5 Lightweight Moisturizers We Love
Summer’s here, which means it’s out with the old and in with the new—skin care-style. The old in this equation refers to the heavy-duty creams we’ve come to love during the colder months, and the new being—yup, you guessed it—lightweight moisturizers. Go ahead and ditch your wintertime go-to for a lighter formula. Not sure which one is right for your skin? You’re in luck. Below, we’re sharing five of our favorite lightweight moisturizers to help ease some of that guesswork—you’re welcome.
VICHY AQUALIA THERMAL SPF 25
In addition to SPF 25, this daily moisturizer is formulated with mineral-rich Vichy Thermal Spa Water to protect and reinforce the skin’s barrier function against external aggressors. It absorbs quickly to leave a smooth, refreshed, and hydrated feeling all day long. Apply it before sun exposure to shield against skin-damaging UVA and UVB rays.
KIEHL’S ULTRA FACIAL OIL-FREE LOTION
Looking for a lightweight face lotion sans shiny, greasy residue? Look no further. This oil-free blend by Kiehl’s is formulated with cylindrical root extract, antarcticine, and vitamin E to help keep skin fresh, healthy-looking, and shine-free all day. It traps moisture to condition skin and restore its moisture barrier. Apply it to clean facial skin day or night, as needed.
THE BODY SHOP VITAMIN E AQUA BOOST
This silky-soft moisturizer is ideal for all-day hydration. The ultra-light formula—skin-quenching sorbet, if you will—is formulated with wheatgerm oil and shea butter from Ghana that’s mixed with millions of aqua spheres to moisturize, refresh, and plump the look of your skin’s surface. It’s a great cooling treat for skin that’s craving a burst of freshness with a mattifying finish.
GARNIER MOISTURE RESCUE ACTIVELY HYDRATING DAILY LOTION SPF 15
Meet this moisturizing, non-comedogenic formula infused with glycerin for long-lasting hydration. It works to protect and defend against moisture loss by strengthening the skin’s barrier. Immediately after use, skin feels fresh, soft, and smooth. In one week, skin feels strengthened with an overall improved appearance. Plus, it contains SPF 15 to help protect against sun damage. Win-win-win.
L’ORÉAL PARIS SENSITIVE SKIN DAY LOTION SPF 25
Calling all sensitive skin types! This oil-free lotion hydrates and soothes sensitive skin without clogging pores. Formulated with antioxidant vitamin E, the formula combines 48-hour moisture with broad-spectrum SPF 25. Best of all, it’s so gentle; skin will feel hydrated without being weighed down.