Come Fly With Me! Join the July jet set pack…
So, how holiday-ready are you feeling? Yup, it’s a fairly mixed bag in the office too but this month’s YOU Beauty Box is about to shake things up.
The gorgeous Come Fly With Me! July edit is a sumptuous collection of summertime beauty and skincare must-haves, all perfect for holidays and many in generous full-size versions, that will see you through the next few months in style.
As well as some familiar favourites, the July YOU Beauty Box shortlist also embraces some lesser known brands that we hope you’ll enjoy discovering, just as much as we did.
Here’s what made the July cut and why:
Summer skin is one big balancing act and YOU Beauty Box have got the stars of the show this July, thanks to this line-up of skincare saviours…
First up, the shortlisted Green People Age Defy+ 24 Hr Brightening (10ml) gives you the opportunity to sample a premium anti-wrinkle moisturiser with age-spot reduction. Packed with 33 beauty-enhancing actives (yes, 33!!), this is potent multi-purpose skincare, created to deliver intense hydration, whilst reducing bothersome age spots, fine lines and wrinkles. The full price (30ml) product of this, retails at £36 so it’s a great opportunity to try before you invest.
Simple Kind To Skin Micellar Cleansing Water is also included in the edit and makes a particularly fabulous summer-time cleanser. This super lightweight and gentle cleansing solution is made from a triple-purified micellar water formulation, enriched with multi-vitamins and skin-loving ingredients. The best thing about this tonic is that it delivers a thorough cleanse but leaves the skin feeling refreshingly hydrated – perfect for sun-parched complexions.
If you’re yet to invest in a new season serum, The Body Shop Oils Of Life Intensely Revitalising Facial Oil (7ml) is also shortlisted this July and is an all-singing, all-dancing dalliance in the wonderful world of face oils. Infused with 3 precious seed oils from around the world, this daily oil is a lightweight dose of radiance that works to visibly reduce the signs of ageing, deeply revitalise and firm. It also leaves the skin feeling velvety smooth, plumped and healthy.
There has been a real surge in demand for super moisturising serums and SkinChemists Aqua Repair Facial Serum is one of the best ones we have tried. Formulated to soothe and hydrate all day long, this serum contains rose water to calm, allantoin to moisturise and aloe vera to stimulate the healing process – another star product that lends itself to summer skin.
Not only is tanning your face a bit of a nuisance, it’s also super ageing; Vita Liberata Self-Tanning Night Moisture Mask is the answer to our beauty prayers this summer, thanks to its unique formulation, which contains all the goodness of a rich, intense anti-age cream, in a lightweight and comfortable formula with a hint of buildable tan – you can now pop this on before bed and wake up with a subtle and radiant glow by the morning.
The English Soap Company Vintage Rose Rich Shea Butter Soap and Jasmine Rich Shea Butter Soap both list in the Come Fly With Me! July edit and, we’ll be honest, it’s an impossible choice to make between these two beautiful scents. If you’re after a rich soap that leaves skin moisturised rather than dry, these are perfect – they are also really sizable and last for months. Click here to read more about The English Soap Company and why we love their luxurious products.
Feeling the heat? Physicool Pink Handbag containing Cooling Mist is a novelty beauty product with a purpose. Spritz this cooling solution onto the skin as and when you need it and enjoy an instant shot of long-lasting relief from heat discomfort. Originally designed for hot flushes (so it has your back if you are suffering through those too), this genius cooling treatment works by reducing body heat and redness when misted onto the neck and chest area.
Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Air Soft Face SPF30 is now officially our favourite facial sun tan lotion for summer 2017. Not only does it deliver instant hydration, it also creates a protective waterproof barrier to help keep you sun-safe without leaving skin looking and feeling greasy. At 150ml, this SPF is just begging to go on holiday with you.
Returning home from a relaxing holiday and not regressing to your former stressed-out self within a matter of days is no easy feat, which is why we’re loving Aromatherapy Associates Bath and Shower Oil Comforting & Uplifing. This reassuring blend encourages inner calm and balance and promotes a relaxed mind, body and soul. Enjoy once a week and you’ll really appreciate its affects and come to look forward to it all week.
Protecting and healing your hair and scalp is essential in the summer months and Salon Science Hydrasoothe Cooling Spray is one of our greatest targeted summer discoveries to date. For best results, use this after a day at the beach or other sun exposure and spritz throughout damp or dry hair from root to tip. What this spray does is mist the hair with a soothing and moisturising blend that helps to comfort irritated scalps, whilst thoroughly hydrating the hair.
Ideal for the summer months when the weather is unpredictable and you find yourself tossing your hair up somewhere between home and office, mid school-run, on the beach, etc…Invisibobble The Traceless Hair Ring gives secure non-slip hold, without damaging or denting the hair in the process. The band also conceals itself within the hair for a tidy and polished look, making it perfect for special occasion up-dos.
Bohemian Chic Minerals Pretty in Pink Eyeshadow is tapping into a summer trend that we can all get on board with. This highly pigmented eyeshadow, in a flattering shade of pretty pink, looks fab on all skin tones and will stay put (and crease-free) for much longer than most.
When it comes to key SS17 colour trends, deep bejewelled tones are really strong and are a tried and tested method of complementing a tan. Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure – shade 673 works because it gives you that hit of colour that won’t budge.
And, as for the freebies…
July’s FREE treat for all members, comes in the form of the OMS Sublime Enzyme Exfoliate & Resurface Mask (3ml sample) – this super-strength mask is formulated from the best natural ingredients and the results are incredible. It’s a brilliant introduction to the brand and a great way to invigorate your complexion during the summer mid-point.
Finally, the FREE treat for GOLD members only, is the St. Tropez, Gradual Tan, In Shower (50ml). If you haven’t tried this yet then you are in for a treat in more ways than one. Incredibly easy to use, streak-free and with no nasty fragrance, it gives subtle but buildable colour and you’ll look healthy and sun-kissed within a few days. Gorgeous.