6 essential ingredients for your summer glow-up

Say hello to makeup essentials containing six essential skincare ingredients to both prep your skin and create this season’s summer looks.

When it comes to achieving the perfect summer glow, the key is to select makeup products enriched with the right skincare ingredients.

From moisturising marvels to nutrient-packed powerhouses, we’ve rounded up six skin-loving essentials found in makeup to add to your summer glow up toolkit.

1. Hyaluronic acid: the hydration hero

When the sun beats down, our skin dries out quickly, craving hydration more than ever.

Hero call up: hyaluronic acid, a natural molecule and top-notch hydrator. With its incredible ability to retain water, it keeps your skin super plumped and moisturised.

Try Nude by Nature Perfecting Primer Hydrate & Illuminate. It’s enriched with hyaluronic acid to infuse your skin with moisture, contains light-reflecting pearls to deliver a natural, luminous glow and helps prime the skin to hold your makeup in place – perfect for hot nights.

2. Antioxidants: Anti-ageing defence

We might enjoy the sun but its UV rays can damage our skin. Too much sun can lead to premature lines, wrinkles and sunspots. Look for products that are packed with age-defending antioxidants that smooth and nourish dry skin.

Try Nude by Nature Perfecting Primer Smooth and Nourish. It’s packed with vitamins A and E, plus green tea to help fight the visible signs of ageing. It also blends seamlessly into the skin helping to smooth fine lines and extend makeup wear.

3. Kaolin Clay: absorb that excess oil

Summer sunscreens can block pores and we can get that greasy summer skin look from time to time. So look for ingredients that help absorb excess oil without blocking pores and drying out your skin.

Try Nude By Nature Natural Mineral Cover Foundation. For buildable coverage that won’t clog pores, this mineral powder foundation is dermatologically tested. It contains Kaolin Clay, an ingredient clinically proven to absorb excess oils, as well as SPF15. Its non-greasy formula will keep your skin fresh and shine-free, even the warmer months.

4. Vitamin C: the skin brightener

Kakadu plum, native to Australia, is a skincare superhero.

It boasts high levels of vitamin C, a potent antioxidant that helps fight free radicals, brighten your complexion, and even out skin tone.

It can also can help combat the effects of sun damage.

Try Nude by Nature BB Cream. This 100 per cent natural sheer glow cream with SPF 8 protection instantly enhances skin tone with a luminous finish, minimising the appearance of sunspots and fine lines. Plus it contains Kakadu Plum, the world’s richest source of vitamin C, to help reduce the visible signs of aging.

5. Cocoa butter: The skin soother

It’s no secret summer sun can leave your skin feeling dry and dull.

For smooth, nourished skin, cocoa butter is an excellent emollient, which means it can help lock in moisture, keeping your skin hydrated and helping to improve skin elasticity and smoothness.

Try Nude by Nature Hydra Stick. This three-in-one portable multitasker covers, conceals and contours. It contains cocoa butter to help give an ultra-smooth, airbrushed effect and is rich in hyaluronic acid for all day hydration. Choose a lighter shade for highlighting and a darker shade for contouring to create the perfect summer glow on-the-go.

6. Jojoba: The balancing act

We all know that summer can make dry skin drier and oily skin flare up. Balancing oily or combination skin can benefit from jojoba oil. Jojoba oil closely resembles skin’s natural oil so it absorbs quickly, helping to regulate sebum production while nourishing dry skin.

Try Nude by Nature Hydra Serum Tinted Skin Perfector. It contains soothing jojoba oil and hydrating hyaluronic acid. It also has a natural mineral pigment to blur imperfections and even out your skin tone. It’s a serum-meets-foundation essential. Just a few drops gives you the perfect summer glow.

Nude by Nature: Your summer skincare game-changer

Achieving that summer glow doesn’t have to mean sacrificing the health of your skin. Nude by Nature’s 100 per cent natural foundation essentials are formulated with skin-loving ingredients to combat the harsher summer season. No matter what your skin type, the high-performance range is all natural, silicon-free and vegan-friendly, to help you achieve luminous make-up looks all summer.

*This post is brought to you by Nude by Nature’s “Summer Glow Up” foundation essentials