Lighter Skincare for Spring & Summer
With the change of seasons, we change our winter clothes for Summer, check our fire alarms (don’t we?), and change to a lighter fragrance. We should also change our more intense Winter skincare regime for lighter products over Spring and Summer. The higher humidity, lack of cold blustery winds, and reduced in-home heating means our skin doesn’t dry out as much over Spring/Summer as it does over Autumn/Winter, so we can treat our skin with some lighter, yet still hydrating and nourishing skincare products. Some of our favourite Spring/Summer skincare products (to suit all budgets) are:
La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Lotion
If you have ever used the original Crème de La Mer Moisturizing Cream, you know how good it is for your skin. Did you know the benefits of the original are also available in a lighter Moisturizing Soft Lotion? Luxe, smooth and silky, the Moisturizing Soft Lotion reinterprets the legendary formula in a new formula with a heart of softness. Providing a wave of continuous moisture and the signature Miracle Broth, the Moisturizing Soft Lotion helps to soothe dryness and soften away age. Skin is smoothed and soft, with signs of discomfort swept from view. 50ml RRP $375.00.
Retreatment Botanics Light Hydrating Moisturiser
The Australian-made Retreatment Botanics Light Hydrating Moisturiser is great option for drier skin types over the warmer months. The silky light moisturiser for your face, neck and décolletage works to help ﬁrm your skin, promote elasticity and protect against environmental damage, so it’s perfect for mature skin. With key actives Davidson Plum, Banksia Flower, Green Tea, and Hyaluronic Acid, your skin is left soft, balanced and radiant. Not only is the moisturiser good for your skin, it’s good for the planet too, using all-natural and organic ingredients, being Certiﬁed Cruelty Free and Vegan, Certiﬁed Palm-Oil Free, and it supports the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre in Melbourne. 100ml RRP $85.00.
Synergie Skin UberZinc
Formulated with 21% zinc oxide (an ingredient known for its non-irritating and anti-inflammatory properties), the Vegan Synergie Skin ÜberZinc is the ideal moisturiser to hydrate your skin and help protect against premature ageing over Spring & Summer. ÜberZinc (SPF 15 / PA+++) provides broad spectrum UVA and UVB sun protection, helping to protect skin against the suns ageing and burning rays. The non-comedeogenic formula does not clog pores and contains powerful antioxidants to help neutralise free radicals (which are partly responsible skin ageing). Light enough to use every day, just apply makeup over the top and you’re good to go. 50ml RRP $115.00.
Nivea Q10 Power Range
The new Nivea Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Q10 Power range, containing 10 times more Creatine than the previous formula helps stimulate skins natural collagen production, for visibly firmer skin and reduced wrinkles. The Nivea Q10 Power Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Protecting Day Cream SPF 30 helps to fight lines and wrinkles, leaving skin noticeably firmer, whilst the addition of SPF 30 provides UVA and UVB protection, to help protect skin against sun-induced wrinkle formation and premature skin ageing. 50ml RRP $21.99. Also available in a Pore Minimising SPF 15 formula if your skin needs this. The Nivea Q10 Power Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Regenerating Night Cream nourishes and helps regenerate skin at night while you are sleeping – the powerful antioxidant Q10 combines with Creatine to target lines, wrinkles, and skin firmness. 50ml RRP $21.99. For an extra anti-ageing boost, the Nivea Q10 Power Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Replenishing Pearls (which blend into a silky serum to sink into your skin), deliver a high dose of Q10 to your skin, to help moisturise and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and visibly firm skin. 40ml RRP $29.99. For a little extra TLC around our eyes, the light Nivea Q10 Power Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Eye Cream helps to provide visibly reduced eye contour wrinkles, reduced under eye dark circles, and tangibly firmer eye contour skin. 15ml RRP $21.99 (if you’re good at maths, that’s a good Summer skincare range for under $100!)
Samson & Charlie Famous 24K Glow Watermelon & Kiwi Facial Oil
Super light and ultra-luxe (not to mention pretty to look at!), your skin will love this organic superfruit medley of powerful antioxidant-rich oils, and pure 24K anti-ageing Gold for a gorgeous glow. The formula is high in Linoleic (Vitamin F) and Oleic Fatty Acids to help fight premature aging and wrinkles, with a high concentration of Vitamins C, B and E, which help with skin brightness and moisture, as well as Omega 3 & 6 to help with cell regeneration. Containing some of the world’s most luxurious absolutes, including Pink Lotus, Rose, Neroli, and Champaca, the oil is a sensory delight – endless Summer anyone? This Australian-made, Cruelty Free, Vegan-Friendly and anti-ageing beauty is a must-have for mature skin. 30ml RRP $89.95.
Burt’s Bees Skin Nourishment Day Lotion
All day skin hydration and sun protection is as simple as A-Bee-C with the Burt’s Bees Skin Nourishment Day Lotion SPF 15. Perfect for normal to combination skin, and a lighter alternative for dry skin in warmer weather, the day lotion is formulated with Royal Jelly which contains Vitamins A, B2 and E that work together to help leave your skin looking healthy and radiant. Formulated with SPF 15, the face lotion has no parabens, phthalates, petrolatum or SLS – it’s a simple, gentle way to keep skin feeling nourished. 56.6g RRP $39.95.
Mavala Aqua Plus Multi-Moisturizing Sleeping Mask
It’s not only your day and night creams that should be changed for a lighter formula, your face mask should too. Inspired by the latest Korean sleeping masks, the Mavala Aqua Plus Multi-Moisturizing Sleeping Mask, with super-light wonder ingredient Hyaluronic Acid, ensures continuous overnight moisture and helps recover the protective cutaneous barrier of your skin. The silky and lightly film forming texture lets you awaken to soft, soothed, and hydrated skin come morning. 75ml RRP $54.95.
A’kin Rosehip Oil Facial Moisturiser
Super lightweight, yet ultra hydrating, this wallet friendly natural moisturiser is infused with Organic Rosehip Oil to help keep your skin well hydrated, super nourished and soft. Delicately scented, the formula is enriched with three Certified Organic oils and butters to help restore and nourish skin – Rosehip Oil, Avocado Oil & Shea Butter. Certified Organic Aloe Vera Extract also helps to keep our mature skin soft and well hydrated. 150ml RRP $17.95.
Biore Blue Agave + Baking Soda Whipped Nourishing Detox Mask
If the heat & humidity of our Spring & Summer weather can leave your skin a little clogged, yet still in need of hydration (welcome to menopausal skin), this mask could be exactly what you are looking for, and let’s face it – Biore do have a bit of experience with clogged pores. Experience an intense, cool, pore-tingling clean with this creamy mask, which helps eliminate impurities, lifting away dirt and oil to purify clogged pores. Formulated with Natural Baking Soda, known for its ability to deep clean, your skin is left clean, and nourished, never taut or dry. 110g RRP $9.99.
What is the weather like where you live? Are you ready to change over to lighter skincare products yet? Have you seen anything that takes your fancy above? Let us know in the comments below.