The 3 Summer Beauty Essentials Every Woman Needs, According To Pia Miller
Advertorial: For smooth, selfie-ready skin
Beach season (aka summer) has officially hit the southern hemisphere, but it’s usually with some trepidation that we hit the sand (or street) with bare skin on show. The season’s trifecta of sun, surf and salt can wreak havoc on your skin, causing dryness and dullness. But with just three beauty tools in your kit, maintaining smooth skin all summer long has never been easier.
Read on to find the razor for every skin type, body type and situation, be it a last-minute dash to drinks with the girls or a three-week island getaway. Suddenly, having smooth, soft, skin will be the simplest part of your beauty routine.
#1 / Venus ComfortGlide
The MVP of your hair removal arsenal, the new Venus ComfortGlide is the razor to keep in your shower, always. Just ask actress and Gilette Venus ambassador Pia Miller: “Beautiful and smooth skin is achievable when you are armed with the right beauty tools,” she says. “The Venus ComfortGlide is a beauty staple I can’t live without.”
The only razors on the market with body butter-enriched moisture bars that effortlessly flex to the contours of your body, the Venus ComfortGlide collection leaves shaved skin feeling hydrated and smooth. The body butter bars help to minimise irritation (goodbye, red bumps!) as well as providing added moisture for thirsty summer skin. Once the razor hits water, the body butter bars release a light lather with each stroke, providing a closer and more comfortable shave.
Choose between the three-bladed White Tea version, enriched with avocado, olive and kokum fruit; or the five-blade Sugarberry, which is boosted by Olay’s own hydration blend.
#2 / Venus Swirl
Ever wondered how someone like Pia Miller (not to mention all those glowy and gorgeous Instagram stars) keeps their skin so smooth from seemingly every angle? “My little secret for those hard-to-reach places is the Venus Swirl,” divulges Miller. “With a flexiball head and contoured blades, it helps get what other razors miss.”
Designed to leave you with no missed hairs, the Venus Swirl’s flexiball technology provides a unique multi-dimensional movement that allows the razor to glide over tricky areas like knees and ankles. Better still, the five Microfine Comb™ contour blades individually adjust to your curves for a comfortable, close shave, with added hydration thanks to the water-activated MoistureGlide serum in the cartridge.
#3 / Venus Snap
Packing for a holiday? Consider this just as essential as your phone charger: the compact Venus Snap. A portable mini razor with an easy-grip handle that fits any Venus cartridge, the Venus Snap is the solution to a packed-to-bursting holiday beauty kit.
“It’s so small and even comes in a compact travel case, so you’ll be ready for anything, anytime while you’re away,” enthuses Pia Miller. But don’t just think of it as a holiday must-have – throw one in your gym bag and stash one in your desk drawer for emergencies – you’ll never be caught out again.
Anna is marie claire and InStyle's Assistant Digital Content Manager, reporting on everything from sell-out skincare to Meghan Markle's messy bun. Her work has taken her to tea with Miranda Kerr, the red carpet with Margot Robbie and New York with Jason Wu. Her words can also be found on Vogue, Body & Soul and Buro 24/7.