Skincare for Healthy, Radiant Spring and Summer Skin
Going from Winter into Spring is a little bit like a snake shedding its skin. The cold, wet weather and central heating are likely to have left us with a duller, drier complexion.
Spring is all about getting rid of the old and starting with the new, so get rid of dead skin cells with a good exfoliator, replenish your skin with a gentle makeup remover, nourishing and brightening serums and hydrating creams.
In the warmer months you'll want to wear lighter makeup, and less of it, and these products will ensure that your complexion is looking radiant and beautiful underneath.
Tomato seed oil is an antioxidant and helps protect the skin from free radicals whilst cleansing deeply and getting rid of all traces of makeup. A cinch to use, I love its chic packaging and the bright orange hue of the oil inside. It's made in England as well, so its carbon footprint is tiny. Available from mid May. £55
PÜRE Collection's gorgeous organic oil-based serums have been created with natural ingredients only to tackle a variety of issues. Prickly Pear is a great allrounder that softens and restores elasticity and brightness. Prickly Pear, Sea Buckthorn & Rose Otto is preventative and provides nutrition and firmness, whilst those who are suffering from redness, inflammation and loss of tone will see results with Revitalising Serum with Prickly Pear, Tamanu & Marine Phytoplankton. £26-£89
Free from nasties, this cleanser is silky, hydrating, very gentle but hardworking and gets rid of all traces of makeup, including stubborn lipstick and mascara. This is great as I don't like faffing with different cleansing products - one should take care of everything really! Suitable for all skin types, those with problem skin, whether very dry or prone to spots, will love this as it leaves the epidermis feeling soft and nourished. £19
Previse Exfoliating Mousse contains Diatomaceous Earth - a natural detoxifying agent and mild abrasive that's extremely effective and can be put to a variety of uses including topically in beauty - so its inclusion is already a bonus for me. This exfoliant can be added to a cleanser to gently get rid of dead skin cells. I recently had some dry patches on my face and this took care of the problem after one use, without drying or irritating. Vegan, dermatologically approved, fragrance free and with added algae and jojoba oil, this is one hardworking exfoliant that really delivers. £43
With aloe vera, hemp, jojoba, green tea and chamomile, this day moisturiser with added SPF is highly hydrating and easily absorbed. It really does a great job at replenishing moisture and the pump container makes it perfect to take travelling. Pair it with Green People Beauty Boost Skin Restore, which you can use at night, for seriously soft, plump and hydrated skin. £20
With hydrosols, hyaluronic acid, pea peptide and fruit enzymes, this tonic keeps the skin hydrated throughout the day. Apply it after cleansing or pop it into your handbag and use on top of your makeup when you are out and the spring and summer heat steals precious moisture from your skin. This tonic also contains a clear crystal quartz sphere, which frankly I've no idea if it does anything, but if you are into that kind of thing, you will like it. Available from mid May. £50
Packed with aloe vera, this serum soothes, hydrates and tackle redness. It's suitable for all skin types but particular beneficial for those with sensitive epidermis. £41
With its high quality and low prices, The Ordinary has really made an impact in the beauty world, with people going crazy for the brand's scientific but no fuss products. I absolutely love this brightening and anti-ageing vitamin C derivative cream, which works well on dull skin in need of a serious pick me up. £7.80