10 of the best beauty buys for summer

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  • Ensure a beautiful sunny season with our product picks, from skin saviours to fresh summer scents…

    Pamper green-fingers
    Try Le Couvent des Minimes Gardener’s Hand Healer Ultra Cleansing Foam for a post-gardening treat. Citrus blends with litsea in a vegetable base cleanse, leaving hands feeling soft and smooth. £8 for 300ml.

    Save your skin
    Protect yourself from head to toe with
    Green People’s Sun Lotion SPF25 to prevent sun damage, a water-resistant organic lotion that has skin-boosting vitamins A, C and E. £8.85 for 200ml.

    Indulge in a sea spa
    A seaweed-infused scrub gives lack-lustre skin a boost. Try REN’s stimulating Seaweed & Sage Body Wash formulated with laminaria seaweed extract and a blend of essential oils including geranium, rosemary and sage. £15 for 200ml, available from Planet Organic.

    Choose a signature scent
    Stand out from the crowd with the country fragrance of the season. Just-ripe carrot and fresh fennel with a hint of rose and orange water capture the luscious scent of a cottage herb garden in Jo Malone’s
    Carrot Blossom & Fennel, £44 for 30ml.

    Cleanse beautifully
    A gentle facial cleanser made from soothing natural ingredients is the best way to nourish and protect sensitive skin. Rose and linden blossom essential oils soften while radish root extract defends from pollutants in the Linden Blossom Face Crème Cleanser by John Masters Organics,
    £22 for 112ml.

    Feel fresh-faced
    Brighten, soften and smooth tired skin with a rejuvenating face mask. Rich in thermal spring water, Eau Thermale Avene Soothing Moisture Mask moisturizes with extracts of safflower seed and palm kernel, £11.50 for 50ml, available from The Garden Pharmacy.

    Rehydrate summer skin
    Treat sun-exposed skin to a moisturizing mist. Crabtree & Evelyn’s Pomegranate, Argan & Grapeseed Body Mist is packed with replenishing botanical ingredients and natural antioxidants, a fruity blend that leaves skin feeling fresh. £15 for 100ml.

    Sun shimmers
    Give skin an uplifting golden glow by dusting Shimmer Powder by Ben Nye over your face, or add some to your moisturizer. £25 for 26g.

    Smell delicious
    Start your day with a reviving botanical shower gel such as Abahna’s Frangipani & Orange Blossom, delicately fragranced with organic honey, hydrating aloe vera and calming chamomile. £17 for 250ml.

    Empty a tired mind
    Soothe away cares with a fragrant stress-relieving elixir; gentle, soft and rich in vitamins and antioxidants,
    Tisserand’s De-stress Bath Oil has a relaxing blend of orange and geranium to target stress, sleep problems and low energy. £10.95 for 100ml.

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