Summer-scented body care to make you feel like you’re on permanent vacay
Close your eyes and imagine your happy place
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Junior Beauty Writer / December 23 2020
While we may be forgoing a tropical vacation interstate or abroad these summer hols, that doesn’t mean the vibe has to be off. Instead of jumping on a plane, we’re setting our summer vacay mood with an array of coastal fragranced offerings that bring the beach bath-side for a travel-free version of a tropical paradise.
From summer-centric smoothie scents to fruit orchard fragrances, and even an Australian wildflower essential oil blend that captures the sunny season downunder, these are the six body care offerings we’re inhaling in lieu of international air travel:
Briogeo Banana + Coconut Nourishing Superfood Body Cream
Inspired by a tropical smoothie blend of coconut, papaya, banana, mango and pineapple, this body cream is a rich and delicious-smelling drink of hydration for parched summer limbs. The antioxidant, vitamin and mineral-rich formula helps to nourish and moisturise skin, while a nasties-free ingredients list and recyclable packaging have got your conscience covered for a guilt-free indulgence.
Tom Ford Soleil Neige Shimmering Body Oil
This shimmer body oil from Tom Ford will have you feeling like you just stepped straight out of a J.Lo music video. With a combination of platinum shimmer leaf that subtly reflects the summer sun and a silky, lightweight oil that emanates a delicate fragrance of citrus, floral and musk, we’ll be dousing ourselves generously ‘til March.
GOOP G.TOX 5 Salt Body Scrub
Imitate a beach-side resort experience and exfoliate, smooth and detox skin from head-to-toe with this indulgent body scrub. Featuring a five-salt blend of Celtic Sea salt, Himalayan pink salt, Dead Sea salt, New Zealand salt and epsom salt, dead skin won’t stand a chance after a good buff. Essential oils helichrysum, rosemary, grapefruit, and peppermint create a soothing herbal aroma, while rosehip, moringa and olive oils moisturise and revitalise the body.
Aveda Suncare Hair & Body Cleanser
A light tropical aroma blend of neroli, ylang ylang and wild-crafted citrus may be what draws you in at first but it’s the moisture-balancing cleansing formula that will have you hooked if you’re a regular at the beach or pool this summer. A colour-safe option, this 2-in-1 shampoo and body cleanser removes the pesky chlorine, salt and product build-up that plagues summertime.
Rohr Remedy Australia Wildflower Deodorant
Love the scent of an Aussie summer? This natural deodorant offers a blend of Australian wildflower essential oils (rosalina, kunzea and fragonia) used for it’s healing, deodorising and antibacterial properties, plus a scent that envelopes the senses for a refreshing breath of home.
SEPHORA COLLECTION Mango Hand Masks
Hands in need of a refresh but can’t be bothered hauling ass to your local manicurist? These mango hand masks from Sephora are jam-packed full of mango butter, which is naturally rich in fatty acids that get to work on skin and nails, soothing, nourishing and repairing dry cuticles and skin for an enviable at-home mango-scented mani.
Briar was a Beauty Crew intern before she joined the crew full time in 2019 as a Beauty Assistant, and as a Junior Beauty Writer as of 2020. She is a self-professed skin care obsessive, always on the hunt for the perfect mascara, and can't go past a Fenty lipgloss.