Looking after your skin while sunbathing is vital, but replenishing the moisture and allowing the skin to “heal” after sun exposure is equally important. The Swide beauty team, masters of moisturizing, have selected their favourite products, from specific after sun lotions to moisture boosting body balms.
Beautifully bronzed, glistening and supple skin is the dream of all of us beach fiends out there. No one wants to spend hours grilling and sweating under the rays, re applying the cream after each swim to then look like a sun dried tomato once the day at the beach is over. In comes the after sun lotions, healing, refreshing and moisturising these creams are ideal to avoid that unsightly redness and crackling.
CRÈME DE LA MER
We’re huge fans of the Crème de la Mer here at Swide. A real elixir for most skin related issues, its a great alternative to a traditional after sun lotion. With seaweed and bio-fermentation as its cornerstone, the cream infuses the skin with sumptuous moisture, helping break the cycle of dryness and dehydration. Immediately, skin is saturated with a wave of long-lasting hydration, instantly comforted, skin feels renewed upon contact.
The Herborist brand of products is born of traditional Chinese medicine. The crackling mousse is more than a cream, better than a lotion. It makes a crackling sound when sprayed from its aerosol and goes to work instantly to soothe skin in the sun. This refreshing action relieves sensations of tightness as though a delicious cold sorbet had been applied to the skin, leaving it feeling fabulously soft. The ingredients, a Chinese plant extracts known as “Ice Fairy Flowers” Wild chamomile and chrysanthemum flower, leave a subtle and utterly natural fragrante behind.
For those who look to intensify their tan as well as moisturising the skin, Guerlain’s Terracotta Moisturising Mist is just the trick. Enriched with a vegetable protein, a plentiful source of hydroregulation, it envelops the skin and helps it to protect itself from dryness and environmental irritants. Slightly pigmented and non-greasy, the result is perfectly hydrated skin that is silky soft moisturises the skin, enhances a tan.
Australian uber organic beauty specialists AESOP have a product for every concern. Their Geranium Leaf Body Balm is a rich hydrating body balm designed for everyday use. The blend of geranium and citrus extracts in Geranium Leaf Body Balm is seductive and deeply invigorating, while the skin-nourishing Carrot and Aloe Vera boost the moisture and deliver an exhilarating sensory hit.
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The benefits of Aloe Vera have been extolled for decades. A natural anti inflammatory, aloe vera extracts are a true toca sana for sun burnt skin. In case you missed a spot in your meticulous sun care routine, Aloe Vera After Sun helps to soothe skin that may be over-heated, tender or irritated. It has a pleasant, subtle fragrance, and can come in handy for most minor holiday issues such as sunburn, scalds, itching, insect bites, stings and heat rash.
Written by: Valentina Zannoni
Cover image by: Giampaolo Sgura
Credits: CRÈME DE LA MER