There is nothing that Sarah Barclay, leading beauty editor and columnist doesn’t know about the beauty industry and more importantly there isn’t a product she hasn’t tested! Luckily for us, she’s here to share her secrets…
Still waiting with bated breath as to whether you’ll get to sunny Europe this year? Turn to the Mediterranean for a virtual holiday with these late summer beauty boosters…
Acqua di Parma is the scent of glamorous Med holidays, and their Blu Mediterraneo limited editions range focus on different locations and the natural aromas found on the shores and hills beyond. For a hit of fabulous sunshine, try Arancia Di Capri, £71.10
Fresh and sparkling with Provencal aroma and ingredients, L’Occitane’s Verbena Invigorating Shower Gel is a great antidote to heat and summer lethargy. £16.50
Fig notes are always warm and sophisticated and Diptique’s Philosykos Eau de Parfum is one of the loveliest. £120.
For an all over aroma, try Jo Loves Fig Body Spray which blends sensual fig, rose and amber. £40
Just looking at Ortigia’s Zagara Perfumed Body Oil will get you in a sun-drenched holiday mood but the blend of orange blossom fragrance with nourishing sweet almond and olive oils will get your limbs looking luminous. £35
Give your lips a fruity treat with Fresh Sugar Hydrating Lip Balm. Scented with a selection of fruity aromas (a choice of seven flavours), it uses apricot kernel oil to moisturise and protect. £15
Tackle sun battered hair with the delicious Kiehl’s Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Repairative Hair Pak. £30
Sometimes the smallest things can be a mood lifter and a spoiling bar of soap is one of the best. Try the gorgeous Nesti Dante Il Frutteto soap which is 100% natural and as it is a bar of soap wrapped in paper is eco-friendly and plastic free. £4.95
⭐️ Greek Korres uses lovely traditional ingredients including yoghurt, honey and pomegranate. Try the refreshing Greek Yoghurt Nourishing Probiotic Gel-Cream to give dehydrated summer skin a boost. £27.72
SARAH BARCLAY is a leading beauty editor and columnist with over 25 years experience working in magazines and newspapers. For 16 years she was Beauty Editor on The Mail on Sunday’s YOU Magazine, writing and styling a weekly news page as well as contributing beauty and lifestyle features for magazines and newspapers. She has written for Vogue, Tatler, The Sunday Times, The Daily Mail, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Madame Figaro and Brides Magazine. Since then, she has contributed to the Daily Mail’s Monday Inspire section, niche publications and websites. She is a journalist, editor, stylist, travel writer, features writer, copywriter and author. She lives in the English countryside with her family and many animals.