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Beach Bag Essentials

Want to ensure your look is more poolside chic than sweaty mess on this year’s big break? Whether you’re living it up in Ibiza or chilling on the Algarve, a few carefully selected products are essential for looking and feeling great while you bask in the sun.

From powerful facial SPFs and colour-saving hair masks to reliable waterproof mascaras, here are SL’s top picks of the ultimate beauty heroes you need in your beach bag this summer...

 


Facial Wipes, £4.99 | Say Yes to Cucumbers

Get a refreshing pick-me-up with these cucumber-enriched wipes, which help cool and soothe the skin and contain anti-inflammatory green tea extract to protect against free-radical damage, alongside moisturising aloe vera.

 


3-in-1 Baked Trio Bronzing Powder, £24 | Stila 

This luxe powder contains three distinct bronzing powders for the perfect match as your tan develops.


Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayon, £7.99 | Bourjois

Protect your lips with a pop of colour thanks to this hydrating SPF15 and waterproof formula, which boasts a non-sticky, light texture.

 


Scandal Queen Waterproof Mascara, £18.50 | Fairydrops

Lashes are lengthened and volumised without the risk of panda eyes thanks to this waterproof wonder.


Sun Care Protective Hair Veil, £21.50 | Aveda 

Forming an invisible screen to protect your hair from the sun for up to16 hours, this waterproof mist minimises colour fading, damage and dryness.


Beauty Booster Cream, £70 | Trish McEvoy 

A multifunctional moisturiser, primer and sunscreen in one, this SPF 30 cream protects you from the elements while minimising fine lines and signs of fatigue.

 


Filmstar Bronze & Glow, £49 | Charlotte Tilbury 

Sculpt and define your face with this highlighting and shading power duo to boost your sun-kissed complexion.


Lemon Drop Lip Balm, £6.50 | EOS  

This antioxidant-rich SPF 15 lip balm is packed with vitamin E and natural conditioning oils.


Swimcap Cream, £22 | Philip Kingsley

Keep your hair safe from the elements with this water-resistant super conditioner, which combats dryness and damaged caused by chlorine and salt, and prevents colour fade.

 


Ultra Sun Protection SPF50 Primer, £76 | Chantecaille

Shielding your skin from harmful rays, this water-resistant invisible primer soothes the skin, while fighting free-radical damage and preventing the breakdown of collagen.


Sun Beauty Oil-Free Milky Spray, £22 | Lancaster  

This new generation formula combines UVA/UVB protection with Infrared technology to leave you with a golden tan while maintaining your skin’s firmness and elasticity.


Ocean Mist, £18 | Sacha Juan

This leave-in salt spray will boost your locks with natural waves and volume.

 


Blotting Papers 30 Sheets, £11.50 | Tatcha 

These handmade, gold-infused papers will blot up excess oil and sweat without drying out your skin.


Solar Defense Booster SPF 50 Sunscreen, £39 | Dermalogica

Add extra UVA and UVB defence to your moisturiser or foundation with this SPF 50 booster.


Thermal Spa Water Spray, £7 | Vichy 

Refresh your skin at any time with this soothing and protecting mineral-enriched spray.

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