A good summertime moisturizer needs to work harder than the average moisturizer. When else is your skin sweaty and annoyingly dry at the same time? To make a good hot-weather face cream, the product should soothe, mattify and hydrate while preventing your makeup from becoming a slick mess. These nine picks below all get the job done beautifully.
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This lightweight moisturizer is formulated for most skin types (combination, oily, sensitive—check, check and check) and is packed with multivitamins C, E and B5 to help address common concerns like dullness, darkspots and splotchiness. The result? A glowing and even complexion that might even let you skip the foundation.
Tatcha The Water Cream ($68)
This oil-free moisturizer is packed with botanicals and proprietary anti-aging trilogy of Japanese nutrients consisting of green tea, rice and algae to help restore skin youthfulness as it hydrates. Japanese leopard lily helps to control oiliness throughout the day and the light-as-water texture makes it an easy choice for the stickiest days.
For Creme de La Mer devotees who can’t bear to part with its powerful anti-aging properties but can’t fit a heavy moisturizer into their summer routine, this mattifying option delivers the the anti-aging results they expect in a lightweight formula that delivers a soft-focus, fresh finish.
This gel-cream doesn’t just feel great on the skin and address dryness, it also helps boost skin elasticity and address dullness and uneven skin tone. A unique mineral complex, botanicals and peptides help to keep moisture level balanced all day while plumping and firming skin.
A multitasking moisturizer, this daily cream uses a complex of antioxidants and animo acids to help counteract signs of stress on the skin. It uses StriVectin’s signature anti-aging technology NIA-114 to strengthen the skin barrier to prevent moisture loss and keep damaging pollutants out. The cool gel formula makes it refreshing to apply any time.
The newest addition to Sisley Paris’s best-selling Rose line, this delicate cream is infused with a trio of antioxidant-rich roses to promote radiance and luminosity while adding bounce back into the skin. When applied, the lightweight cream transforms into droplets of water that absorb quickly leaving behind only a hydrated complexion. The texture is so incredible that you won’t believe the cream actually includes ingredients like rose essential oils, shea and Camellia oils to leave your skin the softest it’s ever been.
This moisturizer might feel as light as water, but it is densely packed with skin-loving ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, cupuacu butter beads, royal jelly and the brand’s patented Echinacea GreenEnvy Honey, which is full of natural antioxidants that nourish and soften skin. A triple hyaluronic acid complex uses three different molecular weights to get into deep layers of skin to plump and hydrate. Bonus: it also delivers a silky-smooth finish, perfect as a primer for daily use under makeup.
This gel cream contains unique oil capsules that give skin an extra moisture boost without ever feeling heavy or oily. The product absorbs into skin immediately and leaving behind absolutely no residue. Chlorophyll, parsley and kale gives skin an intense dose of nutrients.
Made with 87-percent organic ingredients, this facial cream uses botanicals and essential oils to hydrate and nourish skin. It absorbs easily, leaving behind a silky-smooth finish and has the most subtle lavender fragrance that is as soothing to the senses as it is to the skin.
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