We all make suitable changes to our wardrobes when a new season rolls around, so why should our skincare be any different? While some of your products will remain relevant throughout the year, come summer, there are new important switches that need to be made as far as your skincare regime is concerned—and we know exactly where to turn.
By now, you'll already be familiar with our beautiful sister brand, Versed. Not only is it affordable (every single item is under £18, just as an FYI), but the 19 sustainably sourced, vegan, cruelty-free, results-driven skin products in the range are essentially everything you need to ensure your skin looks its best all year round. But which products are key for summer? Who better to ask than Versed's brand and education director, Deven Hopp.
From cleansers and serums to masks and toners, Versed has quickly become a firm beauty staple of those in the know—Hopp included.
As a beauty editor herself, Hopp has tried her fair share of skincare products throughout the course of her career. So if she gives a product her seal of approval, you know it's got to be worth the hype. Which Versed products does she swear by for summer? Let's find out.
"You can’t talk about summer without talking about vitamin C. It’s an all-star ingredient all year round, but in the sunny summer months, it’s a must because of the antioxidant protection it offers against the sun. In Stroke of Brilliance Brightening Serum, we paired the must-have ingredient with hyperpigmentation-fighting plant extracts and niacinamide so you can fend off summer sun damage while correcting existing discolouration and uneven skin tone."
"Exfoliation is standard to every good-skin regimen, but it does make your skin more sensitive to the sun. In the summer, do your exfoliating at night and keep it gentle. With The Shortcut Overnight Facial Peel, you’ll wake up to smoother, brighter-looking skin thanks to the combination of lactic acid, glycolic acid, and vitamin A. With nourishing, skin-conditioning ingredients like allantoin, rose-hip seed oil, and vitamin E, it’s moisturising enough to be your one-and-done nighttime skincare routine—save the lengthy, six-step routine for cozy fall and winter nights."
"Eye care never takes a break, but if you prefer lighter-weight formulas in the warm-weather months, swap your eye cream for an eye gel. Vacation Eyes tackles dark circles with a cocktail of brightening ingredients and creates a slight skin-tightening effect on under-eyes. Store it in the fridge to give it extra cooling, refreshing powers."
"Clays, like the mineral-rich red kaolin clay in this mask, are naturally healing. They belong in your routine all year round, but especially in the summer when your skin faces increased sun exposure, sweat, and humidity. Their gentle exfoliating properties along with the witch hazel in Photos, Please help refine pores and deliver smooth skin, while the antioxidant-rich turmeric brightens skin. Plus, the travel-friendly pouch won’t waste any space in your weekend staycation bag."
"When it’s hot out, slathering your body in heavy creams couldn’t sound less appealing. Keep It Supple, a lightweight dry oil, was made for summer. The spray nozzle makes it quick and easy to feed your skin moisture and antioxidants. It absorbs swiftly without any sticky or greasy residue, so you can get dressed in a snap. And since oils and glow go hand in hand, give the tops of your legs and extra spritz when donning a sundress."