Five beauty products that feel like nothing on

When friends tell me they don't like putting on a lot of skincare or makeup, the usual reason is that they don't like the heavy feeling of the products on their face. Perhaps they've had negative experiences with beauty products that made their skin feel suffocated. We've all been there before. But hey, you can't let a few bad experiences spoil your interest in skincare and makeup! Here are some tried and tested products that feel light as a feather. 

Olay CC Cream

Beauty legend Olay has created a CC Cream that will make you forget you ever put it on. Aside from offering a subtle overall brightening effect to the face, the formula doesn’t alter the current state of the skin. It neither adds moisture nor dries it out. The light-reflecting cream spreads easily and is immediately absorbed by the skin. It’ll give your no-makeup look a nice boost.

Laneige Power Essential Skin Refiner Light

This toner not only feels like water, it has an energizing light cologne scent as well. While the Power Essential Skin Refiner [Light] is designed for combination to oily skin types, I have tried it on my dry skin and found it to be gentle and non-drying. Definitely ideal for when you have to layer skincare products on.

Philosophy When Hope is Not Enough Hydrating Antioxidant Serum

Serums are concentrated skincare products that usually go under moisturizers. Some are oils and some are light creams, but it’s the gel-type that matters for those who hate the sticky, greasy stuff. As a match for their award-winning moisturizer, Hope in a Jar, Philosophy released a gel serum to get all the good stuff in without clashing with Hope in a Jar’s watery-cream texture.

The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain

It’s no secret that lip and cheek stains are the way to add precious, long-lasting pigment without the weight. The Body Shop’s gel formula is an excellent medium for both lips and cheeks as the suspension of pigment means more time to blend without immediately leaving blotches of color. There might be a learning curve at first, but it’ll be full-steam ahead once you get the hang of timing when to let the product sit and when to blend away.

Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence

Biore revolutionized sunblock when it came out with an SPF 50 base that just disappears on the skin. No white cast! This stuff was invented to go under makeup, and it even feels refreshing. True to its claims, the base feels like you’re just smoothing water on. Gone are the days when the higher levels of SPF had to come from thick, mask-like creams. Check out our full review here.

If like me, you have friends who are put off by that heavy feeling, make sure to tell them about these light as a feather picks. You should try them yourself, too, especially if you don't want to compound the summer heat with too-heavy products. And if you have your own lightweight picks, do make sure to share them in the comments below!