VIVA’s 10 Favourite Summer Beauty Products

Andreea Bondor | 30th August 2015


Even though summer is slowly but surely coming to an end, many of us are still getting ready to go on holiday to enjoy the sun and sea in the warmer places of the world. For the lucky ones in this situation, VIVA has selected the must-have beauty products while going away on holiday:

1.Murad’s Invisiblur Perfecting Shield SPF 30 is a brilliant multi-tasker: a 5 in 1 multi-benefit formula featuring invisible SPF technology. This superb new anti-ageing treatment also blurs, primes, moisturises and protects with an invisible sunscreen to reveal a smooth, flawless complexion in just one step, and under 100ml so perfect for carry-on luggage!


Dr. Murad gave VIVA some advice on how to keep your skin glowing and hydrated during summer: “If you eat your water, you won’t need to count your glasses. Replace at least one glass of water a day with one serving of raw fruits or vegetables; you will be able to stay hydrated significantly longer. Eating foods that are rich in structured water, especially raw fruits and vegetables, will not only help your body hold onto water longer, you’ll get the added boost of important antioxidants, fibre and other nutrients. By sticking to a healthy diet you’ll end up eating most of the water needed each day to stay well hydrated and in turn have younger-looking skin.”

Check out Murad’s SPF line here.

2. Liz Earle, Beauty Editor’s Favourites is a collection of necessary products ranging from facial cleanser, exfoliator, body wash, lip balm and hand cream. The perfect companion of the beauty savvy; everything you need to keep your skin and hair radiant and healthy looking.


3. The Norman Parkinson Collection by Charlotte Tilbury is a limited edition vintage make up collection dedicated to and decorated with the photographer’s iconic images. The set include: Filmstar Bronze & Glow – Suntan & Sunlight, Colour Of Youth – Lip & Cheek Colour, Dreamy Glow Highlighter, Matte Revolution – 1975 Red, Matte Revolution – Miss Kensington and ‘On Call’ Makeup Bag.


4. Batiste Dry Shampoo, 50ml. Dry shampoo is a must, especially in the hot weather or when you are in rush, just give it a quick spray, massage with your fingertips, and your hair will look fresh, with volume and a nice scent.


5. Dove Go Fresh Pomegranate Deodorant, 35 ml. With a fruity fresh scent, Dove promises to keep you fresh and clean throughout the day.


6. John Frieda Luxurious Volume Mini Blow Dry Lotion, 25 ml, was John’s first invention has won world acclaim for its amazing thickening results. Available in the travel-friendly version, make sure you pack it away with you, to boost volume and give fullness on even the finest hair.


7. Nivea Everyday Essentials Pack. Featuring the Nivea Sun range, this collection has all Nivea products you would need on a daily basis, for a soft and sun protected skin. The kit consists of: Gentle Facial Cleansing Wipes, Soft Shower Cream , Pearl & Beauty Roll On Deodorant, Smooth Nourishing Hand Cream, Sun Protect Lip SPF 30 Waterproof , Sun Pocket Size SPF30.


8. REN Grab & Go Kit Face & Body Skincare Set

REN Clean Skincare gives you healthier, more beautiful skin that looks younger for longer. The brand is a favourite among beauty editors and the products give you ground-breaking product formulation, the latest hi-tech actives, rigorous product testing and clinically proven results.

Available on a 20% off offer at John Lewis, at the price of £16 (offer ends 1.09.2015)


9. Hawaiian Tropic After Sun Body Butter Exotic Coconut

Pamper your skin with luxurious Hawaiian Tropic AfterSun Body Butter. Intensively hydrating with 12 hour moisture, it will soothe your skin in case you stayed  in the sun for too long. Ultra-rich moisturisers leave skin feeling silky soft with an exotic coconut scent.


10. Eau Thermal Avène Water Spray, 150ml

Thermal water is a brilliant summer must-have; it provides soothing care for sensitive, hypersensitive, allergic and irritated skin. Providing relief from skin irritation caused by sunburn, after anti-acne treatments, nappy rash, razor burn or hair removal. The spray makes your skin feel refreshed and comforting. Avène Thermal Water Spray can be used to complete cleansing, set make up, after outdoor activities or when travelling.



Don’t forget to pack these essential beauty products before setting off on your holiday! Make sure your skin is fully protected and taken care of so you can enjoy your well-deserved holiday.