12 Tropical Beauty Products To Help You Fake A Vacation

12 Tropical Beauty Products To Help You Fake A Vacation

If the closest you’ll get to a holiday this year is al fresco dining while cry-scrolling through the #wanderlust snaps on your Insta feed, you’re in the right place. Luckily for the vacationally-challenged among us, there’s a whole host of products on the beauty shelves just waiting to whisk your senses off to more exotic climes...

Just because you’re miles from an ocean, doesn’t mean you can’t get truly realistic beachy waves, and our top pick right now? Rahua’s Enchanted Island Salt Spray – created using pink sea salt for natural-looking texture and soft volume (without the dreaded crunch), and with a fresh, juicy scent; think ripe guayaba, hibiscus and passion fruit. Philip Kingsley’s limited edition Coconut Breeze Elasticizer is another SL fave: infused with the dreamy scent of coconut, jasmine and almond, and primed to transform sun-parched summer hair into nourished, shiny locks in just ten minutes.

Scent-wise, we can’t get enough of Aerin’s Hibiscus Palm Eau de Parfum – capturing the spirit of a palm-fringed, tropical island. With accords of lotus flower, hibiscus and frangipani, wrapped in the velvety warmth of coconut milk and vanilla, it’s pure sunshine in a bottle. And it wouldn’t be summer without a spritz of Estée Lauder’s cult Bronze Goddess scent. This year sees the return of the Eau Fraîche Skinscent – a lighter take on the original fragrance; a sun-drenched blend of bergamot, warm amber, tiaré flower and vanilla combined with creamy coconut that smells just like sun-kissed skin.

And when it comes to body care, NARS’ iconic Monoï Body Glow II most definitely deserves a mention. If you’re not yet initiated, this multipurpose daily oil gives you glowing, hydrated and seriously addictive-smelling skin – fragranced with tiaré flower and coconut extract, it’s the closest you (and those lucky enough to be in your immediate vicinity) will come to the shores of French Polynesia without stepping on a plane. The Tropical Blossom Body Butter from under-the-radar beauty brand Evolve also boasts a similarly exotic scent, alongside a dose of seriously nourishing shea butter, and is 100% natural and 92% organic.

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