You know what they say, good skin prep is the foundation of a kickass makeup look. A major part of skin prep includes using the right moisturiser. While a thick creamy moisturiser will provide that much-needed hydration during winters, using it in the summertime will only lead to clogged pores, breakouts, greasiness, and worst of all, a makeup meltdown in the middle of the day!
But you can save yourself the horror by simply switching to a lighter, summer-appropriate formula. To save you the trouble of looking for one, we went ahead and scoured the internet for the best moisturisers for summer available in India. Scroll down for our top picks.
- 01. Lakme Peach Milk Ultra Light Gel
- 02. Pond’s Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturiser
- 03. Lakme Absolute Hydra Pro Gel Crème
- 04. St. Ives Bright & Radiant Pink Lemon & Peach Hydrating Gel
- 05. Simple Daily Skin Detox Ultra Light Liquid Moisturiser
01. Lakme Peach Milk Ultra Light Gel
If you like your makeup to have that supple, dewy finish, especially during the summers, then prepping your skin with the Lakme Peach Milk Ultra Light Gel will really help. The infusion of peach milk extracts and vitamin E gives this moisturiser its skin-soothing and moisturising benefits. While the non-sticky, ultra-light gel instantly absorbs into the skin, leaving it plump and healthy-looking.
02. Pond’s Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturiser
Who wouldn’t like indulging in a burst of cooling freshness on a hot summer’s day? Lucky for you, the Pond’s Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturiser does precisely that. This super lightweight moisturiser is like a popsicle on a scorching summer afternoon, but for the skin. Enriched with skincare superheroes like hyaluronic acid and vitamin E, this moisturiser hydrates the skin while keeping it supple and bouncy even under layers of makeup.
03. Lakme Absolute Hydra Pro Gel Crème
Finding the perfect moisturiser for summer dryness can be a challenge, as you’d need something that intensely moisturises without leaving the skin greasy. Enter: Lakme Absolute Hydra Pro Gel Crème. Armed with natural moisturising ingredients like hyaluronic acid and pentavitin, it enhances your skin’s moisture retention properties by locking in moisture for up to 72 hours. The clinically proven, ultra-lightweight gel crème texture feels silky smooth on application and sinks right in.
04. St. Ives Bright & Radiant Pink Lemon & Peach Hydrating Gel
The rise in humidity levels coupled with harsh summer rays, can leave the best of skins looking dull and lifeless. And since you already know the skin-brightening benefits of vitamin C, you wouldn’t be surprised to learn that St. Ives Bright & Radiant Pink Lemon & Peach Hydrating Gel is the perfect summer moisturiser for you. Enriched with citrus fruits like peach and pink lemon, this baby helps in polishing away the dullness to reveal radiant-looking skin. Additionally, the lightweight formula is paraben-free and dermatologically tested — need we say more?
05. Simple Daily Skin Detox Ultra Light Liquid Moisturiser
When it comes to oily and acne-prone, apart from looking for a lightweight formula, avoid anything with too many harsh chemicals that could further irritate your skin. Super gentle and 100% free from harsh chemicals like alcohol and salicylic acid, the Simple Daily Skin Detox Ultra Light Liquid Moisturiser should definitely be on your radar. Enriched with thyme, zinc and witch hazel, this moisturiser provides up to 24 hours of skin hydration, while the super-lightweight liquid formula absorbs instantly and delivers a completely matte finish.
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Written by Urvi Dalal on Mar 28, 2021
Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!