With the hot summer sun putting serious strain on our skin, moisturizer is literally our saving grace all day, every day. Since we assume you share a similar struggle, we thought we’d throw you a lifeline. Check out the ones we absolutely cannot live without.
Lean, Mean Hydrating Machines
Ultra Hydrating Facial Souffle Moisturizer
"I've tried a ton of moisturizers over the years, and this drugstore product is far and away my favorite. It's so soft and creamy, and it smells like vacation!"
—Erin Nicole, Senior Lifestyle Editor
belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb
"This lightweight gel is both refreshing and brightening, and even on an oily AF T-zone like mine, it manages to hydrate without making me look like a grease machine."
—Samantha McDonald, News Editor
Sheer Moisture Lotion
"This moisturizer feels amazing—the texture is the perfect cream consistency that's fluffy and lightweight. It absorbs really quickly, leaving your face hydrated and soothed all day. And a little goes a long way."
—Amy Lee, Fashion Editor
Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter
"My skin is super parched and while the idea of face butter scared me at first, it's actually super lightweight, fast absorbing and smells delicious for summer. Ingredients like vitamin E, watermelon seed oil, shea butter and fresh cucumber honestly sound like a delicious salad, but they're wonderfully protective for skin, while the argan oil is intensely nourishing."
—Laura Lajiness, Fashion Editor
Organic, Superlight Oil Moisturizer for Oily Skin
"I have oily skin and have always struggled to find a daily moisturizer that will hydrate without leaving me shiny or (God forbid) clogging my precious pores. I love this oil-based formula that goes on super light and absorbs in seconds."
—Angela Melero, Managing Editor
Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream
"I only use water-based moisturizers as they're gentle enough for my acne-prone skin. This Sunday Riley option is like a drink of water for your skin and leaves it feeling so soft. Plus, it smells amazing."
—Andrea Navarro, Associate Beauty Editor
The Water Cream
"I've never used up an entire face cream so quickly as this one. From the second I popped the water-based cream open, I couldn't put it down. I have oily skin, so I'm obsessed with how hydrated it keeps my complexion without exacerbating the problem. I'm already on my second jar in three months!"
—Stephanie Montes, Beauty Director
Moisture Infusion With Plant Stem Cells
"I'm obsessed with the entire line, but this moisturizer really quenches my dry skin. The cocktail of peptides, vitamins and grape stem cells has noticeably improved my skin's texture and tone without being greasy or heavy."
—Nicky Deam, Editorial Director
White Brightening Cream
"This is legit amazing. The blend of luxe active ingredients evens out my skin tone, douses my skin in antioxidants and provides tons of hydration without feeling sticky or greasy."
—Allie Flinn, Associate Lifestyle Editor