14 Of The Best Lightweight Moisturizers You Can Get On Amazon
Feel hydrated without making your skin feel heavy and oily in the summer heat!
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Garnier SkinActive Moisture Rescue Face Moisturizer is packed with vitamin C and antioxidants, and it feels super refreshing after a day in the summer sun.
Promising review: " This moisturizer doesn't feel greasy in the slightest, yet it is immediately soothing and it feels like your skin is drinking it in. You can wear it under makeup during the day or at night. I can't say enough good things about this product! I'm 43 and still get hormonal acne every month, and this product has never made it worse, and has actually helped clear it up when my skin, despite the pimples, has gotten too dry due from astringents and other facial cleansers for oily skin." — Maria
TruSkin Vitamin C Daily Facial Moisturizer brightens your skin with a formula of 15% vitamin C, vitamin B, organic jojoba oil, and green tea! Did I mention it's cruelty-free?!
Promising review: "I really enjoy using products with vitamin c in them but serums tend to be ridiculously expensive or leave a sticky feeling . I enjoy this particular product because of the lightweight formula that lets me use it under makeup with no issues!! It's easily a night or day moisturizer and if you're looking to brighten your skin and feel refreshed, this is the one." — Muse
Ancient Greek Remedy Oil is cold-pressed, vegan, and versatile enough to use it on your skin, hair, and nails for any light moisturizing needs — without clogging pores or disrupting your skin's natural oil balance.
Promising review: "I'm on my second bottle. It's lightweight, absorbs easily, smells good, and helps my dry hands and nails. I use it on my face; it doesn't clog my pores. I use it on my hair to soften it, 'cause it's on the wavy, coarse side. Very reasonably priced. Customer service is excellent." — J
CeraVe Moisturizing Cream builds up a protective layer for the skin to fight against dryness overtime. It instantly relieves dry skin after a shower or washing your face without feeling like you're too greasy post-wash.
Promising review: "I use this product typically once a day, after showering or after I’ve washed my face and it works all day. I can’t recommend this enough. It is lightweight, not greasy, doesn’t have a strong smell, and it makes my face look so healthy and soft. I don’t plan to buy anything else!" — Eric
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream quenches your skin like a tall iced tea quenches your thirst! This jar will be your go-to after the shower or after a dip in the chlorinated pool (which dries my skin right out!).
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Promising review: "This is the most amazing moisturizer I have ever used. I have an oily t-zone, and have always had a hard time with moisturizers feeling greasy on my skin. This one is so light but so effective. A tiny little bit covers your entire face, and it feels like you have nothing on your face at all. You're left with your skin feeling soft and smooth." — Charlotte Price: $16.17
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Freeman Feeling Beautiful Honeydew and Chamomile Sleeping Mask hydrates your skin with honeydew and chamomile overnight, while keeping your skin feeling refreshed and lightweight come morning.
Promising review: "I am a huge fan of Freeman's products. They aren't terribly expensive and they work. This is a great lightweight way to moisturize your face if you live in a very dry climate. I love putting this on after a mud mask or a peel mask for overnight. You do have to make sure you wash it off in the morning though. It is nice and clean smelling. The melon smell is not very strong, just enough. My skin always feels good the next morning after using it."— howsitgoing
Promising review: "I have very acne-prone skin that is sensitive to most moisturizers out there. I have found this and the other skinActive moisturizers to be the best moisturizers/sunblock for my skin. Since using this product I have noticed a reduction in red pimples and in skin dryness. I would recommend this product if you are looking for a lightweight moisturizer that you can use year round."— collegestudent
L'Oreal Paris Skincare Hydra Genius pumps hyaluronic acid and aloe water into your pores for a quickly absorbed hydro-blast your skin is begging you for in mid-July!
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Promising review: "This is the absolute best facial moisturizer I have ever bought. I generally do not like facial moisturizers, because they end up feeling oily and making my acne worse, but not this! It's an ice gel texture that melts into your skin and it does not leave your face feeling greasy. I love this stuff so much! It has a great fragrance and I can see a notable difference in the mirror!" — coupleofnerds
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Promising review: "Amazing! I have sensitive/acne-prone skin and sunscreen is my worst nightmare. I know that I have to wear it to combat sun damage but hate how bad it breaks me out. Not so with this product, it is incredibly lightweight, not too tinted, and sinks into the skin without leaving any residue. I have been using this under makeup as somewhat of a primer and I really like it. It also doesn't irritate my eyes like most sunscreens tend to do, I apply this right up to my lower lash line with no issues!" — Stella
Price: $11.01 (available in three shades and five styles).
Eve Hansen Hyaluronic Acid Cream soothes damaged skin from the hot sun with vitamin E and uses organic, vegan and cuelty-free ingredients.
Promising review: "I love this cream! It is light enough for daytime wear and has so many good things in it. I have been using it for about three months now. I have ordered twice now and had no issues with shipping, they are well packaged and have a protective 'seal' of sorts to prevent leaking or contamination of the cream." — Carl
Pacifica Beauty Coconut Probiotic Water Rehab Cream sets the skin in the right mood for the beach with its fresh coconut smell and hydrating ingredients.
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Promising review: "This stuff is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! As always, Pacifica products do what they promise, and this one is not an exception. Excellent for those who sleep just a few hours per night due to demanding lives. The lotion is ultra smooth and non-greasy, absorbs quickly, and leaves the skin feeling nourished and pampered. I use it as a night cream and wake up feeling like it really worked. My face loves it! Plus, it is 100% VEGAN and CRUELTY-FREE and smells amazing." — MDDM
Vanicream Moisturizing Skin Cream instantly soothes red and irritated skin with a dermatologist tested formula with no frills, no smells, and no harmful ingredients!
Promising review: "This product is light and still proves to be a great moisturizer for the skin. Great for anyone who has dry skin and does not like the weight and heaviness of some of the other moisturizer products on the market." — Sue S
Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre (daily face and body cream) is compact enough to take it on-the-go for a little light moisturizing throughout the day.
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Promising review: "I absolutely love, love, love this product. It is lightweight and absorbs into my skin very quickly and gives me all day moisture to my skin. I am so glad I tried this product. It is very inexpensive compared to higher end moisturizers and works just as well. I use this for both personal use and in my makeup freelance kit."— Erin Desch
PÜR 4-in-1 Tinted Moisturizer checks all the boxes with its shea butter and SPF 20 formula to hydrate while it protects your skin. The dewy finish is sheer enough for just the amount of coverage you need with the lightweight feeling you want.
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Promising review: "I love this brand because it doesn’t have super harsh ingredients. I have VERY sensitive skin and am prone to eczema BREAKOUTS especially with makeup! This is excellent coverage, lightweight and shields my face from the sun! You can’t even tell you’re wearing anything! My face just looks naturally moisturized and dewy! The light/med coverage is pretty good for fair to lightly tan skin it’s very blend able." — Tarron
Price: $23 (available in four shades)
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