Fuss-Free Summer Skincare

Summer is upon us, and skincare-wise, I just want quick and easy products that will moisturise my dehydrated skin without smothering it, breaking me out or making me look greasy. If you're in the same boat then today's post is for you!


Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser | £15 | I absolutely love this cleanser - it's fuss-free, easy to use and it does the job. It has a gel texture that doesn't foam up or anything like that and leaves the skin soft and clean. It doesn't strip my skin (it contains hydrating rose water) but removes surface oils so is great in warmer weather.

Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser* | £15 | This is another really nice morning or second cleanser. It comes out as a lightweight foam as opposed to soaping up or anything like that. It's softening and moisturising (thanks to Caudalie's signature grape water) but doesn't leave my skin sticky. It's one I recommend for just about any skin type!

Omorovicza Cashmere Cleanser* | £47 | Omorovicza is one of those luxury skincare brands that I really do think is worth it! I've been so impressed with the cleansers I've tried from them in particular and this is definitely my weapon of choice for summer. It comes in pump packaging, which is really handy. However what's really special about this is the texture; I don't know how they've made this formula so lightweight and fresh! It's unlike any of the cream cleansers I've tried before and despite being packed with nourishing hydrators like Vitamins A and E, it feels like a lotion and washes off without leaving an excess. I like using this as a second cleanse in the evening.

Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Cloud Cream Cleanser* | £19 | It's not easy to find a cream cleanser that works even half as well as something oil-based when it comes to removing makeup but - despite the fact I think oils can work for almost anyone - I totally get that particularly if you're oily-skinned, putting pure oil on your skin after a hot day in the sun isn't exactly an appealing thought! This melting cream cleanser contains Hyaluronic Acid for hydrating and Coconut Oil to help lift makeup. It isn't the #1 most gentle product ever on my sensitive eyes but for the ease of use, I can live with it. Simply massage it into the skin and across the eyes to lift makeup and then wipe it away with a damp cloth - it's really effective!


Indeed Labs Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Serum* | £24.99 | Can you believe I'd never tried this iconic product until a couple of months ago?! It's a quick and easy gel-based serum to apply in the morning - it isn't sticky and absorbs easily into the skin. It doesn't feel like a fussy extra step in my routine at all. It contains pure hyaluronic acid that really plumps, smooths and hydrates my skin so it looks nice and healthy. I have also tried the Moisture Jelly* which is nice and adds that bit of bounce but isn't as intensely hydrating. When I first tried the Jelly, my skin was far greasier and I did really like it (so if you are on the oily side, do check it out) but for my skin as it is now I prefer to reach for the serum and pair it with a slightly more nourishing moisturiser.

Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea* | £7 | I'm usually far too lazy to get a cotton wool pad and use a traditional toner in the morning, so mists are perfect for me. This one from Mario Badescu is a cooling, calming, hydrating option for the summer months that feels so refreshing.


The Hero Project Hyasoft Instant Moisture Boost* | £19 | This product can be used as a serum if you're dry or as a moisturiser if you have combination or oily skin and just want to quench it a little in one simple step. This is another clear gel option containing Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin B5, which makes it nice and calming as well as hydrating the skin.

Dr Roebucks No Worries Hydrating Face Moisturiser* | £30 | This has been my go-to moisturiser for the daytime over the past few weeks - it's a cream product but the formula is very lightweight and lotion-like. Although it contains amazing softening and nourishing ingredients like rosehip, Vitamin E and Hyaluronic Acid, it never feels heavy or makes me look greasy. It doesn't sit on my skin, it absorbs beautifully to smooth and hydrate. It also comes with a pump, which is handy for those days when you want to get up and go. (Side note: this evening a giveaway will be up on my Instagram account to win pretty much their entire range!)

Caudalie Vinosource Moisturising Sorbet* | £23 | This is a really great compromise for combination-skinned people like me - it's halfway between a cream and a gel so you get that lightweight texture without compromising on the hydration. The formula melts into the skin and both plumps and hydrates with Caudalie's signature grape water.

Bioderma Moisturising Gel Cream* | £15 | If your skin sometimes gets irritated and inflamed in the hot weather then this could be the one for you. Firstly - this is at a great price-point and I love the pump - but it also feels so nice and cooling on the skin. It nourishes with Vitamin E without overloading the skin and the formula absorbs so nicely. It's slap-bang in-between a gel and a cream, so I really recommend this if you're dehydrated but not necessarily dry-skinned.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Moisturiser* | £12.99 | This stuff really is worth the hype! It's the affordable option out of the moisturisers I've mentioned and perfect for oily skin. It's a lightweight, hydrating gel that's the moisturiser equivalent of splashing your face with cold water - except that it lasts! This again contains Hyaluronic Acid, which is something to look out for in your skincare because it's generally very lightweight but is amazing at helping the skin retain water. 

Fresh Lotus Eye Gel* | £40 | This is pretty much the eye cream that was made for me! I don't have particularly dry eyes and some creams for the eye area can be a bit too rich and greasy - this is a much fresher option (pardon the pun) to cool and calm. It contains hydrating, de-puffing cucumber extract plus absorbs quickly.


Ultrasun Sports SPF20 Clear Gel | £16 | I know the packaging of this broad spectrum sunscreen doesn't exactly look Instagram-worthy, but the product inside is so good! This comes out as an unscented clear gel. It's easy to apply and not at all sticky. It doesn't pill up or cause me any problems with applying makeup over it, so it isn't a messy extra step in my routine. This is a really good level of protection for me personally on an everyday basis here in the UK, though I do up it to 50 when I'm on holiday or when the weather is really good (like during the current heatwave).

Pixi Sun Mist | £18 | This is a good one for throwing in your bag for top-ups during the day. Although it has a more milky, hydrating formula, it isn't sticky and doesn't mess up my makeup. This is Broad Spectrum SPF30, and I would advise to use this only to add more protection instead of on its own because you probably wouldn't apply enough of it to get complete protection.

What are your favourite summer skincare products?

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