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Best light moisturisers to give your skin a summer glow.
15:14 15 July 2005
The last thing you want to do in the summer is slap on heavy moisturiser.
But the sun can dry out our skin so pick a light lotion that makes your skin glow and keeps the sun at bay.
Here are some of the best on the shelves:
- No 7 luxurious moisture lotion: £8.75
This will appeal to girls who like their bathrooms to look pretty (the packaging is pink and sparkly). It is also hypoallergenic, so it is suitable for those with sensitive skin. It's reasonably priced and, best of all, easily available from Boots.
Stockists: 0845 070 8090
- Philosophy body souffle: £24
Perfect for those who like to pamper themselves on a regular basis. It's lightly scented with Philosophy's Pure Grace fragrance, and it sinks straight into your skin.
Stockists: 0870 990 8452
- Korres Yogurt cooling gel: £14.50
Korres has been growing in popularity due to its reasonably priced homeopathy-inspired products. This is meant to be used as an after-sun gel, but if you apply it after your morning shower, it will keep you feeling refreshed all day.
Stockists: 0207 581 6455
- Dermalogica sheer tint SPF 15: £21.60
This light, oil-free moisturiser is especially good for covering up an uneven tan. It has extract of olive fruit for antioxidant protection, and it keeps the UVB at bay.
Stockists: 0800 591 818
- Caudalie nourishing: £13
A great all-over moisturiser that includes extract of grape-seed and sesame oil to nourish and protect. Lightly fragranced, it comes in a handy pump dispenser.
Stockists: 0207 304 7038
- Clarins Energizing: £18.50
If you suffer from tired or swollen legs in the heat, this emulsion could be your salvation. It includes natural plant extracts - camomile, basil, peppermint and almond oil - and smells light and fresh.
Stockists: 0800 036 3558
- Sisley tinted moisturiser: £41 - Best luxury buy
This tinted moisturiser will give you a velvety, matte complexion on hot summer days - no shiny chin or flushed cheeks.
Stockists: 0207 240 7635
- She Uemura Deepsea Therapy: £25
"Seaweed longevity extract" and "skin flora controller" don't sound like things you'd smear on to your delicate face, but this ocean-inspired range of products is ideal for dry skin. The ingredients make it really rich, and it helps you keep your tan.
- Kiehl's oil-free moisturiser: £13.50- Best buy
Without artificial colourants, it's perfect if you have normal/oily skin, and if your skin is sensitive. As it is oil-free, you don't notice it sitting on your skin, which makes it a great base for summer make-up.
Stockists: 0207 240 2411
- Body Shop Vitamin E mist: £4.50
The vitamin E cream has been The Body Shop's best-selling product for 25 years, and this face spray version is bound to be popular.
Stockists: 01903 844 4554