Sunday 21 August 2022

Summer Standouts 2022 | Skin, Hair, Body and Makeup


best in beauty summer 2022

I probably could have included double the amount of products in this post or even split it into two posts but I’ll keep it as short as I can with 18 products that have really stood out to me over the last few summer months! 


best summer products 2022


I have been loving the Good Molecules Discoloration Correcting Body Treatment RRP $15* specifically for my chest, shoulders and back. This contains tranexamic acid, glycerin, niacinamide and salicylic acid and works a treat on pigmentation from old acne marks and sun damage. It’s a targeted treatment and they also have a skin serum version which I love as well and talked about more in this post! Sticking with bodycare and since my arms are on show more in the summer I like to use something to treat the KP I get. Enter the Ameliorate Body Lotion RRP £15*, this works so well to smooth bumpy skin and contains lactic acid to remove dead skin cells. It also makes my elbows so soft! This is the unscented version, but I do find there is a slight chemically scent but it’s nothing offensive and the product itself is brilliant! 


best summer hair products 2022


I couldn’t help but pick up the Sol de Janeiro Milky Leave In Conditioner RRP £28 when it was released as I love their Bum Bum Cream so much (I stopped myself including that in this post too!). This smells the exact same aka amazing and is the best detangler I have used! It offers heat protection, frizz control and helps prevent split ends and I love the spray bottle too. It’s also a huge 210ml! It works a dream with the Kerastase Elixir Ultime L'Original Hair Oil RRP £40* at helping smooth my frizz! I’ve always been a little wary of hair oils as I tend to have oily roots so don’t want to add anything that might make it greasier quicker but this oil feels so lightweight whether I apply to damp or dry hair. It also offers heat protection, helps with split ends, adds shine and together these help with my frizz so much! Finally, I now know the hype for the Living Proof PHD Dry Shampoo RRP £22 is real. This is pricey but the best dry shampoo I have tried! No white cast, it absorbs easily giving me an extra day or two out of my greasy hair and makes it look clean. Some dry shampoos only last a few hours before my hair starts looking greasy again, but this is brilliant, and it also gives a bit of lift too! 


best summer makeup products 2022


I’ve got two new go to bases this summer, the first being the NARS Light Reflecting Foundation (Gobi) RRP £37.50. This feels lightweight on the skin and gives a medium but very perfecting coverage. I have been impressed with how long this wears on my skin, it doesn’t separate and it’s been lasting a full day on my normal/combo skin! It makes my skin look so healthy, no fine lines peek through (this is a makeup/skincare hybrid) and it looks as good at the end of the day as at the start! Full review here! I’ve also been reaching for the Fenty Beauty Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint (2) RRP £27 a lot when I’m working from home. This is a much lighter coverage than I am used to but I am embracing it and really enjoying the my skin but better effect it gives. Again, I find it lasts well throughout the day and I have found applying with my fingers gives me better coverage than a beauty blender so have been applying that way! Lastly in the makeup category is the Clarins Lip Comfort Oil in Honey RRP £20. I got a mini of this at Christmas and as soon as I finished it, I bought the full size. This is the only lip oil I have tried but I am in love! It feels lightweight and silky, not sticky at all and lasts a surprisingly long time on my lips making them comfortable and hydrated for hours. It has the nicest shine, contains omega 6 and 9, rose oil and jojoba oil and comes in a bunch of shades and I want more! 


best skincare products 2022


Onto skincare now and the category I had most trouble narrowing products down in! I’ll link to my last cleansers post because nothing has changed there and I wanted to talk about some new products! My skin tends to get more clogged in the summer with sweat and general melting because of the weather so I have been using physical exfoliants more and the Murad Vita-C Triple Exfoliating Facial RRP £68* combines both physical with chemical acids so best of both worlds! It makes easy work of dead skin cells and makes my skin feel soft and smooth while looking brighter and prepped for the rest of my routine! 


charlotte tilbury glow toner review

Next up, my first foray into Charlotte Tilbury skincare with the Glow Toner RRP £40* and I’ll be honest, I didn’t want to like this as I am already a fan of the makeup line and it’s an expensive habit! The toner, however, is beautiful, and my skin really seems to drink it up! It’s acid free and contains niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, peptides and trademark ingredients Exfolactive to exfoliate and Poretight to help minimise the look of pores. Overall, my skin has been looking smoother, plumper, and generally more radiant! For mists I have been turning to the Dermalogica Hyaluronic Ceramide Mist RRP £45*. It’s full of, you guessed it, hyaluronic acid and ceramides, and it makes my skin feel hydrated, helps minimise fine lines and keep my skin supple. Full review here! I’ve been loving using this along with the Dermalogica Circular Hydration Serum RRP £55* which contains both hyaluronic acid and polyglutamic acid and you need in your life if you have dry/dehydrated skin because the effect is instantaneous and fine lines are filled so easily and skin is hydrated all day!

