With winter in full swing, our desire for a tropical escape is burning. While sun-induced vitamin D is a bit out of reach at the moment, our new favorite vanity staple, launching on Sephora.com today, is a close second: Summer Fridays Cloud Dew Oil-Free Gel Cream ($42), the ultimate pick-me-up for dull, thirsty skin.
Take a peek at the ingredient lineup and you’ll find a handful of stand-out actives—along with the absence of oil and fragrance—but there were a few that topped our list. First, the cocktail includes a hyaluronic acid complex, which is made with three different acid molecules to help plump and firm for a solid 72 hours at a time. Next up in the ingredient deck are amino acids to keep barrier function at an all-time high and, finally, pineapple enzyme, chock full of vitamins C and E to smooth, soften and illuminate the complexion.
Whether you’re fresh out of bed or in need of a pick-me-up, this cream has the power to do it all. As the brand suggests, you can glide the formula over clean skin for a bare-faced glow or you can layer it underneath any makeup look for a fuss-free, soft finish to last through the day ahead.
As this launch is one of the first of 2021, both celebrities and skin-care aficionados are buzzing. On social media yesterday, A-lister and model Sophia Richie and makeup artists Nam Vo and Erin Parsons posted about the launch on their Instagram stories. If social media moguls are this excited, we know this is one worth keeping on our radar.