You swap out your heavy sweaters for crop tops and lace-up boots for sandals...and yet every spring we know you don’t touch the cabinet in your bathroom. We’ll let you keep your fragrances and lipsticks, but this year are going to insist that you switch up your moisturizer. Here’s why: Your skin--like your moods--are affected by the changing seasons, and sticking with just one product might be the culprit behind your skin getting greasy, flaky, or breakout-prone once it starts heating up. The good news is that there are not one but two new moisturizers that are lighter than your average heavy-duty mid-winter options. We tested them out and break down the differences--so no excuses now, you hear? The Product: Simple Protecting Light Moisturizer with SPF 15 - $12.09
The Promise: A light, non-greasy formula to keep skin hydrated and healthy-looking. The Result: With no dyes, artificial perfumes, or harsh irritants, this moisturizer is perfect for sensitive skin. It helps that there’s Pro-Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E in there to repair and restore skin, not to mention sunscreen so you can protect against redness. Best of all, the Simple formula goes on super smoothly and, because it’s 100-percent oil-free, means that there is no midday shininess. Use It: If your skin freaks out at the smallest thing--or you like your products as simple and straight-forward as possible. The Product: Pond’s Luminous Moisture Day Lotion with SPF 15 - $6.69
The Promise: Not only will this moisturizer keep skin hydrated, but it brightens it as well. The Result: Within seconds you’ll notice the boost that this new lotion from Pond imparts on your skin--it literally looks like you’ve applied a bit of highlighter on top of your moisturizer (that’s thanks to illuminating minerals i the formula). The fresh floral fragrance smells so good, we kind of want to use the product all over. Use It: If your skin has been looking particularly dull, or you’d like to cut out a step from your morning routine and have a two-in-one moisturizer/highlighter combo.
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