With summer right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to take our skincare routines up a notch to achieve a more hydrated, dewy and refreshed complexion! To help us achieve all our radiant dreams we tapped skincare expert and Crabtree & Evelyn Innovation Manager, Ivy Lin for her top recs to help us get prepped, buffed and ready for the warmer months ahead.
From a super hydrating moisturizer to a gentle exfoliating bar to a hardworking cleanser, we’ve got you covered with all the best goodies to keep your skin hydrated and glowy all summer long:
Gentle enough to use both morning and night, this cleanser, which removes makeup, dirt and grime, is the perfect solution for those hot and humid summer days. Kick start your skincare routine with this refreshing cleanser, packed with cottonseed oil, coconut water, and Crambe Abyssinica seed oil, that leaves your skin feeling soft and clean without stripping away your natural moisture barrier. Simply, “use your hands to gently cleanse and activate foam for more control over the areas you’re cleansing,” says Lin, and enjoy a satisfying lather. And if you’re looking to up the ante for a more squeaky clean, Lin recommends double cleansing with The Gardeners Cultivated Cleansing Oil.
Begin to hydrate your skin before applying moisturizer with this energizing lemongrass tonic. Enriched with bamboo water, aloe vera and a light lemon scent, this highly effective skincare staple actually wipes away excess oil and soothes redness. Plus, lemongrass is known to aid in the reduction of enlarged pores, so we’d say this tonic is an absolute win-win.
“Using a tonic helps retain moisture especially after you have just washed your face. Keeping your face balanced and feeling fresh. Additionally, it enhances the skin’s surface and preps your face for the next step in your skincare routine,” says Lin. For best results, use after cleansing and swipe across your face with a cotton pad to wipe away any breakout-inducing bacteria.
Whether you have dry, oily or combination skin, this moisturizer is for you. Packed with nourishing ingredients such as rosewater, niacinamide and micro-algae, the formula works to reduce the look of fine lines, redness, and uneven skin tones while delivering hydration like no other. So much so, 89 per cent of participants in a clinical study agreed that this glowy moisturizer left their skin texture feeling smoother and softer after 28 days of use—essentially a facial in a jar.
To maintain healthy skin, you’ll want to nourish it with this ultra-rich formula that’s packed with antioxidants that help fight free radicals and increase luminosity. This Mixed Berry Oil Booster is made up of Kakadu plum, Camu Camu, acai and goji, and can be added to your daily moisturizer for an extra vitamin boost and layer of protection.
“The texture is light and absorbs quickly so you don’t have that heavy, ‘weigh down’ feel,” shares Lin. Just add 3-4 drops to your cream or use solo post moisturizing for a glowing complexion all day long.
If you have sensitive skin, you’ll soon swear by this soothing Coconut + Sandalwood Body Balm. The non-greasy, gentle formula is made with murumuru seed butter which restores moisture and the skin’s natural elasticity, hydrating coconut oil and sandalwood for a light and indulgent scent. “It has a lipid composition similar to natural skin and forms a protective film that retains natural moisture,” notes Lin.
You’re going to revel in how wonderful this makes you look and feel. And for best results, Lin recommends using right after your shower to lock in moisture.
Radiance in the shower? Sign us up. This CT Buff + Invigorate Body Bar is your first line of defense to really eliminate that summer sweat and keep your skin refreshed. Enriched with flecks of body-buffing bamboo stem, apple fibre and shea butter, this 3-in-1 formula cuts down on shower time by simultaneously exfoliating, hydrating and cleansing your skin, to help you achieve radiance from head to toe.