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Beat The Heat: Skinceuticals, Ultraceuticals, Bio Oil And Vida Glow

Beat The Heat: Skinceuticals, Ultraceuticals, Bio Oil And Vida Glow

Summer is reaching its peak and around this time of year, we truly realise which products are cutting it in the heat, and which are leaving us wanting more. If you’re feeling the need for a summer-switch-out, we have a few recommendations to amp up hydration and keep you fresh-faced (and sun safe) this season.

The lightweight hydrator:

Sooth your skin and beat the heat.

Skinceuticals H.A. Intensifier

There’s nothing ordinary about Skinceuticals new serum. The formula combines hyaluronic acid, which holds 1000x its weight in water, with encapsulated chain technology. This allows the plumping ingredients to penetrate the epidermis, creating a reservoir of hydration. Think of it as a no-tox botox solution to instantly plump out fine lines caused by dehydration. The serum has a perfect lightweight viscosity, so it will sit easily under sunscreen and makeup as summer heats up. It can also be used in the evening as a hydration booster layered on top of  more active (and drying) retinol and Vitamin C based night treatments.

The Almighty Defender:

The heat protectant your skin needs.

Ultraceuticals Ultra UV Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF50+

No beauty routine is complete without sunscreen – yet they are one of the most complained about beauty categories. Lucky an Australian owned skin care company has cracked the code – Ultraceuticals two SPF50+ facial moisturisers are the best I’ve tried. The lotion is a broad spectrum SPF50+ and has added anti-ageing benefits like antioxidant protection, sodium hyaluronate. What’s more? Ultraceuticals have developed hydrating and mattifying formulas, so everybody’s base is covered.

Inner beauty balance:

Vida Glow Marine Collagen

Vida Glow for inner hydration.

The second most abundant substance in our bodies is natural collagen. However, this resource starts depleting in our mid twenties – a process not helped along by heat and sun exposure.  An easy way to combat the wear and tear of summer? Add a scoop of collagen powder supplement to your regimen. I have been adding scoop of unflavored Vida Glow Marine Collagen to my tea each day and found it’s a miracle worker for stressed out hair, skin and nails.

Top-to-toe hydration:

Hydration for scars, stretch marks and all the rest.

Bio Oil

An Aussie classic for a reason. GPs and dermatologists recommend this drug store oil for the treatment of of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone.  The bonus? It also makes an incredible after sun hydrator.

Written by Ruby Feneley

Ruby Feneley is The Carousel Beauty Editor. Her obsession with makeup and skincare started when she modelled in her teens. While she studied English Literature at Sydney University she pivoted from front to behind the camera – receiving her Diploma of Artistry and working as a makeup artist, assisting industry leaders across multiple top brands. In 2017, she moved to New York where she worked as a copywriter for celebrity children’s wear label Appaman Inc. Ruby is now combining her love of makeup and skincare with her passion for writing. She has an encyclopaedic knowledge of makeup and skincare – she can spot a Nars lip from 30 feet and recommend skin creams and treatments from chemists to La Mer at a glance. She is always looking for the next big thing in beauty whether it’s an “unsung hero” product, a highlighter hack or a technological innovation to accelerate your anti-ageing regimen.

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