Your summer beauty survival kit

As the mercury rises, we reveal the key beauty essentials you need this summer.



You know you need to wear sunscreen. But did you know 1 in 3 Australian women will be diagnosed with skin cancer before the age of 85*? And, an even more frightening fact is that you don’t have to be outside at the beach to see your skin become dry, dehydrated and burnt. Even indoors, UVA rays (the rays which cause premature skin ageing) can penetrate through window, glass and yep, even cloud cover. Avoid sun damage and stay protected (with a hint of colour) with ModelCo Daily Face SPF 50+. Or, for an all over SPF that’s hydrating rather than ghosting, try Ultraceuticals SunActive SPF 50+ Body Lotion.


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Avoid your skin drying up like a prune by applying an intensely moisturising body cream like The Body Shop Mango Body Butter – this will leave you smelling like summer too! And, don’t forget to drink your 8 glasses of water every day.  Being dehydrated can sap your energy and make you feel tired, dizzy or have a headache so remember to drink up.



Do you ever go to the beach and have those moments where you wish you could instantly feel cool, rejuvenated and refreshed without having to dive in? Problem solved. Keep a face mist like Jurlique Herbal Recovery Mist stashed in your beach bag. A spritz on the go is the perfect way to keep cool and sweat-free.








If you can’t bring yourself to go completely bare faced at the beach, add a pop of colour onto the apples of your cheeks. Clinique Blushwear Cream Stick in Peachy Blush will add a natural-looking flush while Chantecaille Radiance Gel Bronzer is perfect for adding warmth to any complexion. Keep both in your tote to take you from poolside to sunset cocktails in seconds.



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Eleanor Pendleton
Eleanor Pendleton is an award-winning leading beauty and health journalist. Eleanor has held Beauty Editor positions at magazines including InStyle and FAMOUS. Eleanor has also written for publications including Harper's BAZAAR Australia, Harper's BAZAAR China and Cosmopolitan Hair & Beauty. When Eleanor isn't editing her own beauty website,, she is a Beauty Ambassador for SHOP Til You Drop magazine. In April 2013, Eleanor was awarded the highest achievement in fragrance journalism, The 2013 Jasmine Award for Journalistic Excellence, which is an internationally-recognised beauty industry award.