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POST-SUMMER
REPAIR

Did all the fun in the sun leave you with dark spots, rough patches, and split ends? Here, best-in-class formulas and tools to smooth, hydrate, and repair when you’ve been scorched by summer.
 

Written by PATTY TORTOLANI

Photography by GUY AROCH

Creative Direction by VICEN AKINA

Makeup by LAURE DANSOU

Hair by HOLLY MILLS

Styling by COCO CASSIBBA

Nails by HOLLY FALCONE


The tan line. Does a sexier sin exist? A lingering reminder of steamy summer days. The favorite accessory of Tom Ford-era Gucci. Conspicuous proof of sublime holidays by the sea. But enough romanticizing. Because, in the end, tan lines (like freckles and sun-bleached highlights) are nothing more than visible damage. And the sultriness they imbue is as fleeting as a Sardinian sunset. 

If there’s one thing we don’t mind repeating ad infinitum, it’s the importance of SPF and sun protective clothing. That said, damage from UV rays inevitably happens. Long-term effects of unprotected (or not properly protected) exposure to UVA rays include fine lines, wrinkles, increased pore size, loss of elasticity, and unwanted pigment. Exposure to UVB rays could lead to something as severe as skin cancer, so it’s important to see a dermatologist for an annual skin check. Other causes of dull post-summer skin include swimming in chlorine or salt water, disrupting the skin barrier, and the moisture-sapping effects of air travel.

Our skin isn’t alone in the suffering. “Hair can burn, just like skin; we simply can’t feel it,” explains Anabel Kingsley, trichologist (hair and scalp specialist) at New York’s Philip Kingsley Clinic. “UV rays oxidize strands and weaken their protein structure.” That means prolonged sun exposure can cause hair to lose shine, develop a rougher, drier texture, lose elasticity and become more porous and prone to breakage and split ends. 

As we look forward to trading in our tanks for our tweeds, we also find ourselves left to repair some of the more unsightly remnants of all that fun in the sun. Luckily, our VIOLET CODE APPROVED solutions are indeed as appealing as the culprit. 


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Just like the gut, the skin has its own unique ecosystem that impacts how it functions. This scientifically-advanced cleanser defends against environmental stressors to prevent disruption of the microbiome and keep it in balance for a hydrated and glowing complexion.

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The skin saver himself, Augustinus Bader, created this extra-lush cream specifically for dry, fragile, inflamed skin. Alongside the brand’s famous regenerative technology TFC8®, this rich treatment supports the skin’s healing process, fortifies the moisture barrier, protects, and calms redness and irritation.

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If you’ve had some of those summer sun spots lasered or decided to address some sagging with a little filler, renowned dermatologic surgeon, Dr. Rogers, created this kit to provide everything you need for healing skin, plus exclusive instructions on how to maximize results and minimize downtime.

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Not only do these wands feel amazing on hot, tired skin, but they also tighten, firm, contour, depuff, reduce redness, and brighten. Keep them in the freezer to have on hand whenever you need a little lift.

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Three luxe oils—marula, cacay, and meadowfoam—infuse skin with vitamins for noticeable dewiness without greasiness; peptides and niacinamide impart nourishment,calm, and strength all over.

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With fruit-derived alpha hydroxy acids, salicylic acid, and exfoliating urea, this overnight treatment repairs skin at the cellular level and replenishes the moisture barrier, for stronger, firmer, more radiant skin.

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Hyaluronic acid is the ultra-hydrating darling of the dermatological world, and the deeper it goes into the skin, the more effective it is. By combining four hyaluronic acids of different molecular weights, this refreshing gel serum increases moisture levels deep in the skin.

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Chock-full of ingredients that we would typically see in skin care, starting with the brand’s patented cocktail of amino acids and vitamins, this weightless hair serum harnesses the powers of vitamin E, baobab oil, biotin, argan oil, and more to smooth, soften and prevent breakage.

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Loaded with the brand’s pioneering Alpha Keratin 60ku technology, which binds directly to compromised areas and fills them in, this treatment mask gets your damaged hair back on track. Expect immediate silkiness and shine.

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This scalp treatment creates the optimal environment to support the growth cycle of the hair root, improving hair density and quality over time. In other words, it guarantees your hair will be ready for next summer’s adventures.