Top 5 pharmacy buys – skincare for summer

summer skincare


I originally wrote this post to my friends in Brazil who are going through summer right now, but it’s perfect if you live in a warm weather year around or are going on a tropical vacation.


Good morning girls!

The greatest challenge in the summer is to keep your skin fresh and dewy but not oily. With that in mind I picked some wallet friendly beauty products that are perfect for the summer. All the products I chose are great for the heat, keeping your skin healthy and dewy but never oily. Here they are:



summer skincare


1- Olay Fresh Effects shine minimizing cleanser: this cleanser promises to deep clean your pores while minimizing the shine. It delivered;  I have combination skin and my skin was clean without feeling too dry. The honeysuckle and white tea smell is nice without being overwhelming. You can use it morning and night to keep your skin shine free.

Price: US $ 2.29 – was on sale


2- Anthelios Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF50 tinted broad spectrum: I really like this sunscreen from Anthelios, it has a matte finish and lightly moisturizes. I bought this sunscreen for a trip to Brazil in December and it worked very well on high temperatures; did not leave my skin oily and the tinted color is very natural. I’m pretty picky when it comes to sunscreens; I only use the Elta MD on a daily basis (on sale at Amazon) or the Anthelios at the beach. The price is a little more expensive than the other sunscreens sold at the pharmacy, but it’s worth it.

Price: US $ 33.69


3- Stay matte primer Rimmel London: this product is new on the market and can be used before makeup or alone after cleansing your skin. It promises to keep the matte finish for up to 8 hours. I applied it before putting my make up on and it lasted all day. A great alternative for the more expensive primers we find at Sephora or department stores. If you wear makeup is a must to wear a primer – specially in the summer, so your make up doesn’t smudge.

Price: US $ 7.99

4- Clean & Clear oil absorbing sheets: as I mentioned in the previous post I always carry this product with me (you can tell by looking at the pictures that I use it a lot!) for any touch ups during the day. This Clean & Clear comes with 50 units and is very affordable. It is perfect to carry in your purse and touch up your makeup during the day; it works like a translucent powder and it’s easier to carry it.

Price: US $ 6.29


5- Vichy Thermal Spa Water: The thermal water of Vichy has 15 minerals and works as a light moisturizer for the skin. I recommend bringing in your beach bag to apply on your face throughout the day to prevent dry skin. There are several thermal waters sprays on the market, but I like the Vichy because it is  suitable for sensitive skin and do not contain parabens.

Price: US $ 14



These are my top 5 products to maintain your skin beautiful in the summer without spending too much. What is your favorite product to maintain your skin fresh in the summer?

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Beijos and have a great weekend!


All the products were purchased at CVS in New York



Hi, I'm Monica Hill. I'm a fashion blogger- turned- mompreneur who loves to help women be a #bossbabe on Instagram!

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