August, the Sunday of summer is nearly here, and things are getting hot, hot hot.
Passing heatwave or not, we seem to have been catapulted into Saharan-level heat intensities this week, and while our Vitamin D-leeched limbs aren't complaining, our faces are melting.
So, when the mercury’s rising, keep it chill and store these wonderous, cooling beauty products in the shade – or even in the fridge – for a quick-fix cooling effect on parched skin.
Best in Cooling Beauty
Beauty Elixir, €35, Caudalie - SHOP
There's nothing more refreshing on a hot day than a cool misting spray and this powerful plant-based facial toner smoothes away fine lines, tightens pores and gives the complexion an instant boost of radiance.
Moon Mask, €21, Glossier - SHOP
Whenever your skin is in need of an extra dose of comforting moisture, smooth a thick layer of this creamy mask on to moist skin and relax somewhere out of the heat, while the honey and aloe get to work, as natural soothing agents.
Cooling Water Stick, €23, Milk Makeup - SHOP
An innovative formula that's earned 'essential' status in the bags of beauty addicts everywhere, this ingenious balm grants an instantly refreshing and cooling sensation when smoothed over skin. The icy stick's hydrating and cell-energising properties are amplified by caffeine making it the perfect post-lunch pick-me-up.
Ice Cubes: Face x 4 and Eyes x 4, €67, Anne Semonin - SHOP
Essentially cryotherapy-treatments on the go, these ice cubes come both in face and eye formulations and are blended with nourishing and anti-ageing actives such as Red Seaweed and Marine Spring Water to hydrate, detoxify and de-puff.
Thermal Spring Water, €8.99, Eau Thermal Avéne - SHOP
Avène's Thermal Spring Water is captured directly at its source and bottled in a sterile environment, ensuring that all its soothing and softening properties are preserved. It's a veritable drink for your face and beach bag essential.
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