Andrea's It-List: 6 beauty staples that will keep you fresh and hydrated in the summer heat

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The below is from editor-in-chief Andrea Thompson's weekly newsletter, Andrea's It-List. Subscribe here.

There's nothing like that first hint of proper sun to get me thinking about summer skincare. When it comes to my beauty routine, I have sensitive skin so have never had an exhaustive list of products I use regularly. There are, however, a few tried and tested cleansing, refining, moisturising and protecting products I swear by to keep my face and body looking fresh and hydrated. Here are my favourites.



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This week, talk has turned on Marie Claire to a key investment buy for summer - sunglasses. For SS24, as you can read about in Marie Claire's extensive guide they're getting the oversized treatment. Celine's Triomphe oval frames have been a firm favourite with the street-style set, while Prada has released a pair of oval cat-eye frames to rival last year's ever-popular rectangle shape. Bright pops of colour are also one of the biggest summer trends, while sporty frames -think futuristic shapes, mirrored lenses and minimal frames- are having their moment. But in the words of Contributing Fashion Editor Penny Goldstone, whilst it may be tempting to scrimp on sunglasses, it would be ‘a false economy’. "You want to look for good quality, hard-wearing frames and lenses that will protect you from harmful UV rays. A timeless pair will last you forever (see Prada for the best rectangle styles or Celine cat eye sunglasses), making the cost-per-wear of the item very minimal."

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Editor in Chief

Andrea Thompson is Editor in Chief at Marie Claire UK and was named by We are the City as one of the UKs top 50 trailblazers for her work championing gender equality.

Andrea has worked as a senior journalist for a range of publications over her 20 year career including The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, Channel 4, Glamour and Grazia. At Marie Claire UK, Andrea oversees content, strategy and campaigns across fashion, beauty and the brand's purpose pillars. Her weekly newsletter and column Andreas It List showcases her curated edit of the very best in fashion and beauty. Andrea is a keen advocate of women's empowerment, sustainability and diversity and is a regular speaker at events on these themes. She sits on the committee of the British Society of Magazine Editors where she acts as Vice Chair and looks after Diversity and Inclusion and regularly mentors young women from under represented communities trying to break into the media industry. Follow her on instagram at @andreacanwrite