Today’s post features some of my recent skincare discoveries that I’ve been loving lately! From a super lightweight yet nourishing night cream and soothing acne-fighting moisturizer to a silky glow-boosting serum and glossy body oil, here are a few skincare products that have become my summer staples.
These summer skincare favorites have weightless textures perfect for the warm weather but pack a punch with potent good-for-your-skin ingredients. Now let’s dive into why I love each one of these so much!
1. Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Omega Rich Cloud Cream ($53)
This is a deeply moisturizing face cream formulated with natural botanicals rich in Omega 3 and Omega 6 Oil plus fatty acids that rejuvenate skin overnight while helping to replenish and strengthen your skin’s lipid barrier.
With a lightweight whipped cloud-like texture, this cream sinks right into the skin with a velvety feel and smooth matte finish, no shine or greasiness at all. It hydrates really well to bring suppleness to skin while you sleep.
Also, the cream has a calming lavender scent. I wouldn’t recommend this for sensitive skin though due to the lavender oil in the formulation.
2. Baesix Ready, Get Set, Glo! Brightening Antioxidant Serum ($42)
This nourishing serum is supercharged with a potent blend of antioxidants, vitamins and natural extracts that work harmoniously to combat signs of aging and pollution and bring out a lit-from-within glow! The formula feels so silky and lightweight, absorbs quickly and leaves skin feeling smooth and lightly hydrated.
I am also loving the Baesix All Day Err’ Day Hydrating Moisturizer SPF 35 Pa+++ which is packed with 14 botanical extracts, amino acids and features a one-two punch of hyaluronic acid & sodium hyaluronate to keep skin super hydrated, while it strengthens your skin’s natural barrier and protects against sun damage.
I love the lightweight texture that applies smoothly with a shine-free finish and ZERO white cast (despite being a 100% mineral sunscreen formula with zinc oxide) It layers easily over the antioxidant serum, no pilling issues! These two have become my morning must-haves for smooth, glowing and protected all skin day!
3. Ecolips Intensive Overnight Lip Mask ($10)
Made with nourishing ingredients like organic jojoba, coconut and argan oils, this blackberry-flavored lip mask is super hydrating. It also contains Gotu Kola extract that supports collagen plus blackberry fruit extract high in Vitamins A, C, and K rounds out the formula to renew the skin barrier.
It’s a wonderful natural lip treatment to nourish and soothe while you snooze! I love how it leaves lips feeling so soft and supple. An affordable indulgence at only $10!
4. Axis-Y Heartleaf My Type Calming Cream ($16.30)
This is a lightweight, gel-type water based moisturizer with nourishing ingredients to soothe irritated, dry skin while providing a boost of hydration. The core ingredient is Heartleaf rich in antioxidants and has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to soothe skin.
Other key ingredients are:
- Centella Asiatica – Boost skin’s healing
- Allantoin – Encourages new tissue growth
- Sorghum – Skin brightening
- Sage – Soothes irritation, regulates sebum production
- Licorice – Antioxidant properties, calms and protects skin
- Aspergillus Ferment — Helps improve and maintain healthy skin texture
Texture-wise, this cream is very lightweight and feels soothing on the skin. It locks in moisture and hydrates without any heaviness at all. It’s super light formulation is ideal for layering and a light finishing touch. Great for combination to oily and acne-prone skin and the gentle formula is suitable for sensitive skin as well!
5. BIA Skin Body Gloss ($52)
The skin below your chin deserves love too! This is a nourishing body oil that melts into skin for a velvety soft glowing finish. The luxuriously lightweight and fast-absorbing formula is infused with nutrient-rich oils, antioxidants and just a hint of shimmery bronze for a gorgeous glow!
🌰Shea Butter Extract
Don’t be intimidated by the dark-looking color! Body Gloss has only a very sheer tint and blends perfectly into all skin tones. It leaves skin soft and hydrated with a natural glowy finish, not sparkly, glittery or greasy! And it has a lovely shea butter scent that I really enjoy.
6. Dermala OAT So Sweet Daily Moisturizer ($42)
This soothing moisturizer is formulated with prebiotics and postbiotics that help balance your microbiome by killing C. acnes (the acne-causing bacteria) while promoting the growth of healthy, acne-fighting bacteria.
Its unique combination of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant ingredients is specifically formulated to help heal acne-prone skin, reduce redness and hydrate while improving skin tone and texture.
- SE Microbiome Complex
- Colloidal oatmeal
- Hyaluronic Acid
- Licorice root extract
- Green tea leaf extract
I have dry skin and acne is usually not a concern for me, but lately I’ve been struggling with breakouts on my chin and jawline area. That’s why I am thankful for this new moisturizer which has been helpful to keep the acne situation under control!
This fragrance-free moisturizer has a vey lightweight, velvety gel texture that glides on smoothly and absorbs quickly with a smooth matte finish while being nicely hydrating.
7. OSD Beauty Blueberry Body Scrub ($24)
This beautiful body scrub has an invigorating mix of sea salt and nourishing oils to boost skin luminosity and smoothness. Antioxidant-rich blueberries help soothe damaging inflammation, while the rich oils such as jojoba oil and blueberry seed oil nourish and soften skin.
As you can see, this luxurious scrub has a lush texture! It smells so good with a fruity-floral fragrance. The formula is creamy and nourishing and does a great job of exfoliating skin without feeling gritty or harsh. It leaves my skin feeling so smooth and soft. It’s the perfect treat to pamper yourself and give your skin the love it deserves.
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