Between the scorching sun, horrendous humidity, and rising temperatures, the summer season sure does a number on our skin. Whether your complexion feels dry and flaky thanks to the constant stream of office air-conditioning or oily and greasy from walking around the concrete jungle, there’s one product all New Yorkers should incorporate into their daily beauty routine—moisturizer. Though it may seem logical to forgo this step in the balmy summer months when skin is naturally more slick, the lack of moisture can actually make you break out more! To keep your skin smooth and supple all summer long, Haute Living has rounded up the best moisturizers, perfect for both men and women.
SK-II LXP Ultimate Revival Cream
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Want firmer, nourished, and more radiant skin in just three days? Then check out SK-II’s LXP Ultimate Revival Cream ($385). Infused with 15 carefully selected skin-conditioning ingredients, this powerful facial cream not only locks in moisture for an astounding 12 hours, but also improves your skin’s elasticity and texture with continued use.
Fresh Crème Ancienne
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Couture connoisseurs will flip for this hydrating face cream, which is handmade by monks in a monastery ($280). Because of the delicate nature of the ingredients, each concoction must be poured in a particular sequence at a determined temperature—a careful process that can only be done by hand. It’s also free of parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, petrochemicals, phthalates, GMOs, and triclosan so it’s perfect for those with sensitive skin.
Chanel Sublimage Le Fluide
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Banish fine lines, wrinkles, and dullness with Chanel’s Sublimage Le Fluide face cream, infused with ultra-pure natural ingredients ($310). Unlike other moisturizers that can leave your skin shiny, this lightweight moisturizer has a matte-like finish so feel free to skip foundation on super scorching days. Even better—it’s ideal for all skin types.
Crème de la mer
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Though we all want that sun-kissed glow, catching rays can cause skin to feel super tight and dry. Rejuvenate your complexion with crème de la mer, an ultra-rich, dewy moisturizing lotion. This potent day cream reduces the appearance of fine lines, minimizes pores, and infuses much-need moisture into over-sunned skin.