The 7 Beauty Buys That Will Make You Feel Better Than Ever This Summer

john lewis summer beauty

by Hannah Banks-Walker |

We can all cross our fingers, toes and everything else that this good weather lasts all summer long. After all, sunshine gives us all the dose of Vitamin D we've been craving for the past few months, not to mention the outdoor socialising it enables. We're all in better moods when the weather's great, but what happens if the summer turns into a washout?

Well, short of booking a holiday (if you have, congrats to you) which is clearly a fairly expensive solution, there is perhaps another way to ensure you retain your excellent mood and feel your very best – even in a thunder storm.

At John Lewis & Partners, there's a host of some of the most innovative, luxurious and downright dreamy beauty products that are guaranteed to make you feel a million dollars within mere moments.

From Hello Sunday's genius moisturiser with built-in SPF to bareMINERALS' Complexion Rescue Hydrating Foundation Stick (does what it says on the tin), there are buys to give you your best-ever skin, as well as wonder products like This Works' Perfect Legs Skin Miracle, which will revive even the most exhausted among us.

Whether you need a long soak in the bath (hello, Verden's glorious bath oil) or fancy a new fragrance that will put you in a better mood (enter Prada's new additions to its Les Infusions collection) there is a carefully curated array of products on offer that feel, quite simply, miraculous.

So, don't worry what the weather's doing. You'll feel (and look) absolutely fabulous come rain or shine.


SHOP: The 7 Beauty Buys That Will Make You Feel Better Than Ever

Verden, D'Orangerie Bath Oil, £85
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For your most luxurious bath of all time, drop a little of this glorious oil into the water and let your troubles melt away. Not only will you emerge feeling more relaxed, you'll also smell delicious.

This Works, Perfect Legs Skin Miracle, £33
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This sells out so often that it's been restocked countless times – and it's not hard to see why once you use it. It has a potent combination of Vitamins E and C which help even out skin tone, reduce pigmentation, age spots and restructure the skin, all while adding a subtle shimmer and sun-kissed glow.

Hello Sunday The Everyday One SPF 50, £16
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Not only does this fantastic product give you SPF50 protection, preventing sun damage and ageing, it also offers a brilliant hit of hydration which will leave your skin feeling fresh and nourished all day long.

bareMinerals COMPLEXION RESCUE Hydrating Foundation Stick SPF 25, £30
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A real game-changer, this is the first clean, water-based liquid foundation in a stick – and it even offers SPF25 protection, too. Imagine your very favourite tinted moisturiser but with all the added benefits of more coverage, in a formula that's easy-to-blend, smooth and handy for your handbag. It hydrates as you use it, meaning it will never be cakey or leave skin feeling dry. This one's not just for summer – you'll want it all year round.

Charlotte Tilbury, Beautiful Skin Sun-Kissed Glow Bronzer,, £42
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Whether you're not going away and feeling pretty miserable about it or you want to prolong your holiday glow, you'll want to add this bronzer to your makeup bag. Enriched with hyaluronic acid and sunshine provitamin D3, this is Charlotte Tilbury's first cream bronzer that's sweat-proof, humidity-proof and even offers hydration to boot.

HAAN Wild Orchid Body Lotion, £14.95
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As good as the packaging might suggest, this body lotion will leave your skin feeling nourished, silky and hydrated from top-to-toe. It has the most beautiful scent of wild orchids, lotus flower and coconut and is refillable, too.

Prada, Les Infusions de Prada d'Ylang Eau de Parfum, £118
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If you're looking for a summer pick-me-up, this is it in a bottle. It's as sparkling and sunny as its yellow hue might suggest, offering a fresh, uplifting and sensual citrus fragrance that you'll want to wear every day.

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