When the heat leaves your skin looking pretty much reptilian, more moisture is in order. But sometimes, even when you pump up the layers of your usual moisturizer, your face still feels dry and scaly AF. Why?!

Before you despair, hear this: not all moisturizers are made equal. Some hydrate the skin better than others by counteracting the effects of harsh weather (hot or cold). So if you’re experiencing Sahara-desert skin right now, try one of the 6 moisturizers in this list. They’re designed to feed, soothe, and restore dry skin, all without weighing you down in the thick of summer.

1. Aloe Derma Daily Moisturizing Cream, P655
This day cream relieves dryness, tightness, and flaking with an infusion of aloe vera. As you probably already know, aloe rejuvenates the skin and helps lock in moisture.

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2. Innisfree The Green Tea Seed Cream, P1,190
This lightweight but intensely hydrating cream will smooth over the issues of a dehydrated face. Its active ingredients, green tea and green tea oil, are sourced from skincare mecca Jeju Island and renowned for their healing power on the skin. Trust in this moisturizer to soothe dryness, diminish redness, and fight off free radicals.

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3. Olay 7 in 1 Day Cream (50g), P789
This cream isn’t called “7-in-1” for nothing. It moisturizes the skin like a spa treatment while treating all signs of skin-aging: dark spots, dryness, wrinkles, dull tone, rough texture, poor radiance, and large pores. It also has SPF15 and makes a great makeup primer.

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4. Skin Genie Immortal Gel Moisturizer, P350
This moisturizer has a nourishing gel consistency that sinks into your skin faster than you can say, “It’s getting hot in here!” With a hefty dose of anti-aging ingredients, this formula pumps the skin full of moisture while also keeping it bright and glowing.

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5. UGB Super Aqua Cream, P1,900
This rich cream contains royal jelly extract, which seals in your skin’s existing moisture level while simultaneously feeding it more. This system ultimately brings you skin that looks healthy on the outside and feels healthy on the inside.

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6. Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Cream, P2,598
The ceramides in this cream form a barrier over the skin to trap much-needed moisture under the surface. It diminishes rough patches and prevents any further water loss due to heat. If that sounds heavy to you, rest assured that this formula is still summer-friendly despite all its frills.

Shop it here.

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