In awe of the amount of beauty products that needed to be analysed, styled and photographed when starting out in magazines, Sigourney Cantelo knew which direction her journalistic career was going to take. From beauty writer to Vogue's beauty and health director to the editor and founder of Beauticate, Sigourney has literally travelled the world reporting on the best products and learning from industry experts.
So when Sigourney starts talking about the products we should be investing in during our harsh summers, and where in the Eastern Suburbs we should be indulging in for beauty treatments, we are scribbling it all down so that you too are in the know.
With Summer upon us, what tips can you give us on protecting our skin this season?
It’s hard to find the perfect sunscreen – and I’ve tried (see my great sunscreen search). For the face I’m a fan of physical sunscreens (zinc dioxide and titanium dioxide that actually form a barrier on the skin) but you do have to be vigilant and reapply as soon as they smudge or sweat off. The best option is a mineral makeup or tinted moisturiser like Synergie Mineral Whip or Invisible Zinc. When I’m at the beach or exercising I’ll use a chemical sunscreen as they are generally lighter weight and more water resistant – Ultraceuticals Alpha H and Dermalogica do great SPF 50.