Givenchy Hydra Sparkling
Our skin, like our body, needs more water in the summer. Givenchy’s new Hydra Sparkling Multiprotective Luminescence Moisturizing Fluid SPF 30 is formulated with the brand’s Sparkling Water Complex, which intensely hydrates and plumps the complexion, as well as offering sun protection.
THE LIQUID BRONZER:
The lab at Dior skincare HQ is a busy place; few brands innovate so prolifically. For summer 2012, the results have included a new and exclusive oil-based self-tan formula. Dior Bronze L’Huile Somptueuse Éclat Naturel is a lightweight spray that mists broadly and easily (and not too lightly) over the face and body for natural, even coverage.
THE BRONZER WITH BENEFITS:
Stem-cell technology is one skincare innovation to watch – and Chantecaille is all over it. The brand’s new Radiance Gel Bronzer Anti-Age includes its breakthrough raspberry stem-cell technology – a powerful antioxidant that repairs DNA damage – while the gel gives a perfect sun-kissed glow.
THE POWDER BRONZER:
Parisian brand Guerlain has been honing its self-tan formulas since 1984. This year its legendary Terracotta line is all about summer in the city. For the first time, Guerlain has launched an SPF product – Terracotta Sun SPF 15 and SPF 30. Alongside this is the highly anticipated compact – Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder and the Golden Glimmer Powder highlighter.
Summer skin always presents the same dilemma when it comes to foundation: we want to cover imperfections but we don’t want to wear heavy
make-up on the beach. Thankfully, cosmeceutical brand Perricone MD has magicked up a solution in its No Foundation Foundation. The clever formula is a one-shade-fits-all foundation that adapts to any skintone to correct pigmentation, while offering high-protection SPF 30 and a lightweight texture.
Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess and Dior Sun Care
Imagine what a beach holiday would smell like if it were distilled into a lotion and that’s the fragrance of Estée Lauder’s Bronze Goddess Sun Indulgence Lotion for Body SPF 30. As well as its high-SPF benefits, its scent puts you into a holiday frame of mind. For face, Dior’s new Beautifying Protective Suncare SPF 50 is an advanced formulation that contains high levels of UVA and UVB protection, as well as antioxidants to ward off premature ageing.
Estée Lauder 150ml, £20.50; Dior 50ml, £23
THE ANTI-AGEING BODYCARE:
The hi-tech-meets-natural formulas of Parisian beauty house Sisley are legendary for their results – particularly the Supremÿa and Sisleÿa lines.
The latter’s technology has now been applied to a body lotion, Sisleÿa
Anti-Aging Concentrate Firming Body Care, which smooths,
nourishes and reinforces firmness.
THE HAIR RESCUER:
Unite U Luxury
Victoria Beckham, Eva Longoria and Demi Moore all share a secret to
super-silky hair: Unite. The American haircare brand has recently hit UK shores and launched its high-end line, U Luxury. One of the line’s hero products is
U Luxury Argan Oil. Argan oil is ideal for adding shine as well as quenching and smoothing dry summer locks.
THE ANTI-CELLULITE TREATMENT:
Over the years, Dior Svelte has developed a cult status among beauty insiders, so there has been plenty of excitement surrounding the launch of Dior Svelte Body Desire for 2012. The updated formula targets hydration, slimming, firming, toning and smoothing. And after four weeks of use, women actually said they felt more desirable.
THE HEALING BODYCARE:
Crème de la Mer
Inflammation ages our bodies, a fact that Crème de la Mer has been onto for years. The brand’s Miracle Broth, designed to heal inflammation and thereby address its ageing effect on our skin, is now in its much-anticipated new product The Reparative Body Lotion, which hydrates,
repairs damage and lightens age spots.
Available from The Beauty Apothecary and
The Cosmetics Hall, Ground Floor; Urban Retreat,
Fifth Floor; and harrods.com