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Beach Bag Essentials

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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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