You’ve planned a getaway, sorted out your flights, and mentally checked out at work. Now it’s time to beach-up your beauty bag, especially if a combination of sea, sun, sand, and surf are involved. Here, we’ve rounded up a handful of beauty essentials that will leave you looking and feeling your best through all the elements – and then some.
The Hair Hero
Get beach-beautiful locks with Nuxe’s ‘Moisturising Protective Milky Oil for Hair’, which essentially covers all the bases. Containing a combination of three sunscreens and rice-protein extract, it protects the hair and scalp from the harmful effects of the sun and seawater without drying it out. Enriched with coconut oil, it helps repair the hair fiber and nourishes locks from the inside out thanks to Kau Pe flowers. Both alcohol-free and water-resistant, it smells like a tropical holiday in a bottle, which we love. Simply spray before you step into the sun, and your locks will feel loved all day long.
Nuxe ‘Moisturising Protective Milky Oil for Hair’
AED73 / SAR75
Bath & Unwind
Despite what its name suggests, this super SPF is far from goopy. Instead, it’s a lightweight mist that offers waterproof protection against harmful rays and loads skin up with powerful antioxidants. Vitamin C, green tea, and açai-berry extracts not only offer some serious protection from free radicals, but they also help prevent and fade dark spots whilst looking after skin from the inside out.
Supergoop! ‘SPF 30 Antioxidant-Infused Sunscreen Mist’
AED70 / SAR71
The Skin Soother
Whether your skin is in need of a refreshing pick-me-up because of the heat or some TLC after a day in the sun, this amazing mist does it all. Enriched with organic aloe, green tea leaf extract, and antioxidant-rich grape seed oil, it helps protect and fight against free radical damage whilst acting as a calming anti-inflammatory and moisturizing parched skin. Simply spray throughout the day for instant relief.
Soleil Toujours ‘Organic Aloe Antioxidant Calming Mist’
AED121 / SAR124
The Tan Booster
Nothing beats the gorgeous glow that a beach vacation brings, so give yours a boost with these must-have drops. Helping to prepare skin before sun exposure, they also deepen and extend your natural tan thanks to their “melanin activator complex”. They also prevent peeling and leave skin silky soft thanks to nourishing ingredients such as raspberry extract and aloe vera. Simply mix a few drops into your face cream or body lotion, and let it work its magic.
Tan-Luxe ‘Tan Booster’
AED203 / SAR207
The Lip Lover
One thing many of us are guilty of is neglecting our smiles on the sand, so be sure to invest in a lip-loving protector, too, like this offering from Aesop. It boasts UVA and UVB filters, SPF30 protection, and botanical oils to nourish and hydrate your pout to perfection. The added beauty bonus? It’s vegan-friendly and free from nasties.
The Face Mask
Soothe post-sun skin with this magical mask from Dr Jart+. Providing an instant cooling and hydrating hit as soon as it touches your skin, it’s infused with aloe vera and phytoncides to help soothe and moisturize whilst treating skin to calming antiseptic ingredients. Lightweight cellulose fiber allows for pores to fully absorb all its goodness, too, making it the ultimate beauty buy to refresh your face after a day at the beach.
Dr.Jart+ ‘Dermask Water Jet Soothing Hydra Solution’
AED27 / SAR28
Whether you need to get sand off your feet, smudged makeup off your eyes, or sea water off your skin, these wipes do it all – and more. Infused with coconut water, aloe vera, calendula, and papaya extract, they can be used from top to toe to cleanse, refresh, and nourish the skin. Plus, they’ll leave you smelling of coconuts. Bonus.
Pacifica ‘Purify Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes’
AED22 / SAR22