The best summer moisturizers for face and body
By Carla Snuggs
Summer is just about over and the weather may have wreaked havoc on your skin. And if you're in Southern California, like I am, there's a LOT more summer left. Have you been using the right moisturizers this season in preparation for fall? Posh Beauty Blog received some excellent skincare tips on this very topic from “Mompreneur,” Celebrity Waxologist & Esthetician and founder of Stript Wax Bar, Katherine Goldman. “It is important to choose the correct moisturizer for the skin during each season. The skin has much different needs during summer than it does during winter. Sun, sand and heat can make skin dry and dull as well as more oily,” says Katherine.
Here are some of Katherine's simple tips for choosing end of summer moisturizers:
- If you choose a moisturizer that is too thick or rich it can make skin appear greasy and lead to clogged pores and breakouts.
- Use a different moisturizer on your body as these can richer than the ones used on your face.
- Look for products that hydrate the skin and replace moisture loss and that contain hyaluronic acid. This ingredient binds water molecules 1000 times its weight and infuses into the skin, allowing skin to be hydrated.
- For the body, look for ingredients such as aloe vera which soothe, moisturize and calm the skin. This can aloe be helpful if you've had a day with too much sun!
Here are some of Posh Beauty Blog's fave moisturizers for face and body:
Moisturizers for the Face
Amarte Ulta Veil Hydration Serum
Amarte Ultra Veil Pure Hydration Serum: Reveal the true clarity, beauty and brilliance of your skin with the Amarte Aqua Veil® Pure Hydration Serum. This water-based serumsoftens and hydrates skin while evening tone and visibly brightening even the most sensitive complexions. Its Korean formulation elegantly blends antioxidants with natural brightening agents, creating a perfect marriage of science and beauty with incredibly different results. Shop: AmarteSkinCare.com
COSMEDIX Peptide-Rich Defense Moisturizer with Broad Spectrum SPF 50
COSMEDIX Peptide-Rich Defense Moisturizer with Broad Spectrum SPF 50helps protect skin from the harsh effects of the sun while also protecting and rejuvenating skin with the ultimate blend of rich peptides and amino acids, this unique formula defends and moisturizes skin to help prevent and reverse the signs of aging. Shop: Cosmedix.com
First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Illuminating Moisturizer
First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Illuminating Moisturizer is an effective, daily moisturizer infused with sodium hyaluronate and light-reflecting particles to impart an instant, universally flattering, lit-from-within glow perfect the remainder of your summer and in to fall.
Skinmedica TNS Ultimate Daily Moisturizer SPF 20 Sunscreen
Hydrate skin while helping to fight environmentally induced aging. Skinmedica TNS limtate Daily Moisturizers is Packed with the exclusive TNS® growth factor blend plus moisturizing and rejuvenating ingredients including red algae and green tea extract. Zinc Oxide and Octinoxate provide broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection, rapidly restores skin’s moisture barrier function, improves firmness and resilienc and Provides hydration and antioxidant protection. Well worth the splurge! Purchase: Skinmedica.com
Skinfix Hydrating Lotion
Odds are your face will have gotten plenty of moisture between the ocean, pool, and sweaty weather. Swap out a thick moisturizer for the Skinfix Hydrating Lotion that will instantly smooth and soften your face. This lightweight product will leave for face glowing, ultra smooth and renewed after a long day basking in the UV rays. SkinFix’s Healthy Skin Lipid Complex is free of parabens and synthetic fragrance and made with all natural ingredients that can help replenish essential hydration that may be lost in the sun and ocean.
Amala Soothing Moisture Cream
For a face that may have had too much time in the sun, Amala Soothing Moisture Cream contains gentle, yet effective seed oils that can help reduce inflammation and protect skin from redness. This lightweight cream will leave skin comforted and hydrated for a calm, even-toned complexion.
SkinFix Daily Lotion
Sure, body butters works wonders in winter when you’re feeling dry and flakey. The humidity of summer (that we might despise) will naturally add some water back into your skin, so let’s swap out the heavy creams for SkinFix Daily Lotion. This luxuriously lightweight, yet deeply moisturizing body lotion is a perfect swap in your summer skincare regimen that is infused with all the good-for-you natural ingredients that won’t leave you feeling greasy.
Sweet Spot Labs Grapefruit Verbena Body Wash
While not technically a moisturizer, SweetSpot Labs Gentle Body Wash cleanses and hydrates for the ultimate smooth, summer skin. This wash also contains panthenol, which softens skin and hair making for great a close, safe shave so it's perfect for the last days of summer.
Sebamed Moisturizing Body Lotion
Sebamed Moisturizing Body Lotion is a lightweight moisturizing body lotion that contains chamomile extract and allantoin to soothe and hydrate the skin. It is dermatologist tested, and a longtime favorite of mine. It has a pH value of 5.5 that matches the acidic pH level of healthy skin and is clinically proven to promote the development of the skin mantle. Purchase: SebamedUSA.com
Hydropeptide Perfecting Body Lift
This anti-aging body serum that targets imperfections on the body to create more even-toned skin from head to toe! Clinically-proven to reveal smoother skin, Hydropeptide Perfecting Body Lift is formulated to tighten and tone loose, sagging skin on the upper arms, abdomen, buttocks, thighs, knees, calves, ankles and feet while minimizing the appearance of unsightly veins, cellulite, stretch marks, bruising, swelling and scars. Shop: HydroPeptide.com
Disclosure: Press samples were provided by the brand/PR for editorial consideration, product testing, photography and honest review.
Feature image: Marieclaire.com
What are your favorite summer or post-summer moisturizers? Leave a comment below!