6 MOISTURIZERS WORTHY OF FIGHTING THE SUMMER HEAT
words by AUDREY CONSTENTINO-MILITE • Beauty
IF THE HEAT OF THE SUMMER HAS LEFT YOU DRIED OUT AND DEFLATED, GIVE LIFE BACK TO YOUR SKIN WITH THESE DEEP HYDRATION MOISTURIZERS.
Summer is here, and so is the sun. A bronzed complexion may warm our pale, wintered skin, but it’s important to moisturize in order to preserve a fresh and glowing appearance. Whether you have dry, oily, or combination skin, these moisturizers work to balance your skin tone, protect and hydrate you from UV rays, and firm your face for a brilliant radiance. Take it from an obsessive skincare nut, these creams will not disrupt your routine and provide lasting results.
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Who should use it: Sensitive or irritated skin, oily complexions.
Key ingredients: Purslane Extract, Bisabolol and Panthenol (potent anti-oxidants)
Why you should use it: Dr. Barbara’s Face Cream Light provides intense 24/7 hydration for oily skin. Using her experience in orthopedics, her creams have an anti-inflammatory and regenerative effect. The active ingredients help to soothe sensitive areas and strengthen skin to protect against irritants. It’s light but effective and ideal for the hot humid weather that summer brings, leaving your complexion with a healthy glow.
Who should use it: Normal to combination skin
Key Ingredients: Salicornia, Herbecea, Butterfly Lavender
Why you should use it: Although these ingredients may sound like they came from an enchanted forest, the Hydraskin Light Gel Cream is no joke. It features a powerful hydrating dynamic that is light and effective. The skin naturally has moisturizing elements and Hydraskin works to wake those mechanisms to defend and preserve a youthful glow. Wear with or without makeup to keep your complexion looking fresh and renewed all day.
Who should use it: Combination to oily skin types
Key Ingredients: Aloe Vera, amino acids, vitamins A, B, C & E
Why you should use it: Bader Cosmetics offers a personalized experience to skincare. Specializing in reducing the signs of aging and environmental damage, The Cream is truly THE Cream to restore and regenerate skin for a brilliant finish. The best part is the Aloe Vera finish which adds a soothing feel to sun-kissed skin.
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Who should use it: Normal, oily, combination & dry skin
Key Ingredients: 9 Signal Peptide Complex, Pygmy Waterlily Stem Cell Extract & Soybean Folic Acid Ferment Extract
Why you should use it: Add this moisturizer to your morning workout routine for healthy, toned skin. The protein peptides in Drunk Elephant’s Protini Polypeptide Moisturizer replenish and restore the texture of your complexion, smoothing wrinkles and fine lines. It’s lightweight yet creamy and works hard to hydrate without feeling greasy; perfect for any summer activity.
Who should use it: Dry skin
Key Ingredients: +5-Cera Complex™
Why you should use it: Although we may love the summer sun, it can leave your skin feeling tight and dry. Dr. Jart’s Ceramindin Cream is a soft, creamy solution for those tired lines. His special +5-Cera Complex is “powered by science” and thoroughly moisturizes and strengthens skin while shielding it from moisture loss. Wear it under make-up or to bed, this moisturizer will do the trick.
Who should use it: Dehydrated, sensitive or dry to very dry skin.
Key Ingredients: Vitamin E, Aquagenium™
Why you should use it: Feeling a little lack-luster? Hydrabio’s Crème is the perfect fix. Designed to nourish and strengthen skin, the Aquagenium ingredient penetrates the skin barrier for ultimate hydration. Hydrabio eliminates dead cells and smoothes the skin regardless of whether you have been spending too much time in the sun.