Summer is in full swing and there are many reasons to smile: The weather is warm, the days are long, and, hopefully, a relaxing getaway is on your calendar. With a sunny forecast ahead, your July Allure Beauty Box has just what you need to get glowing: Byoma’s Creamy Jelly Cleanser (a Best of Beauty Award winner) starts your day with a clean slate, then keep your skin radiant with Acaderma The Oasis Barrier Booster Serum and Naturopathica Calendula Cream. Illuminate your eyes with a touch of the Reader’s Choice Award-winning Ole Henriksen Banana Bright + Eye Crème and brighten your smile with a swipe of Best of Beauty-winning Pound Cake Red Velvet Cake Batter. Consider giving your blow-dryer a vacation and treat your hair to Sachajuan Hair After The Sun post-beach time to keep everything shining—just as it should be. —Paige Stables, Allure Senior Beauty Editor
New Member Gift: NÉCESSAIRE THE SPF
Why you’ll love it: Besides shielding your skin from UV rays with SPF 30, Nécessaire’s elegant mineral formula also comes with the benefits of your favorite day cream. Hyaluronic acid hydrates, while niacinamide helps to even out your skin tone.
How you’ll use it: As the final step in your skin care routine, apply The SPF on exposed skin. Be sure to press it in until it’s fully absorbed to avoid a chalky finish.
New Member Gift: NÉCESSAIRE BODY SERUM
Why you’ll love it: Unlike a rich lotion that can leave behind a greasy feel, Nécessaire’s fast-absorbing body treatment sinks right into skin. And though it feels lightweight (similar to the texture of a luxe face serum), this silky gel hydrates parched skin with a heavy dose of hyaluronic acid and glycerin.
How you’ll use it: Pump a generous dollop into your hands and slather it onto arms, legs, and any dry spots.
OLE HENRIKSEN BANANA BRIGHT+ EYE CRÈME (full size)
Why you’ll love it: Buh-bye, dark circles! No matter how little sleep you got the night before, you can count on looking well-rested the next morning with the help of this Readers’ Choice Award-winning eye cream. Packed with vitamin C, the peach-tinted formula blends easily into skin to hydrate and brighten, “which means I can skimp on concealer from time to time,” says Kinonen.
How you’ll use it: A pea-size dot goes a long way. Day and night, dab the cream around the eye area using your ring finger.
SACHAJUAN HAIR AFTER THE SUN (full size)
Why you’ll love it: It’s beach season and this reparative treatment is on standby to make sure signs of long days spent outdoors don’t linger in your hair. The creamy formula is made with hydrators like glycerin and castor oil to help replenish the moisture that’s seemingly stripped away by the heat of the sun.
How you’ll use it: Depending on your hair, you can use it as a leave-in or apply it like a mask and rinse it away after about 20 minutes. “For my fine strands, I prefer the latter method,” says Mazzone.
BYOMA CREAMY JELLY CLEANSER
Why you’ll love it: Instead of having to double (or even triple) cleanse, you can wash away a full day of makeup, sweat, and excess oil in a single step with this Best of Beauty Award-winning cleanser. The jelly-like formula lathers into a super-silky cream and is made with barrier-strengthening ceramides, so skin is clean, never stripped.
How you’ll use it: Splash a little water on your face to dampen your skin, then massage one to two pumps of this face wash all over. Rinse everything off with warm water and voilà—fresh skin!
POUND CAKE RED VELVET CAKE BATTER (full size)
Why you’ll love it: A red lip is always a classic choice, but not all matte liquid lipsticks wear as well as this Best of Beauty-winning favorite does. The suede-textured formula has just the right amount of pigment for a gorgeous, long-lasting payoff. And though it may feel like it’s barely there, know that this bold crimson is making a statement.
How you’ll use it: The flexible, doe-foot applicator applies a sharp finish. It’s so opaque, one swipe will do the trick.
NATUROPATHICA CALENDULA CREAM
Why you’ll love it: This buttery balm is so hydrating, a penny-size blob will nourish your entire face—without making your skin feel the least bit greasy. Anti-inflammatory calendula extract soothes irritation, while its calming aroma is the perfect way to unwind before bed.
How you’ll use it: As the final step in your skin-care routine, smooth this cream from your forehead to your décolletage.
ACADERMA THE OASIS BARRIER BOOSTER SERUM
Why you’ll love it: Much like a moment of meditation, this serum has an instant calming effect on irritated skin. Soothing ingredients like olive leaf extract and centella asiatica (an herb that’s been used for centuries to treat wounds) repair signs of redness.
How you’ll use it: Press this lightweight watery serum into cleansed skin.
NEOGEN PROBIOTICS YOUTH REPAIR CREAM
Why you’ll love it: Inside this pretty pink tube is a whipped, luxurious cream that coddles skin. It’s formulated with smoothing peptides (11 of them, to be exact), hydrating hyaluronic acid, and nourishing creramide to moisturize skin and give it a bouncy, slightly lifted effect.
How you’ll use it: Slather it on under sunscreen each morning to soften fine lines, while making skin dewy.