Beauty Buzz Focus presents to you 6 moisturizers that are perfect for Summer 2022.
Summer in Montreal can get hot and humid, we all know it, and this causes our skin to have ever changing and evolving needs, depending on the levels of humidity in our fair city.
Our brutally cold, windy, icy, and long, snowy winters are always very rough on our skin, the harsh cold outside and the incessant heating indoors makes our skin feel like a ragged desert tundra for months on end!
Once spring arrives, very quickly, the temperature varies and falls into a constant play of coolish rainy humid days and the introduction of the hot, hazy, humid summer days, Montreal is famous for.
The humidity can be so high that our skin can literally repel products away with sweat and sebum, so choosing the right products to wear is always essential, during the hot, humid period of summer.
Moisturizers that save my skin in the winter, overload my skin in the summer and are often too thick in consistency for me to appreciate them during the summer months.
Little warning about the sun!
Once you find a moisturizer that works, always remember to add sun protection on top of the moisturizer, especially if it does not have any Sun Protection Factor included.
For those of you, who are interested in sunscreens and some recommendations, head over to a previous article here, where I explain them more in depth.
All the moisturizers, I am suggesting today have been tested and approved by yours truly, I would only recommend something I have had a good experience with. So, let’s start whipping up some moisture choices and plunge into the best hydration has to offer for summer.
Let’s begin with a company that knows Moisturizers!
My infinite love with the products of CeraVe, did not happen overnight, I had seen them on the shelves in pharmacies for years and had always been more attracted to prettier, packaged products from the more obvious beauty brands.
Silly me, had I only known how mistaken I was, and known of the healing properties of the products locked in their jars, tubes, and containers. The benefits of long-time use I had been missing out on for years, simply by judging the front of the cover, so foolishly.
I finally tried CeraVe a few years back and since then, the brand is a part of all of my skin routines, there are always multiple CeraVe products on hand in my apartment and I swear by their moisturizers.
I have yet to try a product that didn’t live up to the high standards of CeraVe’s excellence, everything I have tried in the lineup that CeraVe has created is incredible, and has been beneficial to my skin.
I have been suggesting the brand to friends and colleagues, with more delicate and complicated skin issues and they have all achieved great results thus far, I honestly can’t recommend these products enough, this is my go-to brand for moisturizers and cleansers!
Many of the products are very large in size, the formats giving you many times the amount of product found in other containers, from other beauty brands; especially great for beauty on a budget or more cost-efficient skin care routines.
Now my suggestion for summer hydration from CeraVe is the Facial Moisturizing Lotion AM SPF 30, an excellent day choice for normal to combination skin, perfect for anyone who wants an occlusive moisturizer, which seals in the moisture with a protective barrier, and wants the included benefits of a Sun Protection Factor of 30.
The Facial Moisturizing Lotion AM SPF 30 is fragrance-free, non-comedogenic, this moisturizer features Ceramides to repair the skin’s barrier, Hyaluronic Acid to attract and retain water in the skin, Niacinamide which soothes the skin and is an excellent antioxidant with skin-smoothing properties. The Broad Specrtum protection allows the skin to be protected from the harsh rays of the summer sun.
Perfect for summer, easily spread and absorbed by the skin, the Facial Moisturizing Lotion AM SPF 30 locks in the moisture as it protects the skin, a must in Montreal, with all the heat and the dust swirling around from the incessant, summer construction.
Always affordable, eternally efficient with products that last for a long time, the CeraVe products come from a reassuring brand that you can trust with the well-being of your skin. My skin is always refreshed and healthy whenever I lather my CeraVe, a daily habit I am proud of and encourage everyone to develop.
A high-end cream that blends nature with science
The Origins Planstcription SPF 25 Power Anti-Aging Cream is a beautifully rich cream, filled with a mixture of natural extracts including Anogeissus, Brown Algae and Hyaluronic Acid to create an anti-aging moisturizer that not only helps to protect the skin from the sun’s rays, it also fights the signs of time as it envelops the skin in gentle, moisture-infused protection.
I found that though the Origins Planstcription SPF 25 Power Anti-Aging Cream is a richer cream than I am used to for summer, it is a very comfortable and soothing cream to experience and wear. It offers protection against the elements and the sun as it hydrates deep within and gives the skin a full, relaxed appearance with skin that glistens like glass.
The built-in sun protection is an instant boost and assures your skin protection during the day, a great moisturizer to use in the morning to start any sunny, summer day.
Continued use of the Origins Planstcription SPF 25 Power Anti-Aging Cream will benefit you with line reduction as well as the ample moisture, as the Brown Algae boosts your skin’s natural collagen, for plumper, more refreshed and younger looking skin.
I have long admired how Origins mixes plant extracts with the best of modern science to provide highly efficient and effective formulas that are gentle for the skin. The Origins Planstcription SPF 25 Power Anti-Aging Cream is a luxurious cream that will delight your skin as it wraps it in a coat of moisturizing sun protection, the perfect daily luxury to start the day.
A Moisturizer my mother loves!
Over the years, I have always tried to inspire the same discipline and love of self-care for the skin, to all those around me. I have tried giving my lovely mother many moisturizers over the years, many of which would remain, in their boxes unused, and they would expire that way, lost, accumulating dust on a shelf until I would discover them, much to my chagrin.
I was overjoyed with happiness when my mother told me that she liked using the Estée Lauder Revitalizing Supreme+ Moisturizer Youth Power Cream that I had given her.
The Estée Lauder Revitalizing Supreme+ Moisturizer Youth Power Cream comes infused with Hibiscus Morning Bloom and Moringa and Cactus Stem Cell extracts, blended with potent Hyaluronic Acid , all helping to envelope the skin in a collagen boosting, skin firming and tightening delight that increases radiance as it hydrates.
