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Skincare products that are perfect for summer 2021


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These are the skincare products that are a need not a want for your hot girl summer.

The Australian summer – as fabulous as it may be – brings some pretty harsh weather conditions. Meaning, you've got to have your skin prepped and ready to battle the elements of the hot and harsh climate.

From our favourite sunscreens to hard-working serums and must-have tanning products, these are the skincare items you need, want and deserve during summer. Enjoy xoxo

Youth To The People Mandelic Acid + Superfood Unity Exfoliant - $59

Where to buy: Sephora

The Youth To The People Mandelic Acid + Superfood Unity Exfoliant is a powerhouse liquid exfoliating solution formulated for multiple skin types. This product's combination of AHA, BHA & PHA works to increase cell turnover and leave you with glowing baby-fresh skin.

Specifically, the 3% mandelic acid (AHA) gently lifts dull surface skin cells to smooth texture and reduce the look of hyperpigmentation. The 2% salicylic acid (BHA) unclogs and visibly minimises the look of pores, dissolving build-up and excess oils deep within pores and skin's surface layers. Finally, the 1% gluconolactone (PHA) boosts cell turnover and hydration to help strengthen the skin's moisture barrier.

Some liquid exfoliators can take a bit of time to get used to but Youth To The People states this product is fine for everyday use.

Alya Skin's Vitamin C Supercharged Serum - $31.99

Where to buy: Priceline

Vitamin C is a must-have ingredient in any skincare routine and this affordable option is a must-have. You may know Alya Skin from its viral pink clay mask but the brand has evolved to be much more than one hero product.

Formulated with both vitamin C and hyaluronic acid, this serum is going to brighten and even skin while also introducing hydration to give you the perfect summer complexion.

Nude By Nature Renewal Daily Facial Oil - $39.99

Where to buy: Nude by Nature

Facial oils don't really get the recognition they deserve. The main misconceptions are that facial oils are going to clog your pores or leave your face feeling greasy. Wrongo.

The Renewal Daily Facial Oil from Nude By Nature contains powerful antioxidants called MagNUT Sense Oil and grapeseed oil that are super lightweight and non-greasy on the skin. The formula helps to retain moisture and soothe fragile skin with no greasy feeling in sight.

Biossance Squalane + Caffeine Toning Body Cream - $75

Where to buy: Sephora

The summer sun means one thing – dry skin. Thankfully the Biossance Squalane + Caffeine Toning Body Cream is here to save the day. This deeply hydrating body cream is powered by caffeine and niacinamide to visibly tone skin.

This product is also nice and light on the skin without sacrificing hydration longevity. Plus, just for an extra bonus, Biossance is one of the most environmentally friendly skincare brands out there so you're not only doing yourself a favour but good ol' mother nature too!

Avéne Thermal Spring Water Spray - $22.99

Where to buy: Chemist Warehouse

This product is like magic in a bottle. It works to soothe irritated or sensitive skin and banish redness. Whether you're fighting the constant battle of sensitive skin or have a nasty sunburn, this product in summer is going to give you a helping hand.

It also works well as a primer for your makeup or even if you just need a morning wake-up boost. It has 250+ 5-star reviews on the Chemist Warehouse site so you don't just have to take my word for it. Use this after your cleanse and before your moisturiser and you're good to go!

Tan Luxe Super Gloss SPF 30 Illuminating Bronzing Drops - $59

Where to buy: Sephora

Tan Luxe has been a fan favourite of mine for some time. Its gradual illuminating body moisturiser has to be one of the best fake tans on the market.

The brand has since launched its newest product, the Super Gloss Drops. Believe me when I say these are a must-have for that bronzed skin but better summer glow. The Super Gloss Drops are the definition of an overachiever. It's a skin-perfecting super serum which encompasses your daily skincare routine, makeup and SPF all in one.

These drops aim to give you an instant glow as well as protect you from harmful UV rays with SPF 30. Apply the desired number of drops to your face, massaging into the skin with circular motions, for a natural and dewy finish.

We Are Feel Good Inc Kakadu Plum Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+ - $29.95

Where to buy: Oz Hair and Beauty

For the love of all things hot girl summer get yourself a good SPF. Skincare is an all-over-body experience – not just your face.

The sun can be incredibly dangerous if you're not protected and is one of the biggest contributors to the signs of ageing.

This sunscreen from We Are Feel Good Inc is enriched with antioxidants from the native Australian Kakadu plum and is non-greasy and up to 4 hours water resistant to give you maximum coverage. Plus, with added vitamin E and aloe vera to nourish your skin, it's a must-have for your beach tote-bag this summer.

Naked Sundays Body Mist SPF 50+ - $49.95

Where to buy: MECCA

If you're more a fan of mist sunscreen then let me introduce you to the recently launched Naked Sundays Body Mist. This has been a lifesaver on sunny days and is super light on the skin, avoids that slimy feeling of some other sunscreens and smells ridiculously good.

It doubles as both an SPF and body moisturiser and as someone with dry skin this has been a godsend.

If you're someone who is super forgetful to apply sunscreen or find it a bit of a hassle then I'd definitely recommend this product.

Caudalie Moisturizing Mattifying Fluid - $55.00

Where to buy: Sephora

For those who suffer from oily skin during summer or all year round, the Moisturizing Mattifying Fluid from the Caudalie Vinopure range is about to be your new best friend. You can keep your skin hydrated all summer long while controlling sebum, reducing blemishes and leaving the skin mattified.

Coco & Eve Sunny Honey Bali Bronzing Foam – $44.90

Where to buy: Adore Beauty

It's no secret that spending long hours out in the sun is a dead trend. It's dangerous and bad for your skin. Plus, if you're like me and you struggle to tan naturally even when doing it the safer way (with copious amounts of sunscreen) then let me introduce you to your rich deep summer tan... in a bottle.

The Coco & Eve Sunny Honey Bali Bronzing Foam is a fast-drying, rich olive tan that develops in 2 hours and lasts beautifully. With over 2,000+ reviews and a 4.7-star rating, this is definitely a tanning foam worth giving a go during the warmer months. It also comes in 3 different shades so you can select which tone is right for you!

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