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Hot Glam: This Season’s Best Lightweight Moisturizers

Easy, breezy, beautiful, summer girl. The heat is on, and it’s time to get your summer skincare routine in shape. And while summer is all about less of most things - less clothing, less makeup, less fuss - maintaining glowing, healthy skin still requires adequate moisture (and SPF!). Here are our favorite lightweight formulas to keep your summer skin looking fresh and flawless.

Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Cooling Gel

Now is the time to swap your heavier cream formulas for an ultra-lightweight gel. Gel moisturizers are like the linen of skincare - perfect for the sweltering summer heat. This ice-blue gel from Clarins is hydrating without being heavy, and the cooling effect will give your skin a refreshing chill.  

Dr. Jart Water Fuse

Another chilly blue gel formula, this one uses Belgium hot spring water to soothe, energize and hydrate skin. Dive in.  

Watermelon Pink Juice Moisturizer

What’s better on a hot summer day than a nice juicy watermelon? This oil-free pink gel gives you all the hydrating goodness of watermelon, and is packed with antioxidants for deliciously plump skin.  

H2Overdose UFO Activated Mask

Contrary to popular belief, your summer skin is still at risk of drying out. Increased sun exposure, extra showers and even A/C can dehydrate the skin. Consider adding a moisturizing mask to your summer skin care routine, like H2Overdose. It’s a hyaluronic acid infused formula, which is basically a tall drink of water for thirsty skin.  

Shiseido Essential Energy Day Cream

Lightweight moisture plus built-in sun protection equals peak summer skin care.  

Tatcha The Water Cream

Don’t let the word ‘cream’ fool you - this favorite from Tatcha delivers a burst of hydration without that sticky or greasy after-feel. Plus it’s got a touch of 23 karat gold for a sun-kissed glow without the sun.  

Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream

Feed your summer skin right with this whipped superfood cream. It’s basically a green juice cleanse for your face.   What’s your go-to summer moisturizer?

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