Our skincare regime, cosmetics bag, and makeup should be checked regularly for out-of-date products and updated each season with new beauty buys if required. Even if you don’t change your products as often as recommended, buying something new for summer is always a good thing. Rachel McAlley rounds up her top nine beauty launches for summer.

The summer months play havoc with our skin, whether that be on our face or body. The heat outside mixed with air conditioning inside can cause very dry skin. Equally, the sun can be harmful so we are more likely to wear sunscreen throughout summer, potentially causing tacky or sticky skin. Wearing heavy makeup can cause pores to clog up, and getting sweaty can make makeup stick to all these open pores.

We’re damned if we do and we’re damned if we don’t! So, what is the answer? We’re not 100% sure there is a definitive answer, but we do know that reading up on a product before buying it can answer some questions.

Most brand’s packaging says whether their products are cruelty-free, free from parabens, vegan-friendly or recycled. Furthermore, it’s easy to find out if something has an SPF, is hydrating, or is suitable for sensitive skin.

We have compiled a list of nine beauty products ranging from sunscreen and body scrub to shampoo and perfume with everything in between. So, here’s an exciting list of things to get you through the summer months and beyond.

Best Beauty Buys – Skincare

ANARA Skincare, Replenishing Facial Experience

This two-product set contains ANARA’s Replenishing Face Oil (30ml) and a Rose Quartz Gua Sha. The oil is lightweight, nourishes, and reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation for a smooth, healthy and radiant complexion. The Gua Sha is made from high-quality natural Rose Quartz. ANARA’s Gua Sha is used to help tone, firm and rejuvenate the skin. Priced at £95. Shop now at ANARA Skincare

Carol Joy London, Collagen & Hyaluronic Acid Face Mask

Offering results in just 15 minutes, this fast-acting treatment is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines by 29%. Furthermore, it is enriched with Collagen Peptides to support and stimulate the skin’s natural collagen production. Also, it helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and helps promote firmer skin. The mask reinforces the epidermal barrier through Native Collagen Fibres, which work on the skin’s surface. It soothes, calms, stimulates, hydrates, and illuminates offering the skin an extra pick-me-up. Priced at £45. Shop now at Carol Joy London

Best Beauty Buys – Body Care

Sanctuary Spa, Signature Natural Oils Salt Scrub

This iconic scrub consists of dead sea salt flakes drenched in jojoba and coconut oils, with a heady fragrance blend of Grapefruit, Vanilla and Jasmine. The rich and indulgent formula locks moisture into skin for 24 hours, and the glass Kilner jar looks super chic on your bathroom shelf. Priced at £18. Shop now at Boots

Hawaiian Tropic, New Hydrating Protection Lotion SPF 50

Perfect for everyday use as part of a summer skincare routine, this sun lotion leaves the skin beautifully cared for, protected, blissfully scented and wrapped in island botanical extracts. Experience 12-hour moisturisation thanks to the innovative dual ribbons enriched with cocoa & shea butter. This enriching formula leaves the skin feeling nourished and supple, with high-level SPF50 UVA and UVB protection. Priced at £7.90. Shop now at Boots

Body Proud, The Hot Yoga Firming Body Cream

This body treatment helps target and sculpt the tummy, décolletage, and arms, making the skin look firmer and more toned. A lightweight formula that is powered by clinically proven BodyFermHF and a deeply hydrating complex to help tighten and boost elasticity and deliver ultra-hydrated, soft-looking skin. It contains black pepper and rhubarb to help feel uplifted, it’s phthalate-free, paraben-free, dermatologically tested and 100% recyclable. Priced at £12.95. Shop now at I Am Proud

Margaret Dabbs London, Pure Repairing Nail & Cuticle Treatment Pen

This little pen helps to repair damaged nails and cuticles, and it has a precise pin pointer applicator for ease. It is formulated with active botanicals and natural plant extracts, alongside Jojoba and Buriti oils to help with healthy nail growth and hydration. Equally, it boasts a fast-absorbing, lightweight and vegan-friendly formula. Priced at £12. Shop now at Margaret Dabbs.

Best Beauty Buys – Fragrance & Makeup

NEST New York, Balinese Coconut Perfume Oil

Bask on the beach of Bali with this nourishing perfume oil featuring notes of creamy coconut, tropical tiare blossom, and salted musk. Available in other scents too including Madagascar Vanilla, Seville Orange, Turkish Rose, and Indian Jasmin. Priced at either £35 for the rollerball, or £102 for a 20ml bottle. Shop now at Cult Beauty

Tata Harper, Hydrating Lip Crème

More than a balm yet not quite a lipstick this hybrid crème is packed with antioxidant and omega-rich superfruits. Moreover, the lip crème rejuvenates, revives, nourishes and plumps the lips. Available in five shades including bare, blasé, bubbly, juicy and risqué. Priced at £38 each. Shop now at Tata Harper

Best Beauty Buys – Haircare

Odylique, Reviving Rosemary Shampoo

Just about to launch on 15th July, the latest shampoo from Odylique is called Reviving Rosemary Shampoo. This new product helps to support healthy hair growth, plus it helps to prevent hair from falling out, all whilst boosting shine. With two potent rosemary extracts, rice water, seaweed, nettle, and horsetail to help hair with regeneration and strengthening. Priced between £2.50 – £25. Shop from 15th July at Odylique

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A veteran in global travel, Rachel also loves to explore hidden gems on home turf. She’s a writing connoisseur of Britain’s best hotels, luxury beauty products, and UK food and drink launches.

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