Six summer serums to try now


Dr. Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Marine Hydration Booster

Skin feeling a little parched? Dry, hot weather teamed with an airconditioned environment can wreak havoc on your complexion. Replenish your skin’s moisture levels with this time-release concentrate containing hyaluronic acid, evening primrose oil and coconut juice. It hydrates and plumps skin, smoothing the appearance of fine lines (often caused by dehydration). A MECCA favourite during the summer months, it’s weightless and sinks in fast, playing nice with subsequent skincare products and makeup.

Dr. Barbara Sturm Glow Drops

Not only does this innovative product contain hyaluronic acid, panthenol (a B5 vitamin which calms skin) and antioxidant-rich purslane, it’s also infused with light-reflecting pigments to amplify the skin’s natural glow. Wear it alone for extra dimension and radiance or mixed with your favourite foundation or tinted moisturiser for that juicy, illuminated look we crave in the summer months (and all year round, for that matter!).

Kate Somerville DeliKate® Recovery Serum

Aesthetician Kate Somerville is the queen of Hollywood glow, with her Melrose Place clinic frequented by many a celebrity (ahem: Kate Hudson and Kirsten Dunst, anyone?). As such, she understands that stressed skin can stress anyone out. This serum has been formulated for those with misbehaving skin (irritated, sensitive, hormonal or just generally having a bad time). A nourishing combination of ceramides and omegas work together to restore and repair the skin’s protective barrier – crucial in summer, and year-round – alleviating that dry, tight feeling and calming visible redness.

goop GOOPGLOW 20% Vitamin C + Hyaluronic Acid Glow Serum

Just like summer weather, summer skin is bright, radiant and glowing. The (not-so-secret) ingredient to get you there? Vitamin C. This next-gen serum from goop lets your skin reap the benefits thanks to its mix of three sizes of hyaluronic acid to penetrate different layers of the skin, as well as antioxidant-packed Kakadu plum (which just happens to be one of the richest sources of vitamin C on Earth). Plus, its innovative pure vitamin C powder cleverly combines with an activator once opened, so it’s at its most potent.

Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Magic Serum Crystal Elixir

A serum that sits beautifully under makeup and has plenty of skin-loving ingredients? This is it! Enriched with vitamin C and polyglutamic acid (a supercharged skin hydrator), this luxurious serum from Charlotte Tilbury will add a radiant base to any makeup look in a flash. Worn alone, it’ll grant skin (of all ages) a soft sheen and healthy look and feel – moisturised, firmed and lifted.

REN Clean Skincare Bio Retinoid™ Youth Serum

Yes, you can still use retinol in summer. This super lightweight serum is the perfect option for when you don’t want to layer too many products in hot weather. As with most retinol treatments, it visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles, improves radiance and evens skin tone. The big difference? Its key ingredient, Bidens pilosa: a plant-derived alternative to retinol. Added ceramides help strengthen the skin barrier, while niacinamide rebalances acne-prone skin.

Want more skincare? We don’t blame you. Discover MECCA’s current bestsellers and tune into our February Unboxing livestream on January 25 for the latest skincare (and makeup, and fragrance) launches about to land in-store and online!


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