Something For The Weekend aka The Friday Bullet with REN, O’Right and Phyto

The heat is killing me. I’ve never handled heat well and in the coldest days in winter I can step out in jeans and a t-shirt. I’m just a hot person (although I’m sure many would beg to differ).

I know this sounds ridiculous and “well duh” but please remember to drink more water than usual. Coffee, tea and soft drinks don’t count – seriously just water and lots of it! If the sky is clear, then so should be you pee.

Phyto Plage After Sun Hair & Body Wash and Anti-Sun / Anti-Chlorine Potective Veil

I did a Periscope with these two a couple of weeks ago and have been loving them. I’ll probably need to repurchase when it comes to my well overdue holiday at the end of August (so excited!).

The Shampoo & Body Wash

With Black Sambuca extract, coconut extracts, bambu and a whole host of other natural ingredients, this rehydrating shampoo and body wash removes sweat, chlorine, salt, sun cream and all the other ick that accumulates during a hot day. You’ll want to condition afterwards but the fresh and creamy scent is exactly what you need after a day in the sun.

The Phyto Sun Shampoo & Body Wash is available here from Look Fantastic for £13.50 with free delivery and apparently a free gift!

The Protective Hair Veil

Spray this onto dry or damp hair and blow dry in your style, applying a light spritz when you’ve finished, to keep hair protected from the elements and particularly from the colour changing properties of chlorine! It contains sweet almond oil, sunflower exctract and hilariously, ricin extract (inert). It smells amazing.

The Phyto Sun Hair Veil is £15 here from Look Fantastic with free delivery.

O’Right Free Mind Mud Hair Mud

I’m loving this lately for a whole host of reasons. Firstly, as a hair mud, it gives an amazingly flexible, reworkable and textured hold whilst being none-sticky with no stiffness. When you want a soft and easy style, just blow dry your hair into shape and run this through.

But what I also love are this Taiwanese brand’s ethics and practices. The Hair Mud is 70% natural ingredients. The packaging is pretty much all recyclable and the plastic pot the mud comes in has a bamboo wood lid and degradable plastic body. The whole thing has been “manufactured by using solar power, wind power, clean energy and eco-friendly packaging”. Inside each box there’s also a tiny piece of seed paper for you to water and grow!

O’Right Free Mind Mud is available here from Look Fantastic for £17.06 with free delivery.

REN Glycolactic Radiance Renwal Mask

Hurrah for REN who have turned both 15 and have been absorbed into the world of L’Oreal; they’ve clearly been doing something right!

The Glycolactic face mask is a great product to use at the moment as it breaks down surface dead skin cells, unclogs pores and restores radiance to the skin – giving you your glow back! If you’re looking to keep a good colour during the summer, make sure to use products like this to stay well exfoliated as this leads to a deeper and more even tan. However, don’t forget to use lashings of high factor SPF!

So much exfoliation!

With the exfoliating powers of glycolic acid, lactic acid, citric acid and tartaric acid plus the natural enzymic astringents of lemon and pineapple; this exfoliating mask really packs a punch. Passion fruit, cranberry and grape are also in there to calm the skin.

How to apply

Avoiding the eye area, apply generously all over the skin, leave for 10 minutes and rinse away with warm water using the muslin style cloth provided. Seriously, your skin will be brighter than the sun! Just remember to hydrate well afterwards and keep slapping on that SPF as it can make you a little more sensitive to the sun.

Where to buy

REN Glycolactic Radiance Renwal Mask is available for £32/75ml here from Cult Beauty (+ £3.95 delivery); here from Marks & Spencer (+ £3.99 delivery); here from Look Fantastic (+ Free Delivery); here from John Lewis (+ £3 delivery or free collection from Waitrose/John Lewis stores) and finally here from Space.NK (+ £5 delivery).

Posted at 21:27 December 23, 2015
damilare Bakare

awesome article, I personally have a hot body temperature when people touch my skin they complain but its also an advantage to me. thanks

Posted at 21:01 July 29, 2015
Ben Rose

Great article. I do not do well in the heat just like everyone else here haha. The REN Glycolactic Radiance Renwal Mask also sounds good. I will have to try it out because I love lemon and pineapple! :)

Posted at 20:25 July 9, 2015

I don’t cope well in the heat either, I faint everywhere! I would recommend staying inside… the freezer!
I didn’t know REN was bought by L’Oreal, I thought they had been bought by Unilever (unless they are the same thing?)

Dannie x

    Posted at 20:09 July 26, 2015
    Thom Watson

    Omg, I’ve never fainted so you’ve definitely got one up on me there!

    You are 100% right, I shall amend right away – they all blend into one sometimes ;)


Posted at 11:01 July 5, 2015

Love the post. I don’t do well in the heat as well especially at the moment where my work place has a broken air con system. I love the ren mask but thanks for introducing me to three new products. I’m going to be checking them out :)

    Posted at 20:08 July 26, 2015
    Thom Watson

    I could NOT imagine working without some kind of fan or air conditioning – at the same time I have to hide inside because of hay fever – it’s a lose lose situation.

    The REN mask is amazing, it smells great, gives amazing results and weirdly, tastes kinda nice (although I don’t recommend eating it). Let me know if you try any of them out and tell me what you think.

    Thanks for your comment Joel. x

Posted at 12:52 July 3, 2015
Josh | The Kentucky Gent

LOL – you’re totally hot, and it’s okay to admit it. But I’m the same way, my body temp is always high, and because of that I’m always the sweatiest one in the group even if I’ve only been outside a few minutes!

Josh | The Kentucky Gent

    Posted at 20:07 July 26, 2015
    Thom Watson

    *blushes* oh you! Haha. I’ve been using a product called Perspirex and it’s bloody amazing. It’s not great for the under arm skin and have had to treat it more gently, but has 100% kept me dry recently. x

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