Summer AM Skincare Essentials 2024: Eye Creams, Serums, Moisturizers, and More

In the warmer months I like to lighten up my skincare routine, and hydration and brightening are my two of my top priorities when it comes to skincare solutions. I love formulas that keep my skin smooth and clear, but also brighten and protect all day long. It’s not only a great way to achieve that no-makeup glow, but it is effective on those really hot beach days that sunscreen reapplication is the only option. If you’re planning a skincare refresh this season, I hope these recommendations can help you find what you’re looking for!

eye creams

the brightening and fine line reducing products I use on my under eyes daily

Tula 24-7 Power Stripe – Eye balm – basically a chapstick for your eyes. Very moisturizing. Includes ingredients like caffeine, peptides and collagen to hydrate, reduce fine lines, and eye puffiness code VIVIANEAUDI

Tula Rose Glow + Get It – Layer this on top of 24-7 power stripe. Gives a nice cooling feeling as well as glow. You can wear this under and over makeup or even as a highlighter for the perfect glowy finish! code VIVIANEAUDI

Drunk Elephant C-Tango Vitamin C Eye Cream –  A restorative cream that has 8 rejuvenating peptides and 5 forms of vitamin C.  This will have you glowing from the inside out

First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Niacinamide Brightening Eye Cream – This cream has been a favorite for years and a little goes a long way. Love it as a cheekbone highlighter too! code VIVIANE15

Caudalie Resveratrol-Lift – This formula is made from a blend of resveratrol, hyaluronic acid, and vegan collagen to reduce puffiness of the under eye. Peptides and quinoa extract are included to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. I use this day or night! 

Dermalogica Vitamin C Eye Serum – Great for all skin types, this vitamin C infused eye cream helps reduce dark circles, fine lines, and wrinkles. Extremely lightweight and provides brightening to the under eye

Patchology Illuminating Eye Gels  I recently started using these under eye patches made of vitamin C and green tea. I’ve been loving them for depuffing and brightening my under eyes in the morning 


the serums I use to even, brighten, and hydrate my skin

First Aid Beauty 10% Vitamin C Brightening Serum – A staple favorite! This product helps to even and brighten skin tone and is thin and lightweight, so it absorbs fairly quick! Sensitive skin friendly without irritation or clogged pores code VIVIANE15

Tula Brightening Treatment Drops – I have been using this formula for years as well. Once again a thinner consistency, but with a rich feeling. Contains two types of Vitamin C to help treat hyperpigmentation while using a special recharger to defend against elements that create dullness. Helps to restore overall radiance code VIVIANEAUDI

Drunk Elephant C-Firma Fresh Vitamin-C Day Serum – I would note that this one has a specific smell to it, but I personally do not mind it. It’s more of a slimy consistency and absorbs well. This formula includes antioxidants and nutrients to brighten skin 

Dermalogica Biolumin Vitamin C Serum –  This formula is lightweight and helps reduce fine lines and hyperpigmentation with Vitamin C and hyaluronic acid.

Caudalie Reservatrol LiftAnother new product that I have layered into my routine that lifts, firms, and smooths the skin with vegan collagen, hyaluronic acid, and reservatrol

Moisturizers + Face Oils

the products that help to keep my entire face hydrated and moisturized

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Firming Collagen Cream – We start losing collagen at age 25 – this formula is safe for sensitive skin and perfect to incorporate into your routine. Repairs elasticity in skin while hydrating and visibly firming! code VIVIANE15

Tula 24-7 Moisture – A staple all-around great moisturizer for years now. This cream is the perfect breathable day or night cream. It is lightweight and provides all day hydration! It is also non comedogenic, so it won’t clog your pores code VIVIANEAUDI

Tatcha Dewy Skin Cream – This thick, rich, and creamy face lotion is the perfect add to your beauty routine. Extremely hydrating and amazing for dry skin. I love to apply before bed – truly feel like I wake up with the perfect glow

Drunk Elephant Marula Oil – This oil nourishes, hydrates, and softens the skin with its 100% unrefined oil that is untouched by chemicals or fragrances. I love to mix this with my daily moisturizer and follow with SPF 


my favorite everyday SPF’s that are primarily mineral-based

Sunbaked Glaze SPF 40+ Women-owned and made with such clean ingredients! I apply this every morning before my beach-walks. The active ingredients are titanium dioxide and zinc oxide with a blend of hyaluronic acid and squalene for anti-aging benefits.  Made in the USA, vegan, cruelty free, paraben free, fragrance free, hypoallergenic, and reef safe! This is amazing for everyone, especially my sensitive skin girlies! Linked here code VIV20

Tula Protect and Glow – A favorite daily sunscreen! I love wearing this on top of the mineral sunscreen and on the cheekbones for a highlighted natural look. It’s a lightweight glow sunscreen that just soaks into the skin.  SPF 30- protects from blue light and the effects of pollution code VIVIANEAUDI

First Aid Beauty Mineral Sunscreen – This is a 100% mineral SPF 30! It is lightweight and non-greasy and doesn’t leave a white cast on any skin tones! code VIVIANE15

Kopari Antioxidant Face Shield Daily 100% Mineral SPF 30 – Fragrance and cruelty free! This formula is clean and it’s lightweight texture is perfect for under makeup! code 15VIVIANE

Supergoop GlowscreenThe everyday sunscreen you can’t go wrong using! Love that it’s SPF 40 and a tinted sunscreen that acts as the perfect lightweight foundation or primer to your makeup routine

mists + facial pads

the facial pads and mists that help provide that extra glow while evening skin tone

Dr. Dennis Daily Peel PadsThis two-part facial peel pad is made of AHA/BHA and helps to smooth the skin, shrink the look of pores, and reduce fine lines. Love to use these daily to really resurface and cleanse my skin 

First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads – I love using these radiance pads every morning for the perfect light exfoliation to prep my face for skincare and makeup. I’ve seen best results with these when I use them consistently code VIVIANE15

Caudalie Essence Spray – This facial spray hydrates the skin while creating the perfect glow. It also doubles as a setting spray for makeup!


the lip balm I take with me everywhere perfect for morning, day, and night

Kopari Lip GlossyThis is the ulimate lip balm for restoring moisture to the lips. With a hydrating blend of coconut and shea butter it not only tastes amazing but is packed with incredible antioxidants  – comes 6 different shades! code 15VIVIANE

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