10 Beauty products that literally cool you down
There’s no getting around it: We’re in the depths of summer with the end in sight. But not yet, my friends. Whether it’s taking a second walk through a store simply because they’ve got the AC on high or asking for extra ice in your afternoon iced tea, anything to offer a cool down is an added bonus.
If you’re like us, you’re turning to your beauty bag to help get you through the last leg of summer with these 10 products that provide a much-needed cooling effect upon application. Literally.
1. Yes To Cucumbers Cooling Hydrating Mist
This latest mist from Yes To offers a burst of fresh air in one spritz, thanks to a blend of cucumbers, aloe, green tea, elder flower extracts and all-natural menthol for ultimate facial and body cooling (Ulta, $11).
2. Korres Yoghurt After-Sun Cooling Gel
Soothe skin after a day in the sun with this yogurt-based cooling gel. Safe for face and body, this gel calms and relieves hot skin on application.
3. Stila Aqua Glow Perfecting Bronzer
Who says your makeup can't help keep you cool during the depths of summer? Stila's lightweight formula provides buildable coverage while providing a touch of relief thanks to the gel texture (Beauty.com, $32)
4. Lancome Miracle Cushion Liquid Compact
Inspired by the Korean beauty trend of cushion compacts, this uber moisturizing foundation is applied via a sponge applicator. Not only does the makeup provide coverage similar to that of a BB or CC cream, but thanks to the intensely hydrating formula, a cooling sensation is a welcome side effect of this nifty find (Sephora, $47).
5. HydroPeptide Perfecting Gloss Lip Enhancing Treatment
This high-shine gloss does more than just look good. Its lip-plumping hyaluronic acid formula delivers a more supple pout in merely seconds. Plus, the tingly effervescence is much desired during the hottest nights of summer (Nordstrom, $38).
6. Ciate Cooling Shadow Slick Eyeshadow Primer
This multipurpose, buildable cream can be used as a shadow or liner. But it's those vibrant hues that have us talking! Rich with color, these metallic shades are sure to amp up any look, while a cooling sensation leaves skin feeling wide awake and ready for any summer soiree (Sephora, $16).
7. L'Occitane Citrus Verbena Stick Deodorant
Don't hide from the sun any longer with this lemony fresh deodorant from L'Occitane. The French brand's odor-neutralizing deodorant not only keeps you smelling light and sparkling all day, but it's formulated with a touch of a cooling sensation for added relief (L'Occitane, $18).
8. La Roche Posay Anthelios 60 Cooling Water-Lotion Sunscreen
Wearing sunscreen is a daily must during the summer, so you might as well choose an option that relieves on contact! This SPF 30 from La Roche Posay serves up broad-spectrum UV protection and hydration, so your skin gets the best of both worlds (Dermstore.com, $36).
9. Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber De-Tox De-Puffing Eye Cubes
Relax after a long, hot day in the sun or jumpstart your busy morning with these cooling cubes. Store these totable packets in the freezer and place on fatigued lids to ward off puffiness, dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles. Not to mention the blend of aloe, caffeine and the cold sensation will boost any summer skin care routine (Sephora, $50).
10. Hansderma SkinCool Ice Roller
For those super scorcher days, find comfort from this handheld device. Complete with a water and gel-filled rolling head that's meant to be stored in the freezer, this roller can be applied anywhere that's suffering from major overheating (Hansderma.com, $29).