Now I can perfectly understand why my mother loved this hydrating gel-cream, which helps to firm, tighten, and lift the skin, I am impressed with it and enjoy using it. The Estée Lauder Revitalizing Supreme+ Moisturizer Youth Power Cream acts like a richer cream, yet absorbs rapidly, like a gel, thus leaving the skin with a silky, smooth, and dewy finish that feels hydrating and relatively light. The firming action is felt immediately and there is a lovely, slight plumping of the skin that happens.
A beautiful and luxurious cream, that once again highlights the brilliance behind the products of Estée Lauder, the Revitalizing Supreme+ Moisturizer Youth Power Cream will delight you with its texture and seduce you with its benefits, enjoy the luxury that brightens, firms, and tightens your skin; like turning back the hands of time with style and grace.
A surprising and calming, moisturizing gel.
All summer long in 2021, I kept seeing this advertisement with Jennifer Anniston, selling the Aveeno Calm+Restore Oat Gel Moisturizer, and though I have never been a fan of Miss Anniston, I found myself wanting to spoil myself and the moisturizer was on sale. It was July, a warm and glorious day in Montreal, a good reason to be alive, why not try a new moisturizer, spoil yourself a little, so I did!
The Aveeno Calm+Restore Oat Gel Moisturizer is a delicate and soft moisturizing gel that is absorbed quickly into the skin and feels nourishing and calming all at once. The gel comes in a jar and features a whipped-jelly-like texture that works quickly to hydrate and nourish and replenish the skin. This gel-cream is very moisturizing and nourishing and soothing, I chose the unscented version, and it was very cooling and easy to absorb during the summer months without sacrificing hydration.
The Aveeno Calm+Restore Oat Gel Moisturizer is perfect because of Oat’s soothing properties, which are calming to the skin, making this a perfect summer moisturizer to soothe irritated and sun-kissed skin, it also features Centella Asiatica, which is another ingredient, well known for its restorative and appeasing qualities.
The Aveeno Calm+Restore Oat Gel Moisturizer is suitable for all skin types, as it is non greasy and restorative and hydrating and quick to absorb.
An easy to find drugstore moisturizer that will please you in its simplicity and effectiveness, a must summer product.
Quebec made and Eco-certified
Last year, I had the honor of trying out a serum from Pravi, a Quebec based beauty brand that produces natural cosmetics, just outside of Montreal.
Pravi is an eco-friendly and conscious brand, using ingredients from our beautiful province and weaving it into a perfect mix, with scientifically proven active ingredients. They have the eco-certification from the Governement of Quebec, and their products are all the upmost quality I have ever tried.
I reached out to them, and they kindly gifted me with several products to try out, I can’t even begin to say how amazed and impressed by the various products I have tried so far, expect many to appear over the coming months as I share with you, more beauty stories.
However, I wouldn’t be doing this list of moisturizers for summer justice unless I spoke about their Daily Moisturizer for Normal to Combination Skin, I love how easily it spreads on the skin, the even, milky texture of the cream, its occlusive capacity to retain the moisture and water in the skin as it nourishes the outer layer.
A beautiful, highly efficient, and modern formulation, locally made with locally sourced, eco-certified ingredients, the Pravi Daily Moisturizer for Normal to Combination Skin is a pleasure to apply on the skin, the fast-absorbing formula will leave your skin feeling refreshed and you will know as your skin rejoices, that you helped promote a local brand that is doing great things and making ethical products.
Montreal based beauty science that delivers
Marcelle is a company that has been around for many generations, however in 1973, the company decided to set up its base of operations here in Montreal and Marcelle has been here ever since.
Marcelle’s cosmetic products are easy to find at any drugstore of your choice and the products are always sensibly priced and more importantly, well-formulated and efficient.
The Marcelle Hydractive 24H Day & Night Moisturizing Gel Cream is a lightweight jelly, that spreads evenly and quickly on the skin, is easily and greedily absorbed by the skin, and feels extremely nourishing once applied. It features key ingredients such as Canadian Glacial Waters, Spirulina and their own Complexe WaterLock MC; made with 100% natural sugars, reinforcing the skin’s barrier and locking in moisture.
The texture of the Marcelle Hydractive 24H Day & Night Moisturizing Gel Cream is unique; it reminds me of several moisturizers I have tried from South Korean companies. The minute I tried it, I instantly knew that my skin was going to adore the product as it absorbed instantly and left my skin feeling refreshed and looking lush.
The Marcelle Hydractive 24H Day & Night Moisturizing Gel Cream, is a perfect moisturizer under makeup, as it nourishes without leaving the skin feeling greasy, simply supple skin that feels refreshed. An excellent summer moisturizer as it is super lightweight, packs in a lot of moisture without being heavy in any way.
Add that you have locally sourced ingredients, and that the product is locally made, this makes Marcelle a Montreal treasure!
Enjoy the ritual!
A big part of making a beauty routine function, is finding the types of products that work best for your skin and are easy to use and empowering to use. There needs to be an element of self-indulgence, of pampering and self-validation, a feeling that you are worth spending this small amount of time on, to simply give your skin the best care you can give it.
Skincare is like exercise, the more you do it, the more you will observe small changes and ameliorations over time. There is no magic potion, no miraculous shortcut to perfect skin. The only thing guaranteed is that the longer you care for your skin, the healthier it will appear and the more radiant you will look.
So, remember to keep your care simpler this summer once it gets hotter and find a moisturizer that works best for your skin and makes your skin feel and look it best, all summer long.
Moisturize twice a day and keep your skin healthy and happy!
Until next time, stay beautiful!
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