The Beauty Edit | Summer beach bag essentials
All the Editor-approved products you need under the sun
Coola Mineral Sport SPF 50, £23
An ultra-convenient stick which is perfect for slicking over sensitive areas like the nose and lips, plus it doesn’t leave a white residue either.
L’Occitane Pivoine Sublime Tinted Lip Balm SPF 25, £15
This tinted lip balm with SPF25, adds some much-needed glamour when going from beach to bar.
Institut Esthederm Cellular Water Mist, £18
Refreshes the face without the fuss – thanks to the gentle ph formula, and the skin-friendly ingredients of hyaluronic acid and minerals, you can restore glow and protect against pollution.
Shiseido Sun Protection Eye Cream, £25
This eye cream sinks in quickly, has a higher-than-most SPF rating, and really brightens the under eye area – meaning you can ditch the concealer.
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Tan-Luxe The Gloss Illuminating Face & Body Highlighter, £33
Sweep over cheeks, décolletage, and shins for a subtle glitter-free glow.
Bioderma Photoderm Max SPF 50+, £26.50
There is a sea of SPF products out there, but this is what some of my favourite dermatologists' spritz on themselves and their children. I don’t think you can get a higher recommendation than that.
Nuxe Tanning Oil SPF 30, £18.50
A super easy to use, alcohol-free formula that nourishes and protects.
Institut Esthederm Bronz Repair Anti Wrinkle Cream Strong Sun, £56
This works really well, encouraging a deep, long-lasting tan while training your skin to repair itself.
Biafine Emulsion, £16.39
A brilliant, all purpose on-the-go moisturiser.
Ren Moroccan Rose Otto Sugar Body Polish, £34
This keeps skin hydrated and your tan looking fresh.
Polysianes After-Sun Body & Hair Delicious Shower Shampoo, £5.75
Enriched with Tahiti Monoï, it gets rid of the sea salt and smells like a holiday in a tube.
Rene Furterer Sun Ritual Protective Summer Fluid, £9.67
This is a fab new product – perfect for when you’re spending time in the sun and sea, as it makes your hair manageable and smooth.
Zelens Body Defence Suncreen SPF 30, £55
This SPF from Zelens is fast-absorbing, non-greasy and leaves skin aglow and with a subtle citrusy scent.
Trish McEvoy Liquid Lip Colour in Power Red, £33
If I’m heading from sand to-beach-club, I’ll throw on gold jewellery, a white sundress and a slick of Trish McEvoy’s long-wearing, fast-drying lip paint to add a touch of glamour to my beach get-up. There's nothing like a bright red lip.
Shu Uemura Ultimate Remedy Serum, £27.50
Sun, sea and sand can leave my locks lack-lustre and dry. This dual serum pumps out both an oil and a cream, and immediately restores radiance: it’s my hero hair product all year round but it seriously comes into its own on holiday.
Chanel Palette Essentielle, £52
Less is more when it comes to beach makeup. I tend to forgo eye makeup or anything overly fussy, and instead opt for this handy Chanel trio. There are two colours to illuminate and sculpt, and a bright red to tint lips and cheeks. Ta-dah!
Susanna Kauffman After Sun, £32
A cooling wunder-gel and triumph of German engineering to soothe the inevitable touch of pink that all too often appears on the bridge of my nose and back of my shoulders.
Acqua di Parma Colonia, £39
History has it that I have a penchant for wearing men’s colognes, summer months included. Acqua di Parma’s Colonia transports me to to the sun-drenched piazzas of Sicily with its fresh, timeless and deliciously citrus-heavy scent.