It’s finally that time of year! Summer is all about going light, whether it’s your clothes (hello, one layer!), your fragrance or your skincare routine. To help you get started on your summer skincare regimen, we’ve rounded up five products to help you hydrate, cleanse and brighten without weighing down your skin with those heavy dry-winter-skin fixes.
Sephora Collection Total Purify & Cleanse Gel ($15, sephora.ca)
Sephora Collection Total Purify & Cleanse Gel is a lightweight gel-to-foam cleanser that removes all that makeup, dirt, impurities and gross humidity-induced sweat. Infused with green tea extract (an ingredient that also helps mattify, perfect for the sweaty, not-so-sexy side of the glow spectrum), it purifies and refines your skin and minimizes the appearance of pores, leaving your skin feeling and looking fresh and even.
Bioderma Sensibio 3-in-1 Step Cleansing Milk ($19, available at drugstores nationwide)
The Bioderma Sensibio collection has developed a cult following over the past few years, and that following is about to get a little bigger withe the launch of the Sensibio 3-in-1 Step Cleansing Milk. This sensitive skin-friendly milk cleanses, tones and removes eye makeup (even the stubborn waterproof variety) and–wait for it–you don’t need to rinse it off! The lazy girl goddesses smiled upon us and brought us a lightweight facial water-free cleanser that takes off everything for those late patio nights!
THEFACESHOP Chia Seed Soothing Mist Toner ($23, available at THEFACESHOP)
THEFACESHOP Chia Seed Soothing Mist Toner provides your skin with some much-needed hydration in a light, cooling, soothing mist (perfect for those extra-sunny days we all love but slightly regret later). The toner evens out your skin tone, giving it a smooth texture, while delivering lightweight moisture and is great for sensitive (or sunburnt) skin.
The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturizer ($25, thebodyshop.com)
Want to look more awake than you actually feel? Want to faux your glow? Want your face to smell amazing? If you answered yes to any of those questions, let us introduce you to the new The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturizer (aka, your new BFF). Infused with the fun-sounding and Vitamin C-packed camu camu berry, this antioxidant-rich moisturizer does wonders for your complexion, giving you a did-she-spend-the-weekend-at-the-beach or did-she-have-work-done glow that hydrates and invigorates your skin. Oh, and it smells ah-mahzing.
Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask ($64, sephora.ca)
When a mask is promoted as perfect for “post-flight, pre-date or mid-life,” we can’t help but giggle and listen very, very carefully. The Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask is formulated with vitamin C (an ingredient we love, obviously) for glow-worthy texture and grapeseed extract to protect your skin and give it that I-look-like-I-slept-for-eight-hours-when-I-slept-for-two appeal that we all crave. Just massage onto clean, damp skin and leave on for five minutes and then rinse off to reveal your wide awake complexion!