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    29 Skincare Products That’ll Actually Make A Difference This Summer

    The vibe this summer: glowy, fresh skin.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Some may have been sent as samples, but all opinions and reviews are our own. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. Bliss Jelly Glow Peel supplies a gentle, cruelty-free exfoliation to remove any dead skin that can build up over time spent in the sun. It features fruit enzymes, coconut fruit extract, and vitamin B5 that won't feel scratchy like other exfoliators, and will leave skin buttery smooth.

    Four pink exfoliating scrubs

    2. Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen goes on clear and feels weightless without the sunscreen stench. I HATE putting on facial sunscreen but I LOVE this.

    3. Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Face Oil reduces redness with its soothing blend of omegas and vitamin E. It's fragrance-free and great for oily, dry, and combination skin types. For that extra summer dewiness, pop this on before your makeup.

    BuzzFeed writer holding product in their hand

    4. Malaya Hydrating Mist regenerates skin with rose and butterfly pea powder for a soothing spritz. If your skin is feeling a little burnt from too much sun exposure, spray a bit of this on for a lovely ~refresher.~

    Bottle of hydrating mist

    5. Bella Skin Beauty The Eye Serum boosts tired skin with 13 essential oils and aloe vera. Staying up too late on those wild summer nights? Pop this on the next morning...AKA — hit that "reset button".

    Bottle of serum on white table

    6. The Body Shop Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask helps achieve a clearer complexion (see ya sunscreen breakouts) with ingredients like salicylic acid and tea tree oil. This is an amazing product for oily skin types.

    Hand digging into green jar of product

    7. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay works wonders for makeup-clogged pores (thanks hot weather), by deep cleaning with apple cider vinegar and calcium bentonite. It has over 42,400+ 5-star reviews, because it's just ~that~ effective.

    8. Fresh Age-Delay Eye Concentrate features black tea to firm and de-puff the eye area in case you stayed up all night by the fire pit and need to look like you got a full eight hours.

    black tea age-delay eye concentrate

    9. BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Defense protects skin against harmful indoor and outdoor light damage. It features SPF 30 that can protect your skin from — yep, even blue light that comes from your tech devices.

    bareMinerals complexion rescue defense

    10. Alder New York Smoothing Face Mask contains hyaluronic acid and clay that'll gently exfoliate and nourish skin. It has a creamy gel texture and features activated charcoal for a deep pore clean so after a long day of baked on makeup, you won't have to worry about breaking out.

    11. Peach Slices Acne Spot Dots effectively remove pimples and surfaces them to the skin (or vanishes them completely). Going on vay-k in the AM? Place them on before bed and wake up to clearer skin...literally.

    Person wearing acne spot dots

    12. Bathing Culture Golden Hour Hydrosol Mist features a blend of Moroccan neroli and rose flowers for a great toner you'll love adding to your skincare regimen, or as a makeup refresher spray. It basically smells like summer.

    Bathing Culture Golden Hour Hydrosol Mist

    13. Paula's Choice 2% BHA liquid exfoliant gently exfoliates to minimize the look of pores while simultaneously soothing skin so it's less inflamed and irritated. This is great for those "I was sweating at the bar last night and am starting to break out" moments.

    14. Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water removes dead skin and makeup before you move on to the rest of your skincare routine. Use this before your cleanser so when you wash off that SPF after a day at the pool, you can remove any additional remnants that you may have been left behind seamlessly.

    The makeup remover held in someone's hand.

    15. TruSkin Naturals Vitamin C Serum features vitamin E and additional plant-based ingredients to add hydration back to the skin after your face cleansing sesh. If the summer heat dried out your skin, bring it back to life with this serum.

    on the left, a person with blemishes and on the right the same person with fewer blemishes

    16. Bubble Wipe Out removes makeup with its simple formula and even eliminates traces of waterproof mascara! Kick makeup remover wipes to the curb and opt for this gentler must-have. Massage it on dry or wet skin and then rinse.

    mackenzie ziegler using wipe out

    17. Baebody Eye Gel wakes up the eye area so you can fool everyone into thinking you didn't stay up all night at the beach bar. Vitamin E, jojoba oil, and amino acids work in tandem to add moisture to the under eyes that'll make it look like you got all eight hours of beauty rest.

    18. PleasingCare Natural Premium Oil Blotting Tissues soaks up face oil that can build up on the skin, particularly in the T-zone — it wouldn't be summer without excess sweat and oil. It's quite satisfying to see the sheet post blotting.

    19. Lanolips 101 Ointment Superbalm rejuvenates chapped lips, which is a MUST after sunburn (make sure to apply an SPF balm to the lips anyway)! Apply this balm wherever else you need some extra moisture as well (cuticles, skin, etc.)

    before and after using lanolips on chapped lips

    20. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Medicated Gel Acne Cleanser aids in fighting acne and is super gentle. If you prefer to cleanse twice a day this is perf. It will help eliminate excess skin oil to prevent breakouts and skin inflammation. If you're getting acne post sunscreen wear, be sure to opt for an oil-free sunscreen to diminish those painful bumps.

    before and after with a forehead covered in bright red breakouts and the same forehead nearly free of breakouts

    21. A hydrating lip mask from I Dew Care for a plush pout so you can kiss the chapped summer crusties goodbye.

    22. Bio-Oil soothes and improves the appearance of scars, stretch marks, and uneven skintones. You can even use it on your hair for extra shine and taming. This multi-purpose oil is a true skincare superhero. Apply some of this onto your hair after emerging from the salty ocean water (that most likely dehydrated it).

    23. Glossier's The Skincare Edit consists of every product you will ever need to conquer a top-notch skincare routine. What better time to revamp that skincare regimen than summertime?

    24. Klur Symmetry fluid creates a breathable barrier between skin and potential exposure to urban pollution. I use this serum each and every day and I've noticed incredible results in my skin's texture.

    klur symmetry fluid

    25. Versed Cleansing Balm removes makeup quickly and efficiently. If you prefer to take your makeup off in the shower and would rather wash your face, hair, and body all at the same time, then this is your new holy grail. Ingredients like soothing eucalyptus oil and vitamin E make for a hydrating cleanse. The quicker you can get off that makeup you've been wearing in the heat all day, the better.

    26. Bioré Deep Cleansing Pore Strips remove dirt and oil from clogged pores. The satisfaction of peeling this off is incredible. (Just don't use these if you're sunburned!)

    27. Tower 28 Daily Rescue Facial Spray soothes dry skin and is perfect to keep handy in your bag on hot days. It's great for sensitive skin and doesn't contain alcohol, oil, or fragrance.

    28. Cranberry and perilla facial oil features pearl powder for a glowy look that'll look youthful and hydrated under your foundation. It has an array of hydrating oils like cranberry seed oil, Brazil nut oil, and lavender oil.

    cranberry and perilla facial oil

    29. Aluminum-free deodorant keeps sweaty pits at bay with it's smooth blend of shea and cocoa butters. If you're looking to head out on a run in the summer heat, this will be your new BFF.

    reviewer image of deodorant

    When you're feeling cute after slaying your summer skincare routine.