Skin Savers: These 4 Face and Body Products Lit Up My Summer
Let summer 2019 be known as the season of skincare. Though I usually tend to favor a simple routine, I recently branched out to new products and I’m so glad I did. These are serious game-changers that I’ll be using for the rest of summer and well into the winter months.
I started using these early in the season so rest assured they’ve been thoroughly tried and tested. None of them gave me any sensitivity, redness or breakouts (!) and they’ve kept me glowing and hydrated all summer long.
Volition Beauty Strawberry-C Serum. I’ve shied away from vitamin C-packed serums in the past because some can be super harsh — but not this one. Made from fresh strawberries, Kakadu plum and cooling cucumber water, it subtly evens and brightens my skin tone. A little bit goes a long way: I lightly massage just a drop or two a few nights per week all over my face and wake up with a calm, refreshed complexion.
Glow Recipe Watermelon + AHA Glow Sleeping Mask. I redeemed Beauty Insider points to get a free trial of this, and I don’t regret a thing. Its jelly consistency glides on my face and leaves it softer and smoother. I’ve never been one to use a lot of hydrating products since my skin’s oily and acne-prone, but as aging becomes a concern, this product answered my prayers. It smells amazing (remember Bonne Bell lip smackers? It’s like a more natural version of Strawberry Kiwi Comet), nourishes my skin and most importantly, doesn't cause breakouts.
Milk Makeup Blur Liquid Matte Foundation. Finally, a foundation that feels light on my face in northeast humidity but covers and perfects my skin. I love that it’s full-coverage and free of silicones. It kept my face matte through some seriously sticky days and didn’t wear off by the end of the day.
Volition Beauty Illuminating Body Milk. This may be my favorite find. As someone with a perpetually red chest in the summer, I’m always on the hunt for a lotion that can calm my skin. Body makeup never looks quite right, and who wants to be wearing that in the summer heat anyway? With frosted pink undertones, this lotion is light and illuminating on the skin. I apply it on my chest and décolletage for a subtle highlight. It’s unscented and once blended in, illuminating but not glittery.