Whether your skin feels as dry as the Sahara or as oily as a slice of New York pizza, it’s going to need some moisture this summer—and every season. Pick the hydrator that’s right for your skin type and get your seasonal glow on with this list:
BEST MOISTURIZERS FOR DRY SKIN
Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Moisturizer
On hot summer days, the last thing you want to put on your face is a thick, heavy cream. Keep those in the winter where they belong and try this whipped moisturizer from Drunk Elephant instead—its airy combination of six African oils practically melts on your skin. Once on, it works day and night to keep your once-dry skin feeling as refreshed as your mid-afternoon spritz tasted. Plus, it’s all-natural and anti-aging.
Supergoop! Superscreen Daily Moisturizer
Hydrate and protect your face with this all-in-one daily moisturizer. A beauty staple, it’s lightweight and easy to wear under makeup, and its fortifying ingredients like cerium and plant fermentation film protect you from a range of environmental aggressors. It’s also SPF 40, so once you rub it on, you know your face can face anything summer has in store for you.
La Mer Crème de la Mer
La Mer’s Crème de la Mer is la crème de la crème, one could say—especially if one were Chrissy Teigen or Kim Kardashian West. A celebrity favorite, this moisturizer is the stuff of legend, seriously, with a mysterious origin story involving a rocket scientist and a medium. Once you dab a little bit of this miracle worker on your skin, you’ll want to know how it was made too—the sea-sourced elixir in it soothes, smoothes, and moisturizes while restoring your skin to its natural vibrance. Make the application even more decadent by warming the product in your hand before using; once it turns translucent, you’ll know it’s ready to use.
BEST MOISTURIZERS FOR OILY SKIN
Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion
This product is beloved by dermatologists and makeup vloggers alike for its oil-free moisture, which is perfect for blemish-prone skin. It does more than hydrate: just a dollop will matte-ify your skin and minimize the appearance of pores for a smooth and shine-free face. Under the surface, retinol works to keep your cells young while arnica soothes any irritation. It’s the perfect go-to moisturizer to treat any skin imperfections, and it’s especially great during the summer months—apply it to your face, neck, and chest for skin as smooth as you.
Kate Somerville Oil Free Moisturizer
Gone are the days of oil blotting sheets—this cream from Kate Somerville brings oil-absorbing spheres to the game to literally soak up your skin’s excess sebum, and their presence alone makes moisturizing fun. With amino acids diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and red algae to firm up your look, this moisturizer is a twice-daily treatment that will keep you radiant without being shiny.
BEST MOISTURIZERS FOR COMBINATION SKIN
Grown Alchemist Matte Balancing Moisturizer
Don’t skimp on your skin: This balancing moisturizer was especially designed for combination skin, so you know your face is getting the right hydration in all the right places. With a diverse natural ingredient list including açaí berries and tomato extract, it feeds your skin the necessary vitamins while smoothing, balancing, and de-shining. It’s also perfect for the summer, as the aloe in it helps heal UV-damage.
Tata Harper Illuminating Moisturizer
Tata Harper’s Illuminating Moisturizer gives your skin “diamond brilliance” with the help of actual diamond dust, and its rosy tint (and scent) gives you the sun-kissed look everyone dreams about. Perfect for nights on the town when you want to achieve a makeup-free natural glow, it’s lightweight, completely organic and hand-made in Vermont—all the ingredients you need for feel-good fun. A girl’s best friend indeed.