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moisturizers for summer

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for moisturizers for summer.

Summer is the season for vacations, pool parties, and trips to the beach. It's also the season for heat rash, sunburn, and dry skin. If you're looking for a way to keep your skin hydrated and comfortable during these months, a moisturizer is necessary.

tarteMaracuja Hydrating Tinted Moisturizer

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL ·ITEM: 2343556

Color: 46N tan-deep neutral - tan to deep skin with neutral undertones

311 Reviews


I've never been a big foundation wearer because I have dry skin and live in a hot, humid climate so I don't like how thick full-coverage stuff feels. ...Love this for a tinted moisturizer goes on nicely. I love to wear it in the summer or the days I was a no make up make up look.

What it is: A vegan, ultralightweight tinted moisturizer that delivers sheer coverage while infusing skin with maracuja super fruit for up to 12 hours of hydration and wear.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hyaluronic Acid: Delivers moisture, visible firmness, and suppleness.
- Maracuja Oil: Rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin C for firmer-, brighter-, smoother-looking, more hydrated skin.
- Turmeric Root Extract: A soothing ingredient that helps reduce the appearance of redness.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, mineral oil, and triclosan. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

Laura MercierMini Tinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Size: 0.85 oz/ 25 mL·ITEM: 2306397

Color: 0W1 Pearl - very fair warm

479 Reviews


Great for the summer...I live in the south where summers are very hot and humid so I tend to wear tinted moisturizers and cc creams. ...I absolutely love this Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer!!! It transformed my hot summer skin into super hydrated skin with a radiant summer glow!

What it is: A mini tinted moisturizer for a sheer hint of coverage for an effortless no-makeup makeup dewy finish.

Coverage: Light

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Liquid

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, and Combination

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens.

What Else You Need to Know: This perfect blend of skincare and makeup improves your skin over time with a hydrating complex made up of macadamia and kukui seed oils. This helps increase the skin's moisture levels long-term for up to 24 hours of hydration, while reducing the signs of visibly dry skin.

Laura MercierTinted Moisturizer Oil Free Natural Skin Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF 20

Size: 1.7 oz/ 50.2 mL·ITEM: 2449478

Color: 0N1 Petal - very fair with neutral undertones

6.4K Reviews


It’s a bit more than ‘tinted’ but it’s become my go to on hot, humid days when I don’t want to wear foundation. ...Great for Florida summers!...It’s also very long lasting in the hot humid weather which is a huge plus!

What it is: A lightweight tinted moisturizer with a cult-favorite formula that provides sheer coverage and a blurred matte finish.

Coverage: Light




Highlighted Ingredients:
- Oil-Absorbing Powders: Help keep skin shine-free with a natural, demi-matte finish.
- Licorice Root Extract: Soothes irritated or troubled skin.
- Vitamin E: Helps protect against damaging effects of the sun.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and sulfates SLS & SLES.

What Else You Need to Know: This cult-classic tinted moisturizer provides demi-matte, sheer coverage that quickly gives skin a soft-focus effect.

Laura MercierTinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Size: 1.7 oz/ 50 mL·ITEM: 2250710

Color: 1W1 Porcelain - fair warm

3K Reviews


Personally I think this is a great product for us that live in the hot humid south, its sheer and light weight. Any of us that live in the south US know at times it gets so hot that the makeup will literally melt off you face....Miracle for the hot summer weather!...Highly recommend if you’re looking for some light coverage on a hot humid day! I received this product for testing purposes.

What it is: A bestselling tinted moisturizer with a new and improved formula, infused with skincare benefits for up to 24-hour hydration and SPF 30 sunscreen to protect.

Coverage: Light

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Liquid

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, and Combination


Highlighted Ingredients:
- Macadamia and Kukui Seed Oils: Help increase the skin's moisture levels long-term for up to 24 hours of hydration, while reducing the signs of visibly dry skin.
- Silica Treated Pigment: Helps create a soft-focus effect for a naturally dewy finish.
- Tamarind Seed Extract: Locks in moisture and gives enhanced antioxidant protection.


