FMCG Heat Beating Products

FMCG Heat Beating Products

Don’t sweat it, we’ve got you… how to enjoy the heat with our top everyday FMCG sunny essentials.

Temperatures are high, all windows are open, the fan is your best friend. Just like that we have no concerns about sitting around half-naked. Or cracking the drinks open from 11am and having ice cream for breakfast.

But hey, who’s complaining?!

It’s too cold, then it’s too hot… us Brits love a bit of weather chat. We thought it was time to share some of our favorite FMCG essentials for those scorcher days…

Block those wrinkles!

Our top FMCG SPF picks to suit everyone…

Probably up there in the top three essential items and not just for the vacay’s or hot days.

UVB rays = Burn

UVA rays = Ageing

It’s safe to say these rays are not our friend. They can be to blame for increased likelihood of pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles. As well as your risk of skin cancer and more.

Many of us neglect the care of our face in the sun. Any good SPF will block these effects so we can confidently say that a facial SPF purchase is a lifelong investment. Keeping those wrinkles (and the rest) at bay… surely we all want that?!

In the past sun creams have been thick, tacky and leave that awful white hue. According to Garnier Ambre Solaire, 61% of women find SPF’s too greasy or sticky. However in recent years the facial SPF game has really been upped.

Innovative tech and improved formulas have led us to a vast market of SPF products. Thses do the job and feel good too… so here are our FMCG top picks:



Applying SPF multiple times a day can be a pain for the makeup wearers of the world. Spending your lunch break taking off your makeup to get your SPF topped up… no thank you! Luckily many brands have developed some products to solve this issue, from face mists to setting powders.

Kate Somerville’s SPF 50 makeup setting spray is a top seller on Space NK. It’ formulated with hyaluronic acid, to hydrate the skin and protect it from sun damage.

SPF 50 makeup setting spray, Kate Somerville at Space NK, £34 

The best SPFs
Our top SPF moisturisers for those sunnier days

2. Best SPF for acne prone skin

For those individuals who suffer with skin issues finding an SPF can be a daunting game. Especially with the added fear of triggering a breakout eruption. Loading on thick, heavy creams can contribute to breakouts. The trick is to look out for formulas which are oil-free, packed with natural minerals. Or labelled non-comedogenic, which means they won’t clog your pores. 

The Dr Dennis Gross lightweight SPF is a favourite. For those who struggle with skin issues as an oil free, hydrating, antioxidant-rich formula formula.

Light weight wrinkle defense SPF 30, Dr Dennis Gross at Cult Beauty, £46


Clean to the skin and clean to the planet Ren is a renowned brand for its natural, eco friendly skincare. With sustainability at the heart of what they do,  products are made with the planet in mind. Which amongst other aspects is working toward their pledge to become Zero Waste by 2021. Their packaging will be 100% recycled, recyclable and reusable.

Always cruelty free, with an expanding vegan portfolio it’s ideal for those looking for gentle but effective skin protection. The mineral based cream uses zinc oxide as a protective UV barrier. The benefits of both passion fruit, which has antioxidant characteristics, and rice starch. Which promotes a fresh, shine-free appearance and a balanced complexion.

The extra bonus is this creams mattifying effects, helping you wave goodbye to napkin patting, powder blotting, humid summer days!

Clean screen mineral SPF 30, Ren, £30


As some brands turn away from creams, there is a development of the gel / water based SPF’s. These are perfect for those who can’t bare a regular SPF. Whether it be the feel or simply just refusing to put a cream on.

One website states that even on sunny days, 31% of men are likely not to use any sun protection. In comparison to just 15% of women who would go without… maybe this ones for you men!

In addition the La Roche-Posay Anti-shine sun cream gel is ideal for oily skin that’s prone to sensitivity, sun-intolerance or prickly-heat.

Anti-shine sun cream gel SPF 50, La Roche-Posay at Boots, £13.50


For those people who wouldn’t dare sit in the shade incase they lose a single minute of tanning time. The drunk elephant umbra tinte gives you that extra touch to the tan (some might call it cheating.) With it’s tinted SPF formula, a sunscreen that is 100% free of essential oils, silicones, fragrance and packed with anti oxidants.

Get that extra glow and fake it ‘till you make it (whilst staying protected)!

Umbra tinte physical daily defense SPF 30, Drunk Elephant at Boots, £36

Cooling quenchers…

You cant go wrong with a nice cold beverage on a hot day. Obviously on the forehead for a minute or two first – key cool down technique. Here’s a variety of FMCG thirst quenchers perfect for the heat…


Sweating – yes we need to talk about this – one of those downsides to the hot weather the majority of us can’t escape. As the body produces sweat to cool down, we lose electrolytes. It’s super essential to replenish these with many foods and drinks high in electrolytes. Including coconut water, birch water, bananas, spinach, kale, and lime. All of which are also cooling Ayurvedic foods.

Vita coco coconut water, £3.69

Nooma, organic electrolyte drinks


Whilst the sun is providing us with plenty of vitamin D it’s important to store up on all the rest too. Vitamins have many benefits but energy is particularly useful to beat that sluggish feeling!

Purdey’s Rejuvenate Natural Energy Drink at Sainsburys, £1.35 

Vitamin C & Zinc Orange Effervescent Tablets 


With so many of us now working from home and missing out on that heavenly office air con. The bright red faced zoom calls are all too real… here’s some of our favorite FMCG beauty products to help you out:

Ice Roller

This little device is seen to have a lot of support by advocates who recognize the benefits of ice rolling. As the new ‘at-home’ version of the high tech procedures hitting the mainstream such as cryotherapy. From defining cheekbones to boosting radiance. These ice rollers help to restore brightness and support optimum cell function. This happens by increasing circulation and bringing blood to the skin’s surface.

Always have this handy in the freezer for a five minute roll to minimize puffiness and redness!

Ice roller, Kitsch at Boots, £14.50

Gel to Ice Moisturiser

A gel-to-ice moisturizer says it all for all for us!

Another one for the freezer that forms in a slush like texture to instantly cool, de-puff and improve circulation. Lemon extract works to brighten and treat hyperpigmentation. With the high level of hyaluronic acid making this moisturizer ideal for those red-face days in the sun.

Frozen Over Gel-to-ice moisturiser, Skin Proud by Lottie London on ASOS, £16.95

Peppermint intensive cooling foot rescue 

Cant forget the feet in the heat, give them the extra cool and hydration refresh with the Body Shop foot rescue. This tingly little tub of goodness is enriched with cooling peppermint essential oil. Our formula helps to invigorate and revitalise tired feet.

Peppermint intensive cooling foot rescue, The body shop, £9.50

Gel Bead Therapy Mask

Fifteen minutes of use immediately revitalises your skin while improving dark circles, puffiness and sagging skin. Store in the fridge or freezer for a cool chill out or heat it up in water. Probably not recommended on a day of 28 degrees!

Gel bead therapy face mask, Zoe Ayla, £24.83


Spice up your summer drinks that extra bit more with these funky and boujie ice cubes:

Sphere ice molds, Oliver Bonas, £15

Citrus fruit ice cube straws, amazon, £17.35

Portable ice cube tray & bottle, Cherlife, £37.99

3D Skull cubes, Amazon, £8.99

Frozen smiles, The unusual gift company, £5.99

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