Welcome to the jungle - baking hot sun, outbursts of torrential rain, stifling humidity and millions of insects (and we thought three-day festivals were bad for our beauty regimes).
Here’s a round-up of team ELLE’s beauty SOS products, from the ultimate moisturiser to the most practical deodorant, to confront even the harshest of climates.
Acting Fashion Editor
‘My jungle beauty product is the MAC coloured SPF lip balm, £11, because it’s heavenly and it doubles up as a cheek tint. My brand new one was robbed the other night and my lips have been in mourning ever since’.
Market and Merchandising Editor
‘I can’t live without Moroccan hair oil, £30.45! It’s perfect all-year-round product. Great to use before heat styling your hair in winter and great on the beach in summer too as it protects against the elements, sun and sea’.
Senior Beauty Writer
‘This may sound completely vain but I’d take foundation into the jungle, something light like YSL Teint Touch Eclat, £28, to even out my skin tone without it looking caked’.
‘Origins Peace of Mind, £12, because, this would offer a moment of calm and allow me to collect my thoughts’!
Senior Fashion Editor
‘ I bought Epaderm cream, £9.99, for my son’s eczema but have discovered it’s great for dry hands and cracked heels’.
‘My perfume perennial, Davidoff Cool Water EDT, £31.50 for 100ml, for instant freshness’!
‘Sunscreen and mozzie spray aside, I can't imagine embarking on any adventure without Clinique's marvellous Comfort on Call Allergy Relief Cream. It's not the most glamorous of products, but it works wonders on dry patches of skin, grazes, bites, sunburn and irritations. A real cure-all’.
Freelance Beauty Editor
‘Aromatherapy Associates Rose Body Butter, £32.50 – it's soothing on skin when you've had too much sun, plus smells delicious so double's up as a perfume. The scent is really calming and helps me to sleep’.
‘Just one thing? I'd take Avene Thermal Spring Water Spray, £3.15, to keep my skin cool and hydrated. Just a quick spritz of its fine mist is instantly refreshing’.
‘I have a weird phobia about dry skin, which is unfortunate as I’m prone to peeling and dry skin when I spend time in the sun. So for my jungle SOS I would slather Elizabeth Arden Eight-hour Cream, £25, on my heels, burns, face, hands and elbows (I’d essentially bathe in it if I could). It has never failed me’.
‘Suffering from naturally dry and thirsty hair, I couldn't go to the jungle without Charles Worthington's Intense Rescue Melting Balm, £16.99. This soft balm melts in to a rich oil in the palms of your hands and always leaves my hair looking and feeling fully nourished and revitalised’.
Fashion Features Assistant
‘I would take Nuxe Oil Multi-purpose Dry Oil Spray, £28.30, because it works for my skin and hair’.