Sticking with serums, I cannot get enough of the Murad Vita-C Glycolic Brightening Serum RRP £75* and have noticed a huge difference in stubborn pigmentation since introducing this into my routine. It really is a powerhouse antioxidant serum and the inclusion of glycolic acid gently exfoliates and helps ensure effective Vitamin C (in the form of L-ascorbic acid) delivery while the serum itself absorbs quickly, makes my skin look brighter and more even and it doesn’t pill like I have found other Vitamin C serums to! See my full review here! The Niche Beauty Lab (think Deciem, as similarly, they have different brands under one umbrella) Theramid Ceramide Treatment RRP £31* is the newest product in my routine out of everything here but it has very quickly impressed me! It contains ceramides, antioxidants and glycerin, feels more like a lightweight moisturiser than a serum and is a perfect buffer for me under retinol keeping my skin hydrated and protected!


For eye cream, I’ve been loving the Vichy Mineral 89 Eyes RRP £20*. It’s got glycerin and sodium hyaluronate as well as caffeine and shea butter and feels lightweight and sinks in quickly. It targets puffiness and fine lines and my full review is here! My go to moisturiser this summer has been The Inkey List Omega Water Cream RRP £9.99*. It’s a water-based gel that contains three omegas to help prevent water loss as well as glycerin and niacinamide. Another lightweight product, this works well under makeup and my skin feels hydrated all day long. Full review here!


To round off this post, two more Murad products I can’t get enough of! Firstly, the Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream RRP £73*. After most of the winter off retinols because of some reactions, I started back with this one around May/June and thankfully my skin seems to be back to normal! This formula contains a fast-acting retinoid, a time-released retinol and a retinol booster as well as niacinamide to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The next morning my skin feels plump and smooth and my fine lines aren’t as noticeable! Lastly, I have enjoyed a lot of SPF’s this summer but I think my favourite might be the City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 RRP £62*. This is a mineral sunscreen that shields against digital blue light damage, UVA, UVB & pollution. The formula is lightweight and has a peachy tint that is easily worked into the skin leaving no white cast (I have pale skin for reference). It contains dimethicone but doesn’t have an overly slippery feel and sits well over the rest of my skincare as well as under makeup with no pilling (my personal pet peeve with some SPF’s). My skin feels protected, I haven’t noticed any new pigmentation spots and it’s easy to make sure you are using the right amount as it squeezes out easily onto my finger lengths as it isn’t runny! Read my full review of Murad’s range here!


best beauty 2022 summer

best summer beauty products 2022

Well done if you made it to the end of this post! As I said, I could have included double the amount of products but had to stop somewhere! What products have stood out to you this summer?


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Danielle xx


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  1. The Sol de Janeiro Milky Leave In Conditioner sounds lovely. I love the BUM BUM cream as well. SO good. xx

    Zoey |

    1. It's gorgeous! Bought it for the scent but it's been amazing for my tangled hair! xx

  2. I want to try that milky leave-in conditioner! That Dermalogica serum is one of my faves. Thanks for sharing all these goodies!

  3. I spy quite a few of my favourites in here! x

  4. I want to try them all! The two leave in hair care products sound like something I need to try to tame my frizz! I am itching to try the Omega Water too! Great post Danielle xx

    1. Thank you Janet! I can't recommend them enough! xx

  5. I couldn’t agree with you more on the Fenty Skin Tint, NARS foundation and the Inkey List Water Omega Cream! Love all of them too. I really want to try the Sol de Janeiro leave in conditioner and the CT toner soon.

    xoxo Simone |

    1. They are amazing! I hope you get to try soon! xx

  6. I love a multi purpose hair spray, so I definitely need to pick up the sol de janeiro one when I'm through my current one, as I still haven't smelt the bum bum cream, but I know everybody raves about it. That Nars foundation sounds lovely too, I'll have to look into that one. It seems like they get base products so right xx

    Hannah |

    1. They definitely do! This is my favourite NARS base out of the ones I have! xx


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