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The best skincare for a cooling summer routine

The best skincare for a cooling summer routine
Alice Macfarlane
Beauty Writer2 years ago
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With the first taste of warmer weather peeking through, summer feels well and truly on the horizon. The promise of longer days, warmer nights, and that vitamin D dose we've all be craving is within touching distance, and we're already prepping our beauty bags for the season. Looking to switch up your regime with the change in weather? Discover our roundup of the best cooling skincare to keep you refreshed all summer long.

Biologi Bc Refresh Cleanser 

Enriched with soapberry extract, this serum-cleanser from Biologi is the ideal refreshing step in your cleansing routine. Working to nourish the skin barrier and calm redness, even for sensitive complexions, this ultra-gentle formula melts away makeup and impurities, whilst rejuvenating your skin in an instant.

Dermalogica Hyaluronic Ceramide Mist

Nothing perks up your skin on a hot day quite like a spritz of a cooling mist, and this ceramide-infused formula is great for an instant boost of hydration. Enriched with rose water, rich in antioxidants, skin is left smooth, soft and refreshed in an instant. Pack in your beach bag for a cooling boost on the go!

brushworks Ice Roller 

Banish heat-induced puffiness effortlessly with this sleek ice roller from Brushworks. Designed for those prone to redness and puffy skin, this stainless steel roller glides over the contours of your face to encourage a more balanced, calmer complexion. Keep in the fridge overnight to soothe your morning skin.

Pai Skincare System D Schisandra and Ceramide Cooling Eye Serum

Give your eyes a generous dose of cooling comfort following a day in the heat with this eye serum from Pai. Infused with mondo-grass for a calming sensation, and ceramides to reinforce the skin barrier, this formula uses a ceramic application tip to provide a gentle cooling massage that reduces puffiness in an instant.

grüum Essens Botanical Water - Cool and Refresh

This multi-tasking water from grüum works to cool and invigorate the complexion. Composed of 100% pure tea tree water, this peppermint-infused formula can be used as a toner to perk up skin on a hot day. For a long-lasting cooling effect, try mixing with your favourite clay mask powder to give yourself an all-over refreshing sensation.

PIXI DetoxifEYE Eye Patches 

Hydrate and soothe irritated, puffy under-eyes with these cult-favourite patches from PIXI. Enriched with calming cucumber, hydrating hyaluronic acid, and invigorating caffeine, just ten minutes of wear leaves your eye area feeling energised and nourished. Pro tip: keep them in the fridge for an extra-cool sensation.

Fresh Sugar Mint Rush Freshening Lip Treatment 

Re-energise your pout with Fresh's revitalising lip treatment. Featuring a medley of meadowfoam, blackcurrant and mint, lips feel hydrated soft and cooled for up to 24 hours, making it ideal for an overnight refresh after a long day in the sun.


Dr.Jart+ Cryo Rubber Mask with Soothing Allantoin 

Unlike your regular sheet mask, this cooling mask from Dr. Jart+ is made from moisture-locking rubber. Designed to calm sensitivity, this mask comes with a pre-treatment Allantoin Complex Ampoule, a gel-like serum that offers a cooling sensation on the complexion. Leave on for up to 40 minutes for a totally rejuvenating experience.


Sun Bum Cool Down After Sun Lotion

Soften, hydrate and soothe sun-soaked skin with this cooling after sun from Sun Bum. Enriched with aloe vera and vitamin E, this cucumber-scented lotion cloaks the skin in a veil of moisture, leaving it velvety smooth and refreshed.


Aveda Cooling Oil

Infused with organic menthol, peppermint and blue chamomile, this uplifting oil from Aveda provides a cooling sensation from top to toe. This non-greasy formula soothes muscles, can be applied to the temples to soothe headaches, or simply works to give skin a revitalising boost.

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Alice Macfarlane
Beauty Writer
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As someone with an affinity for all things beauty, discovering fantastic new products is my not-so-secret obsession. Over the years I've tried and tested a mountains worth of creams, serums and cleansers, finding some of my favourite 'holy-grail' products along the way. However, I'm always on the lookout for more ways to nourish my hair, perfect my dewy base, or enhance my skincare routine. Working as a beauty blogger for over 3 years, I've been lucky enough to collaborate personally with lots of amazing beauty brands including Christian Dior, The Body Shop and Dermalogica. I've used the Dermalogica special cleansing gel religiously since I first got it and their products are some of my ultimate skincare faves. When it comes to cosmetics, NARS Sheer Glow foundation is definitely my go-to - I live for a light, glowy base!