The 15 Best Summer Beauty Products of 2022

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best summer beauty products

Summer is my favorite season! Think of summer travelbeach days, and summer Fridays. But, it’s not the easiest season for my skin. Given the weather conditions, I adjust my summer skincare routine to account for the warmth and humidity. And my summer beauty products are crucial to ensuring my skin is healthy and hydrated. 

Keep reading to find out my top picks for protecting yourself from the sun, keeping your skin hydrated without heaviness, and much more. Whether you’re at the pool, on a rooftop, or in your backyard, these are the best summer beauty products I recommend.

The Best Summer Beauty Products of 2022

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Avène Thermal Spring Water

best summer beauty products - Avène Thermal Spring Water

Face mists are one of the necessary summer beauty products since they feel oh-so-refreshing when it’s hot outside. But that’s not the only reason I recommend Avène Thermal Spring Water. Besides quenching thirsty skin with lightweight hydrators, it’s also rich in postbiotic microflora to help calm and soothe the skin.

Clean Skin Club Clean Towels – Travel Size

best summer beauty products - clean skin club clean towels

I travel the most in the summer, so having travel-size versions of my favorite beauty products are always a plus. Clean Skin Club came out with a travel-size version of their Clean Towels last year. I no longer have to put my disposable face towels in a zip lock bag when I travel.

Learn more about my love for Clean Skin Club Clean Towels here. And use promo code BEAUTYINCOLORBLOG at checkout for 20% off your purchase.

Common Heir Vitamin C Serum Capsules

best summer beauty products - Common Heir Vitamin C Serum

Vitamin C serum is a must-have in my skincare routine all year round. And antioxidants like vitamin C are crucial to wear under your sunscreen. They neutralize free radicals, making your SPF more effective. The Common Heir Vitamin C Serum is a gentle formula with 10% THD (a concentrated Vitamin C derivative that’s non-irritating). This serum is also an ideal summer beauty product when you travel because it comes in single-dose capsules. Vitamin C oxidizes quickly and loses efficacy when exposed to light and air, so these are great on the go. These capsules ensure a lifespan of up to 18 months.

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Eucerin Sunscreens

Best summer beauty products - eucerin sunscreens

Sunscreens are essential summer beauty products, and the best formulas are the ones you’ll use consistently.

The Eucerin sunscreens are some of my personal favorites. They’re fragrance-free, easy to rub in, lightweight, and the brand has options for your face and body. 

La Roche-Posay Hyalu B5 Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum 

best summer beauty products - La Roche-Posay Hyalu B5 Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum 

Beauty products that help keep your skin plump and dewy are necessary for summer, and hyaluronic acid serums are one of them. The La Roche-Posay Hyalu B5 Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum gives you the hydration you need underneath your daily moisturizer or sunscreen. I like its viscous formula that combines the power of hyaluronic acid with vitamin B5. It keeps my skin soft, dewy, and plump.

Megababe Thigh Rescue

best summer beauty products - Megababe Thigh Rescue

A chafing stick is another necessary summer beauty product. Since I wear shorts and dresses more in the summer, I’m more prone to chafing. Chafing happens when your skin rubs together (like your thighs), which leads to sore, irritated skin. So, I recommend Megababe Thigh Rescue, which lubricates the area to minimize friction.

Naturium Body Washes & Body Lotion

best summer beauty products - Naturium Bodycare

Body acne is a common warm-weather problem due to sweat, increased oil production, and occlusive sunscreens. So, the best summer beauty products list must include good body care. I’ve been enjoying Naturium’s body care. Their Perfector Salicylic Acid Body Wash contains salicylic acid to help clear clogged pores and smooth skin without dryness or irritation. Their  Bio-Lipid Restoring Body Lotion is creamy yet absorbs quickly without a greasy residue. I’d dare to say it’s the drugstore dupe for Kiehl’s Creme de Corps.

Necessaire Body Serum & Lotion

best summer beauty products - Necessaire Body serum and body lotion

Another excellent summer body care combo is the Nécessaire body serum and body lotion. The Body Serum is great for added hydration, and The Body Lotion is the perfect summer body lotion for dry skin.

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NIOD Modulating Glucosides

NIOD Modulating Glucosides is a perfect summer beauty product to apply post-sun exposure. This serum helps reduce redness related to irritation and soothe the skin and is especially helpful after sunburn.

Paula’s Choice Hyaluronic Acid + Peptide Lip Booster

Lips need love, especially in the summer. The Paula’s Choice Hyaluronic + Peptide Lip Booster is an anti-aging lip treatment infused with hyaluronic acid, peptides, and squalane to keep your lips soft, supple, and hydrated. The cooling applicator is a plus too!

Paula’s Choice Sunscreens

best summer beauty products - Paulas choice sunscreen

We all know that sunscreens are essential summer beauty products, and the best formulas are the ones you’ll use consistently. 

The Paula’s Choice sunscreens are another personal favorite since they’re fragrance-free, easy to rub in, and lightweight. 

Rose Ingleton MD SuperFruit Brightening Cleanser

While creamy cleansers are lovely in the winter, most of us can handle gel formulas in the summertime, even if your skin is on the drier side. We need more help removing daily sweat and sunscreen in the summer months. The Rose Ingleton MD SuperFruit Brightening Cleanser has become a new summer beauty product favorite. This daily cleanser removes dirt and impurities without over-cleansing or drying the skin.

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Schwanen Garten Rinse-Free Hand Wash Gel

I can’t talk about summer beauty products and not mention hand sanitizer. I mean, every handbag needs a travel-sized bottle of hand sanitizer for disinfecting your hands on the go. The Schwanen Garten Rinse-Free Hand Wash Gel not only kills germs but also smells lovely (with lavender oil as the last ingredient in the formula) and doesn’t dry out my skin.

Skinfix Barrier+ Skin Barrier Niacinamide Restoring Gel Cream

best summer beauty products - Skinfix Barrier+ Skin Barrier Niacinamide Restoring Gel Cream

A mandatory summer beauty product is a lightweight moisturizer. The SkinFix Skin Barrier Restoring Gel Cream has a light gel-cream texture that glides on easily and immediately absorbs into the skin. The texture makes it the perfect face cream for oily skin all year round and great for normal/dry skin in the summertime.

This moisturizer is essentially a lighter version of the cream counterpart I’ve raved about for years.

WELLinsulated® Performance Bags

best summer beauty products - WELLinsulated® Performance Bags

If you travel, it’s time to upgrade your toiletry bag. It turns out that where we store our beauty products makes a huge difference. We don’t want the heat and air conditioning to affect our summer beauty products efficacy. WELLinsulated® Performance bags are designed with high-performance materials to protect the integrity of your skincare and makeup. And they’re super chic.


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