I’d for sure use this in the summer when the temps are so hot and humid here....Since I prefer medium to full coverage, this won’t be my everyday go to product, but it will be a must have this summer! I think once it’s hot and humid, this will be my go to on those impossibly hot days when I still want to wear makeup!

What it is: A tinted moisturizer that contains radiant pearls hand-selected for each shade.

Coverage: Light



SPF: SPF 30 and Under

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Luminescent Pearls: Add a hint of radiant color while reflecting light to brighten dull skin.
- French Algae: Helps visibly improve skin’s natural radiance.
- Plant-Based Hydration: Promotes water retention by supporting skin’s resilience and vitality.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS & SLES and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance.


This goes on nicely but I think I prefer the Cream version. Nice for the summer hot days....Great moisturizer so far! I was having trouble with dry skin around my mouth and cheeks and this fixed it within 2 days.

What it is: A daily moisture for up to 24 hours of moisture.
Skin Type: Normal and Dry

Skincare Concerns: Dryness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Squalane: Restores skin’s natural moisture balance to keep it extra soft and supple.

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My New Favorite Summer Moisturizer...My skin literally drinks this moisturizer in! I love the gel consistency and it is perfect for hot and humid summer days! ...I love the instant hydration without over-hydrating and it’s perfect for dry skin that changes their moisturizer to gel in the summer.

What it is: A hydrating daytime face cream, ideal for dry and sensitive skin types, to keep skin feeling refreshed, replenished, and looking radiant.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Cream

What Else You Need to Know: Each day environmental aggressors can affect skin. With its creamy texture and a delicate fragrance, this moisturizer helps to comfort skin, leaving it feeling replenished, soothed, and looking more luminous.


Perfect Summer Moisturizer...This product is for combination/oily skin especially for the summer months. Works great underneath foundation. ...Skin stays matte all day, with or without make-up. Even in the humid summer weather it keeps my skin shine-free, and without clogging my pores.

What it is:
An oil-free hydrator that instantly refines pores and controls excess oil.

What it does:
This oil-free and non-acnegenic formula supplies needed hydration while curbing excess oil and shine for up to eight hours. While instantly refining the look of pores with unique light-scattering optics and controlling unwanted luster, the hydrator keeps T-Zones feeling fresh and staying comfortably matte. Over time, pores become smaller and skin feels ultimately refreshed and renewed.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens


Once it dries you can't feel that you have anything on your skin which is good for hot humid climates. I have in the past used this with a sheer foundation and it didn't pill. ...I usually do not go for gel moisturizers as it usually feels like it isn’t doing enough for my dry skin but after trying this Clinique moisture surge, I would reconsider switching over to this moisturizer in the summer.

What it is: A refreshing fan-favorite gel-cream with a lightweight, oil-free texture that penetrates skin’s surface and delivers up to 100 hours of hydration.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Aloe Bio-ferment: Made with lactobacillus, activated aloe water, and responsibly sourced aloe extract powder, this nutrient-rich ingredient helps skin retain moisture.
- Hyaluronic Acid Complex: Creates a "moisture reservoir" for optimal hydration.
- Blend of Vitamins C and E: Provides antioxidant protection against daily dehydrators.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates. It also comes in recyclable packaging.


perfect for summer...this is my favorite summer moisturizer by far! i’ve been a origins fan for so long and i’m loving this new rendition of the moisturizer. it’s lightweight and the perfect amount of hydration for my skin....This is perfect moisturizer for hot humid summer. It’s pretty lightweight, and very hydrating.

What it is: A gel moisturizer that visibly boosts radiance, fights fatigued-looking skin, and delivers an improved moisture barrier and all-day glow.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Dullness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Vital-Synthesis™ Technology: Helps provide skin with a feeling of natural energy to revitalize the look of tired skin.
- Vitamin C: Antioxidant-rich ingredient helps visibly brighten skin over time.
- Niacinamide: Helps improve skin’s moisture barrier and visibly brighten skin over time.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: This gel moisturizer is packe

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