Summer has officially begun, and for many of us that means packing our suitcases and jetting off for a week of sun, sea and sand. To get you ready for the hot weather, we at Beauty Expert have hand-picked some of our favourite products to use before, during and after sun exposure. So whether you’re off to a far-flung, exotic location or donning your swimwear and soaking up the rays in the comfort of your own garden – these products will prepare, protect and nourish your skin to help prevent the premature ageing (and not to mention the painful sunburn!) caused by the sun’s UV rays, whilst helping you to achieve an even tan safely.


Preparing your skin for sun exposure



Murad Pomphenol Sunguard Anti-Ageing SupplementMurad Pomphenol Sunguard Anti-Ageing Supplement
Infused with powerful antioxidants, this handy supplement helps to support your skin’s own SPF protection from the inside out. Formulated with pomegranate extract, the tablets also fight free radical damage and target the visible signs of premature ageing, helping you to stay looking youthful. Simply take one tablet per day to improve your skin’s natural defences against the sun. Remember, if you are pregnant or nursing, please consult your doctor before use.





ST TROPEZ TAN OPTIMISER BODY POLISH 200MLSt. Tropez Tan Optimiser Body Polish

Formulated with spherical beads which gently exfoliate without irritating your skin, this smoothing polish will effectively remove dead skin cells to ensure your tan lasts longer and fades more evenly. Your skin will be left feeling beautifully soft and smooth.






DECLEOR AROMESSENCE SOLAIRE TAN ACTIVATOR SERUM FOR BODYDecléor Aromessence Soliare Tan Activator Serum for Body

100% pure and natural, this luxurious serum contains chamomile and geranium oils to prepare the skin for sun exposure, whilst carrot oil promotes an even and long-lasting tan. Easily absorbed for a lightweight feel in the skin, this multi-tasking serum also improves the strength of your skin cells to prevent premature ageing that’s caused by sun exposure.




Caring for your skin during sun exposure:


Riemann P20 Once a Day Sun Filter SPF50+Riemann P20 Once a Day Sun Filter SPF50+ 

Ideal for fair skin types that burn easily, this water-resistant and fast-drying cream protects your skin your skin from UVA/UVB rays for up to ten hours, so you can spend more time enjoying the sunshine and less time re-applying your sunscreen.






Garnier Ambre Solaire Golden Protect Milk SPF30Garnier Ambre Solaire Golden Protect Milk SPF30

Providing advanced UVA and UVB protection, this nourishing, water-resistant milk will shield your skin from the sun’s rays, whilst the pearl shimmer particles will enhance your tan and leaving your skin illuminated with a radiant glow. Enriched with monoi oil, it also hydrates and conditions your skin to prevent it drying out in the heat of the sun.




Phyto Phytoplage Sun OilPhyto Phytoplage Sun Oil

Specially formulated to protect your hair against the sun, chlorine and salt water, this protective spray is enriched with olive wax and essential oils of sage, rosemary and calendula to hydrate your hair and stop it from drying out. Particularly ideal for colour-treated tresses, the UV filter will also prevent colour fade.





Caring for your skin after sun exposure:




Institut Esthederm Tan Enhancing LotionInstitut Esthederm Tan Enhancing Lotion

Instantly soothing and refreshing, this lightweight lotion will re-hydrate your skin, whilst helping to prolong your tan. Formulated with an expert blend of patents and associated active ingredients, it works to repair tissue damaged caused by the sun’s rays, whilst the mother of pearl particles will illuminate your skin.





Natio Sun-Kissed Glow Gradual Tan LotionNatio Sun-Kissed Glow Gradual Tan Lotion

Ideal for maintaining your tan, this 2-in-1 cream provides long-lasting hydration, whilst the hint of tanning agent will keep your colour topped up. Formulated to gradually build a natural-looking tan, it’s infused with vitamin E and Australian tangerine and cinnamon oils to deeply nourish your skin.




Wella SP After Sun FluidWella SP After Sun Fluid

Producing a cooling effect on the hair and scalp, this soothing fluid will help to strengthen and restore frazzled hair by providing intensive hydration. Also suitable for use on your skin, the nourishing fluid will leave your tresses feeling soft, smooth and manageable.





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