There are many things I love about summer: longer days, wearing sundresses and sandals, and the feel of sun (finally!) on bare skin after a winter under wraps. What I don't love, however, is how shiny my skin can get. It's partially the warmer weather, but also my usual winter moisturizer—which is why I recently switched to this one from Kiehl's. It's an oil-free salicylic acid formulation, but unlike many similar products, hydrates well and doesn't sting or leave my skin flaky and irritated. (Rather miraculous.) But that acid is still working—it, along with extracts of cinammon bark and ginger root, helps pores look smaller and leaves me with a nice, matte finish. Bonus: the salicylic acid keeps blemishes at bay too.
Ideal summer skincare.