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Must Have Summer Skincare Guide

In Summer I change my beauty routine; I look to move to skincare that gives deep hydration and some level of protection, while still being light enough to wear under my SPF. At night I use products that offer repair and replenishment.

By Susie Willis

Summer can be a challenging time for your skin: sun exposure can trigger uneven skin tone and hyper-pigmentation, dehydration and flare ups, while poor air quality and pollution can increase sensitivity. As the weather warms up, it's time to switch up your skincare routine, here’s Susie’s top tips on how to care for your skin this Summer.

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”In Summer I change my beauty routine; I look to move to skincare that gives deep hydration and some level of protection, while still being light enough to wear under my SPF. At night I use products that offer repair and replenishment. As well as using a really versatile and nourishing skincare products, I always wear a sunhat with a large brim, and reapply reef-safe SPF 50 throughout the day”

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Susie Willis - Romilly Wilde Founder

Susie’s Summer Skincare Routine:

Step 1 – Cleanse & Hydrate with Romilly Wilde Light + Energy Serum Cleanser – from £15

I use this energetic Light + Energy Serum Cleanser morning and night throughout the summer months. It simultaneously hydrates and nourishes the skin. It’s gentle on my sensitive skin, but also effectively cleanses my skin and removes any residual SPF. My skin is left with a beautiful soft, hydrated and dewy texture, which stays with me all day.

Key Ingredients for Summer:

  • Sea Buckthorn Oil – Restores, nourishes, smoothes
  • Manuka Honey Extract – Hydrates, calms, balances
  • Echium Seed oil – Nourishes, supports, softens
  • Grape Seed Oil - Replenishes, soothes, protects
  • Glycerin - Hydrates, plumps, smoothes

Step 2 – Protect with Advanced Supercell Serum – from £35

I love this lightweight Advanced Supercell Serum that is packed full of powerful biotechnological ingredients. I use this morning and night. It works well under my SPF during the day, and under Night Duty in the evening. This super serum not only helps to protect against the signs of ageing but also helps to restore my skin’s tone and texture. It is a multi-tasker and I know is supporting and deeply hydrating.

Key Ingredients for Summer:

  • Wakame Bioferment Advanced – Detoxifies, energises, replenishes
  • Ectoin – Protects, smoothes, strengthens
  • Rose Damascena Leaf Cell Extract – Firms, regenerates, restores
  • Hyaluronic Acid - Moisturises, plumps, smoothes
  • DermalRx Lushield- Hydrates, detoxifies, supports

Step 3 – Travel with Eye Believe Eye Serum - £48

I cannot get onto a plane without my Eye Believe Eye Serum. It’s perfect to use during a flight to keep my eye’s hydrated and soothed. It’s also wonderful once I get to my destination as I love to use it to help with any jet lag – my eyes look bright and fresh, and dark circles quickly fade away. It is immediately cooling with specific cell extracts for the eye area.

Key Ingredients for Summer:

  • Revital Eyes - Hydrates, smoothes, redefines
  • Chinese Hibiscus - Regenerates, renews, firms
  • Griffonia Lysate - Lifts, tightens, smoothes
  • Unwind Sacred Lotus - Calms, brightens, refreshes
  • Marimoist - Moisturises, rejuvenates, plumps

Step 4 – Repair with Night Duty £110

Sample available in our Overnight Recovery Sampler Set - £2

Night Duty Face Cream has just come out of Clinical trials, and the results were amazing (not that I was surprised as I know how incredible this formula is). I always travel with a full size Night Duty as it’s so important not just to use it on the face, but to take it all the way down the decolletage (“take it to the tits” as Caroline Hirons has advised). It’s my go to Summer Night cream as it not only repairs and restores the skin, but stimulates natural collagen production and cell renewal.

Key Ingredients for Summer:

  • Revinage Bio-Retinol – Renews, resurfaces, rejuvenates
  • Hyaluronic Acid – Moisturises, plumps, smooths
  • SWT-7H – Resurfaces, renews, brightens
  • L-Argenine - Moisturises, supports, refines
  • Optimum Life Angelica - Protects, firms, smooths

Step 5 – Inspire with Idle Eau de Parfum from £52

Our beautiful, Vogue award winning, perfume Idle is my scent of the summer. It’s light and refreshing but with richer undertones of jasmine that remind me of heady summer evenings. Idle Eau De Parfum blends soft Linden Blossom, Jasmine with subtle Cardamon and Citrus. I also love the way it seems to blend and adapt depending who wears it – it seems to suit everyone, and everyone loves it.

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"I've linked the products above, but you can also try quite a few of them out in our Romilly Wilde Ultimate Discovery Kit."

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Susie Willis - Romilly Wilde Founder

If you have any specific questions about Summer Skincare please do get in touch at and myself or one of my team will be able to help.

Happy Summertime.

Love, Susie. X

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