As the heat rises the summer months, it is important to acknowledge that our skin also changes and can require a different routine of applying our skincare products or new products entirely. By studying your face each morning, you can see where you may need more hydration or less in your routine.
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Typically, heavier hydration in the winter months in the form of thicker creams is best. In the summer we should only need thinner, more gel-like creams to lock in our serums and toners etc. to keep our skin hydrated and plump.
Here’s our round up of our favourite light-weight moisturising formulas which will give you the best radiant, plump skin this summer!
1) Best lightweight moisturiser for sensitive skin: Pharmaceris A Hyaluro-Sensilium
Pharmaceris A Hyaluro-Sensilium has a water cream formulation with the concentrated action of high and low-molecular weight hyaluronic acid, which is biocompatible with the hyaluronic acid naturally present in human skin. The product moisturises the skin on many levels, acting as a highly moisturising compress that immediately relieves the discomfort and tension of dry skin.
Additional long-lasting moisturisation is ensured due to the presence of 3% pro-glucoseze, a component with strong hygroscopic properties, that binds water and increases the level of hydration in the stratum corneum. Advanced Immuno-Prebiotic and Leukine-barrier formulas rebuild the damaged skin's protective barrier, alleviate existing irritations and actively prevent new ones, including redness, hypersensitivity and allergic reactions caused by higher exposure to allergens, for example during periods of pollen emission.
2) Best lightweight moisturiser for dehydrated skin: Dr Irena Eris Aquality Intense Moisturising Youth Cream
A cream of a light, delicate consistency with spectacular, multi-level moisturising power thanks to a new-generation ingredient – γ-polyglutamic acid (γ PGA), 5 times more effective as a moisturiser than hyaluronic acid. The precious oils and vitamin E also contained in the formula strengthen the skin’s role as a barrier, guaranteeing a broad spectrum of protection against the harmful effects of UV radiation and other external agents.
3) Best lightweight moisturiser for daily protection: 3Lab WW Day SPF 40
The WW Day SPF 40 is one of a kind gel treatment that serves a purpose of daily anti-ageing environmental shield with UVA/UVB broad spectrum. Its feather-like consistency immediately smoothes the texture of fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, while lavishly hydrating the skin. This product keeps complexion looking fresh and toned throughout the day.
4) Best lightweight moisturiser for blemish-prone skin: 3Lab Hydrating-Vita Cream
This vitamin-rich gel cream instantly soaks into the skin leaving it feel hydrated and refreshed. Controls oil production, and blemishes prone skin. Hyaluronic Acid and Barley Extract are proven to increase skin hydration, plump the skin and repair the lipid barrier, trapping moisture for instant wrinkle reduction.
5) Best lightweight moisturiser for antioxidant protection: Dr Irena Eris Tokyo Lift Multi-Pollution Defense Day Moisturiser Spf 30
This moisturising light cream-shield protects the skin against smog, UV radiation and free radicals. The advanced Japanese activators based on a flavonoid complex from the Japanese pagoda tree, in combination with tocopherol, form an invisible film on the skin with a very high Radical Protection Factor [RPF] ensuring strong protection against DNA damage caused by oxidative stress.