8 best products for your after-sun beauty routine


With the thermometer glued to +30 degrees this whole week, this heat struggle is real! While iced mocha’s chill the brain perfectly, our skin needs something way more effective. Here are some great beauty products to opt for if you’re a little more than just sun-kissed.

Ultraceuticals Ultra Retexturising Body Complex

Australians know sun! And they obviously know all about after-sun beauty routines. Sun Protection is at the forefront of the Ultraceuticals brand. Entirely Australian made and owned, Ultraceuticals contains high levels of active ingredients to provide the most effective products available without the need of a prescription.

This body complex might make your skin a bit itchy at first, but you won’t recognize it seconds later! This cruelty-free brand has an effective blend of Lactic Acid, Niacinamide and moisturising ingredients that improve the appearance of dehydrated, dull and coarse skin. It’ll actually look even better than before the sun-burn!

Where to buy: ultraceuticals.com

Price: $99

Hzp+Co All Day Hydra-Defence Serum

Hzp+Co’s star product is perfect for sun-burned skin: it is cooling, moisturising and protective. It has a light texture and natural ingredients, like local kiwifruit extract, Horopito leaf extract, Kowhai extract and New Zealand spring water, to make your skin feel comfortable.

P.S. You’ll appreciate it’s cell repairing abilities!

Where to buyhzp.co.nz

Price: $65

Tailor Hydrate Oil Free Gel

Deep hydration is something your skin will definitely be thankful for in summer. Kawhai and Calendula extracts reduce irritation, while Provitamin B5 helps to regenerate damaged skin. Green tea antioxidants give further effective defence.

Tailor might have been born in Wellington but is now sold nationwide.

Where to buy: tailorskin.co

Price: $49

Davines SU Aftersun

This body cream gel is a saviour! Its cooling and soothing effect is exactly what the skin craves after being exposed to sun. Apart from immediate relief, it also hydrates and prevents the skin from peeling.

Known as a sustainable brand, Davines use of natural ingredients helps reduce our impact on the environment. Nice bonus!

Where to buy: davines.com

Price: $19.95

ORA Aromatherapy Summer Spritzer

This refreshing body spray promises “to encourage a positive vibe and holiday bliss to your space”. We bet you’ve already stopped reading after “refreshing”…isn’t that all we need to know right now?

This Papamoa-based brand specializes in scents for the home and the fact that ORA Summer Spritzer can also be used as a room spray or even in an oil burner, comes as no surprise. It’s basically like buying 3-in-1, talk about being a pro-shopper!

Where to buyoraaromatherapy.com

Price: $29

A-Derma Epitheliale AH Duo Cream Ultra Repairer

A-Derma specialists have discovered the magical natural ingredient Rhealba®Oat that soothes and protects sensitive skin perfectly.

This ultra repairing cream was made for the worst cases of “dermatological superficial acts and epidermis alterations that leave cutaneous marks”. And you know what, there’s nothing better for your shoulders, nose and other body parts that tend to lose not one, but three or four layers of skin due to sunburn.

Where to buy: caretobeauty.com

Price: $27.48

Nourishe Healing Cream

Nourishe products are handcrafted by a Naturopath and Medical Herbalist who uses medicinal herbs that have centuries of use to prove their effectiveness.

The Healing Cream was designed specifically for irritated skin. It reduces itchiness, moisturises and encourages healthy skin growth.

Where to buynourisheskincare.co.nz

Price: $47.90

Clarins After Sun Moisturizer Ultra-Hydrating

Applying Clarins after a long day out in the sun is like having an ice cold bath. The hydrating plant extracts will keep on doing their magic long after being applied. This rich moisturising cream brings a radiant, healthy glow back to the skin.

Where to buy: farmers.co.nz

Price: $50