Enduring sticky heat amidst crowds of commuters, or hours spent drying out hair and skin under the icy blast of air conditioning? Summer in the city is pretty complicated when it comes to your beauty routine. These tried-and-tested products might just go some way to ensuring you survive the extreme conditions…

Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist

Scented with neroli and rose, a quick spritz of Omorovicza’s facial water tones, hydrates and refreshes. Keep one in your desk or handbag for a rapid, radiance-boosting pick-me-up.summer beauty products

Vichy Dermablend Ultra Corrective Cream Stick

Ever get that feeling that most of your make-up may just have slid off your face by the time you reach your destination? Vichy’s Dermablend evens out skintone and conceals even the most tricky blemishes and flaws. And stays put even in sweltering heat. Really.

St Tropez Gradual Tan Plus Firming 

Definitely time to get those legs out. And to those people who are still wearing tights, please stop! But if you’re at all nervous about fake tanning, fear not – there are absolutely no risks of streaks or the dreaded Tango look with this gradual tan. Used daily it firms, tones, moisturises and builds up a natural golden colour. Afraid it won’t do the washing up as well, but there are limits, you know.

Oribe Impermeable Anti-Humidity Spray

Frizz, be gone! This lightweight spray won’t weigh hair down or leave it feeling sticky, or overstyled – plus it contains UV protection too. Whether you’ve got perfect curls, or prefer a sleek look, spritz on after you’ve finished drying hair and you’re good to go.

Ole Henriksen Perfect Truth CC Creme

Yeah, you’re probably bored of hearing about BBs, CCs (and now DDs!) but Mr Henriksen’s lightweight skin-perfecting solution is a clever multi-tasker that gets our seal of approval. Infused with hydrating and anti-ageing ingredients, this adds a dewy glow to skin and evens tone while disguising imperfections. The addition of SPF 30 ensures that skin is protected from harmful rays and pollution too.