Our Luxury Summer Skincare Line-Up

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Summer is nearly here, so it’s time to wave goodbye to full glam and embrace the fresh-faced look.

To help keep skin hydrated and protected (whilst providing you with major complexion confidence), we’ve put together some of our favourite summer skincare products from Liz Earle, ESPA and Ultrasun.


There’s no wonder why ESPA are used in spas around the world. With unique combinations of essential oils, plant extracts and marine actives, ESPA not only promote healthy, beautiful skin, but an overall sense of calm.

ESPA’s Optimal Skin ProDefence moisturiser helps to shelter the skin from environmental exposure, using knotgrass, golden seaweed and chicory root extracts, as well as SPF15. It can be used as a daily protectant, whilst keeping skin strong and hydrated.

A must after warmer days, ESPA’s Cooling Body Moisturiser works hard to soothe and refresh the skin. Ideal for use after light sun exposure, it’s infused with aloe, hyaluronic acid and cooling menthol to help nourish and hydrate dry skin.

ESPA’s Gradual Tan Body Moisturiser is one of our favourite gradual tans, with a nourishing formula that not only bronzes, but hydrates. It smells wonderful, too (this is ESPA, after all), as it’s infused with jasmine, rosewood and ylang-ylang.

Summer skincare
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Liz Earle

With over 25 years in the industry, Liz Earle understand the power of naturally active ingredients, as well as the importance of responsible resourcing. The brand most definitely falls into the “affordable luxury” category, creating products that deliver great results to all ages and skin types.

Liz Earle’s Daily Routine Introduction Kit includes four products ideal for summer use. The Cleanse & Polish (which also features a cleansing cloth) works hard to remove daily grime, pollutants and make up, whilst the Instant Boost™ Skin Tonic visibly brightens skin tone. To finish, use the Skin Repair™ Gel – it’ll give your skin that extra boost of hydration needed after a day in the sun.

Daily Routine Introduction Kit Light – £17


Ultrasun have been producing effective sun protection for over 25 years. Their non-greasy, lightweight formulas work to strengthen skin barriers from below the surface, providing long-lasting protection from the sun’s rays.

Ideal for faces that need a little more protection, Ultrasun’s Face 50+ Tinted Honey contains SPF50+. Whilst helping to prevent future sun damage, the cream also has a light coverage, making an ideal foundation substitute. Wear this formula every day in summer to keep skin protected, radiant and hydrated.

Ultrasun’s Aftersun Tan Booster will be your saviour after a day of sunbathing. This gentle gel formula provides essential post-sun-exposure hydration, whilst helping to prolong your tan. A natural glow for longer? We’ll take two bottles!

Want to see more of our summer skincare line-up? Take a look at our Summer Beauty Ready edit.

Words by Hannah Wright