Or are your skincare lotions and potions still the equivalent of a chunky knit, hot chocolate and a good book in front of a fire? The thing is, our skincare needs to change seasonally, just like our wardrobe and lifestyle do. So, with that in mind, here are the products we recommend to take your skincare vibe from Winter to Summer with just three words: add to cart.
Get Yourself Some Vitamin "Sea"
Whether you're counting down the days to your beach vacay or stocking up on poolside accessories for a 'fun in the sun' staycation, our new, just-launched Marine Collagen Powder Rooibos and Apple is a supplement must-have for the summer months.
Packed with potential benefits for skin, hair, bones, and muscle mass, it boasts anti-ageing properties and is good for gut health, too. It's also a great alternative to bovine collagen. While this supplement is suitable for most skin types, it's not suitable for you if you have allergies to fish.
Summer-Proof Your Skin, From the Inside Out...
Heliocare 360 Capsules are a game-changer for those at high risk of pigmentation, ageing, and skin cancer, particularly during the summer when the sun is at its highest intensity and most dangerous.
These capsules, taken daily, protect your skin from UVB, UVA, high energy visible light as well as Infrared radiation while strengthening your skin's photoprotective action (thanks to the inclusion of Vitamins C and E) and protecting your skin against environmental threats (thanks to Niacinamide).
It's important to mention that while these capsules complement your current sun protection routine, they're not a replacement for regular application of a good SPF, sun smart habits and a fabulous sun hat.
Get Off to the (B)Right Start
If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, this product is the most important moisturiser of the day. Lamelle Luminesce Brighter Day is an active moisturiser that improves the appearance of uneven colouring, dark spots, and dullness while supporting your skin's barrier function and delivering an anti-itch, soothing effect.
This industry-first moisturiser contains two vital brightening ingredients – Oligopeptide-34 and Pentapeptide-13 – for a complete solution to hyperpigmentation. In addition, organic extracts and modern biotechnology create a powerful formula; Hyaluronic Acid keeps your skin hydrated, and Glutathione Reductase (a powerful antioxidant) helps to protect your skin's cells and nuclei from pigment production and worsening.
Sweet Dreams, Better Skin
SkinCeuticals Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight is an active formulation for night-time use, which, when used regularly, as directed, improves cell turnover and gets your skin glowing. Containing plenty of the anti-ageing 'good stuff' – Glycolic Acid for improved skin texture, Phytic Acid for natural shedding of dead skin cells, as well as Sunflower Seed Oil and Jojoba Oil to lock in moisture – we love that this product puts the 'beauty' in beauty sleep.
Go For Gold in the Glow Department
Neostrata Enlighten 15% Vitamin C + PHA Serum is the gold standard when it comes to Vitamin C serums. This lightweight, easy-to-absorb, powerhouse face serum features a blend of antioxidants and Poly Hydroxy Acid for a more radiant skin tone courtesy of Poly Hydroxy Acids (PHA) and Green Tea Extract, which gently exfoliate your skin, removing dead skin cells and clogged pores. At the same time, L-Ascorbic Acid targets dark spots and uneven skin tone to dial up the radiance and get your glow on.
It makes sense that your skin would need different care at different times of the year, given the change in humidity, temperature, and more or less time spent outdoors. The beauty of our bodies is that, if we pay attention, they tell us what they need.
The rich moisturiser you loved back in July, leaving you not loving the super-greasy feeling after application in November? It's time to swap it for a more summer-loving alternative. SPF30 did the job in June, offering less protection than you need for a poolside Sunday session with the kids—time to explore your SPF50 options.
So, if you want to give your skincare routine a seasonal update but need to know what to start using or what to stop using for a couple of months, chat with us. We're always here to offer advice. And, as always, your favourite Skin Renewal medical doctor or therapist will happily talk to you about ways to update your skincare strategy without breaking the bank.