Hydrating Day Creams For Summer

In the summer months we all want a gorgeous, glowing complexion. But a summer glow starts with hydrated skin, so first thing’s first, it’s time to moisturise! These hydrating day creams should be top of your wish list.

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In the summer months you need to revamp your skincare routine to ensure your skin stays hydrated and radiant, whatever the weather. As the master of nude, my looks always start with great skin, and in the summer this means starting with one of the best hydrating day creams as the foundation for your makeup application. Not sure where to start? Here, I’ve recommended my favourite hydrating day creams for summer, from Sarah Chapman to Augustinus Bader, to help you achieve a flawless and glowing complexion all season long.


SARAH CHAPMAN | Skinesis Dynamic Defence SPF15 Anti-Ageing Cream

This multitasking day cream from Sarah Chapman is a summer must-have. Its lightweight formula provides essential hydration while offering broad-spectrum SPF 15 protection against UV rays. A potent blend of antioxidants and peptides helps to nourish and protect the skin, leaving it plump, smooth, and ready for flawless makeup application.


Renowned for its transformative properties, Augustinus Bader’s The Cream is a cult-favourite among celebrities and skincare enthusiasts (and with me!). This luxurious day cream deeply moisturises the skin and supports its natural rejuvenation process, making it one of the best hydrating day creams on the market.

CHARLOTTE TILBURY | Magic Cream Light Moisturizer

Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Cream really is magic when it comes to hydrating the skin. Enriched with a potent blend of hydrating and nourishing ingredients, it instantly transforms dull and tired-looking skin into a luminous and glowing complexion.

LA MER | The Moisturizing Soft Cream

This light day cream cream infuses the skin with a surge of hydration, helping to improve texture, restore radiance, and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Its lightweight formula makes it ideal for summer, leaving your skin supple and ready for makeup.

TATCHA | The Water Cream

Looking for a lightweight and oil-free moisturiser? Formulated with Japanese wild rose and a blend of botanicals, this cream hydrates the skin without leaving a greasy residue. It absorbs quickly, delivering a refreshing sensation and promoting a smooth and plump complexion.


Infused with powerful ingredients this celebrity favourite deeply moisturises and nourishes the skin, leaving it supple and radiant. Its lightweight texture absorbs quickly, making it an excellent choice for a hydrating day cream to create a perfect canvas for flawless makeup all summer long.

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