The Urban Summer Glow - without the sun and beach
I am pretty sure that we all love that endless summer feel. Everything looks brighter and better. However, not all of us will be able to enjoy a golden beach retreat and I know that most of you will be busy working on set. Ah, the joys of the world of freelancing!
As much as tanning feels good there are so many negative things associated with it including premature ageing and skin pigmentation and this really means that you need to be careful when exposing your skin to harsh sun rays. I know that most of us have tried those self-tan lotions - which in my opinion always have an awful smell, leaving streaks and making us all look very “orange”!
It doesn’t have to be that way. I have been trying the D-Bronzi™ Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops from Drunk Elephant - and it is really good.
A magic formula packed with antioxidant benefits , vitamins and omega-rich virgin marula and black currant seed oils, along with vitamin F (fatty acids), immediately replenish the skin, protects the skin against pollution and environmental damage, while giving you a bronzy glow.
All you need is one pump on its own or mixed with your usual moisturiser or sunscreen protection cream and you are ready to go. It immediately gives you such a natural healthy looking glow. No nasty smell. No streaks. You can apply on your face or body.
Hydration throughout summer is very important. Drinking plenty of water and keeping your skin moisturised, is a must. When it comes to skin hydration, MyBilou has us covered, I think.
Their Creamy Shower Foams comes in various scents: Tasty Donut, Coco Cocktail, Fizzy Berry, Pink Melon and Cotton Candy. They are all “made with love”. 100% Vegan. They gently cleanse the skin while leaving it very moisturised. Definitely not oily. . Dispense the foam into your hands and spread all over your body, whilst under the shower. They all smell really nice but I think my favourite one is Pink Melon. My young daughter loved the Cotton Candy and Fizzy Berry.
Their BodySprays are really nice too. Not too strong and not too subtle. They all have moisturising properties, so this skin is not left dry. It also has soothing deodorising effect ( which means that you can also wear it as deodorant). I just sprayed it around the body ( not in your eyes) and it felt really nice and soothing. The Coco Cocktail fragrance ( which has coconut and vanilla) was super nice and I am sure it would make you feel very refreshed during the hot summer months to come.
Last but not least, their Creamy Foam Lotions, ensure deep moisture and a velvety smooth skin. You can apply it all over your body. It is very dedicated and yet very moisturising. Again, they are all made with 100% vegan ingredients. The Fizzy Berry Cream Foam Lotion contains shea butter, almond oil, avocado oil and panthenol.
When I came across Chāmpo Hair Products, I immediately knew they were a very professional and dedicated brand. I liked how they make you do a hair quiz to understand better your haircare requirements, which in my opinion is very good. We all have different hair with different needs.
Chāmpo (pronounced ‘char-pour’) is the Sanskrit term for shampoo, describing the ancient Indian practice of ‘cleansing, soothing and massaging the head and hair’.
Chāmpo combines ancient Ayurvedic principles with modern trichology and active botanicals to transform hair.
Their current haircare products are split into three ranges, named after the three Ayurvedic Doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
Vata ( which is the one I have used) is formulated especially for dry, difficult or damaged hair. Vata hydrating shampoo and conditioner feature an exceptional line-up of botanicals to instantly revive the softness, shine and condition this hair type longs for.
Pitta - Formulated precisely for fine hair that may be experiencing thinning or loss, Pitta volumising shampoo and conditioner encompass a formidable selection of natural actives brought together to revive strength, fullness and body.
Kapha - Created especially for oily, heavy or thick hair, our Kapha balancing shampoo and conditioner formulas assemble some rather noteworthy actives to restore lustre, control and harmonised condition from root to tip.
I hope you enjoyed my Urban Summer Glow roundup. I would love to find out if you have tried any of the suggested products. You can share your photos by tagging @cinegirlmag.
Wishing everyone a fantastic summer!