11 Lightweight Moisturizers You Need for a Shine-Free Summer

Warm weather, here you come!

By Taylor Stephan Jun 09, 2017 1:00 PMTags
Branded: Lightweight Moisturizers

Summer is great and all but you know what's not great? An everlasting sweaty sheen.

Whether your skin is oily, combination or normal, it happens to the best of us (damn you summer sunshine). So what's the solve? It's really as simple as swapping out your regular moisturizer for something a little more lightweight. Lucky for all of us, there are tons of  formulas out there and most are oil-free with a water-like consistency.

Sure the whole point of a lighter lotion is to nix excess oil production, but there are tons of bonus benefits (like fighting acne if you're prone, pore refining and more).

So what are you waiting for? Shop the below picks and we promise: You're ready to go!

Eve Lom

If mid-day shine is a big issue for you, this weightless lotion almost magically balances your complexion and will leave you with a perfectly matte finish.

Eve Lom Rescue Oil Free Moisturizer, $75

Youth to the People

If you'd rather wear your green juice than drink it, this one's for you. It doesn't hurt that key ingredients like kale and spinach fight against free radicals and environmental stresses.

Youth to the People Kale + Spinach Age Prevention Cream, $48


Specifically formulated for acne-prone skin, this lightweight lotion will seriously minimize the appearance of your pores and refine your skin texture at the same time.

Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion, $40

Tata Harper

Made with the best of the best ingredients (a.k.a. natural humectants), this all-natural formula exfoliates your skin and helps to decongest those pores.

Tata Harper Rebuilding Moisturizer, $105


This daytime moisturizer is somehow both super lightweight and super hydrating. Bonus: It's made with thermal water, which just so happens to give your skin that extra-dewy finish. 

Avene Hydrance Optimale Light Hydrating Cream, $32

La Roche-Posay

If the dewy look isn't your thing, this no-fuss drugstore find applies as a liquid and absorbs into your skin right away.

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Facial Fluid, $30

One Love Organics

This organic formula is not only made with mineral-rich coconut water, it also has Cupuacu Butter, a polyphenol-rich moisturizer sourced from the Amazon, in there to help neutralize free radicals.

One Love Organics Skin Dew Coconut Water Cream, $58

Eminence Organic Skin Care

If you're prone to breakouts, this probiotic moisturizer banishes blemish-causing bacteria so that you wind up with that clear and smooth complexion you're after.

Eminence Organic Skin Care Clear Skin Probiotic Moisturizer, $58

Goop by Juice Beauty

Courtesy of Gwyneth Paltrow's luxury line, this daytime formula is infused with linseed extract, Vitamins C & E and powerful peptides, which work to firm and hydrate your skin throughout the day.

Goop by Juice Beauty Revitalizing Day Moisturizer, $100

Dr. Jart+

If your skin feels dry and just downright dull, this refreshing moisturizer features a special formula that basically bursts into tiny water droplets when applied to the skin. (A.k.a. tons of hydration for you.)

Dr. Jart+ Water Drop Hydrating Moisturizer, $36

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare

This water-gel formula contains Japanese marine algae and hyaluronic acid, which lock in moisture and keep your skin plump and full all day-long.

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Hyaluronic Marine Oil-Free Moisture Cushion, $58

Sound too good to be true? It's not. 

Shine-free summer, here you come!