Ah, finally summer! In this recomMENdations instalment we look at two very lightweight serums, at a fantastic face scrub, at a sea salt soak, a matt finish broad spectrum sunscreen and some more. 

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Clear Skin vs Heat + Seaside Feelings At Home

By Mr. Beautycalypse

1 Goldenglow: Shea & Hyaluronic Booster

You can find a brief review in this news post, but when it comes to a super lightweight, super hydrating product, this organic serum made in Hesse is a keeper. Rub about 4-5 drops between the palms of your hands and pat the serum on (the same way they used to apply after shave in old commercials — this form of application, as I recently learned from Mrs, keeps the pores tight).
Available in the Goldenglow online shop.

2 Triumph & Disaster: Rock&Roll Face Scrub

Ah, Kipling, old boy! What a clever way to name a skincare company.
The Rock&Roll Face Scrub is a kaolin, green clay and volcanic ash face scrub with the texture of freshly mixed cement, just thousand times silkier. Enriched with salicylic acid and infused with an all-natural fragrance of pine, patchouli, lavender, cedarwood, eucalyptus essential oils creates a very refreshing experience; cleanses deeply and is not clingy at all (clay masks can be a pain in the armpit to remove).
Available at Blanda Beauty (online).

3 Lima Uplifting Sea Salt Soak

The shortest way to a sea salt soak for a city dweller, this blend of Himalayan and Dead sea salts with invigorating grapefruit essential oil offers a splashy heat hideaway.
Available at Savue.

4 Bruns Products: Saltspray N°12 Fresh Mandarin

An IBEBerlin discovery, this Swedish brand’s citrusy salt spray is great to achieve a ragged beachtime style. Spray, rake your fingers through your hair, done!
Available at Bruns Products’ online shop.

5 Vive Sana: Daily Protezione Broad Spectrum SPF 30

This mineral, clean, non-nano broad spectrum sunscreen stands out with the mattest finish I’ve seen in a natural skincare lotion. The product appears tinted but it really isn’t, however it has no white/blue/grey cast on your skin, and it’s water resistant as hell.
Available at Amazingy.

6 Beauty Kubes: Shampoo & Body Wash for Men

Looks like sugar cubes, but is so much more, and ideal for travel — the grey kubes of shampoo and bodywash are easy to use, simply crush them and add water to create a foamy paste; or just use as if they’re tiny chunks of soap by putting them into a washing mitt.
Available at Blanda Beauty.

7 Mlle Agathe: Soap with Grapefruit + Gel Purifiant

The soaps (Grapefruit, in the front; Almond in the back) and the purifying gel are infused with ethically obtained snail mucin extract and a real blessing on hot, sweaty summer days. The fine soap foam leaves your skin clean (not squeaky clean) and soft to the touch; and the gel, which smells like delicious, creamy vanilla sundae, makes your skin look plump, just slightly matt and naturally, youthfully clear.
Available at Mlle Agathe online shop.

Check out the entire recomMENdations series throughout the skincare seasons.