I swear that the Merci Handy Refreshing Face Mists have a cooling element – but from the ingredient list (HERE) I can’t really tell what does the cooling. First up, I need to say that these are perfumed and I wouldn’t necessarily be spritzing a perfumed spray on my face – I have it at the moment on my arms and it’s absolutely lovely there on this searing hot day. The yellow one is kind of sun tan lotion scented, the green is more fresh and minty, while the pink is a bit floral. I’m hazy because I don’t have any clues – they just say ‘perfumed’ so I’m relying on what I think they are most like. I took one to the coast this weekend and everyone was having a cooling spritz – especially on hot feet. They’re cheap and cheerful at £5 each HERE.
This is the most ridiculously cooling product I’ve ever come across. Shame it’s so not sexy! Nominally for feet (because that’s what Footner does), it contains a cooling foam (press down on the roller ball) that you then massage over tired feet. I have it all up my legs and please believe me – it’s good! If this product had a little rebrand to make it less about feet and more about cooling, there would be a queue a mile long for it. Shove some palm trees on it and call it Hot Slay and we’re away. If you can bear to pull it out of your handbag, you can find it HERE. It’s expensive at £19.99 (offer of buy one get one half price) but if you’re on your feet all day or suffer in the heat, it’s worth every penny.
Avene – I know, it’s standard cooler fare in summer although there is no cooling element so keep it in the fridge. I have a can of this by my bed and spritz myself before I go to sleep (I keep a fan on) and it’s just a good, comfortable start to the night. I also have a can in the fridge for overheated moments. Basically, it doesn’t really dry your skin in the same way that tap water can. It’s great on hot skin (heat rash and sun burn) and is £7 HERE.
Already a BBB reader favourite, a little flag up for the Caudalie Beauty Elixir which is a standard fridge beauty product for me. It’s not self cooling but straight from the fridge it’s a little hot face miracle that won’t make your skin feel dry. The main components are grape, orange blossom, rose, organic balm mint and rosemary which is what makes it so lovely on a hot day but it’s non drying on the complexion so comfortable in more ways than one. You can get a small size one for £12 HERE.
Elizabeth Arden Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Capsules
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Typically, I’m heading off for a really quick break to somewhere even hotter than London on Wednesday so posts will be light through this week – all as normal next week.
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