A summer-time wish list come true; this June at YOU Beauty Box
Over the last few weeks many of us have had a kind reminder of just how wonderful several consecutive days of sunshine and warmth feels and, whilst It came as quite a shock to the system for some of us, we’re certainly not complaining. In fact, we hereby officially request more of the same please!
This June, the YOU Beauty Box shortlist has been inspired by an English country garden party and The Garden Party Edit, is nothing short of glorious (nope, no rain clouds or soggy burger buns here!).
From skin-loving complexion fixers and bath and body essentials, to the latest in nail colour and some practical accessories with a pretty finish; think botanicals, floral fragrances, fresh summer vibes and rich but lightweight formulas that make an immediate difference, without weighing down your skin.
Summer is a great time to experiment with new brands and find yourself some go-to alternatives for the next few months and The Garden Party Edit is helping us do precisely that.
Here’s what YOU Beauty Box members have got to choose from this month…
SKINCARE with flair…
This month’s skincare picks have got some serious summer attitude about them and are just what we’ll be needing as we tackle the heated commute, hit the beach and embrace wedding season!
First up there’s the Merci Handy Refreshing Face Mists in a selection of scents; these refreshing no-drip mists have an instant cool and re-set effect on the skin and will help you keep your cool in any situation. Heatwave? What heatwave?
Speaking of the rising temperatures and it’s potential to have a somewhat adverse effect on the complexion, AA Skincare Frankincense & Rose Face Toner promises to rehydrate your skin and aid its ability to maintain a healthy moisture level throughout the day. Super quenching and reassuringly calming, this is a summer skin must-have – especially for those with dry skin or concerns about ageing.
Simple Kind To Skin Protecting Light Moisturiser with SPF 15 provides the perfect level of moisturiser and sun protection in one lightweight and non-greasy formula. Plus, it has the added bonus of being a fab make-up base which we are always grateful for at this time of year! With no nasties and the soothing properties of all Simple skincare products, this is suitable for all skin types.
Another tell-tale sign that your skin is struggling with the season is the changes to the delicate skin on your lips. Burts Bees Tinted Lip Balm (Hibiscus) gives a deep true-to-colour shade on the lips and acts as a protective and nourishing barrier at the same time. These tinted balms are available in so many flattering colours that there’s something for every skin tone.
BATH & BODY besties…
Beyond the face, there’s a whole body that needs thinking about – particularly as we expose so much more of it over the summer months! Fear not, products to invest in right now are the ones that promise to keep your skin fresh, clean and hydrated and yes, if they deliver, they will quickly become your new best friends…
Crabtree & Evelyn Gardeners Ultra-Moisturising Hand Therapy is the hand cream of all hand creams and will transform rough and dry skin from very first use. We have to say, we were blown away by this product – it absorbs immediately and hands look softer and healthier in no time. Yes, it’s great if you garden but don’t be put off if you don’t know a trowel from a rake! If your hands feel stretched and parched, this will fix them.
For everywhere else, there’s Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Body Lotion. Ever loyal Palmer’s know a thing or two about how to treat our skin and the fact that this super summer moisturiser smells like the brand bottled paradise, is further proof if ever it were needed – it’s also on the June YOU Beauty Box shortlist in a travel-friendly 50ml bottle, so it won’t get you in trouble at airport security. Bonus.
As for scrubbing up, summer style, YOU Beauty Box are championing two fab products this June: Radox Feel Free Matcha Green Tea & Coconut Water Body Wash – a significantly scented and super suddy body wash that’ll help you wash up and feel fresh all day long; and NUXE Prodigieux® Shower Oil – blended with a golden shimmer, this shower oil is as luxe as they come and will leave skin glossy and gorgeous, the perfect way to highlight a tan and, again, this generous travel sized version is essential holiday packing!
Natural (ish) nails are huge this season and Nails Inc Primrose Street The Reflectors gives nails a gloss of pretty pink pastel with an elegant pearlescent shine that really fits the bill for summer occasions and looks equally fab for everyday wear when you’re at your most bronzed.
Summer calls for a more practical and lightweight approach to beauty, skincare and maintenance. Keep your look super polished with a few key accessories that will give you and your make-up bag an instant lift. The Vintage Cosmetic Company and KITSCH have really delivered on new season chic – with The Vintage Cosmetic Company you get the opportunity to switch your old trustee tweezers for some gorgeous new floral print slanted tweezers – perfect for sharp arches or a thorough tidy. KITSCH hair ties add a spot of summer charm to the simplest of styles – even a ponytail is given a sassy new lease of life.
And that’s not all…
Every June YOU Beauty Box will also include ORGANii SPF 50 Sun Milk Sachet, a We Are Tea Glow Tea for skin radiance Teabag. All GOLD members will receive a Charles Worthington Moisture Seal Hair Healer Leave-In Conditioner.