While it seems like we’ve been waiting approximately 100 years for summer to arrive – it is finally, finally here! To get your mind, body and spirit summer ready, our #TeamCoco editors have rounded up some of the best self-care treats out there. Because after all, hot girl summer more than just looking good in a bikini (but feeling good too!)
Vegan, subscription-based supplements company April is rewriting the rules of what a modern supplements company should look and act like. These supplements blend modern science with traditional botanical remedies, challenging unrealistic wellness ideals. April is on a mission to make people feel great about the skin they’re in by offering unique, easy and joyful add-ons to daily routines and we are all for it. We especially like the Multi-Me, which is an all-around healthy add-on to your everyday.
Nothing says summer ready like a fresh wax. Luckily, Waxing on Wheels is taking the waxing salon to you. Waxing on Wheels is a mobile waxing salon that removes the hassle of having to travel to a waxing salon. Emily makes the process as painless as possible and is always up for a good chat too. So, if you’re in the Hertfordshire area – you know who to call before your next big summer holiday.
Self-care is just as much about diet and exercise as it is about rest and relaxation – and nothing says relaxation quite like some fabulous essential oils. Zent NY combines fresh lavender and eucalyptus helps to reduce anxiety, combat stress and creates a sense of relaxation, which is essential after a busy workday. Another popular essential oil is Vanilla Bean, which helps reduce depression and creates a warm comforting environment.
Everyone knows that sunscreen is an absolute summer essential but keeping your skin healthy and moisturised under the sunscreen is just as important. This is why we rate Harborist’s Environmental Moisture Light. This lightweight moisturiser is easy to apply under sunscreen because it doesn’t feel like an extra layer, nor does it pill. In addition, the formula contains superoxide dismutase, a bio-mimetic antioxidant often used in more sophisticated sunscreens to fight free radical damage.
Crochet is all the rage this summer, and we’re obsessed with r.l.e’s dainty crochet creations that absolutely exude springtime bliss. Spring in C Minor is r.l.e’s latest capsule collection and features some pastel coloured handbags inspired by spring’s awakening. We can’t wait to get our hands on one of these flower-power-themed handbags which will certainly add a touch of whimsy to our summer wardrobes.
Nothing says summer than a perfect peach glow. But if you’ve been sun-starved like the rest of the UK, you can now fake a flush with Morphe’s Blush Balm Soft-Focus Cream Blush. This innovative, skin-nourishing, perfectly pigmented formula that melts into cheeks for a velvety, sheer-to-buildable, colour. Infused with super-moisturising murumuru and cupuacu butter, this cream blush smooths and blurs on contact for a soft-focus, your-skin-but-boosted effect.
Available in 5 universally flattering shades, give your cheeks a little pink-me-up with creamy mattes and silky, shimmery satins. This collection of sassy blush compacts in sweet shades slay every look with a blendable formula and wearable, oh-so-you shades. No cakiness. No harsh lines. Just beautiful, sun-kissed skin.
Get your hair heatwave ready with Amika The Shield Anti-Humidity Spray. If the word ‘humidity’ makes you recoil, this formula is set to be your new best friend, because it protects all hair types from the perils of moisture – working to shield your hair from frizz, no matter what your weather app predicts. Locking in your style and defending it against heat (up to 230°C!), sticky weather and harmful UV rays, this smoothing, lightweight, invisible spray extends your style and protects for up to 24 frizz-free hours.