Balmy summer days call for smooth skin, kissable lips and a gorgeous, natural glow. To help you get a jump on everyone’s favourite season, we’ve rounded up our most beloved botanical beauty finds. Welcome to your summer beauty survival kit!
Pure Paw Paw Ointment
Bliss for dry, chapped lips, this soothing ointment contains lush papaya extract and is proudly Aussie made and owned. Use to soften and add a nice sheen to your pout, OR apply immediately to mozzie bites to reduce the swelling and itch. Seriously, it works!
Aroma Magic Coffee Scrub
With a gorgeous creamy rather than super-grainy formula, this delicious scrub can (and should) be used all over the face and body to soften, exfoliate and boost hydration. The uplifting, detoxifying formula boosts an aromatherapy blend of lemongrass, grapefruit and juniper berry essential oils, and is totally free of harsh chemicals, alcohol, sulphates, artificial colouring, fragrance and more.
This clever deodorant comes from our friends at Tilley – best known for their gorgeous range of soaps. Certified organic and aluminium-free, the combination of rose geranium essential oil and Himalayan crystals will keep you fresh and dry. Without any nasties.
Summer = high protection, broad spectrum sunscreen. No excuses. If you prefer to avoid chemical sunscreens, you’ll love this non-shiny, natural sunblock from Natural Instinct. Zinc oxide works to reflect rays, for superior sun protection, while the formulation is 100% free of parabens, synthetic preservatives and other potential irritants.
innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask in Cucumber
This triple-layered sheet mask from Korean natural skincare brand innisfree is like a cooling drink of water for summer skin. It soothes and packs a hydrating punch thanks to a blend of cucumber and Jeju complex: green tea, tangerine, cactus, camellia leaves and orchids. Heaven.
LUMA Cosmetics Illuminating Highlighter
Channel Jess Hart’s mega-babe-next door glow with a touch of creamy highlighter from her LUMA Cosmetics range. In three flattering colours (fair maidens: you’ll love the natural pearl shade), the 85% natural prod adds ample lustre, without the use of parabens, synthetic Fragrances or artificial oils. Use a little on your cheekbones, brow bone, cupid’s bow, or anywhere you want a little extra attention.