Summer skin saviours

The not so pretty side of summer is dry lips, cracked heels, and sunburned skin. Editor Trudi Brewer highlights products every woman needs for your beach tote you can buy online. 

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There is nothing worse than being caught short on holiday when you have a beauty emergency. Here are the products you before you head off on your summer break. 

From the Beauty spa


Pure Fiji Lemongrass Insect Repellent Spray, $48.
As the sun goes down this lemon-scented insect spray keeps all nasty bugs at bay. And why overload your skin with nasty chemicals when this natural option is easy to find - we would never go camping without it.


Pure Fiji After Sun Soothing Gel, $38. 
Sunburnt skin needs hydration - fast. And this smart gel contains moisture-binding pure aloe vera and Fijian dilo nut oil extract that instantly cool the skin, calms redness with the natural anti-inflammatory reduces swelling - it's genius.


Pure Fiji Dilo Oil Anti Aging Booster, $65.
Treat this oil as a soothing serum and relish its antioxidant, antibacterial and antimicrobial benefits. Ideal for spot treating redness, sunburn and any skin irritations, spot treat, or mix a pump into your regular moisturiser.

From Mecca Cosmetica


Urban Decay Beached Bronzer in Sunkissed, $38.
Apart from the compact screaming I am on a tropical escape, we love the glow this bronzer gives skin, in the buff of a brush.


BUMBLE AND BUMBLE Prêt-à-powder Très Invisible Nourishing Dry Shampoo, $46
Extend that beachy-wave with this dry shampoo that keeps hair looking tousled, yet feeling clean for days. The ideal spray to keep at the bach over summer.  


James Read Tan Coconut Melting Tanning Balm, $58. 
Beauty junkies rave about this tanning balm including us. Thanks to the organic virgin coconut oil that nourishes the skin, and the hint of sun-kissed colour it leaves on the body.

From the Pharmacy


Trilogy Exfoliating Body Balm, $40.
This hydrating body scrub is packed with sweet almond and rosehip oils, and a micro bead-free natural exfoliant, it's the ideal summer scrub for gently removing flaking, dry skin after a day at the beach.



Neutrogena Beach Defence SPF50 Sunscreen Spray, $23.
Created using the famous patented 'Helioplex technology', which offers a stable, balanced UVA (ageing) and UVB (burning) protection, while under the suns punishing rays. This spray is brilliant for those hard to reach spots, cools skin and the SPF50 is ideal for a day at the beach or poolside.  


Avène Eau Thermale Spring Water, $29.
Instantly cooling on sunburnt skin this spray envelops skin in a soothing, protective, veil, giving instant relief from the heat and it brilliant for preventing dehydration.

From the department store

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Bobbi Brown Extra Skincare Palette, $96.
During summer your skin needs two things: moisture and oil. All of that is packed in this travel-friendly skin kit that contains an oil, balm and handy heal-oil salve, it promises to give skin an instant glow.  

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Burt's Bees Beeswax Squeezable Lip Balm, $12.
The Kokum butter in this lip balm heals dry, cracked  lips keeping them in top shape but it's the travel-friendly tube that makes it our favourite natural lip treat.

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Daisy Eau So Fresh, Eau de Toilette spray $149.
One of our favourite fragrances to wear in summer is Daisy, and with Eau So Fresh, raspberry, grapefruit, and french pear with the soft notes of violet, wild rose and apple blossom are what you can expect. It's more fruity than floral, and for us it's exactly the kind of fragrance we want to surround ourselves in when the heat is on.