beauty mark: gel moisturizers

lighten up this summer.

photographed by felisha tolentino

In the face of oppressive heat and humidity, the simple act of applying your regular moisturizer can be about as comfortable as putting on a wool sweater. Especially when you consider having to layer sunscreen on top of it.

Now seems the perfect time to swap out your usual lotion for a gel-based formula. The texture is lighter, more refreshing, and absorbs in a snap, so it doesn’t feel like you’re suffocating your skin. Behold, options that are like the see-through crop tops of moisturizers.