Summer is the perfect time to add a few new products into your cosmetics bag, so check out our beauty round-up for some inspiration.

Add a little extra skincare into your routine, take your hair to the next level, or spritz a gorgeous scent on your pulse points. We’ve got everything from nail polish and skin protection to makeup, and even perfume. There’s eye cream, mascara, face mist, and shampoo, plus eyeshadow, skincare sets and more.


Green People, Organic Heritage Beauty Trio

Green People have launched a Special-Edition Organic Heritage Beauty Trio skincare set that works to cleanse, smooth and hydrate, whilst nourishing and replenishing. Vita Min Fix 24-Hour Cream, Fruitful Nights Night Cream, Gentle Cleanse & Make-up Remover. £44.25 (3 x 50ml) from Green People.

COSRX, BHA Blackhead Power Liquid Serum

The serum contains natural Betaine Salicylate, an exfoliant, which gets rid of blackheads and sebum. It also prevents sebum turning into blackheads, and helps the skin rebuild its moisture barrier. Containing White Willow Bark, which helps decrease redness and inflammation, plus Niacinamide and Sodium Hyaluronate to fight acne, brighten, smooth and hydrate the skin. £20.75 (100ml) from Feel Unique.

Subtle Energies, Mogra Rejuvenating Gold Moisturiser

Within this moisturiser, rare and potent anti-ageing actives help to restore, age-defy and hydrate the skin. Mogra stimulates cell renewal and promotes collagen production. Himalayan Rose hydrates, Sandalwood helps with pigmentation, and 24K Gold Leaf offers collagen support along with brightening the skin and renewing cells. This is pure luxury for the skin. £235 (50ml) from Subtle Energies.

Lavera, Firming Eye Cream

A highly effective formula that stimulates the skin’s collagen to help reduce wrinkles, which offer a firmer and more youthful complexion. Ingredients include Bakuchiol and Hyaluronic Acid, which seriously hydrate the skin around the delicate eye area. £25.95 (15ml) from Lavera.

skinChemists, Youth Series Wrinkle Killer Sun Protection Day Cream

Leading skin care specialists, skinChemists have launched a new range of essentials within its Youth Series range. Two new multifunctional SPF moisturisers have been developed (SPF30 and SPF50), to help protect the skin. Each cream is specially focused, offering long lasting protection from harmful UV Rays, whilst also keeping wrinkles at bay and leaving the skin hydrated. £24.99 (SPF30) and £34.99 (SPF50) from skinChemists.

Weleda, Prickly Pear Cactus Hydrating Facial Mist

A spritz of this face mist gives hydration for up to 12 hours. It is 100% certified natural, is 89.9% organic, is oil-free and contains Aloe Vera Gel, Prickly Pear Extract, and Hamamelis Distillate. It also helps with pore refining and toning the skin. £16.95 (100ml) from Weleda.

Makeup & Nails

Benefit Cosmetics, Mascara Mini Fest

Launching on 13th July exclusively at Boots the Mascara Mini Fest from Benefit Cosmetics includes BADgal BANG!, They’re Real! Magnet, and Roller Lash. This trio will help the lashes volumise, super-curl, and lengthen. The minis are the perfect size for your next holiday or festival. £20.50 (worth £40.50) from selected Boots stores across the UK.

W7 Makeup, Very Vegan Eyeshadow

W7’s Very Vegan Eyeshadow Palettes are 100% vegan formulas and feature a range of colours, textures and can work wonders on enhancing eyes this summer. Featuring a blend of 12 gorgeous matte and metallic eyeshadow colours for a natural, everyday glam in two palettes colourways. £7.95 each from W7 Makeup.

Ciaté London, Plant Pot Nail Polish

If you want to protect, strengthen and rehydrate your nails then Ciaté London’s vegan Plant Pots are for you. Infused with Bakuchoil, Biotin, and Bamboo Extract this formulation contains patented strengthening, rejuvenating technology. For a pop of colour with added protection, try a subtle, universal pink, like Sweet Blush (high gloss, pinky-nude). £10 from Ciaté London.


Shine, Shampoo Bar

Introducing Shine, the perfect sustainable swap out for bulky, plastic-wrapped liquid shampoo. Not only is it a win for the environment, Shine is curated by a team of professional stylists and colourists so you can be safe in the knowledge that there is no compromise on quality, and your hair will be left feeling and looking as shiny as ever! Naturally derived, no animal testing, and no plastic bottle, with a citrus aroma. £9.50/£8.50 (no tin) 75g bar from Shine Shampoo Bars.

Rhyme & Reason, Finishing Serum with Organ Oil

This serum is one of the latest launches from Rhyme & Reason. If you’re looking for frizz-free hair this product is what you need! It locks in hydration and smoothes the hair, plus it tames frizz, and finishes the style to perfection. £8.99 (100ml) from Boots.


Bjork & Berries, Botanist EDP

The latest Eau de Parfum from eco-luxury brand Bjork & Berries has just launched. The bright scent of green apple and cassis leads to a heart of smoky black tea and rich, mysterious birch. The unexpected earthiness of vetiver root and the woody, powdery scent of patchouli create a soft and lasting finish. £85 (50ml) from Bjork and Berries.

Bravanariz, Inside Scents Agost Perfume

Agost means August in Catalan and this is the perfect summer fragrance to evoke memories of the Mediterranean. It is like basking underneath the glorious sunshine after a relaxing swim, with a fragrant waft of cypress trees, fresh mint, and fennel in the air. £40 (100ml) from Bravanariz.


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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