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.
Editor’s pick: Kiehl’s Blue Herbal Moisturizer
Michelle is the founder and editor of Beauty Editor. Previously, she was beauty and health editor at ELLE Canada; before that, she was beauty editor at The Look; and before that, she was probably doing her eyeliner all wrong.