Products To Make You Smile This August
20 August 2021
And just like that…It’s the end of the Summer Months! But hey, we’re not quite ready for scarfs and pumpkin spice lattes yet. Did you know that the word August actually means impressive, distinguished and renowned? Let’s consider this August Product Roundup the final majestic swan song of Summer.
August beauties, your star signs are pretty impressive indeed. If you’re born in August, you will either be a Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd) or a Virgo (July 23rd – August 22nd). Leo star signs are typically very theatrical and ruled by the dazzling light of the sun. Famous Leos include Jennifer Lopez, Shawn Mendes, Mick Jagger and Jason Momoa. Now that’s some star power! Virgos are more down to Earth – renowned for their logical approach to life and attention to the small details. Famous Virgos include Beyoncé, Blake Lively, Zendaya (face of Idôle) and Cameron Diaz.
Birth flowers for August include the Gladiolus and Poppy. Now it’s a bit tricky to find a Gladiolus fragrance, but for Poppy fragrances, reach for Jo Malone Poppy & Barley, Jo Malone Scarlet Poppy or Kenzo Flower by Kenzo Poppy Bouquet. August’s Birthstone is a Peridot. Want to gift a quirky gift for an August friend? Peridot by Armaf Niche is a great way to pay tribute to friends who sparkle brightly.
Take a look at this month’s Smile Edit and celebrate those Dog Days of Summer!
AT1 DEEP CLEANSING BALM
First up in the August Roundup is this delectable Deep Cleansing Balm from At1. Luxury yet affordable, this range of products has nature and sustainability at its heart – and allbeauty should know! This skincare range was formulated by looking at data from allbeauty customers. The result? Visible results that purify, nourish and balance, leaving your skin feeling refreshed and luminous.
The At1 Deep Cleansing Balm is perfect for your nighttime skincare routine. It effortlessly melts away makeup (even waterproof mascara) and impurities of the day. Grapeseed oil is combined with crambe oil to nourish the skin, whilst Apricot and Blackcurrant oils provide natural sources of Vitamin A, C and E to plump up the skin. Echium oil is also included in the formulation to minimise skin redness and irritation.
Lightly fragranced with a 100% natural blend of lemon, mandarin, orange, bergamot, rosemary, thyme and cedarwood, this dreamy balm also contains Sunflower Unsaponifiables to plump, regenerate and protect the skin. Derived from hemp, which acts as an emulsifier, this oily balm is transformed into a milk when mixed with water for smooth application and makeup removal.
BENEFIT CALIFORNIA KISSIN’ BALMS
Keep those lips hydrated all day with benefit cosmetics’ California Kissin’ Balms. With a cute hippy design, these balms will be one purchase you’ll be wanting to add to your handbag.
These cushiony little beauties are enriched with hyaluronic acid and wild mango butter to keep your lips feeling smooth, hydrated and kissably soft. Available in 16 vibrant colours from classics such as Nude-Pink and Cherry to sweethearts such as Pink Quartz and Peach Pink and sultry darker shades of Spiced Red & Blackberry.
With a sweet mango scent, rich pigmentation and moisturising properties, is it any wonder these balms have made it to our August shortlist? Try using on your cheeks as well for a sheer blush look!
SHU UEMURA IZUMI TONIC
Have you heard of the Rice Water trend? Beloved by celebs such as the Kardashians, the ancient Japanese ritual of bathing hair in rice water has been officially embraced By Shu Uemura’s Art Of Hair Izumi Tonic formulation.
Infused with japanese rice extract, spritz onto the scalp and hair to leave your hair instantly hydrated and up to 10 x stronger.
This tonic will strengthen and bodify your hair, leaving it feeling smooth and silky.
ESPA MINDFUL TRAVELLER SET
Whether you’re thinking of a last minute summer vacation or just want to capture the bliss of a mini spa day, this set might just be the ticket for you. Nicknamed the Mindful Edit, this set contains 8 mini skin, body and hair heroes to soothe and rejuvenate your body.
Housed in a vegan leather vanity, products include the ESPA Optimal Skin Pro-Moisturiser, ESPA Optimal Skin Pro-Cleanser, ESPA Optimal Skin Pro-Serum, ESPA Positivity Bath & Shower Gel, ESPA Positivity Pulse Point Oil, ESPA Pink Hair & Scalp Mud, ESPA Purifying Shampoo and ESPA Nourishing Conditioner.
Did you know? The ESPA Pink Hair & Scalp Mud can be used as a mask to hydrate hair suffering from dryness or to soothe dry skin patches. Dual Action? We’re here for it!
PHILIP KINGSLEY SUMMER HEROES DUO
Hello Summer Heroes Duo! Philip Kingsley has put two hero products together in one bundle to help refresh hair and scalp between washes, as well as giving hair an uplifting deep conditioning treatment.
We don’t need to go into all the detail about why we love Philip Kingsley’s Elasticizer so much – this beauty originally created for Audrey Hepburn is a beauty editor cupboard staple. The version, scented with Mayan Vanilla and Orange Blossom however… also has the perfect Summer fragrance!
Out and about and need to give the hair washing a miss? Reach for the One More Day Dry Shampoo to keep your style looking fresh. To use, spray onto roots, 30cm away from the hair. Leave for ten seconds, making sure to massage into your scalp and hair. Divine, darling!
THAT’S A WRAP
Catch you beauties next month for a round up of September favourites.