That feeling of the sun on your skin. Bliss!
Sunshine makes us happy. It’s therapy for the soul. Filled with vitamin D, the sun has a whole host of healing properties. It boosts serotonin, lifts your mood and increases energy levels.
But too many rays and the positives start to fade. Which is why we need to take care when it comes to our skin. Sun exposure can lead to skin damage and ageing…no thanks! We want to stay sun safe and enjoy the summer.
Lucky for us, Georgia White, beauty buyer for John Lewis is here to shine light on her favourite 5 essentials for super summer skin.
From SPF and hydration heroes, to moisture maximisers and products that battle the baddies and fight irritation - when it comes to sunbeams you can’t beat these gorgeous screens and creams.
So whether you're jetting off on a well deserved holiday, or simply stepping into the garden here’s where summer starts…
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Here's head to toe protection for your whole body. Gone are the days of greasy heavy formulas, today's light as a feather products glide on and feel great. Ultrasun has remained a popular suncare brand and best selling product.
You can enjoy the sun safely no matter what your skin type with Ultrasun Extreme SPF50+ sun protection designed for intense conditions and sensitive complexions. Ultrasun Extreme SPF50+ delivers very high protection from both UVA (up to 98%) and UVB (SPF50+). Formulated with antioxidants and vitamin E and B5, it absorbs quickly with no greasy or chalky appearance. Containing no perfume, emulsifiers or preservatives, ideal for very sensitive skin. Recommended by skin experts and prescribed by GPs for those with the most sun sensitive skin and prone to allergies.
Say Hello to Hello Sunday, afterJohn Lewis recently welcomed this gorgeous brand.
This lightweight facial moisturiser is the perfect option for those who are after a dewy finish. It provides broad spectrum UVA/ UVB protection, anti-pollution defence and protection from blue light and infrared sun rays.
The everyday moisturiser is a fragrance-free formula that is suitable for all skin types, leaving no white cast behind, just super soft skin. The formula has also been enriched with hyaluronic acid and vitamin C to give your skin a boost of hydration and radiance, leaving you with a healthy glow, and it’s available in SPF 30 and SPF 50.
Your everyday staple just got an upgrade! Perfect for fun in the sun. Perfect protection for your face.
As the weather changes, so does our skin, one change being our skin tone, which means it’s time to refresh our foundation. This vegan formula combines the hydrating benefits of your favourite tinted moisturiser with medium buildable coverage – in a convenient on-the-go format. The easy-to-blend texture melts into skin for all-day wear that's lightweight and never cakey, with a radiant finish. Use the multitasking formula as foundation, concealer, contour or for touch-ups on-the-go. This is a true holiday must-have... oh, and it’s SPF 25!
Made with 30% enhanced mineral water, the new Complexion Rescue Hydrating Foundation Stick suits all skin types and is a perfect choice for dry skin. Justpply with fingertips, brush or blender to achieve your preferred coverage.
This lotion literally smells like summer! Another new brand launch for John Lewis, this incredible body lotion is hyper hydrating and there’s sustainable refills online.
With fragrance notes of Wild orchids, lotus flower and coconut, Inspired by the harmony of exotic mountains in Asia, this fragrance wraps the complex beauty and serenity of wild orchids around the warmth of vanilla flower and Indian sandalwood. Massage this luxe lotion all over the body until absorbed - delicious.
After a long day soaking up the sun, you’ll instantly feel your skin rehydrate. Your whole body will benefit, and your skin will look and feel luscious.
Get ready for a moisture surge indeed - with ingredients such as Aloe Bioferment + HA Complex, Activated aloe water and Vitamins C & E, this is skin hydration that soothes in seconds and lasts for hours. Auto-replenishing technology helps skin create its own internal water source to continually rehydrate itself, then lock in moisture. 92% of 110 women who used this product say their skin felt deeply hydrated, and 86% said it looks glowing. Not only is it free of fragrance, oil and alcohol, even the packaging is sustainable, with it being packed in recyabled glass jars and PCR plastic, reducing the creation of new plastic waste.
Use morning and night on clean skin or over makeup as a dewy highlighter. Or use it as a five- minute mask after a long day at the beach.
Shop super summer skin from John Lewis now.
Shop in store, online and via the John Lewis App. With hundreds of brands and products your perfect summer skincare and makeup awaits. Click today and collect tomorrow from John Lewis, Waitrose and hundreds of other locations.
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