7 Summer Skincare Products to Shop Before the Season is OutAugust 01, 2023
It’s a brand new month, which means that new products are making their way onto store websites and shelves and into our medicine cabinets. These are the products Skincare.com’s editors can’t live without this August.
Dawn, Executive Director
I have reached the point in my skincare-loving life where sagging has topped my priority list. Show me a cream that claims to help with firmness and jawline tightening, and that’s the cream I have to have. Enter this baby from Lancôme. It’s formulated with 300 different peptides (yes, you read that right) to really help make skin look firmer. If you need me, I’ll be slathering it on all day.
Alanna, Managing Editor
Summertime for my oily-to-combination skin typically means using a lightweight moisturizer that will keep my skin looking matte and fresh throughout the day, even with makeup layered on top. This water-cream formula does just the trick: It’s infused with azelaic acid plus hyaluronic acid and licorice root to help calm and mattify my skin without leaving it feeling stripped or dry. I can see this becoming a huge staple in my summer skincare routine every year!
When traveling, I love using a cleanser formula that does the job of removing my makeup and deep-cleaning my skin, and this soft, foaming pick has become a new favorite for those exact reasons. It’s super gentle on the skin and helps hydrate and smooth my complexion after a long day in the heat.
There’s no skincare product I adore more than a good moisturizer. When my skin is feeling particularly sensitive, it’s all I’ll use, and I tend to go for lightweight yet deeply hydrating, fragrance-free formulas. This one checks all the aforementioned boxes, with a lightweight consistency and nourishing ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, squalane, niacinamide and vitamin E.
I decided this body cream’s sweet and subtle scent reminds me of cereal milk, which makes me feel like a delectable treat every time I apply it post-shower. Aside from the heavenly fragrance which is actually a mix of honey and vanilla notes, I love this cream for its deeply moisturizing formula and the instant luminosity it gives my skin. I always make sure to apply an extra layer to my legs when I’m wearing a skirt or dress — it makes my skin smell good and look radiant in seconds.
Jordan, Associate EditorA good, rich moisturizer is my non-negotiable skincare staple and right now, I’m loving this barrier-strengthening face cream from Thayers. Formulated with sugarcane, squalane and ceramides, this extremely hydrating formula banishes the dry, flaky patches that tend to pop up on my chin and forehead. The consistency is thick and velvety, but not greasy, which is a huge plus for my combination skin, especially when it’s warm outside.
Kat, Social Media Editor
As someone who’s neglected their under-eye area for years, I’m beginning to see more fine lines and dark circles forming. In an effort to combat this, I’ve been reaching for a variety of eye creams to help improve the appearance of the area. One that I’ve found myself continuously reaching for has been the SkinCeuticals Age Advanced Eye Cream. This is an advanced anti-wrinkle eye cream that is formulated with several skin-loving ingredients like peptides and blueberry extract. I find that when using this, my dull, tired-looking eyes look visibly more radiant. It’s definitely a staple, especially for those days when I wake up with tired-looking eyes.