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Stay cool with these hot-weather heroes

Spent the last few fleeting days of sun behind a make-shift desk in a room of greenhouse-esque heat levels? Us too. It feels like 100 degrees and you may feel *this close* to throwing your laptop out of the window BUT, deskside help can be found... just ensure you're equipped with these cooling (and stress-soothing) saviours. Inhale, exhale.


A godsend whenever the temperature's soaring, Milk Makeup's brilliant {Cooling Stick} feels like a loooong drink of water (that won't leak all over your laptop). In quick and convenient solid stick format, sweep this all over your face when you start feeling flustered.

A mist with a difference, Herbivore's delicious {Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist} is literally heaven SCENT when your skin is overheated and your situation is on the wrong side of steaming. Developed to have a subtle, therapeutic scent, this magical cocktail of rosewater, hibiscus flower extract and coconut water will whisk you from hell to your 'safe space' in seconds (we suggest a spritz for every 20 emails you receive).

If you're mid-conference call and can't whip out a mist, Caudalie's brilliant {Vinopure Blemish Control Mattifying Fluid} is an instantly cooling (and shine-busting!) fluid that feels like you're dousing yourself with a well-deserved, so-cold-it's-frosted bouteille of the finest Chablis. If face-application is tricky to contemplate, dab this discreetly on wrists to refresh without fuss (or contortion) or accidentally turn off your video and layer this minty-fresh gel-crème over your hot, sweaty visage for ultra-refreshing results.

And if you're feeling hot and bothered, reach for Glow Recipe's new {Watermelon Glow Ultra-Fine Mist}. Like sinking your teeth into one icy slice of the juiciest fruit, this featherlight mist keeps your skin feeling plumped-up and cool as an, erm... watermelon. Plus, it's pink!

If your afternoon Zoom calls have been cancelled, reach for Peter Thomas Roth's amazing, jelly-textured {Cucumber Gel Masque}. The ultimate accompaniment to hard-earned G&Ts, this mask can be kept in the fridge to relieve skin that's hot and decidedly bothered. For added de-stress benefits? Use a {facial roller} to dispel the post-train tension and create the perfect shift from day to downtime.

When the heat gets too much and sleep escapes you, de Mamiel's {Soothe} is a 'centring' cocktail of sandalwood, ginger and mandarin peel in a 'base' blend of watermelon and passion flower seed oils, to maximise absorption and accelerate the benefits of this tranquility-inducing rollerball. "I keep it in my purse for when I feel anxious - it has a soothing pleasant smell that isn't overwhelming" writes one Cult Beauty customer. Perfect for unburdening overactive, restless minds.

Bethan Robinson
Bethan Robinson Writer and expert
Bethan is a Senior Copywriter at Cult Beauty. When she’s not trying to perfect the ultimate ‘no make up’ make up look — she swears by Saie — or find new skin care to fall for, she’s likely playing video games, making the most of her housemate’s MUBI account or strolling around Victoria Park with a pastry in hand.

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