Including a couple fall previews.
Summer skin care is all about keeping your pores clear, your skin mild to moderately tawny, hydrated without being greasy and SPF’d to the max. Here are my favorite innovative self-tanners, moisturizers, exfoliators, eye creams, serums and BBs.
Tarte Brazilliance ($43 for the set, which includes a body tanner, a mitt and 3 facial towelettes) My favorite bronzing mechanism is a towelette; Tarte’s iteration imparts a believable glow that lasts a couple days, even if you’re slathering on the glycolic acid come nightfall.
First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Polish ($24) Sends dead skin cells the way of my dreams for a suitable ending for Meghan Draper. This scrub primes your face for dewy summer cream blush concepts.
Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum ($90) Clears out my pores on a nightly without desiccating my face. What’s better?
Estee Lauder New Dimension Expert Liquid Tape (coming out in the fall) Helps your lids defy gravity, Elphaba style.
Dr. Hauschka Night Serum ($58) I use this in conjunction with my glycolic serum and daily on my neck (EVEN THOUGH IT SAYS IT’S FOR NIGHT. #rebel)
Shiseido Ultimune Eye Concentrate (coming out in the fall) This eye serum depuffs, imparts moisture and softens lines, all without greasiness.
Murad Anti Aging Moisturizer SPF 30 ($48, available this month) Mattifies and addresses fine lines and wrinkles, all without exacerbating acne.
Dr. Jart BB Cream ($34) Gossamer-light, covers what you need to cover, evens skin tone and protects from UV rays.