Is anything more refreshing than a light-weight moisturizer or a spritz of facial mist on a hot summer day? The ultimate summer skin-care essentials will take you from sweaty to chill even in the steamiest climes. Carry them to the sunbaked beach or apply before you hit the scorching city pavement. You’ll stay wilt-proof throughout the day. Here are seven of the newest and greatest.
Task Essential O2 Soothing Oxygen Spray ($18) is a facial mist that provides your skin a defense against free radicals with a formula containing rare snow algae and edelweiss. Stash this in the refrigerator for an extra arctic blast. This product goes on the market in June.
Here’s a summer shower staple. Too Cool for School’s Egg Mousse Oil ($25) comes in a silky lightweight formula with five botanical oils that melt when it touches your skin. The whipped cream texture is spill-proof and leaves no trace of greasiness. Apply this moisturizer when you step out of the shower for just a touch of hydration. Find it at Sephora.
Next-generation face mists pack formulas that serve multiple functions on top of refreshment. Supergoop Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50, ($12) shields your skin with an even layer of sunscreen without streaking your bronzer. This spray sets your makeup and adds no shine while giving your broad spectrum protection. It’s available at BlueMercury.
Want some help in the battle against aging? Grown Alchemist Hydra-Mist in Desert Lime ($31) is an above-and-beyond facial mist that renders just such assistance. The botanicals, peptides and hyaluronic acid in this portable little bottle soothe even skin that’s stayed too long at the beach. Check it out at NeedSupply.
Leave the heavy makeup in the medicine cabinet, and reach for lightweight tinted moisturizers that won’t leave your face dripping all over the place. Hydrating and moisturizing formulas also can be age fighters. Hourglass Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint ($55) gives you firmer and more elastic skin because it contains hyaluronic acid. You can find this tinted moisturizer at Sephora.
Even when you sweat, you can skip the runny makeup. Women who have oily skin will find M.A.C’s tinted moisturizer provides a natural finish and reduces the appearance of pores. Packed with Vitamin C, it goes on smooth works best for non-sensitive skin. Get M.A.C Lightful C Tinted Cream SPF 30 with Radiance Booster ($35) at Nordstrom.
We’ve said it before, and we have no problem saying it again: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer ($44) has a history as a crowdpleaser for good reason. Try the oil-free version if you are prone to acne, and find it at LauraMercier.