skin texture to allow seamless makeup application for a fresh complexion.

The Detoxifying Mask from PCA Skin - £54

One of the most luxurious at-home masks, the Detoxifying Mask from PCA blends Japanese white charcoal with clay and magnesium aluminium silicate to absorb excess dirt, oil and debris trapped in the pores. Your skin will feel smoother, be clearer and your pores will be visibly smaller.

Omni by Esther Sunshine Block SPF 50 - £45

We know one of the most important ways to keep our skin looking healthy is to protect it against the sun's rays. This highly effective photo-stable broad-spectrum sunscreen is hydrating and soothing, and contains a combination of clinically proven filters to protect the skin against the harmful effects of UV rays. Sunshine Block comes in three skin tones allowing your skin to be radiant without the need for heavy foundation.

Dear Dahlia Blooming Brush Collection - £61

The perfect gift for a beauty enthusiast, this collection of 8 brushes are suitable to create and finish any look.

All of Dear Dahlia’s brushes are crafted with high-quality vegan bristles for the smoothest, softest application. Made of irritation-free material, these gorgeous brushes are suitable for all skin types.

Algenist Genius Liquid Collagen Hand Cream - £36

An advanced and luxurious hand cream, which not only leaves hands feeling and smelling gorgeous but it is also enriched with nourishing ingredients which have continued benefits. This includes reducing damage from free radicals, improving appearance of dark spots and rehydrating even the driest hands.

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